Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 10th January 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back to a busy spring term.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Congratulation in week 1 to: Eira, Flynn, Nellie, Zak, Tulisa, Lili, Jake, Ethan and Jake

Hot Chocolate Friday

This weeks achievers are: Leo, Isabelle, Josiah, Stanley, Aria, Jonathan, Beau, Lucy and Frazer.

Star Writers

This weeks Star Writers are: Oscar, Tamzin, Olivia, Belle, Alice, Mason, Charlotte, Amelia and Austin

Parents Evening

Parents evening is on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd January. Appointments can be booked in the usual way using our Parents Evening Booking System.

Bookings can be made from 7.00pm on Monday 13th January 2020. The process is quite simple but if you do have any trouble logging on please contact the school office. All details are linked to the information we hold here at the school. Our system holds pupil legal names and preferred names. If your child's preferred name does not work please try using their legal name.

Whilst booking opens on Monday it is possible to login to the system at any point. We would recommend trying this out in the next few days.

2020 Reading Challenge

This week, your child will be bringing home a Reading challenge sheet – 20 Books to read in 2020.

We would like the children, during the year 2020, to have a go at reading different text types and a variety of books and would like the children to write down the title of the books when they do so.

Once finished please encourage the children to send these into school to share with their class and teachers! If finished before the end of 2020 then great, however if it takes all of 2020 then we will love to see the completed sheets at the end of this year, and if your child is currently in Y6 then we would still love to see them next December if not completed beforehand!

Here’s to a great year of Reading!


Please book all school run clubs using the Parents Evening booking site. Bookings open Friday 10 January 2020 at 3pm. It is not first come first served. You will be notified which clubs your child has a place on.

Tyrone Mings Football

Tyrone Mings Academy Football Club starts next Friday (17th January) and runs for 10 weeks until 27th March. The club is open for children from Year 1 to Year 6.

If you would like your child to join a deposit of £5 can be paid via ParentPay (by Friday 10th January at noon). The remaining £45 can either be paid in installments or as a lump sum which is due before the last session on Friday 27th March.

Tyrone Mings Academy (@_TMAcademy) tweeted at 9:10 pm on Sun, Jan 05, 2020:

Book onto any #TMA session or after school club before 12 noon Friday 10th January to be entered into a draw to win programmes and tickets from England's 1000th game vs Montenegro signed by Tyrone. If you've already booked you're already entered #Nike #England #avfc.

Young Voices

The Young Voices choir will be having an extra practice next Friday 17th January 2020 from 3pm - 4pm. Please let Mrs Taylor know if you cannot attend.

Level 3 Football Tournament

On Tuesday, our girls and boys football teams will be representing Monkton Park at the Level 3 County Tournament. This is a great achievement as this is the furthest any of our teams have ever progressed in the tournament. We wish them the best of luck.

Braeside and Hooke Court


Our Year 4 children will have the opportunity to spend three days and two nights at Braeside Residential Centre in Devizes on Wednesday 26th February to Friday 28th February 2020.

The cost of the three-day stay will be £161 per child. A deposit of £20 needs to be paid by Friday 17th January 2020. Payment can be made in installments using ParentPay. The full balance will need to be paid by Friday 3rd April 2020.

Hooke Court

The Year 6 residential trip will take place at The Grove which is part of the Hooke Court Residential Centres Group in Llansteffan, Carmarthen in West Wales. We have booked the trip to run from Wednesday 10th June to Friday 12th June 2020.

The cost of the trip will be £178.00. Payment can be made in installments using ParentPay.

Primary School Applications

Please apply before midnight on Monday 15th Janaury

Donations of Clothing

In school, children sometimes have accidents and need to change their clothes. We are currently running low on pants, socks and tights for 4-5 year olds. If you have any that you would like to donate, please bring them to the school office. Many thanks.

RISE Trust Volunteer Vacancies


Thanks you to the Tenth Hole Tea Room for the donation of £100 raised at their Christmas Light Switch-On event held on 30th November 2019.

At the FOMPS meeting held last night we discussed the successes and feedback from the Christmas Fair and events being planned for 2020, including a world book day event, a disco, an Easter Challenge and the ever popular Scarecrow Trail to be held on 16th and 17th May.

There are a number of activities FOMPS would appreciate your help on for these events; some of which are more administrative and can be done in your own time from your living room. We will circulate a sign up sheet soon with further information but please let us know if you are able to provide any amount of time for:

• Admin. email support for the scarecrow trail or another event

• Working on the BBQ at the trail for an hour

• Preparing snacks for the disco

• Designing or putting up posters

Don't forget, if you'd like to become a member or to hear more about the events as they are planned, just drop us an email: FOMPSpta@gmail.com

Thanks for your support and Happy New Year!

Dates for your Diary

Please see the School Calendar for all of the diary dates.

Week Beginning 13th January

Monday 13th January

Girls Level 3 Football Training

Tuesday 14th January

Level 3 Boys and Girls Football Tournament

Real Fun Family Funs Group 2

Wednesday 15th January

Year 4 Swimming and Violin Lessons

Thursday 16th January

Friday 17th January

Owls and Squirrels Multisports at the Dome

Recorder Club

Tyrone Mings Football Club

Week Beginning 20th January

Monday 20th January

Book Club Years, 5 & 6

Tag Rugby Club, Years 5 & 6

Badminton Club, Years 1 - 3

Tuesday 21st January

Real Fun Family Funs Group 2

Netball Club, Year 6

T-Trak Club, Years 3 - 6

Lego Club, Years 1 & 2

Creative Club, Years 1 & 2

Wednesday 22nd Janaury

Year 4 Swimming and Violin Lessons

Multisports Club, Years 1 - 3

Parents Evening

Thursday 23rd January

Running Club, Years 4 - 6

Parents Evening

Full Governors Meeting

Friday 24th Janaury

Recorder Club

Tyrone Mings Football Club

Term Dates 2019/2020

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