Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 24th September 2021 – Autumn 4

Well what a week it has been! It started with an emergency on Monday which saw the air ambulance land on the school field and finished with a visit from the school photographer. It is safe to say that is has been a very challenging and demanding week. Our monitoring processes start next week and senior leaders will begin to look closely at standards across the school. It is important that we continue to focus on the children’s progress as life in school returns to normal once again.

 

The word of the week is – THROTTLEBOTTOM – an inept, bumbling and possible embarrassing holder of public office.

 

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM – It has been very encouraging to see so many children taking pride in wearing their school uniform. Uniform is such an important way of bringing the school together it lets the local community know who we are and gives the children a sense of purpose and identity. Children need to wear the correct items of clothing to school including trousers and shoes, pinafores and skirts. If for any reason you need help with uniform please do come and speak to a member of staff or Mrs Mattholie our Pastoral Support and Parental Engagement Officer.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Motivational Children's Poem. Great for assembly, classroom and school activities about 'doing your best' #ins… | Motivational poems, Poems for students, Kids poems

 

 

RAISING CONFIDENT KIDS WORKSHOP – This excellent workshop takes place on Tuesday 12th October here at school between 9:30am and 10:30am. Places must be booked through Emma at the Hertsmere Partnership Board on 01727 655 512 EXTN 268

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

MORRISONS – IT’S GOOD TO GROW INITIATIVE

If you shop at Morrisons we are looking for your help. Please follow the instructions above to receive your GROW TOKENS which we can use in exchange for gardening equipment. For every £10 you spend the school will receive a GROW TOKEN. We hope that you can help us to regenerate the vegetable patches in the KS2 playground which everyone can enjoy.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 7 children from 6 families who came late to school last week on 8 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

 

THIS HAS BEEN THE WORST WEEK FOR ATTENDANCE. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR CHILD FIT AND WELL. 

Rec Pine – 88.3%

1 Lime – 92.2%
1 Maple – 96.3%

2 Willow – 89.3%

3 Birch – 94.2%
3 Elm98.8%

4 Aspen – 86.6%
5 Cedar – 90.4%

6 Cherry – 94.9%
6 Oak – 87.4%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 92%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94.2%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Frankie, Damian, Alfie, Louis, Harry, Fernanda, Charlie who Kia joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday afternoon in recognition of their hard work and the excellent efforts they had demonstrated through the week.

Well done to this week’s Parkside Flyers –  Willow, Ellie, Jayden, Daisy, Helena, Selena, Cristabel, Megan and Dea. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week we had to throw away 37.4 kgs of waste which equated to 53.7 grammes per child.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_vBpAuV0YQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC9dQOnUyao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXKCQ9IT_uU

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

PGL Information 4th – 8th October 2021

Please find attached the PGL presentation and the Kit List for our residential on the 4th October 2021.

Any questions please contact Miss Wood or Mr Wanless

liam.wanless@parkside.herts.sch.uk

janette.wood@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 17th September – Autumn 3

It was lovely to see so many of you at Monday morning’s meet the teacher meetings. I trust that you found the meetings useful; for those of you who were unable to make the meetings the slides from the presentations will be uploaded on to your child’s class webpages over the weekend. Please make sure that you read them so that you are fully informed about the expectations for the year. The annual general meeting of the Parents and Friends Association of Parkside took place on Thursday afternoon after school. Once again it was wonderful to see a small but hardy group of parents and carers attend the meeting. It was also very heartening to welcome many new parents to the association. Further details about the meeting will be sent out next week. Please continue to make every effort to send your child to school on time and to attend every day.

 

 

The word of the week is – ARSLE – to shuffle inevitable backwards.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

Poem of the week | Orange Football by John Flynn

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

PARENTS AND CARERS COFFEE MORNING – Please join us for a friendly, informal Coffee Morning with the Hertsmere Schools’ Partnership Family Support Team at 9am on Friday, 24 September 2021. 
Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we will ever do!  This is an opportunity find out a bit more about the Team and the work they do and to meet other parents.  Please come along to the School Hall at 9.30am on Friday, 24 September 2021.

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 12 children from 10 families who came late to school last week on 16 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine –  91%

1 Lime – 99.4%
1 Maple – 95.7%

2 Willow – 98.5%

3 Birch – 93.6%
3 Elm97.1%

4 Aspen – 90.3%
5 Cedar – 95.9%

6 Cherry – 94.9%
6 Oak – 94.7%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 95.0%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 95.2%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Molly, Stefan, Leo, Sofia, Alexus, Haiyder and Elias who joined Mrs Taylor for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday afternoon in recognition of their hard work and the excellent efforts they had demonstrated through the week.

Well done to this week’s Parkside Flyers – Frankie, Daruis, Ava, Anastasia, Lulia, Hunni-Marie, David and  and Harry. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week we had to throw away 43.1 kgs of waste which equated to 62 grammes per child. Please encourage you child to make choices that they will enjoy for lunch which will help to reduce the food waste.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwjnQbac8oI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqZGvkF00DI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oiQOOHmFbA

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 10th September – Autumn 2

It has been a very eventful first full week of term. Teachers have continued to get to know their classes and  set boundaries for the children. It has been lovely to welcome the children to school first thing in the morning and to talk to one or two of you at the end of the day. If for any reason you need to contact a member of staff please email your child’s class teacher or make an appointment through the school office.  There were a number of children who wore the incorrect PE kit to school this week. Children should wear black trainers (where possible) black shorts and or non branded black or blue jogging bottoms and a white t-shirt. It is important that the children wear the correct uniform because it sets the standards we want at Parkside and develops the school’s vision of –  nurturing and inspiring young minds towards a bright future. 

 

 

 

The word of the week is – IMPRESCIENCE – a total lack of foresight and foreknowledge

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Scaffolding" by Seamus Heaney. | Aesthetic words, Seamus heaney, Seamus heaney poems

 

 

MEET THE TEACHER –  These very important meetings take place on MONDAY 13th SEPTEMBER at 9 0’clock in your child’s classroom. Mrs Taylor and myself will be serving tea and coffee in the playground from 8:30am once you have dropped your child off. 

 

 

PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION OF PARKSIDE – The Annual General Meeting of the Friends Association takes place on Thursday 16th September at 3:30pm in the hall. We really need your support, without it the many events we have planned for the children simply can’t take place. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further details please click the link – https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Friends-AGM-and-invite-letter.pdf

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school. 
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

PARENTS AND CARERS COFFEE MORNING – Please join us for a friendly, informal Coffee Morning with the Hertsmere Schools’ Partnership Family Support Team at 9am on Friday, 24 September 2021. 
Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we will ever do!  This is an opportunity find out a bit more about the Team and the work they do and to meet other parents.  Please come along to the School Hall at 9.30am on Friday, 24 September 2021.

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 9 children from 6 families who came late to school last week on 18 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine – 98.5 %

1 Lime – 85.6%
1 Maple – 96.5%

2 Willow – 98.1%

3 Birch – 100%
3 Elm100%

4 Aspen – 95.3%
5 Cedar – 96.3%

6 Cherry – 99.1%
6 Oak – 98.5%

WEEKLY AVERAGE –  97%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Karen, K’Asia, Jasiah and Michael who joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday afternoon in recognition of their hard work and the excellent efforts they had demonstrated through the week.

Well done to this week’s Parkside Flyers – Jackson, Ellie, Lorik, David, Harvey, Layton, Vinnie, Melchi, Jaydon and Pietra. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week we had to throw away 43.9 kgs of waste which equated to 61 grammes per child. Please encourage you child to make choices that they will enjoy for lunch which will help to reduce the food waste.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz1xMiyrfsw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoX8mAj36UY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3X4SZQIh9k

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

Secondary Transfer

Please click on the link to access the slides which guides you through the secondary school transfer process. Please remember to make an appointment through the office if you would like to speak to Mr Soyka about the application process.

 

Secondary-Transfer-Meeting-2021

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 3rd September – Autumn 1

Welcome back to the start of a new academic year and a very warm welcome to all of our new families who have joined us. It was lovely to see the children and staff on Thursday morning and judging by the way they looked at assembly, everyone seemed very happy to be back but more importantly to be together as a school once again. Everyone has begun to settle in to their new routines and life feels as if it has slowly begun to return to normal. The doors to the school will continue to open at 8:30am for the foreseeable future. We invite you all back on to the school site from 3:10pm to collect your child. Those of you who have children in different year groups will be able to collect them from your youngest child’s classroom at the end of the day. It was lovely to see the children looking smart in their uniforms this week. Please make sure that the standards we set at the beginning of the year continue through to July.
If for any reason you would like to speak to your child’s classteacher they can be reached via email which you will receive at the forthcoming ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings.

We look forward to working closely with you over the year ahead and to continue developing our positive relationships for the good of the school and most importantly for the good of your child. 

 

 

The word of the week is – FECKFUL – full of efficiency and vigour. The opposite of ‘feckless’.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S POEM
Back-to-School Poem | Back to school poem, Poems about school, School essay

 

 

MRS MATTHOLIE – Many of you know Mrs Mattholie our Pastoral and Parental Engagement Officer. She is always available to families should you feel the need to speak to her about a range of issues. Mrs Mattholie is very experienced at working with families and is an exceptional professional. She can be contacted through the school office.

 

 

FRIENDS OF PARKSIDE – Before the pandemic we had a thriving and active Friends of Parkside Committee. They arranged the school’s first Summer Fair for the first time in 13 years and put on a firework display, talent shows, termly discos and cake sales. They managed to raise over £4,500 and made a significant contribution to the purchase of laptops for the children to use in class. If you are interested in joining the Friends their first meeting will take place on THURSDAY 16th SEPTEMBER at 3:30pm in the School Hall. All you have to do is turn up and have some ideas!!

 

 

MEET THE TEACHER MEETINGS – These very important meetings take place on – MONDAY 13th SEPTEMBER once you have dropped your child to school. Tea and coffee will abe available in the school hall from 8:30am before teachers will welcome you in to classes from 9:00am. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND. 

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT –  WD6 FOOD SUPPORT WILL HAVE A SMALL SELECTION OF WHAT WE HAND OUT EACH WEEK ON WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS IN THE PLAYGROUND AT 3:10PM. PLEASE COME AND SEE WHAT’S ON OFFER AND FEEL FREE TO COME AND COLLECT FROM OUR ROOM FROM 3:15PM THROUGH TO 4:30PM. DONT BE SHY. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week we had to throw away 11.7 kgs of waste which equated to 46 grammes per child. Please encourage you child to make choices that they will enjoy for lunch which will help to reduce the food waste.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huOMunNyw1Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fombKwgjCcM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFnynaVtFjg&list=PLsltI-jpDVKZpuUF9LHBOJoZ3xizrLwnZ

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Year 6 School Journey Day 5

Good morning from a very Marchants Hill. The children have had a wonderful week and are in the midst of completing their final activities and bags are packed. Miss Wood has informed me that you should expect to receive some very wet children later this afternoon. This morning activities are all outdoors so they will be running in between the raindrps to stay dry!

Today’s activities –

Group 1: Giant Swing and Archery
Group 2: Buggy Building and Archery
Group 3: Problem Solving and Climbing

 

THIS MORNING’S ACTIVITY UPDATES –