GLOWSTICK WARNING

Please see below the message from Elaine, Parent Council.

 

PARENT NOTICE

** GLOWSTICK WARNING **

We will no longer be selling glowsticks at school events.  Whilst cracking the glowsticks to activate them some liquid squirted into my eye. Thankfully I wear glasses. Not a pleasant experience and would hate for this to happen to any of you or your children. Very painful, burny and stingy.

I would like to thank Luke (Finn in P2’s dad) for his quick thinking medical help. A trip to A + E for a thorough and rather unpleasant eye wash has helped but will get things double checked again today.

Glowsticks may look pretty but please BE CAREFUL. I won’t be buying or letting my kids anywhere near them again.  Thanks for all the kind messages .  Elaine

Outdoor Learning Fun for P4!

If you go down to the woods, you’re in for a big surprise…P3/4 and P4 may well be there too!

This regular visiting of Balvonie Wood is part of the school’s big push towards encouraging learning to take place both inside and outside of the classroom. Looks like yesterday’s visit was good fun for one P4!

Sponsored Walk Grand Total!

We have finally managed to count up the amazing donations that were made as part of our Sponsored Walk which took place last month.

I am delighted to announce that we have raised a fabulous £2643.74!

A very genuine and heartfelt thank you from all the pupils and staff at MOL!

Holly and the Cake!

I had the delights of not only getting to see this delicious cake but also to eat a piece! Holly was very excited to show everyone (including Mrs Adam who is clearly looking forward to her piece too!) the cake that her dad’s company had created to celebrate 5 years in business and to allow ‘special’ people to try a bit!

This was Holly’s first visit to Mr Q’s office as well so she felt it only right to feed her poor, hungry HT!

Reminder to all Parents to Check Dates on Medicines Sent to School

As you may have seen or heard recently in the news, there has been some coverage of the shortage of Epipens which has prompted the UK Government to advise that in situations where an EpiPen has passed the indicated date, it can be safely used for a short period beyond this date.

This has prompted the school to remind parents that all medicines sent into school should be regularly checked for ‘use by dates’ either by contacting the office to ask for the medication to be checked or by calling in in person to take a look.

Unlike Epipens, it is recommended that most medications are only used when within the date indicated.

Lunchtime @MOL

Today was a very busy time over lunch today with the first official session for our new Purple Pals who have been appointed to help younger children over the lunchtime period.

This could range from helping to teach new games, to encouraging pupils to join in with games that others are already playing.

As you can see from the photos, they were very hard at work today! Spot them in their very fetching purple vests!

Welcome to our new Childcare Manager!

We were delighted today to welcome Emma Law to Team MOL as our new Childcare Manager.

Emma joins us from Merkinch Pr where she held the same post in their ELC setting.

Emma replaces Sarah Chapman who has been seconded to the council to work on Sustainability Project.

We wish Emma all the very best for her new role in our school!

FREE Community Defibrillator Training

Last year P7 Social Enterprise along with our Parent Council worked together to purchase a Defibrillator for our local community. We purchased our defibrillator through a charity called Lucky 2B Here. Each year our P7 year group will have first aid and defibrillator training.

We are very lucky to be able to off free first aid and defibrillator training to our local community. The training will be delivered by the charity Lucky 2B Here on Wednesday 10th October. The first aid training session will run from 6:30 – 8:30pm followed by tea, coffee and refreshments in the gym hall.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. To reserve a space on the course please contact our school office on 01463 773 020 or pop into reception.

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Mud Kitchen – Help Required

As part of our playground development we would really love to build two or three Mud Kitchens. We have managed to source two or three old sinks to start them off but we require some more materials. If any parents, grandparents, friends or neighbours have any old pallets, bits of wood or old kitchen utensils that you no longer require we would make good use of them at school and any donations would be gratefully received!

Mud Kitchens enables pupils to play freely whilst developing problem solving skills, fine-motor skills, co-operation skills and much much more. They are really good fun!

We would also love if there were any parents or friends of the school who would be willing to come in and help us build the mud kitchens, particularly if you are a joiner or keen on DIY.

If you have any materials you’d like to donate or able to help us with our Mud Kitchen building project please get in touch with the school or e-mail Miss Hutcheson – rachel.hutcheson@highland.gov.uk

Thank you very much! 🙂