Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 5th November 2021 – Autumn 9

THERE HAS BEEN 1 RECORDED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS RECORDED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

 

After a very long wait the day eventually came and it didn’t disappoint. The quality of the firework display was spectacular and judging by the number of people who came to the event I think we can declare it a great success. It was lovely to see the the whole school community being represented and for everyone to be back together again after such a long time was a joy. I cannot thank everyone enough. There were so many people who helped to make the event run smoothly; staff, governors, partners of members of staff, children and their families but most of all the Parents and Friends Association of Parkside. We have already rebooked for next year! On a separate note please can you make sure that your child comes to school in a warm coat WITH THEIR NAME EASILY IDENTIFIABLE during the cold autumn and winter months.

 

 

COVID 19 UPDATE – PLEASE READ THE LETTER THAT WAS SENT EARLIER IN THE WEEK CAREFULLY. STAFF WILL WEAR FACE COVERINGS IN COMMUNAL AREAS UNTIL THE END OF TERM. CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER – https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Letter-to-parents-and-carers_COVID19AdditionalMeasures_final-1.pdf

 

 

The word of the week is – MALVERSATION –  the corrupt administration of power.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

PICTURES FROM THE FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

AMAZON SHOPPING – Whenever you shop at Amazon go to smile.amazon.co.uk  instead of Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of any qualifying purchase you make to the Parents and Friends of Parkside! There is no additional cost to you and your Amazon shopping experience is exactly the same. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/homepage?q=1186025

 

 

DRESS TO IMPRESS – WHEN? Friday 12th November WHY? To raise funds for the Parents and Friends Association HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? £1 per child.
We are asking everyone (staff included) to come to school on Friday 12th November in an outfit that will impress not matter how wacky or dapper. Please make every effort to send your child in to school in their outfit and with their money! We look forward to welcoming the children in their outfits.

 

 

EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK THIS WEEK

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were  14 children from 11 families who came late to school last week on 21 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine – 92.6%

1 Lime –  91.6%
1 Maple – 93.8%

2 Willow – 95.2%

3 Birch – 99.4%
3 Elm90.5%

4 Aspen – 90.4%
5 Cedar – 95.3%

6 Cherry – 93.9%
6 Oak – 93.4%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 93.7%
YEARLY AVERAGE – 94%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96.0%

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE AND PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to Gabriel, Eldon, Jaliyah, Wesley, Amira, Amelia and Faye 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 –  Button, Ediz, Nihad, Harley, Alexi, Katerina, Anita, Cristian and Bella. Your determination, excellent attitude and hard work have helped you to take flight this week. Keep this going please all year.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week there was 63.6 kgs of waste which equated to 89.3 grammes per child. We need to look at the amount of waste the children are throwing away very closely but we can’ do it without your help. Please spend some time talking to your child about the choices they make about their dinner.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvI3voBGaH8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APiiNdgcqCs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ahvctVWv18

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!