Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 24th June – Summer 9

Another glorious week of warm weather has been enjoyed by everyone immensely. Our annual sports day took place today which was well supported once again. The children gave their very best which was lovely to see and everyone had a good day. Thank you to everyone who came last week’s Summer Fayre. The weather held and there was a steady trickle of people who left at the end of the day having bought a bag of popcorn, ate a burger or won on the raffle. My sincere thanks go to everyone who ran a stall, donated a prize or marshalled children on the bouncy slide, but I have to offer a special vote of thanks to Nick and Nadia parents of Hayden in Year 6. Together they organised the large majority of the day from organising the tokens (with Mrs Davis in the office) to buying the food. If you get a chance, why not show them how grateful you are by thanking them. There are three weeks left of the school year and there is a lot to be done. I am in the midst of reading your child’s annual report which will be sent by the 13th July. Please keep supporting the school in all that we do especially with uniform and attendance.

 

The word of the week is – OCHLOCRACY – (16th century) government by the crowd; mob rule.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Summer Kids Poem - Midsummer's Eve | Kids poems, Summer poems, My children quotes

 

 

ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME SECOND WEEK – This week has been yet another disappointing week for attendance. Many of you have asked me time and again for leave during term time to which I always give the same answer; NO.  I am not allowed to authorise any leave for a child during term time. Attendance has been a long standing issue at the school for many many years; the past three Ofsted inspection reports have highlighted this contentious issue. The school works incredibly hard to support every family by encouraging them to send their child to school every day but we can not seem to sustain a pattern of delivering attendance of 96% and over on a weekly basis. It is because of  this reason that absence during term time has been refused. There are a large number of families who continue to struggle to send their child to school every day and we have to monitor their attendance very carefully. Mrs Conway in the Office works tirelessly to make sure every child comes to school but she and other members of staff grow incredibly frustrated with this ongoing issue. Until attendance figures improve all absence requests will not be granted. I am sure that you understand why the school has to take this line when it comes to requests for absence.

 

 

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 & FOOD WASTE –

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine 84.4% 1.8kgs 2.85kgs – N
1 Lime 98.5% 1.5kgs 1.95kgs – N
1Maple 96.1% 1.6kgs  2.9kgs– N
2 Willow 97.2% 1.9kgs 1.75kgs – Y
3 Birch 95.1% 1.0kgs 1.45kgs – Y
3 Elm 92.4% 1.0kgs 1.45kgs – N
4 Aspen 93.6% 2.1kgs 2.55kgs– N
5 Cedar 92.3% 1.6kgs 1.05kgs – Y
6 Cherry 94.9% 1.7kgs

 

0.650kgs – Y
6 Oak

 

92.9% 1.4gs 0.700kgs – Y
Weekly Totals 94% 15.600kgs  17.304kgs – N
21.5 grammes per child

There were 27 children from the same families who came late to school last week on 43 occasions Unfortunately it is only a small number of families who make up this number, so if you are struggling with your morning routine please contact the school.

I WILL BE CALLING THESE FAMILIES NEXT WEEK TO DISCUSS THE REASONS WHY THEY CONTINUALLY COME LATE TO SCHOOL. 

PUNCTUALITY IS NOT JUST LIMITED TO ARRIVING AT A PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME, IT IS ABOUT TAKING ACTIONS AT THE RIGHT TIME.

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE & PARKSIDE FLYERS –  Michelle, Skylar, Eshaal, Helena, Reyansh, Patrick Dylan and Faye. Well done to this week’s Parkside Flyers – your excellent attitude and progress have helped you to soar. Please continue to work hard through the rest of the year.

THE COURAGE TO SOAR TO GREAT HEIGHTS IS IN ALL OF US

 

Willow, Nihad, Rut, David, Saffiya, Anita, Yanis and Olivia will join Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate next week. Unfortunately due to Sports Day falling on a Friday this year we have had to move this weekly event to Wednesday of next week.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1v8jmW_sr4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xea6Hqyxrfg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cABVBWozXs4

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 17th June 2022 – Summer 8

Our annual Summer Fayre takes tomorrow place between 12pm and 3pm. You should have all received a plan of the day including an electronic map of the different stalls that will be on offer and we are hoping and praying that the thunderstorms that have been forecast hold off until Sunday. Please make every effort to attend and do bring your friends and family for what promises to be a wonderful event. All stalls will be cashless so you will need to buy a bag of tokens from the entrance gate on Allerton Road when you arrive. The children in the Nursery and Reception had a wonderful sports day yesterday and for many of them it was the first time they had experienced an event of this nature. My thanks must go to the staff for preparing the children but to Mr Wanless for organising the event. Please remember that we are not allowed to apply sunscreen to your child during the warmer months, please can you make sure that you do this before they come to school. They will also need to wear a hat and a bring a water bottle to school to keep them safe in the sun and hydrated through the day.

 

 

Expression of the week is – ‘IN A NUTSHELL‘ –  born out of a reference from ancient Rome to a copy of Homer’s Iliad, small enough to fit within the shell of a nut.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

35 Summer Poems for Kids of All Ages - We Are Teachers

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Year 5 enjoying their day visit at Queen Elizabeth Boys’ School solving a challenge using their forensic science skills

Children in Nursery & Reception enjoying their sports day

 

 

ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME – This week has been yet another disappointing week for attendance. Many of you have asked me time and again for leave during term time to which I always give the same answer; NO.  I am not allowed to authorise any leave for a child during term time. Attendance has been a long standing issue at the school for many many years; the past three Ofsted inspection reports have highlighted this contentious issue. The school works incredibly hard to support every family by encouraging them to send their child to school every day but we can not seem to sustain a pattern of delivering attendance of 96% and over on a weekly basis. It is because of  this reason that absence during term time has been refused. There are a large number of families who continue to struggle to send their child to school every day and we have to monitor their attendance very carefully. Mrs Conway in the Office works tirelessly to make sure every child comes to school but she and other members of staff grow incredibly frustrated with this ongoing issue. Until attendance figures improve all absence requests will not be granted. I am sure that you understand why the school has to take this line when it comes to requests for absence.

 

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 10th June 2022 – Summer 7

There is one week left until our Summer Fayre and we hope that you are all as excited as the children and staff about the event. The final plans  are taking shape and there is still time for you to lend a hand. Nadia the Chair of the PFA is looking for volunteers to run stalls, help set up and tidy things away or to support in any way you can. Please email her at pfaparkside@outlook.com Events of this nature rely heavily on parental and carer support so please make every effort to help. The last half term of the academic year is always packed with events so make sure you keep abreast of dates. Mrs Conway will be sending out a list of dates in the next couple of days so please make sure you keep it safe. Next Friday is Sports Day for the children and Mr Wanless will be sending out a letter regarding the arrangements early next week. You are all welcome to come and support your child for this very important annual event. Thank you to everyone who donated a bottle for bottle stall for next week’s Summer Fayre, your donations were gratefully received.

 

 

The word of the week is – CORRUMP– (14th century) to destroy something morally, or bring it down to nothing.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Pin on June to do list

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK –

The children in Years 2,5 and 6 enjoyed developing their cricket skills through the Chance to Shine programme.

Sharing this week’s work at Friday’s assembly.

 

 

SUMMER FAYRE – SATURDAY 18th JUNE 12pm – 3pm – FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING THE FAYRE PLEASE CLICK TO READ AN IMPORTANT LETTER –
https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Summer-Fayre-letter-2.pdf

 

 

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 & FOOD WASTE

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET

 

TARGET MET
Y/N
 

Reception Pine

 

 

94.3%

 

 

1.8kgs

 

2.8kgs – N

 

1 Lime

 

 

95.5%

 

1.5kgs

 

 

1.150kgs – Y

 

1Maple

 

 

95.2%

 

1.6kgs

 

1.450kgs – Y

 

2 Willow

 

 

96.4%

 

1.9kgs

 

1.150kgs – Y

 

3 Birch

 

 

93.2%

 

1.0kgs

 

0.700 kgs – Y

 

3 Elm

 

 

93.2%

 

1.0kgs

 

0.650 – Y

 

4 Aspen

 

 

99.1%

 

2.1kgs

 

1.350kgs – Y

 

5 Cedar

 

 

96.1%

 

1.6kgs

 

0.750kgs – Y

 

6 Cherry

 

 

92.3%

 

1.7kgs

 

 

0.100kgs – Y

 

6 Oak

 

 

98.7%

 

1.4kgs

 

0.150kgs – Y

 

Weekly Totals

 

 

95.6%

 

15.600kgs

 

10.250 kgs
15.5 grammes per child

There were 20 children from 14 families who came late to school last week on 27 occasions. Unfortunately it is only a small number of the same families who make up this number, so if you are struggling with your morning routine please contact the school.

PUNCTUALITY IS NOT JUST LIMITED TO ARRIVING AT A PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME, IT IS ABOUT TAKING ATIONS AT THE RIGHT TIME.

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE & PARKSIDE FLYERS – Well done to this week’s Parkside Flyers – Jonathan, Maks, Mino, Paul, Anastasia, Charlie, Amira, Sorin and Harry Your hard work, excellent attitude and progress have helped you to soar. Please continue to work hard through the rest of the year.

THE COURAGE TO SOAR TO GREAT HEIGHTS IS IN ALL OF US

Congratulations to Roy, Savannah, Milly, Aayat, Katarina, Abdi, Holly and Chloe who joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday morning in recognition of their hard work and the excellent efforts they had demonstrated through the week.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xgwXkULDCs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YDMk67BTaU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c1Ap2zzUYI

 

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND DON’T FORGET TO SEND AN EMAIL TO THE PFA IF YOU CAN HELP AT NEXT WEEK’S SUMMER FAYRE!!

pfaparkside@outlook.com

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 27th May 2022 – Summer 6

It’s been quite an incredible ‘off the curiculum’ week at school which has left quite an impression on everybody. It started with our trips to Knebworth House and the Changing of the Guard and finished with a tremendous assembly where children shared examples of their work. The standards on display were really quite remarkable. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the week pass off so smoothly and for making it a roaring success. You would have all received a letter and a flyer about the forthcoming Summer Fayre which is to be held on SATURDAY 18th JUNE between the hours of 12pm and 3pm. It has been two years since we held our last one and this year’s fayre is shaping up to be just as good. Yet that said, we can not put on an event of this size unless we have parental / carer support. They rely heavily on all members of the community to come together for the good of  the school, so if you are able to lend a hand on the day or to run a stall please send an email to the Parents and Friends Association at – pfaparkside@outlook.com and they will get back to you with further details. We look forward to celebrating as a community after two very difficult and challenging years, so please make contact with the members of the PFA.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SCHOOL IS CLOSED ON MONDAY 6th JUNE FOR STAFF TRAINING

 

 

The word of the week is – MISKEN – 15th Century – to refuse to recognise something by pretending it’s not happening.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Smiling Is Infectious - A Beautiful Poem by Spike Milligan

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Watching the Gurkhas returning to Wellington Barracks having changed the guard.

We even had time to capture a mother duck and her ducklings.

The children even had time to get to know the beautiful police horses.

The children in Year 5 and 6 spent an afternoon at Haberdasher’s Aske on Thursday and it seems like they had a brilliant time.

Some excellent collage work celebrating the platinum jubilee.

Year 2 have been using their maths and English skills to great effect this week.

Year 6 using their culinary skills to bake platinum jubilee cakes

Year 5 have created some collages using the silhouette of the Queen’s head, using images inspired by the Jubilee.
We also created mobile phone cases made from felt, using the Jubilee as our inspiration!

 

 

SUMMER FAYRE SATURDAY JUNE 18th 12pm – 3pm – Our annual Summer Fayre is just around the corner and we need your help. We want as many of you as possible to come on the day and to bring your families and friends but the event can’t go ahead unless we have your full support. Please email the Parents and Friends Association at pfaparkside@outlook.com if you are able to lend a hand on the day. For further information please click the link – https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Summer-Fayre-June-22.pdf

 

 

HERTSMERE PARTNERSHIP BOARD VISIT – On Thursday Years 5 and 6 were visited by Daniel Fajardo, Hertsmere Schools’ Partnership Development Officer, and a very experienced Youth Worker to allay fears about Transitioning to Year 7.  He reassured and answered a wide range of questions on the many topics of school life such as making friends, peer pressure, resilience, homework, bullying, getting lost, detention and how to stay safe online.  He reminded the children to stay true to themselves and to keep following the values of Parkside into their next school experience.

Daniel works in 28 schools and remarked how engaged the children remained throughout  commenting especially how polite and well behaved the children were, and a credit to the school!
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 & FOOD WASTE – There were 8 children from 7 families who came late to school last week on 8 occasions. Unfortunately it is only a small number of the same families who make up this number, so if you are struggling with your morning routine please contact the school.

As Shakespeare said – ‘ Better three hours too soon than a minute late’

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE  

WEEKLY WASTE TARGET

 

TARGET MET
Y/N
 

Reception Pine

 

 

94.2%

1.8 kgs 3.650 kgs – N
 

1 Lime

 

 

92.9%

 

1.5 kgs

 

1.3 kgs – Y

 

1Maple

 

 

96.8%

1.6 kgs 1.2 kgs – Y
 

2 Willow

 

 

92.1%

1.9 kgs 1.0 kgs – Y
 

3 Birch

 

 

97.1%

1.1 kgs 0,150 kgs – Y
 

3 Elm

 

 

97.6%

1.0 kgs 0.700 kgs – Y
 

4 Aspen

 

 

90.6%

2.2 kgs 1.8 kgs – Y
 

5 Cedar

 

 

94.3%

1.6 kgs 0.550 kgs – Y
 

6 Cherry

 

 

92.1%

 

1.7 kgs

 

0.250 kgs – Y

 

6 Oak

 

 

87.9%

1.4 kgs 0.350 kgs – Y
 

Weekly Totals

 

 

93.3%

 15.700 kgs  10.950 kgs – Y / 17.08 grammes per child

 

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE & PARKSIDE FLYERS – Well done to this week’s Parkside Flyers – Frankie, Runiya, Ediz, Patrick, Harvey, Selina, Megan, Patrick and Abena . Your hard work, excellent attitude and progress have helped you to soar. Please continue to work hard through the rest of the year.

THE COURAGE TO SOAR TO GREAT HEIGHTS IS IN ALL OF US

Congratulations to Anita, Frankie, Wesley, Lily, Roman, Michelle, Layton, Ela, Ervis and Danny-James who joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday morning in recognition of their hard work and the excellent efforts they had demonstrated through the week.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE HALF TERM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruJN7vTHnk0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2oPRhI7T8g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJDJ4rNxtIc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-knGjxcPms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEh4Vfzow5U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIWOhisqrP8

 

 

HAVE A GREAT HALF TERM AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN ON TUESDAY 6th JUNE ANd DON’T FORGET TO EMAIL THE PFA – pfaparkside@outlook.com

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 20th May – Summer 5

The whole school is alive with excitement about Monday’s trip to watch the Changing of the Guard. Classes have already to start their activities for next week’s “Off the Curriculum Week” and teachers have planned a fantastic series of lessons for the children. It promises to be a great week to round off the half term. Coaches will leave at 9:15am sharp so if you are one of our families who struggle to be on time please make sure that you arrive in good time. Unfortunately if you are late we will leave without you.

We have had a number of incidents recently of parents/carers acting in an aggressive manner with staff. Whilst we will do everything we can to support your child and indeed yourselves, one thing we won’t tolerate is aggressive behaviour. We are a supportive and nurturing school, something I have been told by many families on many occasions and we will continue to fulfil our vision for your child by nurturing and inspiring them. Please remember that aggression only leads to disappointment. If you need to speak to your child’s class teacher for any reason please remember to make appointments through the school office. Thank you for your continued support with this very important issue.

 

 

The word of the week is – FANFRELUCHING – jumping aimlessly from one thing to another.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHLDREN’S WORK

Our Year 4 and 5 football team putting in a great performance to finish second in the league.

Year 6 discovering the importance of maintaining good mental health.

PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY FOR NEXT WEEK’S PLATINUM CELEBRATIONS!!

This week’s learners. They spoke with confidence and shared what they had learned with the school at this morning’s assembly.

 

 

VISIT FROM PASTOR ONYEKA – On Wednesday afternoon the children from Year 5 and 6 spent some time in the presence of Pastor Onyeka from a church in South Tottenham. He shared with the children his own personal story and how the importance of respect integrity and honesty can transform a life. The children were enthralled by his journey and took a great deal away from the session.

Listening to Pastor Onyeka’s story

 

 

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 & FOOD WASTE – There were 15 children from 13 families who came late to school last week on 18 occasions. Unfortunately it is only a small number of the same families who make up this number, so if you are struggling with your morning routine please contact the school.

As Shakespeare said – ‘ Better three hours too soon than a minute late’

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET

 

TARGET MET
Y/N
 

Reception Pine

 

 

89.3%

 

1.8 kgs

 

4.2kgs /  N

 

1 Lime

 

 

98.5%

 

1.5 kgs

 

3.2kgs / N

 

1Maple

 

 

98.4%

 

1.6 kgs

 

3.9 kgs / N

 

2 Willow

 

 

95.6%

 

1.9 kgs

 

3.5 kgs / N

 

3 Birch

 

 

96.5%

 

1.0 kg

 

2.0 kgs /N

 

3 Elm

 

 

92.6%

 

1.0 kg

 

2.0 kgs / N

 

4 Aspen

 

 

93.3%

 

2.2 kgs

 

4.15 kgs / N

 

5 Cedar

 

 

96.9%

 

1.6 kgs

 

2.9 kgs / N

 

6 Cherry

 

 

91.7%

 

1.7 kgs

 

3.25 kgs / N

 

6 Oak

 

 

97.5%

 

1.4 kgs

 

2.15 kgs / N

 

Weekly Totals

 

 

95.0%

 

15.7 kgs

 

31.25kgs / N

39 grammes per child

 

 

 

 PARKSIDE FLYERS – Well done to last week’s Parkside Flyers – and . Your hard work, excellent attitude and progress have helped you to soar. Please continue to work hard through the rest of the year.

THE COURAGE TO SOAR TO GREAT HEIGHTS IS IN ALL OF US

 

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xlo2abddXU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1igAH6Oo9HE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTCggmhbzRE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3imVznXsQ

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 13th May 2022 – Summer 4

I want to start this newsletter by saying how well our Year 6 children coped with their SATs papers this week. They were a credit to the school and all of the members of staff who were involved in preparing them for the tests. With just over a week to go until our whole school visit to watch the Changing of the Guard, you should have all received the itinerary for the day. It promises to be a great event and a wonderful way to start our celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Please make sure that you complete the online consent form before MONDAY 23rd MAY. Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

The word of the week is – IPSEDIXITISM – (19th Century) the insistence that something is ‘fact’ because someone else said so.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

Upbeat Inspirational Poems : Tomorrow Isn't Promised : DU Poetry

 

 

OLIVER DOWDEN MP VISIT – The MP for Hertsmere and Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party visited school today/. He was put through his paces by the school council who grilled him on a number of issues that ranged from rubbish on the local streets to the role of the prime minister. He spoke passionately about the local area and his hopes for education. He then me with Mrs Forrester and myself where we continued to debate about the ongoing challenges we face as a school and the education system as a whole. All in all it was a very positive experience. Thank you Mr Dowden for giving us your time.

Mr Dowden being put through his paces by the School Council

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Year 6 relaxing in the local park after a challenging few days

This week’s examples of the children’s excellent work shared at Friday morning’s assembly.

 

 

FROM WELLWOOD PHARMACYHello, we are raising awareness amongst local primary schools in Borehamwood, to inform them that we are now offering the COVID-19 vaccination for children between the ages of 5-11. If possible,  could the headteacher or teachers inform parents that their children can get their vaccinations administered here, as we are trying to promote the service in this age group. 

Our contact number is 0208 207 6530, and our address is Fairway Avenue, WD6 1PU.  If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Regards, 

Samina Sheikh (Clinical lead Pharmacist at Wellswood)

 

 

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 23 children from 14 families who came late to school last week on 30 occasions. Unfortunately it is only a small number of the same families who make up this number, so if you are struggling with your morning routine please contact the school.

As Shakespeare said – ‘ Better three hours too soon than a minute late’

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE
 

Reception Pine

 

 

94.7%

 

1 Lime

 

 

97.0%

 

1Maple

 

 

95.2%

 

2 Willow

 

 

97.6%

 

3 Birch

 

 

98.8%

 

3 Elm

 

 

96.9%

 

4 Aspen

 

 

97.0%

 

5 Cedar

 

 

95.4%

 

6 Cherry

 

 

100%

 

6 Oak

 

 

100%

 

Weekly Totals

 

 

97.1%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Flori, Eunice, Harley, Leonardo, Wesley, Franke, Max and Ervis who will join Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Monday 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 – Mollie, Alby, Stefan, Philip, Helena, Cole, Angela, K’Asia and Viviana. Your hard work, excellent attitude and progress have helped you to soar. Please continue to work hard through the rest of the year.

THE COURAGE TO SOAR TO GREAT HEIGHTS IS IN ALL OF US

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GdvFiE2R5I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viD_Dz9e7EQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbUMKenn5l8

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND ENJOY THE GOOD WEATHER!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 6th May 2022 – Summer 3

To see the children enjoying the field and the meadow once again is a reinder that the summer term is well under way. It is such a pleasure to see them enjoying their play and lunch times together. Next week is SATs week for Year 6. Across the country, children in Year 6 will sit three maths papers, a reading paper and a spelling, punctuation and grammar paper. The Year 6 teaching team have prepared the children thoroughly for the tests and we wish each and everyone of them the best of luck!! They will enjoy an afternoon in the park as a treat next Friday afternoon. Oliver Dowden the MP for Hertsmere will visit school on Friday 6th June in the morning to speak to the school council and to hear about the many projects the school is involved with. We look forward to welcoming him. Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

The word of the week is –  SOSS –  to flop heavily into the nearest sofa / chair / bed.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

ATTENDANCE – Last week I spoke to you all about the incredibly important issue of attendance. I write again to tell you that to date we have issued 15 breach letters; they are a reminder that your child’s current attendance is causing a concern and without improvement you will be issued with penalty notice (fine). We have also issued 6 penalty notices. Failure to pay may and at times does lead to court proceedings. Families who contest the fine and the reasons why their child fails to attend school could find themselves in Crown Court. There are so many of you who send your child to school every day to give them the best opportunities to develop their life chances but there are so many families who seem to think that attendance is not a prioirity for their child. We will continue to support those of you who are struggling but I cannot stress highly enough the importance of this matter.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Examples of Year 6 William Moris prints


Well done and congratulations to our Year 4 who took part in their first ever tennis competition this week.

Looking after our physical wellbeing

Celebrating this week’s work at our Friday morning assembly

 

 

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 & FOOD WASTE – There were 11 children from 11 families who came late to school last week on  occasions. Unfortunately it is only a small number of the same families who make up this number, so if you are struggling with your morning routine please contact the school.

A PERSON WHO IS PUNCTUAL WILL ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO RESPECT THEIR TIME AND OTHERS AS WELL.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET

 

TARGET MET
Y/N
 

Reception Pine

 

 

88.8%

 

 

1.8 kgs

 

2.5kgs – N

 

1 Lime

 

 

96.8%

 

 

1.5 kgs

 

1.15kgs – Y

 

1Maple

 

 

90.5%

 

1.6 kgs

 

1.05kgs – Y

 

2 Willow

 

 

90.3%

 

1.9 kgs

 

1.8kgs – Y

 

3 Birch

 

 

87.2%

 

1.0 kg

 

0.380kgs – Y

 

3 Elm

 

 

93.7%

 

1.0 kg

 

1.0kgs – Y

 

4 Aspen

 

 

93.5%

 

2.2 kgs

 

1.9kgs – Y

 

5 Cedar

 

 

90.6%

 

1.6 kgs

 

2.1kgs – N

 

6 Cherry

 

 

94.0%

 

1.7 kgs

 

0.950kgs – Y

 

6 Oak

 

 

90.3%

 

1.4 kgs

 

1.2kgs – Y

 

Weekly Totals

 

 

92.0%

 

15.7 kgs

 

14.030 kgs –  YES! 25.6 grammes per child

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Mollie, Aila, Eshaal, Anastasia, Katarina, Ela, Jack-Lee and Chloe 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 – Morade, Albie, Lily, Lincoln, Tada, Wesley, Morgan, David and Faith. Your hard work, excellent attitude and progress have helped you to soar. Please continue to work hard through the rest of the year.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ANy6hrk8Zg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6lFzbB3uf4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaGZ1D8Q6b0

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!!

 

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 29th April 2022 – Summer 2

The weather has been very deceiving this week. There have been times when it has been glorious and times when it has felt quite fresh. I suppose it serves as a reminder that we are still in Spring and haven’t quite arrived at the much longed for summer days. That said, please remember to send your child in to school with their jumper and coat for the time being. We are looking forward to launching our off the curriculum week in a couple of weeks’ time, with a whole school trip to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard! The trip starts a week long celebration of the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The children will spend the week learning about various aspects of her reign and teachers have prepared a series of activities linked to this. It promises to be an exciting week. A full itinerary will be sent out in the next couple of weeks to give you more of an idea how the trip and the week will unfold.

 

The word of the week is – SPUDDLE – to work feebly and ineffectively, because your mind is either somewhere else, or hasn’t yet shifted in to gear.

 

 

ATTENDANCE – Ever since I have been at the school (JUNE 2018) there has not been a month where we have achieved 100% attendance. All too often we are given reasons for children’s leave of absence which, as a staff, we have to question. The impact absence has on a child’s education can never be underestimated. It is far reaching in so many ways: gaps appear in acquisition of skills and knowledge, its impact on friendship, teaches poor habits, demonstrates a lack of resilience and affects future opportunities.
IT HAS TO STOP! We are here to support you in any way we can but what is never justifiable, are reasons that stop your child from making the progress they deserve. We will issue breach warnings for those families who children are considered persistent absentees and eventually they will be fined. THE SCHOOL WILL ALSO MAKE REPRESENTATION IN COURT IF NECESSARY TO TACKLE THIS LONG STANDING ISSUE. 

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
May Day......Sara Teasdale | Sara teasdale, Poems, Poetry

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Year 6 have started their new well-being course – Positive Minds which is being led by Watford FC

Do you follow us on social media? Have you seen our social media display just outside the office?

The school council visit to the Houses of Parliament

 

 

THANK YOU – In last week’s newsletter you may recall that Mrs Forrester and a loyal band of supporters painted the fence in the KS2 playground and all of the picnic table tops. The paint was donated from Cuprinol for which we are extremely grateful.

 

 

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 & FOOD WASTE –  There were 17 children from 15 families who came late to school last week on 22 occasions. Unfortunately it is only a small number of the same families who make up this number, so if you are struggling with your morning routine please contact the school.

A PERSON WHO IS PUNCTUAL WILL ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO RESPECT THEIR TIME AND OTHERS AS WELL.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET

 

TARGET MET
Y/N
 

Reception Pine

 

 

90.3%

 

 

1.8 kgs

 

3.85 kgs – N

 

1 Lime

 

 

99.0%

 

1.5 kgs

 

1.15 kgs – Y

 

1Maple

 

 

87.5%

 

1.6 kgs

 

2.1 kgs – N

 

2 Willow

 

 

91.3%

 

1.9 kgs

 

1.25 kgs – Y

 

3 Birch

 

 

88.9%

 

1.0 kg

 

0.85 kgs – Y

 

3 Elm

 

 

97.5%

 

1.0 kg

 

0.85 kgs – Y

 

4 Aspen

 

 

92.8%

 

2.2 kgs

 

1.65 kgs – Y

 

5 Cedar

 

 

93.1%

 

1.6 kgs

 

1.4 kgs – Y

 

6 Cherry

 

 

94.0%

 

1.7 kgs

 

1.0  kgs – Y

 

 

6 Oak

 

 

91.9%

 

1.4 kgs

 

0.8 kgs – Y

 

 

Weekly Totals

 

 

92.3%

 

16.0 kgs – 19.5 grammes per child

 

14.9 kgs – Y

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Roy, Stefan, Daisy, William, Jaliyah, Zakai, Dylan and Kelvin who joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Thursday 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 – Ayan, Rut, Delilah, Erika, Sophia, Barney, Atai and Bianca. Your hard work, excellent attitude and progress have helped you to soar. Please continue to work hard through the rest of the year.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRwCZI4ueyc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlS4fHuOG40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7zunsgxv0U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh-oge3eaUg

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL BANK HOLIDAY AND PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SCHOOL IS CLOSED ON MONDAY!!!