Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 25th January 2019

As January draws to a close we can begin to think of the promise of spring! The cold weather and the snow haven’t dampened spirits and the children remain very focused on their work. Our new school library was officially opened on Thursday by the Deputy Mayor and Mr Marc Boucherat in the presence of governors, parents / carers and the school council. Despite the weather it was a wonderful occasion for everyone. When you collect or drop off please pop in to the new library and see just how lucky we are to have such a resource. The talent show is taking place tonight and tickets are still available so please come along to join the fun. It has been brought to my attention about the difficulty children experience when they play games on line together or use social platforms to communicate. When used appropriately, on line communication can be an excellent way of developing a child’s thinking and creativity, but when it is used to undermine and taunt it has a very negative impact on friendships.  The school works hard to educate the children in the appropriate use of technology but we have recently spent a lot of time dealing with issues that have been brought into school because of situations that have been created at home.I ask that all parents / carers keep a close eye and supervise their child’s activity when they use the internet or a mobile phone. Thank you for your help with this very important issue. The next round of parent/carer workshops are underway! We enjoy having our parents / carers in school so please make sure you are able to support your child’s learning in a very relaxed atmosphere by making sure you are able to attend. We look forward to welcoming you.

 

The word of the week is FORTITUDE – strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity. During these cold winter months we all need a little fortitude so that we can appreciate the gift of Spring.

 

TALENT SHOW – Tonight sees the children from the Early Years and Key Stage 1 take to the stage. Tickets are still available from the office priced at £3, so if you want to spend a night being entertained by our wonderful children come along and enjoy the fun. Doors open at 4:45pm. Children need to be back at school for 4:30pm. We look forward to welcoming you.

 

DON’T FORGET NEXT FRIDAY SEES THE CHILDREN FROM KEY STAGE 2 TAKE TO THE STAGE!! 5PM – 8PM TICKETS £3 FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE

 

OPENING OF THE NEW SCHOOL LIBRARY – Please click on the link to read about the opening of our new school library.

https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/opening-of-the-new-school-library/

 

ATTENDANCE –  Congratulations to the children from Year 4 Rowan who had the best attendance this week with 99%

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

 87.2
Reception Pine

 

 93.3
Year 1 Lime

 

 96.1
Year 1 Maple

 

 97.2
Year 2 Alder

 

 89.0
Year 2 Willow

 

 93.8
Year 3 Birch

 

 96.4
Year 3 Elm

 

 95.6
Year 4 Aspen

 

 92.5
Year 4 Rowan

 

 99.0
Year 5 Ash

 

 90.0
Year 5 Cedar

 

 91.7
Year 6 Cherry

 

 90.5
Year 6 Oak

 

 93.6
Total  93.4
National Average 96%

PUNCTUALITY – Unfortunately there were 49 times children arrived late to school this week. Thank you to those of you who bring your child to school on time . We appreciate your support with this crucial aspect of school life.

 

FUTURE DATES

Week Beginning

28th January 2019

 

·29.1.19 Coffee morning with the Head 9.00am – 9.30am
·29.1.19 Reception trip to Borehamwood library AM
·         29.1.19 Junior Journalists Borehamwood FC

 

12.30pm – 1pm
·30.1.19Attendence officer surgery

 

 

3.15pm onwards

 

 

·30.1.19 Boys football match against Kenilworth 3.30pm – 4.45pm
·31.1.19 Year 5 reading and spelling workshops 9am-10.15am
·1.2.19 Parkside Talent Show KS2 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Week Beginning

4th February 2019

 

·4.2.19 Internet safety Year 5 & 6

 

11.00am – 12.00am

 

·         5.2.19 Coffee morning with the Head

 

9.00am – 9.30am

 

·         5.2.19 Junior Journalists Borehamwood FC 12.30pm – 1pm
·         5.2.19 Happy Mind Happy Heart workshops (Year3 &4) All day
·         7.2.19 Year 4 reading and spelling workshops 9am-10.15am
·         7.2.19 Boys football match against Saffron Green. 3.30pm- 4.45pm
·8.2.19 PFA Valentine’s disco KS2

 

6.30pm-8.30pm

 

TUNE OF THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwpVpUYO3MM

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND! 

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