Ripon Cathedral School Update
Week ending Friday 1st February 2019
Our Christingle Service
The Light of the World
Canon Ailsa and Reverend Caitlin led us in a memorable service in the Cathedral on Monday evening. We were delighted that nearly all the children were able to stay behind after school to enjoy a jacket potato (thanks to Sally the cook!) and some time with their classmates and that so many friends and family members joined us in the Cathedral for the service itself. We were proud of how clearly the children could explain the elements of the Christingle; it helped us all to think about Jesus being the light of the world and how we have to shine for him too.
Top School in a 30 mile radius!
Times Tables Rockstars
Online Safety Workshop for Parents
The Big Sing Tuesday 12th February
We will be walking up to the Cathedral with our Year 1 and 2 children at 1.30pm, then the performance will be from 2-2.30pm. It is a free event and family/friends are warmly invited to attend. It will be quite informal and more about the opportunity of enjoying singing together with a large group of children, as opposed to a 'polished' performance! Afterwards we will take the children back to school, so they can be collected as normal at 3.10pm.
Learning at Home Letters
Spring Term Parent Teacher Appointments
As Friday 15th February is a training and appointment day, school is not open for children. However, we will run Oscar's from 8am to 5.15pm. Please note that we were fully booked on the training day in October and had to turn away everyone who arrived without booking. If you did not receive the booking email which was sent on Tuesday and think you may require Oscar's, please contact Mrs Rich in the office.
Maximising our Learning!
On Friday 15th February, Oscar's will be open 8am to 5.15pm (£20 full day, £15 half day). Places are limited to 30, and we already have 24 children booked in, so please be sure to reserve your spot now!
It will not be possible for us to have a holiday club in the February half term holidays, but we are looking to open for a couple of days in the Easter holiday. This has yet to be finalised, so we will confirm as soon as possible.
Dates for your diary......
Monday 4th February -Bag2School due at 9am
Wednesday 6th February - Reception visit to Hackfall Woods
Wednesday 6th February - NSPCC online safety workshop for parents 2pm (children will engage in 'Speak out. Stay safe' programme during the day)
Wednesday 6th February - Friends' meeting - 7pm One Eyed Rat
Thursday 7th February - meetings about SATs for Y2 & Y6 parents - choose either 3.15 or 6pm
Tuesday 12th February - Y1&Y2 Big Sing in the Cathedral, parents welcome (singing to start at 2pm)
Wednesday 13th February - Parent Teacher Appointments 2-6pm
Friday 15th February - Parent Teacher Appointment Day (no school for children but Oscar's will be open)
Friday 22nd February - School closes for half term break (3.10/15pm)
Monday 4th March - School reopens after the break
Message from the Friends
Friends' meeting - open to all - next Wednesday evening, 6th February, from 7pm in the One Eyed Rat. The meeting will discuss our achievements so far - what have we done, how much have we raised? Then we'll gather ideas for what we're going to to do this term and think about events coming up in the rest of the school year. A message on our Facebook page to let us know if you're coming would be great, thanks.
After the meeting, watch this space for our announcements about future events.