Nationals in a Nutshell: Launch of a new online resource for parents/carers
The National Parent Forum of Scotland is launching ‘Nationals in a Nutshell’, a series of subject-based summaries of the new National qualifications for parents/carers. The first batch of Nutshells is available online today on the National Parent Forum website www.parentforumscotland.org (click the ‘Nationals in a Nutshell’ tab)
or use the link https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/NPF/nationals-in-a-nutshell/
The Nationals in a Nutshell will be added to over the coming weeks by additional subjects and will be launched at three regional events for parents/carers with a “Qualifications Plus” theme on: -
· 5 March (East of Scotland – Edinburgh)
· 13 March (West of Scotland: Glasgow)
· 20 March (North of Scotland: Aberdeen).
Iain Ellis, Chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland, said:
“We recently held focus groups with parents and they asked for more information about the new qualifications in advance of August 2014, when current S3s will be the first cohort to experience them. In response, we have organised a three regional Qualifications Plus events for parents/carers, with keynote speakers and a panel of experts, plus time for discussion.
We have also put together the first in a series of ‘Nationals in a Nutshell’. These set out how the Curriculum for Excellence journey translates into courses for qualifications.
Subject content will always be subject content – what is crucial is how it is delivered to young people to ensure that it is relevant to 21st century life and that it engages them and helps them to learn”.
Aberdeen City Parent Council Forum
VOLUNTEER REQUEST FOR THE HIGHLAND GAMES SCHOOL PICINIC
Dear Parents, Carers, Guardians and friends of Mile End School
Our annual school picinic will take place on Thursday 30 May and the PTA is seeking your help to ensure this will be a fantastic event for our school family and wider community around Mile End.
This year’s theme is the Highland Games and we are already thinking of some fantastic activities, games and of course refreshments all with a Highland Games theme.
As we head for the Easter break, we are getting our volunteer recruitment under way. If you have skills, talents, hobbies, business interests, powers of persuasion, donations, baking skills, raffle prizes, and even a little bit of spare time – please let us know.
We will be seeking to recruit willing parents to help set up on the day, assist with the event, and help tidy up afterwards. Please let us know if you can contribute even half an hour of your time.
You can contact the PTA via our email email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you.
MILE END PTA
The next secondhand uniform sale will take place by the dining hall on Thursday 28 March, 3.00-3.30pm.
We are happy to accept donations of good quality uniforms, but Mile End logo items only please. Please leave donations in a bag, clearly marked, in the Parents’ Room.
Currently in Lost Property we have the following unnamed items:
18 jackets, 40 jumpers/cardigans, 6 pairs of trousers, umpteen shoes/gym shoes/trainers, dozens of hats/scarves/gloves, several lunchboxes/water bottles, an array of t-shirts/shorts/underwear and a wide selection of umbrellas/jewellery/hairbands/glasses/toys.
As we do not have the space to store this amount any items which have not been claimed by the end of term will be recycled.
Calling all parents!
Do you speak German? Would you be interested in giving an hour of your time once a week to start a German conversation group for P6/P7 pupils?
Looking for a German speaking parent, with disclosure, who would be willing to set to set up and run the club, on a voluntary basis, one afternoon per week at school. For a period of one hour – any day possible.
Contact the MEPC via the contact link on the website, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next uniform sale will be held on Thursday 28 March from 2.45-3.30pm at the PTA uniform cupboard near the dining hall. Follow this link for the Uniform Order Form
Our next meeting of the Mile End Parent Council will be on Wednesday 13 March at 7pm in the Meeting Room. You’ll find the agenda on the MEPC Agendas, Minutes and Finance page.
Come and join us.
Further to our earlier email cascade regarding PTA fund irregularities, we can confirm that this is now a police investigation and not a topic that can be discussed by members of the MEPC.
However, we are delighted and encouraged by the response from parents to be part of the PTA and we welcome your support. The plan is to move ahead and get a strong team working on the PTA to deliver the fabulous fund raising events that the children, teachers and parents enjoy taking part in.
Please come along to the next PTA meeting on Wednesday the 6th March and find out how you can become involved. The annual school picnic will be here before we know it and we need your help to make it and other events a success.
See you on the 6th March. The Agenda for the meeting is attached.