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Monday 18th May:
Welcome back everyone to another 4 day week before our bank holiday weekend this week.  It's not so sunny just now but we hope it will brighten up by the weekend so that you can enjoy spending some time outside.  We hope all our children who were due to make their First Communion on Saturday had a special day with their families as we look forward to a time when we can all celebrate together.  

The Bake-Along video link for this week is now available to view via the school app or by clicking this link here: Bake-Along 4: Triple Chocolate Cookies 
Have a great day everyone and keep checking your google classrooms and school app for new from your class teachers.  
Monday 11th May:
To all our new pupils, starting with us in Primary 1 in August, we are so sad that you won't be able to visit us as planned at the end of this month.  However, we want you to know that we are looking forward to meeting you and can't wait for you to be part of the Saint Vincent's family.  If you click the link, you will be able to watch a short video showing you around our school until you are able to visit in person: Video for our new Primary 1 pupils 
Parents of our new Primary 1 pupils should also receive a pack over the next couple of weeks with information relating to your child starting school with us.  We look forward to welcoming you to our school and hopefully we will have the chance to meet with you all very soon. 
Monday 11th May:
Welcome back everyone after what we hope was an enjoyable long weekend.  As always, we continue to pray for all our families in the Saint Vincent's community, hoping you are all keeping safe and well.  
The Bake-Along video link for this week is now available to view via the school app or by clicking this link here:  Bake-Along 3: Empire Biscuits  
Monday 4th May:
Welcome back everyone.  We hope you had a lovely weekend and continued to enjoy the lovely sunshine!  We enjoyed seeing all your photographs from Mrs Boyle's Reading Challenge on Friday.  Remember if you didn't manage to take part on Friday, the wonderful activities can still be accessed from the links posted earlier in the week.  (please see post below!) 

The Bake-Along video link is now also available to view via the school app or by clicking this link here:  Bake-Along 2: Marble Cake 

Mrs Ziolo has also prepared a Health and Wellbeing activity mat that you may wish to try this week too so please click the link:  HWB Activities 
As you will see, your teachers have also been very busy planning exciting activities for you to do during this '3 day week' this week so we hope you will be able to give some of those a try whilst enjoying the sunshine!  Have a great Monday everyone! 
Wednesday 29th April:
We hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and well and enjoying taking part in your different classroom activities as well as enjoying some down time and spending time with your families.  
This Friday, Mrs Boyle has a very special challenge for all the boys and girls in St. Vincent's.  Please click the link below to watch her video message and access her challenge for you!  Enjoy everyone!! 

Reading Challenge Video Message from Mrs Boyle - Please click to open 
Monday 27th April:
Welcome back everyone.  We hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy the sunshine!  We continue to pray for all our pupils and families of Saint Vincent's and hope that you are all keeping safe and well.  
The Bake-Along video link is now also available to view via the school app!
As you will see, your teachers have also been very busy planning exciting activities for you to do this week so we hope you will be able to give some of those a try whilst enjoying the sunshine!  Have a great Monday everyone! 
Monday 20th April:
Welcome back everyone!  Not quite the start back to our final term that we were hoping for this year but we will continue to keep in touch via the App, Twitter and our website with lots of advice, information and activities for you to do at home.

The first thing we would like to make you aware of is free access to the Big Cat books that we use in school as part of our reading programme. Copy and paste the following link into your browser and you will be taken to the Collins Big Cat webpage where you will be able to access ebooks and worksheets to continue literacy work at home:  https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks Just follow the instructions and you will be able to access over 300 books and activities.  
Thursday 23rd April:
Hi Everyone!  Starting next week, we will be posting a Saint Vincent's Bake Along Video every Monday. We will give you a list of the ingredients you need every Thursday/Friday and then on Monday, we will share a bake-along video guiding you through making the cake! Our first bake-along will be Mars Bar Cake.  The ingredients you will need are:  2 packs of 4 Mars Bars, 4 tablespoons of Golden Syrup, 4 tablespoons of margerine (half a pack of the stork marg in the foil wrapping is best!), 300g bar of milk cooking chocolate and rice crispies.  You will also need a large pot and a baking tray (rectangular roughly 12" by 8")  Looking forward to baking with you all on Monday if you are able to take part!  
Wednesday 1st April:
Happy First of the Month everyone!  We are continuing to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers and hoping you are all managing to stay safe and well during this time.  


Todays app of the day is:  Hopscotch-Programming for kids - for all those budding coding and software programming enthusiasts, this is the app for you!  
Todays website of the day is:  www.pobble365.com - everyday you will be shown a different image to help create your very own story! Today's picture is Animal Town - lots of imaginative stories can come from this! 
Friday 27th March:
As always we are wishing our entire school community good health and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. 

Todays app of the day is:  Maths Champions lite for kids 
Todays website of the day is:  www.worldofdavidwalliams.com - every day at 11am, a new audio story is released for free on sound cloud.  Just scroll down to where it says 'elevenses' - click on this and you will be taken to the story of the day!  The story for today is all about Hank's Pranks! It's a good one! 
Thursday 26th March:
Today our schools across SLC moved into a Hub model of working to support all our Category 1&2 Key Workers needing support with Childcare.  This means that we won't see our pupils for some time and although this is very difficult for all of us, we are all still working hard to make sure you can keep in touch with us and we can provide different ideas, websites, apps and activities you can all be doing at home.  We will also keep you posted with any updates as and when we have them.  

Todays app of the day is: 10 Minutes a Day Times Tables 
Todays website of the day is:  'audible' - Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith is free to download today!  A great book suitable for 8-12 year olds.  Go and download it and listen to this great story - 6hours long!! (also available via googleplay store!)

For now, please look after yourselves and each other and know that our thoughts and prayers are with all our families at this time.  
Monday 20th January:
Thank you to all the parents who came to our school to enrol their children for Primary 1 in August.  It was lovely meeting so many of you and we look forward to working with you over the coming months in preparation for your children starting school.  

This week we will have a focus on Scotland across the curriciulum and will celebrate this with a Scottish celebration on Friday afternoon.  

Please continue to check the app for information on after school clubs and upcoming events.
Monday 6th January:
Welcome back after what we hope was a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our cildren and families.  We have a very busy term ahead so please keep an eye on the Website and school app for regular updates and important dates for your diaries.  Remember you can also take a look at photos of what's happening in our school via the school twitter using the handle: EKVincents

Infant Enrolment:
Please note that Infant Enrolment for pupils starting school in August 2020 will take place here in the school on the following dates:

Monday 13th January from 10am - 2pm
Tuesday 14th January from 10am - 2pm 
Wednesday 15th January from 10pm - 2pm 
Friday 17th January from 10am - 2.00pm 

Parents should bring a copy of the child's full birth certificate and Baptismal certificate (where applicable).  Parents are also required to provide 2 documents (utility bill etc.) as proof of residency.  
Thursday 19th December:
What a busy week we have had with Christmas Parties, Choir outings and our Primary 1-3 panto trip!  Huge thank you to our parent council for funding the Primary 1-3 trip to the panto.  A wonderful time was had by all (including the teachers!!).  Tonight, our Choir will perform their annual Christmas Concert.  Tomorrow morning, we will celebrate our final Mass of the year followed by a Carol Service and we would be happy for you all to join us!  Remember that school will close at 2.30pm tomorrow afternoon. 
 
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our families and friends of Saint Vincent's a very
 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Friday 6th December:
We are so looking forward to our Christmas Fayre happening tomorrow in our school from 10.30am - 1pm.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for your generosity in donations of raffle prizes, hamper goods and toys to sell on the day.  We are overwhelmed.  Thank you also to our amazing Parent Council for all your hard work in organising what we are certain will be a wonderful event tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing you all there.  
Monday 18th November:
We have a busy few weeks as we approach Christmas so please take note of these important dates for your diaries:
Wednesday 20th November:  John Wilson Photography in school to take whole class photos 
Thursday 21st November: Rms 9 & 10 to Stirling Castle 
Monday 25th November: Choir performing at Hamilton Townhouse 7pm 
Wednesday 27th November: World of Work Day 
Wednesday 27th November:  Parent Council Meeting 7pm - all welcome! 
Friday 29th November: Mass for the feast of Saint Andrew 
Tuesday 3rd December: Choir performing at EK Town Centre 
Friday 6th December:  Primary 3 to see Christmas Cracker Show 
Saturday 7th December:  Christmas Fayre 
Tuesday 10th December: P1-3 Nativity Performance at 2pm and 6.30pm 
Wedensday 11th December: P1-3 Nativity Performance at 2pm 
Thursday 12th December: School Closed for Elections
Monday 16th December: Cafe Noel at 9.30am in school hall 
Monday 16th December: Choir performing at Hairmyres at 9.30am 
Tuesday 17th December: P1-3 to Village Theatre Pantomime 
Wednesday 18th December: Choir performing at Morrisons Lindsayfield at 9.30am 
Wednesday 18th December: Pupil Christmas Lunch 
Thursday 19th December: Choir Christmas Concert 6.30pm in hall 
Friday 20th December: Mass followed by Carol Service in Church at 9.30am 
Friday 20th December: School Closes for Christmas break at 2.30pm. 
Thursday 14th November:
We are very much looking forward to seeing Primary 4 and their families joining us for Stargazing at Whitelee Windfarm tonight.  We are keeping our fingers crossed for a clear sky! 

The latest school newsletter is available to view by clcking the link below and can also be accessed through our school app.  
Newsletter November 2019 
Thursday 7th November:
We are thrilled to announce the final total raised at our Danceathon Fundraiser this year.  Once again, we have managed to beat last year's total thanks to your generosity.  Thank you to all the pupils (and staff!) for taking part and for all those who sponsored.  Our final total raised was £2842!  
Wednesday 6th November:
Our whole school Twitter page has now launched.  Please use the handle @EKVincents to follow us on Twitter and see up to date photos and posts about all that's happening in our school.  

Please note that due to the General Elections being held on December 12th, there is a small change to our Nativity dates.  Instead of our evening performance taking place on Wednesday 11th December, the evening performance will now take place on Tuesday 10th December.  More details will follow.  
Monday 28th October:
Today our Primary 7 pupils will head to Ardentinny for the week.  We hope they have the most wonderful time and we look forward to hearing all their stories when they return on Thursday.  If you wish to keep up to date with what they are doing this week, follow their twitter page on @ArdentinnyStV

A reminder that tonight Primary 6 stargazing will take place at Whitelee Windfarm.  We look forward to seeing as many families as possible join us for this.  Please meet at the main car park at the windfarm at 6.30pm.  

All children will also have a Christmas Design sheet in their bags tonight from the parent council.  Please read the letter in the link below which explains everything you need to know.  All designs and orders must be in by this Friday, 1st November at the latest
Monday 21st October:
Welcome back after what we hope was a happy and restful October Week holiday.  We have a very busy term ahead so please keep checking the school website and app for updates and important dates for your diaries. 

This week, we have the return of our Walking Club on Tuesdays after school - all children and parents are welcome to join us.  On Thursday, Choir will also start back for P4-7 - letters were issued before the holidays and next Wednesday sees the return of Coding Club for P6.  Again, please check the calendar for dates and times. 
Some important dates for your diaries:
- Thursday 24th October:  Choir After School Club P4-7 starts back 
- Monday 28th October:  Primary 7 Residential Trip (Mon-Thurs) 
- Wednesday 30th October:  Coding After School Club P6 (see more details in calendar) 
- Thursday 31st October:  Ecoeen - children can create Halloween costumes which are homemade/recycled and wear them to school.  
- Friday 1st November:  All Saints Day Mass - Room 11 leading
- Wednesday 6th November: P7 Welcome Mass at St. Andrew's and St. Bride's 
- Monday 11th November:  Flu Vaccinations - all classes 
- Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th November:  Inservice Days - school closed to pupils 
- Wednesday 20th October: John Wilson Photography in school to take Whole Class Photos - please ensure all pupils are wearing full uniform
- Thursday 21st November: Rms 9 & 10 visit to Stirling Castle
- Monday 25th November: Choir Concert at Hamilton Town House (more info to follow)  
- Wednesday 27th November:  Parent Council Meeting at 7pm - all welcome 
- Friday 29th November:  Saint Andrew's Day Mass at 9.30am - Room 10 leading 
- Tuesday 3rd December:  Choir performing at Ek Town Centre at 10am 
- Saturday 7th December:  Christmas Fayre 
- Tuesday 10th December:  P1-3 Nativity (2.00pm) 
- Wednesday 11th December: P1-3 Nativity (2.00pm and 6.30pm) 
- Monday 16th December: Choir performing at Hairmyres at 9.45am 
- Tuesday 17th December:  P1-3 to Village Theatre Panto 
- Thursday 19th December:  Choir Christmas Concert 
- Friday 20th Decmber:  Mass and Carols in Church at 9.30am.  School closes at 2.30pm. 
Tuesday 8th October:
We are very much looking forward to our Sponsored Danceathon on Friday.  Children can wear their own clothes and bring a bottle of water/juice into the event to stay hydrated.  All sponsor forms and money should be handed in as soon as possible.  

We are also very pleased to report that our first Aldi Sticker poster is now complete!!  We have started poster number two so keep sending those stickers in!  And thank you again for all your support with this! 
Wednesday 2nd October:
Thank you to all parents who attended our Parent Council AGM Meeting last night.  Details from the meeting, including our new Chair Person can be viewed in our 'Parents' section of the website.  Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 27th November.  We are always looking for new parents to join us at Parent Council so please put the date of our next meeting in your diaries and we look forward to welcoming you! 
Thursday 26th September:
We look forward to celebrating the Feast of St. Vincent at 9.30am Mass this morning which will be led by our P6/7 pupils in Room 12.  Please note that school will be closed tomorrow and Monday for our September Weekend.  

We are very much looking forward to our Sponsored Danceathon on Friday 11th October!  Keep those sponsor forms coming in! 
Our Aldi Sticker poster is also filling up nicely!  Remember, we are collecting as many Aldi stickers as possible for us to win our school team kit!  So please encourage all friends and families to help us out! Please see the school gallery for an update on how we are getting on!