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The PTA Cake Sale this week raised a wonderful £155! Thank you to all involved!


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 13.10.23

Parentmail 13.10.23

Dear Parents/Carers,

Yet again I must thank you - our Lakeside families - for your continuing generosity.  On Tuesday staff and pupils wore yellow for Mental Health Day and you donated £379.50 to Bronwen’s Wish.  The charity is funding the building of a wellbeing pod in the school grounds and it is nearing completion.  Lakeside is the first school in Cardiff to receive a pod and the charity hopes to build many more in schools over the coming years.  Thank you again, therefore, for your contribution to this worthy cause.

Here’s a link to the School Council’s Harvest video, which we made last Wednesday when the children took all the wonderful donations to the Food Bank at Emmanuel Church in Gabalfa.

Parents’ Consultations

The booking system for Parent Consultations is ‘going live’ on Tuesday 17th October at 10am.


Shwmae Day Friday 13th October

Thank you all for joining in Shwmae Day to celebrate all things Welsh.  We had some great costumes on the day and pupils enjoyed some Welsh-themed activities throughout the school.  Look out for Year 6’s rendition of Sosban Fach on the school gate at home time!


PTA Preloved Spooks and Sparkles costumes Sale: Friday 3.15pm

Remember to come and browse for a costume in the PTA Preloved costume sale after school today


PTA Spooks and Sparkles Discos Thursday 26th October: 5-5.45pm and 6-7pm

Entry to BOTH discos is via the main School Entrance (by the Winnie the Pooh Garden).  Please purchase tickets via ParentPay, which has gone live today.  Children will be ticked off from our lists on entry.  Cost of entry: £2.50 each.


Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2:  5pm – 5.45pm

An adult needs to stay with their child and enjoy the dancing. Exit will be via the KS2 Door.


Years 3, 4, 5 and 6:  6pm – 7pm

Children can be dropped off, but please make sure they go into the school building.  No mobile phones please.  Pick up will be from the KS2 Door at 7pm.  Children will not be allowed to walk home without a responsible adult picking them up.

Fancy dress is encouraged, not essential. But dancing like nobody’s watching is obviously compulsory!


Lost Property

Please see the lost property page of the web site if your child has mislaid something:  It would help us greatly if children’s property was labelled with their name, especially school uniform, so that we can reunite owners with their clothing or other items.  Many thanks.


Year Group Christmas Sharing sessions

Following the success of these last Christmas, the children will be sharing a Christmas-themed presentation with parents/carers.  Below is the timetable for these events.  Each session will start at 9.30am and will take place in the Big Hall.  Thank you.



Day / Date – 9.30am starts, Big Hall

Year group

Monday 11th December 

Nursery AM

Nursery PM (time TBC)

Tuesday 12th December


Wednesday 13th December

Year 1

Thursday 14th December

Year 2

Friday 15th December

Year 3



Tuesday 19th December

Year 4

Wednesday 20th December

Year 6

Thursday 21st December

Year 5


Wishing you a pleasant weekend.


Best wishes,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher



Upcoming events / Term dates

October 2023

w/c Monday 23rd October – Outdoor Learning Week at Lakeside

Tuesday 24th October – Parents’ consultations

Wednesday 25th October – Parents’ consultations

Thursday 26th October – Spooks and Sparkles Disco

Friday 27th October - Break up for half term


Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November – half term break


Wednesday 8th November – COLORFOTO individual pupil photos

Friday 10th November 2.30pm – Year 6 Remembrance Assembly for parents/carers

w/c Monday 13th November – Anti-bullying Week

Monday 13th November – Wear Odd Socks Day for Anti-bullying Week

Thursday 16th November 6.30pm - PTA Annual General Meeting, School Hall

Friday 17th November – CRAZY HAIR DAY for Children in Need

Monday 20th November – Year 4 children receive Universal Free School Meals (please remember to order before 8am each day)



Friday 1st December – Christmas Fayre

Thursday 7th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children

Thursday 7th December (to the 15th) - Hannukkah

Friday 22nd December – Pantomime

Friday 22nd December – Break up for Christmas

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