Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 9th July 2021 – Summer 12

The last week of the academic year is upon us and we look forward to the summer holiday knowing that when we return in September the guidelines surrounding education will be relaxed. Bubbles will close, families will be allowed back on to school grounds and children will be able to mix freely once more; something we are all looking forward too. You should have received your child’s annual report today. In line with statutory guidance if there is anything you would like to discuss about the content of the report, please can you make an appointment through the school office. The children have worked incredibly hard since they returned to full time education and should feel proud of their achievements. Year 5 families will receive their child’s reports on Monday when they return. It is important that children come to school every day next week. Teachers and support staff have planned many activities for the children and it is very important the children continue their education until 1:00pm on Friday 16th July. Please support the school with this very important matter.

 

 

The word of the week is – LATIBULATING – hiding in a corner until conditions improve

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK – including the entries to the annual Rotary Art Competition

 

PARKINGYESTERDAY EVENING THERE WAS A RATHER UNPLEASANT INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE BETWEEN PARENTS ON ALLERTON ROAD ABOUT GIVING WAY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND CONSIDERATE TO ALL ROAD USERS AND REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILTY TO SHOW THE CHILDREN HOW TO BEHAVE AT ALL TIMES. 

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS – From September the price of school dinners are increasing for Years 3-6 to £2.65 (currently £2.60)

 

 

YEAR 6 PRODUCTION – The traditional end of year production took place today minus an audience of families and friends. This year’s play was called:
Well What A Year!‘. The children were well prepared and delivered a fine performance despite the many challenges they faced including absent class mates!  The performance was recorded for posterity by a team from the local UTC college and will available for families to watch by the end of the month. We were sorely disappointed that our families couldn’t join us this year but by having a permanent recording of the show, we hope that is goes some way to making up for this. Congratulations children and thank you and well done to  Miss Wood, Mr Wanless, Mrs Knowles and Mrs Lunniss.

 

 

END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS – Children will be dismissed next Friday from 1:00pm. Please make a note of the times to collect your child.

Nursery – 1:00pm
Reception – 1:00pm
Year 1 – 1:15pm
Year 2 – 1:15pm
Year 3 & 4 – 1:20pm
Year 5 & 6 – 1:30pm

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – https://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/19423387.wd6-food-support-group-open-residents-borehamwood/?fbclid=IwAR3Sx9G0QdK21CbebgyqG21nvBk2rXZ9ysLl1If_vmA3FKmqV-Rjx6l4Jf0

Please click to read a recent article about the new WD6 Food Support we are proud to have at our school.
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.

 

 

CLOSURE OF THE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – Next week see the closure of the After School Club after two and a half years. We have had to close the club because of falling numbers. Thank you to everyone who used the club during this time. Please remember that THURSDAY 15th JULY will be the very last day After School Club will be open.

BIG TOP at Meryfield School will be taking bookings from September.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 17  children from 15 families who came late to school last week on 26  occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine –  92%
Rec Fir –  74%

1 Lime – 89%
1 Maple – 86%

2 Alder – 96.2%
2 Willow – 87.2%

3 Birch – 88.7%
4 Aspen – 95.1%

5 Ash – BUBBLE CLOSED
5 Cedar – BUBBLE CLOSED

6 Cherry – 91.8%
6 Oak – 93.4%

WEEKLY AVERAGE –  90%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

THIS WEEK’S ATTENDANCE MONOPOLY WINNERS WERE –   2 Alder

 

Last week’s winner enjoyed:

CLASS TREAT
Reception Fir Extra playtime
Reception Pine Hot chocolate
1 Lime MUGA
1 Maple Juice & biscuits
2 Willow MUGA
3 Birch Popcorn & Film
4 Aspen Cupcakes
6 Cherry Milkshake

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was  36.420 kgs or 55 grammes per child.   Thank you children for making better choices and reducing the amount of waste. Please talk to your child about the school menu and encourage them to make a choice they will enjoy.
WASTE WAS LOWER THAN LAST WEEK BECAUSE YEAR 5 HAVE BEEN ABSENT.

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Thalia, Stefan, Leo, Eldon, Charlie, Karen, Patrick, Erol Can, Theo and Rio  who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re4aDJL3heA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqwu9wGPqJ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJGwkkdJLOU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzP8n2lIXkA

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND ENOY THE FOOTBALL ON SUNDAY!!