Issue 29 - Friday 1st April 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
With the warm weather and Easter celebrations this week Parkfield has felt an even more positive place than it usually does! The decorated eggs and bonnets are always a highlight on the school calendar and this year was no different. You can see many of the wonderful creations in the slideshow below. Although we couldn't attend church this year, today's Easter assembly, which was brilliantly presented by Y4 and Fr. Steven from Manchester Cathedral was another occasion that helped Parkfielders feel like school was returning to normal.
This past term has been a challenge for all and I hope you all have a well deserved break. The challenges we've faced this term have proved what resilient staff, pupils and parents we have at Parkfield. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 19th April.
Please also be aware that school are responsible for track and trace if there are any positive cases over the first week of the Easter period. As a result, please email myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) if anyone tests positive for coronavirus as this may impact on other school pupils and staff.
Have a wonderful Easter
EASTER BONNETS AND DECORATED EGGS
Thanks so much to all the families that supported yesterday's competition. The quality of the bonnets and the effort that had gone into making them was fantastic. It always amazes me how creative many of our Parkfielders are. Congratulations to the 14 winners that were voted by the staff and a well done to all that took part. Due to the fantastic efforts, the whole school were treated yesterday to a cream egg each - we hope they enjoyed them.
HOUSE WINNER - WOOD
Congratulations to Wood (Green) - our house winners for this past half term. They will be rewarded with a non-uniform day on Friday 23rd April. We will remind you nearer the time!
ST GEORGE'S DAY
The 23rd April is also St. Georges's day and as in previous years, any member of the Brownies, Cubs or Beavers are welcome to come to school in their club uniforms that day. For those that aren't aware - St. George is the patron saint of those clubs and it's a day when members renew their promise.
Parent's Evening is going to take place on Wednesday the 28th April and after Easter you'll be able to sign up for a time slot. We'll be conducting the evening similar to the Autumn term where they were completed virtually over zoom.
DO YOU USE A TUTOR?
Having a tutor to support your child can have real benefits but please have a look at the poster below with details regarding safeguarding if you are using a tutor.
A huge thank you to those that bought tickets to take part in the Easter Eggstravaganza raffle. We made a total of £676 and the 20 prizes have now been collected by all that won during the live zoom draw. The money is going towards our brand new class set of iPads that are arriving after Easter.
Well done to Romi in Y3 who has raised over £2000 in sponsorship money for cycling 100 miles over the past month. The money is going to Springhill Hospice in Rochdale - thanks to all that donated and well done to our incredibly kind parkfielder.
This half term we've been focussing on being 'encouraging' at Parkfield. We'll be announcing our character award nominations and winners when we return after Easter. Next half term we're going to be looking closely at being 'confident'.
REMINDER - SCHOOL CLOSURE - POLLING DAY - 6th May 2021
Advanced warning that the school will be closed to all pupils on Thursday 6th May due to polling. Due to coronavirus restrictions, including the use of bubbles and social distancing, it is not possible to have the children in the building whilst it is being used as a polling station. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
YEAR 1 SCHOOL TRIP
We have planned an exciting trip for Y1 to visit Chester Zoo on Wednesday 21st April which will perfectly compliment their work in class next half term. If the trip is unable to go ahead for any reason (i.e. coronavirus restrictions) we will let you know as soon as possible. A separate email with payment details has been sent to all parents and carers in the class.
A reminder that our Covid-19 information page is being regularly updated and includes an up to date risk assessment. If you're unsure about the guidelines that are to be followed, the information will be on this page.
REMINDERS from previous Newsletters
PARKFIELD SCHOOL LOTTERY
If you'd like the opportunity to win £25,000 each week and support the school you can do so by joining the school lottery. There is a winner from our school each week that wins a smaller prize but there is always the chance of winning the national prize of £25,000. More details and how to join can be found here: https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/parkfield-primary-school
Mrs Whalen is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) supported by Miss Steele (Deputy DSL). If you have any concerns about the needs or welfare of a pupil, please don't hesitate to contact the school. We all share a responsibility to our pupils safety and wellbeing.
As a school our promise is: We will listen, we will support and we will take action.
Health and Safety
Unfortunately, Parents and Carers are not allowed to drop off and pick up from the school car park at any time.
Children are not allowed on the play equipment before and after school. Please keep them off.