MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
22nd January 2018
office email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
MAN IN BLUE VAN BEHAVING IN A SUSPICIOUS MANNER
You may remember that there was an incident reported near Church Hill School (before the Christmas break) of a man in a blue van loitering around the school. The police have been looking for this man since then and I am very pleased to say they have now found him and have taken him in for questioning. He was spotted behaving suspiciously again by a member of the public who took his registration number and reported him to the police who picked him up immediately.
We all need to be vigilant and if you see anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, please report it to us or to the police. Most of the time there are very innocent explanations but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
LEVEL 1 BIKEABILITY TRAINING
We have been offered a free course, run with the London Borough of Barnet and Cycle Confident. It is open to children in Year 3 and 4 who have a bike and would like to take part (and have not done it previously). Over the two days they will learn some of the basics of safe cycling. The training will be run by qualified instructors in the school playground. There are lots of places available but will be offered on a first come, first served basis. If you would like your child to take part and they have a bike, please contact the office to be placed on the list.
Details about dates will be provided if we have enough names on the list.
Please make sure to give your child’s full name and class when emailing the office. We have lots of children with similar names! Thank you.
THURSDAY LUNCHTIME DRAMA CLUB
We have a few spaces left in this term’s drama club. It is suitable for children in Year 3 to Year 6, and our theme is Snow White Goes Wrong! There will be a performance for family and friends on Thursday 22nd March. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07743 987 556 for more information or to book your child’s place.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATIONS
We are updating our Free School Meals register and need to have current information for any family eligible for free meals (even if your child/ren have packed lunch or receive a free meal under the Government’s Universal Free Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils).
Please ask the office to send you an application form, regardless of whether you have completed one in the past, if you are eligible. If you are unsure, please request the form and we will check for you.
DATES FOR THIS TERM
Tues 30th January: Y6 trip to the Royal Institution (packed lunch required)
Tues 6th February: Key Stage 1 concert (Years 1 and 2) 2.30 p.m.
Wed 7th February: Key Stage 1 concert (Years 1 and 2) 9.30 p.m.
Thurs 8th February: Reception Parents Coffee morning
Mon 12th –Fri 16th February: Half-term break
Monday 26th February: Parent consultations 8.00-8.45 a.m. and 4.00-6.30 p.m.
Wed 28th February: Parent consultations 6.00-8.00 p.m.
Fri 2nd March: World Book Day
Fri 2nd March: Barnet Dance Festival-dance club to take part
Mon 12th March: Week of Inspirational Maths
Thurs 22nd March: Key Stage 1 and 2 choir concert @ 2.45 p.m.
Mon 26th March: Spring Competition entries due (detail to follow nearer the time)
Thurs 29th March: 2.00 p.m. End of Term. No After School Club.
Mon 16th April: Back to school at the usual time.
FOMS are delighted to announce our events for the Spring Term. Please make a note of the following dates as we hope to see many of you there!
Friday 9th February – Popcorn sale after school
Friday 2nd March at 9am – FOMS Coffee Morning and Annual General Meeting (more details to follow)
Friday 9th March at 7:30pm – BINGO Night, Including the very popular ‘Rock N Roll Bingo’
Wednesday 28th March at 3:30pm – Easter Tea Party Event
As always, if you would like to get in touch with FOMS for any reason, or would like to join our committee and be at the heart of organising events and making decisions regarding FOMS, please email us at FriendsofMonkfrithSchool@gmail.com for more information.
CLASS ASSEMBLIES THIS TERM
Wednesday 31st January at 9.00 a.m.-Y4
Wednesday 21st February at 9.00 a.m.-Y3C
All families and friends welcome.
24.01.18 – Year 6 Football tournament 9am – 12pm
25.01.18 - Training for all the year 5 and 6 football squad
01.02.18 - Training for all the year 5 and 6 football squad
08.02.18 – Dick Bailey Cup match V The Orion away on astro – squad to be selected – NO FOOTBALL TRAINING
The spring competition this year is all about minibeasts!
Children can use whatever media they wish to paint, sketch, photograph, model (clay, paper mache, salt dough), bake etc….
There will be 3 prizes 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!