MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
23rd April 2018
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SUNHATS IN SCHOOL
I’m ever hopeful that good weather is on the way so please take the opportunity to check that your child has a cap with a brim or a sun hat to bring to school (named please). Heads may have grown since last year so please do check that hats fit too! Well done to all the children who brought hats into school during the warm spell last week.
KS1 CHOIR (Y1 AND 2)
KS1 Choir has now started back on Tuesday lunchtimes. There are spaces for any new children that would like to join. Please contact Ruth directly if your child would like to join: 07977 569 076.
SUNGLASSES NOT ALLOWED AT PLAYTIMES
Please provide a cap or hat with a wide brim to protect your children’s eyes from the sun rather than sunglasses. Sunglasses can be quite difficult to manage for children at playtime as they have a tendency to fall off or get knocked off during energetic play.
BARNET MUSIC FESTIVAL-TICKET UPDATE
If your child is performing with the choir at this year’s Barnet Music Festival and you wish to buy additional tickets, you need to buy them directly from the Arts Depot. They will be on sale from Tuesday 22nd May. Tickets already ordered through the school will be given out before the half-term break. Please note: tickets cannot be bought online.
Arts Depot: 020 8369 5454 Email: email@example.com
CLASS ASSEMBLIES THIS TERM-in the hall
Wed 16th May: 2.45p.m.- Reception R
Wed 23rd May: 2.45 p.m.- IK
Wed 13th June: 2.45 p.m. - 1D
Wed 20th June: 9.00 a.m. - Y6
2.45 p.m. - Reception L
SECONDARY TRANSFER MEETING FOR YEAR 5 PARENTS-Wednesday 13th June at 7.00 p.m.
Please come along to this information meeting about the secondary school transfer process and ask any questions you may have. I will also give information about the Y6 trip to the Isle of Wight in 2019.
PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION
One vacancy currently exists for a Parent Governor on the Governing Body for which an election is now being held. If you wish to seek nomination as an elected Parent Governor, please collect a nomination form from the School Office or download from the website (under the governor downloads tab). This form should be completed, with the accompanying personal statement of no more than 150 words, and returned to the Headteacher no later than 12 noon on FRIDAY 27 APRIL 2018.
Information about the role has been emailed to you today.
DROPPING OFF CHILDREN AT THE GATE IN THE MORNING
Please make sure that you stay to supervise your children if they are in Y1–Y4 until the gate is open at 8.30 a.m. Monkfrith Way can be very busy and it is not safe to leave children unaccompanied. Thank you.
DATES TO NOTE FOR THIS TERM
Today: Year 3 Trip to Natural History Museum
Tuesday 24th April: Bikeability training Y3 and 4 (only children who have applied)
Wednesday 25th April: Bikeability training Y3 and 4 (only children who have applied)
Y5 Orchard Project, Oak Hill College
Thursday 26th April: Barnet Dance Festival-dance club to take part
Monday 30th April: Hearing & Vision check – Reception L
Tuesday 1st May: Bikeability training Y3 and 4 (only children who have applied)
Hearing & Vision check – Reception R
Wednesday 2nd May: Bikeability training Y3 and 4 (only children who have applied)
Thursday 3rd May: School closed for local elections.
Monday 14th May: SATs week for Y6
Sun20th May-Fri 25th May: Y6 Isle of Wight trip.
Tuesday 22nd May: 5.30pm Moat Mount meeting for Y3 parents
Mon 28th May-Friday 1st June: Half term break
Mon 4th June: Training day-school closed
Tues 5th June: Back to school-usual time
6.45 p.m. New reception parents meeting
Fri 8th June: Elite Feet football starts after school.
Mon 11th June: Y3 trip to Wallace Collection
Y5 to British Museum
Wed 13th June: Reception sports in bottom playground 9.30 a.m. Parents/families welcome to watch and cheer!
Wednesday 13th June: Secondary Transfer/IOW meeting for Y5 parents. 7 p.m. in Y5 classroom.
Saturday 16th June: Monkfrith Summer Fair 1.00 p.m-4.00 p.m.
Mon 18th June: Class and team photos. Please make sure children have a sweatshirt or cardigan in school.
Tuesday 19th June: KS2 choir to Barnet Music festival
Friday 22nd June: Football festival at Livingstone school (teams TBA) Noon-3.00 p.m.
Wed 27th June: Y1 and Y2 sports in bottom playground from 9.30 a.m. Families welcome to watch.
Thurs 28th June: KS2 sports afternoon in Oakhill Park from 1.30 p.m. Families welcome to watch.
Tuesday 17th July: Mrs Ross and Mrs Adak’s Farewell tea party between 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
Thurs 19th July: Y6 Leavers’ show 9.30 a.m. for Y6 families.
School closes at 2.00 p.m. for the end of the school year. No After School Club.
Y6 Leavers’ disco from 7.00 p.m.-9.00 p.m.
SIBLING PLACES OFFERED FOR RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 2018
Please remember to accept (or refuse) the place offered by the deadline given. Barnet will not automatically assume you want the place because you already have a child in school and if you do not respond you risk the offer being withdrawn.
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.
POLLING DAY-Thursday 3rd May- School closed
Sunday 24th June at 6.00 p.m. at St Mary-at Finchley Parish Church, Finchley Central, N3.
The duo-Campos-Luciano (guitar and clarinet) are performing a free concert. Sounds like a lovely Sunday evening treat!