Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 15th March 2019

Thank you all for your kind donations today. We have raised well over £200 and will be donating the money to the Comic Relief charity.

Parents' Evening

Our parents' evenings will be held on 20th and 21st March this term. As in previous meetings, we are using our online booking system. Thank you to all of the families who have already booked (so far only half the children have an appointment). Please use the link below to access the booking site, if you require any further help please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Tusk force

On Wednesday Owls' class had a visit from June Pearson MBE and two children from Ivy Lane Primary School to talk to them about 'Kids Tusk Force UK' As part of this the pupils were each given a small block of clay to create their own beads which they decorated with African inspired art. They did a really fantastic job. The class will be selling the beads after their assembly on Thursday 28th March. They will be using any money raised from the sale to go towards the adoption of an orphaned elephant. Please click here for more information on the project.

Badgers Bake Off

On Monday 18th March Badgers class are taking part in a 'Bake Off' for Stand up to Cancer.

Please come along to their classroom at 3pm, where they will be selling their cakes and biscuits.

Badgers' don't forget to bring in your baking creations on Monday morning ready for the judging! The winner will receive the special 'Bake Off ' apron

Cancellation of clubs - 20th & 21st March

Due to parents' evening on Wednesday 20th March, we will have to cancel Multi Skills club and Lego club and on and Thursday 21st March, we will have to cancel Football club, KS1 Art and 500 Words. We hope this does not cause too much inconvenience.

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 3 to: Alex Baldry, Charlie Fry, Flynn Snoddy, Charlie Hodder, Holly Webb, Lily Delahaye, Kaitlyn Houseman, Lili Kersey, Aayan Islam

Star Writers

Congratulations to this weeks Star Writers: Taeya Bull, Rose Warbourton, Stanley Hibberd, Rojus Balandis, Daisy-Mae, Jamie Day, Katy Contardi, Emilia Taylor and Tom Contardi

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Nia from Fieldmice class


Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Dolce taster evening yesterday.

By now you should have received an activation email from 'Live Kitchen' giving details of how to set up your child's lunch account. If you have not received the email, please let the office know or check your junk/spam folder. Children will only be able to have school lunches booked through the 'Live Kitchen' website. We will no longer be able to take bookings in class, so please ensure you have set up your account before the start of next term.

Please can we remind parents with any outstanding dinner money payments on Parentpay, that all balances must be cleared by Thursday 4th April. If you are unsure if you have any debt, please see the school office.

Class Assembly

Squirrels class look forward to welcoming family and friends to their class assembly on Thursday 21st March.

Owls class will be welcoming Family and Friends on Thursday 28th March.

The class assemblies start at 9.15 and are followed by tea and coffee. Owls class will be selling their 'Tusk Force' beads after their assembly.

Rain stops play!

Unfortunately due to the unpleasant weather over the last week, all of our sports tournaments have been postponed.

The level 2 Netball will now take place on Friday 22nd March at Hardenhuish School. The Chippenham Schools' Netball and Football tournaments have been re-arranged for Saturday 23rd March at Sheldon School and the Level 2 Rugby is now scheduled to take place after the Easter Holiday's on Tuesday 23rd April. Please can all school rugby kit be returned to Mrs Douglas on Monday.

Get Active Holiday Sport Programme

Please find below the details for the 2019 Get Active holiday sport offer here in Wiltshire. This year 50 sport camps will be delivered across Wiltshire to ensure young people can remain active during the holidays. The sport camps that are on offer are Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Dodgeball, Football, Gymnastics and Tennis – further details can be found on the Wiltshire Council website www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-activities-for-young-people

T-Trak Club at Trainwest Model Railway Show

Thanks to our effort at the Calne show, the T-Trak Club layout has been invited to the “Trainwest” show in Corsham on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April. More details about the show are available at http://trainwest.org.uk. There will be a free heritage bus service to the show from Chippenham railway station so hopefully pupils and parents will be interested in coming to see what T-Trak have been creating.


Scarecrow trail entries have been coming in and plans are coming together for the weekend's event. We are still looking for scarecrow sponsors and helpers during the weekend to sell trail sheets and look after the BBQ. Please let FOMPS know if you are interested in helping.


Monkfest 2019 is in its planning stages!

We will be coordinating this through a small group of interested helpers - anyone wishing to get involved: NOW is your chance to let us know! We really look forward to hearing from you soon.

The Book sale on Friday after school was a huge success with many of you paying a visit to pick up a book or two, maybe a few home made cakes and some summer uniform too!

Altogether the event raised £199.25 breaking down into:

Books = 52.50

Cakes = £131.15

Uniform = £15.60

Many thanks again for your interest and contributions.

Lorna, Chair of FOMPS

Dates for your Diary

School Calendar

Saturday 16th March

Chippenham Schools Netball and Football Tournament - Sheldon

Week Beginning 18th March

Monday 18th March

Badminton Club

Badgers''Bake Off' for Stand up to Cancer Cake Sale 3pm

Tuesday 19th March

Judo Club

Pine Martens Library Visit

Otters Library Visit

Netball Club

TTrack Club

Family Funs

Wednesday 20th March

Swimming Lessons Group 2

Rugby Club

Parents Evening 3 - 5.30pm

Thursday 21st March

Squirrels Class Assembly 9.15am

Parents Evening 3 - 7.00pm

Friday 22nd March

Running Club

Level 2 Netball

Tyrone Mings Football Club

Week Beginning 25th March

Monday 25th March

Badminton Club

Tuesday 26th March

Judo Club

Sheldon Orchestra Day

Netball Club

TTrack Club

Family Funs

Wednesday 27th March

Swimming Lessons Group 2

Rugby Club

Multisports Club

Lego Club

Thursday 28th March

Owls Class Assembly

Football Club

KS1 Art Club

500 Words Club

Friday 29th March

Running Club

Reception Class - Mothers Day

Tyrone Mings Football Club

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