Please read the message below from Hamilton Town House Library
My name is Elaine, and I am the new Children’s Assistant for Hamilton Town House Library. I am getting in touch today to introduce myself, and to share a link to our Summer Reading Challenge advert. Please do share this with your mailing list, if you are able, and hopefully this will encourage children and their carers to sign up.
Ordinarily, I would arrange to visit schools to promote the Summer Reading Challenge, but unfortunately time restraints have not allowed me to do so this year. However, I would love to have the opportunity to visit in the new term to promote the library, and to meet you all in person. Moreover, it will be lovely to be able to welcome your staff and pupils into Hamilton Town House Library in the new term, please feel free to contact me should you wish to arrange a visit to the library for the coming academic year.
I wish you all a wonderful summer break and I look forward to hearing from you!
Please take time to read the message we received regarding free bus travel for young people.
Please may I ask for your support by encouraging young people and families to apply for the Young Person’s Free Bus Travel Scheme.
It would be greatly appreciated if the details of the website below could be highlighted on the school’s communication channels. Also, please feel free to share with the Parent Council.
The campaign website for the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme, freebus.scot is now live. Please apply.
Further information for schools
The website contains lots of helpful information for families and young people about free bus travel, how it works, how to apply, the benefits and some tips for travelling safely too. It also features the decision tool feature, to help make it easier for people to understand the different ways they can apply.
There is also a dedicated page with digital resources for stakeholders. You are welcome to look over these and make use of any relevant materials.
The resources available include:
The updated customer service toolkit
Digital marketing materials such as posters and leaflets
These materials will be updated as required but will always be hosted on the resources for stakeholders’ section of freebus.scot. If you require any more information, or if there are any further digital assets that you feel would be beneficial, please feel free to get in touch.
Parents/Carers – The Parent Council are delighted that the Spring Fayre and
plant sale will return this May after a 2 year absence due to lockdowns and
restrictions. The fayre will be held in
the playground and will feature:
quality bedding plants from a Lanarkshire plant nursery
selling Home Baking
tickets on sale to win gift hampers – raffle tickets can be bought on the day of
the fayre plus Parent pay will be open to buy raffle tickets from 9th
and games for children in the school playground organised by St John’s senior
To make the day a
success and raise funds for the school we’re asking for your support and help
with the following;
of items to make up the gift hampers should be handed in to the school by 3pm Friday
6th May. Suggested items – wine, craft beers, spirits, boxes of
chocolates and sweets, candles, toiletries and gift sets etc.
baking packaged or wrapped to sell should be handed in to the school on Friday
the 13th or dropped off just before the fayre starts on the Saturday
morning. If you hand your items in in a box or tin that you would like returned
to you please label it.
need a few volunteers to help set up and run the plant and baking stalls on the
Saturday morning and to sell raffle tickets – contact us through the parent
council Facebook page or email email@example.com if you can help, many thanks.
Thank you for your
continued support, see you on the 14th!!
Early Years Worker, has organised a Nature Hunt on Thursday 31 March.
We are asking
Parents/Carers to sponsor children to try to find as many different hidden
things in our Forest School Area at the back of our playground.
Clues will be
set out for children to solve and to identify different types of plants,
animals, trees and insects which live in this area. Caroline has created
trickier clues for older children and fun activities for younger pupils.
completing the Nature Hunt our Catering Staff are offering fruit cups for each
child with fruit chopped and ready to eat.
Parent Pay is
open from Monday 21 March until Friday 1 April for parents to pay in sponsor
We are asking
Parents/Carers to consider sponsoring their child to raise money for our school
We use the
school fund to supplement school activities like swimming, transport for trips,
art and craft materials and sports equipment.
will participate in the Nature Hunt and on this day do not need to wear school
uniform. Children need to wear clothing which is suitable for being outdoors-
joggers/ leggings/ sweatshirt/
t-shirt and a jacket in case of rain.
We are very
much looking forward to this activity and a chance to be outdoors.
If any Parent/
Carer has a PVG and is able to spare a few hours to help direct children around
the nature area, please call the school office to arrange a suitable time.
Thank you in
advance for all your help and support.