Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults.
Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.
The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.
If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).
This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.
People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.
The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.
If you live in the catchment area, and have a child starting school in August 2017 and you wish to enrol them, please come along to:
Dalmeny Primary School
Telephone: 0131 331 1447
Week beginning – Monday 7th November 2016
Tuesday 8th November from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday 10th November from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
If the above times do not suit, please call for an appointment. Thank you.
** Please remember to bring along your child’s birth certificate and your council tax letter plus a recent utility bill as proof of your home residence**
The class teachers for next session are as follows:
Nursery – Mrs Forbes/Mrs McLaren
Primary 1/2 – Mrs Scott/Mrs Caldwell
Primary 2/3 – Ms Shields
Primary 3/4 – Miss Haston
Primary 5/6 – Ms Verma
Primary 6/7 – Mrs Murray/Ms Walker
P6/7 are making cars to enter into the Primary Engineers competition. They have learned how to use a variety of tools such as hacksaws, bench hooks and corner jointers. They have measured accurately and worked together beautifully. Their cars are working well so far and they mostly run in a straight line. The next step is to add an electric motor so that our cars can go up a slope.
P6/7 organised a whole school Robert Louis Stevenson Day celebration on Friday 13th November. We planned activities for each class. These were a treasure hunt and designing a treasure map art activity. We also led an assembly where we did a whole school pirate dance, recited some of Stevenson’s poetry and announced winners of the fancy dress competition.
The day was a roaring success and we raised £221 for Mary’s Meals by selling RLS inspired Souvenirs in our shop. The charity was chosen by our RRS group.