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Monkton Park School Newsletter 28th March 2018

Well done to all the children this term and I hope everyone enjoys their well deserved holidays over the Easter break.

We wave good bye to Constance Grandison this term and wish them all well for their move.

We will launch our new website over the Easter break and hope you find it easier to use on your mobile devices.

Have a great break and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 16th April.

House Winners

Well done to Oak who are this term's winning house. They got an impressive 500 points and so earned an extra playtime this afternoon.

Magnificent Mole Awards

Well done to the following children who have been awarded a Magnificent Mole Award:

Flynn Snoddy, Constance Grandison, Flynn Wills, Isabelle Unwin, Charlie Fry, Cerys Warren, Thea Paja, Maria Williams, Owen Chandler and George Alvis.

Awards

Well done to the following children who have achieved a bronze certificate this week:

Alice Mockler

Well done to the following children who have achieved a silver certificate this week:

James Kenny, Jake Whitby, Lily Lovell andf Aria Ives

Well done to the following children who have achieved a super gold certificate this week:

Hollie-Mae Biggs

After School Club

We have now appointed an additional member of staff, therefore we will have vacancies everyday after Easter. If you would like a place for your child please email afterschoolclub@monktonpark.wilts.sch.uk for more details.

Chippenham Schools Netball and Football Tournament

On Saturday our Netball and Football teams took part in the annual "Chippenham Schools Tournament"

Our Football team came up against some tough opposition, winning, drawing and losing. The team played well and showed wonderful team spirit.

Our Netball team played some brilliant netball, wining all but one match (1 draw). They finished town champions and completes a very successful season.

Both teams were a credit to Monkton Park school and should be very proud of themselves.

A massive thank you to Mr Slee, Mrs Douglas, Mrs Porter and Mrs Quarrell for giving up their time to coach the the children throughout the season and for giving up their Saturday morning to look after the teams.

Our teams

Tyrone Mings After School Football

We are very excited about our new Tyrone Mings Football Academy starting at Monkton Park next term. Here is some information about 2 of the coaches who will be working with the children. The third coach information will follow shortly.

Beth Kelloway. Level 2 coach from Chippenham. Beth has current First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS certificates. She has been coaching football for the past 2 years, currently coaches at our evening TMA session, an assistant U12 coach at Wiltshire FA Girls ACC and also coaches at Future of Football working with 3-7 year olds.

She is currently at C6 Swindon in the Community studying CTech Level 3 in Sport and Coaching and due to finish in May 2018.

Amy Bains. Level 2 coach from Swindon. Plays for Watford Ladies, is a ‘freestyler’ with over 9,000 followers to her Instagram account. Amy has current First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS certificate. She has been coaching for approx. 5 years, Amy is also currently coaching at the evening TMA session.

Amy has previous experience with Swindon Town FC Community and Chelsea FC Foundation.

Girls Easter Football

FOMPS Fundraising..............

This year FOMPS are busy fundraising with the aim of helping the school to purchase an outdoor classroom for the school. We hope to have all of the funding in place to allow us to open the classroom in time for out 50th Birthday celebrations.

These are some ideas of what we hope to buy:

Outdoor Classroom designs

Funding a project as large as this, is a huge undertaking for the school & FOMPS and may mean that the school has to forgo smaller purchases to allow us to save. However this term members of FOMPS have managed to secure us a number of items and services for free! Saving a huge amount of money which can all be put towards or classroom.

Morrisions Supermarket donated all of the Smarties for the Easter fundraising challenge. Worth £60.00

Karcher donated 50 metres of hose pipe, a hose trolley, sprinkler and spray gun. This will allow the children to water the raised beds during the summer. Worth £150.00

Artisan Tool Hire (Bumpers Farm) have donated a Turf Cutter. This will allow us to prepare the ground ready for the Wild Flower Meadow. - Worth £75.00

A kind donation of an Apple tree and a Plum tree. Worth £80.00

That's £365.00 worth of donation. Thank you to all of the business who have helped us.

Thank you for all of the donations.

FOMPS next fund raising challenge is........

FOMPS Easter Challenge

Thank you for supporting all of FOMPS fundraising activities.

Dates for your Diary

School Reopens on Monday 16th April at 8.45am

Week Beginning Monday 16th April

Monday 16th April

Tuesday 17th April

Badgers Class Library Visit

Wednesday 18th April

Year 4 Swimming Group 2

WWT Forest School Sessions - Pine Martens Group 2 and Owls Year 3.

Thursday 19th April

Friday 20th April

Squirrels Class Assembly

Coming Soon......

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