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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail October 7th, 2022

Parentmail October 7th, 2022


Dear Parent/Carer,


It’s been a blustery week and the nights are drawing in… the good news is that our new light by the main gates has been installed!  Thank you Mr Carey for arranging this for us.


World Mental Health Day: Monday 10th October, 2022

Staff and pupils are invited to wear yellow for Mental Health Day on Monday.  As always, we will be raising money for Bronwen’s Wish, a charity very close to our hearts.  Donations can be made on the gate at drop-off.  You may know that Bronwen’s Wish is working to raise money for ‘Wellbeing Pods’ in schools: quiet places for pupils to withdraw to when they need to.  Lakeside is very fortunate to be the first school that will receive one of these pods, and work has already started!  We will keep you updated on its progress.


Shwmae Day: Friday 14th October, 2022

Pupils and staff get to dress up again on Friday – this time in red, for Shwmae Day.  On this day we celebrate all things Welsh and there will be special activities devised by our Criw Cymraeg pupil group. 


Harvest Festival

Thank you to our Lakeside families for donations that they have already sent in for the Cardiff Food Bank Harvest Appeal.  The food Bank needs: tinned sponge pudding, rice pudding, custard, tomatoes, fish and fruit; long-life fruit juice, chocolate and sweets.  Please send your donations by Wednesday 12th October.  Thank you.


We will celebrate harvest in assemblies on Thursday 13th October, when Cardiff Food Bank will come to school to collect the donations in their van. 



Please see below for a list of upcoming events.  Help needed at all events please!!!  Please email if you can help.  Thank you.


PTA Events September to December 2022




Halloween costume and Christmas jumper sale – ‘reduce and reuse' event

Friday 14th Oct

(same as wear red Shwmae day)

Please donate any good quality preloved Halloween costumes and Christmas jumpers, then come and grab some new ones.  Thank you.

Halloween Disco

Thursday 27th Oct

Times TBC

Cake sale - Years 1 and 5

Friday 11th Nov

Donations from Years 1 & 5 please.  Thank you.

Tabletop sale/car boot

Friday 25th Nov


Christmas Fair

Friday 2nd Dec



Best wishes, Lakeside Primary PTA


Curriculum information meetings for parents

Following the success of our Reception Reading Meeting, we will be holding curriculum information meetings for all year groups throughout October and November.  In these meetings you can find out what the children are learning about under the new Curriculum for Wales, and also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

  • Year 1 meeting will be Thursday 20th October at 2-30 pm
  • Year 2 meeting will be Thursday 10th November at 2-30 pm


More dates for other year groups to follow.


Pupil Flu Vaccinations: Wednesday October 26th

Please remember to complete you consent forms by 25th October.


Wishing you all a pleasant weekend.


Best wishes,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


DATES: 2022-2023 academic year


October 2022

October is World Mental Health Month

Monday 10th October – Wear Yellow for Mental Health Day

Friday 14th October – Wear Something Red for Shwmae Day

Friday 14th October – PTA Halloween costume and Christmas jumper event

Monday 24th October – Diwali and Diwali Dance & Diyas Workshops for Reception, Y1 & Y2

Wednesday October 26th - flu vaccinations for pupils

Thursday October 27th – PTA Halloween Disco


Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November – Half Term week


November 2022

Monday 7th November – INSET DAY

Tuesday 8th November – Year 6 trip to Cardiff Castle

Wednesday 9th November – Colorfoto individual photos

Friday 11th November – Remembrance Day

Friday 11th November – PTA Cake Sale – Years 1 and 5

14-18 November Anti-Bullying Week

Friday 18th November – Children in Need

Friday 25th November – PTA Table-top / Car Boot Sale


December 2022

Friday 2nd December – PTA Christmas Fair

Friday 9th December – Christmas Jumper Day (Save the Children fundraiser)

18th – 26th December – Hanukkah

Friday 23rd December – last day of term


January 2023

Monday 9th January – Return to School

Sunday 22nd January – Chinese New Year


February 2023

Friday 3rd February – NSPCC Number Day

Tuesday 7th February – Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 21st February – Pancake Day


March 2023

Wednesday 1st March – St David’s Day

Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day

10th-19th March – British Science Week

Friday 17th March – Red Nose Day

Wednesday 22nd March – Ramadan begins (exact dates TBC)


April 2023

Sunday 9th April – Easter Day

Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd April – Eid ul-Fitr (exact dates TBC)


May 2023

Monday 1st May – BANK HOLIDAY

Half Term break – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June


June 2023


July 2023

Monday 24th July – last day of term


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