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Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 31 January

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 31 January

Morning Interval

A reminder that starting from today morning interval for all pupils S1-S6 will go back to being 10:20-10:40. This means that Period 3 classes for S1-S3 pupils will start at 10:40.

S4 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

There is a meeting after school this Thursday (2nd February) for all the S4 DofE participants that started their Bronze sections last year, and now wish to continue to complete their Bronze expedition training. Meet in the canteen from 3:00 to 4:30. It is vital that all participants that wish to continue attend, as plans for the rest of the year will be confirmed.

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 26 January

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 26 January

Fairtrade Fashion Show

To all staff and pupils, the Eco-group would like to invite you to attend a fashion show in the Alford Academy Theatre on Monday 6th March 7.00pm until 9.00pm.  A few pupils will be modelling Fairtrade clothing on a catwalk and there will be a chance to buy clothing after the show.  Other Fairtrade products will be available to buy, and hot drinks refreshments will be provided.  There will also be a performance from the school pipe band and there will be displays of Fairtrade information.  The Fairtrade products will be provided by Mid-Formartine Fairtrade Group.  If you would like to attend this event, please purchase tickets via the Humanities Department.  Tickets cost £2 each, with proceeds going to the Fairtrade Foundation Charity.

Fairtrade Fashion Show

**MODELS WANTED**

We are looking for volunteers of any age, male and female, to model Fairtrade clothing for our Fairtrade Fashion Show for Fairtrade Fortnight.  The Show will take place on Monday 6th March at 7.00pm and will require catwalk models to show a range of clothing in front of parents, staff, and pupils.  If you are interested, please put your name forward at the Humanities Department Research Area before Friday 13th February.

 

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 24 January

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 24 January

Burns Lunch

The Canteen will be putting on a burns lunch on Wednesday, please see menu below.

BURNS LUNCH

Scotch Broth (v)

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Haggis or Vegetarian Haggis, mashed neeps and mashed tatties

Mince, mealie and peas and mashed tatties

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Crunchy Oaty Apple Crumble and Custard

SNACKS

SNACKS, SOUP, CHEESE PANINI, HAGGIS AND CHEESE SUB, BEEF BURGERS, SAUSAGE ROLLS

Library

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 21 December

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 21 December

House Assemblies

House Assemblies will take place Period 6 on Thursdays. Pupils to register in normal classes at start of period and then go to the following venues for their house assembly when they hear the tannoy message:

Forbes – Dance Studio

Kildrummy –  PSE Rooms D0-68/69

Craigievar   –    Sports Hall

Glenbuchat  –    Gymnasium

NB Pupils to leave bags etc in classrooms and return to class at end of assembly prior to the final bell.

House Assemblies

Any spare wrapping paper donations for a House Assembly Activity this Thursday would be appreciated, please hand any wrapping paper donated to your Guidance Teacher.

LGBTQ+ Group

LGBTQ+ Group on a Wednesday lunchtime D0-67, bring your lunch.

Young Enterprise Meeting

Young Enterprise meeting 15.45-16.45 in Mrs Taylors Room (business) .

Christmas Clothing Swap for Charity

Today, during break and lunch, we will be asking children to bring in a Christmas jumper to swap or to pay a donation of £1 to buy a new (preloved) jumper. The money raised from this will be donated to the Trussell Trust (food bank).  There will be a ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ run by the Interact Group, at school on Thursday 22nd December, allowing pupils to wear their newly purchased/swapped Christmas jumper, with all donations also going the Trussell Trust.

We hope that this event will save lots of Christmas jumpers from entering landfill, being incinerated, or just being lost and unloved at the back of a wardrobe, and that the children will enjoy choosing a new preloved jumper to use this year and potentially beyond!

S3 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

There is now a list of names of those with places in Bronze Duke of Edinburgh for S3 up outside the Science corridor (purple board).

Please check this for your name. If you think you have handed in a form but your name is not on the list please see Mrs Cameron as soon as you can.

There will be a meeting in D061 on Wednesday 21st December at 1:35.  This will be for the handing out of forms and organising of expedition groups.

Lego Club

There will be no Lego Club today.  We will meet again on the first Wednesday after the holidays, 11th January 2023.

Christmas Gonks

The Prince’s Trust class have about 15 Gonks left to sell. We will be selling these at breaktime on Wednesday in the canteen – there are medium sized ones for £2.50 and large ones for £3.  They’re an excellent Christmas present if you’ve not sorted your presents!

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 20 December

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 20 December

Science Club

Science Club will start running again this week, on Thursday, at 1:30 pm, in B1-24. Come along and see the experiment prepared by our senior Young STEM Leaders.

Pupil Christmas Lunch

WEDNESDAY 21ST DECEMBER

Curried Parsnip and Apple Soup (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

Roast Turkey, (DF) (SF) (GF)

Mealie, (DF) (SF) (V)

Chipolata sausages,

Roast Potatoes, (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

Sliced Carrots, (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

Brussel Sprouts, (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

Cranberry Sauce (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

or

Mushroom Stroganoff and Rice  (SF) (GF) (V)

 

Sticky Toffee Pudding  (SF) (V)

Ice cream (SF) or Sorbet (DF) (SF) (V)

 

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 13 December

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 13 December

Academy Christmas Lunch

FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER

Curried Parsnip and Apple Soup (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

Roast Turkey, (DF) (SF) (GF)

Mealie, (DF) (SF) (V)

Chipolata sausages,

Roast Potatoes, (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

Sliced Carrots, (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

Brussel Sprouts, (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

Cranberry Sauce (DF) (SF) (GF) (V)

or

Mushroom Stroganoff and Rice  (SF) (GF) (V)

Sticky Toffee Pudding  (SF) (V)

Ice cream (SF) or Sorbet (DF) (SF) (V)

S1-3 Lunchtime Drop In

All S1-3 pupils are invited to attend a lunchtime drop-in session run by our Mental Health Peer Educators. This is an opportunity for you to socialise and take part in a range of fun activities and is a group for young people delivered by young people.  The sessions will take place every Wednesday lunchtime in D068 from 1.15 – 1.45pm and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Our Focus for Wednesday 14th December is a ‘getting to know you’ session with games and chat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Crafts

The Prince’s Trust S5/6 Achieve class are selling their Christmas Crafts beside the Pupil Entrance at lunchtime on Thursday and break and lunchtime on Friday this week.  We have Gonks, mini hanging Gonks and Wooden Winter scenes to sell – prices from £2 up to £5.  You can look at the items on the TVs around school.  These have all been handmade by our class this term and we hope to raise money for some local charities.

Dance Tickets

You can still purchase tickets in D069 from 1.35 Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Please make sure your parent / carer has completed the consent form prior to you purchasing the ticket. Tickets are £5.

 

Daily Bulletin – Monday 12 December

Daily Bulletin – Monday 12 December

Social Group

Social Group on a Monday lunchtime D0-67 bring your lunch come and chill and play games.

Access to ASTRO at Lunch Time

Due to a Football match happening at the end of lunch, the ASTRO will be closed, to allow teams to warm up etc. and Kick Off.

S1 Boys Football
Training on Monday the 12th of December has unfortunately been cancelled. Training will resume after the Christmas break.

Library

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas window art competition. I am happy to announce that the winners are Juliet and Katie. The prizes will be presented to them today. Our library looks nice and festive thanks to them both. Thank you to all the other pupils who joined in decorating the windows on Wednesday, outside the competition, just for fun.

Also, a big thank you to our lovely Craft Club pupils who build book stack snowman and Rudolph!

Science Club – S1-S3 Pupils

Science Club will start running again this week, on Thursday, at 1:30 pm, in B1-24. Come along and see the experiment prepared by our senior Young STEM Leaders.

 

Daily Bulletin – Monday 5 december

Daily Bulletin – Monday 5 december

Festive Treats

During the month of December Interact will be selling Candy Canes for 50p each every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at lunchtime.

The profits will be donated to local charities food banks.  Please do not hesitate to get yourself a festive treat.

Social Group

Social Group on a Monday lunchtime D0-67 bring your lunch come and chill and play games.

Christmas Dance

We are excited to announce that the Christmas dance is back after 3 years!  The junior dance is on Monday 19th of December and the senior dance is on Tuesday 20th of December.  Tickets will be on sale from the Monday 5th to Thursday 8th of December from 1.35-1.55 in D0-68 (junior dance) and D0-69 (senior dance) the cost will be £5 per ticket and includes food, drinks and music.

Developing the Young Workforce

I am Romana Richards the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Employer School Coordinator for Alford Academy.  My job is to connect employers with Alford Academy.  I am at Alford Academy on a Monday and Tuesday every week.  At the end of each week I update the Alford Academy blog with careers information – this includes Job adverts, upcoming events, and resources.  There are hyperlinks that take you to all of the relevant websites.  This can be found in the Blog news section of the website https://alfordacademy.edublogs.org/blog-news/

In addition, I update the blog news with flyers and information of other exciting upcoming events and open days that you might find useful.  Please do take a look it is a really useful resource and there are some amazing opportunities on offer for you to make use of.

S1-3 Lunchtime Drop-In

All S1-3 pupils are invited to attend a lunchtime drop-in session run by our Mental Health Peer Educators. This is an opportunity for you to socialise and take part in a range of fun activities and is a group for young people delivered by young people.  The sessions will take place every Wednesday lunchtime in D068 from 1.15-1.45pm and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Our Focus for Wednesday 7th December is a ‘getting to know you’ session with games and chat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Daily Bulletin – Monday 28 November

Daily Bulletin – Monday 28 November

Christmas Studio Recording

After a two year break, our Christmas studio recording is back this year.  The song for 2022 is “Happy Xmas! War is Over”.  If you and your friends would like to feature in the single, come along to the recording studio during any of the following times:

S1-3.  11:10 Morning break Mon-Fri and lunchtime on Tues

S4-6.  10:20 Morning break Mon/Thurs or any of the junior morning breaks

Attention for S3 – Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

We are starting up the new session of Duke of Edinburgh in Alford Academy. This involves a group camping expedition, volunteering, sports and other skills. It is a chance to show your independence and work towards an award that is both personally rewarding, helps the community and is great for your own skills and abilities.

If you are in S3 and would like more information and an application form please come to D068-9 on Wednesday Lunch time at 1:35.

Social Group

Social Group on a Monday lunchtime D0-67 bring your lunch come and chill and play games.

 

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 23 November

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 23 November

LGBTQ+ Group

LGBTQ+ Group on a Wednesday lunchtime D0-67, bring your lunch

Library

We have a fun display in the library to mark Movember. Match the name to the picture and claim your prize!

Also, a reminder that our Lego Club meeting is today. I have a challenge for you this time!

Pipe Band

Could all pipe band members please attend a lunchtime rehearsal meeting today at 1.30pm in A1-09 (feel free to being your lunch).  You will be issued with a letter which must be taken home today.

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