Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 25th October 2019 – Autumn 8

The half term break has crept us on us all over the past few weeks and there has been much to look back on but more importantly a great deal to look forward to. We had a visit from one of the county maths advisers today which was very successful. The school has been asked to take part in a county wide project about the importance of developing children’s confidence around the understanding and application of mathematics. It is a very exciting project which the school has committed to being a part of for the next three years. We want to involve parents and carers as much as we can so watch this space for further updates. Don’t forget tickets the tickets for the firework extravaganza will be on sale on WEDNESDAY 30TH / THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER AND FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER BETWEEN 10AM AND 11AM

 

The word of the week is – QUAGSWAG – To shake something backwards and forwards is to quagswag,

 

WORKSHOPS – Thank you to everyone who attended a workshop this half term. We hope that you found them useful. It is vitally important that we continue to support our parent / carer body and to engage with you about your child’s learning. There are many opportunities for you to involve yourself with your child in a number of different ways and the impact you can have is immeasurable. Click on the link for further information about how you can help your child.

https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/learning-links/

 

FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA – Tickets are selling fast! We will be selling on the night at the same prices – £6 for adults £4 for children and £15 for a family of 2 adults and 3 children. Hot dogs including vegetarian option, sweets, tea and coffee for sale. A range of novelty gifts on sale on the evening too. Please make every effort to attend, it promises to be a great event. NEMSIS PYROTECHNICS are a renowned company who have won industry awards and know how to put on a show!

PLEASE NOTE –

TICKET HOLDERS TO ENTER VIA THE ENTRANCE ON ALLERTON ROAD

ON THE NIGHT TICKETS ENTRANCE ON AYCLIFFE ROAD

 

YEAR 2 VISIT THE MOSQUE IN WATFORD – The children from Year 2 visited the mosque in Watford as part of their RE topic. They learnt about the signs and symbols associated with the Muslim religion and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Not only were they wonderful ambassadors for our school they returned to school brimming with newfound knowledge.

 

PARENTVIEW – We are always interested in the views of our parents and carers so please follow the link to complete a short survey:

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

 

FUTURE DATES

TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER FIREWORK DISPLAY 4:30PM

 

Wednesday 6th November 
Children in Need Rehearsal for children in Years 5+6 – 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Friday 8th November
Year 6 Class Assembly
9.05am

 

Monday 11th November
Remembrance Assembly
9:05am

Friday 15th November
Year 4 Class Assembly
9.05am

YEAR 5 AND 6 CHOIR TO APPEAR ON THE BBC CHILDREN IN NEED APPEAL

MONDAY 11TH – FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER ANTI – BULLYING WEEK – CHANGE STARTS WITH US

 

Thursday 21st November
Disco with Marky Mark
Nurs + Rec + KS1 – 3:30pm -4:30pm
Key Stage 2 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Friday 22nd November
Year 3 Class Assembly
9.05am

 

MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER –  FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER – BOOK FAYRE TO SCHOOL

 

Thursday 5th December 
Environmental Health Fair for Years 3 and 4 – Council Offices – AM

Tuesday 10th December
Key Stage 1 Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers
10.00am and 2.00pm

Wednesday 11th December
Nursery Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers
10.30am

Friday 13th December
Reception Christmas Performance to Parents/Carers
10.00am and 2.00pm

Tuesday 17th December
Years 3 + 4 Christmas Performance for Parents /Carers
2.00pm and 5.30pm

Wednesday 18th December
Christmas Dinner + Christmas Jumper Day
All day

FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER SCHOOL CLOSES FOR THE TERM AT 3:15PM

 

I CANNOT STRESS HIGHLY ENOUGH THE IMPORTANCE OF SENDING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL AND TO BE ON TIME. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE I HAVE BEEN AT THE SCHOOL THE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE FIGURE HAS DIPPED UNDER 90%.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE SCHOOL OVER THIS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT ISSUE. WE WANT TO SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES AS MUCH AS WE CAN SO IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING PLEASE COME AND TALK TO US. WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS + HOT CHOCOLATE – Congratulations to Lucas, Anastasia, Vinnie, Lexie-May, Connor, George, Kieran, Owyn and Chrysoulla who shared hot chocolate together on Friday for being amazing through the week.

Our flyers this week were – Triya, Leonardo, Reyansh, Morgan, Melisa, Ervis, Daniel, Yaren and Ryan. Keep soaring high children and the world will be at your feet.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE HALF TERM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQncxrf1fWY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQLXRTl3Z0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loF_zd6Ij0k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfGDvDGE7zk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f59lP-a-cZU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gcwkv1kCYA

 

HAVE A LOVELY HALF TERM. SCHOOL RECOMMENCES ON MONDAY 4TH OCTOBER

 

FIREWORK TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 30TH / THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER AND FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER