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.
Please take time to read the letter below which was compiled after recent meetings of our Pupil Voice groups.
Also, please have a look at the poster the pupils made.
Proud to be a Gold Rights
At the moment our Pupil Voice groups are leading a Road Safety campaign
to make walking to and from St John’s safer for everyone.
We would like to remind everyone that there is a 20mph speed limit outside our school. Recently, some of our Rights
Respecting School committee met with local MSP, Monica Lennon and raised their
concerns about poor signage of the speed limit.
We would also like your support in using our designated Park and Stride
at the Bent car park. Only authorised vehicles- school transport and Blue/Red
badge holders should come in the school grounds and use the car park. This
limits the number of vehicles near our school and helps keep our children safe.
Our Pupil Voice groups will continue to work on this campaign over the
coming weeks and have lots of great ideas to improve road safety.