MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
12th March 2018
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DATES FOR THIS HALF TERM
Mon 12th March: Week of Inspirational Maths
Mon 19th- 23rd March Sport Relief (wristbands on sale at the gate every morning £1)
Thurs 22nd March: Key Stage 1 and 2 choir concert @ 2.45 p.m.
Mon 26th March: Spring Competition entries due- ‘Minibeast Mayhem’
Thurs 29th March: 2.00 p.m. End of Term. No After School Club.
Mon 16th April: Back to school at the usual time.
Monday 23rd April - Year 3 Trip to Natural History Museum
Thursday 3rd May- School closed for local elections.
The spring competition this year is all about minibeasts!
Children can use whatever media they wish to paint, sketch, photograph, model (clay, papier mache, salt dough), bake etc….
There will be 3 prizes (and house points for all entries) per year group and one special prize overall for the entry showing the most imagination, creative flair and skill. The closing date will be Monday 26th March so lots of time to plan!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB BOOKINGS ON THE DAY
Please can I remind you that the cut off time for booking After School club on the day is 1.00 p.m. Please note that if you phone after this time, your child will not be able to attend ASC on that day.
CONTACTING AFTER SCHOOL CLUB-07843 306 692
Please text/call after school club directly if you are running late to collect, or to book breakfast club, out of school hours. The office is closed from 4.00 p.m. and the answerphone is on. The office staff do not pick up messages until the morning.
KEY STAGE 2 ART CLUB FINISHES AT 5.30 P.M. ON THURSDAY
Thursday 22nd March at 9.15am - 3C
Thursday 29th March at 9.15am – 3P
Parents are very welcome to come along to watch.
POLLING DAY-Thursday 3rd May
School will be used as a polling station on Wednesday 3rd May so, unfortunately, we will have to close on that day. We have looked into ways of staying open but we are unable to ensure site security when entrances need to be open all day.
14.03.18 – Football match V St Paul’s at Livingstone School
22.03.18 - Football match V St Theresa’s location TBC
24.03.18 – Year 4 Football Tournament – 9am – 12pm Friern Barnet Powerleague
See our PE page for fixtures, match reports and photos.
The Ballet Club will have an open week on 20-23 March. Parents and those interested in joining are welcome to watch our classes in the activity studio 8-8.40am. Primary grade (Reception to Year 2) is on Wednesday and Grade 1 (Year 3-4) is on Friday. Please contact me if you have any questions: Aniko: 07789605166.
Thank you to everyone who came to the Bingo Night on Friday. We hope everyone had a fun night and big congratulations to the many winners. A special thank you to everyone who stayed to help put tables and chairs away at the end of the night. The team also wants to send a big thank you to Noa from Year 1D who kindly designed the posters for the night, they looked amazing! FOMS are very pleased to announce that we made £620 on the night! Thank you once again to everyone who came to make it the fun, community fundraiser it was!
FOMS AGM and Summer Fair Planning
FOMS AGM will be held in conjunction with the Summer Fair planning meeting on Friday 23rd March at 9am at school. Please join us for what is sure to be a hugely informative and hopefully motivational meeting where we review our previous year of events and finances and then turn our focus to the future and get our Summer Fair planning well under way. Again, we hope to see many of you there!
Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 28th March at 3:30pm – Easter Tea Party Event
Saturday 16th June from 12-3pm - Summer Fair
DANCE FESTIVAL RESCHEDULED DATE-Thursday 26th April performance at 5.00 p.m.
Parents of children in Dance Club, please check for information letters today.
A MESSAGE FROM PCSO BURDA
We have been asked to send out the information below regarding ATM fraud.
The local Community have played a huge part in tracing a Male committing cash-point distraction thefts, after vigilant members of the public saw the Police’s original warning and advice on the matter, and sent invaluable photos of a suspicious Male to Police.
Nasim Shariff, aged 33 from E16, has been charged with theft, fraud and proceeds of crime act offences at cash points and parking meters across Barnet, specifically in N12, NW11 and HA8.
These charges incorporate 42 fraud offences where the same suspect has used the bank cards he has stolen to withdraw cash and make other purchases totalling £16000.
He has been remanded to Court awaiting trial.
Thank you to the vigilant members of the Public who have reported suspicious activity, and also the CST (Community Security Trust) who assisted the investigation.
If you have been a victim of this type of distraction theft, please report this to Police online atwww.met.police.uk or by calling 101.
The original OWL release from February ‘18 is below. This was also sent to Safer Neighbourhood Team contacts.
Protect yourself from ATM theft
There has been a recent increase in distraction thefts at ATMs in Barnet Borough. With this in mind, please be aware of anyone standing close by and always check the machine to see if it’s been tampered with before you use it.
Tell-tale signs of ATM fraud
Things to look out for are devices attached to the machine – some are more obvious than others. If you do see something suspicious contact the police and the bank.
Remember, if it doesn’t look or feel right then steer clear and, if possible, go inside the bank where it will be safer. And always keep a regular check on your transactions.
We know it’s not always easy but please be aware of your surroundings when you’re at an ATM. Thieves will try to watch as you key in your PIN or distract you while you’re withdrawing cash. Be vigilant. Cover your PIN and keep an eye on your card at all times, especially if someone taps you on the shoulder or tries to speak to you.
When you have left the ATM, put your card away immediately.
Finally, be careful with contactless cards. You can obtain a card holder to prevent your card details from being inadvertently read.
We don’t want you to be paranoid, but being aware of your surroundings and not being distracted makes it harder for people to take advantage and less likely that they’ll try to.
PCSO Justin Burda | Brunswick Park Safer Neighbourhood Team
MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS-19th June 2018
These can be paid for in cash or on Parentpay.