06 December 2013
Friday 6 December: After School activities finish tonight at the Junior School.
Friday 6 December: 7.30 p.m. Grand Christmas Concert. All welcome.
Saturday 7 December: 8.30 – 9.30 a.m. BSA coffee and croissants. All welcome.
Saturday 7 December: Christmas Fair at the Junior School, 1-3 p.m.
Sunday 8 December: 7.30 p.m. BSA Carols by Candlelight.
Tuesday 10 December: 6 p.m. Year 3-Year 6 Carols by Candlelight at BJS (Year 3 & 4 parents invited).
Wednesday 11 December: Last day of activities at the senior school.
Wednesday 11 December: 6 p.m. Year 3-Year 6 Carols by Candlelight at BJS (Year 5 & 6 parents invited).
Wednesday 11 December: Christmas dinner, followed by Christmas disco.
Thursday 12 December: 9 a.m. Nursery/Reception Nativity Concert at BJS.
Thursday 12 December: 10.30 a.m. Bootham Fellows invited for coffee and mince pies.
Thursday 12 December: 2 p.m. Year 1 & Year 2 Nativity Play at BJS.
Friday 13 December: Christmas themed Charity Dress-up day at the senior school: bring £1 in aid of Cancer Research.
Friday 13 December: BJS Christmas Party lunch. The junior school closes at 2 p.m. for the Christmas holiday.
Saturday 14 December: Non-uniform day; smart casual wear.
Saturday 14 December: Registration at 9.15 a.m., coffee for parents at 10.15 a.m., Christmas Meeting at 11 a.m. Lunch available for parents if ordered via reception by noon on Friday 13 December. School gates will be locked at 4 p.m.
Monday 6 January: Boarders return after 5 p.m.
Tuesday 7 January: Day students return.
Tuesday 7 January: Term starts for Bootham Junior School.
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SPRING TERM ACTIVITIES 2014
Activity booklets went out to pupils today and if you would like to see the menus on offer click here to view the website page. Activity choosing is on Monday 9th December and the last day of activities this term is Wednesday 11th December. Activities begin again on the first day of school next term.
MISSING LIBRARY BOOKS
The school library is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. in the morning until 9 p.m. in the evening and between 9 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. at the weekends. At certain times it is unstaffed and a self-issue system is available to students who wish to borrow books. A recent stocktake of the fiction section has revealed that over 17% of the books are missing and over 420 other resources are overdue. Please could parents and guardians check at home for any school library books and DVDs. They will be quite distinctive as they will have classification numbers on the spine and Bootham barcode labels on the back and will have protective coverings on them. Thank you.
New paintings by Bootham Art teacher Richard Barnes are showing now at the According to McGee Gallery, 8 Tower Street ,York
REMINDER OF GOLD DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINING
The last of the Gold groups Ian Turnbull is responsible for will meet this coming Saturday, 7th December in Room L from 1 - 5 pm.
The BSA would like to thank everyone for the donations of cakes for the Christmas Coffee Morning. There was a great selection and they were particularly enjoyed by the pupils who came over during their morning break. A reminder that Carols by Candlelight takes place this Sunday at 7.30 p.m. – all welcome.
LENDAL BRIDGE CLOSURE
Lendal Bridge in York, which links the railway station to the city centre, will be closed to private vehicles for 6 months from 27 August 2013. The closure operates between 10.30 am and 5pm. Number plate recognition will enforce fixed penalty fines. Click here for details.
Football: The U12 team played against Manor School on Tuesday. The team played some really good football in a thoroughly deserved 3-1 win.
Basketball: The U16 team had a narrow 41-38 loss to All Saints on Monday. The team didn't start very well and struggled to deal with All Saints' 6'7 Centre. The team however rallied in the second half with three consecutive 3 point shots from Ewan Morrice. Unfortunately it was not enough to claw the early points deficit back. The U14 were also defeated by All Saints on Tuesday. The U13 team had a very easy victory against York College on Thursday. The team dominated throughout the game to run out 45-3 winners.
Hockey: On Wednesday the U14 hockey team played against Joseph Rowntree at Huntington Astro. It was a great performance by the Bootham team, with numerous chances on goal but none converted. Joseph Rowntree managed to score with a nice aerial shot three quarters of the way through the match, so ended up the victors.
Netball: On Saturday we visited St Mary's School, Topcliffe for the annual 'mince pie' fixture. Our U12 and U13 girls played netball and our U14 and U15/16 girls played hockey. Some tough and well contended matches ending in win for the U12 netball team 12-1, but losses for the remaining 3 Bootham teams. The U15/16 hockey match was particularly well battled affair. On Tuesday we welcomed Huntington to Bootham to play against our U14 and U15 netball teams. Some very skilful netball was played, especially by the U14s. Unfortunately, the opposition proved a little too strong and Huntington eventually won both matches.
Swimming: Archbishop Holgate's School came to swim on Wednesday; U13/14 boys and girls teams and U15/16 boys and girls teams were involved. It was a fantastic gala, with some incredibly close races, especially in the U15/16 girls. The scores were as follows - U13/14 girls drew 38-38, U13/14 boys Bootham won 42-34, U15/16 girls Archbishop's won 42-34, and the U15/6 boys was won in convincing fashion by Bootham by 52 points to 24. So an overall victory for the Bootham swim team by 166 points to 138. A fantastic last gala of 2013 - well done to all who have swam this term!
BJS Swimming: On Thursday 28th November, the BJS swimming team swam away against The Mount. Everyone swam really well, including the under 9s who won their section. The Bootham team were very strong in their relays, and tried really hard. This paid off with a win of 107-123!
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