LPPC Meeting – Wednesday 8th September – Minutes

Thank you to everyone that came to the meeting last week. It was so lovely to see and hear from so many parents/carers.

Please find the minutes below and the dates for future meetings. All welcome and would be lovely to see as many as possible! Join us on social meeting to keep up-to-date with all news, fundraisers and events!

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Proposed Playground Design

Back to School!

Welcome to all new P1 parents and welcome back to all our lovely existing parents! Hope you’ve seen start times and other info relating to Covid restrictions in the email from school. LPPC meeting dates will be issued ASAP and everyone is very welcome to get involved!

Please email Chairs Lauren & Emily at leithppc@gmail.com with any questions 😊

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LPPC AGM – May 26th

Our annual general meeting is a week on Wednesday, 26th May @ 6:15pm via Teams. It would be great if you could join us for the session which should last 1 hour at the most. Many of our most active parent council parents have P7s which means they will be moving on from the school in June. We’d love for some new faces to become involved and help make a difference to our children’s time at Leith Primary.

Come and hear what is coming up and see if there’s something that sparks an interest for you. If you’d like to join the meeting, no pressure to say anything or volunteer for anything, please contact us and we will send you the link to join.

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School Food Store Open for Use

Thanks to the kindness of our local guardian angels and the generosity of our own Parent Council, LPPC, we have been able to open up a school food store for any family who needs it. A wide range of non-perishables have been stocked in our former upper school cloakroom. Parents and carers are welcome to come along at Wednesdays 8.30am-9.30am to take whatever they need for their family.

More info on the school website here https://leithprimary.org.uk/2021/02/22/school-food-store-open-for-use/

LPPC hoping to win funding from Leith Chooses

The parent council is hoping to win £1120 to provide breakfast and snacks for Leith Primary students through Leith Chooses www.leithchooses.net/

LPPC will provide the school with boxes of breakfast and healthy snack food items which will be positioned in each classroom and at key stations round the school such as the office. This is so that school staff can easily provide children with breakfast or a snack with minimal fuss or disruption to their learning.

There are a significant number of pupils arriving at school each day without having had breakfast, without a snack for breaktime or an adequate lunch. The boxes will support these vulnerable children who are falling through the net of other food provision in school or the wider community.

We need your support when voting opens on 25th January https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/cf/vote-leith-chooses/

£930 raised by Streets of Leith

We’ve managed to raise an amazing £930 in the Streets of Leith raffle. Thanks so much to those who bought a street or two, or more! 😍

Enormous thanks also to our generous prize donors, local businesses who continue to support Leith Primary during these difficult times. 😍

Razzo Pizza

MacIntyre’s Hair and Beauty

Mimi’s

Royal Yacht Britannia

Lovella Beauty

Ninja Warrior Adventure Park

East Coast Cured

Links Fitness

Jeneil Jeweller

The Hideout Cafe.

Money raised will be used to buy equipment, books and toys for the playground and classrooms.

Stuck for a Christmas gift idea…

Visit Parent Pay to buy a 2021 calendar featuring self portraits by all the children from nursery to P7 plus some staff too! £3 each or £2.50 each if you buy more than one.

It features important dates across the school year. Also the P7s have created some lovely crafts including masks, keyrings and cards. Great stocking fillers and the money raised goes to charities chosen by the children.

www.parentpay.com

Streets of Leith winners announced

*STAR PRIZE WINNER: Katherine Galliard – £250*

Razzo Pizza Voucher – Sasha Reid

Jeneil the Jewellers Voucher – Martin Donnelly

MacIntyre Hair and Beauty Voucher – Jane Arnott

Mimi’s Afternoon Tea Voucher – Chris Dowelle

Royal Yacht Britannia Tickets – Clair Dowelle

1 hour Ninja Warrior Adventure Session – Andrew Sweeny

Lovella Voucher – Dawn Moloney

East Coast Cured Voucher – Libby Pedderson

4 Class Pass for Links Fitness – Sandra Hunter

Hideout Voucher – Hassina Ford

Enormous thanks again to LPPC, especially Judith Weir and Nikki Dunne, for all their hard work in sourcing the prizes and coordinating the raffle. And thank you to all of our generous prize donors for their support of our Leith Primary pupils. Finally, enormous thanks to all of our parents, carers and friends of the school for buying a ticket and supporting us this Christmas. Money raised supports the school to buy resources like our iPad charging units, equipment and books for classes and treats like the pantomime on Friday.

All the winners will be contacted by email by LPPC to arrange how to collect their prizes.

Click here to see Miss Craig draw the Streets of Leith winners