Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 4th December 2020

Christmas Food Bank Cheer

Thank you to everyone who very generously donated towards our Foodbank collection. We will be delivering the huge pile of food to them next week.

The Chippenham Food bank is open Wednesdays 10am-3pm and Fridays 10am-1pm. They can help anyone who is struggling to afford or access food for as long as necessary. They can also help people self-isolating and can deliver to your home. You don’t need a referral you just need to call them on 01249 655458 or email chippenham@salvationarmy.org.uk.

They understand that reaching out for help can be really hard but if you contact them, they will take some quick information from you and arrange for your food parcel to be delivered or collected if you are well and able.


We have been asked by a number of people whether presents can be given to teachers this year. Whilst there is no expectation for this at all, teachers are able to accept gifts on Monday 14th or Tuesday 15th December. This ensures that gifts can be left in quarantine for 72 hours.

Achievement Awards

Congratulation in week 12 to: Lucia, Clara, Isla, Samuel, Charlotte, Elsie, Evan and Isla-Mae

Hot Chocolate Friday

This weeks achievers are: Ellie, Olivia and Tamzin

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Viraj, Scarlett, Madeline, Penny, Ellie, Alex and Patricia

Work of the Week

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Sophie from Owls' class

Christmas Decorations

Reception pupils have been busy making Christmas decorations for the Christmas tree at the golf course in Monkton Park. The tree will be on display outside the Tenth Hole Tea Room.


Keyring orders

Thank you to everyone who has ordered a Lego keyring, we will have these ready for you before the end of term.

Christmas tree

We are pleased to tell you that the Christmas Tree has arrived and is brightening the hall for Christmas. Thank you to FOMPs for organising this.

Christmas themed non-uniform day

There will be a Christmas-themed non-uniform day at the school on Friday 11th December. Please wear something festive and donate what you can to FOMPS through ParentPay to mark the occasion.

FOMPS Newsletter

Please click here to see information on how you have been helping the school through FOMPS. You can make a pledge at anytime through ParentPay to help towards this year's goal of refurbishing the library.

Christmas Shopping

As Christmas is approaching, don't forget to order online through a charity fundraiser portal:

FOMPS has accounts with both

Easyfundraising: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

and Giving Machine: https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/

who will donate a percentage of your shopping cost to us for free!

Applying for School Places

Parents looking for Reception places in September 2021 need to apply by 15th January 2021

All application can be made online on the Wiltshire Council Website

COVID 19 - What to do if your child has suspected symptoms

Please ensure children do not come into school if they have a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they must be sent home.

You must follow ‘stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19), which sets out that they must self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19). Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.

Term Dates 2020/2021

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