MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
3rd January 2018
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RECEPTION ADMISSIONS SEPTEMBER 2018
Don’t forget that you need to apply using Barnet’s e-Admission form for any siblings who are due to start in Reception in September 2018 (Children who will be 5 years old between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019). The closing date for admissions is 15th January 2018. Just visit the Barnet website and follow the instructions for Admissions 2018. If you need any help with your application, please let us know and we can provide support.
PAYING FOR LUNCHES
Please let us know if your child will not be having a lunch, otherwise the lunch will be ordered and you will be charged. Even if your child is sent home sick, if the lunch was ordered, you will be charged. Please don’t shoot the messenger…these are the rules of the new catering company, not the school!
PAYING FOR BREAKFAST CLUB & AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
Please check weekly to ensure payments are kept up to date. There are a lot of outstanding amounts from December which remain unpaid.
SNACKS AT BREAKTIME
May I remind parents of children in Key Stage 2 that the only snacks allowed at playtime are fruit or vegetables. We have never allowed cereal bars but these seem to have crept in without me noticing over a period of time. Please feel free to send in an apple, some grapes, a banana, some carrot sticks, cucumber etc. I will remind the children of the things they are allowed to bring in assembly on Friday. All other snacks will be sent home with children at the end of the day.
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER WE ARE A NUT-FREE SCHOOL AND CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BRING NUTS OR PRODUCTS CONTAINING NUTS IN PACKED LUNCHES.
DATES FOR THIS TERM
Wed 10th January: KS1 Art Club starts
Thurs 11th January: KS2 Art Club starts
Fri 12th January: Elite Feet Football club starts after school
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.
CLASS ASSEMBLIES THIS TERM
Wednesday 10th January at 2.45 p.m. –Y2S
Wednesday 24th January at 9.00 a.m.- Y6
Wednesday 31st January at 9.00 a.m.-Y4
Wednesday 21st February at 9.00 a.m.-Y3C
All families and friends welcome.
KEY STAGE 2 CHOIR STARTS TOMORROW-8.15 a.m. in the hall
New members are always welcome, just come along to the hall tomorrow for a try out. We will be practising songs for the Barnet Music Festival very soon, so children need to commit to coming every week to ensure we can learn all the songs in time. The festival is in June but it takes a while to perfect the songs! Children who miss more than 3 sessions in each half-term may not be able to come to the Arts Depot with the choir in June, as they will have missed too many rehearsals.
ART CLUBS START NEXT WEEK
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 !K, Sophia !K, Georgia RR, Jasper 2S, Ege 1K, Alexa IK, Alice !K, Effie ID, Roman 2S, Alexander 2D, Alexander 1K, Arthur 1K, Idris 1D. FULL
Key stage 2 Thursday 3.30-4.45 (Y3-6) : 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb.
Reve 4, Louis 3P, Harley 5, Daania 3P, Yashvi 5, Lorin 5, Irmak 3C, Emily 4, Reuben 3C, Ellie Z 3C, Lilia 4, Mehr 3P. FULL
There will be 5 sessions in the next half-term.
Please send in £3 for materials on the first session only.
If your child would like to come to either KS1(Y1 and Y2) or KS2 (Y3, 4, 5and 6) Art Club after the half-term break, please let the office know.
A MESSAGE FROM PCSO BURDA
I am on holiday for next three and a half weeks so I thought I would send out the current stats for December today and then a final version when I return. So far we have had 15 burglaries this month and 18 motor vehicles offences. Vehicle crime therefore remains high and this month's figures compares unfavourably with last December when we had six such offences and also last month when again we had six offences during the month.
This matches the annual trend, which shows that there were 103 motor vehicle offences on the ward last year, but 118 such offences so far this year. The burglary rate is however similar to last year, with 152 burglaries last year and 153 burglaries so far this year.
The latest burglary prevention advice is of course available on our website -
In light of the sudden albeit expected closure of Barnet police station's front counter there will soon be a contact surgery held once a week on every ward in Barnet where you can report crimes, discuss policing issues, etc. The locations have not been decided yet and the locations will be finalised once our Ward Panels have been consulted. Our next ward panel meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th January from 6.30pm at the North London Business Park. If you would like to attend that meeting please email us.
There will also be contact points held at our patrol base at 27 Friern Barnet Road every Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. It will again be possible to report crimes at these contact points however please remember that the easiest way to report crime now is via the 'Report a Crime' button on the homepage of the Met Police website. It takes around 15 minutes to report a crime via the website. The 101 number also still exists and is another convenient way of reporting crime.
Finally, I of course hope everyone has a good New Year. I will be celebrating New Year in Japan for the first time, with my wife and her family out there.
DECEMBER CRIME STATS
Burglaries: 15 - Compared to 22 burglaries November 2017 and 6 burglaries December 2016
Residential Burglaries (10) - Chase Way N14 (rear door smashed), Hampden Way N14 (door forced open), West Walk EN4 (smashed rear door glass), Prevost Road N11 (entered through unlocked rear door), Monkfrith Way N14 (ground floor window smashed), Brunswick Crescent N11 (front door forced open), Cowper Road N14 (ground floor window forced open), Chase Way N14 (entered through first floor window), Russell Lane N20 (front door forced), Chase Way N14 (bike stolen from garage)
Attempted Residential Burglaries (2) - Church Hill Road EN4 (glass in rear door shattered), Arlington Road N14 (side window damaged)
Non Residential Burglary (3) - Friern Barnet Road N11 (2 - same shop burgled twice), Hampden Square N14
Motor Vehicle Offences: 18 - Compared to 6 offences November 2017 and 6 offences December 2016
Theft of vehicle (4) - Nurserymans Road N11, Valerian Walk N11, Thornedene Avenue N11, Friars Walk N14
Theft from vehicle (10) - Russell Lane N20, Oakleigh Road South N11, Ryhope Road N11, Park View Crescent N11, Osidge Lane N14, Uplands Road EN4, The Avenue N11, Ferney Road EN4, Oakleigh Road South N11, Chase Way N14
Theft of number plates (2) - Exeter Road N14, Darwin Close N11
Motor vehicle interference (2) - Oakleigh Road South N11 (damage caused to door barrel), Church Hill Road EN4
VISIT TO THE FOODBANK
A big ‘thank you’ to Louiza, Alexandria and Loui for delivering your donations to the food bank at the end of term. This is what Louiza said about the visit:
‘They were so grateful for the amount of
donations we gave. They couldn’t thank the school enough. Alexandria and Loui
were given a tour and it was so interesting to see how it was all
organised. There were also Volunteers there when we were there, making
Christmas hampers for families. It was so good to see that there are still
good people in the world.
Alara and Neanne helping to load the van.
Loui and Alexandria delivering the donations to the food bank.
KS2 CODE CLUB
Our KS2 Code Club has been a fantastic success (thanks to the hard work of Jasper's Mum, Tangea) therefore we will be continuing in the Spring Term. We will start back on Wednesday 10th January at 8am and our last session will be on Wednesday 28th March.
Our current group of coders are going to continue: Rafi (Y6), Liam (Y6), Elliot (Y5), Jack (Y5), Dhiren (Y5), Emre (Y4), Joe (Y4), Daania (Y3), Simran (Y3), Luca (Y3) and Zac (Y3).
Our new coders for January are Yashvi (Y5), Eiliyah (Y3) and Raphael (Y3).
There are 2 additional spaces so please contact the Office if you would like to start next week.
If you visit the Code Club page on our website, you will be able to see some of our brilliant projects so far!
NO FOOTBALL TRAINING UNTIL THURSDAY 18th JANUARY