Welcome back to the start of a new academic year and a very warm welcome to all of our new families who have joined us. It was lovely to see the children and staff on Thursday morning and judging by the way they looked at assembly, everyone seemed very happy to be back but more importantly to be together as a school once again. Everyone has begun to settle in to their new routines and life feels as if it has slowly begun to return to normal. The doors to the school will continue to open at 8:30am for the foreseeable future. We invite you all back on to the school site from 3:10pm to collect your child. Those of you who have children in different year groups will be able to collect them from your youngest child’s classroom at the end of the day. It was lovely to see the children looking smart in their uniforms this week. Please make sure that the standards we set at the beginning of the year continue through to July.
If for any reason you would like to speak to your child’s classteacher they can be reached via email which you will receive at the forthcoming ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings.
We look forward to working closely with you over the year ahead and to continue developing our positive relationships for the good of the school and most importantly for the good of your child.
The word of the week is – FECKFUL – full of efficiency and vigour. The opposite of ‘feckless’.
THIS WEEK’S POEM –
MRS MATTHOLIE – Many of you know Mrs Mattholie our Pastoral and Parental Engagement Officer. She is always available to families should you feel the need to speak to her about a range of issues. Mrs Mattholie is very experienced at working with families and is an exceptional professional. She can be contacted through the school office.
FRIENDS OF PARKSIDE – Before the pandemic we had a thriving and active Friends of Parkside Committee. They arranged the school’s first Summer Fair for the first time in 13 years and put on a firework display, talent shows, termly discos and cake sales. They managed to raise over £4,500 and made a significant contribution to the purchase of laptops for the children to use in class. If you are interested in joining the Friends their first meeting will take place on THURSDAY 16th SEPTEMBER at 3:30pm in the School Hall. All you have to do is turn up and have some ideas!!
MEET THE TEACHER MEETINGS – These very important meetings take place on – MONDAY 13th SEPTEMBER once you have dropped your child to school. Tea and coffee will abe available in the school hall from 8:30am before teachers will welcome you in to classes from 9:00am. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.
WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – WD6 FOOD SUPPORT WILL HAVE A SMALL SELECTION OF WHAT WE HAND OUT EACH WEEK ON WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS IN THE PLAYGROUND AT 3:10PM. PLEASE COME AND SEE WHAT’S ON OFFER AND FEEL FREE TO COME AND COLLECT FROM OUR ROOM FROM 3:15PM THROUGH TO 4:30PM. DONT BE SHY. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
FOOD WASTE – This week we had to throw away 11.7 kgs of waste which equated to 46 grammes per child. Please encourage you child to make choices that they will enjoy for lunch which will help to reduce the food waste.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!