WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 7 February 2020

Year 10 Work Experience – 6-17 July 2020

We have extended the deadline for the return of the Work Experience paperwork to Friday 14 February. Please speak to your child if they have not already handed in their paperwork.

All students in Year 10 MUST have a placement as this is part of the curriculum.The NYBEP website where you can search for placements can be found here: https://nybep.work-experience.co.ukand the login username and password is Millthorpe2020.

Please remember that you can find a placement through the NYBEP website or you can source your own placement.

Student absence

Just a reminder that if your son/daughter is unwell or unable to attend school for any other reason, please call school on 01904 686400 before 9.30am each day, unless a longer a period of absence has already been notified. You can also email: admin@millthorpeschool.co.uk

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Year 8 Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 27 February from 4.00–6.30pm. Parents are invited to book and manage their own appointments via the online booking system, which will be available from 9.00am, Saturday 15 February – 12.00midnight, Sunday 23 February.

Year 7 reports

Year 7 students should have received their reports this week. Please contact the School Office if your child has not received their report.

Millthorpe Loop – FAQs for parents/carers

In last Friday’s weekly email we introduced The Millthorpe Loop, a newly founded parent/carer forum which is working to develop a “Frequently Asked Questions” system of information sharing.

The FAQ system will be a source of practical information to support parents/carers, staff and students with answers to quick questions.

Thanks to those who have already suggested questions for inclusion. If you haven’t had the chance to do this yet, please do spare a couple of minutes to add your suggestions for FAQs you would like, or you think other parents might like, to have answers to. Click this survey link to add your questions.

Austria Ski Trip Parents Evening – Tuesday 3 March

Mr Boothman will be holding a meeting about the Austria Ski Trip for parents and students at 6.00pm on Tuesday 3 March in the Drama Studio. He will deliver a presentation, provide information booklets about the trip and answer any questions you may have. The booklets will include all the information covered during the evening and other relevant information to help you prepare for the trip.

Please remember to bring your child’s passport and EHIC card on the evening.

If anyone is unable to attend, Mr Boothman will send a booklet home for you. If, after reading this, you still have any questions, please contact Mr Boothman by email and he will give you a call.

Poland 2020 trip to Krakow

Please remember that students need about £20 (in sterling) to cover costs if they want to buy food, drink or other items at the airport. Spending money should be Polish Zloty. We feel that £60 should be enough to cover lunch requirements, hotel behaviour deposit, and to cover any shopping/souvenir purchases the students may wish to make. This should be sealed in an envelope clearly labelled with the pupil’s name and amount of currency.

Any questions/problems, please email Miss Forrester

GCSE Science Live Trip for Year 10 Triple Science Students

This is a reminder that the GCSE Science Live Trip for Year 10 Triple Science students is taking place next Wednesday 12 February. Students are to meet in the dining hall at 8.40am, to be registered ready for a swift departure at 8.50am. All students MUST be in full school uniform and come with a packed lunch for the trip. Any students who are eligible for Free School Meals who wish to get a packed lunch from the canteen are asked to let canteen staff know before Wednesday.

The expected arrival time back to school is 4.30pm to Scarcroft Road, from where students will be dismissed.

Driving to school

If you are dropping students off at school or need to park near school during the day, please make sure you pull up where it is safe to do so without causing an obstruction. Please remember to park considerately and do not block entrances to nearby roads and/or driveways.

A reminder that parents/carers should under no circumstances be driving into school to drop off or collect students unless by prior arrangement with the school (eg for a student with an injury).

Diary reminders

  • School will close for half-term on Friday 14 February at 3.10pm and reopen on Monday 24 February at 8.50am.
  • School will be closed to students on Friday 6 March for a teacher training day.