Monk Fryston Weekly News 24.2.23

The school target for next week is;

remember to be kind.

Welcome Mr Turner.

We are delighted to welcome Mr Turner to our school. He will be teaching Year 5.

PTA Meeting Thurs 2nd March.

PTA are holding their next meeting to plan events for the Summer term at 7.30pm Thursday 2nd March. Venue to be confirmed. Please come along and support the school by helping PTA raise money.

World Book Day - Thursday 2nd March.

Just to clarify, dressing up as your favourite book character is optional, children can come in non uniform and bring a book or make a prop to display in school.
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PTA 100 Club

Thank you to everyone who has entered the PTA 100 Club this month. If you played last month, you will keep the same number. The draw will be made today and the winning numbers will be posted on the school website and newsletter next week. The deadline for purchasing tickets for the March draw will be 22nd March.

Book Fayre - Weds 8th March.

We are holding the very popular book fayre on Wednesday 8th March, it will be in the school hall from 8am to 4pm, please pop in when you have your Learning Review meeting with the teacher.

World Book Day vouchers should be coming home next week, these can be used at the book fayre to get £1 off.

Learning Reviews Weds 8th March.

Our Learning Review Meetings take place on Wednesday 8th March. Don’t forget that children in Key Stage 2 should attend and lead these meetings. You should have booked your appointment by now but if you haven't and you need any assistance please contact the office.

Remember school is closed other than to attend the learning review.

Comic Relief - Red Nose Day - Friday 17th March.

To make your comic relief donation please click the link below;

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Comedy Night Saturday 18th March

MF Football are hosting a Comedy Night Saturday 18th March. Tickets are now available from the PTA. They will be on sale at the Gingo event this evening. A member of the PTA will be selling them on the playground next week. A text will be sent to confirm which day.
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Big Walk and Wheel Starts 20th March.

The Sustrans Big Walk & Wheel takes place from 20 – 31st March. During this time, the Eco Warriors are encouraging all children to walk, cycle or scoot at least some of the way to school. We will count the number of journeys done this way each day and enter these into the national competition.

Class Photographs Tuesday 21st March.

Adventure Photography will be in school on Tues 21st March to take the annual class photographs.

Open Classrooms Tuesday 21st March.

A chance for your child to show you the work they have been doing. The classroom will be open from 3.30pm to 5pm so please come along.
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Video Games.

We know that a number of our children like to play video games. Did you know that there is a really good website that allows parents to view a game so they know about the content? It also suggests good, age-appropriate alternatives to games that children may be too young for. This can be found at

Kings Church Need Bell Ringers.

The Kings Coronation takes place on 6th May and all the church bells throughout the land will ring out in celebration. It will be a memorable occasion, but only if there are enough people to ring the bells. One of those could be you. The only requirements at Tadcaster are that you can climb 24 steps, raise your hands straight above your head and count to 8.

If you are interested in finding out how to ring the Church bells and would like to try, come along and give it a go. Contact Sue on 07422331313

School Calendar

Don't forget to check the school calendar regularly. We have lots going on and don't want you to miss anything.

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

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

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.

Lunch Menu - January to March 2023

Click on the STAR EATS Menu to download a copy

Click here to 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

Vacancies within the STAR Multi Academy Trust

Click above to see the latest vacancies within our Academy.

School opens Weds 4th Jan.

Don’t forget that school opens to pupils on 4th January 2023.