MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

7th November 2016

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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

Class

Week ending: 4.11.16

Please note any children arriving in school after 9.15 a.m. will be marked in the register as an ‘unauthorised absence’. This may then trigger a meeting with the school’s Educational Social Worker (ESW) to discuss punctuality.

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Well done 1D for the best attendance in Key Stage 1 and well done to Y4 and Y6LD for the highest attendance in Key Stage 2 last week.

Reception R

95%

Reception C

99%

Year 1C

93%

Year 1D

100%

Year 2S

95%

Year 2D

96%

Year 3

98%

Year 4

99%

Year 5

91%

Year 6LD

99%

Year 6D

98%

Whole School Average

96%

 

HEADLICE NEWS

There are quite a few cases of headlice cropping up at school at the moment. Please make sure that you check your child/children’s hair regularly and treat where necessary. Once the hair has been treated children can be in school.

 

SCHOOL PACKED LUNCH/ HOME PACKED LUNCH

If you wish to change from school to home packed lunch or vice versa, please notify us by Friday morning for the following week. You cannot change between the two on a daily basis as the sandwich order goes in on Friday for the whole of the following week. Thank you.

 

SMITH’S SCHOOL WEAR

Good news! A new branch of our current uniform supplier will be opening in Cockfosters in the new year so you will be able to buy all your uniform needs locally.

 

Smith’s Schoolwear

0208 3632424

www.smithsschoolwear.co.uk

 

FOMS QUIZ NIGHT

Looking forward to seeing lots of you at the Quiz Night on Friday. Do come along to have some fun and raise some funds for the Monkfrith playground! 

 

HEALTHY PACKED LUNCHES

If you are currently sending in a packed lunch from home, please can you make sure that it is a healthy, balanced one. Some lunch boxes contain a great deal of processed products high in sugar and salt-Dunkers, Pepperami etc. As part our Healthy Schools initiative we do not allow sweets or chocolate in packed lunches but do allow a small chocolate biscuit if you wish to include that. Some packed lunches are very large and take much longer than half an hour to eat so please bear that in mind, as children do like to have some playtime too!

Building work is progressing well with the dining room extension and we are hoping to start back with lovely hot meals in January. I will keep you updated nearer the time.

 

AUTUMN TERM PARENT CONSULTATIONS (Years 1-6)

Monday 7th November from 2.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m.

Wednesday 9th November from 6.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.

 

MEETINGS COMING UP FOR RECEPTION PARENTS

Tuesday 8th November: Reception Play and Stay (Reception Ross).

Thursday 10th November: Reception Play and Stay (Reception Candler).

Tuesday 22nd November: Reception coffee morning in the hall.

 

KEY STAGE 2 CHOIR CONCERT-Thursday 10th November 2.30 p.m.

Key stage 2 choir have been learning some new songs this term and would like to share them with you. We hope you can join us.

 

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Wednesday 16th November at 9.00 a.m.- Y6D

Wednesday 30th November at 9.00 a.m.- Y5K

Wednesday 18th January at 9.00 a.m.- Y6LD

Wednesday 25th January at 9.00 a.m.-Y3

Wednesday 1st February at 9.00 a.m.-Y4

All families and friends welcome.

 

DATES FOR THE NEXT HALF-TERM

Friday 18th November: BE BRIGHT BE SEEN DAY. Children to wear their own clothes-as bright as possible!

Tuesday 6th December: Flu vaccine (by mouth) Years 1, 2 and 3.

Monday 12th December: KS2 choir to sing carols for residents in Hasluck Trust homes on Parkside Gardens.

Friday 16th December: Last swimming session for Y5

Monday 19th December: 9.30 a.m. Christmas concert (Y1-6) Everyone welcome. Tickets on sale at the beginning of December.

Monday 19th December: 2.30 p.m. Reception Nativity (Choir from Y3 and Y6 to support in song). For all Reception families and choir families, if they wish to come along.

Tuesday 20th December: 9.30 a.m. Reception Nativity (Choir from Y4 and 5 to support in song). For all Reception families and choir families, if they wish to come along.

Wednesday 21st December: 9.30 a.m. Christmas concert (Y1-6) Everyone welcome. Tickets on sale at the beginning of December.

Wednesday 21st December: 2.30 p.m. School closes for the end of term. New term starts on Thursday 5th January at the usual time.

 

POPPY APPEAL 2016

Year 6 children will still be on the gate in the morning for the next few days taking donations for poppies.

 

FOMS NEWS

Quiz Night this Friday 11th November at 7.30pm
Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets for the FOMS Quiz Night.  Plans are well underway to make this a great night!  If you would like to come it's not too late - just send in the reply slip and money as soon as possible.  

Great fundraising Reception C
Reception C raised £180.40 for FOMS from a class night out last week. Thank you for organising and supporting this event. If you would like to organise a night out for your class, just speak to a FOMS committee member.

 

A MESSAGE FROM PCSO BURDA

Dear All,

 

Below are the Ward crime stats for October. Motor vehicle crime was particularly high last month. However a prolific motor vehicle offender who lives locally was sent to prison last week and hopefully this will help stem the tide.

 

Burglary was low for most of the month but it picked up over the last few days of the month meaning that we ended with ten burglaries on the ward last month (which is still two less than October last year). This is of course now the season when the burglary rate traditionally goes up so please be extra cautious and alert over the next few weeks. I have once more put the link to our official and detailed burglary prevention advice below -

 

http://content.met.police.uk/Site/crimepreventionbumblebee

 

Unusually we also had two robberies on our ward last month. One occurred on Halloween evening and we were certainly not the only ward to have a robbery or an assault on that night. The other occurred in Hampden Square on 08th October. Three of the suspects for this robbery were located nearby by the victim's father and were then promptly arrested by police officers.

 

Regards,

 

Justin

 

PCSO Justin Burda | Brunswick Park Safer Neighbourhood Team 
Tel: 0207 161 8020 | Email: Justin.Burda@met.police.uk
Address: 29 Friern Barnet Road N11
www.met.police.uk/teams/barnet/brunswickpark

OCTOBER CRIME STATS

 

 

Burglaries:  10 - Compared to 9 burglaries September 2016 and 12 burglaries October 2015

 

Residential Burglaries (6)  - Friars Walk N14 (glass smashed in patio door), Friern Barnet Road N11 (room at hostel broken into), Cedar Rise N14 (glass smashed in patio door), Chase Way N14 (patio door forced open), Ashfield Road N14 (glass smashed in patio door), Marlborough Avenue N14 (rear kitchen door forced open)

 

Artifice Burglaries (1) - Ferney Road EN4 (suspects pretended to be from the water board)

 

Attempted Residential Burglaries (2)  - Monkfrith Way N14, Friern Barnet Road N11

 

Non Residential Burglaries (1) - Russell Lane N20 (shop burgled)

 

 

 

Motor Vehicle Offences:  16 - Compared to 8 offences September 2016 and 5 offences October 2015

 

Theft of vehicle (3) - Brunswick Grove N11 (08 plate BMW Sport - tracked to Brentwood in Essex and recovered on the same day), Russell Lane N20 ('M' reg Mercedes), Dene Road N11 (62 plate Transit van)

 

Theft from vehicle (9) - Brunswick Park Road N11, Chase Way N14, West Walk EN4, East Walk EN4, Ferney Road EN4, Brookside South EN4 (3), Gallants Farm Road EN4

 

Theft from vehicle with damage caused (1) - Brookside South EN4 (rear window to van smashed)

 

Theft of number plates (1) - Arlington Road N14

 

Theft of vehicle parts (1) - Gallants Farm Road EN4 (spare wheel)

 

Tampering with motor vehicles (1) - Brookside South EN4

 

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