WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 29 November 2019

Meeting re trip to Krakow, Poland

There will be a meeting on Monday 16 December, at 6.00pm, in the school library, to go through the itinerary for the trip to Krakow, Poland. (Please note entry to the school at this time is via the main drive only.)

The trip booklet, which contains a wealth of information about where we will be going and what we will be doing, will be available at this meeting, and we will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Please contact Miss Forrester if you are unable to attend – she will be happy to answer any questions.


Year 9 Parents Evening

A quick reminder that our Year 9 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 5 December from 4.00–6.30pm. The online booking system will be available until 12.00midnight, Sunday 1 December.


Millthorpe School’s Production of Aladdin

Tickets will be on sale next week for this year’s spectacular Christmas production of Aladdin. Performances are at 6.30pm on Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December.

Tickets are £3 each and can be purchased from Ms Andrle before and during registration every morning (8.40-9.05). Ms Andrle’s office is up the stairs past the Language Lab next to the staff kitchenette. Please bring exact money if you can.

Congratulations to all!


General election hustings

Bootham School is hosting a general election hustings evening on Monday 9 December at 7.00pm and would like to invite students, staff, parents and anyone else who is interested to go along. If you would like to attend to quiz local candidates, further information and tickets are available here. When you book tickets you can also register to ask a question.


Parenting course

Family Matters York are running a five-week parenting course beginning on Monday 13 January 2020 at Clifton Children’s Centre. Each session runs from 12.45-2.45pm.

For further information please contact Helen at Family Matters on T: 07393 147259 or E: helenatkinson@fmy.org.uk


Care4Calais – donations needed

Care4Calais is a volunteer-run charity delivering aid and support to refugees living in Northern France and Belgium. They are looking for donations of a number of items including various items of clothing, tarpaulins and backpacks amongst others. If you would like to donate please check this list of required items and then bring your items to school. There is a collection box in the main office which will returned to the charity at the end of term.

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 22 November 2019

Parents Evenings

Year 10

A reminder that our Year 10 Parents Evening will take place next week, on Tuesday 26 November from 4.00–6.30pm. Parents are invited to book and manage their own appointments via our online booking system which will be available until 12.00midnight, Sunday 24 November.

Year 9

Our Year 9 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 5 December from 4.00–6.30pm. Parents can book and manage their own appointments online. The booking system will be available between the hours of 9.00am, Saturday 23 November and 12.00midnight, Sunday 1 December.

Year 7

Further to the recent Year 7 Parents Evening, staff have provided written feedback for those parents/carers who were unable to attend. This has been collated and will be sent to those concerned via email early next week.


Year 10 reports

Year 10 students have received their reports today, Friday 22 November.


Year 9 trip to Carlton Lodge – Medical forms

The deadline for returning medical forms for Year 9 students going to Carlton Lodge was today. Can you please ensure your completed forms are returned to school by Monday 25 November. If you have mislaid your form, replacements can be obtained from the school office.


Christmas Dinner – Tuesday 10 December

Christmas Dinner will be on Tuesday 10 December. You can buy tickets in advance via ParentPay from Monday 25 November at the usual meal deal price of £2.40 – students will get a traditional roast turkey dinner or a vegetarian alternative (vegetable plait) with all the trimmings plus dessert. It will be a ticket-only event – tickets will be handed out via form tutors. Please note that it won’t be possible to pay by cash on the day and no other food or drink will be available for purchase at lunchtime, although break time service will be available as normal.

Please join us – you may even get to see Miss Greenhalgh in a pinny!


Children in Need update

Last Friday’s non-uniform day and bake sale raised a fantastic £1203.85 for Children in Need. Thanks again for all your generous donations.


Design & Engineering Apprenticeships with Atkins

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, has a number of apprenticeships available for those wishing to explore an engineering career.

The roles are across a range of disciplines, from surveying to project management, electrical to mechanical engineering (levels 3 – 7). Apprentices will work towards professional qualifications gaining practical skills and earning whilst learning.

Find out more on the company website


Driving to school

If you are dropping students off at school, please make sure you pull up where it is safe to do so without causing an obstruction. Please 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).


German Teacher required for German Saturday School York

DSS York, part of The German Academy, is looking to hire a German teacher for its new German Saturday School, from December 2019 onwards.

If you are interested in joining a motivated and dedicated team please take a look at the job advert. For further information, please contact DSS York via email at info@dssyork.org.uk or by telephone on 07713 158191.

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 15 November 2019

PE/Games reminders: Cold weather clothing

As the weather starts to change, parents/carers and students are reminded that:

  • wearing two layers for outdoor games is a good idea, i.e. a t-shirt/skin/thermal layer under a reversible games top for all boys (and Year 7 girls) and under a school navy fleece for girls.
  • a suitable pair of gloves and/or hat may also be appropriate, especially for students who struggle with the cold.
  • all students are permitted to wear navy blue or black skins or leggings under their navy shorts in outdoor Games lessons during the colder months.
  • students may also wear the uniform tracksuit bottoms (available from Keal Teamwear).
  • students should always bring navy shorts, as this is a compulsory item of PE/Games kit.
  • wearing the additional items is optional.

Please note that the indoor PE kit remains unchanged.


Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Year 10 Parents’ Evening will take place on Tuesday 26 November 2019 from 4.00–6.30pm. Parents are invited to book and manage their own appointments via a new online booking system, which will be available from 9.00am, Saturday 16 November – 12.00midnight, Sunday 24 November.


Children in Need

Today’s bake sale and non-uniform day has raised almost £950 for Children in Need. Thank you for all your donations.