Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 20th September 2019

Visits from county advisers, the start of the many after school clubs and meet the teacher meetings have made it a busy week. A small but select group of children also experienced lunch in a different setting this week. They were taught the importance of table etiquette as they shared lunch with Mr Soyka on Friday lunchtime. The displays have also been changed in the communal areas adding a touch of colour but more importantly displaying the children’s work. It gives it a purpose and demonstrates their learning. There are displays that range from the conquests of Julius Caesar to the heart breaking but incredible story of Ernest Shackleton. Please spend some time reading through the work next time you are in the building. Dont forget the school photographer is in on Thursday 26th September and will take individual photos. Please make sure that your child is dressed in full school uniform. The children have really settled well in to their new classes and early signs in their books are reflecting the standards we want here at Parkside. Please continue to support the school in all that we do.

 

The word of the week is – OMPERLODGE: To disagree with or contradict someone.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS– Many of our clubs have already started but the rest will commence either next week or the week after. We have tried very hard to keep costs down so that they are as accessible to everyone so please talk to your child if they want to take part in the football, multi sports, art, sewing, table tennis, netball,film, cooking or chess club. We have been very fortunate to secure the services of a former Premier League footballer to run the football club for Years 1/2 and 3/4 so if you haven’t booked your place do please sign up. We are working very hard to make provision for your child before and after school through the various clubs we run. Please support the school by offering them the chance to further their education in a fun and meaningful way.

 

FRIENDS OF PARKSIDE – The Annual General Meeting of this incredibly important group will be held on FRIDAY 27th SEPTEMBER at 3:30pm in the Nursery. Last year we managed to raise over £4,000 which was a magnificent achievement. This year we want to build on this sum by offering you all opportunities to take part in a firework display, discos, talent shows, our annual summer fayre and many other activities. Everyone is invited to come to the meeting and the more people we have supporting the cause the greater the number of events we can put on. Please make every effort to attend.

 

TWITTER HANDLE -@headparkside

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY – We are looking for volunteers to help in our school library. We need a hand to tidy up the shelves and organise the books for the children in to their respective areas. If you able to lend a hand for a few hours on WEDNESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER FROM 9 THROUGH TO 11 please can you let the staff in the office know. Thank you.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 32 occasions where children were late to school this week. It is so important that children come to school on time and prepared everyday. Thank you to those of you who bring your child to school on time everyday.

 

Congratulations to the children from WILLOW class who had 100% attendance this week. FANTASTIC!!

 

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

95.6
Year 1 Lime

 

97.1
Year 1 Maple

 

90.0
Year 2 Alder

 

97.2
Year 2 Willow

 

100
Year 3 Birch

 

98.5
Year 3 Elm

 

98.5
Year 4 Aspen

 

94.5
Year 4 Rowan

 

90.7
Year 5 Ash

 

98.3
Year 5 Cedar

 

95.9
Year 6 Cherry

 

92.8
Year 6 Oak

 

94.3
Total 95.3
National Average 96%

 

FUTURE DATES

Monday 23rd September Life Skills Workshop for Year 5Life Skills Workshop for Year 6

THROUGH THE TERM

AMPM
Thursday 26th September School Photographer in  Individual Photographs AM
Friday 27th September (TBC) Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Parkside 3.15pm
Friday 11th October Year 5 Class Assembly 9.05am
Wednesday 16th October Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday 17th October

 

 

Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Harvest Festival Assembly 9.05am
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER INSET DAY SCHOOL CLOSED TO CHILDREN
 

Wednesday 23rd October

PHONICS WORKSHOP FOR YEAR 1 PARENTS  

9.00am

TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER FIREWORK DISPLAY 4:30PM
Friday 8th November Year 6 Class Assembly 9.05am
Friday 15th November Year 4 Class Assembly 9.05am
 MONDAY 11TH – FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER ANTI – BULLYING WEEK – CHANGE STARTS WITH US

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – Congratulations to Reggie, Leo, Sofia,Denilson,Luke, Faith and Alex who shared a cup of hot chocolate with Mr Soyka this week for upholding our standards and values. Thank you children.

Our flyers this week were: Ellie, Amelia, Mirun, Angela, Eimantas, Connor, Chloe, Alisha and Leon.

Keep learning how to fly children and the stars will be in reach!!

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-2ODywKOIg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhhZnBemMD8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8AN0jWNrJA

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 13th September 2019

After our first full week back life is beginning to find its feet once again here at Parkside. I spoke to the children this morning about the importance of behaviour and self discipline. Effective schools and businesses are run on strong systems of agreed behaviours and self discpline; they are key skills we apply in our every day lives. The same is true in class. I asked the children to make this year the best that they have ever had here at Parkside and to be a proud member of this community. Let their books be a demonstration of what they can achieve, let their behaviour be rewarded and shared and let them be the best that they can be. This year is the year where we want to – “MAKE IT HAPPEN!”

Next week we invite you to meet your child’s classteacher. I sent a letter via text to you earlier today with further details about the meetings; please make every effort to attend and we look forward to welcoming you.

 

The word of the week – CLOMPH – To walk in shoes that are too large for your feet.

 

UNIFORM – The children look very smart in their uniform and are proud to members of our great school community. It is important that we have high expectations for the children and uniform is one very important way of doing this. All items of uniform should be labelled and clearly identifiable.  Please make sure that your child wears shoes to school. Trainers should not be worn except when the children do PE outdoors. Let’s keep standards high as we begin our new school year.

 

EXPECTATIONS – The children are set very high expectations through the course of the year which we want them to reach so that they make good rates of progress. You will find a lot of information on our website under the CURRICULUM in the KEY INFORMATION tab about the reasons why we have redesigned the curriculum and what we want the children to learn. As a school we want the very best for your child and we want to hear from you about this. Some ways you can help understand what your child is to ask them questions about their day. Try and ask them using these examples and see what sort of response you get:

Tell me about the best part of your day.
What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
Tell me about what you read in class.
How do you know you are making progress?

We want to keep standards and expectations high, please continue to support the school by supporting your child in all that they do.

 

MOBILE PHONES – SMILES NOT MOBILES! Please remember to finish you phone call before entering the school premises at the beginning and end of the day. As a school we want to set the right impression and uphold the highest standards. One way that we can all do this, is to meet and greet the children with a smile. Thank you for your support with this very important issue.

 

SCHOOL TWITTER HANDLE –@headparkside

 

BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – There are places available at both clubs. Breakfast club costs £3 per session and runs between 7:45am through to 8:45am. We are now in a position to accept children from the Nursery for Breakfast Club only.

After School Club runs from 3:15 through to 6:00pm every day and cost between £6 and £8.50.

Booking and payment can be made through School Gateway on line system.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS – We have sent details to parents / carers earlier on in the week regarding the number of different clubs we have running here at Parkside during lunchtime and after school. All bookings can be accessed through the school Gateway system and numbers are strictly limited so please book early to avoid any disappointment. A timetable of clubs can be found below. We look forward to welcoming the children over the next few weeks to their clubs which will develop their love of learning in different ways.

Monday

3.20pm – 4.20pm

Tuesday

3.20pm – 4.20pm

Wednesday

3.20pm – 4.20pm

Thursday

3.20pm – 4.20pm

Friday

3.20pm – 4.20pm

Netball

Yrs 4 5 6

Football

Yrs 3/4

Chess (Lunchtime)

Yrs 3 – 6

Multi Sports

Yrs 4 5 6

Table Tennis

Yrs 3 – 6

Football

Yrs 1 / 2

Sewing Art

Yrs 5/6

Football

Yrs 5/6

 

Cooking

Yr 2

 

Film Club

Yrs 1 – 6

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS ELIJAH! – One of our very own competed in  THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION MEN’S LONDON OPEN on 30th August held at Redbridge Sports Centre. It involved clubs from all across the country and Elijah won the parallel bars and was awarded the gold medal and came third on the rings and was awarded the bronze. Overall he was placed 5th a fantastic achievement. Here he is with his medal!

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – Congratulations to the following children who have impressed and risen to the challenge of the new term. Great to see you have already set yourself high expectations.

PARKSIDE FLYER HOT CHOCOLATE WINNER
Kaycee Harley
Layton Frankie
Patrick Zakai
Yanis Lexi
Lyssa Charlie
Lily Darius
Charlie Jade
Shaniya
Medina

 

PUNCTUALITY AND ATTENDANCE – It is great to see so many of you really trying hard to come to school on time and uphold the standards that we want for our school. Thank you children. This key life skill is so important, it really makes it happen! Whilst we understand how difficult the morning can be for families it is incredibly frustrating that it often the same children who arrive late to school once the register closes. Please try everything you can to help the school and set the standards we want to teach the children good habits.

 

There were 39 occasions where children were late to school this week. THIS FIGURE MUST GET LOWER next week.

 

 

Tuesday 17th September Nursery / Reception Years 1 + 2 Meet the Teacher meeting 2.45pm
Wednesday 18th September Years 3 – 6 Meet the Teacher meeting 2.45pm
Monday 23rd September Life Skills Workshop for Year 5Life Skills Workshop for Year 6

THROUGH THE TERM

AMPM
Thursday 26th September School Photographer in  Individual Photographs AM
Friday 27th September (TBC) Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Parkside 3.15pm
Friday 11th October Year 5 Class Assembly 9.05am
Wednesday 16th October Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday 17th October

 

 

Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Harvest Festival Assembly 9.05am
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER INSET DAY SCHOOL CLOSED TO CHILDREN
 

Wednesday 23rd October

PHONICS WORKSHOP FOR YEAR 1 PARENTS  

9.00am

FUTURE DATES

 

Tuesday 17th September Nursery / Reception Years 1 + 2 Meet the Teacher meeting 2.45pm
Wednesday 18th September Years 3 – 6 Meet the Teacher meeting 2.45pm
Monday 23rd September Life Skills Workshop for Year 5Life Skills Workshop for Year 6

THROUGH THE TERM

AMPM
Thursday 26th September School Photographer in  Individual Photographs AM
Friday 27th September (TBC) Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Parkside 3.15pm
Friday 11th October Year 5 Class Assembly 9.05am
Wednesday 16th October Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday 17th October

 

 

Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Harvest Festival Assembly 9.05am
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER INSET DAY SCHOOL CLOSED TO CHILDREN
 

Wednesday 23rd October

PHONICS WORKSHOP FOR YEAR 1 PARENTS  

9.00am

TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER FIREWORK DISPLAY 4:30PM

 

 

PARENT VIEWhttps://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views  Please click on the link to share your views about the school with Osfted. It is important that we know how we are doing as a school and where we need to improve but also how well we are doing too!

 

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDTXljIqxRE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSnCUidmfEc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7BWjx8VmbA

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Meet Your Child’s Classteacher – Expectations for the year ahead

We will hold our annual ‘Meet your child’s classteacher’ meetings on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th September at 2:45pm. Please click on the link for further details.

Teacher Meetings

Secondary School – Transfer Process

Please click on the link to access the slides which will guide you through the secondary school transfer process. Please ask at the school office if you require any help or further information regarding the application process.

Secondary Transfer Meeting 2019

 

Diary Dates – Autumn Term 2019

Date

 

Event Time
 

Monday 2nd September

 

INSET Day

 

ALL DAY

 

Tuesday 3rd September

 

INSET Day

 

ALL DAY

 

Wednesday 4th September

 

Children return to school

 

Wednesday 11th September

Year 6 Secondary Transfer Meeting 2.30pm
 

Tuesday 17th September

Nursery / Reception Years 1 + 2 Meet the Teacher meeting 2.45pm
 

Wednesday 18th September

Years 3 – 6 Meet the Teacher meeting 2.45pm
Monday 23rd September Life Skills Workshop for Year 5

Life Skills Workshop for Year 6

THROUGH THE TERM

AM

PM

 

Thursday 26th September

School Photographer in  Individual Photographs AM
 

Friday 27th September (TBC)

Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Parkside 3.15pm
 

Friday 11th October

 

Year 5 Class Assembly

 

9.05am

 

Wednesday 16th October

Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
 

Thursday 17th October

 

 

Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
 

Harvest Festival Assembly

 

9.05am

 

FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER INSET DAY SCHOOL CLOSED TO CHILDREN

 

 

Wednesday 23rd October

 

PHONICS WORKSHOP FOR YEAR 1 PARENTS

 

 

9.00am

 

TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER FIREWORK DISPLAY 4:30PM

 

Friday 8th November

 

Year 6 Class Assembly

 

9.05am

 

Friday 15th November

 

Year 4 Class Assembly

 

9.05am

 

MONDAY 11TH – FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER ANTI – BULLYING WEEK – CHANGE STARTS WITH US

 

Friday 22nd November

 

Year 3 Class Assembly

 

9.05am

 

Tuesday 10th December

Key Stage 1 Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers  

10.00am and 2.00pm

 

 

Wednesday 11th December

Nursery Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers  

10.30am

 

Friday 13th December

Reception Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers  

10.00am and 2.00pm

 

Tuesday 17th December

Years 3 + 4 Christmas Performance for Parents /Carers  

2.00pm and 5.30pm

 

Wednesday 18th December

Christmas Dinner + Christmas Jumper Day  

All day

 

FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE TERM AT 3:15PM

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 6th September 2019 – Autumn 1

Welcome back to a new school year and I hope that you all had a lovely holiday. I want to start this newsletter by thanking you all for your kindness and generosity which was bestowed on staff at the end of last term.  We were overwhelmed! The children have returned to school with a renewed vigour and have begun to settle in to their new routines quickly. The new members of staff have also settled in well and are finding their feet as they begin their journey with us at Parkside. There is always a lot to remember at the beginning of a new school year and for new routines to be established so if you are unsure of anything please speak to your child’s class teacher as your first point of contact. Staff are always on hand to speak to you about any concern no matter how small. I spoke to the children on Wednesday morning’s assembly about “Making it happen!” This year our focus is on making things happen which will improve the way progress is made and how learning is enjoyed. There are so many ways we can do this together as a school. The year ahead promises to be exciting and challenging but ultimately one that brings reward. We look forward to continuing to working together with you for the good of the school and the whole community.

The word of the week is – FLENCH – When the weather looks like it’s going to improve but it never does, then it’s flenched.

 

UNIFORM – The children look very smart in their uniform and are proud to members of our great school community. It is important that we have high expectations for the children and uniform is one very important way of doing this. All items of uniform should be labelled and clearly identifiable.  Please make sure that your child wears shoes to school. Trainers should not be worn except when the children do PE outdoors. Let’s keep standards high as we begin our new school year.

 

MEET THE TEACHER – These important meetings will take place next week and will offer you an opportunity to ask questions about the year ahead and to familiarise yourself with the expectations for your child in their respective year groups. The meetings will take place on the following dates:

Nursery and Reception / Years 1&2 – TUESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER @2:45PM in your child’s class

Years 3 – 6 – WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER @ 2:45PM in your child’s class

Please make every effort to attend these meetings.

 

SECONDARY TRANSFER MEETING FOR YEAR 6 PARENTS/CARERS – WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2:30PM

 

MOBILE PHONES – SMILES NOT MOBILES! Please remember to finish you phone call before entering the school premises at the beginning and end of the day. As a school we want to set the right impression and uphold the highest standards. One way that we can all do this, is to meet and greet the children with a smile. Thank you for your support with this very important issue.

 

DINNER MONEY – Parents of children in Years 3 to 6 please remember to pay for your child’s dinner using the School Gateway system in advance each week. Dinners cost £12.50 per week Thank you.

 

BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – There are places available at both clubs. Breakfast club costs £3 per session and runs between 7:45am through to 8:45am. We are now in a position to accept children from the Nursery for Breakfast Club only.

After School Club runs from 3:15 through to 6:00pm every day and cost between £6 and £8.50.

Booking and payment can be made through School Gateway on line system.

 

BOREHAMWOOD FC – Borehamwood Football Club are looking to recruit players for their under 7s team this season. Please contact Tracy Davidson the club secretary  at the following link for further details : https://www.borehamwood-youth.co.uk/ClubContacts.aspx

 

NOTICE ABOUT ALL CLUBS WILL BE SENT TO ALL FAMILIES NEXT WEEK

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 10 occasions where children were late to school this week. Last year the numbers of children who arrived late to school once registers closed was quite alarming some weeks. Thank you to those families who arrive on time every day. As a school we understand how challenging the mornings can be for families. If you are experiencing difficulty in the mornings there are a number of different ways we can support you. Please come and speak with us or make an appointment to speak to Mrs Toms our school pastoral support coordinator.

Congratulations to the children from 5 ASH who had 100% attendance this week. A great way to start the year. Well done children and please keep this up.

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Year 1 Lime

 

92.1
Year 1 Maple

 

95.5
Year 2 Alder

 

99
Year 2 Willow

 

87
Year 3 Birch

 

94.1
Year 4 Aspen

 

96.7
Year 4 Rowan

 

92
Year 5 Ash

 

100
Year 5 Cedar

 

89.4
Year 6 Cherry

 

95.7
Year 6 Oak

 

95.3
Total 94.3
National Average 95.6%

 

SCHOOL TWITTER HANDLE @headparkside

 

DIARY DATES

Date

 

Event Time
 

Monday 2nd September

 

INSET Day

 

ALL DAY

 

Tuesday 3rd September

 

INSET Day

 

ALL DAY

 

Wednesday 4th September

 

Children return to school

 

Wednesday 11th September

Year 6 Secondary Transfer Meeting 2.30pm
 

Tuesday 17th September

Nursery / Reception Years 1 + 2 Meet the Teacher meeting 2.45pm
 

Wednesday 18th September

Years 3 – 6 Meet the Teacher meeting 2.45pm
Monday 23rd September Life Skills Workshop for Year 5

Life Skills Workshop for Year 6

THROUGH THE TERM

AM

PM

 

Thursday 26th September

School Photographer in  Individual Photographs AM
 

Friday 27th September (TBC)

Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Parkside 3.15pm
 

Friday 11th October

 

Year 5 Class Assembly

 

9.05am

 

Wednesday 16th October

Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
 

Thursday 17th October

 

 

Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
 

Harvest Festival Assembly

 

9.05am

 

FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER INSET DAY SCHOOL CLOSED TO CHILDREN

 

 

Wednesday 23rd October

 

PHONICS WORKSHOP FOR YEAR 1 PARENTS

 

 

9.00am

 

TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER FIREWORK DISPLAY 4:30PM

 

Friday 8th November

 

Year 6 Class Assembly

 

9.05am

 

Friday 15th November

 

Year 4 Class Assembly

 

9.05am

 

MONDAY 11TH – FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER ANTI – BULLYING WEEK – CHANGE STARTS WITH US

 

Friday 22nd November

 

Year 3 Class Assembly

 

9.05am

 

Tuesday 10th December

Key Stage 1 Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers  

10.00am and 2.00pm

 

 

Wednesday 11th December

Nursery Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers  

10.30am

 

Friday 13th December

Reception Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers  

10.00am and 2.00pm

 

Tuesday 17th December

Years 3 + 4 Christmas Performance for Parents /Carers  

2.00pm and 5.30pm

 

Wednesday 18th December

Christmas Dinner + Christmas Jumper Day  

All day

 

FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE TERM AT 3:15PM

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wxI4KK9ZYo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMPMiLddsuE

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 19th July 2019

This is the last newsletter of the year as we begin the last remaining days of term. Emotions always run as we say goodbye to our Year 6 and members of staff but it is always a special time of year and the celebrations are well underway. The Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly takes place next Wednesday morning at 11:00am and parents and cares are welcome to join us. Please note that it is for the family members of Year 6 children only because of health and safety regulations. The children had a wonderful time at last night’s disco and judging by the photos below an excellent time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who has supported the  many different Parents and Friends events this year. They have worked incredibly hard through the year and managed to raise just over £4,500, which is a truly wonderful achievement and we look forward to many new events and old favorites taking place. I would like to thank the many families who have supported the school over the past 11 months and I look forward to welcoming you all back in September when the children return.

 

Word of the week – MUMPSIMUS – an incorrect view on something that a person refuses to let go of.

 

VISIT FROM THE RESIDENTS OF THE MEAD RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME 

As part of one of our topics in P.S.H.E this year both Year 3 classes made garden ornaments. We used plant pots and decorated them with paint, stickers and rocks. We then held a sale and invited our parents and cares into our classroom to buy the ornaments. We collected the money we raised and had a vote on what to spend it on.  We could choose between the Cats Protection, The Mead Residential Care Home or a children’s charity. Most of us voted for the Mead and we decided to invite the residents from the care home to join us for tea party.  Mrs Dyos used the money to buy cake, biscuits and fancy plates and serviettes.On the 16th July we set up tables and chairs under the big oak tree in the meadow.  We laid the tables with tasty, scrumptious cakes and fancy teapots. When the residents arrived we served them tea, cake and biscuits and spent the rest of the afternoon talking and listening to them. Everybody had a lovely afternoon and well learnt a lot about each other.

By Chloe Year 3

 

SAVE THE DATE – FIREWORK DISPLAY @ PARKSIDE PRIMARY COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

 

DISCO – Marky Mark’s replacement Sam didn’t let the children down as they danced and played games at last night’s disco. Our thanks should be given to the Friends of Parkside for organising the event. Over £400 was raised, another fantastic achievement. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket in support of the event.

PARENTVIEW – We are always interested in hearing from parents and carers. Please click on the link below to complete a short survey where you can register your views. You will have to register before you can complete the questionnaire.

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

 

 

DINNER MONEY – ALL ACCOUNTS MUST BE SETTLED IN FULL BY THE END OF TERM. ANY OUTSTANDING DEBT WILL BE FORWARD TO Herts County Council FINANCE DEPARTMENT WHO WILL THEN PURSUE PAYMENT.

 

ROBIN HOOD AND THE SHERWOOD HOODIES – Year 6 gave two excellent and very entertaining renditions of their end of term performance – Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies on Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon. Not only did they play to their audience, they ‘hammed’ up the entire show to entice great laughter and merriment from the audience. Performances of this nature never just ‘come together’. It takes many hours of practice rehearsals and dedication from the staff and the children. Thank you children for putting on such a great show, it will live long in the memory. Well done to one and all.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – Just over 90% of children managed to be punctual to school through the week. Thank you children. In the new academic year punctuality will be a key focus for the school as we look to reduce the number of children who arrive to school late on a regular basis.

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

 81
Reception Pine

 

 86.8
Year 1 Lime

 

 94.4
Year 1 Maple

 

 84.7
Year 2 Alder

 

 95.2
Year 2 Willow

 

 93.3
Year 3 Birch

 

 92.3
Year 3 Elm

 

 88.1
Year 4 Aspen

 

 93.9
Year 4 Rowan

 

 98.6
Year 5 Ash

 

 91.7
Year 5 Cedar

 

 96.7
Year 6 Cherry

 

 91.2
Year 6 Oak

 

 93.9
Total  91.0
National Average 96%

 

It has come to my attention that many parents and carers are taking their children on holiday before the end of the school year. If you child has 15 or more sessions which are unauthorised over two terms you will be sent a breach letter explaining the reasons why. You will then be sent another letter which details the fine that will be imposed for your child’s absence. It may seem like a drastic measure but it is a necessary one as the school continues to tackle the issue it has with attendance.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – Congratulations to Halle, Kwadjo, Dharun, Antoni, Khaali, Romeo and Alex who were this week’s flyers. This group of children have shown great potential through the week and have upheld the values and standards we want here at our school. Thank you children for keeping going right through to the end of term.

 

 

FUTURE DATES

Wednesday 24th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 11.00am

School Closes – 1.30pm

 

TUNES FOR THE SUMMER – ONE PER WEEK!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bzdrabPpRE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt3p-F2x7rY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7gdC6XWIoU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2MTxxV5uOs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9BZVh3FM8&list=PLrz4rpD2LRdFY6av_3XJed2Mc57rWWuDQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIBj8bB8j5A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=romEJMhmmfY

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 12th July 2019

With just over a week to go until we break for the summer holiday the penultimate week of term always brings one of the highlights of the school year – the Year 6 end of term production. We look forward to their two performances of Robin Hood next Wednesday and Friday. You should have all received a letter yesterday which detailed the arrangements for the new academic year. Whilst we say good bye and thank you to a number of staff we welcome many new faces to the team here at Parkside. I am fully aware of the difficulties the school has gone through over the past few years but my commitment to your children and the school remains. I have spoken to many parents and carers this morning to discuss your concerns. Please be reassured that the school will continue to make progress under the new staff that will join us in September. Many of them come with years of experience whilst some are newly qualified. It is the responsibility of the school to make sure that we are in a position to give the children the very best in terms of high quality teaching and to create an environment that promotes a curriculum whose intention is to offer aspiration, challenge and success.  If you have any concerns regarding the arrangements for next year please do make an appointment to come and speak with me and continue to support the school in all that you do.

 

The word of the week is – VOMITORIUM – A  passage where you can exit a building usually a theatre.

 

YEAR 6 END OF TERM PRODUCTION – ROBIN HOOD – The final set of rehearsals are taking place and the children are working incredibly hard to remember stage directions, words to songs and most importantly their lines. It promises to be a good show. We will serve tea and coffee after the show.  Performance times for next week are as follows:

Wednesday 17th July – Curtain up at 6.00pm

Friday 19th July – Curtain up at 2.00pm

 

DINNER MONEY – ALL ACCOUNTS MUST BE SETTLED IN FULL BY THE END OF TERM. ANY OUTSTANDING DEBT WILL BE FORWARD TO HCC FINANCE DEPARTMENT WHO WILL THEN PURSUE PAYMENT.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – 92% of children were on time through the week. This is an improvement from last week, but we must make sure that this figure is as close to 100% every week. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHILDREN OF 4 ROWAN WITH ANOTHER WEEK OF 100% ATTENDANCE. THANK YOU CHILDREN, THANK YOU PARENTS AND CARERS.

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

 72.5
Reception Pine

 

 93.2
Year 1 Lime

 

 93.9
Year 1 Maple

 

 75.9
Year 2 Alder

 

 98.6
Year 2 Willow

 

 95.0
Year 3 Birch

 

 90.3
Year 3 Elm

 

 88.9
Year 4 Aspen

 

 94.8
Year 4 Rowan

 

 100.0
Year 5 Ash

 

 92.5
Year 5 Cedar

 

 92.5
Year 6 Cherry

 

 93.2
Year 6 Oak

 

 88.3
Total  90.7
National Average 96%

 

It has come to my attention that many parents and carers are taking their children on holiday before the end of the school year. If you child has 15 or more sessions which are unauthorised over two terms you will be sent a breach letter explaining the reasons why. You will then be sent another letter which details the fine that will be imposed for your child’s absence. It may seem like a drastic measure but it is a necessary one as the school continues to tackle the issue it has with attendance.

 

FUTURE DATES

MONDAY 15th JULY – SCHOOL HALL TO BE PAINTED COURTESY OF THE CO-OPERATIVE
Wednesday 17th July Parents/Carers to receive their child’s annual reportYear 6 End of Term Performance – 6.00pm
Thursday 18th July Marky Mark’s Disco – EYFS+KS1 3.30pm – 4.30pmKS2 5.00 – 6.30pm
Friday 19th July Year 6 End of Term Performance – 2.00pm
Wednesday 24th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 11.00am
WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY END OF TERM SCHOOL CLOSES @ 1:30PM

 

DISCO – The last Friends of Parkside event will be a disco for all children on Thursday 18th July. Tickets can be bought at the office or on the school Gateway system on line. The children had such fun at the last one and this one promises to be just as much fun too. Tickets cost £3 which includes a drink and bag of popcorn. Let’s make it a great event to round off a good year for the PFA.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Shannon, Daisy, Viviane, Alexus,Denilson, Ela, Callum, Rhys and Alfie who enjoyed hot chocolate with Mrs Taylor this week. Keep working hard through to the end of term.

Amber, Rainbow, Charlie, Willow, Kayden, Sophie, Frankie and Michael were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for being great role models for everyone to follow.

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKENDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kijpcUv-b8M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp-LBD_q0sQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WhDTS2AeLw

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 5th July 2019

The summer is here and the weather hasn’t let us down this week. As we approach the last two weeks of term and the business end of the year there are many things still left to tick off on the ‘To Do’ list. Annual reports are in the process of being proof read, Year 6 are in the middle of their rehearsals for their end of year productions, discos have been arranged for the children and arrangements for next year are well under way. It is vitally important that children come to school right through to the end of term. Attendance was highlighted as an issue for the school from the last Ofsted inspection and we are working incredibly hard as a school to make great improvements with this area of school life. Mrs Conway has been with the school for the best part of the academic year and has built on the already existing systems to help families with their attendance. The children derive great pleasure from the gifts they receive from the toy trolley and attendance is recorded every week in the newsletter. Whilst there has been a slight improvement in the overall attendance this year we need to be doing more! Please click on the link which will take you to the letter that was sent to parents and cares this week. We look forward to a busy end of term and celebrating the children’s achievements.

https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/absence-during-term-time/

 

The word of the week is – GROKE – to stare intently who is eating in the hope that they will give you some. Watch a dog for a clear demonstration!

 

THE NURSERY RELEASE THEIR BUTTERLIES! – After weeks of waiting patiently the children in Nursery released their butterflies in to the wide blue yonder this morning. They have had a magical time on their learning journey watching them turn from caterpillars in to butterflies and were ecstatic with joy once the moment came for them to be released.

 

PARENTVIEW – We are always interested in hearing from parents and carers. Please click on the link below to complete a short survey where you can register your views. You will have to register before you can complete the questionnaire.  

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

 

SING UP – sixty of our excited children participated in an outstanding concert at St Albans Abbey organised by the Choristers Outreach Programme and the Hertfordshire Music Service on Thursday evening. The children confidently sang a gospel medley, Paddy on the Railway, Rainforrest and Tue Tue, a traditional Ghanaian folk song. They also listen to and joined in with songs sang by by Sarratt Cof E Primary School and St Albans Abbey Choirs. All children enjoyed singing in the stunning venue and having a tour of the building led by teachers from the Abbey. Thank you to all our families who were able to join us at the Abbey.

 

YEAR 5 VISIT T TO THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY – Children from Year 5 visited this impressive but quaint museum on Tuesday. They visited a series of gallery-based taught sessions that drew on the museums unique collections spanning a variety of cultures from around the world. They had a very good time and learnt a great deal. Thank you children for being fantastic ambassadors for our school.

 

DISCO – The last Friends of Parkside event will be a disco for all children on Thursday 18th July. Tickets can be bought at the office from Monday 8th July or on the school Gateway system on line. The children had such fun at the last one and this one promises to be just as much fun too. Tickets cost £3 which includes a drink and bag of popcorn.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 285 children who came to school on time this week every day. This represents just over 88% of you who managed to turn up on time to lessons ready and prepared to learn. Thank you children.

Congratulations to the children from Year 5 Ash class who had the best attendance this week with 98.3%

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

 89.0
Reception Pine

 

 88.5
Year 1 Lime

 

 93.9
Year 1 Maple

 

 95.3
Year 2 Alder

 

 92.9
Year 2 Willow

 

 98.2
Year 3 Birch

 

 93.2
Year 3 Elm

 

 92.2
Year 4 Aspen

 

 97.0
Year 4 Rowan

 

 97.7
Year 5 Ash

 

 98.3
Year 5 Cedar

 

 97.5
Year 6 Cherry

 

 92.6
Year 6 Oak

 

 95.7
Total  94.3
National Average 96%

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Alfie, Philip, Matilda, Louise, Kermani, Jayde, Jayden, Shania, Adrian and Alexander who have worked very hard through the week, continuously done the right thing and being recognised for their efforts by sharing a cup of hot chocolate this afternoon.

Lorita, Zuhra, Haiyder, Frankie, Abner, Niti, Elijah, Kye, Abdul and Sudanez were this week’s flyers. It’s great to see the children continuing to soar as we approach the end of term.

 

FUTURE DATES

Monday 8th July Hertswood Academy Transition Day – Year 6
Thursday 11th July MOVING UP DAY
MONDAY 15th JULY – SCHOOL HALL TO BE PAINTED COURTESY OF THE CO-OPERATIVE
Wednesday 17th July Parents/Carers to receive their child’s annual reportYear 6 End of Term Performance – 6.00pm
Thursday 18th July Marky Mark’s Disco – EYFS+KS1 3.30pm – 4.30pmKS2 5.00 – 6.30pm
Friday 19th July Year 6 End of Term Performance – 2.00pm
Wednesday 24th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 11.00am
WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY END OF TERM SCHOOL CLOSES @ 1:30PM

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKENDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tORuEdknbWI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR07p1OtCkw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6YZl1UzS8

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Absence During Term Time

ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME

 

2nd July 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

It has been brought to my attention that there a number of families who have booked holidays during the remainder of the summer term. The law around attendance makes it very clear; parents / carers may be issued with a fine if a pupil has more than 15 half days absence in the current or previous term. The school will issue warning letters to parents and carers of children if more than 15 half days absences are recorded or they are approaching this number in the current or previous term and a fine letter will then be issued should the number of absences rise.

I will not be in a position to authorise any absences.

The school has worked incredibly hard since its last Ofsted inspection to address the issue of attendance and there are many of you who bring your child to school every day. There have only been a handful of weeks where the attendance figures have hit national averages despite different initiatives being introduced to tackle this issue. We must continue to work hard and ensure that children attend school every day to maximise their full learning potential.

Further information regarding the fining process can be found by clicking on the link below.

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/penalty-notices-for-unauthorised-absence/penalty-notices-for-unauthorised-absence.aspx#DynamicJumpMenuManager_1_Anchor_1

 

Yours sincerely

 

Charles Soyka

 

Headteacher