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21st August 2006

Welcome Back!
I hope everyone had a good summer holiday. The weather was wonderful and the children are looking so well after such a prolonged spell of warm sun. Before long I think some of the P7 children will be as tall as me!

I would particularly like to welcome new families to the school - those with children in P1 and Nursery and families who have recently enrolled from other areas. Please feel free to contact the school at any time if there is anything you're not sure about.

School Uniform
Last week more than 95% of children were wearing school uniform. Thank you for supporting the school. It looks so nice and is often commented on when visitors come to the school.

Staff News
This session Mrs Gordon will be the Nursery Co-ordinator teacher and Miss Laughton will be in P6.

Crossing Patroller - Janet Street
Ms Bremner will be leaving her post at the beginning of September. The job will be advertised shortly. Anyone interested in applying is welcome to come to school for an informal visit and see what is involved.

Holiday Dates
Holiday dates for this session and next are included with this newsletter. They are also available to view on the Highland Council website in the Schools section. In an effort to reduce our paper and photocopying costs please keep them in a safe place to reduce further copying being needed.

School Website

I am aware that this needs updated, however, until a new Headteacher is appointed I intend to post newsletters and school news items to caithness.org in line with other schools in the county.

Safety Issues
Can I remind parents/carers not to walk down the drive to collect their children and to avoid using the Staff Carpark at all times. Large delivery vehicles reverse down the drive on a daily basis. It is not a
safe area for pedestrians.

The 20mph Speed Limit applies in the morning, at lunchtime and at hometime. Please adhere to this and also avoid parking on the zig-zag lines.

Pupil Records
Please let us know of any changes regarding your child's health, medication, change of address and contact telephone numbers.

Ormlie Community Association
I have been asked to pass on information regarding Caithness Arts Week which runs from 18th - 21st September. These After School Sessions and Community Partnership Programmes have proved very popular with children. I will highlight them at Assembly and further details are available on
the Notice Board outside the School Office.

Head Lice
They are alive and kicking! Please be vigilant and check your child's hair regularly. There are Information Leaflets outside the office offering advice on treatment.

Monday 4th September - School Board Meeting in Staffroom at 7.00pm
Tuesday 5th September - P7 visiting Dounreay in the afternoon - Safe Highlander
Thursday 7th September - PTA Meeting in Staffroom at 7.00pm
Monday 11th September - P1 pupils start whole day sessions
Wednesday 4th October - Parents' Afternoon
Thursday 5th October - Parents' Evening
Friday 6th October - School closes at normal time for holidays
Monday 23rd October - School opens at normal time

Edith Mitchell

Acting Head Teacher