Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 17th May 2019

As another SATs week draws to close we should thank the children for working hard through the week and doing their best. Thanks must also be given to the staff who helped to prepare them over the past seven years. It has been a very full week this week; the book fayre came and went, showings of Incredibles 2 and the Return of Mary Poppins at the Friends of Parkside popcorn nights, Key Stage 1 and 2 SATs tests and visits from curriculum advisers. In this very short half term it has certainly been very busy. Preparations are well under way for the forthcoming summer fair which takes place on SATURDAY JUNE 22nd from 12pm through to 3pm. If you are able to help in any way please complete the letters that were sent out this week. Events like this cannot take place without your continued support so please make every effort to be a part of something special.

 

Word of the week –EXPERGEFACTOR – Something that wakes you up is an expergefactor. For most of us it’s our alarm clocks, but it could be anything from a chirping bird to a noisy neighbour.

 

SUMMER FAIR – SATURDAY 22nd JUNE 2019 12PM – 3PM – This year we will hold the Parkside Community School Summer Fair in the grounds of the school. Some of the stalls that you can expect to experience include, bouncy castles, barbecued and other world  food, tea, coffee, cakes, bottle stall / tombola, chocolate tombola, a raffle with a top prize of £200 cash, beat the keeper and much much more. Letter were sent out earlier this week asking for donations on the following days:

 

WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY 20th MAY – Children to bring in bottles through the week for the tombola stall. The class that brings in the most bottles will have an extra playtime. All bottles should be left in the school hall at drop off or collection time.

WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY 10th JUNE – Children to bring in nut free chocolate bars for the chocolate tombola.

FRIDAY 21st JUNE – Children to bring in cakes to be sold at the cake stall in exchange they can wear their own clothes.

All money raised will be spent on resources for the children for them to enjoy and develop standards across the school. It promises to be a lovely day and let’s hope the weather holds! Don’t forget to return the letter asking for donations of food too. Let’s make it an event to remember!

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 24 occasions where children late coming to school this week. We must continue to work harder to reduce this number. Thank you to everyone who brings their child to school on time everyday. It is a key life skill.

Congratulations to the children from  1 Lime  who were this week’s winners with 99.4%

 

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

90.5
Reception Pine

 

89.4
Year 1 Lime

 

99.4
Year 1 Maple

 

98.9
Year 2 Alder

 

89.7
Year 2 Willow

 

79.1
Year 3 Birch

 

97.2
Year 3 Elm

 

94.1
Year 4 Aspen

 

93.1
Year 4 Rowan

 

97.1
Year 5 Ash

 

99.1
Year 5 Cedar

 

90.0
Year 6 Cherry

 

97.9
Year 6 Oak

 

97.0
Total 94.0
National Average 96%

 

YEAR 6 CAKE SALE – Year 6 will hold a cake sale on Thursday 23rd May after school to raise funds to support their residential trip. All donations welcome.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS –  Congratulations to Philip, Selena, Lexie – May, Skye, Kiya, Chloe, Eduard, Amy and Janna who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children.

 

STANDARDS CUP – Congratulations to the children from Oak and Cherry classes who upheld the Parkside Standards this week. Thank you children.

 

HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – Congratulations to the following children who had hot chocolate with Mrs Taylor to celebrate their achievement: Leah, Daisy, Charlie, Georgey, Samuel, Henry, Bianca,Britney and Kaydee.

 

THE WEEKEND TUNES – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upyrWwstEMY  this week’s staffing choice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxWRlr431Rw in tribute to the legendary Doris Day who died this week.

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND !

Measles Letter

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Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 4th May 2019

The annual May Day bank holiday is upon us which often signifies that we are about to enter the business end of the year. Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 sit their annual Standard Attainment Tests (SATs)  over the next two weeks so please keep them in your thoughts. They have worked hard through the year and we wish them all the very best. The whole school community came together on Monday at various times to take part in a series of on line safety workshops. The powerful message of the workshops left the children with a lot to consider. Thank you to those of you who attended the session, we hope that you found it useful. Every parent and carer is welcome to attend our Monday morning achievement assembly even if your child is not receiving a certificate. Our celebrations are open to members of our community. We look forward to seeing you at assembly.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEEK’S CERTIFICATE AND ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATE WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 7TH MAY AT 9:05AM

 

The words of the week are – PANTOFLE AND STADDLE – Once your toes are snugly pantofled, you can stagger off to the kitchen, pausing only to look at the little depression that you have left in your bed, the dip where you have been lying all night. This is known as a staddle.

 

ON LINE SAFETY WORKSHOP – The importance of this very important and sensitive issue can not be underestimated in a changing world that seems to be run by technology. The children staff and parents were shown the dangers of on line activity but more importantly how to stay safe when accessing technology and using it for the right reasons. It was a very powerful way of sharing a crucial message which has many challenges and poses many difficulties.

 

HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – The following children shared a hot chocolate with Mr Soyka on Friday afternoon in recognition of their hard work through the week: Wyktoria, Aiona. Abdifatah, K’Asia, Soham, Chole, Diya, Chrysoulla and Keira.  Congratulations children.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – The following children were our flyers this week Philip, Louis, Anita, Yanis, Jaydon, Lily, Melisa and Harry  –   KEEP REACHING FOR THE STARS EVERYONE!

 

PARKSIDE STANDARDS CUP – Congratulations to the children from 6 Oak, 6 Cherry and 4 Rowan who had to share the cup this week for upholding the standards we want for our school.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – Unfortunately there were 43 occasions where children arrived late to school this week. Many lates are for children who arrive late to school once a week. Please make every effort to bring your child to school on time.

 

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

87.4
Reception Pine

 

90.5
Year 1 Lime

 

92.2
Year 1 Maple

 

94.4
Year 2 Alder

 

93.3
Year 2 Willow

 

83.6
Year 3 Birch

 

92.8
Year 3 Elm

 

93.9
Year 4 Aspen

 

95.0
Year 4 Rowan

 

98.6
Year 5 Ash

 

96.4
Year 5 Cedar

 

96.7
Year 6 Cherry

 

99.5
Year 6 Oak

 

95.7
Total 94.1%
National Average 96%

 

YEAR 6 VISIT HERTSWOOD ACADEMY – On Friday a small group of year 6 visited their new secondary school. Mrs Taylor accompanied them on their visit and they were amazed at the facilities they have access to next year. Thank you children for being such great ambassadors for our school.

 

FUTURE DATES

Week Beginning

6th May 2019

MONDAY 6TH MAY SCHOOL CLOSED BANK HOLIDAY
·9.5.19 Reception trip to Radlett theatre 12.30pm – 3.30pm
·10.5.19 Popcorn night EYFS and KS1 TBC
·10.5.19 Key Stage 1 Parents/Carers to read with their child 8.45am – 9.15am
Week Beginning

13th May 2019

13. 5.19 – 16.5.19 SATS WEEK FOR YEAR 6
· 24.5.2019 Popcorn night KS2 TBC

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JvkaUvB-ec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN9nxvG6mg8

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND SEE YOU ALL ON TUESDAY !!

Congratulations Miss James

CONGRATULATIONS  MISS JAMES!

Our very own year 6 teacher Miss James completed her first London Marathon yesterday in a respectable 6 hours. She joined the 34,000 other runners in the world’s biggest charity event to complete the gruelling 26.2 miles around the streets of London and in the process raised over £200 for the charity Young Minds. This was an amazing achievement and an inspiration to us all. Well done Amy we are all very proud of you.

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 26th April 2019

Welcome back to the start of the Summer term. I hope that you all had a lovely holiday and restful Easter. The children have certainly returned to school full of enthusiasm and ready to learn. We welcome Mr Androniou to the staff this term. He will teach 5 Cedar for the rest of the year, please make him feel welcome over the days ahead. I spoke to the children on Wednesday morning about the importance of standards. As a result the Parkside Standards Trophy will be introduced at Monday morning’s assembly and presented to the winning class. Everyone is invited to Monday morning assembly so please do make every effort to attend. The term ahead is a very busy one and the next Friends of Parkside event is a popcorn night for the children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. Tickets will go on sale next week. Whilst the weather has certainly changed for the best there is still a chill in the air. Please make sure that your child comes to school dressed appropriately. There are a number of children who are still bringing crisps in their packed lunch. Please ensure that your child’s packed lunch contains healthy options and not crisps. Thank you for your continued support.

 

PLEASE NOT CERTIFICATE ASSEMBLY WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1:00PM ON MONDAY 29TH APRIL NOT AT THE USUAL TIME OF 9:05AM

 

The word of the week is REVERDIE – to become green again. As we welcome the season of spring life takes on its own sense of reverdie. Welcome back!

Close Up Photo of Dandelion

 

NEWSLETTER – Over the next few weeks I will be working with the designers of the school website to redesign the weekly newsletter into a more user friendly format. It will look more along the lines of a two page document with block of texts, graphs and photos. Hopefully it will be more accessible to all users of the school website. WATCH THIS SPACE!

 

PARKSIDE STANDARDS TROPHY – Starting from Monday the new Parkside Standards Cup will be awarded the best performing class who uphold our school standards. Each class will be judged by their class teacher at assembly under the five different categories – Behaviour in School, Behaviour on the Playground, Time Management, Respect and Homework. The winning class will be the one which demonstrates the best attitudes and upholds the school’s standards on a consistent basis. Good luck children.

 

HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – The following children shared a hot chocolate with Mr Soyka on Friday afternoon in recognition of their hard work through the week: Halle, Angela, Eimantas, Bella -Anais, Daniella, Chrysoulla, Lena.  Congratulations children.

PARKSIDE FLYERS – The following children were our flyers this week Wesley, Christabel, Samuel, Jayden,Theo, Michaela and Alexandra.  –   KEEP REACHING FOR THE STARS EVERYONE!

 

FUTURE DATES

Week Beginning

22nd April 2019

·23.4.19 Staff INSET All day
·24.4.19 Girls football tournament at Monksmead 12.45pm – 3.45pm
Week Beginning

29th April 2019

·29.4.19 Class photos All day
·30.4.19 On-line safety workshop for parents 9am-9.45am
·30.4.19 On-line safety workshop for children (Reception to Year 6) All day
Week Beginning

6th May 2019

·9.5.19 Reception trip to Radlet theatre 12.30pm – 3.30pm
·10.5.19 Popcorn night EYFS and KS1 TBC
Week Beginning

13th May 2019

·13. 5.19 – 16.5.19 SATS week All day
·17.5.19 Popcorn night KS2 TBC

 

 

FRIENDS OF PARKSIDE PRESENTS  SUMMER FAIR 2019

12.00pm – 3.00pm

The Friends of Parkside are looking for Parents/Carers to help and support the Summer Fair.

  • Are you able to paint faces or make balloon models?
  • Do you have time to help organise the event or help on the day?
  • Are you able to run a stall?

If you are interested in helping please email the school office at:

admin@parkside.herts.sch.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

PUNCTUALITY AND ATTENDANCE – There were 17 occasions where children were late to school this week. It s a new term so please make every effort to bring your child to school on time. EVERY SECOND COUNTS!

 

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

98.2
Reception Pine

 

88.3
Year 1 Lime

 

94.4
Year 1 Maple

 

94.4
Year 2 Alder

 

94.4
Year 2 Willow

 

81.8
Year 3 Birch

 

100
Year 3 Elm

 

90.5
Year 4 Aspen

 

88.9
Year 4 Rowan

 

92.1
Year 5 Ash

 

93.9
Year 5 Cedar

 

93.1
Year 6 Cherry

 

99.1
Year 6 Oak

 

95.7
Total 93.5
National Average 96%

 

THE WEEKEND TUNES – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVI5E-7mlYk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Im71aNhYA

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 5th April 2019

We arrive at the end of the Spring term with the worst of the bad weather consigned to another winter. There has been a very positive and happy feeling around the school this week which has helped everyone to enjoy the end to the term. Year 4 had a wonderful day exploring the ancient civilisation of the Egyptians on Tuesday and the children enjoyed their Easter eggs as they left for the holiday on Friday. We said good bye to Mrs Zrihen at assembly on Thursday morning and we wish her the very best for the future. We have been very fortunate that we have secured the services of Mr Androniou who will teach the class for the rest of the academic year and look forward to welcoming him in the new term. Our new display which encourages all children to soar for success began this week and the first recipient can be found below. Who was it? After the Easter holiday we will be introducing the Standards Trophy. We want the children to work hard to meet the highest standards and they will be judged and scored under the following standards: Behaviour in School, Homework, Behaviour on the Playground, Time Management and Respect. By setting the highest of standards the children will be given the opportunity to prove to the school community how hard they are working. I will also be inviting children from all classes to join me for hot chocolate on Fridays for always doing the right thing and setting the bar for others to follow. Systems which drive standards are crucial in helping the school to have the highest expectations for everyone. Please continue to support the school as we continue on our journey.

 

The world of the week is COMPUTUS – The calculation of the date of Easter. Easter is still two weeks away so enjoy the rest and we look forward to returning refreshed and recharged.

DINNER MONEY – Mrs Reffold has asked me to inform those of you who currently take a school dinner that after the Easter holiday the price of a dinner will increase to £2.50 per day – £12.50 per week – £75 for a 6 week half term – £82.50 for a 7 week half term. Payments should be made on School Gateway.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ELIJAH – Elijah competed in the Mens London Regional Gymnastics Under 10s recently and was awarded a silver medal for his second place finish on the pommel horse – A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT! Congratulations to you Elijah, your hard work and dedication coupled with your excellent attitude are proof that if you follow your dreams they really do come true. You are an inspiration to us all!

 

FUTURE DATES SUMMER TERM 2019 –

Week Beginning

22nd April 2019

·23.4.19 Staff INSET All day
·24.4.19 Girls football tournament at Monksmead 12.45pm – 3.45pm
Week Beginning

29th April 2019

·29.4.19 Class photos All day
·30.4.19 On-line safety workshop for parents 9am-9.45am
·30.4.19 On-line safety workshop for children (Reception to Year 6) All day
·3.5.19 KS2 Disco TBC
Week Beginning

6th May 2019

·9.5.19 Reception trip to Radlet theatre 12.30pm – 3.30pm
·10.5.19 Popcorn night EYFS and KS1 TBC
Week Beginning

13th May 2019

KEY STAGE 2 SATS WEEK
·13. 5.19 – 16.5.19 SATS week All day
·17.5.19 Popcorn night KS2 TBC
Week Beginning

20th May 2019

·24.5.19 Visit from NLE Leader
Week Beginning

27th May 2019

HALF TERM
Week Beginning

3rd June 2019

·3.6.19 Year 6 Residential trip All week
Week Beginning

10th June 2019

 

·12.6.19 Quantum theatre ‘The Wind in the Willows’ AM
·14.6.19 Fathers day breakfast 9am-10am
·14.6.19 Sports Day TBC
·15.6.19 Civic parade TBC
Week Beginning

17th June 2019

·22.6.19 2019 Summer Fayre 12pm – 3pm
Week Beginning

24th June 2019

Week Beginning

1st July 2019

·5th July 2019 EYFS and KS1 Disco TBC
Week Beginning

8th July 2019

Week Beginning

15th July 2019

Week Beginning

22nd July 2019

·24.7.19 Last day of term 1.30pm finish

 

WINGS OF SUCCESS – Congratulations to Ashton who was the inaugural Parkside Flyer. He received his wings for his independent writing. Congratulations Ashton we are very proud of you.

 

STANDARDS TROPHY – After Easter we will be introducing the Standards Trophy to the school. Its purpose is to encourage all children to have aspirations which will help to raise standards across the school. Class teachers will be responsible for ensuring that classes uphold the standards we want for our children during their time at Parkside. Results will be announced at Monday morning assemblies and the winning class will keep the trophy for the week and receive extra incentives to reward their efforts. We look forward to introducing the trophy after Easter.

 

SUMMER FAYRE – This year’s Summer Fayre will take place on SATURDAY 22nd JUNE 12pm – 3pm. It promises to be a fantastic event, one we can’t put on without your support. Some of the stalls on offer will include:

  • Popcorn
  • Disco/music
  • Drinks (tea/coffee – soft drinks)
  • Ice cream
  • Food
  • Table top sale
  • Cakes
  • Sweet cart
  • Glitter tattoos
  • Bouncy castle/slide (one for toddlers and one for older children)
  • Face painting
  • Tombola
  • Hoop hula
  • Hook a duck
  • Tin can alley
  • Beat the goalie
  • Name the teddy
  • How many sweets in a jar
  • Pick a lolly
  • Raffle
  • Arts and crafts table

Entrance will be 50 pence for adults (over 16s) and free for children. SAVE THE DATE!!

 

WEEKEND TUNES – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kviZeUcjjBk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC3abDEmsRA&t=106s

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY AND SEE YOU ALL FOR THE START OF THE SUMMER TERM ON WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL AT 9:00AM

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 29th March 2019

The promise of good weather certainly held and the sun has begun to shine. After what seems like a long winter, we spring forward on Sunday with only one week to go until the end of term. The local fire brigade paid a visit to school on Thursday to put out burning houses, Year 5 paid a visit to Metro Bank to complete their project about money and the boys’ football team were in action against St Teresa’s on Friday evening. We also welcomed mums, aunts, nannies and other female family members to school on Wednesday and Friday to celebrate mother’s day. We hope that you enjoyed the time you spent with the children and placed your daffodil in a vase as a reminder of the day. As we move in to the last week of term, please remember to send your child to school in the correct uniform. The importance of wearing the correct uniform is essential in helping to maintain standards. Thank you for your continued support as we continue to build a community where everyone is valued.

The word of the week is – VERNAL – of, in, or appropriate to spring. The children are full of vernal energy as the days grow longer; long may it continue.

 

BRING MUM TO SCHOOL – It was lovely to see so many mums, nannies, aunts and other family members on Wednesday and Friday morning. We hope that you enjoyed making your cookies, pasta necklaces, origami pets, posters and most importantly spending time with your child. Have a wonderful mother’s day.

 

 

FIRE BRIGADE PUT OUT BURNING HOUSES! – Year 2 had a rather warm morning on Wednesday and wrote to me with the following about the visit:

We told the firemen facts that we knew about the Great Fire of London and they told us how the fire service is very different today.  They dressed Miss Oakley up in their fire kit and explained why it is important.  They told us what we should do if we ever found a fire and the importance of not making hoax calls.  Then we went outside and arranged the Tudor houses we made for homework in a street and they set fire to them.  It was fun watching the fire spread up the row of houses.

The visit was a very exciting way of developing the children’s learning and helped them to embed their knowledge about the Great Fire of London and the dangers associated with fire.

 

 

YEAR 6 YOUTH CONFERENCE – A small group of children from Year 6 made the visit to the Hertsmere Borough Council chambers earlier in the week to take part in the annual youth conference. They debated against other schools and learnt about the importance of working together as a team to support each other as they made their points in a constructive and poignant way. Thank you children for representing the school so well.

 

ST GEORGE’S DAY – To celebrate St George’s day Vicky our wonderful cook is offering every child the opportunity of enjoying the following menu on Wednesday 24th April:

Traditional roast beef or roast quorn served with all the trimmings with apple crumble and custard for desert.

If you would like your child to have a dinner on this day please please inform your child’s class teacher on the 24th April when you drop them to school. Payments should be made on School Gateway.

 

PUNCTUALITY – There were 47 times that children came late to school this week. There have been weeks when this figure has been much lower. It is incredibly important to teach your child about this vital life skill and to set them a good example. Every time your child is late or absent from school they don’t receive a full week’s worth of stamps which delays them receiving their attendance prize. If you are struggling to bring your child to school on time there are a number of ways the school can help. Do come and speak to Mrs Toms our Pastoral Support Coordinator .

 

ATTENDANCE – Congratulations to the children from Year 1 Lime class who had 100% attendance. WELL DONE CHILDREN!! We have worked incredibly hard to raise the attendance across the school, please make sure that you bring your child to school every day and on time.

 

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

93.7
Reception Pine

 

94.1
Year 1 Lime

 

100
Year 1 Maple

 

96.1
Year 2 Alder

 

99.5
Year 2 Willow

 

94.1
Year 3 Birch

 

96.4
Year 3 Elm

 

88.9
Year 4 Aspen

 

92.9
Year 4 Rowan

 

94.8
Year 5 Ash

 

97.7
Year 5 Cedar

 

91.7
Year 6 Cherry

 

94.7
Year 6 Oak

 

89.6
Total 94.4
National Average 96%

 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE WANT SMILES NOT MOBILES WHEN YOU GREET YOUR CHILD AFTER SCHOOL. ALL CALLS NEED TO BE FINISHED BEFORE ENTERING THE SCHOOL PREMISES. THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO KEEP TO THIS SIMPLE BUT IMPORTANT RULE.

 

HEALTHY PACKED LUNCHES – As a healthy school, we want children to understand the importance of eating a balanced and healthy diet. There have been a number of children who have brought crisps in to school to eat as part of their lunch over the past few weeks. Please remember that your child’s packed lunch should contain healthy foods which they enjoy. Alternatives to crisps and chocolate bars – raisins, fruit, vegetable sticks and rice cakes. Thank you to those of you who support the school to help your child make healthy choices about their lunches.

 

THE WEEKEND TUNES – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2NkE0biUfE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNKu1uNBVkU

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND DON’T FORGET TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ON SUNDAY BY ONE HOUR!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 15th March 2019

The weather has certainly kept us on our toes this week. Some days we have experienced fours season in one hour!  March winds and April showers indeed.  Another week passes by and the children and staff continue to work hard. The choral recital on Wednesday afternoon was a great success. The children sang with gusto and the energy in the room was felt by everyone. Our sincere thanks must go to Nadine for preparing the children so well and to Calvin her pianist. Congratulations children. It was lovely to see so many children dressed in red for the bi-annual Comic Relief Red Nose day. We managed to raise just over £600 which is a fantastic effort. Thank you for your continued support.

The word of the week is – ABLOOM – covered in flowers. The school grounds are abloom with daffodils and other spring time flowers, lifting everyone’s spirits. Let’s enjoy their colour and brightness over the weeks ahead.

 

WORDS IN THE WOOD – From Thursday 21st through to Sunday 24th March some of the children’s work will be on display in Metro Bank in the Boulevard Shopping Centre. The event has been organised by Hertswood Secondary School  and will give all schools in Borehamwood the opportunity  to showcase their children’s writing skills.  They used the themes from Nick Butterworth’s book “The Whisperer” to create their own pieces of work. I have been very impressed by the standard of work that I have seen, so if you are in Borehamwood high street next weekend please make every effort to go to the bank and spend a few minutes reading the children’s work. We hope that you will be impressed.

 

FRIENDS OF PARKSIDE PRESENTS  SUMMER FAIR 2019

12.00pm – 3.00pm

The Friends of Parkside are looking for Parents/Carers to help and support the Summer Fair.

  • Are you able to paint faces or make balloon models?
  • Do you have time to help organise the event or help on the day?
  • Are you able to run a stall?

If you are interested in helping please email the school office at:

admin@parkside.herts.sch.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

CHORAL RECITAL – The school choir and children from Year 5  treated  parents and carers to a wonderful concert on Wednesday   afternoon. They gave excellent renditions of a number of songs that dealt with the theme of tolerance and togetherness. They were led by their inspirational choir leader Nadine.  The smiles on the children’s faces showed just how much they enjoyed the event. Thank you to everyone who came and supported the children.

 

FUTURE DATES

Week Beginning

18th March 2019

18.3.19 Girls football match against Clore Shalom 3.45pm – 4.45pm
19.3.19 New parents nursery visit 9.30am – 10.30am
20.3.19  Attendance surgery 2.30pm
20.3.19 Girls football match against Cowley Hill 3.45pm – 4.45pm
21.3.19 Reception reading and spelling workshops 9am-10.15am
26.3.19 Full Governors meeting 6.00pm – 8.00pm
29.3.19 Bring Mum to school day TBC
Week Beginning

1st April 2019

2.4.19 PE INSET for staff 3.30pm  – 5pm
5.4.19 Last day of term SCHOOL CLOSES 1.30PM

 

PARKING SIGNS – Many of you have made positive comments about the new parking signs/bollards which went in to use this week. They have been bought to keep everyone safe during very busy times of the day. Please ensure that you drive carefully when dropping off and collecting your child.  It is everyone’s responsibility to keep all members of our school community safe.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE WANT SMILES NOT MOBILES WHEN YOU DROP OFF AND COLLECT YOUR CHILD IN THE MORNING AND THE AFTERNOON. THANK YOU.

 

MOTHER’S DAY – On Friday 29th March all mothers, grandmothers, carers, aunts and female family members are cordially invited in to school to spend time with your child. Further details will be sent out early next week.

 

PUNCTUALITY – There were 42 occasions where children arrived late to school this week. The vast majority of you are very good at bringing your child to school on time, please continue to support the school by teaching your children by example about this crucial life skill. 

 

ATTENDANCE –  Congratulations to the children from Rowan Class who had the best attendance this week with 100%.

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

91.1
Reception Pine

 

92.0
Year 1 Lime

 

98.9
Year 1 Maple

 

96.7
Year 2 Alder

 

97.1
Year 2 Willow

 

98.3
Year 3 Birch

 

98.6
Year 3 Elm

 

97.5
Year 4 Aspen

 

93.3
Year 4 Rowan

 

100
Year 5 Ash

 

99.5
Year 5 Cedar

 

93.3
Year 6 Cherry

 

98.4
Year 6 Oak

 

96.5
Total 96.1
National Average 96%

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKEND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zetwUICmGPg&start_radio=1&list=RDzetwUICmGPg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3jCFeCtSjk

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 8th March 2018

At the end of next week we will be three quarters of the way through the Spring term! The last of the winter weather is still with us but the promise of longer days and warmer months lie ahead. It has been another busy week at Parkside once again, the boys’ football team bounced back from last week’s disappointment to record a resounding 10-0 victory over Saffron Green, children and staff dressed up as a character from their favourite book to celebrate World Book Day, Year 5 visited London Zoo, work began on redesigning the curriculum, governors meetings,  parents / carers attended reading workshops, Year 3 held their sale of garden ornaments after school on Friday and our attendance this week is once again in line with National Averages. We continue to plough on and the school continues to improve with every passing week. We look forward to our first quiz night next Friday which we hope many of you can attend. Please continue to support the children and the school in everything that we do.

The word of the week is: ERUDITE – (adjective) characterised by great knowledge; learned or scholarly. As we look to redesign our curriculum we want all of children to be erudite so that they can take their place in an ever changing world.

 

QUIZ NIGHT – With just under a week to go, the Friends of Parkside are looking to you, the parents and carers and friends to come to our first quiz night to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious Parkside Quiz Trophy! Teams made up of 6 to 8 players are welcome to compete against staff and governors from 6:30pm this Friday (15th March) Tea coffee and snacks available. Tickets are available either through the office or on line via School Gateway.

WITHOUT YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT WE HOPE TO PUT ON EVENTS LIKE THIS ON A REGULAR BASIS TO BRING ALL MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY TOGETHER. 

 

 

PFA MEETING – You are all invited to the Friends of Parkside’s next meeting which will take place at 3:30pm in the Nursery on Monday 11th March. A creche will be available for those of you with young children. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting where decisions will be made about how the funds that you have raised will be spent on improving facilities for the children and for ideas to be shared about new events. We look forward to welcoming many of you on Monday after school.

 

READ WITH YOUR CHILD – It was lovely to see many of you reading with your child on Thursday morning. We would like to make this a regular event for all parents and carers to give them an opportunity to develop your child’s love of reading. More information will be sent out in the coming weeks.

 

FUTURE DATES 

 

Week Beginning

11th March 2019

·         12.3.19 Junior journalist 12.30pm -1pm
·         13.3.19 New Parents/Carers Nursery visit 9.30am- 10.30am
·         13.3.19 Choir performance 3.45pm – 4.45pm
·         14.3.19 Year 1 Reading and Spelling workshops 9am-10.15am
·         15.3.19 Comic Relief Day (children to wear red) All day
·         15.3.19 PFA Quiz Night 6.30pm- 8.30pm
Week Beginning

18th March 2019

·         18.3.19 Girls football match against Clore Shalom 3.45pm – 4.45pm
·         19.3.19 New Parents/Carers Nursery visit 9.30am – 10.30am
·         20.3.19  Attendance surgery 2.30pm
·         20.3.19 Girls football match against Cowley Hill 3.45pm – 4.45pm
·         20.3.19 Full Governor Body meeting 6.00pm – 8.00pm
·         21.3.19 Reception Reading and Spelling workshops 9am-10.15am
·         29.3.19 Bring Mum to school day TBC
·         5.4.19 Last day of term SCHOOL CLOSES 1.30PM

 

ATTENDANCE – Congratulations to the children of Reception Pine Class who had 100% attendance this week. CONGRATULATIONS children, keep this going!!

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

92.1
Reception Pine

 

100
Year 1 Lime

 

96.7
Year 1 Maple

 

95.6
Year 2 Alder

 

95.7
Year 2 Willow

 

92.5
Year 3 Birch

 

99.3
Year 3 Elm

 

93.1
Year 4 Aspen

 

94.2
Year 4 Rowan

 

96.7
Year 5 Ash

 

99.1
Year 5 Cedar

 

95.0
Year 6 Cherry

 

93.2
Year 6 Oak

 

96.1
Total 96.0
National Average 96%

 

PUNCTUALITY – There were 42 occasions where children turned up late to school this week. You must ensure that you bring your child to school on time. It is an important life skill which must be taught to them from a young age. Thank you to those of you who bring your child to school and collect them on time every day.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY – This year marked the 24th World Book Day or International Day of the Book as it is sometimes known. It was fantastic to see so many children and staff dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book. Mr Soyka read to the whole school and everyone had a wonderful day developing a love of reading.

   

 

PARKING – More and more parents and carers are coming to me about to complain about parking outside of school. We will be putting out bollards on the yellow zig zag lines and beyond on Allerton and Aycliffe Road next week to prevent cars from parking on them. The children’s safety is of the utmost importance throughout the day, but during very busy times, especially before and after school it is everyone’s responsibility to remain vigilant when dropping off and collecting. Please make sure that you show due consideration and safety before and after school.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER WE WANT SMILES NOT MOBILES WHEN DROPPING OFF AND COLLECTING YOUR CHILD. PLEASE FINISH YOUR CALL BEFORE ENTERING SCHOOL GROUNDS. THANK YOU. 

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9muYyYxhI

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

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!