MONKFRITH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

9th October 2017

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office email: zhart3.302@lgflmail.org or office@monkfrithschool.co.uk

 


THE PAGE TURNS…A NEW CHAPTER FOR MONKFRITH!

Dear parents,

After a lot of careful consideration and a fair bit of agonising, I have made the decision to retire at the end of this academic year. I have been a teacher for 36 years and when I retire, will have been a headteacher for 20 of those

years at Monkfrith. I have absolutely loved working at Monkfrith and feel very privileged to have had the

opportunity to be part of it’s story over the years. I have really enjoyed being part of such a great community and

feel like we really are one big Monkfrith family-children, parents and staff.

The governing body are determined to find the right person to take up the reins in September and I have every confidence that they will find that ‘special someone’ in the next few weeks, to continue the journey with you and

your children.

The governors and I will ensure a smooth handover and we plan to do it so well that you won’t even notice the

change!

 

With best wishes as always,

 

Jeanette Adak

 

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

Class

Week ending:

6.10.17

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 to RR for great attendance last week and

well done to Y5 for

super attendance too! Well

done everyone for a really

good week of attendance.

Keep it up!

 

 

RL

98%

RR

99%

Year 1D

98%

Year 1K

96%

Year 2S

96%

Year 2D

98%

Year 3P

97%

Year 3C

97%

Year 4

97%

Year 5

99%

Year 6

97%

Whole School Average

98%

 

PARENTPAY

Please let us know now if you are having difficulties logging in to Parentpay or have mislaid the information that we sent out at the beginning of this term. We would like all parents to be using Parentpay after the half-term break and will not be accepting cash through the office. Zoe is very happy to help get you logged on, so please do ask.

 

MONKFRITH CODE CLUB

You can see an example and details of upcoming projects on the school website:http://monkfrithschool.co.uk/news-info/activity-timetable/code-club/.

If you'd like to join in (8am Wednesdays), please contact the school office.

 

PARENTPAY FOR BREAKFAST/AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Please accept our apologies, it is taking a little while to credit all the cash payments that parents have given for ASC and BC since the beginning of term. Please bear with us and don’t panic if your account looks like you haven’t made any payments. We are trying to get up to date as soon as possible but because there are so many different types of payment, it is taking longer than we expected. Thank you for your patience.

 

FOMS NEWS AND UPDATES

FOMS Representative

Has your class nominated a FOMS representative? The FOMS rep liaises between the class and the FOMS committee on key activities and events. Please email the FOMS team for more information.

If you've been nominated, please email us at  friendsofmonkfrithschool@gmail.com.

We look forward to meeting all the new Reps.

 

Do you know a print company? 

FOMS are looking to get a leaflet printed and would love to speak with a printing company. Do you work for a printing company or know one that can help? Please get in touch by emailing friendsofmonkfrithschool@gmail.com. Thank you! 

 

FOMS Events this term:

 

- Friday 13th October - Christmas Fair planning open-meeting - from 9am at school. If you are interested in getting involved to plan a spectacular Christmas Fair please come along!! If you would still like to help but are unable to come this Friday, please get in touch at friendsofmonkfrithschool@gmail.com<mailto:friendsofmonkfrithschool@gmail.com>

 

- Friday 17th November- Quiz night. More details to come after half-term!!

 

WATERAID

The children would like to raise money for WATERAID to help buys taps and wells.   They have decided to hold a cake sale and have a non-uniform day.

NON-UNIFORM DAY – FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER   Children can wear blue or green clothes to reflect the water theme and bring a £1 donation.

CAKE SALE – FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER on the top playground after school.  Cake donations can be sent in from Monday 16thOnly children attending After School Club, or an after school activity, or who are an independent traveller need to bring their 50p in to school.  Parents collecting their children at the end of the day should pay at the stall.

 

ROAD SAFETY 

 

Barnet will be running a free child car seat checking and advice service on Thursday 26th October from 10am to 4pm in the Family Car Park at Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

 

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY 

Thank you to those families that made the effort and walked to school last Wednesday!

Key Stage 1 Winners:  Year 1

Key Stage 2 Winners:  Year 3

 

LEAVING MESSAGES/EMAILS

Please give first names and surnames plus a child’s class when leaving answerphone message or emailing.   We have lots of children with the same or similar names now! Thank you.

 

ART CLUB AFTER HALF-TERM BREAK

 

Key stage 1 Wednesday 12.15-1.15 (Y1 and 2) : 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov,  6 Dec.

Ege (1K), Tay (1K), Emily (1D), Julia (1K), Beau (1D), Sophia (1D), Demetrios (2S), Tom (2D), Alex (1K). 1 more place available.

 

Key stage 2 Thursday 3.30-4.45 (Y3-6) : 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec

Peter (3P), Irmak (3C), Elliot (5), Amir (3P), Alara (4), Leo (3C), Yashvi (5), Harley (5), Nicholas (3P), Molly Rosser(5), Mehr (3P). 1 space available.

Please contact the office, if your child would like to come along to either club.

MESSAGE FROM BARNET EDUCATION ARTS TRUST (BEAT)

 

On Saturday mornings we hold Young Music Makers groups at our three music centres. These are for children from nursery classes through to year 1 or 2 (depending on the centre).

 

Classes aim to introduce children to the enjoyment of practical music making, and to develop musicianship skills from the earliest possible age. They will learn to sing, play percussion instruments and understand basic music notation, rhythm and pitch, alongside learning social skills such as interacting in groups, and sharing a love and enthusiasm for music.

 

The session times are as follows:

 

East Barnet Music Centre

Nursery 10.55-12.25

Reception 10.55-11.25

Year 1 9.45-10.15

Year 2 10.20-10.50

 

Finchley Music Centre

Nursery 10.00-10.30 and 10.30-11.00

Reception 11.00-11.30

Year 1 11.30-12.00

 

Hendon Music Centre

Nursery 10.30-11.00

Reception 9.45-10.30

Year 1 9.00-9.45

Year 2 11.00-11.45

 

We'd welcome any children who would like to join these groups, details of our centres can be found on our website https://beatrust.org.uk/music-centres/

 

 

Barnet Music Hub, Dollis Junior School, Pursley Road, Mill Hill, London NW7 2BU

Tel: 020 8959 4111

 

www.beatrust.org.uk<http://www.beatrust.org.uk>

 

SCOUTING NEWS

We were very lucky to be visited last week by Jack Higgins to talk to the children about Scouting. The children were very interested. Jack has sent some more information about taster sessions below.

 

‘We have spaces in or Cub Scout group! From star-gazing to sailing, building dens to cooking, the Cub Scouts cater for young people aged 8-10.5 years. Scouting is one of the largest national youth organisations for young people aged 6-25 and offers a range of activities to help their personal and social development. We are holding an open evening for young people and their parents on Thurdsady 12th October at 6.30 p.m. meeting at the Scout hut , Osidge Lane, N14 5DU(next to the free car park). The idea of the evening is for yound people and adults to come along and try Scouting to see what fun activities we have on offer.

Please contact Jack for more information on 07961476602 or email: jackhiggins@scouts.org.uk

Or feell free to just drop in on the evening, we look forward to seeing you there!’

 

OPENING THE KNOLL DRIVE MAIN GATE WHEN LEAVING

The front gate on Knoll Drive does not open automatically like our front door. Please press the button on the post on the right hand side just before the gate and pull the gate to open it. Sorry for any confusion!