MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
20th November 2017
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DATES FOR THIS TERM
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: 9.00 a.m. Y3P class assembly
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.
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.
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
It was great to see how many children walked to school last week on Walk to School Day. Over 70% of the school walked, scooted or cycled. This is the highest number we have ever had, which is fantastic! The number was so high that we ran out of badges, so extra ones have been ordered. Our next Walk to School Day will be on Wednesday 29th November. To receive your badge, children will need to walk, scoot or bike to school and then make sure they record their journey on the online Traveltracker in their classrooms. In Reception and Key Stage 1 the teachers will help.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES THIS TERM (No football training on Thursdays until the end of term)
All fixtures are after school and are away matches. Miss Pierides is really grateful to parents who have volunteered to help with transport.
Thursday 23rd November: Monkfrith v St Theresa’s at Coppetts Wood School
Thursday 30th November: Monkfrith v Akiva (Away)
Thursday 7th December: Monkfrith v Hollickwood (Away)
Thursday 14th December: Monkfrith v Moss Hall Juniors (Away-Dick Bailey cup match)
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS LUNCH-Monday 18th December
Abigail, our lovely cook, has agreed that packed lunch children may have a school Christmas lunch if they wish. If you would like your child to have a Christmas lunch, please send in £2.50 cash or cheque in a named envelope by Friday 8th December. Please make sure you don’t miss the deadline.
KEY STAGE 2 CHOIR SINGING AT CHRISTMAS FAIR AT 4.00 p.m.
Key Stage 2 choir have been invited to sing at the Christmas Fair on 8th December at 4.00 p.m. If your child is in the choir, please can they meet Mrs Folan in the classroom on the bottom corridor where music takes place on Thursdays at 3.45 p.m. for a quick warm up. Festive hats, reindeer antlers etc to be worn if possible!
INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHS-Wednesday 22nd November
The photographer will be in school on Wednesday to photograph children who were absent when photos were taken. We have 7 slots left for anyone who was not satisfied with their child’s photo that was taken recently. Please let the office know-first come first served.
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
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
Don’t forget that you have the option to park in the staff car park when dropping off for Breakfast Club 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. For parents/children who enter by the Knoll Drive door, the signing in book will be in Breakfast Club not at the Reception desk.
What a great night we had on Friday!! Congratulations to the team ‘Reception Raptors’ for their brilliant display of general knowledge and winning first place. Thank you to everyone who came along and made it the fun night it was. FOMS are thrilled to announce that the evening has made an amazing £1500!!!
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! Thank you to everyone who has brought in donations so far. We are still looking for more of the following:
TOYS – including soft toys, games and/or general toys
PRESENTS – candles, picture frames, mugs, boxes of chocolate etc.
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