Dear Bruntsfield Primary families,

I hope you are able to have some rest over the February half term, and the sight of snowdrops and crocuses beginning to peep through is a sign that Spring is nearly here!

If you attended the Parent Council meeting on the 2nd of February, you’ll have heard updates and discussions about clubs (contact [email protected] if you have any questions), the playground project, clothing donations, the A + group, safer school streets and our hope to restart community building events and activities now that public health restrictions are gradually being lifted, and in a way that works for our diverse school community.

Thank you for taking the time to fill in the survey about what kinds of events and activities you would like to see happen in order to forge closer connections amongst our school community – we’ll be taking a closer look at the feedback in the coming weeks and will of course then be looking for volunteers to help make these events and activities happen!

We’re also looking for your help and enthusiasm to make improvements to the playground spaces, and in particular are looking for any keen gardeners! See the Playground news item on our website for more information.

You can also donate and collect second hand school uniforms via the School Office, in order to give outgrown uniforms a new lease of life.

If you live in the Polwarth area of our catchment, you may be interested in getting involved with the local community Polwarth Pavement Project.

And on the subject of pavements and travel, please remember that the roads immediately by the school, Bruntsfield Avenue and Montpellier, are closed to non-resident vehicles during drop off and pick up times. This ensures children can safely arrive on foot and reduces traffic pollution near the school. If you use a car to get to school, please park further away from the school. We’ll share hints and tips on safer places to park after the break.

Finally, you hopefully saw in the Head Teacher’s blog information about the Parental Involvement and Engagement census. It really doesn’t take long and includes questions about the Parent Council which can also help us develop how we engage with the parent community.

Wishing you all a lovely February half term break, however you are spending it.

With warm wishes,