MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
27th November 2017
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THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED!
We have now completed our votes for the new house names. The results are as follows:
Inspirational People: 25
Tube Stations: 27
Our area: 40
Words to Change the World: 53
As with every democratic process some voters were very happy and some were rather disappointed but no-one asked for a recount! We will change over to the new house names in January.
DATES FOR THIS TERM
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.
Wednesday 3rd January 2018: School reopens at the usual time.
· RECEPTION PARENTS
· Please note that both Reception classes are in both Nativity performances so parents can come on either day.
· CHRISTMAS LUNCH
· If your child usually has packed lunch but has ordered a school Christmas lunch please let the office know by Wednesday 29th November whether they will have the meat or vegetarian option. Please text or email email@example.com
We do not need this information for children who normally have school dinners.
Roast turkey with chicken sausage, stuffing and gravy or Vegetable Pastry Pie
· ‘ONE CAN’ FOOD BANK AND TRUST
· We would like to support our local food banks this year, as Christmas can be a very difficult time for some families to manage to put enough food on the table. I have talked to the children in assembly about all the things we have to be grateful for and what a good thing it is to be able to think about others who are less fortunate especially at Christmas time. Louiza, one of our governors suggested supporting our local foodbanks and has offered to transport our donations too. The food bank suggests putting aside a ‘can a day’ until Christmas like a reverse advent calendar but we would be very grateful for any donations from the list below between now and Friday 15th December. Please pop a few extra cans in your shopping trolley each time you visit the supermarket! You are always so generous, I know the local foodbanks will be very grateful. Thank you in anticipation.
· Tinned tomatoes
· Tinned potatoes / dried mash
· Tinned vegetables
· Pasta sauce
· Coffee/hot chocolate
· Tinned spaghetti
· Tinned meat meals (curries, stews, mince, hot dogs)
· Ham/corned beef
· Long-life milk
· Toilet rolls
· Toothbrushes and paste
· Shampoo and shower gel
· Washing up liquid
ART CLUBS IN JANUARY
Key stage 1 Wednesday 12.15-1.15 (Y1 and 2) : 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb.
Children already booked in: Aria 1K, Sophia 1K, Georgia RR, Jasper 2S, Ege 1K, Alexa IK, Alice 1K, Effie ID, Roman 2S, Alexander 2S. 2 places available
Key stage 2 Thursday 3.30-4.45 (Y3-6) : 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb.
Reve 4, Louis 3P, Diya 3P, Lorin 5, Irmak 3C, Emily 4. 6 places available.
Please let the office know if your child wishes to join either club. There will be 5 sessions in the half-term.
Please send in £3 for materials on the first session.
TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
As stated in the newsletter of 6th November, I am grateful to the parent who came to explain more fully the parking incident that occurred outside of school. Some racist language was used by the other person involved and they also drove their car towards the parent in a threatening way. This then resulted in the incident witnessed by some parents. I should have asked for more information at the time of the incident and spoken to the parent directly before publicising the event in the newsletter. I apologise if I have caused any unnecessary grief for the parent in question. I would advise all parents not to park near the bend leading into Parkside Gardens to avoid any further issues.
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 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)
GREAT GAME V ST THERESA’S
Thursday 23rd November: Monkfrith v St Theresa’s at Coppetts Wood School.
Our team played extremely well and the final score was 7-1 to Monkfrith. Miss Pierides was very proud-well done to the team!
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!
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.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHRISTMAS YEARS 1-6 – MONDAY 18th & WEDNESDAY 20TH DECEMBER (9.30 A.M.)
RECEPTION NATIVITY – MONDAY 18th DECEMBER (2.30 P.M.) & TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER (9.30 A.M.)
Tickets for the Y1-Y6 concert (Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas) and the Reception Nativity are £2 each and limited to 2 per family initially.
How to get your ticket/s
Space in the hall will be very limited for the Y1-6 performance. We are sorry but pre-school children will not be able to attend either of the performances. Younger children may come to the Nativity but must be able to sit quietly, as the little voices of the actors can get lost otherwise. If you have a very lively toddler, please don’t bring them, as it spoils the performance for other parents. Push-chairs need to be parked on the top corridor near the library so they don’t become a hazard for children and parents in the event of needing to evacuate the building.
FOMS are looking for a new Treasurer to join our committee.
The Treasurer ensures accurate financial records are kept and best practice procedures are followed for counting money, banking and making payments. He or she would require a basic understanding of book keeping, and will lead the ‘money team’ at events, which involves organising floats, counting money, making payments/reimbursements and deposits. The treasurer should also keep the committee updated with regular reports, and ensure end of year reports are completed for the association’s AGM and the Charity Commission annual return.
Being FOMS treasurer is not overly complicated and it can be a very fun way of being involved with your child’s school. You will also be a highly valued member of the friendly FOMS team, so please join us! If you are interested, please email us at FriendsofMonkfrithSchool@gmail.com
Christmas Fair – 8th December 3:30-6:30
FOMS will be hosting two ‘working’ coffee mornings at school in the run up to the Christmas Fair to help prepare, organise and wrap what needs doing before the fair. Please come along to help get everything ready, have a tea or coffee, and most likely a good chat too. These mornings will be:
· Friday 1st December at 9:00a.m. and Thursday 7th December at 9:00a.m.
Christmas Fair Bake Sale – we will have a cake sale as part of the Christmas Fair. We would be very grateful for cake donations on the day of the fair.
Stall sign-up sheets will go out to class reps this week. Please try to volunteer an hour of your time to help run the many stalls and activities we will be having at the event. If you are available before and/or after the event to help set up or clean up, that would be amazing too!
Information on booking Grotto Room tickets for the Christmas Fair will be sent out this week – keep an eye out for it as time slots will be on a first come, first serve basis.
In other Christmas Fair news, unfortunately Waterfield Brooke encountered a printing error with the boards and will not be able to put up boards to advertise the Christmas Fair. They will still be sponsoring the event in other ways. Thank you to everyone who was happy to have a board and gave us your address – we will try again with the estate agent boards before the Summer Fair.
Please register and remember to use EasyFundraising when doing your online shopping, especially around Christmas. It is a great way for FOMS to earn cashback from your purchases, with no added expense to you. Please sign up at: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsofmonkfrith/
END OF TERM PERFORMANCES- please return slip with payment to the office by Monday 11th December
‘ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHRISTMAS’ YEARS 1-6:
I would like one/two tickets for Monday 18th December or Wed 20th December (Please circle number of tickets and day)
Name of child____________________________________ Class____________
RECEPTION NATIVITY RL and RR
I would like one/two tickets for Monday 18th December or Tuesday 19th December (Please circle number of tickets and day)
Name of child____________________________________ Class____________
All tickets are £2. Money enclosed: ________________