Parent Partnership

Donation Day on Monday 4th December for the School Christmas Fair

Please deliver your wonderful donations for the school fair from 8.45 – 9.00am (drop-off) into the lower school hall. Helpers at tables will be waiting for your kind and generous offerings.

This year we are looking donations along the following lines:

Chocolate Tombola

  • Chocolate items, gifts and treats
  • Boxes, bars, biscuits, any size, any shape & any flavour!

Bottle Tombola

  • Wines, beer, cider, sparkling wines, spirits, posh cordials, mixers, liqueurs, sherry, port, tonics, pop, sparkling water.
  • Bottles must be UNOPENED to be accepted.
  • Please note any children that win a bottle of alcohol must have their adult collect it.

General Tombola

  • We are looking for NEW or unwanted new giftable items
  • Perfume, toiletries, items for the home & garden.
  • Gadgets, games, toys.
  • Clothing, accessories and more…

Raffle Prizes

  • Larger value items
  • Vouchers
  • Hamper food items – non perishable food and drink items of all kinds kindly welcomed.

Filled Jam Jars. (Be creative as you like here)

  • Please collect your clean glass ‘jam jars’ of any size and fill them with whatever goodies you can fit inside!
  • Think mini stationary, crafting, sewing, small toys, puzzles, collectors cards (lego, Pokémon, football etc) stickers, sweets, loose change (£1 or more), hair accessories, small figures, badges, fun jewellery, temporary tattoos

Handmade Christmas Decorations/Makes

  • Wreaths, foliage arrangements, table decorations (can be dropped on the morning of the fair
  • Tree decorations and ornaments
  • Seasonal Bunting
  • Recycled or aromatic Christmas curiosities.
  • Handmade/recycled redesigned Christmas Cards
  • Seasonal Homemade Preserves & Chutneys (unopened, labelled and dated pls)

Teddy Tombola

  • Soft Toys, Teddies, Plushies & Characters
  • A great way to recycle and de-clutter unwanted and outgrown cuddlies
  • Please ensure that all items are clean, preferably washed and in good usable (and lovable) condition.

Thank you in advance for all your support, every little bit counts to make our Fishergate Christmas Fair the success that it is. Be a part of it in any way you can!

P.s The Friends of Fishergate Primary School Christmas Fair is on Friday 8th December at 3.30pm!! More details coming soon!Friends of Fishergate

Raise York and York SEND Local Offer websites

The Raise York site is part of the city’s new network of Family Hubs; a project funded by the Department for Education to bring together organisations supporting children and families in a ‘one stop shop’. The aim is to make it easier to get advice, help and support on a wide range of topics including infant feeding, mental health support, health visits and parenting classes.  In partnership with Raise, York SEND Local Offer ( has also relaunched onto its own site. The new website provides a dedicated resource for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, their families and the professionals working with them.

Click here for the letter to families about the new York Local Offer and Raise York websites.

Upcoming Family Matters Courses

Please see below information from York Family Matters about their courses and events starting in November.


Trick or treat?!

Family life and parenting can be full of sweet surprises and unexpected joys. Whether it is seeing your child enjoying splashing in puddles, kicking carefree through the autumn leaves or snuggling up for a cuddle, parenting can be a real treat! But, it can also be tricky. Whether it is facing an unexpected meltdown, dealing with squabbling & fighting, or daily battles over screentime, parenting can leave us feeling confused, drained and isolated.

However you are feeling this Autumn, Family Matters York is here to help support you. We offer FREE parenting and couples support to help you make small steps of change in your relationships. As a result of our courses & events, 92% parents said they felt more confident in their parenting and 78% parents noted improvements in their relationship with their child.

Why don’t you sign up TODAY for a course? We hope that you too will experience improvements in your relationships and find support in knowing that you are not alone!

Sign up today and get those dates in your diary!Family Matters York

Parenting Support

Wednesday evenings
7.30 -9.30am (5 weeks) starting 15th November
@ 60 South Bank Ave YO23 1DP

To sign up click here  
For information flyer click here
Or contact Jen for more details :; 07393 147259

Wednesday evenings (Online)
7.30-9.15pm (5 weeks) starting 15th November
Online via Zoom

To sign up click here:  
For information flyer click here
Or contact Jen for more details :; 07393 147259

Monday evenings
7.30-9.30pm (4 weeks) starting 20th November
@ Cornerstone, Millfield Lane, YO10 3AP

To sign up click here:
For information flyer click here
Or contact Jen for more details :; 07393 147259

Couples Support

Saturday 18th November
7.30 – 9.30pm 
@ St Giles Church, Copmanthorpe, York YO23 3SE

To sign up click
For information flyer click here
Or contact Emma for more details :; 07491 910239

Sessions available all year round at a mutually agreed time.

To make an enquiry click here  
For information flyer click here
Or contact Emma for more details :;  07491 910239