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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.

easyfundraising

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.

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