MEPC Parent Volunteers

At Mile End our parents are lucky in that we have many ways to get involved with our children’s education which we sometimes forget we thought we would take this opportunity to calculate how many hours parents have invested this year and celebrate our findings at the AGM.

Mile End has a successful Parent Council with between 12-15 parents/teachers attending any given meeting. We also have a successful PTA with around 12 in attendance at meetings currently. During chats with other schools from across Scotland I noticed that a considerable amount have a combined PTA/PC and there members are in the main between 2.5% and  5% of their parent forum. We enjoy between 5% and 7% at our meetings and so perhaps not under attended but just above the average, we would all agree that we still like to increase this number to get a fair representation.

Parent council however is not the only way our parents get involved. Lets remind ourselves about the less visible volunteers in and around our school currently, can you add to the list? :-

Class Reps

Baking

Car washes

Parent Admin Team

Class helpers

Library Assistants

Football coaches

Lost property

Event helpers – tidy up teams / face painters /burger flippers!

Reading groups

Excursion helpers

Web designers / contributors

2nd hand uniform sales

low key fundraisers – cups of tea on sports days

Poster development and printing

Attending Council Meetings for M.E and representing parents

We are about to attempt to calculate the hours parents have spent investing in Mile End P.S can you send an email to mileendpc@yahoo.co.uk with a rough figure and what you did so we can celebrate our parent forums contribution to Mile Ends success at the upcoming AGM. It’s the number that’s important so should only take a few moments to feedback. Thank you.

Best Regards

Angela Bowyer

Vice Chair

P6 Football Team

The Mile End P6 football team were runners up in the Dennis Law Soccer Tournament 2013 which was held at Aberdeen Sports Village on 11th June.

PTA Picnic Money!

This years PTA Picnic – Highland Games – collected £7,400.45.
A fantastic amount!

Approximately £2,000 costs will have to be deducted but it is hoped that some of these will be met by further donations.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL AT MILE END.

PTA Picnic – Sunshine & Games!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Mile End PTA Summer Picnic last Thursday. It was a great success and the weather made it an especially lovely evening for all to enjoy.

Our Highland Games theme provided us with some really fun activities including throw the wellie, toss the caber and splat the haggis. Well done to Stirling and Crathes who won house points as winner and runner up in the Tug of War competition!

Our Highland dancers and drama students provided us with some wonderful Scottish entertainment, and of course adults were able to enjoy some delicious Scottish ales along with our other Scottish foodie delights!

A special thanks to all of you who helped out on the night. The event simply couldn’t run without your support. We extend our gratitude to Miss Sheppard and her school staff who supported us in planning and running the event.

We also say a huge thank you to all our friends, businesses and partners in the community who donated raffle prizes and made other invaluable contributions to our fundraising effort. Your support was invaluable and is greatly appreciated.

We will shortly be able to announce the final amount raised however indications are we have raised well over £5,500 – a  fantastic sum!

See you all next year!

Mile End PTA

PTA Fundraising News

The PTA is delighted to thank:

1) all the sponsors who supported the Mile End Nursery Scoot.  The Nursery raised an amazing £802 (as of 24 May – still rising and still grateful!).  Thank you children for scooting so hard, the organisers for their work, the Nursery staff for supporting the initiative and everyone for their generosity.

2) all those who shop using Easyfundraising on the Internet.  The PTA received £36.54 in respect of the last quarter.

3) all those who revived themselves with cakes at the Parents’ Evening.  An impressive £208.50 of donations were received.  Thanks to the hard working bakers.  Please note: there is the opportunity to bake for, and/or buy bakes from, the Highland Games on Thursday 30th May 2013, 6-8pm.

4) all those who purchased Second Hand Uniform at the Parents’ Evening.  £67 was raised.  This helps fund your school, makes uniform purchase cheaper and is very GREEN!

The PTA is pleased to announce that funds were provided to:

1) fund a project involving the hatching of chicken eggs in the Nursery, £245.

The PTA is always interested to receive information on funding ideas.

National Parent Forum of Scotland Curriculum for Excellence Learner Journey

Dear all

Please find attached a graphic illustration of the Curriculum for Excellence Learner Journey which we hope you will find useful. There are two versions – the full colour one, and a printer friendly version.

Do circulate widely – these have been produced in response to parental questions about key CfE terminology, ages and stages etc.  They are also available to view on our website at www.npfs.org.uk

To summarise, we now have the following resources on our website for parents and for schools to share with parents:

Nationals in a Nutshell (20 subjects covered at National 4 and National 5) https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/NPF/nationals-in-a-nutshell/

The Let’s Talk resource – a full checklist of good ideas and good practice for effective home-school partnerships
https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/NPF/lets-talk/

The Curriculum for Excellence Learner Journey

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/NPF/2013/04/26/the-curriculum-for-excellence-learner-journey/

Tony Rafferty

Chairman
Aberdeen City Parent Council Forum (ACPCF)
NPFS Rep Aberdeen City
07824 626914