P7 Bake Sale

Dear Parent/Carer
Just a little reminder that P7 are having a Home Baking Sale this Friday, 11th October at 12.00 noon in the Dining Hall. We would be grateful for any donations of home baking, jams and marmalades by 11.30 a.m. on Friday morning. Please put your name and year on any containers that you hand in so that we ensure that we return to the correct families.

Thank you so much for supporting our event. We look forward to welcoming you on Friday!

Kind Regards,

P7 Pupils & Parents.

Dress Down Day this Friday – healthy smoothies too!

It’s the last Friday of the month again already, and that means Dress Down Day.

This month, we are doing it slightly differently. Instead of a pound, we are asking that children bring in a donation for the Winter Fair. This month we are asking that everyone brings a bottle of something as a donation for the winter fair; pop, juice, water, wine – anything that you might have lying around, as long as it is unused, sealed and the best before date is after the end of November.

Also, the Parent Council will be selling smoothies from 1215 in the Dining Hall, so come and get your fruit fix!

Go Forth for Charity Walk

Some of our former pupils, parents and staff will remember Margaret McPake, Teacher & Deputy Head Teacher at Loretto for many years.  Shortly after Margaret’s retirement she was sadly diagnosed with Alzheimers.  Margaret has been in hospital permanently for the last 3 years and heartbreakingly for the family she no longer recognises them or is able to communicate with them. Her husband Tommy visits every day without fail but she is unaware he is there.

On 16th June Margaret’s daughter, Anne Gold, along with Margaret’s 3 granddaughters, Rachel, Ruth and Lucy (all former pupils) will be doing a sponsored walk across the Forth Road Bridge in fancy dress.  They are raising funds for  Alzheimer Scotland.  Anne’s employer will match the funds they raise up to £500.  If you would like to support the girls then please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Anne-Gold to make your donation.

Alternatively, donations can be handed into the school office.

Thank you for your support.


This week in P1/2 we are enjoying health week.  Today we did some street dancing – it was lots of fun.  We danced to good music and we were all tired, hot and sweaty afterwards.  Yesterday we got to taste smoothies.  They were very yummy.  We are looking forward to making them at home following our recipe instructions. 

Today we got to visit the nursery to see the butterflies.  They were caterpillars a few weeks ago but now they are butterflies.  We have also grown sunflowers as part of our topic.  We planted the seeds and then watched them grow.

We have been very busy in P1/2 as last week we went on our trip to the National Gallery.  We seen lots of big paintings and we also got to draw our own pictures with chalks which was very messy!

By Kerry & Alfie

Burger Friday Update

Please note that we’ll have a meal deal offer on from 12pm tomorrow which includes a burger or cheeseburger and an iced doughnut for £2.  There will also be bottles of chilled water available for 50p.  Burgers are £1.50 and cheeseburgers are £1.60.

Summer Fair – Donations and Volunteers!


The Summer Fair is fast approaching and we are now looking for donations and volunteers to help on the day.

If you can help please let any parent rep know in the playground or email us at parentcouncil@loretto.elcschool.org.uk.

Donations will now be gratefully received.   We are looking for bottles for our bottle stall, any bottles….sauce, shampoo, juice, wine & spirits, bubble bath, perfume absolutely anything at all in a bottle.  Also required are raffle prizes and any good condition toys and books. Anyone who has any spare plants in their Greenhouses that they could donate to the Plant Stall would also be greatly received (either the day before or on the day).  Please hand in donations to the school as soon as possible.  Donations of home baking will be accepted on the day.  Thanks in advance for your support of what is usually a great family day, let’s hope the sun shines for us!

Dress Down Day!

Reminder – Dress Down Day this Friday 31st May 2013

Casual clothes with no theme for this month (no football colours).

Please remember your £1 dress down donation.

Your fantastic fundraising efforts have enabled the Parent Council to contribute £100 to each class towards their end of term trips.

Many thanks