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Free Parenting Courses

Free Parenting Courses Time Out for Parents – the Primary Years When: 13th January for 5 weeks on Mondays 9.30 to 11.30am Where: St. Barnabas School, Leeman Road York YO26 4YZ Time Out for Parents – the Primary Years When: 16th January for 5 weeks on Thursdays 9.30 to...
Posted On 08 Jan 2020
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Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Happy New Year – Back to school on Monday! If you have any unwanted gifts 🎁 from Christmas 🎄 🎅 they would be gratefully received for the raffle and tombola at our summer fair in July – Grovestock 5! If you could pop them into reception they will be collected and...
Posted On 04 Jan 2020
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Christmas Cake Stall Profits

Thank you for supporting our Christmas Cake Stall, we made a profit of £49. We are currently finalising how much we made at the Christmas Fair 🎄
Posted On 21 Dec 2019
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Jon Cotton – PTA Co-Chair

JON COTTON We finally managed to pin Jon down this morning and presented him with £50 worth of vouchers for The House of Trembling Madness (which we raised by doing an ‘Ices sale’ stall back in November) this was a thank you for his work on the PTA Committee as...
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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Crackers and Santa

WHAT DO WE SPEND OUR FUNDS ON? The PTA funds were used to provide Christmas crackers for all staff and children at Christmas lunch. The PTA also assisted Santa, ensuring that he could deliver a book to every child yesterday at the KS 1 party and to KS2 classrooms. A big thank you...
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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Christmas Cake Stall – it’s Tomorrow

CHRISTMAS CAKE STALL It is the Christmas Cake stall tomorrow (Thursday 19th December) at 3.15pm, outside of class 3. Any nut free cake donations (please no marzipan) would be very much appreciated. Please bring them Thursday morning to the staffroom.
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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Going Crackers!

The PTA delivered all of the Christmas crackers down to the dinner hall today all ready for Christmas dinner. Every child and member of staff was able to join in the fun. 😊
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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Santa is on his way!

Santa 🎅 is on his way as we speak! Don’t forget to come and see him later in our magical Grotto and Narnia experience 🎄
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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Tombola Prizes Needed Please

Especially adult ones!
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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A Christmas Fair Plea

Unfortunately, we still do not have enough tombola prizes for either adults or children. Please could we all have a root around and bring in any smellies, biscuits, bottles, cans, chocs, puzzles, unwanted gifts for the tombola. It’s a great fundraiser and it will enable you to...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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Bags4CHRISTMAS

It’s time for Bags4CHRISTMAS as we desperately need items for the Christmas Fair next week. Here are some ideas 😊
Posted On 28 Nov 2019
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Christmas Tree Decorating

It was a lovely atmosphere today at the Christmas tree decorating event. The PTA provided the mince pies and Mr Stoner ensured that everything was in place all ready – thank you Mr Stoner! Here are some before and after pics. Let’s Hope that the Christmas tree fairy visits...
Posted On 28 Nov 2019
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£98

We had a good pile of bags this morning thank you! They haven’t released a figure, but based on what they weighed, we reckon about £98 was raised.
Posted On 27 Nov 2019
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Oh Christmas Tree!

Park Grove always buys such beautiful Christmas Trees and provide a wonderful community decorating event every year. Don’t forget to come down on Thursday after school 🌲 🎄 – bring a bauble if you have any to spare (and an empty tummy to enjoy those yummy mince pies).
Posted On 26 Nov 2019
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A Recycling Opportunity- Bag2school Come Tomorrow!

Please bring items to the foyer by 9am
Posted On 26 Nov 2019
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A Free Community Event.

FREE shared meal at Door 84 this Friday 29th Nov, 5-7pm. Drop in for a taste of the Groves with food grown in the Secret Garden and spices from Flower Power York. All welcome!
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Family Matters FREE Parenting Courses!

The following parenting courses by Family Matters are starting in January: Time Out for Parents – the Primary Years When: 13th January for 5 weeks on Mondays 9.30 to 11.30am Where: St. Barnabas School, Leeman Road York YO26 4YZ Time Out for Parents – the Primary Years...
Posted On 23 Nov 2019
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PTA Meeting

We have a PTA meeting tomorrow night at 6.30pm at the Gillygate pub. All are welcome!
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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Stalls for the Christmas Fair

Please let us know if you would like a stall at the Christmas Fair. We have a few spaces left and at £15, a bargain!
Posted On 17 Nov 2019
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Training Day Alert

Training Day Alert – 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 This Friday – 15th November!
Posted On 11 Nov 2019
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PTA News

Thank you once again for all of your support with the two Halloween fundraisers. We raised £110.45 on the cake stall and £733.14 at the Halloween Disco. Remember that if you have a surplus of Trick or Treat sweets left over, then do consider donating them to the PTA and we will...
Posted On 04 Nov 2019
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Too many Trick or Treat sweets?

We hope you had a good Halloween and there was lots of fun to be had 👻🕷🎃👹👀. Do you have an excess of trick or treat sweets and you wish to remove some from the house? Fear not, bring them to the office next week and the PTA will happily store them ready for the Christmas Fair (on...
Posted On 02 Nov 2019
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Scary Cakes

We are ‘frightfully’ appreciative of all of the wonderful cakes that were donated for the Halloween cake stall. It was a scarily long queue and so thank you for your patience! 👻🎃😊
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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New Starter Books

We delivered lots of new starter books to the reception children this morning. Each book has the children’s name in and is a gift from the PTA. The children were very sweet indeed and loved the story Mrs Martin read about dinosaurs and underpants 🤣
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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Halloween cake stall tomorrow!

It is the Halloween themed cake stall tomorrow at 3.15pm, outside of class 3. Any nut free cake donations (including marzipan) would be very much appreciated. Please bring them on Wedensday am to the staffroom. Our last Freezy Friday is on Friday of this week – which in the...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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Our Halloween disco was fantastic, ‘Bang-tastic’

Thank you to everyone who supported the Halloween disco last night! It was a very busy evening and was lovely to see all of the children’s outfits and excited faces. Can we say a big thank you to ‘DJ Bang’ Aka Jon who had the ability to keep what felt like a thousand children...
Posted On 19 Oct 2019
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Decorations for the disco.

A huuuuge thanks to the four ladies and Gary for dressing the hall this morning. They did an amazing job – doesn’t it look fab!! We’d love to be a spider on that wall when the kids have their lunch – they get soooo excited.
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Chilly outside and chilli inside.

We are just about set for the 2 x Halloween discos tomorrow night. We will also be selling a beef chilli, plus a vegan chilli and margarita pizza – so there will be plenty of food if families are in and out and don’t have time to cook. You can pay on the door and...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Macmillan Certificate

Park Grove received this certificate this morning from Macmillan for the money raised at the recent coffee morning. Thank you once again for all of your support. The Halloween cake stall is next Wednesday! 👻🎃
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Halloween Disco Week

The disco tickets go on sale tomorrow after school, outside of class 4. The volunteer sheet is up – please sign up if you can. Is anyone around to help put up some decorations? Thank you!!
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Free Parenting Courses! These are fantastic.

Here is some course information from Family Matters York – all courses are free! The following courses are starting in November: Time Out from Anger When: 11 November for 4 weeks on Mondays 12.45 to 2.45pm. Where: Low Moor Community Centre Bray Road, York, YO10 4JG Time Out...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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The Volunteer Sheet is Up

The sheet is up! This is on the PTA board outside of class 3. Please sign up for a slot if you can. Your children can help too as long as it’s not in the kitchen or on the bar 😊
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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Park Grove New Starter Pictures are in the Press

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17957774.39-new-starter-photos-primary-schools-across-york/
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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PTA AGM

Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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£440 – wow!

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17933207.coffee-mornings-give-big-boost-macmillan-cancer-support/
Posted On 28 Sep 2019
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A Fantastic Macmillan Coffee Morning Today.

Macmillan Coffee Morning Thank you so much for all your donations and attending the coffee morning today. There are still plenty of leftovers which will be on a stall for sale after school. Also, any cake boxes and tins will be available to collect then.
Posted On 27 Sep 2019
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Bring out the sun!

We will be selling ice creams on Thursday of this week (if raining, then we will be outside of class 4) to allow all cakes to be bought/sold and digested at the Macmillan coffee morning event on Friday. Hopefully, ice cream sales a day earlier will send this awful rain on its...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
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Parent View

We hope that you can complete the Parent View survey this week. Did you know that 2 adults per family are allowed to complete it? The sooner it is completed, the better as Ofsted could announce a visit with very little notice and so we are having a bit of a Parent View week this...
Posted On 17 Sep 2019
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Freezy Friday starts again this week.

What are Freezy Fridays? Ice creams will be on sale this half term at 3.15pm every Friday in the amphitheatre (the circular covered structure next to the field). If it is raining, then it will be outside of class 4. There will be a selection of branded ice creams (e.g....
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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Freezy Friday is on Thursday this Week.

Don’t forget that Freezy Friday will be on Thursday this week!
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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The Choir at Grovestock

It was a great experience for the choir to perform with Artsbarge at Grovestock. They all made a great sound together.
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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Well Done Class 3

Here is a sweet photo of class 3 enjoying their free ice creams for raising the most with raffle ticket sales. Mr Gardiner (and Ms Shelton) have some very refined tastes in ice creams and it seems that it has filtered down into class 3 as a whole. It was lovely seeing all of...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019
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Money

Grovestock 4   A huge thank you once again for everyone’s support and contributions to Grovestock 4 which made this a lovely community event. It was great to see so many people chilling out on picnic blankets ‘festival style’ and enjoying the music.  ...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019
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Laughing Stock with their Mosh Pit!

Laughing Stock with their fan base and Mosh Pit. A big thank you to Aimee Thomas, Will Gardiner and Ben Rogers for performing a wonderful set and for headlining Grovestock.
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Heather Findlay at Grovestock

Thank you to Heather Findlay’s group for opening Grovestock 4. Heather has had an extremely busy week with the launch of her brand new album called ‘Wild White Horses’ – listen out for it on the radio! We are lucky to have such a talented parent at Park Grove. Heather’s...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Mrs Peacock from class 2

Our class 2 TA, Lyndsey Peacock is an extremely lucky lady who gets to hear her hubby (Tony Peacock) singing in the shower on a regular basis – what an amazing voice!! Thank you Tony for performing at Grovestock 4. So many people commented on your fantastic performance. One...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Thank you Chris Johnson and Angela Gordon.

Thank you to Chris Johnson and Angela Gordon for completely ‘reeling’ in the audience with some refreshing Irish folk tunes, jugs and reels. They had one fan in particular (Ettie) who was mesmerised by the amazing music. Thank you very much for taking the time out from a very...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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A busy Grovestock

Grovestock was a busy place. It was great to see that so many folk brought rugs and blankets this year in order to chill and soak up the atmosphere.
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Grovestock and Berri

A big shout out for Rebecca Robbins (aka Berri) and Chris Farrell who performed a number of cover songs including Rebecca’s/Berri’s famous 1995’s version of ‘I want to see the sunshine after the rain’. Thank you Chris for stepping into the role at the last minute – both...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Some more free parenting classes

Course information from Family Matters York The following courses are starting in the autumn (all free of charge). Time Out from Anger When: 24 September for 4 weeks on Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.30pm Where: Archbishop Holgate’s School Hull Road, York YO10 5ZA Time Out from Anger...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Grovestock 4 – some pics

A huuuuuge thank you to everyone who supported Grovestock 4, especially to those that helped with the donkey work before, during and afterwards. Here are a few pictures which captured the lovely community atmosphere, the quality of music and all of the events taking place. It was...
Posted On 07 Jul 2019
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St John’s Pizza

A big thank you to St John’s pizza from Clarence St who donated down to Grovestock a stack of yummy pizzas, garlic breads and chips. We had some extremely happy, excited and full campers. Thank you!!!!
Posted On 06 Jul 2019
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Two extra raffle prizes

Two extra raffle prizes have come in – A family round of ice creams (two adults, two children) from the Two Hoots ice cream boat (yum). A £10 gift voucher from the shop ‘Give a dog a bone’. We have been supported by many lovely independent businesses in York and really...
Posted On 06 Jul 2019
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The Marquee is up

It’s up!! A huge thanks to Anne, Rachael and Andy! Amazing work and you were soooooo helpful.
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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The Arts barge

Bargestra from The Arts Barge has always supported Grovestock and is an amazing community band conducted by the talented Christian Topman. The Arts Barge have a festival taking place very soon. Check out their site below. http://www.artsbarge.com
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Raffle Prizes

The Raffle Prizes keep trickling in and we have a fine set of prizes up for grabs. Thank you very much to everyone that has supported and donated to the raffle. Tickets will also be on sale on Saturday up until 4.45pm and you can also bring money and stubs down to the fair on...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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Raffle Update

We hope that you all had a fantastic, extended sunny weekend. We feel that it has made Grovestock suddenly loom even closer and mild panic is setting in to ensure that all is in place and we need help in lots of different ways.   Raffle update    You can buy...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019
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Raffle Prizes

Can anyone else beg, give, donate, scrounge, blag, arm bend, plead, pledge, promise, round up any more raffle prizes eg from any local businesses at all please? Any help will be hugely appreciated
Posted On 02 Jul 2019
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The Grovestock Line Up!

We have an exciting line up of artists and events on the ‘pyramid’ (well rectangle) stage at Grovestock. Please see below. Feel free to Google away – we have some extremely talented folk linked to Park Grove! Band times 1.30pm Heather Findlay Heather will be performing...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019
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Freezy Thursday

It is Freezy Thursday today! See you at the ice cream stall later – just look at that sunshine!
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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Raffle Prizes

 A HUGE thank you to the kind businesses and folk that have already donated to our raffle. We still need lots of prizes and so please do contact us if you can donate. Here is a list of the prizes to date which we will be updating regularly. You can find this list on our Park...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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Grovestock update

The Grovestock Volunteer sheet is now up. Please check the volunteer sheet on the PTA notice board outside of class 3. Calling all face painters and Marquee squad Please sign the special sheet on the PTA board if you can offer a slot for these two specific roles Planning Meeting...
Posted On 25 Jun 2019
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Final PTA bits this term

We have our final PTA meeting this term on Tuesday (25th) at the Gillygate Pub at 7pm. Everyone is welcome and meetings are open for all to attend. The more brain power and pooled ideas = better events and more money raised – so do come along. Our meetings are also a good...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Well done Sophia!

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17719623.park-grove-academy-girl-sophia-savkovic-9-is-a-finalist-in-bbc-500-word-competition/
Posted On 22 Jun 2019
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Sponsored Bounce

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17719256.park-grove-primary-academy-holds-sponsored-bounce-to-raise-cash-for-new-books/
Posted On 21 Jun 2019
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Calling all face Painters and Marquee Builder’s

The sheet is up! The other volunteer sheet will be up shortly. Please sign up ASAP if you can.
Posted On 19 Jun 2019
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Taking Stock for Grovestock

Taking Stock for Grovestock There are just a few weeks to go before Grovestock 4. Here’s to another successful Summer Fair Festival and hopefully everyone can contribute in some way – see below: What is happening on the day? Various Bands/Groups will be performing on the stage...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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Training Day Alert

Friday 28th June is a training day! Just a quick reminder in case it has missed anyone’s radar.
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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The PTA Grand Raffle

In the next day or so, children will be given an envelope containing 3 books of raffle tickets to sell. We appreciate that it is a busy time of year especially with the sponsored bounce too – however tickets start at 50p each and we hope children can sell them to friends,...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Ice Creams!

We are all ready and set to go with a selection of 9 items!
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Freezy Friday

Freezy Fridays   Freezy Fridays are starting again this week come rain or shine (Friday at 3.15pm)! If shine, we will be in the amphitheatre by the field, If rain, we will be by class 4. There will be a good range of ice creams on offer, all for £1. This is always a great...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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PTA meetings.

We have a few PTA meetings this term as plans for our summer fair are in full swing. Our next meeting is after half term on Tuesday 4th June (and then the 18th June) at the Gillygate Pub at 7pm. Everyone is welcome and meetings are open for all to attend. The more brain power and...
Posted On 24 May 2019
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Spring Cakes!

Thank you for all of the Spring themed cake donations. We made a profit of £78.26!
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Spring over to our cake stall.

Don’t forget that it is our Spring Cake Stall tomorrow. All donations will be hugely appreciated.
Posted On 20 May 2019
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Grovestock 4

Grovestock 4 – Saturday 6th July – 1.30 until 5.30pm. We are extremely excited to announce that the Summer Fair this year is……..Grovestock number 4 – how did that happen? Grovestock is a Family Festival Themed Summer Fair showcasing a fine array of...
Posted On 20 May 2019
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Parenting Courses – Free!!

The following courses are starting in June: Time Out from Anger When: 12th June for 4 weeks on Wednesdays 9.30 to 11.30am Where: The Gateway Centre, Front Street Acomb York YO24 3BZ Time Out for Parents – the Early Years When: 10th June for 5 weeks on a Monday from 12.45 to...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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PTA Summer news

We have a few PTA meetings this term as plans for our summer fair (Grovestock 4 on Saturday 6th July 1.30 to 5.30pm) are in full swing. Our next meeting is next Tuesday 7th May at the Gillygate Pub at 7pm. Everyone is welcome and meetings are open for all to...
Posted On 01 May 2019
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An egg-traordinary cake sale profit

A huge thank you once again for supporting our Easter Cake Stall – there were some amazing cakes and bakes. We made an egg-traordinary profit which bounced in at £180.85. Wow!!
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Courses for Parents/Carers.

Course information from Family Matters York There are still places available on the following courses starting after Easter: Time Out from Anger When: 2nd May for 4 weeks on Thursdays 12.45 to 2.45pm. Where: Cornerstone @ St. George’s Methodist Church, Millfield Lane...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Easter Buns and Bunnies

Thank you to everyone for your amazing contributions to and for bouncing over to our Easter Cake Stall. Thank you also to our two Easter Bunnies who entertained the queue and baked some fab cakes for the sale. We have a few cakes left over for another mini sale tomorrow after...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Hoppy Bunnies

Our Easter Cake stall is tomorrow with an Easter theme and so themed donations will make us very hoppy, content bunnies indeed! Please bring any items to the staffroom in the morning in labelled tins.
Posted On 08 Apr 2019
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An Easter Cake Bake

Don’t forget that it is our Easter Cake Stall this Tuesday – yum! Any donations would be hugely appreciated.
Posted On 07 Apr 2019
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PTA Meeting – 03/04/19

It is our PTA meeting tomorrow night at 7pm at the Gillygate. This is open to all, so do try to come along.
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
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Speedquiz

We had a great night last night at the Speedquiz. Thank you to everyone who came and supported the evening. A huge thank you to Phil Qua who kept us thoroughly entertained all night and to the Seacatcher for their yummy fish and chips. A big shout out goes the the many staff who...
Posted On 30 Mar 2019
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The Gillygate

A huge thank you to The Gillygate for constantly supporting Park Grove’s PTA. Once again, they are sponsoring our Speedquiz and The Gillygate always hosts our PTA meetings too – the next one is Wednesday (3rd April) at 7pm. Don’t forget that there is an after party at The...
Posted On 28 Mar 2019
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Some more free parenting course details.

Some free parenting course details are here. You can find information about all of the Family Matters courses on their website https://fmy.org.uk/parenting/
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Fish and Chips

Dear parents/carers,   Tickets for the Speedquiz, hosted by one of our parents, Phil Qua, are on sale every day at 3.15pm outside of class 4. Please come down asap to secure your tickets so that we can have an idea about numbers. This will also create some mild...
Posted On 26 Mar 2019
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PTA Noticeboard.

Our PTA notice board is regularly updated. It is a handy way to check on events for everyone – especially the children who do not receive our email updates.
Posted On 26 Mar 2019
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