Saxton Newsletter 14.10.22

Hello Yellow - Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who wore yellow and made donations either by the Just Giving page or in cash. We raised £296 between Monk Fryston & Saxton Schools. Thanks you as always for your continued support.

Harvest Festival - 21st October

Our Harvest Festival will take place in church on Friday 21st October at 1pm. We will be collecting gifts of food that will be donated to Selby Food Bank, who are experiencing shortages of good at the moment. Gifts may be brought the afternoon before and placed in church, or brought into school on the day. Parents and friends are welcome to attend the service.

Open Evening - 20th October

Don’t forget that we will be having an open event for new families on Thursday 20th October from 3.45pm – 5pm. This is a chance to look at our Willow class and meet the staff. Please do spread the word.

X-Country 13.10.22

Well done to the children that represented our school at the X-Country event this week.

They all did incredibly well and tried their absolute best. We even had 5th place medal winner!

FOSS - Halloween Fancy Dress - 31st October

FOSS are organising a dressing up event on Monday 31st October. Children are invited to come into school dressed on a Halloween theme (not too scary please!) in return for a donation to FOSS. This can be any amount over £1.
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Bag2School Clothing Collection - 2nd November

We have arranged a clothing collection for 2nd November. Please bag up any unwanted clothing. October half term would be a good opportunity to clear out those cupboards! The bags can be dropped off at school week before 9am on Wednesday 2nd November (please don't bring them earlier as we have no where to store them). If you would like to find out more information about the scheme please click the link below. Children will be bringing bags home w/c 10th October but you can still use your own too.

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Selby Music Centre

Calling all strings players! Selby Music Centre would like you to invite you take part in one of our strings groups at Selby High School on Saturday mornings. We have Fiddlesticks for beginner violins, violas, cellos and guitars meeting at 9.30 am or Folk Group for guitarists who can play a few chords, also at 9.30. There is a tuck shop at 10.45am followed by a singing and percussion group from 11.05am until 12.20pm.

All sessions will be FREE for new starters until Christmas!

Bring your own instrument with you, or let me know if you need to borrow one.

Strings players who are grade 1+ are also welcome at Folk Group and Senior Strings

(11.05 – 12.20)

You are welcome to join us on October 15th , November 5th , 12th , 19th , 26th , Dec 3rd and on the morning of December 10th , we will have a short concert so that each group can

share something they have learned and maybe we will sing a few Christmas carols! Please come along!

Please contact if you are interested or would like further information.

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School Lunches

Next week we will be on Week 3 of the autumn lunches menu.

Children can decide daily whether they are having a school dinner or packed lunch.

Please ensure you discuss the menu each day with your child so they can decide what they would like to order. Once they know their choices, they will choose this each morning with their teacher during registration.

Each day there are 4 choices, either the hot dinner, hot vegetarian option, jacket potato with a choice of toppings or a sandwich. The sandwich and jacket potato always come with a selection of vegetables/salad on the side and have the full pudding choice for that day.

Packed Lunches - if you are sending grapes in your child's packed lunch, can you please ensure that these are cut in half.

Autumn 2022 Lunch Menu

From w/c 5th September 2022 - w/c 16th December 2022. This is our menu for the Autumn Term

Parent Volunteers

We are delighted to be able to have volunteers into schools again, and would welcome parents to help us. If you are able to give any time to us, either on an ad-hoc or regular basis, you will need to complete a DBS application. Please contact the office for more information.

Application for Pupil Absence Form

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.

Diary Dates

Saxton Parents Calendar

Details of events and school activities. This is also accessible through the school website.

Term Dates

Please click here to see the 2022/23 and 2023/24 Term Dates

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget that if you use Amazon Smile and have registered our school for donations, FOSS will receive a donation. This is a very quick and easy way to make money for our children, so please do remember to keep checking that your orders have been placed this way.
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Shop with Amazon smile and raise money for FOSS


Help raise money for FOSS and label your children's school items. The soft plastic labels can be stuck on machine wash-care labels of clothes, but can also be used on shoes, dishwasher items and general school items.

Please order via the website and quote Saxton school number 17524

Vacancies within the STAR Multi Academy Trust

Please click on the button to see our latest vacancies

Car Parking reminder

Please be considerate when parking near the school crossing. If parked too close it can be very difficult to see if it is safe to cross, particularly at pick up time-thank you.


Please click here to be re-directed to ParentPay, where you can pay for lunches and other school related items.

The STAR Multi Academy Trust

The STAR MAT website links and twitter page.