Summer Fair

Friday, June 6th will be one of the busiest days of the school year. In the morning the Sports Day takes place, and everyone is welcome to come along from 9am. Staff are looking for volunteers to help out at some of the events – it’s usually nothing more than keeping count, or holding one end of a finish line! If you can help, even for 30 minutes, please either pop in to the office, or reply to this email.

Following the Sports Day, the Summer Fair will take place from 12-2 on Friday 6th. This is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, and your support is always very welcome. We will have a large array of stalls and games, with hot food and cream teas available too.

A new event this year is the inaugural Great Loretto Bake-Off, where home baking donations can optionally be judged, with an attractive prize for the winner!

We are also looking for people to man stands and help with teas etc. for 30 minute slots of the Fair – again, please either speak to a class rep, reply to the email or pop into the office. Hope to see as many people there as possible, so spread the word.

Raffle tickets and tickets for a Loretto Cream Tea will be sold in advance, so keep an eye out for those.

Finally, the Parent Council AGM will be held on June 17th. We are always looking for more people to get involved, so if you’d like to find out more, please come along.

Dress Down Day, Parent Council, Film Club

please note a couple of forthcoming events:
Dress Down Day this Friday (25th). Please bring £1 in aid of the Eco-Committee. Hotdogs available after school for £1.

Parent Council Meeting Tuesday 29th at 6.30pm – all welcome. Among other things, we’ll be planning the Summer Fair, so if you’ve got any ideas or would like to get involved, please come along

Film Club Friday 2nd May after school – Monsters University

Dress Down Friday

we’ve almost reached the end of term, and it’s dress down day tomorrow! Please remember to bring £1 for Dress Down Day. Also, the Parent Council are running a festive tuck shop, so the kids will be able to buy snacks there too. This month, at the request of the children, all funds raised are being sent to Disaster Relief in the Philippines.

Here’s some information on who exactly our aid will be helping, there’s a link to a video below too:

We would like to rebuild 2 classrooms that were destroyed in San Isidro School. This is the very poor area we have been helping. The school has around 90 kids in kindergarten to grade 3. The cost for rebuilding two classrooms and some educational material should be around P750,000! Anyone wanting to assist please contact me at this Facebook address or my email address

Winter Fair 29th November

Are we all looking forward to the Winter Fair on Friday afternoon?

We have something for everyone, including a Bottle Tombola for the grown ups, a Chocolate Tombola for the not so grown ups.

Crafts that your child can either complete at the Fair, or take home to make.

The children have made some fantastic gifts for you all to buy, including bird feeders, and Christmas decorations.

Mince Pies, teas/coffees, MULLED WINE!!! (non alchololic so the kids can enjoy it as well) and sausage rolls.

…and if that isn’t enough to entice you, check out our raffle prizes which include:-
Tickets for a show at The Brunton Theatre, a Nipper Snappers photoshoot voucher, tickets for Musselburgh Race Course, a Tesco Hamper, Top to Toe gift voucher, bottles of booze, boxes of chocolates, vouchers for Lucas, a meal for 2 at Madisons (with wine) and family hampers.

Please hand in your Home Baking donations tomorrow morning.

Can’t wait to see you all there.

These events are successful because of you, please support your school

Winter Fair! Friday 29th Nov 12.15-2.30

The Parent Council would like to invite you along to the School Winter  Fair – this will be held directly after school on Friday 29th November between 12.15pm-2.30pm.

Thanks you all for your donations to date – we’ll have stalls for baking, books, crafts, gifts, tombolas etc. and the children are putting a lot of effort into making Christmas crafts for the fair. As well as that we’ll have games, mulled wine, teas and coffees.

We are welcoming all donations of good quality toys, gifts and books. There was a great response to the last home baking day and it would be great to have another stall bursting at the seams, so please drop in donations for this stall on the day itself.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible, please spread the word!

Chocolate & Hot Dogs! Dress Down Day this Friday

It’s the last Friday of the month and that means Dress Down Day! Hallowe’en costumes are optional, but no masks please!

Thank you all for your contributions last month, we will have a very well stocked Winter Fair this year!

This month we are asking for a Chocolate Contribution – anything at all as long as it is chocolate – we will use all the contributions to make up yummy hampers at the Fair.

We will also have hotdogs and smoothies available on Friday from 1200 in the Dinner Hall; £1 each!

Parent Council Meeting – Weds 23rd at 6.30pm

the next meeting of the Parent Council will take place on Wednesday at 6.30pm in the Dinner Hall. As usual all parents and guardians are more than welcome to come along and join in. This is your chance to get involved, or to raise any issue that you feel the Parent Council should be discussing.

The Agenda of the Meeting and the Minutes of the last one can be downloaded by clicking on the links. Hope to see you there!