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Friday News 23.10.15

Dear Parents/Carers,

For future diary dates and the chicken rota please refer to the ‘calendar’ on our website.  For Golden Table and Golden Book refer to the ‘Golden Book & Golden Table’ tag also on the website.

 Next week’s school target; Remember to be sensible in the toilets and cloakrooms.

We are selling tickets for the South Milford bonfire, they are available from the office. These can also be purchased from the Post Office or outlets in South Milford and Sherburn.

As you know, we believe that reading is an essential life skill and we give it a high priority within our curriculum. All children should read as part of their homework, and we strongly encourage parents to support them with this. Attached is our updated reading booklet that parents of older children will have seen before. It has information about how we teach reading at school and suggestions about how you can help your child at home. We intend sending further information in the coming weeks, and hope you find this useful in supporting your child’s reading.

Children In Need day is Friday 13th November. The theme this year is ‘being a hero for change’, and so we would encourage children to ‘change’ for the day in return for a donation to the charity. They may wish to change their hair for the day, or even change from a boy to a girl (or vice versa!)  We will be collect lose change for children to cover Pudsey Bear with and as always the very popular bun sale.  Please send in donations of buns, every child will receive one and then the remaining ones will be sold after school.

Don’t forget that applications for School Direct teacher training placements go live next week. You can search for our course on the UCAS website by looking for Monk Fryston School. Further information is on our website.

We will be selling poppies when we return after ½ term, they will be brought to the classrooms each day.  We will send a reminder out the first day back. There are other items available as well as the standard and self-adhesive poppies which we have in limited amounts.  Please see attached poster with details of items and suggested donation prices.  Could you please send any money in with your child in a sealed envelope/money bag with their name, year grp and exactly what they want to purchase.   Don’t forget we have the standard and stick on poppies too!

The School Council would like to raise money to purchase new playtime equipment and to make improvements in the pupil toilets. They are organising a ‘Monday Bun Day’ on Monday 9th November after school and would like donations of buns please. Children may bring £1 on that day to buy a bun after school, with all monies going towards the school council project.

There is a Halloween Bonfire Party at Monk Fryston Community Centre Sat 31st Dec, please see attached posters.  Someone will be selling tickets in the playground tonight.

Kirk Smeaton Primary school have a vacancy for an admin assistant.  Please see attached letter with full information.

Message from North Yorkshire Music Service …

I am letting you know of an exciting opportunity to learn more about one of the lesser known woodwind instruments – the bassoon.  Renowned professional bassoonist Laurence Perkins is delivering a fun demonstration (with an opportunity to try an instrument) for anyone who may be interested in learning, already learning or would just be curious to know more.  The sessions are free to children and adults throughout the county and beyond.   The session should last no more than an hour.  Details below:

Selby High School
Leeds Rd, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4HT
Tuesday 27th October at 11am and 1pm*
* this session to be confirmed
(North Yorkshire Music Service)
FREE ADMISSION by arrangement only – please contact Hannah Hebden –
events co-ordinator 07946 458667

Jill Garside
Woodwind Teacher
North Yorkshire Music Service


  1. Reading booklet
  2. Halloween bonfire party
  3. Kirk Smeaton admin post 2015
  4. Poppy appeal items and suggested donations
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