Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 19th July 2019

This is the last newsletter of the year as we begin the last remaining days of term. Emotions always run as we say goodbye to our Year 6 and members of staff but it is always a special time of year and the celebrations are well underway. The Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly takes place next Wednesday morning at 11:00am and parents and cares are welcome to join us. Please note that it is for the family members of Year 6 children only because of health and safety regulations. The children had a wonderful time at last night’s disco and judging by the photos below an excellent time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who has supported the  many different Parents and Friends events this year. They have worked incredibly hard through the year and managed to raise just over £4,500, which is a truly wonderful achievement and we look forward to many new events and old favorites taking place. I would like to thank the many families who have supported the school over the past 11 months and I look forward to welcoming you all back in September when the children return.

 

Word of the week – MUMPSIMUS – an incorrect view on something that a person refuses to let go of.

 

VISIT FROM THE RESIDENTS OF THE MEAD RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME 

As part of one of our topics in P.S.H.E this year both Year 3 classes made garden ornaments. We used plant pots and decorated them with paint, stickers and rocks. We then held a sale and invited our parents and cares into our classroom to buy the ornaments. We collected the money we raised and had a vote on what to spend it on.  We could choose between the Cats Protection, The Mead Residential Care Home or a children’s charity. Most of us voted for the Mead and we decided to invite the residents from the care home to join us for tea party.  Mrs Dyos used the money to buy cake, biscuits and fancy plates and serviettes.On the 16th July we set up tables and chairs under the big oak tree in the meadow.  We laid the tables with tasty, scrumptious cakes and fancy teapots. When the residents arrived we served them tea, cake and biscuits and spent the rest of the afternoon talking and listening to them. Everybody had a lovely afternoon and well learnt a lot about each other.

By Chloe Year 3

 

SAVE THE DATE – FIREWORK DISPLAY @ PARKSIDE PRIMARY COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

 

DISCO – Marky Mark’s replacement Sam didn’t let the children down as they danced and played games at last night’s disco. Our thanks should be given to the Friends of Parkside for organising the event. Over £400 was raised, another fantastic achievement. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket in support of the event.

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

 

 

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

 

ROBIN HOOD AND THE SHERWOOD HOODIES – Year 6 gave two excellent and very entertaining renditions of their end of term performance – Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies on Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon. Not only did they play to their audience, they ‘hammed’ up the entire show to entice great laughter and merriment from the audience. Performances of this nature never just ‘come together’. It takes many hours of practice rehearsals and dedication from the staff and the children. Thank you children for putting on such a great show, it will live long in the memory. Well done to one and all.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – Just over 90% of children managed to be punctual to school through the week. Thank you children. In the new academic year punctuality will be a key focus for the school as we look to reduce the number of children who arrive to school late on a regular basis.

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

 81
Reception Pine

 

 86.8
Year 1 Lime

 

 94.4
Year 1 Maple

 

 84.7
Year 2 Alder

 

 95.2
Year 2 Willow

 

 93.3
Year 3 Birch

 

 92.3
Year 3 Elm

 

 88.1
Year 4 Aspen

 

 93.9
Year 4 Rowan

 

 98.6
Year 5 Ash

 

 91.7
Year 5 Cedar

 

 96.7
Year 6 Cherry

 

 91.2
Year 6 Oak

 

 93.9
Total  91.0
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.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – Congratulations to Halle, Kwadjo, Dharun, Antoni, Khaali, Romeo and Alex who were this week’s flyers. This group of children have shown great potential through the week and have upheld the values and standards we want here at our school. Thank you children for keeping going right through to the end of term.

 

 

FUTURE DATES

Wednesday 24th July Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 11.00am

School Closes – 1.30pm

 

TUNES FOR THE SUMMER – ONE PER WEEK!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt3p-F2x7rY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7gdC6XWIoU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2MTxxV5uOs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9BZVh3FM8&list=PLrz4rpD2LRdFY6av_3XJed2Mc57rWWuDQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIBj8bB8j5A

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

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!

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