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Posted on | December 5, 2017

One of the ways you can help fundraise for the school without any extra expenditure is to shop online via https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/hyndlandprimary/. This is a really easy way to see that the school benefits from something you do anyway. We have already raised over £830.26 with easyfundraising in the 3 years from just 37 people. There are over 400 individual parents and carers at the school (not to mention teachers and other staff), so if more people signed up and used this to shop online, we could raise much more for school resources that will benefit all of our children.
Over 2,700 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, John Lewis, Apple, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Currys PC World, Argos, Easyjet Holidays (there are other retailers!), and many more are involved, and whenever you buy something online from them, the retailer makes a donation to your chosen good cause.
It doesn’t cost you a single penny extra!
Sign up now using this link: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2BLQGE – this will register you as an invited friend, and when you raise £10, an extra £5 will be added by easyfundraising.
Once you use the above link, type ‘Hyndland Primary School’ into the search field and select ‘Hyndland Primary School Parent Council – Glasgow’.  There are very few details to fill in and it takes only a few minutes. It works by you either initially going through the easyfundraising link to the site that you want, or using the easyfundraising donation reminder toolbar (http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/raise-more/donation-reminder/), that you can install on your browser. This will let you know when a website is an easyfundraising partner, making it even easier to receive donations while you’re shopping!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Sponsor Janny John on his Santa Dash this Sunday

Posted on | December 5, 2017

This Sunday, 10 December, Hyndland Primary’s very own super-janny, the mighty Janny John, is taking part in Glasgow’s annual Santa Dash in George Square.

He is raising money for the Beatson Cancer Hospital and you can either cadge hold of him in the school playground to sponsor him, or pop into the school office and ask if you can leave sponsorship for him there.

Several other staff from the school are also taking part in what is both a fun-filled event and a good fund-raiser for an important charitable cause.

The fun kicks off at 9.30am and the starter pistol is fired at 10.00 am, whereupon a Ho, Ho! Herd (apparently, the collective noun for a group of Santas) of men, women and children adorned from tip to toe in St. Nick’s uniform, will charge, walk and toddle round George Square in a flurry of red robes, trousers and white beards.

Good luck Janny Claus and school elves!

Parent Council Halloween Disco – Friday 3rd November

Posted on | October 26, 2017

 

This autumn we’ve decided to hold a Halloween Disco for children and parents/carers, their families an school staff rather than a Ceilidh, so please come along to Partick Burgh Halls on Friday 3rd November at 7pm.
Tickets for entry are available on the door on the night.
There is a cash bar.
Raffle / Tombola / Lucky Dip Prizes
Please help us by bringing along prizes for the raffle for the adults as well as smaller prizes for the tombola / lucky dip for the children.
Suggested raffle prizes could be bottles, chocolates, gift vouchers, toiletries, as well as any gifts that you may be able to get your company, employer, friends and family to donate for a good cause – which is to raise enough funds from this and other events to embark on some major playground improvements.
Suggested prizes for the children’s tombola / lucky dip could be small toys, games, sweets, etc.
Food and Snacks for the children
We also need donations on the night of party food for the children, for example, sandwiches, pizza, crisps, cocktail sausages, sausage rolls and vegetarian alternatives, biscuits, cakes, vegetable sticks, etc.
For the last two ceilidhs we’ve had to dip heavily into the evening’s takings to buy food for the children as well as tombola prizes, which substantially reduces the profit that we make, which is used for improvements in the learning experience for all of our children, so please bring food along and please could you notify Alan Bonnyman (abonnyman23@hotmail.com),  Nadia Miller (poster for details) or John Lewis (john.lewis-hpc@hotmail.co.uk) if you’re able to bring buffet food along.
PLEASE, NO FOOD OR TREATS WITH NUTS IN!
Halloween Decorations
As it’s a Halloween themed party, could you please bring along any left over Halloween decorations that you might have, so that we can decorate the hall accordingly? Any pumpkin lanterns that you have left over would also be ideal for the tables.
Again, we don’t wish to use the money raised to pay for decorations, and it also allows you to recycle your decorations and pumpkins from 31st October. If you are able to donate your Halloween decorations, please could you bring them along to the hall anytime after 6pm on the night and certainly ideally before the doors open at 7pm?
Volunteers Needed
Finally, we are looking for volunteers to help out on the door, setting up food, the raffle and tombola / lucky dip, and clearing up at the end of the evening, so please contact Alan, John or Nadia if you’re able to help.
Please bring along your children, family and friends to ensure that it’s a great night for the kids, for you, and for fundraising for the school.
Thanks and WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Parent Council Annual General Meeting Re-Schedule

Posted on | September 20, 2017

Unfortunately, it was not possible to reschedule the cancelled Parent Council meeting last week, and as it’s the AGM and we usually get quite a few more parents along, it wasn’t possible to move to another venue at such short notice.

Due to other commitments, it will not be possible to rearrange the meeting before the next scheduled Parent Council meeting. As such, the AGM will not take place on Wednesday 11 October, at 7pm in the School Dining Hall.

Parent Council AGM – POSTPONED

Posted on | September 12, 2017

Unfortunately, the Parent Council AGM (scheduled for Wed 13 September) has had to be postponed – replacement date to follow once confirmed.

Hyndland Parent Council Quiz Night

Posted on | September 6, 2017

Friday 29 September sees the return of the Parent Council Quiz Night, hosting by our very own Mums on the Run at Partick Bowling Club (right next door to the school).

Starting at 7.30pm (adults only, no kids allowed!), tickets (£5) are available from Louise Love in the playground. Entry is also available by payment on the door on the night.

Also, please either bring along raffle prizes on the night, or, if you can’t make it but would like to contribute, please leave raffle prizes / donations in the school office and then email hyndlandmotr@gmail.com or john.lewis-hpc@hotmail.co.uk so that we know they are there!

Raffle prizes could include such items as bottles, gift vouchers, chocolates, and anything else that you can think of.

Please also bring along nibbles for the buffet, as pub quizzes can be hungry – as well as thirsty – work!

Thanks, and please come along, meet other parents and carers and demonstrate your powers of trivia while having a drink and a laugh.

Continuing Traffic & Parking Issues

Posted on | September 6, 2017

Despite messages from both the school and the Parent Council, there continues to be dangerous parking and driving behaviour around the school, especially on Fortrose Street.

While parking on the yellow zigzags is both selfish and dangerous driving behaviour, double parking parallel to the zigzags is no less dangerous, as it forces cars to undertake over the zigzags and potentially puts parents/carers, staff and children in even more danger.

Additionally, in some cases children are letting themselves out of vehicles directly into the road rather than onto the pavement where they are safe or can then cross safely.

Some drivers are also abandoning their double-parked cars to take their children into the school playground, which exacerbates the problem.

Parking/stopping should be aligned directly with the kerb and children should be let out or let themselves out – if appropriate – directly onto the pavement, not the road!

For those who have to drive their children to school, please find a safe place to stop and park, even if it requires you to park further back/down Fortrose Street, on Peel Street, Burgh Hall Street, or indeed in Morrisons car park.

There also continues to be the odd example of drivers somehow missing the very large white no entry markings on the road and no entry signposts, and driving obliviously (and illegally) into the path of oncoming traffic. This problem occurs not just on Fortrose Street, but also on the White Street and Gardner Street approaches to the school.

All of this can easily be avoided. It is not rocket science!

Also, no parent/carer should expect to face intimidation or abuse for simply pointing out to inconsiderate drivers that their parking/driving behaviour is selfish and that they are putting the health and safety of others-  especially young children – at risk.

Any inappropriate / selfish / unlawful driving/parking behaviour should be reported to Partick Community Police and the school’s Senior Leadership Team. When reporting to the police, please quote the following Police Incident Number: PS-20170816-2219.

Thank you

School Garden Market Sale

Posted on | September 6, 2017

We will be holding the school garden market sale this Friday 8 September in the school playground at pick up time to raise some funds for the school.

We’ll be selling produce from the garden and any baking donations (no nuts please!).

We are harvesting just now (mainly potatoes, apples and kale).

Any donations of baked goods or produce from allotments (for those who have one) would be much appreciated at the time of the sale.

Thank you!

HPSPC Fundraising Plans 2017/2018

Posted on | September 2, 2017

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who has helped out with fundraising in any way over the last year, we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help: buying tickets, donating raffle prizes, giving your time to organise and help at events has been hugely beneficial to the learning experience of all our children. The parent council funds raised paid for:

  • P1 music lessons
  • School Garden supplies
  • Christmas books
  • Buddy hats
  • P7 leaving party and gifts
  • Office and janitorial staff Xmas gifts

This year, on top of these costs, the parent council would like to focus our fundraising efforts on developing and improving the outdoor learning experience at the school, which, along with the school’s senior management team, we have decided should be a priority now that the school building renovations are finally complete!

The parent council have booked in our main fundraising events early so that we can all plan them in and raise even more than ever for your school:

SEPTEMBER: Fri 29/9/17

Mums on the Run (MOTR) are holding a Parent Council Quiz for all parents and staff at Hyndland. These nights are always great fun and a chance to meet up with friends old and new!
This is a child-free event.
VENUE: Partick Bowling Club, Fortrose St.

NOVEMBER: Fri 3/11/17

The Parent Council are holding a “Hyndland Halloween Happening” family disco, with lots of Spooktacular fun for parents and kids of all ages.
VENUE: Partick Burgh Hall.

JANUARY: Fri 26/1/18

Family Ceilidh. A chance to get together with other parents and kids and dance a reel or 2 with a live Ceilidh band! Lots of raffle and tombola prizes, food and BYOB.
VENUE: Hyndland Community Hall, Novar Drive.

MARCH: Fri 2/3/18

Quiz night – make or join a team to win prizes and meet other parents on a wee child-free night out!
VENUE: West of Scotland Cricket Club.

SPRING FLING: (date tbc)

An after-school event run by parent council, for the whole family. Enjoy some food, drinks and take part in Spring-themed activities on school grounds.
VENUE: Hyndland Primary School.

JUNE: Fri 1/6/18

End of term event (theme tbc)
VENUE: Partick Burgh Hall.

To ensure we make these events profitable and fun for all, we need your help: A fundraising task force will be meeting once a term to come up with ideas and share organisational tasks. We would love to see you there to help in any way you can! Be it offering your time, skills, or donating from your business to raffles etc.

First meet-up will be at West of Scotland Cricket Club on Peel Street on Tues 19th Sept at 7pm. If you can attend this please contact me on 07792226959 or nadiamiller085@gmail.com. Don’t worry if this doesn’t suit, give me a shout if you have an idea and can’t make it along and we can raise it at the meeting.

Many thanks in advance, Nadia Miller (Lyra & Alva’s mum)

Support your Local Parent Council!

Posted on | August 23, 2017

If you are interested in hearing about the activities of the Parent Council, come along to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 13 September 7.00-9.00pm in the School Dining Room. At the AGM you can hear reports about what happened last year, including ongoing playground improvements, garden, social events and music club as well as hear from the Head Teacher, Ms Brown, about school curriculum and activity developments, as well as the ongoing building works. If you are interested in getting involved there will be elections for new council members at the AGM. Everyone is welcome!

You are also welcome – and indeed urged – to attend any of the other Parent Council’s monthly meetings. The Parent Council is an important voice in the school community. It provides a forum for discussing developments in the school and ensuring that the perspective of the parents whose children attend the school is considered.

Much of the work undertaken in and by the Parent Council has funded a variety of things, including school folders, school buddy hats, PE/sports equipment, playground equipment, gardening activities, SMART boards, books, the outdoor classroom and other resources.

Additionally, each school year has a Parent Representative who you can contact if you have any ideas, questions, issues or concerns, and after the different years’ representatives and Chair are confirmed at the Annual General Meeting at the school on 13 September, we will let you know the contact names in the Newsletter soon afterwards, as well as here on the Parent Council website.

In the meantime, there are continuing Parent Representatives who will be available for you to speak with. If you are unsure who your Parent Representative is and wish to discuss anything, please contact the Chair, John Lewis, at john.lewis-hpc@hotmail.co.uk.

We will be looking for new Parent Reps this year, but would encourage you to become involved, as the Parent Council provides a great opportunity for you to keep abreast of what’s going on at the school.

Apart from the AGM, which is held in the school dinner hall, meetings of the Parent Council are held in the staff room and the dates this term are:

  • Wednesday 13 September, 7.00-9.00pm (Annual General Meeting)
  • Wednesday 11 October, 7.00-8.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 November, 7.00-8.30pm

Dates for the rest of the school year:

  • Wednesday 17 January 2018, 7.00-8.30pm
  • Wednesday 21 February, 7.00-8.30pm
  • Wednesday 21 March, 7.00-8.30pm
  • Wednesday 25 April, 7.00-8.30pm
  • Wednesday 30 May, 7.00-8.30pm

There is no meeting in December or June.

Go to the main door and press the buzzer for the Janny for entry.

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