Monk Fryston Weekly News 21.4.23

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RSPCA Charity day Friday 28th April

Some of our Year 3 pupils are planning to hold a charity day on Friday 28th April in aid of the RSPCA. Children will be invited to come to school dressed on an animal theme (costume, accessories, or animal design on clothing) or non-uniform in return for a donation to the RSPCA.

PTA 100 Club

Don’t forget that the PTA are running a 100 Club with monthly prizes. Entry into the April draw has now closed but numbers from May onwards can still be purchased on ParentPay. The June draw will be a bonus month with higher prizes.

Big Walk & Wheel

We did incredibly well in the Big Walk & Wheel – thank you for supporting this. Our final position was 208th in the UK (44th in the North of England) which is great! We made a total of 1317 journeys to school by walking or wheeling, which represents 66.6% of our children.

Maths Information Evening for Parent - Thursday 4th May, 6-7pm

Thank you for your feedback about Maths at Monk Fryston and Saxton CE Schools. We had lots of interest in the idea of a maths information session for parents/carers. The general consensus was that an evening would be preferable so we have organised for the session to take place on:

Thursday 4th May, 6-7pm at MF School

The session will be informal and will include some information about the strategies we use to teach maths to your children (across all age groups); some top tips for supporting maths learning at home; and the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our maths learning.

The session is intended for any adults supporting children at home (which might include grandparents etc.).

If you intend to come along, please book your space(s) using the Google form below:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Bag2School - Clothing Collection - Friday 28th April

We are having a Bag2School clothing collection. Bags will be coming home today please bring any clothing to school either Thursday 27th or before 9.10am Friday 28th April. You can use black bags etc if you have more than one bag to fill.

Eco Warrior - river, canal or beach clean.

Can you help us do a river, canal or beach clean? Our Eco Warriors want to encourage children to clean up our waterways but we are unable to organise this as a school. If you have some spare time during the Easter holidays or at a weekend, it would be great if you could help clean a small section of a waterway to help our environment. Thank you!

Street Party at the Community Centre.

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Free school meals for all years for pupils whose families receive financial support.

​If you are in receipt of certain benefits, your child could also qualify for free school meals during all school years. To qualify you must be receiving:

  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month)

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Please note that contributions-based benefits, including contribution-related Jobseekers' Allowance do not entitle you to claim free school meals.

Apply for free school meals

You will receive an instant decision on whether your application is successful. If it is, we will fully process the application in 5 working days and notify the school. Once the school has received this your child can begin enjoying free school meals. You should continue to pay until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange reimbursement of payment made while your entitlement is being confirmed.

Free school meals claims cannot be backdated. They are awarded from the date we receive the application, once eligibility is confirmed. This is because there is a legal requirement for a request to be made, before a free school meal can be provided. If you are not entitled to free school meals, you will be notified in writing.

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