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%




Reception Fir


Reception Pine


Year 1 Lime


Year 1 Maple


Year 2 Alder


Year 2 Willow


Year 3 Birch


Year 3 Elm


Year 4 Aspen


Year 4 Rowan


Year 5 Ash


Year 5 Cedar


Year 6 Cherry


Year 6 Oak


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.