Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 28th January 2022 – Spring 4
THERE HAVE BEEN 22 RECORDED CASES OF CORONOAVIRUS REPORTED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK
There has been a very sharp rise in the number of reported cases of Coronovirus this week. A number of staff and children have had to self-isolate because they contracted the virus and we must continue to remain vigilant against the spread of the disease. Our scheduled film night will have to be moved to later in the year and teacher – parent consultations will take place online again. I wrote to you all yesterday about the ongoing issue the school faces regarding persistent absenteeism. I can not stress highly enough just how important it is for your child to be brought to school every day. All too often we have to speak to parents / carers about a child’s absence and the irreparable damage that is done because of this. Children struggle to close educational gaps and they find it embarrassing when they are unsure of their learning. Please send you child to school every day unless they are very ill. Thank you for your support with this very important matter. Click to read the letter that was sent out earlier in the week regarding this matter.
The word of the week is – BOFFOLA – an uproariously funny joke or a full-on heart laugh.
POEM OF THE WEEK –
THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK –
TEACHER / PARENT /CARER CONSULTATION – Bookings are now open on Arbor for you to make an appointment to speak with your child’s class teacher. All meetings will take place on Zoom to mitigate against the spread of Coronavirus. Consultations will take place on Tuesday 8th between 3:30pm and 5:30pm and Wednesday 9th February between 3:30pm and 7:00pm. Please make sure that you book an appointment.
PAINTING THE KEY STAGE 2 FENCES – SAVE THE DATE – Are you a dab hand with a paint brush? Can you spare an hour on SATURDAY 26th FEBRUARY between 10am and 11am to lend a hand painting the fence panels at the back of the KS2 playground? Tea, coffee and bacon rolls will be on offer so all you need to do is turn up and be willing to lend a hand. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to help give the playground environment a lift for the children.
ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY – There were 23 children from 12 families who came late to school last week on 31 occasions. We will be contacting the families next week who repeatedly bring their child to school late on a regular basis. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.
MANY OF YOU BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL ON TIME EVERYDAY WHICH HELPS TO SET A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE. PART OF THE SCHOOL’S MISSION IS TO SUPPORT ALL OF OUR FAMILIES AS MUCH AS WE CAN BUT IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE WORKS TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE CHILDREN AND THE SCHOOL. IT IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH THE CHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PUNCTUAL.
Rec Pine – 90.7%
1 Lime – 93.0%
1 Maple – 81.1%
2 Willow – 98%
3 Birch – 92.4%
3 Elm – 85.0%
4 Aspen – 81.5%
5 Cedar – 94%
6 Cherry – 80.5%
6 Oak – 83.2%
WEEKLY AVERAGE – 88%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 93%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%
HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Button, Alicja, Wiktoria, Lexi, Layton, Christabel, Finley and Demetris who 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 – Elisha, Jack, Aila, Lyla, Ainoa, Vinnie, Louis, Eimantas and Kayla. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.
FOOD WASTE – FOOD WASTE – This week there was 54.3 kgs of waste which equated to 75 grammes per child. THIS IS STILL TOO MUCH. I have spoken to Vicky our cook about changing the menu and discussions between the kitchen staff and the school council will take place next week. Watch this space.
TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND –
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND, STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL!!