“Out of the Box” CCC is putting on this Christmas musical with puppets at CCC on Wednesday 11th December 2019. It is from 6pm to 7pm and we invite parents to come with their children and stay for the performance. It is free.
We want as many people as possible to enjoy this so I am asking please if you would let the parents know this is happening. Here are a couple of links and it would be brilliant if you could post this on to your social media channels.
This year Ross County’s Community Department are running an Xmas Bonanza on the 21st and 22nd December for 5 to 12 year olds.
Over the 2 days everyone attending will receive 8 hours of football, 2 tickets to Ross County’s match against Motherwell on Boxing Day and a Christmas gift. I have attached the poster for full details.
This year’s school Christmas Lunch will be on Thursday 19th December.
To ensure the kitchen can cater for the required number of children,
if you would like your child/ren to have Christmas Lunch then please
fill out the slip that will be sent home and return (with your payment if applicable)
on Monday 16th December.
Nursery – Please speak to Nursery staff regarding this if your child normally stays for lunch.
P1-P3 Free (please still fill in the slip)
P4-P7 £2.30 same as normal school lunch.
Winter Show Ticket Reminder: Additional tickets have now been released for the Winter Show performances at 9.30am and 1.45pm on Wed 11th Dec – please either come to the office to get your additional tickets, or send d your child in with the money in an envelope stating how many tickets are required and for which performance, we will then send the tickets home with your child.
Just to advise parents due to pick up children at 2.45pm on Wed 10th , that although we will do our very best to keep as close to time as possible, sometimes things can over run. The children have been working so hard over the past 6 weeks that this is sure to be a wonderful performance, so it will be worth a short wait after school.
If this possible delay at pick up time causes any issues for parents, please do let us know and we will do our absolute best to get your child out on time. For those that are happy and able to wait, we really do appreciate your understanding and hope to see as many of you at the performances a possible.
The show will start promptly at 1.45pm, so please ensure you arrive early enough to take your seat before the children begin. Doors will open at 1.30pm.
Additional tickets will be released on Monday from the waiting list we have already, we should be able to fulfill them.
If you haven’t already got tickets and are unable to pop into school, please feel free to send money in with your child stating how many tickets you require and for which perfromance. Just to remind you that it’s £3 per adult attending and includes refreshments.
The PC have organised a wee Xmas Jumper Swap/Shop. If you have any old kids jumpers or adults jumpers/tops you want rid of, then please put into the meeting room.. or if you fancy a new one – come and swap!
The shop will be open every day from this Friday 2.30 – 3pm for parents to pop in and either swap or buy for small donation.
Please see attached.
Please also note the following:
- There will be an ASN Parental Consultation for all parents with children requiring ASN input at the Inverness Royal Academy on Monday 2nd December at 6pm.
2. Polling 12th Dec
As your school will be closed on Thursday 12th December, the HC want to ensure that all pupils including nursery pupils can have access to a meal for Thursday 12th December. We can offer this as a pre order packed lunch option which would either be taken home by pupils at the end of the school day on Wednesday 11th December or collected by parents/carers at a suitable place within your school on the morning of the 12th December.
The packed lunch offering will consist of:-
Ham or cheese sandwich Piece of fruit Traybake Yoghurt Water (Some items may vary dependant on availability)
The catering service need the pre-order numbers by Thursday 5th December, to allow time for ordering the necessary stock for both food and packaging supplies. Could you please make parents aware that this service is available to all pupils, i.e those paying and those entitled to a free school meal. The cost will be the normal price of a school meal at £2.30.
Packed lunches would have to be pre ordered – orders and payments to the relevant school kitchen by Thursday 5th December.
There are two possible options for pre order collection, please decide which is the best option for your school:-
Packed lunches would be made up and available for pupils to take home at the end of the school day on Wednesday 11th December.
Packed lunches are made up on the morning of Thursday 12th December ready for parent/carer collection at an agreed time and area of the school.
It is important to let parents/carers know that once all packed lunches are collected and taken home/away, Highland Council will not accept further responsibility, it will be up to parents and carers to accept responsibility for the appropriate storage of the packed lunch in relation to food safety.
3. School Absences – If it is more convenient for you to report a school absence via email, may I politely request you email – holm.primary@highland .gov.uk as this is monitored by both myself and Mrs Thomson, so if it is a day where either of us are not working, your email will still be seen. If it sent to our personal school email addresses, it may not be seen on the day required. You can of course use the absence line – 01463 232697
Holm Primary now has its own team of budding reporters. P4 pupils have been working with Mr Evans, a former journalist. They have been learning about the media, how to research and write stories and talking about the big issues of the moment.
We’ll be posting their stories on the blog as they progress with their writing. So here are their first efforts – keep an eye on the blog to read more in the future…
Holm Primary News
By Erin and Charley
Welcome to Holm Primary News.
This term we interviewed Mr Ross. He very kindly answered all of our questions and even told us some funny stories too.
One day Mr Ross went to gel his hair and there wasn’t any gel so he used shampoo instead. Then he went to school. He went outside and it started raining and his hair went all bubbly!
Also he ripped his trousers. Not once, not twice, but three times in primary 7!!!! He was very embarrassed!!
We also asked Mr Ross about his new baby girl and how her name was chosen.
He said: “We made a list of names then scored them out of five and Ellie was the name that got the most votes.”
Holm Primary News
By Cameron and Emily
We have a new head teacher at our school. Her name is Mrs Mackay.
When we interviewed her she told us that her favourite things are shopping, gardening and family time.
In school now we have a reward scheme called Going for Gold. Pupils get rewards for kindness.
A silver card is if you do a kind thing. If you get 10 silver cards you get a gold card!!!
Before Mrs Mackay came to this school she was a head teacher at Teanassie, Dochgarroch and Tornacross.
She has been teaching for 12 years but she hasn’t always been a teacher. She also worked as a science development officer for a year.