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



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. 


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%




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