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.

WEEKLY EMAIL Friday 14 February 2020

Work Experience – Year 10 Students

Thank you to all the students who have already returned their competed paperwork. Unfortunately there are still a considerable number of students who have not done so.

It is imperative that the placements are organised and paperwork returned as soon as possible. Copies of the Work Experience Agreement forms are available from the school office.

Work Experience is part of the Year 10 curriculum and therefore all students MUST organise a placement.

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.

Eco Laundry

We plan to launch the Eco Laundry very soon. Thank you for everyone’s donations so far! We are now up to date with the washing so everything is ready to swap or buy.

Any further donations of uniform would be gratefully received and should be taken to the school office.

Course information from Family Matters York

There are still places available on the following courses starting after half-term:

Time Out for Parents – Children with Additional Needs
When: 24 February for 6 weeks on Mondays 9.30-11.30am
Where: The Gateway Centre
Front Street, Acomb, York YO24 3BZ
for more information click here

Time Out from Anger
When: 2 March for 4 weeks on Mondays 12.45-2.45pm
Where: Clifton Children’s Centre
Kingsway North, Clifton, York YO30 6JA
for more information click here

Time Out for Parents – the Teenage Years
When: 27 February for 5 weeks on Thursdays 12.45-2.45pm
Where: Cornerstone @ St. George’s
Millfield Lane, Osbaldwick, York YO10 3AL
for more information click here

Please contact Family Matters directly if you would like to book a place or visit the Family Matters website.

Spring Concert

The annual Spring Concert will be held on 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.

Celebrating sporting achievement

The PE Department is planning to celebrate sporting achievement in 2020, via a display board filled with individual and team photos of students participating in sport both inside and outside school.

Please take a look at Mr Randall’s letter here.

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.