Parent Council Agenda 12.5.21

Here is the agenda for tomorrow night’s Parent Council meeting. We are looking forward to hearing from invited guests Fiona Shearer and Alasdair Christie at the start of the meeting. Google Meet link will be posted on Google Classrooms tomorrow.

Parent Council Meeting 12.5.21

The next parent council meeting will be held virtually on 12th May at 7.00pm. The Google Meet link will be posted prior to the meeting. All are welcome so please log on and join us!

Meeting agenda will also be posted prior to the meeting. If you have any topics you would like to discuss or points to raise please email the parent council on Lochardil.Primary@HighlandPC.co.uk

Minutes from the AGM & Meeting 10.3.20

Hello thank you to all those who attended our virtual meeting last week. Also special thanks to Ian Soden and Pauline Soden, who are stepping down from their roles as Chairperson and Treasurer after many years of service to the school. A big thank you to the parents who have volunteered for the office bearer roles going forward. Our new line up is as follows:

Chairperson: Amy Carter

Secretary: Donna Grant

Treasurer: Paula Betts

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 12th May. Thank you.

Parent Council AGM

The next parent council meeting will be hosted on a Goggle meet through Google classroom, on Wednesday 10th March 2021, from 7pm. This is our AGM.

After many years of service, our Chairperson Ian Soden and our Treasurer Pauline Fox, are both stepping down from their roles as their youngest children will be moving up to secondary school in August. We are very grateful for all they have done for Parent Council over the past decade or so!

Kindly, Sarah Goudie has volunteered to take on the Treasurer role – Thank you Sarah! Amy Carter is happy to continue as Secretary or step into the Chairperson role depending on other volunteers that come forward. It is vital that we have parents to continue the good work that Parent Council do and maintain that link between the teaching staff, the parents and ultimately improve our children’s educational experience. It is not an onerous job being an office bearer in the committee, but it is a very rewarding one. If you are interested to find out more about the Chairperson and secretary role before the meeting please don’t hesitate to contact us on iansoden@hotmail.com or amygcarter@hotmail.com

All parents and carers of children from nursery to P7 are welcome to join us virtually on the 10th March.

Please see the minutes from our last meeting attached.

Thank you for your ongoing support

The Parent Council Committee.

Parent Council Fundraising

Due to the Covid Pandemic Restrictions Lochardil Parent Council faces new challenges with regards to fundraising.

This term we would really appreciate your support with the Christmas cards the children are designing themselves. Last year this raised approximately £500 for the PC funds which was excellent but we’re hoping to smash that target this year! Look out for the form coming home with your child and follow the instructions to place your orders online.

Another way that Lochardil PC can raise money is through ‘Easy Fundraising’. This is a scheme anyone can sign up for.  Every time you shop online at a wide variety of retail outlets (including eBay, John Lewis, M & S, Sainsbury’s, booking.com and many more), a donation is made to the school.  Please visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and support ‘Lochardil Parent Council – Inverness’.  One you have registered it is a very simple system to use and basically boosts our funds throughout the year.  Please consider using this service and encouraging Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and friends to register too, as we recognise in the current climate and the run up to Christmas, more shopping will be done on line than ever before.

We have a Parent Council Fundraising Subgroup.  This small group of parents have been looking at fundraising ideas during the covid pandemic, like online quizzes or a virtual scavenger hunt.  Claudia would please like parents to email her any fundraising ideas or suggestions to claudiawills@hotmail.com

There is an ethos within the Parent Council that money raised will be spent that academic year so it can directly benefit your children at the school. Thank you for your ongoing support.