Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 27th September – Autumn 4

We head in to October on Tuesday and celebrate it with a coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Research. It was a small affair last year but we hope that you will be out in full support next week. Cakes should be sent in to school on Monday. We also celebrate Black History month throughout October. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the influence many black people have had in helping to shape the society we live in today. We held the annual general meeting of  the Friends of Parkside this evening in the Nursery which was attended by a number of supportive parents and governors. There is a full schedule of events lined up through the year for every member of the community to enjoy so please keep checking your messages on a regular basis for updates.  It was lovely to see everyone looking their best on Thursday when the photographer came. Please remember that shoes and not trainers should be worn at all times. We continue to address the issue we have around attendance by introducing a WALKING BUS on Monday 30 SEPTEMBER. Mrs Toms and Mr Honour will meet children, parents and carers on the junction of Stapleton Road and Stanborough Avenue at 8:25am. They will walk together in a group to school to arrive at approximately 8:40am. Further information can be found by clicking on the following link – https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/walking-bus/

Please keep supporting the school in all that we do.

 

The word of the week is –  SLIVING – A thin slice of bread or meat, or a splinter of wood.

 

Lots of  information is regularly sent out through the school’s twitter feed – @headparkside

 

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING – Please send in your donations to school on Monday 30th September in preparation for the coffee morning on Tuesday 1st October. Tea / Coffee and slice of cake £1 and a chance to spend some time together as a community. Doors open 8:45 am – 9:20am.

 

SAFETY TALK FROM THE POLICE – The children learnt a very valuable lesson at Monday morning’s assembly from the local Police Community Support Officers – How to use their NETWORK HAND. Not only should they stay safe at all times but when they are in times of need they can talk to THE POLICE, THEIR DOCTOR, THEIR FAMILY THEIR FRIENDS AND THEIR TEACHERS. Thank you to Sam and Sarah our local PCSOs for speaking to the children about this very valuable message.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE FRIDAY – Congratulations to Darius, Bobby, Miriam, Alexus, Yanis, Bianca, Kiya, Hannah, Jade, Leona who shared a cup of hot chocolate this week with Mr Soyka because of the excellent attitude they showed in their learning. From guided reading to developing positive friendships the children have had a great week.

Our flyers this week were Stefan, Lorita, Harry, Abdi David, Chloe, Antoni, Odin and Esther. Keep soaring high.

 

ACCOUNTS FOR THE FRIENDS OF PARKSIDE 2018 -19 – We had a fantastic year last year and raised over £4,000. Please see below for further details on the amounts raised and spent.

 

Parents & Friends of Parkside Community School

Year 2018/2019

Income & Expenditure

 

 YEAR 2018/2019
 Unrestricted Funds  Restricted Funds  Total
£  £  £
 Income
 Fundraising income                    254.00                     275.50                    529.50
 Sale of items                      898.10                     546.75                1,444.85
 Event income               5,437.35                                     –               5,437.35
 Donations                          10.00                        88.00                        98.00
             6,599.45                      910.25               7,509.70
 Expenditure
 Fundraising costs                                     –                     275.50                     275.50
 Cost of sales                      821.02                     546.75                 1,367.77
 Event costs                1,370.62                                     –                1,370.62
 Donations to school                        60.00                        88.00                      148.00
 Other costs                       110.00                                     –                       110.00
               2,361.64                      910.25                3,271.89
 Excess of Income over expenditure                4,237.81                                     –                  4,237.81

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 40 occasions where children turned up late to school this week. It is great to see so many of you turning up on time and making sure that are disciplined in your time keeping. Thank you.

Congratulations to 5 ASH who had the best attendance this week. Well done children and thank you.

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

95.5
Year 1 Lime

 

91.9
Year 1 Maple

 

91.7
Year 2 Alder

 

97.2
Year 2 Willow

 

97.6
Year 3 Birch

 

92.4
Year 4 Aspen

 

94.4
Year 4 Rowan

 

94.1
Year 5 Ash

 

98.7
Year 5 Cedar

 

97.3
Year 6 Cherry

 

96.4
Year 6 Oak

 

93.6
Total 94.9
National Average 96%

 

PARENT VIEW – If you have time please register your views about the school using the following link – https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

FUTURE DATES

Friday 11th October Year 5 Class Assembly 9.05am
Wednesday 16th October Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday 17th October

 

 

Parents/Carers evening / Family Learning Conference 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Harvest Festival Assembly 9.05am
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER INSET DAY SCHOOL CLOSED TO CHILDREN
 

Wednesday 23rd October

PHONICS WORKSHOP FOR YEAR 1 PARENTS  

9.00am

TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER FIREWORK DISPLAY 4:30PM
Friday 8th November Year 6 Class Assembly 9.05am
Friday 15th November Year 4 Class Assembly 9.05am
 MONDAY 11TH – FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER ANTI – BULLYING WEEK – CHANGE STARTS WITH US
 Friday 22nd November  Year 3 Class Assembly  9.05am
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

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTkBJIn5YWQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdoXBZnBHK4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwWL8Y-qsJg

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!! DON’T FORGET THE WALKING BUS!