MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
13th November 2017
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DATES FOR THIS TERM
Tuesday 14th- 17th November- After school - Book Fair (in new library, use door by pond area on top playground)
Wednesday 15th November: Walk to School Day.
Thurs 16th November 2.45 p.m.: KS1 and KS2 choirs sharing what they have been learning this term. Parents/carers welcome.
Friday 17th November: ‘BE BRIGHT BE SEEN’ DAY-wear bright clothes and shoes (if you have them!) for the day. No donations needed.
Friday 17th November: 7.30 p.m- FoMS Quiz Night
Wednesday 22nd November 9.00 a.m. Year 5 class assembly.
Wednesday 22nd November 9.00 a.m. Reception parent coffee morning.
Thursday 23rd November: Science Boffins in school - workshops in Y1
Monday 27th November: Y5 trip to Science Museum for ‘Space Day’. Packed lunch needed.
Wednesday 29th November: Walk to School Day
Monday 4th December 2.30 p.m. Recorder concert
Friday 8th December 9.00 a.m. Woodwind concert
Friday 8th December: No Tae Kwando or football club
Friday 8th December 3.30-6.00 p.m. Christmas Fair. Please come along-buy presents, eat delicious things, enjoy carols sung by KS2 choir, see Santa!
Monday 18th December: 9.30 a.m. Y1-Y6 Rock and Roll Christmas concert.
Monday 18th December: 2.30p.m. Reception Nativity (Y3 and Y6 choir members supporting in song
Monday 18th December: wear your best Christmas Jumper day and Christmas lunch for those children having school dinners. Feel free to send in festive packed lunches too!
Tuesday 19th December: 9.30 a.m. Reception Nativity (Y4 and Y5 choir members supporting in song)
Wednesday 20th December: 9.30 a.m. Y1-Y6 Rock and Roll Christmas concert.
Wednesday 20th December: School closes for the end of the Autumn term at 2.00 p.m. No After School Club.
TICKETS FOR CHRISTMAS CONCERTS & NATIVITY ARE £2 EACH – TICKET REQUEST DETAILS TO FOLLOW AT BEGINNING OF DECEMBER. ALL PROCEEDS GOING TOWARDS DEVELOPING OUR SENSORY AREA DOWN IN THE DIP IN THE PLAYGROUND.
Wednesday 3rd January 2018: School reopens at the usual time.
Please do not park across our neighbours’ driveways. The same person keeps doing it in the cul-de-sac part of Brookside South when collecting from the Key Stage 1 playground. Kim and Zoe are very tired of having to speak to extremely irate neighbours regarding parents’ parking. It really does aggravate our neighbours unnecessarily, so please, please park considerately
SCHOOL PHOTO ORDERS
The photo orders are being collected on Friday 17th November, so please make sure your orders are in school by 9am on that date. Late orders will be returned.
VOUCHER PAYMENTS FOR BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
Thank you for your patience whilst ParentPay was set up. Please could parents who pay by vouchers either email or send in a paper copy for our records. Thank you very much –Mrs Costas.
DROPPING OFF FOR BREAKFAST CLUB
As Breakfast Club is becoming very busy now we would like to avoid congestion on Knoll Drive. From tomorrow you may park in the staff car park when dropping off BETWEEN 7.45am & 8.20am and walk up the steps to the side entrance of the dining room. If you are not driving, you can still walk through the car park to BC if you wish. If arriving after 8.20am please do not park in the car park, use the main entrance as usual. For parents/children who enter by the Knoll Drive door, the signing in book will be in Breakfast Club not at the Reception desk.
BE BRIGHT BE SEEN DAY-Friday 17th November
Nights are drawing in and mornings are getter darker so we are thinking about making sure we are seen easily especially by car drivers. Children and staff can wear their brightest clothes to school on Friday 17th November-including bright trainers/shoes. So dig out your brightest clothes-if you have anything fluorescent even better! Let’s make a big splash of colour together.
A MESSAGE FROM PCSO BURDA
The Ward crime stats for last month are below. We had 16 burglaries and 15 motor vehicle offences last month which is up considerably on the previous month. It is unfortunately usually the case that crime rises as the days shorten and Christmas approaches. It is therefore a good time to remind everyone to take a look at our crime prevention advice at this link -
Also if you are wondering why you haven't seen many officers recently, over the past two weeks every Safer Neighbourhood PC and PCSO in London has been working only late shifts to coincide with half term, Halloween and Bonfire Night. Therefore we have been mainly active in the evenings under the cover of darkness. After a final midnight finish tomorrow night we will be back to normal from Monday.
OCTOBER CRIME STATS
Burglaries: 16 - Compared to 8 burglaries September 2017 and 10 burglaries October 2016
Distraction Burglary (1) - Waterfall Road N11 (suspects pretended to be from the water board)
Residential Burglaries (11) - Hampden Way N14 (smashed glass in rear window), Pymmes Green Road N11 (smashed glass in door window), Ferney Road EN4 (climbed up drain pipe and through first floor window), Hampden Square N14 (flat burgled), Brunswick Park Road N11 (aged wooden door forced open), Burleigh Gardens (door broken), Gallants Farm Road EN4 (rear patio door window smashed), Gallants Farm Road EN4 (rear patio door smashed), Hampden Way N14 (rear door crowbarred open), Darwin Close N11 (climbed through window), Oakleigh Road South N11 (rear door forced open)
Attempted Residential Burglaries (2) - Linden Road N11, Parkside Gardens EN4
Non Residential Burglary (2) - Friern Barnet Road N11 (glass in front door of business smashed), Chase Way N14 (garage broken into)
Motor Vehicle Offences: 15 - Compared to 8 offences September 2017 and 16 offences October 2016
Theft of vehicle (6) - East Walk EN4, Hampden Way N14, Oak Way N14, Arlington Road N14, Spencer Road N11, Hampden Square N14
Theft from vehicle (5) - Knoll Drive N14, Oakleigh Road South N11, Hampden Way N14, Brookside South EN4, Ashfield Road N14
Theft of number plates (3) - Gallants Farm Road EN4, Osidge Lane N14, Cowper Road N14
Theft of catalytic converter (1) - Cowper Road N14
We hope everyone has been revising over the weekend for the quiz this Friday 17th November at 7:30pm. It is not too late to still buy a ticket. The last day for food order tickets will be Wednesday 15th. Tickets for the evening without food will still be available to purchase on the night. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Christmas Fair News
Our Christmas Fair planning team are full speed ahead in planning this year’s fair on 8th December 3:30-6:30! We are now able to accept your donations in preparation for the fair so please start to bring in the following items:
- TOYS – including soft toys, games and/or general toys
- PRESENTS – we will have a ‘Present Room’ for the children to go in and pick out a present for an adult in their life, whether it be their parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle etc. They will have the opportunity to wrap the present (with our helpers) to give as a gift during the holidays. These presents can be candles, picture frames, mugs, boxes of chocolate etc.
- RAFFLE PRIZES
As always if you would like to contact FOMS for any reason, please email us at FriendsofMonkfrithSchool@gmail.com
All the best,
The FOMS Committee
BOOK FAIR STARTS TOMORROW
We will be running a Book Fair in our new library from Tuesday 14th until Friday 17th November from 3.20 p.m. Please use the door next to the pond area on the top playground to enter and leave the Book Fair. The children brought home a flyer before the holidays showing some of the titles available to buy but there are lots more available so do come along.
INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS FOR SPRING TERM 2018
If you would like your child to start individual lessons at school, please visit the beatrust.org.uk website to book them up. The deadline for booking lessons for next term is Monday 4th December.
Group recorder lessons can be booked via the school office. If any parents need advice and would like to talk to one of the music teachers at school, they should leave a message at the school office. The school currently offers recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano and trumpet.
Best wishes Rita Porzi (Barnet Education Arts Trust)
Miss Porzi’s recorder students will be performing on Monday 4th December at 2.30 p.m.
Miss Porzi’s woodwind students will be performing on Friday 8th December at 9.00 a.m.
Parents, family and friends are very welcome to come to the performances in the hall.
NEW HOUSE NAMES
The children have produced some fantastic ideas for new house names for our school. Many children and probably parents put a great deal of effort into their homework-well done! Miss Deasey and I have created some possible house themes using the ideas from the children. The children will be able to vote for the theme they prefer THIS week and our new houses will be born! Here are the themes:
Words to change the world