Dear Parkwood Parents & Students:
Hopefully the April showers have gone away and the spring flowers are here to stay. Here’s hoping that you and your children enjoyed our spring break and your time in the beautiful sunshine last week. We are excited to be back for our last 8 weeks of the school year and likely the busiest time of the year. Please be sure to print off the Parkwood Activity Calendars on the back two pages to stay up-to-date with all of the special events going on.
Since we were on vacation during the official “Office Professional’s Day,” we celebrated and honored our hard-working and dedicated office staff, Lisa Donnell, Rose Ann McLaughlin on Wednesday, May 1s. Classes made nice posters/cards for our office staff and gave them special flowers for May Day. School Nurse’s Day is next week and we will celebrate on May 9th. Please encourage your child to write nice card or note for Ms. Condit, our nurse.
Now that we have returned to school we will be hard at work to take the state’s Measure of Student Progress (MSP) for all 3rd-6th graders. The testing scheduled for each grade level is listed on the school calendar on the back two pages. It is VERY important to avoid scheduling appointments on your child’s testing dates as we need them in school on time each day. In addition, parents who are regularly scheduled to volunteer on one of the testing dates are asked to reschedule as we have strict guidelines of who can and cannot be present during testing. Parkwood believes that every child is capable of meeting the standards on the MSP and by working hard together we will achieve that! Please encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep the night before his/her tests and to eat a healthy breakfast.
Have a Merry Month of May!
Mr. Poage, Principal