Twynholm Primary School Newsletter August 2020
It has been wonderful to have the school and the playground full of children again. Thanks to all of you for adapting to the new procedures so well, it has really helped create the relaxed and happy atmosphere there has been in the school this week.The children have adapted brilliantly to all the new procedures, washing and sanitising their hands and obeying all the new regulations we have for moving around the school without a problem.
Given the layout of the school it has been quite difficult getting the children home while maintaining social distancing at the end of the day. Hopefully, the new system will help matters, but please remember to keep you distance when standing at the playground wall and when leaving the school grounds.
We have nine new pupils and six P1s starting with us this term, taking the school roll up to sixty pupils. We are very pleased to see them all with us and we hope they will be happy at the school.
Envelopes have been provided for the school meal payments. The children should bring the completed envelopes into school and place them in an envelope in their classroom. Please make sure you pay the exact amount as change cannot be given. Cheques can also be used and should be made payable to DG First. The council have taken advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme which means that until the end of August the cost of a school meal will be as follows:
P1-P3 - Free
Monday/Tuesday/ Wednesday - £1:00
Thursday / Friday - £1:90
PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays for all pupils in the school. Children should come to school on these days in their PE kits, wearing their school sweatshirt/cardigan on top.
PE will take place outdoors and there will be minimum use of equipment.
Hats and Sunscreen
As we are being encouraged to spend as much time outside as possible pllease remember to send all the children with a sun hat ( and sunscreen if you wish to) on hot days.
I know it is harder to stay in touch at the moment. Remember we are always available on the phone or via e-mail. Please get in touch if you have any suggestions or questions.