Monk Fryston Weekly News 22.7.22

School Meals

Please be aware there will be an increase in the school meal prices from September. These will rise to £2.50 per day, making the weekly amount £12.50. We shared the new menu with you yesterday, a copy of this is also available at the bottom of this newsletter or on our website under the 'Parents' tab.

Winners of the York Minster Carving Competition!

We are thrilled to announce that the winners of the York Minster Jubilee Carving Competition are both from Monk Fryston!! Our wonderful Mrs Chorlton encouraged the children to take part and pupils from Year 1 and Year 5 won their categories. The masonry team at the Minster gave the following reasons for their choices:


“We loved how the tree had been drawn. The branch design is well considered and has lots of movement, you can almost imagine them blowing in the breeze. Planting more trees for the future is such an important message too.” (Year 1)

“We chose this because the pupil has thought about both people and animals. The drawing was really original and the message behind it was full of hope and beautifully written. It will also be fun to carve all the different elements.” (Year 5)

York Minster’s stonemasons will carve the stones, which will be complete by the end of September. The hope is that the winners will be able to attend a presentation ceremony, when the new statue of HM Queen Elizabeth II is unveiled at York Minster in the Autumn. Well done to both children - we are so proud of you and all the hard work you put into your designs. What a superb outcome!


Ukulele Club - Yrs 4 to 6

Coming to Monk Fryston this September is-Ukulele Club! Open to Years 4, 5 and 6, Ukulele Club will run on Thursdays after school by Mrs Stevens & Mrs Ronicle. The first week will look at how a ukulele works, begin to learn how to tune it and start to learn about chords. By week 2, we do ask that you have your own ukulele to play. Get ready to jam! You will be able to sign up for this via ParentPay in September once we send all the other clubs out too. If you require any further information please email either Mrs Stevens a.stevens@mf.starmat.uk or Mrs Ronicle e.ronicle@mf.starmat.uk

Thank you for your support.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us during the heatwave this week. We are very grateful for the generous loan of additional fans, gazebos and donation of ices to keep children cool.

Heat Pump.

We have been disappointed that the drilling hasn’t yet taken place for our new heat pump. This is due to delays in the geological survey. However, work is due to commence on Monday so if you are passing school and are interested, please do look in. As the work has not been possible during term time we have asked the contractors to hold an open event so people can see the work in progress and we will communicate this to you when we get more details.

Summer Reading Challenge.

North Yorkshire Library Service are once again running the popular reading challenge this summer. This is a great opportunity to encourage your child to read as much as possible during the holiday, as they can collect prizes and gain a certificate. Do please consider registering them – it is completely free to take part.

Pupils return to school Tues 6.9.22.

Don’t forget that school starts for children on Tuesday 6th September.

PTA AGM 22.9.22

The PTA AGM will be held in school on 22nd September 2022. Wine and nibbles will be provided, so please come along and find out what we do.
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