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November News Update:

Book Fair
We will be holding our Book Fair in the School Hall on Thursday 27 November, Friday 28 November and Monday 01 December. Please note that the Book fair will be open from 8.40am to 9.00am, 3pm to 3.45pm on each day. We are trying to aim for sales of £500.00 and this entitles the school to a very good range of free books.

Primary 1 – 3 Free School Meals
You may be aware that all Primary 1, 2 and 3 pupils will be entitled to free school meals after the Christmas holidays. There will be a slightly different system and we will be informing you about this in the December newsletter. Please do not buy any excess tickets as they will not be refunded.

Christmas Lunch
Our annual Christmas Lunch will be on Thursday 11 December. A menu is attached.

School Council Meeting
The next School Council Meeting is being held on Tuesday 02 December at 7pm in the school hall. All welcome!

P6 / 7 Ceilidh
Primary 6 and P7 pupils will be celebrating St Andrew’s Day by attending the small schools cluster ceilidh at Kirkton Hall in Durris on Friday 28 November. We will be leaving the school at 1.15pm and returning by the end of the school day.

Help Us Celebrate Drumoak School!

Help required

Our whole-school project for 2014/2015 is to celebrate the history of the current Drumoak School. We aim to have a concert at the end of the session and also produce a book about the school. We would very much appreciate help from the community, especially people who went to school at Drumoak and would be willing to contribute their stories, memories, and pictures to our project. Please contact Paul Wilson (headteacher) or Audrey Reid (School Council, 01330 811539 daracottage@hotmail.com) if you can help us.

November 2014 Newsletter

November 2014

Dates for your Diary:
Thursday 6th – P1 year Group and P5 Year Group will be working with their Cluster peers on K’Nex projects.

Friday 7th – Primary 7 pupils will be visiting Aberdeen Art Gallery and Gordon Highlanders as part of their theme.

Wednesday 12th – Primary 7 pupils will be visited by Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust for an Outreach Unit about working life to war life in Aberdeen.

Friday 14th – Children In Need day – “Superheroes” theme.

Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th – School closed for pupils – In-Service Days.

Friday 21st – Primary 7 Sharing Assembly; Parents from the Primary7 class are invited to watch their Assembly and to join the class afterwards to view their school work.

Thursday 27th, Friday 28th – The School Book Fair will be held on these days, further information will follow.

Friday 28th – Primary 6 and 7 pupils will be participating in a small schools cluster ceilidh at Kirkton Hall, Durris during the afternoon.

September Newsletter

Welcome to the new session. We hope it is an exciting and productive one. September 2014 newsletter

Drumoak School Council AGM

Drumoak School Council invites all parents and carers to the Annual General Meeting of Drumoak School Council:

Tuesday 16th September 2014, 7:00 pm

Drumoak Primary School

The Chairperson and members of the School Council look forward to meeting and welcoming you.

Ladies Evening

12 September, 7PM TO 9.30PM
In aid of the Drumoak School Fund, ticket price £5.00

Join us for Shopping with: Frost Flower Jewellery, Snappy Crocodile, Candles by Eve, Temple Spa, Frazzle Dazzle, Cupcakes by Jo, Marshmallow Baby Blankets, Eighty7 Design & Living and Flowers by Fiona. Mini Beauty Treatments by Beauty on, the Green.
Tickets available from Shona Thompson, Gwen Robertson, Claire Bell, School Office or at the door on the night.

Conoco Cup and Spring Fair

Dear parents,

Our annual Spring Fair will take place on Saturday 24th May in Keithmuir Park. The event will begin at 1pm and run alongside the Conoco Cup Football Tournament. Please come along for a fun afternoon and support Drumoak School. We will have a variety of stalls for all ages to enjoy as well as a barbecue, refreshments and ice cream. Why not bring your picnic chairs and make an afternoon of it.

We would also like to make an appeal for donations for the bottle stall and/or the home bake stall. If you are able to make a contribution then you can bring this along on the day or hand it in to the office by Friday 23rd. We look forward to a successful day.

New P6/7 Photo Gallery

Drumotters Needs You!

Drumotters is the swimming club for the children of Drumoak Primary School.  We are currently looking for volunteers to become Swimming Teachers.

We teach on a Thursday night at Banchory Swimming Pool from 5.30 – 6.30pm.

You would be required to train for a professional qualification, which would be fully funded by the Club.  Obviously a commitment to attend most Thursday nights is also required.

Your children would be given automatic entry to the Club and if already in the Club, you would not be required to pay any fees.

For further information please contact:

Sue Shand – 811030 / 07743011357

Drumotters Newsletter

Drumotter’s Swim News:

Dates for your diaries:
– May 11th: Lengths (and top widths group) Distance Swim and Deepwater session, Aboyne Pool, 3:30-5pm
– May 15th: Widths Distance Night
– June 5th: Interhouse swim challenge
– June 19th: Parents Open Evening at the school – no swimming

It would be helpful if parents could go over the distance swim rules with their child(ren):
1. No feet touching the floor – as soon as you are seen to be walking you will be stopped
2. No stopping – especially at wall when changing direction.
3. No changing stroke mid length
4. To minimize crashes, please limit the number of backstroke lengths

Thank you very much to all the parent volunteers for the lengths distance swim day – we really appreciate your help to give the kids the best possible chance to achieve their distance swim badges.

Can we also remind parents and swimmers to please place their clothes in lockers rather than leaving them in the cubicles during their lessons so that the previous and next group of swimmers can use the cubicles.