MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

12th September 2016

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office email: zhart3.302@lgflmail.org or admin@monkfrith.barnetmail.net



SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

Class

Week ending: 9.9.16

Please note any children arriving in school after 9.15 a.m. will be marked in the register as an Ďunauthorised absenceí. This may then trigger a meeting with the schoolís Educational Social Worker (ESW) to discuss punctuality.

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Well done to Y1C and Y6LD for great attendance last week! Itís lovely to start the new school year with such great attendance-keep up the good work!

Year 1C

100%

Year 1D

99%

Year 2S

99%

Year 2D

100%

Year 3

97%

Year 4

97%

Year 5

99%

Year 6LD

100%

Year 6D

97%

Whole School Average

99%

 

SCHOOL PACKED LUNCHES

Macintosh HD:Users:jeanetteadak:Desktop:IMG_0423.JPGIím sorry that some parents feel the school packed lunch provided by Barnet Catering is not adequate. I thought I would include an example of what was offered on Friday for you to see: a sandwich (usual size on brown or white bread with chicken, tuna mayo or cheese), Fruit pot, salad pot, a slice of chocolate cracknel and a drink (water or juice). I think the lunch is perfectly fine and preferable to some of the sugar and salt packed lunches I have seen coming into school this week. Lots of parents have complained that children are hungry at the end of the day-they should be! They expend a lot of energy at lunchtime and in the afternoon and will not have eaten for several hours.

Please do not ring Zoe or Sue in the office if you have an issue about packed lunches, speak directly to Teresa Goodall, head of the catering service on 8359 5140.

 

PARENT INFORMATION MEETING- Wednesday 14th September 6.00 p.m.

Please note change to date.

We will be holding a Parent Information meeting on Wednesday 14th September. †You will be able to visit your childís new classroom and meet the teacher at 6.00 p.m. This will be followed at 6.30 p.m. by a general information meeting (around 20-30 minutes) in the hall. This will be an opportunity for you to get to know all about expectations and procedures for the new school year. This is a meeting just for parents, please do not bring your child/children.

 

TEXTS/EMAILS RECEIVED

Please note that from now on, the office will not be replying to texts and emails received from parents asking for information that has already been provided by means of the weekly newsletter, trip letters or the school website.

 

YEAR 2 TRIP TO EPPING FOREST

I know some parents have commented that the cost for the trip to Epping Forest is quite expensive. I thought I would give you a breakdown of the cost per head so you can see what it includes.

The coach costs £9.17 per child and the bug-hunting workshop is £7.33 per child. We do try to use public transport for trips wherever possible to keep the costs down, but doing that for this trip would mean spending most of the day travelling! Iím sure the children will have a fantastic time and learn lots of new things about mini-beasts that will help them with their topic work back at school. Thanks for your support.

 

KEY STAGE 2 CHOIR-Thursdays 8.15 a.m.

It was lovely to see so many new faces at Key Stage 2 choir last week. We had a great time together. We still have room for a few more, so if your child is interested they should come along on Thursday.

BREAKFAST CLUB/AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Ring 07843 306 692 if there is no-one available in the office to let you in when you arrive. Someone will come up asap.

 

TRIPS THIS TERM

Tuesday 13th September: Y2 trip to Epping Forest (packed lunch required)

Wednesday 14th September: Y5 trip to Dennis Bland Centre (packed lunch required)

Thursday 15th September/Friday 16th September: Y4 to Moat Mount Outdoor Centre

Wednesday 28th September-Friday 30th September: Y5 to Kingswood Centre in Kent

 

KEY STAGE 1 CHOIR

We welcome back our Y2 members and also Y1 children who would like to join us for an enjoyable lunch-time sing on Tuesdays (12.15-1.00). Please contact Ruth for further information. (07977569076)

 

REQUEST FROM YEAR 1

Please can Y1 children bring in an old shirt for art activities. Y1 classes also need paper for rough work-does anyone have any contacts with paper companies, we are happy to have old headed paper and use the other side.† Any contributions would be very gratefully received!