WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 28 February 2020

Millthorpe Loop – Quiz Night

Millthorpe Loop are holding a Quiz Night on Friday 27 March, from 7.00-9.30pm in the School Hall. The evening, hosted by Tom Adams, resident Quizmaster at The Swan and The Slip, promises to be an evening filled with fun, good company and some healthy competition!

The victorious team will win a Barrow of Booze and there will also be smaller prizes for the runners-up.

Tickets are priced at £3 per person and will be available via ParentPay or from Millthorpe School’s Main Reception (cash only please) from Wednesday 4 March. Tickets are limited so don’t miss out, get them fast! All proceeds will go to Millthorpe Loop funds.

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.

Year 7 Activities Club

Year 7 children are invited to a new after-school enrichment club, which will take place on Fridays from 3.10-4.00pm in classroom A2. The club will enable students to take part in activities that are interesting, educational and fun.

Each half-term will have a different theme and in summer, some of our activities will take place outside. This half-term we will focus on cooking skills by making healthy, low cost snacks.

Full details about the club can be found here.

Spring Concert

A reminder that the annual Spring Concert will be held next Tuesday, 3 March at 7.00pm in the School Hall. Tickets, priced at £3 or £2.50 concession, will be available on the door on the evening.

Supporting people with nut allergies

Parents/carers are courteously reminded that, to protect the safety of students and staff at risk of anaphylaxis, nuts and products containing nuts should not be brought into school. Students should also be advised not to share pack ups and snacks with other students and eat only in designated areas. Thank you for your continued support.

Ending period poverty

We are pleased to be taking part in the government scheme to support ending period poverty. The scheme is for all learners who need to access sanitary products in their place of learning in order to access education.

Further information about the scheme will be released over the next few weeks.

Calling all History nerds!

Greg Jenner is coming to York to talk about his new book “Dead Famous – A History of Celebrity.” He is delivering a free talk, co-ordinated by the History Nerds team and St Peter’s School, which is open to the wider public. Greg is the Chief Nerd at Horrible Histories and has a brilliant podcast called You’re Dead To Me which is well worth a listen.

Tickets are FREE but if you would like to attend it would be advisable to book as soon as possible as tickets will go very fast!
Greg will be signing copies of Dead Famous (priced at £16) after the talk.

World Book Day – Thursday 5 March

To mark World Book Day we will be holding a Book Swap and on the day, students can wear an item of clothing or carry a prop relating to their favourite book or book character, for example a Harry Potter jumper or socks or carry a prop such as a wizard hat or wand. This is in addition to uniform and not instead of. Students taking part can come to the library at lunch time to receive a treat.

The Book Swap can be found on the table as you walk into the library. All students need to do is bring a book, place it on the table, and help themselves to any other book.
There will be other activities and treats throughout the week and more fun in the library on Thursday lunch time.

Battlefields Trip – Correction

We erroneously reported in the last Millthorpe Messenger that some of our Year 10 students would be heading off on the Battlefields trip next month. The trip has been cancelled this year as we didn’t get a sufficient number of students to make it viable. Please accept our apologies for any confusion.