Monk Fryston Weekly News 4.3.22

Next weeks school target is:

Remember to Look Up and Aim High.

Support Ukraine Day - 8.3.22

We know you will be well-aware of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine right now. Our children have asked that we do something to help and we would like to offer our support by holding a non-uniform, fundraising day. For a suggested cash donation of £1, the children can come to school dressed in blue and yellow: the colours of Ukraine’s national flag. As global citizens, we aim to raise as much money as possible to support our neighbours in need. This event will take place on Tuesday, 8th March - please help us to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Please read Lucy’s letter to find out more.
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Learning Review Day 9.3.22

We are looking forward to seeing all families at Learning Review meetings on Wednesday. If you have not yet made an appointment, it is important that you do so as we want to have the chance to talk about every child. We hope to be able to invite you into school for an Open Classrooms where you can see your child’s work later in the term. Please remember school is closed other than for your learning review appointment or to look at the book fair.

Book Fair 9.3.22

We are having a Book Fair in the hall on Weds 9th March, when you come to see your child's teacher for their learning review meeting pop along to the hall and have a look at the books on offer. Don''t forget to bring your £1 World Book Day token to use.

Uniform Sale 9.3.22

There will be tables with good condition used uniform for sale. We will have a table outside Reception class for Rec to Y3 sizes and then another table outside Y6 for older ages. Please put your donations in the honesty boxes on the tables. Grab yourself a bargain!

Big Walk and Wheel 21st March to 1st April.

The Big Pedal is back but this year its the "Big Walk and Wheel". This years challenge will take place from 21st March to 1st April. Whether you wheel, walk, scoot or cycle. Do this for the full journey or part of the way, it all counts. We had fantastic results last year and we plan for even more success this year. School will be encouraging all children to take part, we will be monitoring daily commutes and learning about the benefits of active travel. Please help us make this the most successful year yet!

Class Photographs 22.3.22

Adventure Photography will be in school at 9am 22nd March to take the class photographs, we will send the proofs home as soon as they are available.

Disco 31st March

It's back...the VERY popular school disco.

5-6pm for Rec to Year 2

6-7pm for Year 3 to Year 6

£2 per ticket (includes a drink and sweets) - please purchase tickets on ParentPay.

PTA Meeting 5.4.22

Join us for the next PTA meeting at MF School 7.30pm 5th April. We look forward to seeing you there.

Save the Date Friday 3rd June - Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Monk Fryston School have been invited to join in the Monk Fryston and Hillam Platinum Jubilee celebrations during the day on Friday 3rd June - this is one of the Jubilee Bank Holidays on the half term holiday. School children can take part in a parade through the villages followed by a picnic (packed lunch) on the school field. This will be provided by Monk Fryston Parish Council. We hope you and your family can save the date for what will be a fun-filled, historic village and school event.

Free Courses for Parents

The NY Adult Learning team are running free online courses to provide parents with the knowledge to support their child in their English and Maths year 6 SATs.

Maths support course, Tues 1st March at 18:30-20:30

English support course, Wednesday 2nd March at 09:30 -11:30 or 18:00 – 20:00

For more information and to book online,

Call Adult Learning Team on 01609 536066


Cricket Coaching.

Is your child in Year 4, 5 or 6 and keen to try a new sport?

Hillam & Monk Fryston Cricket Club are delighted to invite pupils of Monk Fryston Primary's Years 4, 5 and 6 to join our Under 9s and Under 11 indoor nets coaching sessions, starting on 4th March. Cricket is an excellent all-round sport and there’s something for everyone across fielding, batting and bowling. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before, everyone is welcome and full skills coaching is given. If you have played before and would like to get back in to it, come and join us!

When the season starts in May, our teams will be part of the York & District Junior League and we have a fantastic mix of girls and boys playing in exciting, engaging and safe games with fully trained & DBS certified coaches; coaching will be on Friday nights.

We are also running winter nets training sessions for Years 7 & 8, if there are older siblings who would like to join the Under 13 squad. In matches, players are rotated equally and we ensure there are many opportunities for development but above all, it’s about enjoying the game.

Dates for your diary: Starting Friday 4th March: soft ball & hard ball indoor nets sessions. No experience needed, just come & join in. Indoor nets will run every Friday from 4th March at Brigshaw School, WF10 2HR. Practice runs from 6pm to 7pm for school years 4 to 6, and 7pm to 8pm for years 7 & 8. All equipment is provided, no special kit necessary.

May 2022: All Stars and Dynamos will start again for ages 5 to 11 - more info coming soon!

For more info or to sign up, please contact Rich Milne on

Families North Yorkshire Magazine

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Send a shout out to a member of staff.

This is to recognise staff who have done something great. We want to recognise the achievement of all our staff so please help up to pass on your nice comments and thanks.

Pupil Absence Requests

This form should be completed by the parent/carer and returned to the school as far in advance as possible and preferably preferably with sufficient notice before the first intended day of absence.

The DfE regulations for attendance state that leave of absence during term-time should not be granted by schools unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances.’ Parents/carers must obtain the school’s permission before making any arrangements for leave in exceptional circumstances, otherwise the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and may result in a penalty notice being served.

Parent Volunteers

We hope to be able to welcome volunteers into school very soon. However, any previous DBS check will have now expired and will need to be renewed. If you would like to volunteer to help in school on a regular basis in future, please contact the office so that we can begin the process in applying for a new DBS. You will need to bring in some ID, a current passport, driving licence and utility bill issued within the last 3 months. We will also need 2 character references so please also provide the names and email addresses of 2 people who could provide this for you. Thank you for your continued support.

Vacancies within the STAR Multi Academy Trust

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