WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 31 January 2020

Careers Fair and Higher Education Evening

Students and parents/carers are invited to a Careers Fair and Higher Education Evening at All Saints RC School.

This will be held on Monday 23 March from 4.00-7.00pm. There will be a wide range of employers and universities to visit at the fair, and there will also be a range of presentations delivered by the universities including: student finance; choosing a course; writing the UCAS application; applying for a competitive course. There will also be presentations about Apprenticeships, including Degree Apprenticeships.

To book a place please visit the registration page.

The Millthorpe Loop

The Millthorpe Loop is a newly founded parent/carer forum which has two main priorities this year:

  • Priority One is a School Quiz in March, which aims to improve community links and raise funds.
  • Priority Two is developing a “Frequently Asked Questions” system of information sharing. We aim to develop a FAQ system with the support of parents/carers, staff and students which will be a source of practical information to support you with answers to quick questions rather than a conversation/discussion tool.

Please click this survey link to tell us the FAQs you would like, or you think other parents might like, to have answers to.

Thank you for your help with our flagship innovation. If you would like to be involved in Millthorpe Loop please contact Mary Simpson.

Early closure reminder

Just a reminder that school closes at 2.20pm for staff professional development on Wednesday 5 February.

Year 8 reports

Year 8 students should have received their reports this week. Please contact the School Office if your child has not received their report.

Project Prom

Project Prom is an initiative which helps to make sure that everyone attending their leavers’ prom is able to have a nice dress or a good suit. The project was launched by Gail Hirst, Welfare Officer at Archbishop Holgate’s School, but is open to anyone across the city.

A colleague at City of York Council is collecting dresses and suits for Project Prom, so if you would like to make a donation of pre-loved items in good condition, please contact Ruth Cooper in school for further information. They are also looking for clothes rails and hangers.

Project leaders are hoping to hold an open event so that people can go along and pick out an outfit. A date is to be confirmed soon.

Anyone who would like to take advantage of this project should contact Ruth Cooper.

PE/Games kit reminder and expectations

Millthorpe School enjoys high participation rates in PE and Games with the vast majority of students organised and ready to learn. A number of students in recent weeks have had some issues with the organisation of their PE and Games kit, in particular, bringing outdoor studded football boots for games. The kit requirements for PE/Games have not changed and students and parents/carers are reminded that expectations around PE/Games kit should be followed as rigorously as all school uniform.

A reminder of the PE/Games kit can be found on the school website.

Young Carers Awareness Day

Yesterday we held a non-uniform day to mark Young Carers Awareness Day and so far, we have collected a fantastic £800 through donations and a bake sale. All proceeds will go to York Carers Centre.

Thanks to all for your kind donations and contributions.