MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
9th May 2018
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ELECTION OF ONE PARENT GOVERNOR
We have 3 nominations for the post of parent governor. Please look out for election forms that will come out to you this week. Once filled in, please return to the office as soon as possible. Thank you.
MOAT MOUNT MEETING FOR YEAR 3 PARENTS-Tuesday 22nd May 5.30 p.m.
Please come along to an information meeting about the Y4 overnight trip to Moat Mount in September. The meeting will be in the Y4 classroom on the bottom corridor.
KINGSWOOD MEETING FOR YEAR 4 PARENTS-Tuesday 26th June at 6.00 p.m.
Please come along to an information meeting about the Y5 three-day trip to the Kingswood Centre, Ashford, in October. The meeting will be held in the Y5 classroom.
Please note that when your child is absent for more than one day, you must text or email us each day. firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLE OF WIGHT (Year 6)
REMINDER – Final payment is now due.
FOMS has recently purchased a new shed to store all our supplies in throughout the year. We would like that say a massive THANK YOU to Chris, Athena’s dad from 2D for donating his time and building the shed for us. We are extremely grateful!
Coffee Morning – This Friday 11th May at 9am in Dining Hall
Come join us for an informal coffee morning with cakes, drinks and chats. We will be having a committee meeting straight afterwards to continue discussing and planning the summer fair if anyone would like to stay on and find out more about our summer fair planning.
Haart Estate Agent Boards
Thank you to everyone who provided their address for the estate agent boards to go up. We reached 60 addresses which is great as each address will earn FOMS money from Haart.
Donations for Summer Fair
FOMS will be looking for the following donations for the Summer Fair to help support a number of different stalls on the day. Please can you begin to gather these items now in preparation:
1. Soft Toys for the Teddy Tombola
2. Jars of pre-wrapped sweets for the Sweetie Tombola
3. Toys for our Toy Sale Stall (no books please)
BBQ Donation Wanted!
FOMS are looking for a BBQ for the Summer Fair. With the addition of a new shed at school, we now have the capacity to store a BBQ throughout the year. If anyone has an old one they are happy to part with, we would be very grateful! Please email email@example.com if you can help.
POP UP BOOK SHOP
We are going to run another Pop-up Book Shop. This will run from Tuesday to Friday from 3.30-4.00 p.m. in the week beginning 11th June. We would love to have contributions of books that are no longer being read, but that are in good condition. Please send books in after the half-term break. Any funds raised will go towards purchasing weatherproof cushions for the outside book boxes. Thank you for your support.
RAINBOW DAYS FOR THE SUMMER FAIR
There will be two rainbow days (children can wear their own clothes) in June to support the summer fair:
Friday 8th June-bring £1 for the summer fair
Friday 15th June-bring a bottle for the Tombola stall. (Please make sure glass bottles are carried by parents)
DANCE FESTIVAL DVDS (dance club members)
Please send in any dance festival DVD requests with payment by Friday 18th May. Requests received after this date may not be able to be processed.
THURSDAY LUNCHTIME DRAMA CLUB
We have a few spaces left in this term’s drama club. It is suitable for children in Year 3 to Year 6, and our theme is The Wolves in the Walls - based on the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman! The first session is on Thursday 26th April, with a performance for family and friends on Thursday 5th July. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07743 987 556 for more information or to book your child’s place.
Gabi Maddocks | Artistic Director | The Playing Space
07817 420 392
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.
Arts Depot: 020 8369 5454
Please note: tickets cannot be bought online.
I need two parent volunteers just to accompany the choir to the Arts Depot on the day by bus. We would need to leave school at 11.45 a.m. Once we are at the Arts Depot parents are free to leave. If you would like to help, please let me know. Thank you.
Instrument Lessons for NEW students starting in the Autumn Term 2018
At Monkfrith School we offer individual lessons on the following instruments: trumpet, voice, piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone and recorder.
Group tuition on the recorder is also taught at Monkfrith. Pleases ask at the school office for further information.
If you would like your child to start individual lessons in September, you can visit www.beatrust.org.uk to enrol. There is a lot of helpful information on the website, but should you need any further advice please leave a note at the school office for the instrumental teacher who will be able to answer your questions. Alternatively, you can call Barnet Education Arts Trust on 020 8959 4111.
IMPORTANT: The last day for signing up online for individual lessons is Monday 9 July.
NB If your child currently receives lessons from BEAT you will be automatically sent an invoice through the post.
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
DATES TO NOTE FOR THIS TERM
Monday 14th May: SATs week for Y6
Tuesday 22nd May: 5.30 p.m. Moat Mount meeting for Y3 parents (in Y4 classroom)
Sun20th May-Fri 25th May: Y6 Isle of Wight trip.
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.
Rainbow day-bring £1
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.
Friday 15th June: Rainbow day-bring a bottle
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.
Tues 26th June: 6.00 p.m. Kingswood information meeting for Y4 parents.
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.
Y6 Leavers’ disco from 7.00 p.m.-9.00 p.m.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB BOOKINGS ON THE DAY-07843 306 692
Please can I remind you that the cut off time for booking After School club on the day is 1.00 p.m.
Please note that if you phone after this time, your child will not be able to attend ASC on that day.
INCONSIDERATE PARKING AGAIN
Please do not park on the double yellow lines on the corner of Monkfrith Way and Knoll Drive. Many of our Y6 and 5 children walk to school independently and it makes it very difficult for them to cross safely. There are plenty of other places to park safely that don’t put our children in danger-please think of pedestrians when you park.
Last month's ward crime stats are below. As can be seen the figures for March and April this year and those for April last year were remarkably similar.
There were eight vehicles stolen last month - a 15 plate BMW 530D, a 67 plate Hyundai, two Ford Transit vans, a VW Polo and a VW Golf, a Jaguar XF, and a Honda motorbike. One of the vehicles was subsequently recovered in EN2. A second vehicle was recovered in N13 after being abandoned by suspects when they stole another vehicle in that area.
The motorbike that was stolen was recovered by Barnet police officers soon after it was stolen. The officers chased and arrested one suspect, an 18 year old male from Hertfordshire. This male has now been charged with the offence.
The theft of the Jaguar was captured on CCTV and it showed the suspects attend the location at 2am. One was holding a signal box which will open the car without having the keys. The suspects walked around the outside of the house trying to get a signal from the keys and once they got the signal they got in the car and drove away. Some of the property inside the vehicle was subsequently found dumped in Essex.
Six of the eleven burglaries were in the N14 part of our ward, including three in Arlington Road.
One other crime to make you all aware of is an unusual theft from motor vehicle that occurred last Friday. The elderly victim had just arrived outside her home when a suspect banged on her car window. The suspect took the victim to the rear of her car and showed her brightly coloured wires hanging down from it. Whilst the victim was distracted the suspect stole the victim's debit card from out of her purse. The purse had been inside her handbag which had been left under her seat inside the car. The victim told the suspect they would call the AA and while doing so she discovered her card had been stolen. The suspect had already left the scene and taken the wires with him. The suspect may have been using a green Jaguar or similar vehicle.
APRIL CRIME STATS
Burglaries: 11 - Compared to 12 burglaries March 2018 and 11 burglaries April 2017
Residential Burglaries (8) - Arlington Road N14 (suspects slipped open an unlocked front door), Burlington Rise EN4 (house broken into and car stolen), Osidge Lane N14 (front door forced open), Knoll Drive N14 (rear bathroom window smashed after suspect climbed on a rear sloping roof), Parkside Gardens EN4 (rear patio doors forced open), Arlington Road N14 (garage door jemmied open and tools stolen), Arlington Road N14 (attempt to break into garage), Haynes Close N11 (front door opened)
Attempted Residential Burglaries (2) - Friern Barnet Road N11 (attempt to force open a window), Exeter Road N14 (tool marks on front door, CCTV captured a male attempting to force the door at 4.30am)
Non Residential Burglary (1) - Russell Lane N20 (shutters forced open and cigarettes stolen from shop)
Motor Vehicle Offences: 9 - Compared to 9 March 2018 offences and 10 offences April 2017
Theft of vehicle (7) - Cedar Rise N14, Nurserymans Road N11, Osidge Lane N14, Russell Lane N20, Hampden Square N14, Oakleigh Road South N11, Avondale Avenue EN4
Theft from vehicle (2) - Gallants Farm Road EN4 (tools stolen from van), Exeter Road N14 (tools stolen from van)