Hello again everyone, and welcome to the new school year. Isn't it great to see the sun come out as we start back??
We'll update this page as the month goes on, but a few reminders may be useful now.
This term's dinner menus can be accessed by clicking on the links below. The 'no choice' menu is for P1 pupils, once they start taking dinners in October. Each pupil will also receive a paper copy of the menu.
Please note the date of the children's Christmas Dinner (Wednesday 7 December 2016); we will not be sending extra reminders about this, so it will be first-come, first-served.
The kitchen do host occasional 'special menu' days, too, so keep an eye out for these dates. The first is a Hallowe'en Special, on Thursday 27 October.
As always, you will receive paperwork in the coming week in relation to contact details, permission for use of images and child protection. We would really appreciate you taking the time to fill these forms in accurately and return them to school as soon as possible.
The website calendar will be updated as dates/events are finalised; please check when you can. We will also be continuing our twitter feed - you can access it via the main website, and you can follow us on @AndrewsMPS. Please do!
For now, let's all get settled in and enjoy the rest of the sunshine...
The beginning of the year is most exciting for our new P1 pupils and families; we are always delighted to welcome them to Andrews and see how quickly they settle into school life. And that includes the parents! Our P1 Curriculum Evening was really well attended, too, so here's hoping this interest and engagement will follow through the years ahead.
Here are a few pictures of the early days, including the first AMPS plum harvest! The plum tree at the main entrance to the school has yielded a fantastic crop this year; the P1s picked them and stewed them; the staff ate them...
A regular September highlight is the visit of Don Scott, our very own 'Owl Man', as he brings along some of his hand-reared owls to meet the P4 children as they start their first topic of the year. The hat is to signify a birthday, not for any kind of personal protection. Aside from the normally discussed feathers, talons, eyes and feeding habits, one of Don's owls had a particularly unusual talent - the ability to bark, yes, bark. Like a dog! Apparently that's the sound it first heard as a chick...
as we near the end of our first month, all the various after-school activities are up and running. This is a part of our provision that we are extremely proud of - with a large range of activities being offered by external providers as well as our own staff. Please click on the link for staff-led activities below. Note, too, that these are free, but not necessarily open to all children in the school. They are worth waiting for, however!