Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 16th July 2021 – Summer 13

SCHOOL RESTARTS  ON – THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER FROM 8:30am

 

We reach the end of another academic year  and look forward to a well earned break. It has been a year like no other but despite the many challenges we have all had to face the school continues to go from strength to strength. I would like to thank the staff for their continued support and hard work, they have been nothing short of amazing during this COVID affected year. The biggest thanks must go to the children for remaining so resilient and resolute through a stop start year. I would like to thank you for your overwhelming generosity and wish you all a very peaceful and safe summer. We look forward to seeing you all again on THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER from 8:30am.

 

 

GOODBYE MRS BARNETT – After 16 years of dedicated service as a school governor the last 5 of which as the Chair of Governors, we say a fond farewell to Mrs Miranda Barnett. She has been a wonderful supporter of the school and will be sorely missed. Thank you Miranda for everything you have done for the children and the community of Parkside Community Primary School. We hope that you enjoy your time in America!

 

 

The word of the week is – BOBBERSOME – eager, impatient and a little bit excitable.

 

 

POEM FOR THE HOLIDAY

 

 

GOODBYE AND THANK YOU – We say goodbye today to Mrs Harrsion our Nursery teacher, Miss Koss one of our Year 1 teachers and Mrs Banton one of our Year 2 teachers. We wish you all the very best in your new ventures and good luck for the future. Thank you for everything you have done for the children.

We also say goodbye to Beanie today after 16 and half years of service at the school. Beanie has known many of our families during her time at the school and it will be very hard to see her go. She brightens up everybody’s day with her warm welcome and infectious smile. We wish her every happiness in her retirement. The school just wont be the same without her. All the best Beanie!!

 

 

GOODBYE YEAR 6 – This week has all been about Year 6. They have all enjoyed their final week here at Parkside which saw them take a trip to the cinema courtesy of the Borehamwood and Elstree Rotary Club, spend an afternoon at Meadow Park and participate in one last workshop about developing a resilient mindset. We wish them all the very best for the future and we send our best wishes to all of them. Goodbye and good luck Year 6!

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 10 children from 4 families who came late to school last week on 12 occasions.

YEARLY ATTENDANCE FIGURES FOR EACH CLASS

Rec Pine –  91.9%
Rec Fir –  94.0%

1 Lime – 93.4%
1 Maple – 94.9%

2 Alder – 94%
2 Willow – 92.8%

3 Birch – 94.1%
4 Aspen – 92.9%

5 Ash – 94% 
5 Cedar – 93.1%

6 Cherry – 95.3%
6 Oak – 94.3%

YEARLY AVERAGE – 93.75 %
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

THIS WEEK’S ATTENDANCE MONOPOLY WINNERS WERE – 2 Alder and they had a free choice of prize! Thank you children for being the only class who had the best attendance last week.

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAYS ONLY through the summer holiday on the following dates:
21st July
28th July
4th August
11th August
18th August
25th August
FROM 3:15pm through to 5:30pm.  PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was   47.740kgs or 64 grammes per child.   Thank you children for making better choices and reducing the amount of waste.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7vTtnevlO4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhOyhK48lxs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVm3kYrGmLU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06jvmpKVSMw

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE SUMMER !!

 

SCHOOL RECOMMENCES ON THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER FROM 8:30AM