Keeping parents and students informed Term 3 Letter 2 Friday 15 January 2010 Girls Football Development Centre Held at Southfields Community College in the Sports Hall on Wednesday Evening from 3.30-5.00pm. An opportunity to develop your football skills in partnership with Chelsea FC and play in tournaments. These are free sessions for all age groups. We look forward to Public Exams meeting many Year 11 A reminder to Year 10 students and their parents students that their next next week at our Sixth Science exam will be Form Open Evening. at 9am on Monday 18 January – so use Curriculum Managers the weekend wisely to revise. e– Diversity – Enjoyment – Excellen will be in attendance to We would also like to point out that all Choic ce chat about the courses students should use a BLACK BIRO/INK Sixth Form Open Evening on offer including the for courses starting in 2010 PEN for exams. This is at the request of Tuesday 19 January 6.30-8.30pm in the Auditorium new International all exam boards. Baccalaureate Diploma Sixth form students who are sitting All Year 11 students and their parents are welcome Programme. exams are reminded they can take a The Sixth Form at Ashcroft Academy provides excellent opportunities in the broadest sense in a technology rich and supportive environment. We are also investing in the The evening will begin half day study leave before an exam, future of our students with the opening of a purpose built Sixth Form centre for 2010 and expanding our curriculum to include the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a short presentation except on a Monday morning. When Programme. after which you will be free an exam has ended normal lessons We are also able to offer an extensive programme of A levels in traditional and vocational subjects and BTECs in Performing Arts and Music. to browse the displays and resume. If you are keen and motivated and would enjoy a challenging, creative and stimulating talk to staff. Students sitting an exam should learning environment then this evening will be of interest to you. We will also be holding an Open Morning which will comprise a tour of resources and Although many Year also register with the Exams Officer in facilities between 9.30-11.00am, by prior appointment, on: 11 students have already the exam room stated on their exam Tuesday 26 January 2010 submitted their application timetable. To book your place on one of the open mornings please contact Louise Melchior at least 24 hours in advance. Or you may prefer to attend one of our Open Forums on Tuesday for a sixth form place in 2 February (course overviews) or Tuesday 9 February (sixth form) from 6.00-7.00pm September, this evening My Child At School will enable you to collect Parents can now access up Contact Louise Melchior, Sixth Form Admissions on 020 8877 0357 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org the new Prospectus and to date data on their son/ Ashcroft Technology Academy, 100 West Hill, London SW15 2UT find out more about the daughter’s attendance, website www.ashcroftacademy.org.uk sixth form in general. punctuality and performance at Ashcroft by going to www.mychildatschool.com. Youth Philanthropy Initiative Year 11 Humanities The school id is 1129, and you will Project (YPI) Final The Humanities ‘supporting need a username and password. KS3 After months of hard work, research achievement’ sessions begin next week parents should have picked one up on and skills training, Year 10 YPI teams for RS, Geography and History. The the recent academic tracking day, but have put together their presentations sessions will take place at 4.30pm on we will issue duplicates to all students to identify a local charity they believe is Tuesday. Please check your letters at over the next week. best placed to make a positive change home for the rooms you will be required Unfortunately, the facility for updating in the local community. They now have to go to. contact details will not currently work on the agonising wait until next Wednesday The focus of the sessions is to ensure our system, so please continue to pass to find out which teams will go through students attain their target grades and details of any changes in address or to the final next Friday. introduce exam techniques to help them telephone number to the school directly. The teams will present their showcase in their final exams this summer. Note for parents with 2 or more to impartial guest judges. The team students at the academy - You can Science Work of the Week judged to have made the most access details for all siblings by clicking Jacob Andruskiewicz 7T1 compelling presentation will be granted on the name of the student toward the for his informative article on £3000 by the YPI to donate to their top right of the screen, this will reveal a Chemical Spill. It met all chosen charity. Good Luck to everyone! a drop down menu which allows you to the criteria set for a level 6C and was Due to cancellations choose which sibling you want to view. beautifully presented. Well done Jacob! of rehearsals, mainly Virtual Learning At Ashcroft caused by the adverse Merit Hotshots this week Over the next few weeks all weather conditions, for our Well done to the following for students will be issued with a whole academy production of completing their merit cards user name and password for ‘Hairspray’, we have decided this week: Fronter, the Academy’s new to reschedule the dates for Bronze: Daniel Oluboyede 7T4 virtual learning environment. the proposed three performances. (second) Students access the site by going to the These will now take place on Silver: Antonio Falzarano 7T7 website www.fronter.com/wandsworth. Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 and Friday 5 Platinum: Ryan Rrapo 7T4, Joel This site will hold links and resources March at 7.30pm instead. Thompson 7T6 (certificate and letter to support students with all their school Tickets will be sale shortly. have been sent home) work. Ashcroft Technology Academy 100 West Hill London SW15 2UT Tel 020 8877 0357 Fax 020 8877 0617 email email@example.com website www.ashcroftacademy.org.uk Tag Weekly Menu week beginning Monday 18 January 2010 MONDAY Meal Deal Chilli Con Carne served with Fluffy White Rice Trio of Vegetable Mornay with Champ Mash Rugby Veg: Golden Sweetcorn or Seasonal Salad Pudding: Dorset Apple Cake with Custard or Fresh Fruit Pieces 1.95 Pronto Trattoria Pizza selection 1.20 Aroma Oriental Chow Mein 1.95 Year 7 Girls TUESDAY Monday Lunchtimes Meal Deal Chicken Curry with Steamed Rice Vegetable Cottage Pie with Veg: Green Beans or Seasonal Salad Ms Wright & Coach Pudding: Sultana Sponge with Custard or Fresh Fruit Pieces 1.95 Pronto Trattoria Pizza selection 1.20 Remainder of Academic Year Sep 2009- Jul 2010 Aroma Indian Madras Curry 1.95 TERM 3 Tue 5 Jan - Fri 12 Feb 2010 WEDNESDAY Term Break Mon 15 Feb - Fri 19 Feb 2010 (incl) Meal Deal Roast Lamb with Roast or Mashed Potatoes Macaroni Cheese TERM 4 Mon 22 Feb - Fri 28 May 2010 Veg: Fresh Cabbage, Sliced Green Beans or Staff Development Thu 1 Apr 2010 Seasonal Salad Pudding: Rice Pudding or Fresh Fruit Pieces 1.95 Easter Break Thu 1 Apr - Fri 16 Apr 2010 (incl) Pronto Trattoria Pizza selection 1.20 Bank Holiday Mon 3 May 2010 Aroma Oriental Stir Fry 1.95 Term Break Mon 31 May - Fri 4 Jun 2010 (incl) TERM 5 Mon 7 Jun - Fri 23 Jul 2010 THURSDAY Meal Deal Chicken Chow-Mein with Noodles Term Break Mon 26 Jul - Tue 31 Aug 2010 (Y8-Y11) Spicy Bean & Vegetable Wrap with Herb Baked New Y7 begin on Tue 31 Aug 2010/Enrolment for Y12/13) Potato Wedges Veg: Carrots or Seasonal Salad Academic Year Sep 2010 - Jul 2011 Pudding: Chocolate Orange Fudge Cake or Fresh Fruit Pieces 1.95 Pronto Trattoria Pizza selection 1.20 Staff Development Wed 25 - Fri 27 Aug 2010 Aroma Veggie Egg Fried Rice 1.95 TERM 1 Tue 31 Aug – Fri 22 Oct 2010 (new Year 7/12 and Year 13) FRIDAY Wed 1 Sep– Fri 22 Oct 2010 Meal Deal Crunchy Topped Fish Pie with Champ Mash (Years 8-11) Quornish Pasty with Jacket Wedges Term break Mon 25 Oct – Fri 29 Oct 2010 Veg: Garden Peas or Seasonal Salad Pudding: Toffee Apple Oat Crumble with Custard or Fresh Fruit Pieces 1.95 TERM 2 Mon 1 Nov – Fri 17 Dec 2010 Pronto Trattoria Pizza selection 1.20 Term break Mon 20 Dec 2010 – Mon 3 Jan 2011 Aroma Oriental Sweet and Sour 1.95 Lunch rota for week beg Monday 18 January TERM 3 Tue 4 Jan – Fri 18 Feb 2011 1st Year 11 — 1.00 3rd Year 8 – 1.20 Term break Mon 21 Feb – Fri 25 Feb 2011 2nd Year 7 — 1.10 4th Year 9 — 1.30 5th Year 10 — 1.40 TERM 4 Mon 28 Feb – Fri 27 May 2011 Mind 273 Staff Development Fri 8 Apr 2011 Easter break Fri 8 Apr – Mon 25 Apr 2011 Bank Holiday Mon 2 May 2011 Six friends are having dinner Term break Mon 30 May - Fri 3 Jun 2011 together in their local restaurant. The first eats there every day, the TERM 5 Mon 6 June – Fri 22 Jul 2011 second eats there every other day, the third eats there every third day, Term break begins Mon 25 Jul 2011 the fourth eats there every fourth Science 174 day, the fifth eats there every fifth day and the sixth eats there every What is studied in forensic palynology? sixth day. They agree to have a party the next time they all eat Answer to Mr Ofosu, Science Department by together there. In how many days’ time is the party? Wednesday 13 January at the latest. Answer to Mrs Jenkins, Maths Department by Wednesday Science Trivia 173: The first tornado was 12 January accurately predicted before it struck in 1948. Mindbender 272: Answer E Matt has to take out 13 jellybeans to ensure he has taken at least one of each flavour.