Millo Moments

May saw lots happening at Mill O’Forest School.

On May 18 the Big Dance was held where there was a World Record attempt, and all the children were dancing an Olympic inspired dance at exactly 1pm.

Continuing on the Olympic theme, P1/2C and P1M pupils held their class assembly and illustrated how the Olympics work.

May’s Achievement evening was very well attended and successful with it concluding in parents completing the Eco Fortunes quiz. Mill O’Forest reached the finals of the Rotary Quiz and did very well.

Sporting success included winning the Sportshall challenge and the Netball championships which were held in Inverbervie.

P5 took part in a very muddy Rugby tournament, and P6 have recently completed their swimming block and been out on the roads practising their cycling proficiency.

P4/5 and P5I had a sales/games enterprise afternoon to raise funds for a trip to St Andrews Sea Life Centre which was linked to their topic. They did very well, raising £583!

The PTA would like to thank everyone who supported our annual May Fair this year. We made nearly £3,500 of which every penny goes towards benefiting every child at the school. Thanks to Splasher the Dolphin who opened the fair and Nigel Don for starting the Millo fun run too. It was very well attended and everyone had a great day, the weather certainly helped! 

Our school summer disco is to be held on Wednesday June 13 P1-3 at 6-7pm and P4-7 at 7.30-8.30pm, pay at the door £2 per child. The ever popular adults quiz night will be held on Friday June 15 at Mackie Academy at 7.30 £4 per person, maximum of six in a team. The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday June 12 at 6.30pm, all welcome as always. The parent council met on May 2. The minutes will be available online on the parent council zone of the school website. The police road safety advisor gave feedback regarding the parking situation around school. She was pleased to report that, in the main, parents have been parking away from the school, with respect for local residents and other road users and, importantly, pedestrians. 

The Council will be putting in a staggered barrier at the Holly Road path to stop children running straight out from the playground and onto the road. The school and parent council are keen to work with some local businesses who would like to be involved with the school and help with one of their planned projects.

The school are looking at ways to get a raised area in the school hall to act as a stage which can be moved into place for assemblies and other presentations. The hall is in need of some sound-deadening to improve the acoustics at school assemblies and to reduce the noise at lunchtimes.

Finally, some additional playground equipment is planned. If you know of any local business who would be keen to support any of these ventures in any way, or you would like further information, the parent council would love to hear from you parentcouncil.milloforest@gmail.com

The last parent council meeting of the school year will be held on Thursday June 14 at 6.30 and is open to all parents and carers of Mill O’Forest pupils.

The school website is an ideal starting point if you would like to find out more about the school – it is currently being moved to a new server but can still be found at www.milloforest.aberdeenshire.sch.uk