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Parent Council Ceilidh 26 January 2018

Posted on | March 20, 2018

The (Nearly) Burns Night Ceilidh was another success on the night. It was much busier than the previous ceilidh at the Hyndland Community Halls and everyone seemed to enjoy the music from Hyndland dad Jamie Smith and his co-band members.

After all of the outgoings were paid for the band, hall hire and soft drinks, we made a tidy profit of £400, which was excellent.

Thanks to all those who donated food, raffle and tombola prizes. Thanks to Jamie Smith and his band for the music and dancing. Thanks to Ms Chambers and her two little helpers, all of the Parent Council members and other parents and carers who helped out arranging and preparing the ceilidh, helping set up, sell raffle tickets, staff the door, and with the inevitable big clean up at the end of the night. Much appreciated and you know who you are!

The funds from the event and all events and fundraising activities by the Parent Council are used for resources to help improve the learning experience for all of the children at the school.

Parent Council Quiz Night & P7 Bake/Book Sale Postponed

Posted on | March 2, 2018

Unfortunately, due to the weather, the school being closed, and an inability to get hold of the bowling club, we’ve decided to postpone the Quiz Night tonight.

We believe that it would be much less likely that people would turn up as a result of a combination of the above factors, and given that it’s a fundraiser, that would be a disaster!

Due to the availability of the organisers, the Easter holidays, the early May bank holiday and the school P7 trip to Dunoon, the next likely date for the Quiz Night is Friday 11 May, but this still needs to be confirmed. We will let you know ASAP, and will hold on to any raffle prize donations until then.

A revised date for the P7 Book/Bake Sale will be sent out as soon as an alternative time is arranged.

Apologies for the short notice, but enjoy the “extended weekend”, be safe on your feet on the slippery ground, and, most importantly, don’t eat yellow snow!

Book Fair and Bake Sale, Friday 2 March

Posted on | February 28, 2018

The Parent Council is hosting a coffee afternoon in the school dining hall on Friday 2 March, 2-3pm. As part of the fundraising efforts for their leaving party, the P7 children are running a book and bake sale at that event.

The children are looking for book and baking donations to sell on the stall. If you have one or two books (in good condition, kids or grown-up titles) that you or your children would be happy to part with then please bring them into school by Thursday 1 March.

Also, if you would like to donate something for the cake stall, then please send it in with your child on March 2. (Please remember not to bring anything with nuts in!)

Hope to see you on the day!

Parent Council Quiz Night, Friday 2 March 7.30pm

Posted on | February 25, 2018

Come along to the Quiz Night at Partick Bowling Club on Friday 2 March, 7.30-11pm.

Entry £5.00 on the door – adults only, book a babysitter!

We would appreciate donations for the buffet & raffle. Proceeds go towards improving the school outdoor learning space.

(Almost) Burns’ Night Family Ceilidh – Fri 26 Jan

Posted on | January 10, 2018

Come along to the Ceilidh and celebrate it nearly being Burns’ Night.

We are looking for volunteers to help out getting raffle and tombola prizes prior to the night and/or to help out on the night, taking door money, selling raffle tickets, setting up and clearing up at the end.

We need food donations for the children’s (and adults’) food buffet. No nuts in the food please!

There is no cash bar, so please bring your own bottle. There is a Sainsbury’s express supermarket next door and several off licences in the close vicinity.

Soft drinks for the children, non-drinkers and designated drivers will be available for free on the night for as long as the stocks last.

Please see the poster above and flyers that will be posted around the school for further info.

Come along and support your Parent Council while having a fun night out with the kids!

Happy New Year to all!

Posted on | January 10, 2018

In the immortal words of the theme song to Trumpton, “Time flies by when you’re the driver of a train”. Well I dunno about that, as I’ve never actually driven a train, but those Christmas holidays sure did fly by pretty darn fast!

We’re now clocking up close to one-fifth of the way through this century and two per cent of the way through this millennium (impressive numeracy skills, eh?), so we need to get cracking!

We have been in discussions with the school regarding fundraising plans for improving the outdoor learning space, so you will hear more about that during the rest of the school year and beyond. Hopefully not to infinity though, or that blaes crater in the Toppy will never get sorted by the Council!

I hope that you and your families all had an enjoyable and peaceful holiday, and on behalf of the Parent Council, may I wish you all a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you all this year!

Best wishes,

John Lewis
Chair, Hyndland Primary School Parent Council

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all!

Posted on | December 20, 2017

It’s almost that time of year again, when our homes are bright and sparkly and invariably smell of fresh pine; stockings are hung out to be filled and children all over are eating way too many chocolates while awaiting the impending arrival of the red-suited fella himself.

School finishes today for the end of term, Christmas and the year. Another productive term at Hyndland Primary School, the children are undoubtedly tired and in need of a rest before the holiday excitement really kicks off, as I’m sure are all the staff!

The last few weeks have been a hive of activity, from the P1-3 Christmas play to the Christmas Fayre, from the Festive Service to Janny John and several other staff taking part in the Santa Dash in George Square for the Beatson Cancer Centre, raising over £200 – well done all!

I think we can also say well done to all the children and staff at the school and also to the parents contributing to the activities and fundraising in various ways. Thank you!

On behalf of the Parent Council may we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday and a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018!

Best wishes,

John Lewis
Chair, Hyndland Primary School Parent Council

Your Parent Council needs you!

Posted on | December 20, 2017

Next meeting: Wednesday 17 January 2018, 7pm – 8.30pm, Staff room, Hyndland Primary School

Hyndland Primary School Parent Council is only as good as the support and involvement of those who contribute to it and the work of the wider Parent Forum. We are always looking for as wide a level of engagement with the Parent Council as possible, so please do approach Parent Council representatives with your comments, views and ideas and come along to the monthly meetings or email us at enquiries@hyndlandprimaryparentcouncil.org

If you have anything you would like to raise at Parent Council, please contact the Chair, John Lewis at john.lewis-hpc@hotmail.co.uk

Please come along and support us!

Issues about individual children should be taken up with class teachers, the Head Teacher or the Depute Heads.

Parent Quiz Night & Halloween Disco

Posted on | December 20, 2017

In September and November the Parent Council arranged two fundraising social events, raising a total of £1,147.27.

The first event was the Quiz Night held on Friday 29 September in Partick Bowling Club, organised by Mum on the Run Louise Love, who put in a great shift as quiz supremo. There were some great prizes on offer (though unfortunately I didn’t win the nice bottle of single malt, or any bottles of anything else – Ed!), lots of fun was had by all, and all of the teams – including the 82 teachers in the staff team – could not match the wit and wisdom of the eventual winners, with the unhesitating title “Can I get back to you on that?”, who will hold onto the champions cup until the next Quiz Night on Friday 2 March 2018 at the West of Scotland Cricket Club. The night raised an amazing £461 profit, which is unprecedented for Quiz Nights and even more than we usually make in profit from the ceilidh nights with 5-6 times the number of people.

Thank you to everyone who contributed raffle prizes, donations for the buffet and who were able to make it along on the night.

Most of all, well done Louise – you did an excellent job and you can certainly do this again!

And if that wasn’t enough fun, the Parent Council also held its inaugural Halloween Disco at Partick Burgh Halls on Friday 3 November. This had a great turnout and was a bit of a departure from our usual ceilidh around St Andrews Day. Detroit’s Derek May and Sasha from Bangor (Wales) were unavailable on the night, but fortunately it didn’t go all Pete Tong, as Hyndland Parent Council’s very own Alan Bonnyman did a sterling job with a Monster Mash-Up on the night.

We made another great profit of £686.27 on the night, which must rank up there as the most profitable event we have had.

As usual, a big thank you to all of the parents and carers, other relatives and staff who gave us raffle and tombola prizes, brought along food donations for the buffet, helped clear up, etc., and who came along and enjoyed the evening.


Posted on | December 5, 2017

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