Carols and Readings by the Loch

ABERFOYLE PARISH CHURCH

 

CAROLS and READINGS

by the Loch

 

on Sunday 10th December

 

at 3pm

  in                

KINLOCHARD VILLAGE HALL

followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

 

ALL WELCOME

 

 

Letters to Santa

Gartmore Baby and Toddler Group have teamed up with the big man himself to raise funds for their group and make sure those precious letters make it to the North Pole!

 

Santaletter

Open Door Sessions

Our next Open Door Session will take place from 3-4pm in the Discovery Zone on Thursday 7th December.

 

This is an informal drop-in sessions where you will have the opportunity to discuss anything which is on your mind, offer ideas and suggestions, clarify anything you are unsure of or simply meet the staff and other parents!  Aberfoyle Primary School has long had an open-door policy and the staff are keen to make as many parents as possible aware of this and encourage open communication between the school and parents.  

 

If there is anything at all that you would like to chat to the teachers about or if you would like to find out more about what Aberfoyle Parents does then please drop in.  We look forward to talking with you!

Summer Fair

Thank-you for your support!

 

 Aberfoyle Parents would like to thank all helpers, parents and local businesses for their support at the Summer Fair on Sat 26 May.

 

Aberfoyle Deli & Butcher very generously donated burgers, sausages and rolls to our BBQ from which we were able to raise over £200!  A big thank-you to Trevor!

Thanks are also due to Benview Garden Centre, David McPhie and William Blackhurst for their donations to the gardening stall.  Thank you to all the parents who gave up time to help set up, run stalls and clear away.  None of this could happen wothout you!

 

The full totals from all the other stalls run by Aberfoyle Parents are not yet in but it was a successful year and even the weather was kind to us.  All funds raised will go towards supporting class trips for all age groups in the school throughout the year.

 

Well done everyone!

Healthy Tuck Helpers Needed

The Health & Eco committee are looking for parent helpers to work alongside the children on Wednesday 26th October and every fortnight after, between 9.45am & 10.30am creating wonderful fruity delights for the children to purchase from the healthy tuck shop. If anyone can assist please can you contact the school asap.

P5-7 Running Club

The running club will be starting again on Tuesday 6th September 2016 between 12.15pm 12.45pm. Children are asked to bring a spare PE kit, towel and gym shoes as we will be running in all weathers.

Aberfoyle Cubs

Aberfoyle Cubs

Two Aberfoyle dads are in the process of setting up a Cub Scout group in the village. Cubs are for boys aged 8-10 ½ years, with a typical meeting consisting of a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging, and plenty of time spent outdoors! If you are interested in becoming a cub leader, a parent helper or have previous cub leadership experience, then please contact Wynne Rees on wynne.rees.home@gmail.com.

Poly-tunnel Project

Thank you for the great support you showed our little stall at the Summer Fair. All our plants were sold, pots were glittered and planted with seeds ready to be marvellous at our 'Tallest, Bestest Sunflower (or other) Competition in September, beasties knocked off the bean stalk and bees craftily directed onto the sunflower.
 
We raised over £75 towards buying a poly-tunnel for the school garden. This will enable us to over-winter our pollinating plants around our fruit trees but also enhance any gardening / health / Eco experiences across the school. Watch this space for further fundraising efforts. We need another £50 to clear the site, lay a semi-permeable fabric and cover in gravel before erecting the poly tunnel.
 
Thank you to Catriona Fenwick at Guyana Garden Centre for supplying the tomato and pepper plants, all the seeds and pots (we will use the 6's in our new poly-tunnel!). All entrants to our 'Tallest, bestest Sunflower (or other) Competition' will be contacted in late August to remind you to take a photograph of you standing next to your entry and give you a date for bringing in your photographs for judging. Look after your seeds and plants. Plant them in your garden and enjoy them over the summer holiday. We really look forward to seeing all your efforts in September.

Rag Bag

Thank you to the many parents who continue to support us by placing unwanted clothing and shoes in the RagBag bin.  This is a valuable source of funds for Aberfoyle Parents.  If you find that the bin is full when you want to drop goods off please take them home again and wait until the bin has been emptied.  Any bags left next to it will not be uplifted and will have to be thrown away if they get wet.  Lynne Steele keeps an eye on the bin and calls RagBag to have it emptied when it is nearly full.  Please feel free to get in touch with Lynne if the bin needs emptied.  It is amazing how quickly it fills!  Thank you for your support.

 

Please note that RagBag now only collect wearable clothes, paired shoes, handbags and belts.

The following items are no longer accepted

    • Workwear
    • Uniforms
    • Wet/Soiled Clothes
    • Curtains
    • Towels
    • Duvets or Duvet Covers
    • Pillows or Pillow Cases
    • Blankets
    • Table Cloths
    • Linens
    • Cushions
    • Carpets
    • Suitcases
    • Books
    • Bric a Brac
    • Clothes Hangers
    • Electricals

 

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