WEEKLY BULLETIN - 19th October 2018



Good afternoon,




Our collective worship committee will be selling poppies and other poppy appeal products in the playground every playtime next week. Donation recommendations for the different products range from £0.50p to £2.00 if you would like to send your children to school with money to purchase these.


Books and Bagels

Reminder that Books and Bagels is taking place on Monday morning for Class 1 and 2 in their respective classes from – please use the Class 1 entrance. Bagels can be purchased on the morning for 50p.  If you have younger siblings, they are more than welcome to join us and enjoy the experience of books too.

Whole School Visit to the Harrogate Theatre Pantomime

A reminder we will be departing at 12.45pm on Tuesday 4th December and return for approximately 5.00pm. Please can all parents log onto their parentpay accounts to consent and make payment for the visit as soon as possible.

Class 2 and 3 Pump Room Museum Visit

We are still awaiting a large number of payments for the pump room museum visit that took place on the 3rd October. If you are still to pay for this visit please can you make your payment through parentpay as a matter of urgency.

Parent Governors

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote In our recent parent governor elections .I can confirm the two successful candidate were Lianne Conroy and Kelly Ashley – Congratulations.


School Photographs

Please can any orders for School photos be returned to the office by Monday 22nd October at the latest as these are being collected at 8.00am on Tuesday morning.

Magical Maths

This week was the last session for the Magical Maths afterschool club – if parents would still like their child to attend a club next Tuesday Roboodles has places available.

Poms Poms

BB and Holly will be selling homemade Pompoms and Felt figures in the playground during lunchtime on Thursday 25th October to raise money for school. Items will cost between 50p and £1.00 if children would like to purchase any.


Many thanks to all those that attended the meeting/natter in the Anchor on Wednesday. Thanks to Simon Wade for the hospitality. It was lovely to see many new faces. Further meeting dates are listed below.

On Monday the children are coming home with the information and return slip for the Sparkly Nights Disco. A Roecliffe institution, this event gets half term off to a good start with a party and a dance and in the second half we invite the now year 7s who left us in July and catch up with their new adventures. Volunteers are still needed for the KS2 event,  so please let us know if you can help.


Attached to this bulletin you will also see details of our forthcoming "Meet the Distiller" event. Mr Stephen Palmer (you may spot a connection) is the senior distiller at Masons Gin and kindly volunteered to come and do an informal talk, Q and A and tasting event for Roecliffe School. It was an opportunity that was too good to miss and we are delighted that he will be joined by local couple  Lee (who also works as Head Chef at the Old Deaner, Ripon) and Hannah Rushworth who are seeing their handmade artisan chocolate range known as  Bear and Mouse go from strength to strength. Tickets details will be sent out next week but please 'Save the Date".

Harvest donations

We have chosen Boroughbridge & District Community Care as beneficiaries of our collection of harvest food this year.  They will distribute some to local people who they know who will benefit from the donations, and the rest we will taken to the Food Bank in Ripon.  The type of food suggested is: tins/ packets of beans, soup, meats, (eg hotdogs, corned beef etc) Rice, Pasta, Cereals, Tea coffee etc, tinned fruit, rice pudding, custard – nothing perishable.

Any donations should be sent to school on the morning Wednesday 24th October.  Please be mindful that your child will be required to carry their donations to the church.


Shoebox Appeal

As we have done in previous years, we have offered to fill some shoe boxes for Rotary International which are distributed to people who would not otherwise receive a gift around Christmas time. Please see the attached leaflet for more information.



Shoe box Appeal

Books and Bagels


Forthcoming dates for your diary:

Wednesday 24th October 1.30pm  - Harvest Festival in St Marys Church

Friday 26th October – FORCES Sparkly Nights Disco – Aldbrough Village Hall KS1 5.00-6.00pm KS2 6.30-8.00pm

Wednesday 14th November 3.00pm – Class 2 Led Collective Worship

Wednesday 28th November 9.10am – Class 1 Led Collective Worship – **please note a change of time to allow nursery children to take part**

School Nativity – Date to be confirmed

Wednesday 19th December – Whole School Christmas Lunch

Friday 21st December – Christmas Carol Concert in St Marys Church

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