Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 21st January 2022 – Spring 3

THERE HAVE BEEN 9 CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK – 5 STAFF MEMBERS AND 4 CHILDREN

It has been a very challenging and testing week at school, but that said we have come through it despite the sharp rise of reported coronavirus cases. The cold weather continues to be with us and the children are working very hard. I have had the pleasure of listening to a number of children read and awarded headteacher’s stickers to a group of children from Year 6 who shared with me some of their fantastic descriptive writing. During these very challenging time please don’t forget that the food bank is open every Wednesday and Friday after school until 4:45pm. The wonderful staff of the WD6 Food Support do a great job and are more than happy to give you as much support as possible. Please continue to support the school in all that we do for the children and their families.

 

 

LATEST CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE – Due to the rising number of Coronavirus cases please follow the latest guidance carefully.
If your child develops symptoms, you must take them for a PCR test and they should not attend school. However if your child is not displaying symptoms they must continue to attend school every day. The Government strongly advise to take daily LFD tests for 7 days.

 

 

The word of the week is – SPARPLE – to deflect unwanted attention from one thing by making a big deal of another

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

I walked the lonely village street,
Where pavements glistened beneath my feet,
Above that building tall and grey,
Began the life of another new day,
My footsteps echoed loud and clear,
Soft morning breezes aroused my ear,
Cool running water at my side,
Let dry leaves hurriedly ride.

Pass the day and come the night,
Now the darkness, gone the light,
Winds blow and stars appear,
Gone is the day, rests drawing near.

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS/CARERS – During these cold months there is always a temptation when you drop your child to school to leave your car idling to stay warm or even defrost your car windows. Please can you defrost your cars before you drop your child to school and to turn off your engine when you pull up outside the school gates. Thank you for your support over this very important environmental issue.

 

 

PAINTING THE KEY STAGE 2 FENCES – SAVE THE DATE – Are you a dab hand with a paint brush? Can you spare an hour on SATURDAY 26th FEBRUARY between 10am and 11am to lend a hand painting the fence panels at the back of the KS2 playground? Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be on offer so all you need to do is turn up and be willing to lend a hand. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to help give the playground environment a lift for the children.

 

 

SMILES NOT MOBILES  SECOND WEEK – I have had to speak to a number of parents and carers again this week about taking calls on their mobile phones at the end of the school day. This is a gentle reminder to remember to finish your call before entering the school grounds. As a school we believe that the end of the school day is one of the most precious and magical times for a child. They often want to share with their parent/carer what has happened in the school day but they can’t do this if you are on your phone.  Thank you for your continued support over this very important matter.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 27 children from 21 families who came late to school last week on 30 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

MANY OF YOU BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL ON TIME EVERYDAY WHICH HELPS TO SET A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE. PART OF THE SCHOOL’S MISSION IS TO SUPPORT ALL OF OUR FAMILIES AS MUCH AS WE CAN BUT IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE WORKS TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE CHILDREN AND THE SCHOOL. IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH THE CHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PUNCTUAL.

Rec Pine – 95.8%

1 Lime –  97.9%
1 Maple – 95.0%

2 Willow – 93.7%

3 Birch – 95.6%
3 Elm  95.2%

4 Aspen – 90.5%
5 Cedar – 95.2%

6 Cherry – 94.9%
6 Oak – 92/9%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 94%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 93%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Theodora, Holly, Leah, Nitay, William, Morgan, Cristian and Jayden 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 – Denis, Savannah, Petar, Daisy, Helena, Zuhra, David, Dharun  and Sharmila. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – FOOD WASTE – This week there was 89 kgs of waste which equated to 89  grammes per child. THIS IS TOO MUCH. We will start to look in to ways of reducing our food waste with the catering staff in the next couple of weeks, so please look out for news about this important change.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4_nikLTVGU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqmGZ_6LaUw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX0X0tx0TOU

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND PLEASE STAY SAFE AND STAY WARM!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 14th January 2022 – Spring 2

THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECORDED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

It has been a very cold week but the children haven’t let the weather affect their efforts. Everyone has settled back in to their routines and myself and Mrs Taylor have met with teachers this week to discuss the children’s progress. The gap experienced under lockdown is slowly being narrowed and the quality of the work we have seen has been very encouraging. After school tutoring has started well but please remember even on the days that the foodbank is open, to collect your child at 4:30pm from the gate on Aycliffe Road. It is important to be on time to collect your child because they would have had a long day  and will want to go home. Please continue to support the school in all that we do.

 

 

The word of the week is – FLIZZOMS – small flakes or particles in liquid, including the floaty bits in a mug of tea after you’ve dunked too many  biscuits.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
14 Delightful Winter Poems for Kids of All Ages

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM – At the beginning of every term it is useful to remind families of their responsibility of sending children to school in the correct uniform. This includes PE kit. Please remember that all children should wear the correct school jumper with the school logo on it, a white polo shirt, grey or charcoal trousers for boys / girls and or a pinafore, warm socks and most importantly black school shoes. They should also wear non branded PE kit. I cannot stress highly enough the importance of wearing the correct school uniform, it instils pride and gives a sense of belonging. Click for further details. https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/uniform/

 

 

PAINTING THE KEY STAGE 2 FENCES – SAVE THE DATE – Are you a dab hand with a paint brush? Can you spare an hour on SATURDAY 26th FEBRUARY between 10am and 11am to lend a hand painting the fence panels at the back of the KS2 playground? Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be on offer so all you need to do is turn up and be willing to lend a hand. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to help give the playground environment a lift for the children.

 

 

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

 

 

SMILES NOT MOBILES – I have had to speak to a number of parents and carers this week about taking calls on their mobile phones at the end of the school day. This is a gentle reminder to remember to finish your call before entering the school grounds. As a school we believe that the end of the school day is one of the most precious and magical times for a child. They often want to share with their parent/carer what has happened in the school day but they can’t do this if you are on your phone.  Thank you for your continued support over this very important matter.

 

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – The members of the Parents and Friends Association have set up an easy fundraising page which you can access every time you shop on line. Please click the link for further details about how you can raise money for the school.  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pfaparkside/

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 14 children from 10 families who came late to school last week on 21 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

MANY OF YOU BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL ON TIME EVERYDAY WHICH HELPS TO SET A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE. PART OF THE SCHOOL’S MISSION IS TO SUPPORT ALL OF OUR FAMILIES AS MUCH AS WE CAN BUT IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE WORKS TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE CHILDREN AND THE SCHOOL. IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH THE CHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PUNCTUAL.

Rec Pine – 91.3%

1 Lime –  98.9%
1 Maple – 95.0%

2 Willow – 92.8%

3 Birch – 97.1%
3 Elm93.8%

4 Aspen – 94.1%
5 Cedar – 97.6%

6 Cherry – 97.2%
6 Oak – 94.3%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 95.0%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 93.1%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Charlotte, Mino, Runiya, Leo, Selena, Alex, Layth and Jaydon 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 – Frankie, Mina, Ayomide, Leah, Karen, Saffya, Lexie-May, Arian and Kayla. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – FOOD WASTE – This week there was 66 kgs of waste which equated to 77 grammes per child. THIS IS TOO MUCH. We will start to look in to ways of reducing our food waste with the catering staff in the next couple of weeks, so please look out for news about this important change.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtEmjwI2a7Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0JwlTtOYGg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVpxmVTW-z4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4LkSRXrK34

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND PLEASE KEEP SAFE AND KEEP WARM!!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 7th January 2022 – Spring 1

THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECORDED CASES OF CORONA VIRUS REPORTED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

A happy new year to you all. I hope that you all had a happy and peaceful Christmas. The children returned on Thursday and it was lovely to see them all. A few new starters joined the our Nursery this week and we welcome those children and their families to the Parkside community. The cold weather has arrived and I cannot stress highly enough the importance of sending your child in to school with a school sweatshirt and a warm coat.  Please, please, please can you make sure that you put your child’s name on their belongings. The ever growing mountain of lost property continues to reach new heights on a weekly basis and there are many children who have unclaimed items of uniform sitting in the lost property bin outside my office. If you have lost an item of uniform you might just find it in in the lost property bin. Please come and look and don’t forget to check the school calendar for this term’s dates. Thank you.

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATED GUIDANCE – The pandemic is still with us and the latest guidance can be found by clicking on the link. Please spend some time reading it carefully and take note of the parts that apply to your family. Thank you.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person#contacts-who-are-required-to-self-isolate

 

 

The word of the week is – QUIDDLING –  18th century speak for paying extra attention to trivial matters as a way of avoiding the important ones.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
January

 

 

RECEPTION ADMISSIONS – The last day to apply for a place for Reception class 2022/23 is FRIDAY 15th JANUARY. DON’T FORGET!!

 

 

PAINTING THE KEY STAGE 2 FENCES – SAVE THE DATE – Are you a dab hand with a paint brush? Can you spare an hour on SATURDAY 26th FEBRUARY between 10am and 11am to lend a hand painting the fence panels at the back of the KS2 playground? Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be on offer so all you need to do is turn up and be willing to lend a hand. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to help give the playground environment a lift for the children.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBzpdm_h0c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_yI7OpjQsY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN_CaSgK6GU

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND STAY WARM AND STAY WELL!!

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 17th December 2021 – Autumn 15

And so we come to the end of another year, the like of which we have never seen before. I would like to thank you for your understanding regarding the earlier than expected closure of the school today. Decisions of this nature are never taken lightly and are done in conjunction with the senior leaders and governing body. We must continue to do everything we can to mitigate for the spread of the disease especially since there has been a rapid spread of the Omicron variant in recent days. It was wonderful to see the children sing and act this week as they took to the stage to perform their Christmas productions. I was incredibly proud of each and everyone of them. Thank you children. All that is left for me to say is to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thank you for your continued support, your incredible generosity and understanding over the past 12 months. We have been through a lot of highs and lows but we can safely say that there has not been another year quite like it in living memory. You are a wonderful community and I am very proud to be the headteacher of such a wonderful school.

 

SCHOOL RECOMMENCES ON THURSDAY 6th JANUARY 2022 FOR ALL CHILDREN

 

 

The words of the week are – CAUSISTRY – the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral questions

BOUN –  to decorate with evergreen branches during the Christmas period

CRAWMASSING – when gathering up or going through the remnants of a Christmas meal—in other words, all those little bits of leftovers that most people would discard

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem (PDF, Printable)

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK  LOTS OF CHRISTMAS CHEER!

 

 

GOODBYE MRS CONLEY – We say goodbye to Mrs Conley today after two years of service at Parkside. She takes up a new post as Assistant Headteacher and SENCO at a group of federated schools in Barnet. Her hard work, dedication and support of the children and their families will be sorely missed. Good luck Fran and stay in touch!

 

 

ANIMATED CHRISTMAS CARD – If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to watch the animated Christmas card which you can access by clicking the link: https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/

 

 

PFA CAKE SALE – Thank you to everyone who donated a cake or bought one at last week’s cake sale. The sum of £100 was raised in a very short space of time and the proceeds will go to buying resources for the children.

 

 

PFA FUNDRAISING PAGE- Are you a keen online shopper? Would you help raise funds for the school? If so please click the link for further details. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pfaparkside/

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY 22nd DECEMBER FROM 12:00pm through to 3:00pm and 29th DECEMBER from 3:15pm – 4:30pm ONLYPLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 17 children from 14 families who came late to school last week on 26 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week, it is so important.

A large number of children who turn up late to school do so every week on a regular basis and are from the same families. If you need help with organising your time in the mornings we are here to help. Please speak to Mrs Mattholie for further advice and support.

 

Rec Pine – 95.2%

1 Lime –  88.9%
1 Maple – 88.3%

2 Willow – 88.1%

3 Birch – 95.3%
3 Elm90.7%

4 Aspen – 92.0%
5 Cedar – 94.4%

6 Cherry – 95.8%
6 Oak – 93.3%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 91.1%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 93%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

TUNES FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8V5rwkJ27c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k–OB_FQcIs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrcPJ75zZso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBLbqHThbrc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NuJ3541Rzs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkbgtp-THag

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR. SEE YOU ALL AGAIN ON THURSDAY 6th JANUARY 2022!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 10th December – Autumn 14

THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECORDED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

 

Christmas has well and truly arrived. The Key Stage 1 Christmas performances took place this week and the children gave two wonderful performances. Thank you to everyone who attended and observed the guidelines we have in place at the school that keep everyone safe. Our Christmas events continue next week with the Nursery, Reception and Year 3/4 performances. Further details below. Thank you to those who donated a cake in support of this afternoon’s cake sale. It was lovely to see many of you enjoying a warm drink and a cake on a cold afternoon. All proceeds will be banked by the PFA to buy resources for the children. With the rise of Omicron cases across the country and the introduction of Plan B by the government we must remain vigilant in our fight against the spread of the disease. During the cold winter months please make sure that your child wears a school jumper and a warm coat. All items of uniform must be clearly labelled. Thank you.

 

 

The word of the week is – CIRCUMBENDIUS – an answer or argument so convoluted and evasive that it really isn’t really an answer.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK 

 

 

 

THE BIG TOY GIVE AWAY – The good folk at the WD6 Foodbank are hosting a big toy giveaway on  WEDNESDAY 15th DECEMBER – 11:00am –  5:00pm – ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH BROOK ROAD WD6 5EQ. Please click for further details.
Toy Giveaway Poster (1)

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

PFA FUNDRAISING PAGE- Are you a keen online shopper? Would you help raise funds for the school? If so please click the link for further details. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pfaparkside/

 

 

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME OF EVENTS – Many of you have asked me about the arrangements for your child’s Christmas performance, please make a note of the times and dates as set out below.

YEAR GROUP DATES TIME
 

Nursery

 

 

Wednesday 15th December

 

9:30am

 

Reception

 

 

Thursday 16th December

 

9:30am

 

Year 3 Families

 

 

Monday 13th December

 

2:30pm

 

Year 4 Families

 

 

Tuesday 14th December

 

2:30pm

 

Year 3 / 4

 

 

Wednesday 15th December at Tesco’s Borehamwood

 

 

10:00am

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU WEAR A FACE COVERING THROUGHOUT THE TIME YOU ARE IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING UNLESS YOU ARE EXEMPT AND SANITISE YOUR HANDS AS YOU ENTER THE BUILDING AND AGAIN AS YOU LEAVE.

 

 

DRUMMING WORKSHOP – The children of Key Stage 2 took part in a series of drumming and percussion workshops led by Jack Morris of Logan Bros Music on Tuesday. The children learnt about the importance of keeping time, playing as a collective and how rhythm affects the structure of a piece of music. They were challenged in their learning and learnt a great deal from the lessons. Thanks Jack for leading such a great set of lessons.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 22 children from 15 families who came late to school last week on 43 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week, it is so important.

A large number of children who turn up late to school do so every week on a regular basis and are from the same families. If you need help with organising your time in the mornings we are here to help. Please speak to Mrs Mattholie for further advice and support.

 

Rec Pine – 87.8%

1 Lime –  83.9%
1 Maple – 79.1%

2 Willow – 89.7%

3 Birch – 92.4%
3 Elm 87.7%

4 Aspen – 90.1%
5 Cedar – 92.3%

6 Cherry – 82.9%
6 Oak – 92.1%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 90.1%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

FOOD WASTE – FOOD WASTE – This week there was 71.8 kgs of waste which equated to 104  grammes per child. THIS IS TOO MUCH. After Christmas we will look at the school’s menu to review the dishes that are served to the children and identify which ones create the most waste. Once we have done this (in conjunction with the kitchen staff) we should to see a reduction in food that is thrown away.

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Flori, Ellie, Patrick, Paul, Johnny, Vinnie, Denilson, Lara and Summer 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 – Leah, Damien, Ellie, Zakaria, Oscar, Donia, Elisa, K’Asia and Lillie. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

THE WEEKEND TUNES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-mpbR8stAc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Ejg74E7e8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccW_YiZJ1pA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdesQc_Mz2Y

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND,  STAY WARM AND STAY WELL!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 3rd December 2021 – Autumn 13

THERE HAS BEEN 1 RECORDED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

With just two and a half weeks left until the end of term we can begin to think of Christmas. The last week of rehearsals have begun and the final productions will be performed for parents / carers in the week commencing 6th December. Tickets for this year’s performances are limited due to current COVID -19 guidelines and teachers have sent, or will send out,  details in the next few few days about how the performances will run. The school Christmas tree has arrived and over the next few days we ask that the children bring in any decorations to hang on the tree. Class parties will also take place in the week commencing 13th December and we ask that parents/carers make a £2 contribution towards costs. Whilst we know that Christmas this year will be similar to last year we are doing everything we can to help the children enjoy the festive season. Thank you for your continued support.

PLEASE HELP TO DECORATE OUR TREE

 

 

The word of the week is – SMELLFUNGUS – an habitual grumbler who will find fault in anything and everything.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES – Please make a note of the following times and dates for this year’s Christmas performances:

YEAR GROUP DATES TIMES
Nursery Wednesday 15th December 9:30am
Reception Thursday 16th December 9:30am
Year 1 Tuesday 7th December 9:15am
Year 2 Wednesday 8th December 2:00pm
Year 3 Monday 13th December 2:30pm
Year 4 Tuesday 14th December 2:30pm

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU WEAR A FACE COVERING THROUGHOUT THE TIME YOU ARE IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING UNLESS YOU ARE EXEMPT AND SANITISE YOUR HANDS AS YOU ENTER THE BUILDING AND AGAIN AS YOU LEAVE.

 

 

CAKE SALE – FRIDAY 10th DECEMBER – 3:15pm IN THE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND – This is the next event on the PFA’s calendar and is always popular with children and families. All they ask is that you send your child in to school next THURSDAY AND FRIDAY with a cake. All proceeds will be used to buy resources for the children. We look forward to receiving your offerings and thank you in advance for your continued support.
ALL CAKES – 20 pence ALL DRINKS – 50 pence

 

PFA FUNDRAISING PAGE- Are you a keen online shopper? Would you help raise funds for the school? If so please click the link for further details. https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pfaparkside/

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 24 children from 17 families who came late to school last week on 39 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

MANY OF YOU BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL ON TIME EVERYDAY WHICH HELPS TO SET A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE. PART OF THE SCHOOL’S MISSION IS TO SUPPORT ALL OF OUR FAMILIES AS MUCH AS WE CAN BUT IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE WORKS TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE CHILDREN AND THE SCHOOL. IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH THE CHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PUNCTUAL.

Rec Pine – 92.6%

1 Lime –  93.9%
1 Maple – 82.9%

2 Willow – 93.3%

3 Birch – 94.7%
3 Elm96.1%

4 Aspen – 90.8%
5 Cedar – 94.8%

6 Cherry – 92.3%
6 Oak – 86.6%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 90.7%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Elisha, Jack, Stefan, Amelia, Daisy, Charlie, Louie, David and Abena 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 – Mohamed, Luke, Alicja, Triya, Louie, Zuhra, Harshil, Charlie and Melissa. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – FOOD WASTE – This week there was 69 kgs of waste which equated to 96  grammes per child. THIS IS TOO MUCH. After Christmas we will look at the school’s menu to review the dishes that are served to the children and identify which ones create the most waste. Once we have done this (in conjunction with the kitchen staff) we should to see a reduction in food that is thrown away.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP38wbJ_J7E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vel5wqOURMo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFwv1HZR1so
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avv2IIdDnnk

 

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND STAY WARM!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 26th November 2021 – Autumn 12

THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECORDED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

It is always a pleasure to welcome the school’s improvement partner to school. This morning she spent the morning reviewing the standards in Art across the school and was highly complimentary about the quality of teaching and learning she observed. The children produced some outstanding pieces of work and the teachers and support staff were very proud of their achievements. It is testament to the way the school continues to move forward in the pursuit of excellence. The children had great fun watching the films of their choice in support of the Parents and Friends Association and over £400 was raised; a tremendous amount. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket for this event.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD COMES TO SCHOOL IN FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM INCLUDING A COAT IN THE WINTER MONTHS. ALL SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOULD BE CLEARLY LABELLED. 

 

 

The word of the week is – STRUTHIOUS – resembling an ostrich; avoiding reality of pretending it doesn’t exist.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – The members of the Parents and Friends Association have set up an easy fundraising page which you can access every time you shop on line. Please click the link for further details about how you can raise money for the school.  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pfaparkside/

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Frankie, Lutfi, Alfie, Kenzie, Halle, Lavinia, Haiyder and Nasri who were this week’s Parkside Flyers. 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 there was 57.7 kgs of waste which equated to 99.6 grammes per child. We need to look at the amount of waste the children are throwing away very closely but we can’ do it without your help. Please spend some time talking to your child about the choices they make about their dinner.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYPdfr5M8eI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPVSz3bBq4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDOETShicDQ

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND STAY WARM!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 19th November 2021 – Autumn 11

THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECORDED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK.

 

This week has been Anti – Bullying week across the nation. The children have learnt about the power how one kind word can have on a person’s situation. Safeguarding workshops, assemblies led by the NSPCC and a visit from Flip Theatre helped the children to see this in action. The school works hard to eradicate any form of bullying and will continue to do so. We encourage anyone to speak out against all forms of bullying and to report it as soon as it comes to light. As parents and carers you are very good at letting us know when your child has experienced any bullying and I hope that you see how hard we work as a school to make sure it is investigated and addressed properly. If for any reason you feel your child has experienced any form of bullying please report it immediately to their class teacher. Thank you for your support with this very important matter.

 

 

The word of the week is –  QUOCKERWODGER – a toy puppet; one whose strings are pulled entirely by someone else.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK THIS WEEK

 

 

POPCORN NIGHT – Ticket sales are going well and the children have decided what films they want watch. Members of the PFA will continue to sell tickets afters school right through until next Thursday at a cost of £3. Please make every effort to attend.
Year 5 and 6 – Home Alone (The Original)
Year 3 and 4 – The Christmas Chronicles 1
Year 1 and 2 – Luca
Nursery and Reception – Happy Feet

 

 

VISIT TO THE MEAD CARE HOME – Earlier in the week members of the school council paid a visit to the residents of the Mead Care Home. They took with them the wonderful donations from this year’s Harvest Festival. As you can see by the look on the residents’ faces they were delighted with them. Thank you once again for your generosity and support.

 

 

BOYS’ FOOTBALL TEAM VICTORY OVER ST TERESA’S

On Thursday evening the boys’ football team played their first competitive match in over 18 months. It was a pulsating game which saw 12 goals scored and the boys run out 8 – 4 winners. It was their first victory in over 12 years against St Teresa’s so very well done to them. Thank you to Borehamwood FC for hosting the game and to Mr Wanless and other members of staff who supported the children.

 

 

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

 

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – The members of the Parents and Friends Association have set up an easy fundraising page which you can access every time you shop on line. Please click the link for further details about how you can raise money for the school.  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pfaparkside/

 

 

CHILDREN IN NEED –  ODD SOCK DAY – It was lovely to see so many children taking the opportunity of wearing odd socks today in support of Children in Need . Here are some of them and their odd socks!!

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 17 children from 13  families who came late to school last week on 29 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine – 83.1%

1 Lime –  88.9%
1 Maple – 90.7%

2 Willow – 95.4%

3 Birch – 95.6%
3 Elm94.8%

4 Aspen – 98.1%
5 Cedar – 96.2%

6 Cherry – 95.8%
6 Oak – 97.6%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 93.62%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

COME ON CHILDREN IN RECEPTION AND YEAR 1 YOU CAN REALLY HELP OUR ATTENDANCE BY COMING IN TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. 

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Magdiel, Lutfi, Thomas, Oscar, Iulia, Desara, Ela and Abena 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 –  Marvin, Eliana, Taylor, Deyan, Anastasia, Cole, Lavinia, Jack and Sharmila. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUIU9D7iQFc
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+frank+and+walters+after+all
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr-9ae30dsw

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 12th November 2021 – Autumn 10

THERE HAVE BEEN NO CASES OF CORONAVIRUS RECORDED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

After  relatively quiet week which was punctuated by today’s dress to impress event, our attention turns to this weekend’s Remembrance Day services. The school observed yesterday’s two minutes silence and many children have bought a poppy, slap band, pencil or a school bag reflector to support the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal. Thank you for your support. Tickets go on sale on Monday for the PFA’s next event, the very popular FILM NIGHT. Tickets costs £3 and will be on sale after school from Monday 15th in the school playground. Children will choose a film to watch and eat freshly made popcorn washed down by a cup of juice. We look forward to putting on this lovely little event and selling lots of tickets.

 

 

The word of the week is – FLARNECKING – vulgar flaunting and shameless ostentation.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

MIDDAY SUPERVISORY ASSISTANT VACANY – We are looking to appoint a midday supervisory assistant as soon as possible. Are you interested in working in schools and supporting children’s learning through play? Are you available for an immediate start? Can you work 5 days a week?  If you would like more information about the position please make an appointment to speak to a member of the school office for further details.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN WORK

 

 

VISIT FROM PIERRE HENRY-FONTAINE – Sports for Champions ambassador Pierre Henry Fontaine paid us a visit on Wednesday morning. Pierre had a promising career ahead of him until tragedy struck. He says –
“My greatest achievement has to be when I ruptured my Achilles tendon twice in the space of two years. It ended up being a career ending experience but I decided to transfer my skill set into helping people by becoming an athlete and youth mentor which is a job that fills me with great pride.”
The children enjoyed their sessions with Pierre and really worked hard to improve their fitness through the day. A special mention to Skye who raised over £80 for the charity; a tremendous achievement. It was a really inspirational visit. Thank you Pierre.

 

 

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

 

 

EASY FUNDRAISING – The members of the Parents and Friends Association have set up an easy fundraising page which you can access every time you shop on line. Please click the link for further details about how you can raise money for the school.  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pfaparkside/

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 17 children from 12 families who came late to school last week on 29 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine – 90%

1 Lime –  91.1%
1 Maple – 94.4%

2 Willow – 92.5%

3 Birch – 95.9%
3 Elm95.1%

4 Aspen – 89.9%
5 Cedar – 98.7%

6 Cherry – 97.2%
6 Oak – 95.5%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 93.9%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Zala, Ayomide, Daisy, Anastasia, Miriam, Brody, Samuel and Bella 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 – Flori, Delilah, Amelia, Aayat, Sofia, Zakai, Sorin and Harry . Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

FOOD WASTEFOOD WASTE – This week there was 87.5 kgs of waste which equated to 117.6 grammes per child. THIS IS TOO MUCH. We need to look at the amount of waste the children are throwing away very closely but we can’ do it without your help. Please spend some time talking to your child about the choices they make about their dinner.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDyip7SIJkQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii0Q1FMwbg0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqCPRGnrBqQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av2QiZUi3NY

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!