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Mayfield Primary School Parent Council have been awarded £9,040.00, to reduce the cost for families of their children attending school.

This is a project funded by the Scottish Government and supported by Midlothian Council Communities Team, Mayfield PS Parent Council and Mayfield PS Staff.

The project has worked with Parent Council members, Students and Teachers to examine issues that had an impact on the cost of the school day for families with Primary age children. They came up with ideas for projects aimed at reducing the cost of the school day.

14 Projects have been costed and proposed.

Students, Parents and Teachers will be asked to vote for projects that they wish to be funded,  voting will take place during the week beginning 22 May 2018.

You can vote for the projects you wish to be funded by using stickers (dots) and placing them on the descriptions of the projects.  Please pop into school office anytime this week to cast your votes.  Voting closes Friday 25th May at 12 noon.

You can also vote online @

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MayfieldPSCOSD

 

The project with the highest number of votes will then be funded.

Details of the proposed funding options below;

 

Further information can be found on the Parent Council Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/mayfieldprimaryschoolparentcouncil/

 

Various Active Schools Clubs are scheduled to run over the next couple of months, both within and outwith school.  These clubs are a great way for Pupils to try out new sports and activities.

Details below;

Registration forms are available form school office.

Please see information letter below;

National Parent Forum of Scotland Midlothian Rep wanted-1swzcvt

Dear All,

We are hopeful that our school will be open in the morning but we would urge everyone to plan their safest route to school.

The roads immediately surrounding the campus have been cleared but only a single track width, so on street parking is not an option. Residents cars are still stuck as some haven’t dug them out yet and may not use them tomorrow, so please walk to school wherever possible, or park further away than usual and walk the rest of the way.

The staff know this as well as there is limited parking for them in the car park.

The breakfast club will be open in the morning so if you set off early and arrive sharp then feel free to join us.

We will all be entering through the front entrance tomorrow so just arrive in time for the bell unless you want your child at the breakfast club.

We’re not sure yet if we will be letting the children out in the snow during break & lunch so please ensure they are wrapped up warm and have appropriate footwear as well as a spare pair of socks with them.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs C Inglis-Akers

 

Updated – Sunday 4th March 2018 @ 2.35pm

All schools and nurseries will remain CLOSED tomorrow (Thursday 1 March), due to weather conditions.

Stay Safe!

 

Further updates/information can be found by visiting; www.midlothian.gov.uk

 

Update – 28th Feb ’18 @ 1.48pm

All Midlothian schools and nurseries closed today due to weather conditions. Further updates will be given on midlothian Council webpage and on radio forth as the day goes on.

ParentPay is an online payment system for schools.  It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, milk, trips and much more.

We’re delighted to inform you that our school will go-live with ParentPay on 29th January 2018.   

The system is easy-to-use and offers parents and carers the freedom to make online payments by credit or debit card, whenever and wherever they like, 24/7.

What parents and carers can do now

  • If you haven’t already, please create an account with our Midlothian Council website where you can also find out more about ParentPay
  • If you don’t think we have your up to date email address, please advise of updated email address by, 17/01/18.

Parents and carers will be sent individual letters detailing the account activation procedure nearer the time and user guides will be available online.

We will of course continue to accept cash and cheque payments as necessary but we do hope that parents will use the new online facility. Less time spent in school on cash handling means more time is available to support the smooth running of the school.

 

 

Information also sent home with all pupils today, please check with your child.

Family Play Sessions

Monday 6th November – Cowden Park, Woodburn – 3.00pm-5.00pm
Tuesday 6th November – Bonnybank Park, Gorebridge – 3.30pm-5.00pm
Thursday 9th November – Oak Crescent Park, Mayfield – 3.30pm-5.00pm
Friday 10th November – Thornybank Sqaure, Woodburn – 3.30pm-5.00pm

Over the past few years, Mayfield PS have served as a collection point for the recycling of used Tassimo/LO’R coffee pods, capsules and outer wrappers .  This recycling scheme along with other items has helped in raising funds for our school.  Since we began recycling, we have raised £703 (as at August 2017).

Unfortunately the recycling organisation, TerraCycle, have recently made changes to their storage/collection requirements, and we as a school, are unable to accommodate such requirements therefore we are no longer able to serve as a collection point as from end of October 2017.

We had approached another organisation within our community, to ask that they may be able to serve as a new collection point on behalf of Mayfield PS, however this was not feasible.

Can we please ask that anyone who may have pods/wrappers piling up at home, hand them into school prior to Friday 14th October, to allow sufficient time for bulk collection to be arranged, prior to cut off date.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have supported us over the years in donating their used coffee pods and remind of other items that we still currently recycle through this scheme.

Items currently recycled are:
– any  brand of spray deodorant cans
– biscuit wrappers: any brand, outer packaging and individual wrappers
– Pens: any types, felt tips, bingo dabbers, highlighters, gel pens

Please continue to support us by sending any of the above items into school.

Thanks,

Mayfield PS Pupils, Staff & Community

 

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Registration form can be found below:-

HTT – Registration Form-1jo7sve

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