MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
26th February 2018
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BBRRRR! VERY COLD WEATHER WARNING THIS WEEK
The forecast for this week shows very low temperatures all week with a high chance of snow on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that children are dressed for the weather with warm coats, hats and gloves. We will monitor the temperature and shorten lunch playtimes if necessary. Reception children will only have a very short time outside to run around and burn off some energy after their lunch.
PARENT CONSULTATIONS THIS WEEK
Don’t forget to sign up for a Parent Consultation slot.
Monday 26th February: Parent consultations 8.00-8.45 a.m. and 4.00-6.30 p.m. In the hall.
Wed 28th February: Parent consultations 5.30-8.00 p.m. In the hall. (Please note earlier start)
DATES FOR THIS HALF TERM
Fri 2nd March: World Book Day (Dress as a character from a classic story or fairy tale - children must
Wear school shoes or trainers)
Fri 2nd March: Barnet Dance Festival-dance club to take part (packed tea, black t-shirt, black leggings, trainers required)
Mon 12th March: Week of Inspirational Maths
Mon 19th- 23rd March Sport Relief week
Thurs 22nd March: Key Stage 1 and 2 choir concert @ 2.45 p.m.
Mon 26th March: Spring Competition entries due- ‘Minibeast Mayhem’
Thurs 29th March: 2.00 p.m. End of Term. No After School Club.
Mon 16th April: Back to school at the usual time.
The spring competition this year is all about minibeasts!
Children can use whatever media they wish to paint, sketch, photograph, model (clay, papier mache, salt dough), bake etc….
There will be 3 prizes (and house points for all entries) 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!
A MESSAGE FROM PCSO BURDA
Most of you should have all have received an email recently regarding 'OWL', the Online Watch Link.
This is a system that Barnet Borough police have just signed up for and which has been running successfully in Hertfordshire for the past ten years.
The big advantage of this system for us is that we can now see where Neighbourhood Watches are located on our ward and who their members are. The lack of any great integration between the police and Neighbourhood Watch is something that has been moaned about for years and this system is definitely a step forward in that regard.
It also works similar to our existing database system in that it gives us options to contact local residents and local businesses and these contacts can be sorted by streets, by nearby streets and by business category.
There is also a useful link on the 'local' tab on the website to 'Fix My Street' which allows you to report problems such as fly tipping, litter, broken street lighting and abandoned vehicles to the Council. There are a few other links on there as well which you may all find useful.
If you haven't received an email about 'OWL' but wish to sign up to it you can do so at [www.owl.co.uk]www.owl.co.uk
PCSO Justin Burda | Brunswick Park Safer Neighbourhood Team
HELP YOUR CHILD WITH SPELLING
http://www.spellingframe.co.uk is a free website that covers all the National Curriculum spelling rules for Key Stage 2. If you would like to help your child practise their spellings or go over spelling rules that they are not sure about, then this website is great. There is also a link in the Home Learning section of the website.
Please join us this Friday 2nd March at 9am for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Coffee Morning!!
The FOMS AGM is an important fixture in our year as it is an official meeting where we report on past activities, our financial year, and talk about plans for the future. We warmly welcome all parents and carers to attend this meeting to provide you with a status update and to show that as a charitable organization, we are accountable. We also welcome you to provide us with any feedback you might have for FOMS. For instance, if you would like FOMS to consider and plan a particular new activity or approach to supporting the school, we’d love to hear your suggestions.
We promise cake and coffee and hope to see many of you there!
Upcoming Events for the Diary
Friday 9th March at 7:30pm – BINGO Night, Including the very popular ‘Rock N Roll Bingo’ – Letters for how to purchase tickets were sent home at the end of last week. If you did not receive one, or would like an extra copy, please email email@example.com. Please return your BINGO ticket orders by Friday 2nd March.
Friday 23rd March at 9am - Summer Fair planning meeting - Everyone welcome! Coffee, tea and cake will be provided.
Wednesday 28th March at 3:30pm – Easter Tea Party Event
Saturday 16th June from 12-3pm - Summer Fair
MUSEUM OF LONDON
Autism Spectrum Condition friendly family event: 3rd March 2018
Morning Explorers provides an informal atmosphere in which to explore the museum, sensitive to the needs of children under 13 and with autistic spectrum conditions. Discover fascinating objects and take part in relaxed family activities such as object handling, arts and crafts and a sensory space. Explore our galleries exclusively from 08.30am (normal opening hours are 10am-6pm). Full programme information will be emailed to ticket holders in the week before the event. Pre-booking required
100 MILLION MINUTES READING CHALLENGE
From Thursday 1st March 2018, children and young people across England and Wales will try to collectively read 100 million minutes in a week! The challenge is organised by leading charity Achievement for All to engage more children and young people in reading. A flyer will come out to you this week explaining how your child can take part so look out for it in your child’s bookbag.