Monk Fryston Weekly News 10.3.23

The school target for next week is;

remember to think of others.

Recycle your plastic bottle lids.

We have introduced a new recycling box in school – we now recycle plastic bottle lids! The box can be found in the entrance. School receives rewards for each bag of lids that we recycle, and of course there are excellent benefits for the environment as well.

New feature for school meals.

Our school meals provider, STAR Eats is introducing a new feature from 20th March. This will allow parents to pre-order school meals with their child at home, up to 10 weeks in advance. This service will not be compulsory and selections can still be made each day, and children can change their mind even if a meal has been pre-ordered. More information will be sent about this next week.

Litter Pick 24.3.23

The Eco Warriors are organising a litter pick in the village on Friday 24th March by children in Years 3 – 6 as part of the Great Big School Clean initiative run by Keep Britain Tidy.

Community Centre car park out of use on Weds 15th March

I am writing on behalf of the Community Association to inform you that the Community Centre car park will be out of use on Wednesday 15th March. White lining of car park spaces will be taking place.

PTA 100 Club

Tickets for the March draw must be purchased by 22nd March.

Book Fayre

Thank you to everyone who supported the book fayre, this has raised £764.21 for school to spend on books.

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

We will not be selling red noses this year but they are available to purchase elsewhere if you do purchase one children can wear them in school, please put their names in them.

Please make your donations to comic relief on ParentPay.

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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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Refreshing the library - do you have books you could donate?

We are refreshing the books in our library and would welcome donations of any looked-after books. If any children have reading books that they have forgotten to return we would love to have these back as well please. All donations can be sent through class teachers or the office.

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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Pedestrian Crossing Petition.

Monk Fryston Parish Council has been trying to improve road safety in the village. Our requests for a pedestrian crossing have been declined on more than one occasion by North Yorkshire County Council.

Help us to demonstrate the level of public support for a pedestrian crossing by signing this petition.

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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.

​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.