Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 22nd October 2021 – Autumn 8

THERE HAS BEEN 1 RECORDED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL  

When we return after half term the clocks will have gone back by an hour and the days grow shorter by the week, but we don’t let the natural passing of time stand in the way of progress. The second half of the Michalemas (autumn) term is one full of promise and often where children make good progress. That being said this week has also been full of excitement, opportunities to develop and embed learning and the celebration of Harvest. We hope that you all have a good rest over half term and return to school on MONDAY NOVEMBER 1st refreshed and ready to welcome the new term.

 

 

The word of the week is – SUSPIRE – to breathe out with a sigh

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA –  Well over 200 tickets have been sold for this wonderful event. They will still be on sale right through to the evening of Wednesday 3rd. Click on the link for further details. Please make every effort to attend this excellent event. ALL TICKETS £4.

FIREWORKS POSTER

 

 

EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK THIS WEEK

 

HARVEST ASSEMBLY – We were treated to a wonderful Harvest Assembly this morning. Every class performed a poem, rap or sung a song associated with harvest. The children were absolutely brilliant. Thank you to the staff for preparing them for a wonderful assembly and to everyone who donated much needed toiletries for the residents of the Mead Care Home.

 

 

LIBRARY PLAQUE UNVEILED IN MEMORY OF MAIREAD BOUCHERAT – After a delay of nearly 18 months we were able to unveil the plaque which commemorated the life of Mairead Boucherat a former member of the HfL Special Needs Team who worked at Parkside. We were joined by her former husband and son for the occasion and members of the School Council were also in attendance. Mairead and Marc paid for the building which is now our school library and to have such a wonderful resource available to develop the children’s love of learning is a real gift. We will be able to remember Mairead’s legacy for many years to come and thank her and Marc for their incredible generosity.

 

 

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

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 13 children from 10 families who came late to school last week on 23 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine – 89.4%

1 Lime –  95.5%
1 Maple – 96.7%

2 Willow – 91.1%

3 Birch – 95.5%
3 Elm96%

4 Aspen – 92.1%
5 Cedar – 96.1%

6 Cherry – 91.1%
6 Oak – 92.7%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 93.4%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Leah, Ellie, Runiya, Leonardo, Harvey, Katarina, Tyler, Sorin, and Melisa 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 –   and Magdiel, Riyaad, Lily, Eshaal, Karen, Bentleigh, Loreta, Maya and Lillie. 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 46.2 kgs of waste which equated to  68.1 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 WEEK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLkXMYgBIAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r88uPqTz_k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRL6ebkVwr4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ1muUsO8Xc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR782qub7No
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6hrUwsDBE4

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL HALF TERM HOLIDAY AND SEE YOU ALL ON MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 8th October 2021 – Autumn 6

It has been a relatively busy week in terms of teaching and learning; Mrs Taylor and myself carried out a learning walk on Wednesday morning and lesson studies/observations have begun. Standards remain high despite the many challenges the children and staff have had to face over the past 18 months. One area we will look to improve over the weeks ahead is the children’s exposure and acquisition of vocabulary and the quality of their handwriting. Ticket sales for next month’s Firework Extravaganza are going well. Members of the Parents and Friends of Parkside will continue to sell tickets after school on the playground for the next two and half weeks. All tickets are priced at £4 per person. Please make every effort to buy a ticket and to bring along friends and family.

 

 

The word of the week is – MELORISM – the belief that the world can be made a better place through compromise and concerted human effort.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

Gathering Leaves
by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.

But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.

I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?

Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for colour.

Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who’s to say where
The harvest shall stop?

 

 

PARENTS/CARERS CONCERNS – If you feel that you have a concern about your child please can you follow the guidance set out below:
1. In the first instance speak to your child’s classteacher either via email or through an appointment. This can be done through the school office.

2. If you still wish to speak to a senior member of staff please make an appointment to speak the following member of staff:
Miss Chandler if your child is in the Nursery or Reception class
Mrs Weinstein if your child is in Year 1 or Year 2
Miss Wood if your child is in Years 3 4 5 and 6

3. Mrs Taylor and myself will speak to parents if it is necessary, once you have gone through the previous channels of communication first.

Often, I am challenged in an aggressive manner about incidents I have no knowledge of because I trust teachers to do their job and to deal with incidents according to the school’s behaviour policy. Please remember to follow the guidance in order to keep everyone safe and to support the school in all that we do.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK 

 

 

FIREWORK NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Two years ago we held out first ever firework night. It was a tremendous success, something we want to build on. Members of the PFA will sell tickets every night after school for the next month and will cost a flat rate of £4. We will also be selling hotdogs, tea and coffee along with fibre optic wands and flashing wand sticks on the night. Please make every effort to attend this fantastic event.

 

 

CATS PROTECTION ASSEMBLY –  Representatives from the Cats Protection paid a visit on Wednesday morning and spoke to the children in Years 1 and 2. They enjoyed learning about how to look after a cat and what the Cats Protection Charity is all about.

 

 

WELCOME TO MARLEY OUR NEWEST MEMBER OF STAFF

Anna and Marley made their first visit to school on Thursday and listened to a number of children read in the school library. It is well known amongst educational researchers that reading aloud to dogs can increase a child’s confidence and help them to develop greater concentration – something we want for all of our children. Marley will be with us on a long term basis and we look forward to getting to know her and Anna over the months and years ahead.

 

 

 

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

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There werechildren from 9 families who came late to school last week on 12 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine – 86.7%

1 Lime – 97.8%
1 Maple – 96.3%

2 Willow – 94.4%

3 Birch – 86.9%
3 Elm93.8%

4 Aspen – 91.3%%
5 Cedar – 81.9%

6 Cherry – 100%
6 Oak – 99.6%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 93%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94.2%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Charlotte, Eliana, Lincoln, Lexi, Halle, Scarlett and Holly 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 –  Jonathan, Roman, Ayomide, Runiya, Deyan, Reyansh, Abdifatah and Ela. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

FOOD WASTE –  This week we had to throw away 61.5kgs of waste which equated to  101 grammes per child. THIS IS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF FOOD WE HAVE THROWN AWAY THIS TERM. 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=ClI_kiXfTmI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs_0z3DaIC4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKTIop7muAY

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 1st October – Autumn 5

After a relatively quiet week, we welcome the arrival of October and the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness as the very famous poet Keats once wrote about. As the weather begins to turn and becomes more unsettled, please make sure that you send your child in to school in a coat but most importantly – HAS THEIR NAME IN IT.  Thank you. Members of the Parents and Friends Association will be selling tickets for the forthcoming FIREWORK EVENT  from Monday 4th October after school. Further details can be found below. Please keep supporting the school in all that we do.

 

 

The word of the week – NIFFLE-NAFFLING – dilly-dallying or generally futzing about as a way of ignoring important stuff.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK 

14 Autumn Poems for Kids to Put You in the Mood for Fall

 

 

FIREWORK NIGHT – WEDNESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Two years ago we held out first ever firework night. It was a tremendous success, something we want to build on. Members of the PFA will sell tickets every night after school for the next month and will cost a flat rate of £4. We will also be selling hotdogs, tea and coffee along with fibre optic wands and flashing wand sticks on the night. Please make every effort to attend this fantastic event.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Welcome to Marley our new Reading Dog!

 

 

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

 

 

DEVELOPING THE WHOLE CHILD – The purpose of the school’s mission / vision is to create confident young children who have been nurtured and inspired towards a bright future because of the commitment we make to them every day through high quality teaching. Our focus this year will concentrate on developing the children’s ‘softer skills’ –  how to use a knife and fork properly, how to sit at table and the importance of good table manners, learning to manage and regulate behaviour, the importance of oral hygiene, the rules of etiquette, personal hygiene and organisation, self- discipline and respect, talking to adults correctly and knowing how to respond to situations appropriately. Further information can be found by clicking on the link – https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/developing-the-whole-child/

 

 

TOASTERS –  The wonderful people of the WD6 Food Support, their trustees and Mr Wenzel himself donated a toaster to every classroom this week and a supply of 100 loaves. The children will have toast, butter jam / marmalade every morning for the next 6 weeks, something I know they will enjoy and certainly need. A huge thank you to the team and their trustees.

 

 

 

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

 

 

PLAYGROUND RESOURCES – One of the many ways we want to improve outcomes for the children is to make their playground experiences as enjoyable as they can be. We have recently finished working with a consultant who has been instrumental in helping us to reinvent the way lunch and playtimes are structured. We are asking therefore for the following donations of good quality to help with the continuous development of the children’s leisure time:

Dolls, especially Barbies
Buggies for dolls
Big Dinosaurs
Easels
Art equipment
Big cars and trucks
Dressing up clothes
Large building blocks
Aquadoodles
Tennis balls
Bean bags
Metal tea set
Hair stylist
Unused colouring, dot to dot or puzzle books

Please can you label the donations for the attention of MRS CONLEY and bring them to the school office.

Thank you.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 13 children from 11 families who came late to school last week on 18 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine – 93%

1 Lime – 96.1%
1 Maple – 93.8%

2 Willow – 96%

3 Birch – 94.2%
3 Elm87.0%

4 Aspen – 93.9%
5 Cedar – 96.7%

6 Cherry – 94.0%
6 Oak – 99.0%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 94.6%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 95.0%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Rahela, Delilah, Zakaria, Aayat, Cole, Georgey, Rayan 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 –  Ediz, Elliott, Wiktoria, Jonny, Katarina, Naima, Skye 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 –  This week we had to throw away 48 kgs of waste which equated to 66.8 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=SEJaV2X7XxY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlNZlGWegcc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMJug2iz3NA

 

 

HAVE A BRILLIANT WEEKEND!

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

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

 

 

MORRISONS – IT’S GOOD TO GROW INITIATIVE

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

 

 

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

 

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

Rec Pine – 88.3%

1 Lime – 92.2%
1 Maple – 96.3%

2 Willow – 89.3%

3 Birch – 94.2%
3 Elm98.8%

4 Aspen – 86.6%
5 Cedar – 90.4%

6 Cherry – 94.9%
6 Oak – 87.4%

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

Poem of the week | Orange Football by John Flynn

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

Rec Pine –  91%

1 Lime – 99.4%
1 Maple – 95.7%

2 Willow – 98.5%

3 Birch – 93.6%
3 Elm97.1%

4 Aspen – 90.3%
5 Cedar – 95.9%

6 Cherry – 94.9%
6 Oak – 94.7%

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

Rec Pine – 98.5 %

1 Lime – 85.6%
1 Maple – 96.5%

2 Willow – 98.1%

3 Birch – 100%
3 Elm100%

4 Aspen – 95.3%
5 Cedar – 96.3%

6 Cherry – 99.1%
6 Oak – 98.5%

WEEKLY AVERAGE –  97%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!