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How not to fill the red bucket! 

Mark was demonstrating just one of the ways our red bucket could be filled!  Thank you once again for the donations this morning. We desperately need: tombola prizes, teddies, sweets, any old raffle ticket books, any clean napkins, paper plates, wrapping paper, safety pins....
Posted On 22 Jun 2017
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How not to fill the red bucket! 

Mark was demonstrating just one of the ways our red bucket could be filled! Thank you once again for the donations this morning. We desperately need: tombola prizes, teddies, sweets, any old raffle ticket books, any clean napkins, paper plates, wrapping paper, safety pins. Thank you
Posted On 22 Jun 2017
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Life Without a PTA?

It was Year 4’s turn to visit York Theatre Royal this week to do their ‘play in a day’. Creating a piece from scratch and then performing it on the Theatre Royal stage, is such an amazing opportunity for the children. It is constantly in the news at the moment...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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March 1996 v March 2017 – It’s an Alan thing

March 1996 – Shed Seven played on TFI Friday and Alan Leach is here on the drums – just watch how he somersaults over his drum at the end! Fast forward 21 years – March 2017, Alan Leach, doesn’t look a day older and will be somersaulting over to Park Grove...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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A Big Pile of Bags! 

THE ‘BAG2SCHOOL’ COMPANY IS COMING AGAIN ON FRIDAY 31st MARCH. BAGS ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED THIS WEEK BY CLASS TEACHERS SO DO CHECK YOUR CHILDREN’S BAG(S) FOR BAGS! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR ITEMS IN THE FRONT MAIN PORCH ANY TIME TO SUIT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND WE WILL...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017
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A comical photo! 

Get your tickets booked for the Speed Quiz – there could be drink literally coming out of your ears 😂!  Thank you once again to The Gillygate pub for kindly agreeing to sponsor our winning team’s prize! The Gillygate is a wonderful community pub and supports,...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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What is a Speed Quiz?

Tickets will be on sale again this week after school at 3.15pm. Some folk have asked ‘what exactly is a Speed Quiz?’. Here is a clip of Alan Leach hosting a quiz. As you will see, it is fast action, fun particularly with the use of the technology and impossible to...
Posted On 12 Mar 2017
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An amazing opportunity 

The Year 3’s had an amazing experience today as it was their turn for ‘Play in a Day’. They had the opportunity to perform and work on this wonderful set at the Theatre Royal – wow, they are lucky children!  Thank you so much to the staff at the...
Posted On 10 Mar 2017
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So who is Alan Leach?

So who will be running the Speed Quiz?? Alan Leach of course! Some of you (younger ones) may ask ‘who is Alan Leach?’ Well look above – Alan is here second from the left next to Tom Gladwin (another PG parent). These are extreeeeemely busy people currently...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Roll up, roll up! 

Speed Quiz tickets are now on sale – outside class 4 every day at 3.15pm. Do contact or message us if you want tickets delivering/ reserving especially if you are unlikely to be on the school run at that time. £10 gets you a fish and chip supper, a fun night out, a free...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Speed Quiz Tickets 

Tickets go on sale this week (outside class 4). Who is coming and what is your team’s name?
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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A ‘Jushed’ up Board 

Thank you so much to Mrs Stone for ‘Jushing’ up our PTA board. If you need to know the next Bag2School collection, cake stall, meeting or event – it’s all there!! We love it ❤️
Posted On 03 Mar 2017
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Our next meeting – 07/03/17

Our next PTA Meeting is on Tuesday 7th March 7pm at the Gillygate pub. We need as many brains as possible to help us with planning future events e.g. THE SUMMER FAIR so do come along. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  If you really need persuading or need an excuse to go out then think...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Speed Quiz

SPEEDQUIZ – A,B,C, D, E, F Friday 31st March 7pm in the hall There are only a few weeks left before this exciting yearly event – so: A – Approach us outside Class 4 for tickets  B – Book the baby sitter C – Collate your perfect team! D –...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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End of half term news

Valentine Fundraiser: Thank you very much to all who supported our Valentine Cake Stall and Pre Loved stall. We made a total of £102.60 on cakes and £22.85 on the Bric a Brac. Next PTA Meeting – EVERYONE WELCOME! This is on Tuesday 7th March 7pm at the Gillygate pub. We...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017
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‘Lovely’Decisions 

It is not long now until our Valentine cake stall and pre-loved sale. Do we have any cake designs yet? There is a toss up between choc hearts and fondant red hearts on cup cakes at this end. Decisions, decisions!!
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Valentine Cakes and a ‘Pre Loved’ Sale. 

This is happening this week. There will be lots of ‘Lovely’ things on offer. We hope to see you there! 
Posted On 06 Feb 2017
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Ten days …..

Until the Valentines cake stall. 
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Speed Quiz 

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Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Speed Quiz

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Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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World War 2

Have you seen the amazing air raid shelter which has been built upstairs in the library? It is amazing and is really capturing the imaginations of Key Stage 2 children with their World War 2 topic. Pop up and have a look if you can.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Speed Quiz

Speed Quiz, a ‘Fast-Tastic’ Fundraiser – Friday March 31st at 7pm. Join us for another great evening of Speed Quizzing with Alan Leach who will put down his Shed Seven drum sticks and instead, pick up his Speed Quiz gear. Once again, Alan will be ‘drumming...
Posted On 22 Jan 2017
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Valentine Cake Stall

Coming soon – The Valentine Cake Stall – Friday 10th February 3.15pm As always we would LOVE to have any Valentine inspired cake/bake/cupcake donations. Please drop any bakes off at the staffroom on that Friday am. (PS – Remember to label your tins so we can...
Posted On 22 Jan 2017
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Going Crackers again 

We were going Crackers again today! Phew at last we have the right amount of stock.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Thank you

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Christmas Fair and Christmas Cake Stall successful and enjoyable events. The Christmas Fair made a profit of £1,306.16 and the cake stall £110.00. As always, the money will provide exciting trips, experiences and equipment for every child...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Teenager Course

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lpuira9go3d9ed2/ABC%20January%202017.doc?dl=0
Posted On 06 Jan 2017
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Going Crackers 

We were going a bit ‘crackers’ trying to source these festive treats to put into storage for the next Christmas Dinner. Unfortunately, people had ‘snapped’ up any reduced priced crackers … however, after ‘pulling’ a few strings and making...
Posted On 06 Jan 2017
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Going Crackers 

We were going a bit ‘crackers’ trying to source these festive treats to put into storage for the next Christmas Dinner. Unfortunately, people had ‘snapped’ up any reduced priced crackers … however, after ‘pulling’ a few strings and making...
Posted On 06 Jan 2017
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Thank You!

The PTA has had another successful term with lots of events and fundraising. We want to thank everyone for your contributions, support and help – we are all part of the PTA by default and we achieved so much last term.  Here is a summary of the PTA activity which would...
Posted On 18 Dec 2016
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Teachers go back to the Stone Age!

Great photos of the teachers ‘rock’ing around the Christmas Tree in their Stone Age outfits. Thank you for a great KS2 party.
Posted On 18 Dec 2016
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Cracking Christmas Cakes

Thank you so much for the fine array of cakes we received today for the cake stall. Wow, it felt like Christmas when we walked into the staff room this morning to find so many donations. It is always lovely too, when the children come up to us to tell us about the cakes they have...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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Christmas Cake Stall 

It is the Christmas Cake Stall this Wednesday (14th December). Any donations would be hugely appreciated especially as we know it is such a busy time at the moment. Please feel free to pledge on here if you can offer any bakes?
Posted On 11 Dec 2016
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A special Visitor came 

A special visitor came to chat with the children.
Posted On 11 Dec 2016
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Tomobla fun. 

Two amazing tombolas (children’s and adults). Thank you for all of your donations which helped to make the tombolas a great success.
Posted On 11 Dec 2016
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Amazing gift stalls

Lovely stalls with a fine array of gifts.
Posted On 10 Dec 2016
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Well done School Council

An amazing sweet stall – well done school council and to Mrs Steel and Mr Mastrelli. A fantastic selection thanks to all of the generous donations.
Posted On 10 Dec 2016
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Busy little elves 

Busy little elves today sorting sweets for the School Council stall. They have made some lovely sweetie stocking fillers.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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How Many Christmas Songs Can You Spot? 

How many Christmas Songs can you spot? The Christmas Fair is very nearly upon us and unlike ‘Last Christmas’, this fair is bigger and better and will make you ‘Wish It could be Christmas Every Day’ . Tickets and information are available daily 3.20pm after...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016
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Volunteer slots! 

Here are the sign up sheets. There are nstill some slots desperately needing to be filled. We either have to shut the site down for that half hour (not very practical esp if there is a queue) or the person already there may feel obliged to do 1hr instead. If you can’t...
Posted On 06 Dec 2016
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Any DJs?

Are there any DJ parent/carers at Park Grove (with experience) that could do a stint on Friday night to share the load? Please let us know if you do?
Posted On 06 Dec 2016
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Top Tips

Some Top Tips The Christmas Fair is on Friday. We won’t raise a good amount without lots of help/contributions. Here are some top tips on how everyone can contribute with it hardly costing a penny:  Rummage around for any unwanted presents for the tombolas Look for any...
Posted On 05 Dec 2016
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Oh Christmas Tree

Thank you Park Grove for providing this festive event so that the children could help to decorate the Christmas tree. It is always a lovely atmosphere.
Posted On 03 Dec 2016
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Thank you….. but…

Thank you for all of the tombola prizes, and sweets and to the volunteers signing up on the sheet for the Christmas Fair. We still need more so do keep it all a trickling in. Just half an hour of your time helps the event to run smoothly and prevents others having to give 1hr...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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How to avoid a nightmare before Christmas?

How to Avoid a Nightmare Before Christmas? The Park Grove Christmas Fair plans are going well and this year, it also features – The exciting Nightmare Before Christmas Disco (which we DO NOT want you to avoid of course). There are five of us on the PTA committee. Like...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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Christmas Fair

Check out our Christmas Fair poster for all of the details and activities on offer. For the children: Santa, a Christmas disco, child focused stalls and activities. For the adults: stalls, bar and refreshments. What’s not to like?  We need though: adult and...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Planning meeting and tombola

We have a Christmas Fair planning meeting at the Gillygate pub tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7pm. Everyone welcome! Thank you for all of the items you have donated (via the red bucket by class 3). We still desperately need quality adult and children’s tombola prizes, plus...
Posted On 21 Nov 2016
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Children in Need

Don’t forget it is the Children in Need fund raiser tomorrow and children are invited to wear spotty items suggestions: clothes, accessories and or face paints. Donations welcome on the day.
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Christmas Fair – The Nightmare Before Christmas!

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Friday 9th December The Christmas Fair is in a few weeks time with the title “The Nightmare Before Christmas” – There will be something for everyone to include: A Frighteningly Amazing Christmas Disco. Food, Bar, Stalls,...
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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£100.80 raised

Bag2school Thank you once again for your bags donations. We raised £100.80 last week. This is always a great fundraiser and the next two collections are on: Friday March 31st 2017 Wednesday July 19th 2017 Press Esc or click anywhere to return to Mail.
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Off to see Peake….off peak

What an amazing experience!
Posted On 06 Nov 2016
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Remember, Remember

Thank you for all of the bag2school bags which have been ‘trick’ling in and ‘treating’ to us to a great stock pile. The final collection is on TUESDAY next week so Remember, remember to fill and deliver your bags to the front foyer.  All instructions...
Posted On 04 Nov 2016
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Bags of Bags

Thank you for bringing in your bags for the Bag2School collection. We are creating a good pile in the cupboard. The collection is next Tuesday so plenty of time to deliver. PLEASE do check the bag though for what they accept. NO BRIC a BRAC pleeeeeease!
Posted On 02 Nov 2016
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New Starters 

The Press have published photos of Park Grove’s reception children (New starters) today. Copies will still be on sale in shops tomorrow so it’s not too late.
Posted On 21 Oct 2016
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Frightfully good cakes! 

Thank you to everyone for your frightfully good bakes and for visiting the cake stall. Amount raised to be announced soon.
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Halloween Cake Stall

Wednesday at 3.15pm. Please bring any bakes to the staff room on Wednesday am at drop off. 
Posted On 17 Oct 2016
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AGM – Tomorrow at 7pm

PTA AGM tomorrow at the Gillygate pub 7pm. Come and Meet, Mingle and Munch.
Posted On 17 Oct 2016
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AGM (Annual General Meeting)

PTA AGM (Annual General Meeting) The AGM is on Tuesday the 18th October at the Gillygate Pub @ 7pm.  Staff, Parents, Carers, Governors, Chickens and of course the children too are all part of the PTA by default. Everyone is welcome! Come and find out what is happening and...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Ice cream sale

Ice cream sale tomorrow. Everything 50p!!
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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A Free Local Course for Parents/Carers

tofp-primary-years-haxby-nov-2016-no-slip Check out this course! It is completely free, local and full of top tips for parents.  
Posted On 09 Oct 2016
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£366.67

£366.67 a fantastic amount raised! Well done to Mrs Martin for organising this lovely community event. Thank you once again to all who supported it. Don’t forget to pick up any cake tins from the staff room. The next fundraiser is the Halloween cake stall.
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Macmillan Fundraiser

Thank you for the wonderful support this morning at the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee morning. We have plenty of goodies left on offer, so after school we will run a cake stall (instead of ice creams). This will be out side of class 3. Cakes will be free but the donation...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016
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Magical, Minecraft, Macmillan Muffins. 

We have christened these as ‘Magical, Minecraft, Macmillan Muffins. They are sparkling away ready for a glittering Macmillan fundraiser in the hall tomorrow am (9 til 10.30am).
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Halloween

Halloween – it’s on the way. Watch this space for the Halloween Disco and Cake Stall dates which will be announced very sooooooooooon.
Posted On 22 Sep 2016
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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 

We hope you can pop in next Friday to support this fantastic fundraiser. Members of the PTA committee will be helping out so do come and say hello or ask if you have any PTA related questions.
Posted On 22 Sep 2016
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New Starter Books

We recently enjoyed visiting class 1 to hand out the new starter books. Every child in reception received their own personally named book funded by the PTA. There was a lovely selection of books distributed and we discovered that Jo Sawyer had a particular soft spot for Tiddler...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016
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Ice Creams 

Freezy Fridays are back throughout September and we have a great selection of ice creams on offer. The stall will be in the amphitheatre (or outside of Class 3 if wet).  Hope to see you there.  The PTA
Posted On 15 Sep 2016
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Freezy Fridays 

Freezy Fridays are back by popular demand throughout September. Come and celebrate the first week back at school by coming down for an ice cream. The stall will be by the field in the amphitheater. Top quality brands of ice creams and lollies for £1.  Hope to see you there. 
Posted On 07 Sep 2016
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Happy Holidays

Have a great holiday and thank you for all of your support! We have had a record fund raising year. We haven’t been paid to date yet but believe that bags2school raised £120 last week. 
Posted On 23 Jul 2016
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A Fine Foyer

This wonderful picture created at Grovestock is now proudly displayed in the foyer. Do pop down and have a look. Thank you once again to everyone who helped to create this.
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Bags of bags 

Thank you! Another fine pile this am and it certainly got us flexing our muscles with the weight.
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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And finally…

Bags2school final call The collection is first thing tomorrow 9am. Thank you for your bags so far, there is plenty of room for more. Please bring bags down to the outside foyer. Please NO second hand items (books, jigsaws, toys) – ONLY wearable items are accepted. Ice...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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Bags2school

Bags2school – this Wednesday!! Please No Bric A Brac!
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
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Tomorrow (Tuesday)

Don’t forget the post Grovestock sesh for all at the Gillygate tomorrow night. 7pm. If a scorcher, look for us outside
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
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‘GravyStock’

Gravystock – On Tuesday 19th July at 7pm, Come on down to the Gillygate for a post Grovestock drink. Everyone is welcome to come along and celebrate. Why Gravystock? (Well ‘Gravystock’ is just about the only obvious word we haven’t used in our...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
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Teenagers? Do you have one already? Soon? or a Pre teen acting like a teen?

Teenage Years Huntington Sept 2016 Many parents find adolescence the most demanding time in their relationship with their child.  There are many new challenges to face and it’s often hard to know what to do for the best. Family Matters York are running a (free) 5-week...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
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Old Stock after Grovestock 

Old stock’ and Grovestock Let the old times roll. If it doesn’t fit, or the feet have outgrown the glass slippers, then let us take any ‘old stock’ off your hands (and feet) . Yep, it is Bags2School again. They are all being distributed this week and the...
Posted On 11 Jul 2016
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Unclaimed Raffle Prizes 

Unclaimed raffle prizes are. We will be around after school for collection (by class 4) A Crowther – Treetopnets at Lightwater Valley Fiona Mackay – Phillip Anthony Photography Gill Moorby – York Sport Village Phil Jones – Creepy Crawlies Phil Jones...
Posted On 11 Jul 2016
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Just when you think it can’t get any better! 

Heather Findlay’s group – just when it couldn’t get any better, they then sent Grovestock onto a whole new level. Divine music, truly beautiful and such artistic musicians.
Posted On 10 Jul 2016
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A Park Grove Family Affair!

Keeping it in the family! York Turnpike Trust – Jo Sawyer’s uncle! Thank you to Al Hamilton who covered 3 bands with fab bass guitar and double bass skills! This group was top notch rock and roll!​​​ ​
Posted On 10 Jul 2016
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Chris (Helme) and Chris (Farrell) ‘Christening’ the stage with their fine set!

Chris Helme and Chris Farrell! Wow, what a performance – truly awesome.​​​ ​
Posted On 10 Jul 2016
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The Arts Barge Ensemble ‘Bargestra’. They floated our boat!! 

Bargestra (Arts Barge) were just amazing! All those saxophones and even a sousaphone (big white thing at the back). This set certainly floated my boat!​​
Posted On 10 Jul 2016
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Laughing Stock! 

Followed by ‘Laughing Stock’ who had their mosh pit of Park Grove children moshing away on percussion. Brilliant!!​​
Posted On 10 Jul 2016
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The Sun Shone After The Rain

Rebecca Robbins accompanied by the parent ensemble. We definitely saw ‘The sun shine after the rain’ after this set
Posted On 10 Jul 2016
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Thank you!!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed in so many ways to yesterday’s Grovestock event. There was a great community atmosphere in the run up to the event with donations and offers of help etc. It was great on Friday when lots of volunteers rocked up and helped with...
Posted On 10 Jul 2016
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Amazing Art Work 

Absolutely amazing, beautiful community art work directed by Stephen Lee Hodgkins at Grovestock. This is such a lovely piece of work – so personal to Park Grove. Thank you so much Stephen!
Posted On 10 Jul 2016
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Grovestock – nearly there

Grovestock is a rocking and a rolling tomorrow come rain or shine. (If rain some activities will move in doors). Everything is all ready to go – thank you so much for your donations and help to date.  See you there!
Posted On 08 Jul 2016
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Doodle Poll – How to volunteer for Grovestock …. via home

Not on the school run? However, you are keen to sign up on the volunteer list. Here is the perfect answer….. via doodle poll (please follow the link below) http://doodle.com/poll/imkipcuxmykzamzz Grovestock is shaping up to be the most amazing day for our children and the...
Posted On 06 Jul 2016
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The neighbours can’t fathom it!

More Teddy Tombola prep! The neighbours are now seriously starting to ask questions – hilarious!
Posted On 06 Jul 2016
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Another great raffle prize

Here is yet another fantastic raffle prize on offer and has to be worth around £35. The perfect date night out! Thank you Kennedy’s.
Posted On 06 Jul 2016
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Stock Taking for Groves Stock

We have conducted a stock taking session this am for Grovestock. We DESPERATELY need the following top 10 actions this week. The sooner, the better as it stops us purchasing extra items and cancelling stalls. 1. Volunteers, volunteers, volunteers, volunteers (the sheet is outside...
Posted On 05 Jul 2016
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Grovestock Grub

There will be a cake stall at Grovestock. Any cake donations will be hugely appreciated. Whole cakes and buns/biscuits etc are very welcome. Please bring any cakes to the staff room on Friday or straight to the stall on Saturday (in a named tin). Thank you (in anticipation). Feel...
Posted On 04 Jul 2016
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Our Next Meeting

Our next Grovestock planning meeting is on Tuesday (5th July). Every one welcome! The more heads we can put together, the better. 7pm at the Gillygate pub.
Posted On 01 Jul 2016
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Teddies galore 

Here is the Teddy hospital! Every teddy you donate for the teddy tombola is lovingly checked, cleaned and tagged. Thank you for every single teddy/tombola and sweet donation to date. Please keep them coming in, we have a four hour event to fill!
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Not just a Gig but GIG..ANTIC

Grovestock – Not just a Gig but “Gig-antic” (Saturday 9th July 1-5pm)  Our plans for Grovestock are growing by the day with a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes to get Grovestock off the ground and it just seems to keep getting better! Why come?...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Winter wonderland 

Another great raffle prize worth winning! This has got to be worth at least £32? Thank you to Yorkshire Winter Wonderland for such a generous donation.
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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3 Fine Raffle Prizes 

Here are just three of the Raffle prizes which are on offer. Family tickets to Dig, Barley Hall or the Richard the 3rd Museum. Something worth winning and saving for when ‘schools out’
Posted On 28 Jun 2016
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Snaffle the Raffle 

Your child(ren) have all been issued with three books of raffle tickets if they could try their best to sell them to family and friends. The raffle is a superb fundraiser for our Summer Fair. There will be a box outside of Class 4 and Class 6 to return unwanted tickets and...
Posted On 27 Jun 2016
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Exciting news

Just check out the line up of artists for Grovestock! (Check out Youtube). Look at those ticket prices – a snip compared to if you watched said artists performing elsewhere. Please share this page. We need to get this fine community event out there. Share, share and share...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016
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Cookies and Dream!

It is Freezy Friday again tomorrow! As always we try and add new lines whenever we can. Hopefully tomorrow these beauties will also be on offer! Yum – Cookies and Dream Cornettos!!
Posted On 23 Jun 2016
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