The Pettit Park Paper

Monthly news for Pettit Park Elementary Technology Academy

February 2021

Each month, we will send a link out to our Pettit Park newsletter, The Pettit Park Paper. Since we cannot have visitors this year, this is a great way to stay connected and keep up on what we are doing each month at school. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Growth Mindset

Please click on the video below to learn about Growth Mindset. This is a HUGE factor in helping children succeed. This is a great parent friendly video that shares some ideas on how to help with this at home!

Coat, Hat & Gloves

We will try to go outside for recess every day if possible. Please make sure your child has a coat, hat and gloves to keep warm!

Hot Chocolate Day

Our Food Service Department applied for a special grant that will provide hot chocolate to all of our students on Monday, February 1, 2021 with breakfast! We are excited to enjoy this special treat!

Global School Play Day

Check out our social media pages for pictures of us enjoying Global School Play Day on February 3, 2021!

World Read Aloud Day

February 3, 2021 is also World Read Aloud Day! Celebrate with us by reading a book to or with your child(ren) and send the teacher a picture or video. All families that submit a picture or video of reading aloud with their child will be put into a drawing for a family prize! All entries must be submitted by the end of the school day on 2-4-21.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Our students and staff are participating in a door decorating contest this month. Check out our social media page for pictures!
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Let's Get Ready to ROCK...

The week of February 8-12, 2021 is ROCK YOUR SCHOOL week! We plan to do a variety of fun activities to celebrate our school!
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Upcoming Events

  • February: Black History Month
  • February 1: Hot Chocolate Day
  • February 3: Global School Play Day
  • February 3: World Read Aloud Day
  • February 8-12: ROCK Your School Week
  • February 15: President's Day--school is in session
  • April 5-9: Spring Break
  • April 12-16: eLearning


The playground (most of it) is now open during the school day. Unfortunately, there is still construction going on and we cannot open up the playground in the evenings yet. Please remember to respect the construction fence and stay out until it is safe to play!

Virtual School

Hello Parents/Guardians of our Virtual Students!

We want to review a few items with you in order to help make our learning experiences better for our students!

  • Please try to find a quiet place for your child to participate.
  • Please try to limit background noise and interruptions from others.
  • Students may struggle in bed or on a couch, so a place with a table and chair is ideal for the live lessons.
  • We are required to take attendance for our virtual students each day. The attendance is updated at the end of each week. Teachers are also tracking attendance for sessions. Teachers will provide a weekly summary of attendance at each lesson/check-in session.
  • Our teachers are working on recording video sessions in case your child misses a live session. These are a work in progress and often take time to upload…please be patient.

We appreciate your support in order to make this learning experience the best for your child!

Social Media

We will post photos on our Social Media throughout the week. This is a great way to see what is going on in our classrooms and get to "see" into the life at school without actually being here physically. Please take time to follow us!
Learning social skills is an important part of life. We teach social skills throughout the year. The social skills below are a few that would be good to review at home too!

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Bring in Tabs

We are collecting bottle tabs, tabs from cans of food, etc. for Riley Hospital. This collection helps support families that have to stay in the Ronald McDonald House when a child is sick. Please consider saving these and sending them to school!

Meet Dr. Smith

Lyndsi Smith is the principal. She has been in education for 20 years as a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal and now, principal. Dr. Smith started her own schooling at Pettit Park in elementary school. She also started her teaching career at Pettit Park. She is excited to be back home!