Monk Fryston Newsletter 26.1.24
The school target for next week is;
Thank you for continuing to help us to improve attendance. Our attendance this week is 94%, which is below our target of 96%. Please keep ensuring that your child attends school if they are well enough to do so, as we very much want to hit our target
Learning Reviews 6th March.
- We will shortly inform you of the arrangements for Learning Review meetings on 6th March. Don’t forget that if you have any specific concerns about your child, you can always contact their teacher and arrange a call or additional appointment.
Thank you for attending parents forum this week.
- Thank you to the parents who attended the forum on communication this week. We received some very valuable feedback which we will now reflect upon and start to make changes to the ways in which we communicate.
No more reminder texts.
- Parents have indicated that receiving multiple reminder texts become frustrating, so after half term we will stop sending these out. It is a parent’s responsibility to remain informed about school events, so please remember to look at the calendar on our website regularly to check what is coming up.
Break the Rules Day - Friday 9th February
A non-uniform day with a difference. Choose from 5 different rules to break. .
1. Wear temporary tattoos
2. Wear temporary hair dye
3. Bring dilute juice instead of water
4. Eat your dessert before main
5. Wear non-uniform.
A 50p donation for each rule or break them ALL 5 for a donation of £2.50 to the PTA - Payments can be made on ParentPay or cash donations on the day.
Please see the attached letter from Lily in Year 6 who is collecting donations of equipment etc for St Lucia.
Workshops for parents with children with autism.
North Yorkshire are running a series of workshops for parents of children with autism. To find out more or book a place please contact email@example.com.
Parents Support Group.
There is a new parent support group running in Selby from 20th Feb for parents of children with additional needs. If you would find this beneficial, please see flyer below.
Healthy snacks only please.
Please remember that we encourage children to only bring healthy snacks to school for playtimes, such as cheese or fruit. We have noticed that some are bringing in fruit loops or biscuits which shouldn’t be a playtime snack.
Free Fully Funded Sleep Workshop for Parents.
Sleep awareness session for KS1 (Foundation, Y1 & Y2) parents.
Do you worry that your child is not getting enough sleep? Is bedtime an emotional , stressful time in your house? Is family sleep disrupted because your child wakes in the night and is unable to get back to sleep without you? Does your child wake before 6am ready to start the day?
If you answer yes to any of these questions then you may find attending a sleep awareness session useful. The session will cover basic information about the sleep process and how you can support your child's sleep. The session is on Wednesday 31st January 6:30pm - 8pm at Monk Fryston School. If you are interested please complete the form below by Monday 29th January.
If you are unable to attend but would like information about your child's sleep, please still complete the form.
Holiday Club at Sherburn High School.
Upcoming diary dates - also check calendar for new events or changes.
2nd Feb - litter pick
9th Feb - break the rules day
12th Feb - school holidays
19th Feb - school re-opens
20th Feb - Year 5 Young Voices Trip
29th Feb - Y3 & Y4 visit to Harlow Carr
6th March - school closed for Learning Review appointments
6th March - book fayre in the hall
8th March - Y3 & Y4 production
15th March - Comic Relief
18th March - Easter service in Church 9.30am
19th March - class photographs 9am
19th March - open classrooms 3.30-5pm
22nd March - Training day - school closed to pupils
25th March - school holidays
8th April - school re-opens
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-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.
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.
Monk Fryston C of E Primary School
Tel 01977 682388
Location: Monk Fryston C Of E Primary School, Chestnut Green, Monk Fryston, Leeds, UK
Phone: 01977 682388