Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 12th July 2019

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

 

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

 

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

Wednesday 17th July – Curtain up at 6.00pm

Friday 19th July – Curtain up at 2.00pm

 

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

 

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

 

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

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

 72.5
Reception Pine

 

 93.2
Year 1 Lime

 

 93.9
Year 1 Maple

 

 75.9
Year 2 Alder

 

 98.6
Year 2 Willow

 

 95.0
Year 3 Birch

 

 90.3
Year 3 Elm

 

 88.9
Year 4 Aspen

 

 94.8
Year 4 Rowan

 

 100.0
Year 5 Ash

 

 92.5
Year 5 Cedar

 

 92.5
Year 6 Cherry

 

 93.2
Year 6 Oak

 

 88.3
Total  90.7
National Average 96%

 

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

 

FUTURE DATES

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 5th July 2019

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

 89.0
Reception Pine

 

 88.5
Year 1 Lime

 

 93.9
Year 1 Maple

 

 95.3
Year 2 Alder

 

 92.9
Year 2 Willow

 

 98.2
Year 3 Birch

 

 93.2
Year 3 Elm

 

 92.2
Year 4 Aspen

 

 97.0
Year 4 Rowan

 

 97.7
Year 5 Ash

 

 98.3
Year 5 Cedar

 

 97.5
Year 6 Cherry

 

 92.6
Year 6 Oak

 

 95.7
Total  94.3
National Average 96%

 

 

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

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

 

FUTURE DATES

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

 

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

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

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

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 28th June 2019

With just over three weeks to go until the end of another academic year it is all too easy to look back and see what has been achieved but our focus begins to move towards the excitement of a new year ahead. But I think we can afford to look back at last week’s Summer Fair. You came in good numbers and had a wonderful time and to raise just over £2000 was a fantastic achievement. I must send my sincere thanks to the Friends of Parkside for helping to organise the event alongside some very dedicated members of staff. The Summer Fair will become a permanent fixture on the their calendar and will be held on the third Saturday in June so put it in your diaries for next year! I spoke to the children at Monday morning’s assembly about the importance of working hard right through to the end of the academic year. It is a privilege to lead Parkside Community School and we must ensure that we work together as a community to keep standards high.

 

Word of the week – JARGOGLE – to confuse or jumble. Often we may experience a little jargogle when we are unable to understand or grasp something fully!

 

OPEN EVENING – It was lovely to see parents/carers spending time walking through the classrooms yesterday evening. Open evening like the Summer Fair will be a permanent fixture for the school over the years ahead. Its purpose is for parents and carers to have a better understanding of the standards we expect from the children and to experience and sample the quality of the classrooms. We want all parents and carers to spend more time in classes from September so that you are fully conversant with the way the children learn and how this is reflected in the teaching and learning. More details will follow in the new academic year.

 

PARENTVIEW – We are always interested in hearing from parents and carers. Please click on the link to complete a short survey where you can register your views. You will have to register on the site before you can complete the questionnaire. https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

 

YEAR 3 TRIP TO THE SHREK WRITING EXPERIENCE – I had a wonderful time on Tuesday accompanying the children from Year 3 Elm on their trip to the Shrek Writing Experience. They were great ambassadors for the school although they didn’t like the walk to the train station very much! The children used their knowledge and experience as writers to create a fairy tale together and demonstrated an excellent attitude all day. Thank you children you were fantastic company.

 

DATES FOR THE REST OF TERM

Tuesday 2nd July Governing Body Meeting
Thursday 4th July Years 4+5 to St Albans Abbey /Cathedral – SING UP! 5:00pm
Monday 8th July Hertswood Academy Transition Day – Year 6
Thursday 11th July MOVING UP DAY
MONDAY 15th JULY – SCHOOL HALL TO BE PAINTED COURTESY OF THE CO-OPERATIVE
Wednesday 17th July Parents/Carers to receive their child’s annual reportYear 6 End of Term Performance – 6.00pm
Thursday 18th July Marky Mark’s Disco – EYFS+KS1 3.30pm – 4.30pmKS2 5.00 – 6.30pm
Friday 19th July Year 6 End of Term Performance – 2.00pm
Wednesday 24th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 11.00am
WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY END OF TERM SCHOOL CLOSES @ 1:30PM

 

TWITTER – Lots of information about the school is posted on the twitter feed @headparkside. Do follow the school to keep up to date with all the latest news.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – 292 children managed to come to school on time every day this week. This figure represents 90% of children who were punctual and upheld the standards we want for our school . Unfortunately there were 10% of the school population who were late to school this week. Please make every effort to come to school on time.

Congratulations to the children from Reception Pine who had the best attendance this week with 99.9%!!

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

91.0
Reception Pine

 

99.9
Year 1 Lime

 

97.2
Year 1 Maple

 

98.2
Year 2 Alder

 

94.3
Year 2 Willow

 

92.7
Year 3 Birch

 

96.0
Year 3 Elm

 

89.6
Year 4 Aspen

 

99.1
Year 4 Rowan

 

97.7
Year 5 Ash

 

94.5
Year 5 Cedar

 

94.6
Year 6 Cherry

 

91.1
Year 6 Oak

 

91.3
Total 94.9
National Average 96%

 

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUTWhat is more important – being right or being nice? Answering questions of this type helps children to understand the different layers to philosophical debates which develop key thinking skills. Spend some time with your child trying to answer the question.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Erdal, Caleb, Harry, Jack, Lyssa, Emma and Lina who were this week’s Parkside Flyers. Keep soaring and reaching for the very best children. You are amazing!

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9N-DP_0Md8

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm7MwyPrs0s

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 21st June 2019

Two successful sports days, two semi final appearances in local football cup competitions, trips to the south bank and Paradise Wildlife Park, observations of guided reading and making the final preparations for the summer fair have made it another busy week. The children have made us all very proud this week with their efforts and continue to work hard. We need to harness the energy of the past three weeks through the rest of the term to make sure we finish the year on a high and ready to start the new academic year. Please continue to support the school in all that we do.

 

Word of the week – HOGUNG – meaning endeavour. If we could all hogung a little more in our lives who knows what we could achieve. Aspire to be more.

 

OPEN EVENING – THURSDAY 27TH JUNE – 3:30PM – 5:30PM – EVERYONE IS WELCOME

This Thursday we hold our inaugural open evening. It is an opportunity for all members of the school community to come together and to witness the hard work and achievements the children have made through the year. Events of this nature can not be advertised widely enough because they are such an important way of showcasing the school and the standards we want for our children here at Parkside. You are invited to visit all of the classes and buildings and to sample the atmosphere across the school . PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AND THE SCHOOL BY SPENDING AN HOUR OR SO LOOKING AT AND TALKING TO THE STAFF ABOUT OUR SCHOOL AND YOUR CHILD. Tea, coffee and cake will be served in the school canteen.

PUNCTUALITY – It is incredibly important that we reduce this figure week on week. The occasional difficulty which can delay a child’s arrival to school is something we understand as a school but there are many of you who bring your child late to school on a regular basis. 50 times this week children arrived late to school. We want to help our families as much as we can so if you are finding it difficult in the mornings please speak to Mrs Toms our Pastoral Support Lead or myself. We are stronger as a community if we work together.

 

FUTURE DATES

Monday 24th June Dental Talk for Reception –Fir + Pine classesBorehamwood Schools’ Football Tournament – Monksmead
Tuesday 25th June Year 3 Elm to Shrek Writing Experience
Wednesday 26th June Year 5 to Hertswood Academy – Taster Day
THURSDAY 27TH JUNE OPEN EVENING 3.30PM – 5.30PM
 Friday 28th June Reserve Sports DayYr 6 to Thorpe Park
Tuesday 2nd July Governing Body Meeting
Thursday 4th July Years 4+5 to St Albans Abbey /Cathedral – SING UP! 5:00pm
Monday 8th July Hertswood Academy Transition Day – Year 6
Thursday 11th July MOVING UP DAY
MONDAY 15th JULY – SCHOOL HALL TO BE PAINTED COURTESY OF THE CO-OPERATIVE
Wednesday 17th July Parents/Carers to receive their child’s annual reportYear 6 End of Term Performance – 6.00pm
Thursday 18th July Marky Mark’s Disco – EYFS+KS1 3.30pm – 4.30pmKS2 5.00 – 6.30pm
Friday 19th July Year 6 End of Term Performance – 2.00pm
Wednesday 24th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 11.00am
WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY END OF TERM SCHOOL CLOSES @ 1:30PM

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – Congratulations to everyone who was a flyer this week or came to share hot chocolate. You have all been stars. Keep flying high and reach for the stars.

 

TWITTER – Don’t forget to follow the school or sign up for an account – @headparkside  – the feed is updated regularly with new information and the latest news.

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKEND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4jBSc1uxx8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcwF7WlqrN0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UofYl3dataU

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND SEE YOU ALL ON THURSDAY FOR OPEN EVENING!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 14th June 2019

Another fantastic week slips by and we look forward to the remaining five weeks with excitement. You came in great number on Thursday and Friday morning to share breakfast with your child to celebrate Father’s Day. Judging by the smiles and laughter that filled the air everyone had a great time. It was great to see the community coming together on a rather dull summer morning to lift everyone’s spirits. Thank you. Sports day take place next week; Thursday morning from 9.30am for the children in Nursery and Reception and Friday morning for the children in Years 1 though to 6 at 9:30am onwards. We look forward to welcoming you. Below, you will find a list of dates for the rest of term. Please keep them safe. They are subject to change but we will try and give you as much notice as possible as and when things happen. Please continue to support the children and the school in all that we do.

 

The word of the week is — GRUBBLING— “It’s time to check whether you’ve got your keys and your phone and your purse or wallet.” This is done by grubbling in your pockets.

 

THE SUMMER FAIR – We are all looking forward to next week’s Summer Fair, it promises to be a wonderful event. The plans are almost complete and the weather looks set to be fine if a little cloudy. We are asking for volunteers to help set up on the morning of the event from 9.30am. If you are free and are able to lend a hand we can offer you bacon sandwiches and tea in exchange for a couple of hours of your time before the fair starts. All we ask is that you turn up on the morning. Any one who is interested in running a table top should speak to the Office about a pitch and Vicky our chef has asked that any donations for the international food stall be handed in on Friday 21st in the morning or on the day of the fair.

Children can wear their sports kit all day on FRIDAY of next week in exchange for a cake. They will be sold at the Summer Fair as part of the tea and cake stall which will be held in the school canteen.

There will be only one entrance through the gate on Allerton Road and the entry fee for adults is 50 pence, children are free. We are all looking forward very much to seeing as many of you there as possible. 12pm through to 3pm.

 

UNIFORM – This very important aspect of school life is so important when instilling the right values we want here at Parkside. Children should come to school in a clean uniform and the CORRECT shoes. Many children wear trainers to school, often brightly coloured. It is so disappointing to see children wearing the wrong foot wear to school when we are working incredibly hard to create an environment for the children to reach their full potential. It can be very challenging when we don’t pull together as a community to get things right. Please support the school with this key aspect of school life. If for any reason you are unable to provide your child with the necessary uniform please do come and speak to me. Thank you.

 

FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST – What an amazing turn out and what a great event. Thank you to all the dads, granddads, mums and male and female family members who turned up on Thursday and Friday morning to support this annual event. It is so important that we put on events of this nature to bring the school community together. We also hope that you enjoyed spending time in your child’s classroom working with them.

          

 

APPOINTMENTS – Appointment cards and letters must be shown to staff in the school office if you need to take your child out of school at any time on the grounds of health and safety. Please adhere to his very important rule. Thank you.

 

QUANTUM THEATRE VISIT PARKSIDE – The children enjoyed watching a fabulous rendition of the Wind in the Willows on Wednesday morning as part of their cultural capital. They learnt about the importance and value of public speak, dramatization, choral singing and recitation. It was a performance which was engaging and at times full of hilarity. Thank you for being such a wonderful audience.

 

 

FUTURE DATES – Please keep the dates listed below to hand and in a safe place, they are subject to change and we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible should they change.

Date Event
SATURDAY 15TH JUNE BOREHAMWOOD CIVIC PARADE
 

Monday 17th June

 

Borehamwood FC Tournament – All Day

 

Tuesday 18th June

 

Governors’ Education Committee

 

Wednesday 19th June

 

Year 3 Birch to Shrek Writing Experience

 

 

 

Thursday 20th June

FOUNDATION STAGE SPORTS DAY THROUGH THE MORNING FROM 9.30am

Borehamwood Schools’ Football Tournament – Kenilworth

Year 2 to Paradise Wildlife Park

ROTARY CLUB ART SHOW @ 96 SHENLEY ROAD

Friday 21st June YEARS 1 – 6 SPORTS DAY THROUGH THE MORNING FROM 9.30AM
 SATURDAY 22ND JUNE  SUMMER FAIR 12PM – 3PM
 

Monday 24th June

Dental Talk for Reception –Fir + Pine classes

Borehamwood Schools’ Football Tournament – Monksmead

 

Tuesday 25th June

 

Year 3 Elm to Shrek Writing Experience

 

Wednesday 26th June

 

Year 5 to Hertswood Academy – Taster Day

THURSDAY 27TH JUNE OPEN EVENING 3.30PM – 5.30PM
 

Friday 28th June

Reserve Sports Day

Yr 6 to Thorpe Park

 

Tuesday 2nd July

 

Governing Body Meeting

 

Thursday 4th July

 

Years 4+5 to St Albans Abbey /Cathedral – SING UP! 5:00pm

 

Monday 8th July

 

Hertswood Academy Transition Day – Year 6

 

Thursday 11th July

 

MOVING UP DAY

MONDAY 15th JULY – SCHOOL HALL TO BE PAINTED COURTESY OF THE CO-OPERATIVE
 

Wednesday 17th July

Parents/Carers to receive their child’s annual report

Year 6 End of Term Performance – 6.00pm

 

Thursday 18th July

Marky Mark’s Disco – EYFS+KS1 3.30pm – 4.30pm

KS2 5.00 – 6.30pm

 

Friday 19th July

 

Year 6 End of Term Performance – 2.00pm

Wednesday 24th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 11.00am
WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY END OF TERM SCHOOL CLOSES @ 1:30PM

 

ROTARY CLUB OF ELASTREE AND BOREHAMWOOD ART SHOW – The annual Rotary Club Art Show for the schools in Borehamwood takes place on THURSDAY 20TH JUNE at 66 Shenley Road. Please make every effort to attend and see the children’s art work. The theme for this year’s event is “When I Close My Eyes”. It promises to be a good show.

 

OPEN EVENING – SAVE THE DATE AND MAKE SURE YOU COME! – THURSDAY 27TH JUNE 3:30PM – 5:30PM – We will hold our inaugural Open Evening on Thursday 27th June for all members of our school community. The event will give parents / carers an opportunity to visit their child’s classroom and to see the progression across the school. Teachers will be present to talk to and for your child to show you around their  learning space. Refreshments will be available and we encourage everyone to come to the event.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 31 times this week when children arrived late to school. This figure is higher than last week. Keep coming to school on time children!!

 

Congratulations to the children of 1 Maple who had 100% attendance this week!!

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

99.2
Reception Pine

 

94.5
Year 1 Lime

 

97.5
Year 1 Maple

 

100
Year 2 Alder

 

96.5
Year 2 Willow

 

94.3
Year 3 Birch

 

96.4
Year 3 Elm

 

91.1
Year 4 Aspen

 

94.8
Year 4 Rowan

 

92.7
Year 5 Ash

 

96.4
Year 5 Cedar

 

95.8
Year 6 Cherry

 

96.3
Year 6 Oak

 

90.0
Total 95.0
National Average 96%

 

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Darius, Harry, Adelina, Charlie, Dragos, Luke and Leo who were last week’s flyers and Darius, Harvey, Brody, Harvey, Lillie, Kieron, Daniel, Jamie, Bobby-Joe and Duru. Our flyers are a group of specially chosen children who go about their business and always do the right thing. Thank you children.

 

HOT CHOCOLATE -It was lovely to spend some time with Eldon, Luke, Anastasia, Zino, Abena, Michael, Amelia Tapiwa and Alfie this afternoon and Harry, Adelina, Charlie, Dragos, Luke, and Leo last week over a cup of hot chocolate. They have shone through the term and have been a great example to others as guardians of the standards we want for everyone here at Parkside.

 

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKENDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPrJKUvom1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8W5U2tIFQI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q1kB0R4Ijs

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 24th May 2019

The warm weather has returned as we head in to the half term break and the children have had great fun using the meadow and the field this week. The preparations for the summer fair are taking shape very quickly. We really need your help on the day to make it a great success. Please remember to send in you reply slips to let the school know if you would like a pitch for the table top sale, prepare food for the school to buy from you or if you are able to help run a stall on the day. If we build it you will come, but we can’t do it without you!

 

Word of the week – BEDWARD – Exactly as it sounds, bedward means heading for bed. Who doesn’t like heading bedward after a hard day?

 

UNIFORM – This very important aspect of school life is so important when instilling the right values we want here at Parkside. Children should come to school in a clean uniform and the CORRECT shoes. Many children wear trainers to school, often brightly coloured. It is so disappointing to see children wearing the wrong foot wear to school when we are working incredibly hard to create an environment for the children to reach their full potential. It can be very challenging when we don’t pull together as a community to get things right. Please support the school with this key aspect of school life. If for any reason you are unable to provide your child with the necessary uniform please do come and speak to me. Thank you.

 

PUNCTUALITY AND LATENESS – There were 33 children who came late to school this week. If you are struggling to bring your child in to school on time please do speak with Mrs Toms our Pastoral Support Lead who can offer you advice about how to address this very important issue.

 

Congratulations to the children of Year 1 Lime Class who had 100% attendance this week.

 

 Many of you bring your children to school every day and are supportive of the school. Attendance, like uniform, is an incredibly important aspect of school life. If children aren’t at school they simply can not learn. A child who has an attendance rate of less than 90% is considered a persistent absentee which has a dramatic effect on their progress. As parents and carers and the first educators of your child, it is an important responsibility for you to ensure that your child comes to school every day. I can not stress the significance of this enough.  

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

88.4
Reception Pine

 

90.5
Year 1 Lime

 

100
Year 1 Maple

 

97.8
Year 2 Alder

 

82.4
Year 2 Willow

 

81.8
Year 3 Birch

 

96.2
Year 3 Elm

 

94.4
Year 4 Aspen

 

93.9
Year 4 Rowan

 

95.2
Year 5 Ash

 

91.8
Year 5 Cedar

 

89.6
Year 6 Cherry

 

92.6
Year 6 Oak

 

90.4
Total 92.2
National Average 96%

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Leo, Sofia, Denilson, Maya, Abena, Luke, Theo, Kyla, Antosia and Lily who were this week’s flyers. These children often go unrecognised for doing the right thing. They understand the school’s virtues of Respect Belief and Achievement. Thank you children.

 

HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY– Leah, Daisy, Joel, Kyle, K’Asia, Viviana, Charlie and Alex all enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate this week with Mr Soyka to celebrate their wonderful achievements. I had a very interesting discussion with them about how they would like to see school improve. Watch this space! More history lessons so that they could learn more about and from the past and extra reading sessions!

 

FUTURE DATES

DATE

 

EVENT
Monday 3rd June SCHOOL CLOSED – Inset Day
Tuesday 4th June Children return to school
Thursday 5th June PFA Meeting 3.30pm in the Nursery
Tuesday 11th June Representatives in to school from Hertswood Academy to speak to Year 6 parents and carers 9.00am
Thursday 13th June Meeting for new Nursery Parents and Carers – 1.00pm – 2.00pm

and Reception Parents and Carers –

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Friday 14th June Bring Dad to School day
Saturday 15th June Borehamwood Community Civic Parade
Tuesday 18th June Governors’ Education Committee Meeting
Thursday 20th June Foundation Stage Sports Day
Friday 21st June KS1 + KS2 Sports Day
Saturday 22nd June Summer Fair 12.00pm – 3.00pm

 

POPCORN NIGHT AND BOOK FAIR – A huge congratulations must be given to the Friends of Parkside who have helped to raise a magnificent sum of £476 last week. They helped to run the book fair and two very successful popcorn nights for the children. It’s events like these which bring us together as a community and help to share the message that we want for our school of Respect Belief and Achievement.

 

TUNES FOR THE HALF TERM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tGUspyc3dc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOI0BZIecVw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC3abDEmsRA&t=3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S06yNUDNtH4

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND SEE YOU ALL ON TUESDAY 4TH JUNE!!

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 !

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 !!

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