Goodbye Miss Oliver

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This short blog post is designed to give a wee update on one of our dearest and longest serving members of staff-Christine Oliver.

As many of you will know, Miss Oliver was at MOL when the school first opened in Aug’11 and has worked as a PSA since that first day.

She has now officially been given the approval to begin early retirement and so officially leaves MOL on Dec 17th.

Although she has not been at MOL for a wee while now, she has always been very much a part of our team and to some of the older children, she remains a much loved staff member.

I am delighted that she is now able to fully focus on herself and look forward to a very healthy and rewarding next chapter of her life.

On behalf of all of the pupils and staff, thank you Christine and goodbye!

MOL Rep at Junior NBA Draft in Glasgow

Basketball 2Rocking a very early start and a long road trip, the excitement couldn’t be contained as Summer R (P6) and Ben M (P7) represented MOL at the Junior NBA draft in Glasgow City Chambers.  The amazing architecture of the building built in 1889 added to the grandure of the occasion and Ben was so impressed he set about taking pictures to share.

Eagerly waiting for the draw of the Pacific division of the Western Conference, MOL were second up on stage and Summer drew out the Los Angeles Lakers as our junior NBA team. This thrilled Ben as it is his favourite team!

Meeting Hannah Robb of Caledonia Pride and Kieron Achara, the captain of the GB and Scotland basketball teams was exciting and Ben asked him to sign his basketball.

A stroll around George Square taking in the Christmas decorations and market added to the occasion but was topped off by a ride for both Summer and Ben on the Ferris wheel!

After lunch in George Square, we walked up to the University of Strathclyde’s Sports Centre for the coaching clinic.  Summer and Ben thoroughly enjoyed the session and Ben was delighted as he won one of the challenges out of the 40 players attending from other schools from across the 4 participating cities, Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

With a little trip to the Clydeside Transport Museum to complete their museum quiz, Ben and Summer has an excellent day out and represented the school with pride.

On the way home, we have returned with our teams’ LA Lakers strips and we look forward to our games starting in January.  Our aim is to win the Pacific Division and qualify to go down to the emirates arena for the Final Four playoffs in March with an additional bonus the four teams get to stay to support the Glasgow Rocks in their BBL game after we play in the same stadium!

GO MOL!!

Summer and Ben are Having a (Basket) Ball in Glasgow!

An exciting update from Coach Tracy, who traveled to Glasgow with two MOL pupils. Fantastic to see MOL represented at such a prestigious event! 

Ben and Summer have arrived safe and are excited for the launch of the junior NBA draft in Glasgow.   Meeting Kieron Achara, captain of the GB and Scotland Basketball team, who led Scotland to our wonderful performance at the Commonwealth Games in the summer.

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Tickets for Lights, Camel, Action!

Letters went home at the start of last week to P2-4 pupils for ticket orders for the First Level Show ‘Lights, Camel, Action’. Tickets are £1 each and there is a 2 ticket limit per family (for now!). Please make sure your ticket order slips and money are returned by tomorrow (Monday 3rd Dec) if you would like to come and see it – don’t miss out!

After we have allocated all the ticket orders we will see how many seats we have still available and should then be able to send out a letter for families to purchase ‘additional tickets’ if they would like more.

Look forward to seeing you all on either Tuesday 11th December at 1.45pm or Thursday 13th December at 6.30pm.

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Online Chain-Letter Scam

A quick post to advise parents to check any electronic devices that your child may use, for any ‘chain-letter’ style emails or messages which involve a made-up person called Teresa Findalgo.

A few MOL pupils have received this via social media. This is a scam and should not be opened or actioned as it may allow the creator to have unwanted access to individual accounts.

Please advise your child to delete immediately.

Bake sale

Thanks to the generous donations of home bakes for today’s MOL market, we have plenty of delicious home baking that we plan to sell tomorrow at break time for 20p a piece! Please remember to bring 20p with you to school tomorrow if you would like to buy a treat at break-time. Proceeds will go to the P7 social enterprise. Thank you.

 

 

MOL Market

Well done to the whole P7 team for their hard work in organising today’s MOL Market. It was brilliant to see so many members of the community coming to enjoy some time together at the market and purchase some of the fantastic crafts produced by P7. We also enjoyed hearing Christmas songs from P6, P5 and P5/6. A big thank you to everyone for coming and for your generosity, and to the staff team for their enthusiasm, commitment and support for P7 and their social enterprise. Finally, thank you to every individual P7 pupil for your creativity and determination to make the event the success it was – well done all!

 

Photo Shoot Fundraiser!

A big thanks to Kellie Calder and the Parent Council for the two Saturday photo shoot fundraisers that have taken place over the last few weekends to raise money for various school projects but mainly to allow us to buy some new running vests.

This has been done entirely voluntarily and as a result, £455 has been raised which is a superb amount and as you can see from the photos above, the end result for any parents who got photos taken, is of a very high standard.

Kellie hopes to repeat this event next year for anyone interested.

Thanks, Kellie!

 

MOL Market – 1 Day To Go

 

 

Two years ago our most popular product was hand crafted candles! Last year candles were popular but we had a few left over.  This year we have up-cycled our left over candles to give them a new lease of life! All candles are created by hand, using soya wax and natural colouring and dies. The glass jars have been gathered by our school community. They have been decorated by using driftwood that some of the P7 pupils collected from Dores beach. We also recycled old Christmas decorations to decorate the smaller candles.

This year we have 65 candles to sell and they will be priced at £3 – £5 each.

P7 MOL Market 

Wednesday 28th November

2 – 4pm

All are welcome

Payment can be taken in cash or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Milton of Leys Primary School