Our Plants NEED you
We need volunteers to water the lovely plants at the school over the summer holidays. Please speak to Mrs Haughey regarding availability. You'll only be asked to do one week. All that you do is water the plants two/three times a week, feeding on the Friday (plant food provided). Please help us out. Many hands make light work.
A huge well done to the boys and girls in P6/7 who took part in todays track and field events at Stirling University. In what turned out to be a scorcher of a day, the boys and girls put in a magnificent performance with Megan Dunlop winning a silver medal in her 150m race. All the training at school and with clubs has certainly paid off. Thank you to Mrs Dunlop and Mrs Crawford for escorting the children to the championships and to Ms Valencia for her assistance with the running club.
This year we are making sports day all about celebrating sporting achievement and participation. Children are encouraged to come to school dressed in their favourite sports outfit from a club they attend with any certificates or medals they have won. They will then have the opportunity to share with their class what they enjoy about the sport and how they were introduced to it. In the afternoon, sports day will continue as planned with events taking place in the field from 1pm.
Sadly, I have to tell you all that this is the last week of gymnastics club for this term and this academic year. Friday will be our last session. I think you will all join me in thanking the school staff team for facilitating the club and for helping us to tidy up and return equipment to the storage area at the end of sessions. It has been very much appreciated. To Alison, for her excellent planning, guidance and skill and Esther, Celine for excellent coaching throughout. To all the other parent helpers and parents for supporting and encouraging our young people this year,thank you. The club goes from strength to strength having enjoyed success at both individual and group competition level. Our gymnasts just seem to improve every week! Enjoy your break and we all look forward to meeting up again in the new academic year 2017-18.
A group of parents have compiled a survey to assess the amount of outdoor learning which your child does at school. The survey closes on Friday 23 June. Please click on the link below to complete the survey. There are some questions for your child to answer at the end of the survey too. Thank you!
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.
An Easyfundraising account has been set up for Aberfoyle Parents. You can raise money for Aberfoyle Parents by shopping online through the Easyfundraising website and it won't cost you anything extra! To join please go to
Mobile apps are available for iPad, iPhone and Android. Happy shopping!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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: