Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 8th March 2018

At the end of next week we will be three quarters of the way through the Spring term! The last of the winter weather is still with us but the promise of longer days and warmer months lie ahead. It has been another busy week at Parkside once again, the boys’ football team bounced back from last week’s disappointment to record a resounding 10-0 victory over Saffron Green, children and staff dressed up as a character from their favourite book to celebrate World Book Day, Year 5 visited London Zoo, work began on redesigning the curriculum, governors meetings,  parents / carers attended reading workshops, Year 3 held their sale of garden ornaments after school on Friday and our attendance this week is once again in line with National Averages. We continue to plough on and the school continues to improve with every passing week. We look forward to our first quiz night next Friday which we hope many of you can attend. Please continue to support the children and the school in everything that we do.

The word of the week is: ERUDITE – (adjective) characterised by great knowledge; learned or scholarly. As we look to redesign our curriculum we want all of children to be erudite so that they can take their place in an ever changing world.

 

QUIZ NIGHT – With just under a week to go, the Friends of Parkside are looking to you, the parents and carers and friends to come to our first quiz night to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious Parkside Quiz Trophy! Teams made up of 6 to 8 players are welcome to compete against staff and governors from 6:30pm this Friday (15th March) Tea coffee and snacks available. Tickets are available either through the office or on line via School Gateway.

WITHOUT YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT WE HOPE TO PUT ON EVENTS LIKE THIS ON A REGULAR BASIS TO BRING ALL MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY TOGETHER. 

 

 

PFA MEETING – You are all invited to the Friends of Parkside’s next meeting which will take place at 3:30pm in the Nursery on Monday 11th March. A creche will be available for those of you with young children. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting where decisions will be made about how the funds that you have raised will be spent on improving facilities for the children and for ideas to be shared about new events. We look forward to welcoming many of you on Monday after school.

 

READ WITH YOUR CHILD – It was lovely to see many of you reading with your child on Thursday morning. We would like to make this a regular event for all parents and carers to give them an opportunity to develop your child’s love of reading. More information will be sent out in the coming weeks.

 

FUTURE DATES 

 

Week Beginning

11th March 2019

·         12.3.19 Junior journalist 12.30pm -1pm
·         13.3.19 New Parents/Carers Nursery visit 9.30am- 10.30am
·         13.3.19 Choir performance 3.45pm – 4.45pm
·         14.3.19 Year 1 Reading and Spelling workshops 9am-10.15am
·         15.3.19 Comic Relief Day (children to wear red) All day
·         15.3.19 PFA Quiz Night 6.30pm- 8.30pm
Week Beginning

18th March 2019

·         18.3.19 Girls football match against Clore Shalom 3.45pm – 4.45pm
·         19.3.19 New Parents/Carers Nursery visit 9.30am – 10.30am
·         20.3.19  Attendance surgery 2.30pm
·         20.3.19 Girls football match against Cowley Hill 3.45pm – 4.45pm
·         20.3.19 Full Governor Body meeting 6.00pm – 8.00pm
·         21.3.19 Reception Reading and Spelling workshops 9am-10.15am
·         29.3.19 Bring Mum to school day TBC
·         5.4.19 Last day of term SCHOOL CLOSES 1.30PM

 

ATTENDANCE – Congratulations to the children of Reception Pine Class who had 100% attendance this week. CONGRATULATIONS children, keep this going!!

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

92.1
Reception Pine

 

100
Year 1 Lime

 

96.7
Year 1 Maple

 

95.6
Year 2 Alder

 

95.7
Year 2 Willow

 

92.5
Year 3 Birch

 

99.3
Year 3 Elm

 

93.1
Year 4 Aspen

 

94.2
Year 4 Rowan

 

96.7
Year 5 Ash

 

99.1
Year 5 Cedar

 

95.0
Year 6 Cherry

 

93.2
Year 6 Oak

 

96.1
Total 96.0
National Average 96%

 

PUNCTUALITY – There were 42 occasions where children turned up late to school this week. You must ensure that you bring your child to school on time. It is an important life skill which must be taught to them from a young age. Thank you to those of you who bring your child to school and collect them on time every day.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY – This year marked the 24th World Book Day or International Day of the Book as it is sometimes known. It was fantastic to see so many children and staff dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book. Mr Soyka read to the whole school and everyone had a wonderful day developing a love of reading.

   

 

PARKING – More and more parents and carers are coming to me about to complain about parking outside of school. We will be putting out bollards on the yellow zig zag lines and beyond on Allerton and Aycliffe Road next week to prevent cars from parking on them. The children’s safety is of the utmost importance throughout the day, but during very busy times, especially before and after school it is everyone’s responsibility to remain vigilant when dropping off and collecting. Please make sure that you show due consideration and safety before and after school.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER WE WANT SMILES NOT MOBILES WHEN DROPPING OFF AND COLLECTING YOUR CHILD. PLEASE FINISH YOUR CALL BEFORE ENTERING SCHOOL GROUNDS. THANK YOU. 

 

TUNES OF THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9muYyYxhI

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

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

 

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