Well what a week it has been! It started with an emergency on Monday which saw the air ambulance land on the school field and finished with a visit from the school photographer. It is safe to say that is has been a very challenging and demanding week. Our monitoring processes start next week and senior leaders will begin to look closely at standards across the school. It is important that we continue to focus on the children’s progress as life in school returns to normal once again.
The word of the week is – THROTTLEBOTTOM – an inept, bumbling and possible embarrassing holder of public office.
SCHOOL UNIFORM – It has been very encouraging to see so many children taking pride in wearing their school uniform. Uniform is such an important way of bringing the school together it lets the local community know who we are and gives the children a sense of purpose and identity. Children need to wear the correct items of clothing to school including trousers and shoes, pinafores and skirts. If for any reason you need help with uniform please do come and speak to a member of staff or Mrs Mattholie our Pastoral Support and Parental Engagement Officer.
POEM OF THE WEEK –
RAISING CONFIDENT KIDS WORKSHOP – This excellent workshop takes place on Tuesday 12th October here at school between 9:30am and 10:30am. Places must be booked through Emma at the Hertsmere Partnership Board on 01727 655 512 EXTN 268
THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK–
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.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND
MORRISONS – IT’S GOOD TO GROW INITIATIVE
If you shop at Morrisons we are looking for your help. Please follow the instructions above to receive your GROW TOKENS which we can use in exchange for gardening equipment. For every £10 you spend the school will receive a GROW TOKEN. We hope that you can help us to regenerate the vegetable patches in the KS2 playground which everyone can enjoy.
ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY – There were 7 children from 6 families who came late to school last week on 8 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.
THIS HAS BEEN THE WORST WEEK FOR ATTENDANCE. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR CHILD FIT AND WELL.
Rec Pine – 88.3%
1 Lime – 92.2%
1 Maple – 96.3%
2 Willow – 89.3%
3 Birch – 94.2%
3 Elm – 98.8%
4 Aspen – 86.6%
5 Cedar – 90.4%
6 Cherry – 94.9%
6 Oak – 87.4%
WEEKLY AVERAGE – 92%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94.2%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%
HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Frankie, Damian, Alfie, Louis, Harry, Fernanda, Charlie who Kia 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 – Willow, Ellie, Jayden, Daisy, Helena, Selena, Cristabel, Megan and Dea. 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 37.4 kgs of waste which equated to 53.7 grammes per child.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!