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The Friends of Naburn School have spent A LOT of money from their funds on much-needed new playground toys! Some of these will be presented to the children at the end of year party (after school, from 5.30pm on 21st July). The rest will be presented to the children in the playground NEXT WEDNESDAY (12th July) at 3.05pm. It would be lovely if parents could arrive at this time to collect their child(ren) to see their excited faces! Unfortunately, it will be the next day before they get chance to play with them, but they have all evening to be very excited!

Friends would love to run a chocolate/sweet tombola at the end of year party, so we are looking for donations! We are offering the children a chance to come to school in non-uniform on THURSDAY 13TH JULY, in return for a bar of chocolate, bag of chocolates or sweets (the type of thing you’d like to win on a tombola). All must be in date please! Please bring into school on the morning of Thursday 13th.Friends of Naburn Primary

Message from Friends of Naburn CE Primary School

Thank you to all who attended the ‘Friends of Naburn CE Primary School’ meeting on Wednesday.

As the first half of the Summer term ends, we’re gearing up to make the last half term jam packed with fun and exciting events, which I hope you and the children will all take part in and enjoy. Here’s some things we’ve got in store for you;

Calling all cricket players!!!

To celebrate all the wonderful men in our children’s lives we’re arranging a Naburn vs Stillingfleet cricket match. We would love as many dad’s/male figures as possible to get involved, and for the children to join in too. Mr Green will be providing the rules and regulations, umpiring and joining in too. Everyone is invited to come along and watch, bringing a picnic tea and of course your own (alcoholic) beverages. This will be held on the village hall field, on Thursday 22 June, starting at 18:00. Will you be team Naburn or team Stillingfleet?! Please get in touch to let us know if you can compete.

We want to make the end of term as fun for the children as possible, and what better way to do this than a break the rules day!! We will be sending home a list of school rules that the children can break for the small fee of 20p per rule broken. This will take place on the last day of term, (Friday 21 July). To add to the excitement, we are also holding a teddy bear zip line race on the same day. All children should bring in their most ‘athletic’ teddy, which will compete for the title of ‘Naburn’s Fastest Bear’. All teddies will have their details recorded on arrival, (name, age, weight and height) and their harness fitted. They’ll then race against each other, competing for the fastest speed. There’ll be a trip to the tediatrics after the race, to make sure there are no injuries and then they will receive their certificate for taking part. The fastest teddy will win a grand prize! If you can spare some time helping with this event, please let the school office know.

And, the most important date for your diary, the end of year school party! This will be held on Friday 21 July at school, starting at 17:00. We would love to see as many of you there as possible. We’re hoping to have a bar, pizza and activities for the children. It’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get together, celebrate the end of the school year, as well as the fantastic news that we are joining TEAL, meaning Naburn will live on for years to come, as it rightfully should! Letters will be coming out soon about the event, so keep your eyes out.

In between all this, we are also planning another film night. This will be on a Friday, straight after school. The children will be asked to vote for the film they would like to watch, which we will announce over the coming weeks. Popcorn, juice and biscuits will be provided for the small fee of £3.50. More information will be coming soon.

We have also been looking ahead to next year, to see what fantastic events we can organise, not only for the children, but for parents and the local community too. We’re hoping to hold a social event in October, with a live band, quiz and games. As part of this, we would love to run a promise auction, but to do this we need your help. Are you able to offer a service that you would happily provide, free of charge, to raise money for the school? Do you own something that could be loaned out or have expertise in a certain field you could provide to someone? If so, please let us know by contacting the school office. All of the promises that are kindly offered will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the end of the evening.

We’re also looking at running a smaller social during the 1st/2nd week of term, so our new starters can get to know their class mates outside of the classroom. We hope as many current parents and children will be able to come and welcome our new families.

We’ve got a tonne of ideas for next year, as well as bringing back popular events, like the All Hallows Eve party. We’re always looking for more ideas though, so please do get in touch if you have any thoughts on events we can run or have any fundraising ideas. Friends of Naburn Primary

Message from the PTA – Coronation Celebration

The Friends of Naburn would like to remind everyone about the afternoon tea party to celebrate the King’s Coronation which is being held in the school playground on Friday 5th May, between 13:30 – 16:00. You can read all about the exciting plans here.

And, as if that’s not enough, we also have a ‘Guess the Royal Bear’s Name’ competition for the children. Anyone who would like to enter needs to write down their suggested name for the bear and return it to the office, with 50p. The winner will be announced at the celebration and will win the bear!

We would greatly appreciate any donations of cakes, biscuits or buns (baked or bought) for the event. If you can help with this, please let the office know as soon as possible and send any items in on Friday morning. 

We do hope as many of you can come along as possible, it’ll be a fantastic afternoon.

PTA Coronation Tea Party

We would like to invite you to celebrate the King’s Coronation with us on Friday 5th May, between 13:30 – 16:00.

As part of the celebrations, we are holding a Coronation Quiche Bake Off and encourage everyone to enter. The flavour of the quiche needs to be based loosely on the recipe selected by King Charles himself i.e. at least one of the ingredients, or a twist on the recipe. All entries should either be brought to the Coronation Celebration or sent in with the children in the morning, if you aren’t able to make the afternoon. The guests at the event will be asked to sample all of the entries and vote for their favourite. The winner will receive a fantastic prize, fit for a star baker.

Can you help King Charles III? It’s not long until the coronation but the crown jewels have been stolen and hidden somewhere in the United Kingdom. If you can identify the location of the jewels you will receive a cash reward. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning, please select a grid reference (or two) where you think the jewels might be hidden. Our map will be available on Friday 28th April and Thursday 4th May at 15:10, in the school playground, as well as on the afternoon of the celebration. It’s £1 to enter, 50% of the profit will go to the school and the other 50% will be your prize. The location of the jewels and the winner will be announced at the end of the Coronation Celebration.

There will also be a right, royal quiz, testing your knowledge on our Royal Family, Charles himself and all things Regal.

If anyone can help out with serving the cakes and refreshments on the afternoon please do get in touch with the school office. We would also greatly appreciate any donations of cakes, biscuits or buns (baked or bought). If you can help with this, please send any items in on Friday morning. I hope as many of you can come along as possible, it’ll be a fantastic afternoon.Friends of Naburn Primary

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Friends of Naburn Primary Meeting

The Friends of Naburn Primary are holding their next meeting on Thursday 27th April. This will start at 18:30 and will be in the school hall. We would love to see as many of you there as possible. This doesn’t need to be a commitment to joining the PTA but, we would value your thoughts and ideas on ways we can continue to raise money, bring the school and village community closer together, as well as arrange fun things for the children. There’ll also be nibbles.Friends of Naburn Primary

You can find out more about the Friends of Naburn Primary here.

PTA Easter Egg Hunt!

Pair of rubber boot in turquoise color

We will be holding our Easter Egg Hunt on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th April at the Forest School site.

Thank you to the Friends Committee for organising this exciting new Easter Activity which will involve a House Relay Egg Hunt! Look out for a report in next week’s newsletter along with brilliant pictures.

Please can you make sure that your child has a pair of wellington boots to wear on this day.
Thank you.

Message from PTA – St Crux

The Friends of Naburn CE Primary School’s pre-loved sale and café went down a storm at St Crux last weekend.

The home baked cakes and savouries completely sold out, as people queued out of the door to indulge in the delicious treats for our good cause. We also had very little pre-loved items left, the remainder of which were donated to a local charity. The children even rallied for extra support, shaking their donation buckets and chanting for Naburn Primary.

We’d like to thank everyone who came along to the sale for their generosity and support. It was lovely to meet so many people who spoke enthusiastically about our small, village school and praised the efforts being made.

We managed to raise a whopping £1,260, which was then very generously added to by one of the governors, giving a grand total of £1,360.

I cannot thank everyone enough for their contribution to this event. From the amazing items that were donated for us to sell, the home baked goods that were made, as well as the groceries and money that was very generously given, everything counted to making this a success. Also, huge thank you’s to those who gave up their day and worked so hard on the stalls and in the cafe, including the children. We really have some budding entrepreneurs.

We might be the smallest school in York but the passion and love our parents and children have for the school make us a strong and determined team. Nothing demonstrates this better than last weekend, as parents, children, teachers and even ex pupil parents came and worked throughout the day to make the event a success.Friends of Naburn CE Primary School

I would like to echo everything that Alexis has written below with one ‘thank you’ addition. Our PTA are just superb and I never cease to be amazed by their commitment and dedication to our lovely school. I am sure you will join me in thanking them for all they did to prepare for St Crux and make it the incredible success that it was. In particular, I would like to thank Rachel and Alexis.
Mr Green

St Crux – Message from the PTA

The Friends of Naburn are preparing for the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year, our pre-loved sale and café at St Crux. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to bake/buy items for this or donated money. These contributions are hugely appreciated and make the event a success.

Don’t forget that we also need good quality, pre-loved items to sell. A perfect chance for that Spring clear out or to alleviate yourself of unwanted Christmas presents, guilt free, as it’s for a good cause. Please have a good look around to see if there’s anything that you could donate. We are unable to sell electrical items, CDs, videos. DVDs, books, knives/sharps or clothing but gratefully welcome other items. Toys must have the CE mark on them for us to be able to sell.

If you are able to donate any items please bring them to the school gates on Wednesday 8th or Thursday 9th March 2023, between 8:45 – 9:00. Or, call the school to arrange an alternative drop off time.

For anyone who’s bringing food or baked items in please bring these to the school gates on Friday 10th March between 8.45 – 9:00. The St Crux event itself is on Saturday 11th March 2023 – it would be fabulous to see as many of you there as possible.

All funds raised will go back into school, to boost much needed funds and to help make sure the children have the best experiences they can whilst at Naburn School.Friends of Naburn CE Primary School

Valentine Disco – Message from the PTA

Glow sticks were snapped into action, as the children cut some (love heart) shapes at the Valentines Disco. Our amazing DJ played all their requests and we were treated to not one, not two but three amazing performances from the one and only Jasper, a true star in the making!

Huge thank yous from the Friends of Naburn to everyone that came and enjoyed the event, as well as to all the amazing parents that helped. We couldn’t do these fab things without you guys! Look out for news about more exciting events for this term, coming soon!Friends of Naburn CE Primary School

Message from the PTA (Friends of Naburn CE Primary School)

The Friends of Naburn Primary School have some exciting things coming up over the next few weeks, the details of which we can now share with you.

Love is in the air…or at least it will be in the village hall on Friday, 10th February, at our Valentine’s disco (18:00 – 19:00). This is a fantastic way to celebrate the end of half term and for the children to show love for themselves, as well as each other. Children are encouraged to come dressed in the clothes they love and will be asked nearer the time to tell us the songs they love, which will be played by our DJ at the disco. Tickets are £3, or 2 siblings for £5, payable on the door. There will be sweet treats on sale, at a small price. All children must be accompanied by one supervising adult. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. Posters have gone home advertising the Valentine’s Disco. Please return the love hearts with your child’s favourite song written on the back, so it can be played at the disco.

 Everyone loves a raffle, especially when the prize is a luxurious hamper, packed full of delicious treats from Selfridges. This is just what we have on offer this term and could be yours if you purchase the winning raffle ticket. The hamper includes, hot chocolate, orange & cinnamon spiced tea, gingerbread cookies, a festive biscuit selection, cinnamon & chocolate almonds, chocolate orange & salted caramel spread, the biggest bar of milk chocolate, rose and lemon Turkish delight, chocolate orange panettone and a cherry and sherry pudding, plus a few other scrumptious surprises. This is packaged in a gorgeous, Selfridges wicker basket, with signature, yellow buckles, which could be re-used time and time again to picnic in style. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this amazing hamper (sold in Selfridges for £250) please pop into the school office to purchase some raffle tickets. Tickets are £1 each and the draw will take place at 3.15 on Wednesday 8th February, in the school playground.

Just a reminder that letters have gone out asking for support with the St Crux event. This is a fantastic fundraiser for the school, but is only possible if our community comes together and everyone gets involved in some way. We’ll be asking for donations of good quality, pre-loved items, as well as homebaked goods and groceries. It’s a perfect opportunity to alleviate yourself of any unwanted Christmas presents. Please look out for the letter and help in anyway you can. Also, if you are able to help on the day (Saturday 11th March, 8am – 4pm) please let the school office know, even if this would be just for an hour or so.

Your support and time given to our events is hugely appreciated. It helps us to raise extra funds for the school, which contributes to our children having the best school experiences they can.Friends of Naburn CE Primary School