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March 2021

Principal's Post

It is hard to believe but we are into March already. Spring is just around the corner and that is good news for sure!

We have many activities and events scheduled throughout the month of March. Our Virtual PTO Book Fair begins this Friday, March 5. PTO is organizing a Spirit Wear Sale starting Monday, March 29. Friday, March 12 is our staff vaccination day and we are planning for a remote learning day for all students. Our Spring Break starts Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26. Additional details about the events are posted below and in our Calendar of Events.

Thank you for being as flexible as you have been this year. As a family, you have had to endure many challenges this year in your schedules. We appreciate your continued support during these times.


Sue Bamford

Counselor's Corner

The month of March will focus on the character pillar Fairness. At Parkwood, being fair includes resolving conflicts peacefully in a way that is respectful to the ideas and feelings of others, taking turns, including others, listening to other’s ideas and opinions and congratulating others for a job well done! Character Education day will take place on Wednesday, March 3rd and the pillar color is orange. Please encourage your child to wear their character education shirt or an orange shirt to celebrate!

Thank you to our Parkwood Staff and Families who supported us in raising an ASTOUNDING $1721.05 through the Penny Challenge for Feed the Creek! We are always amazed by the turnout of these events and so appreciative of your support!

Congratulations to Ms. Wisniewski’s 5th grade class and to Ms. Dieter’s preschool classes who won the penny challenge for K-5 and Parkwood Preschool. Both classes will receive a donut party later this week!

If you have any questions about testing or any part of the counseling program at Parkwood Elementary, please contact me at or call my direct line at (937)458-2336.


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Mackenzie Jackson is a second grader in Mrs. Paffe's class. She demonstrates CARING on a daily basis. She comes in each day saying good morning to everyone and asking how they are doing. She is always one of the first students to make sure everyone is feeling included. She greets other teachers, students and staff. Mackenzie also shows she cares by talking to students who may be having a rough day. She is always concerned with making sure everyone is happy. Mackenzie’s caring nature definitely shines each day inside and outside the classroom.

Mackenzie is always very RESPECTFUL toward her peers and adults. Anytime Mackenzie needs help or asks for something she is always sure to say please and thank you. Mackenzie is always respectful of our school environment and in the classroom using her good PAX Leadership skills: raising her hand, following directions and using PAX quiet. She is always respectful listening to her peers ideas while sharing.

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PTO Virtual Book Fair

Friday, March 5th, 8am to Thursday, March 18th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Dear Parents and Families:

We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair from March 5th to March 18th.

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters — helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives — directly from the interactive booklist.

Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping:

Thank you for continuing to support our school.

Happy reading,

Parkwood PTO

Kindergarten and New to the District First Grade Registration

Preschool Registration

Beavercreek Preschool Registration Week

The Beavercreek Preschool Center will hold enrollment for typically developing children the week of March 1st - 5th, for the 2021-2022 school year. Registration will be online with the link going live on March 1st at 8:00am. Any registration filled out after March 5th will be placed on the waitlist for the program.

To be eligible for preschool children must be:

  • Three years old on or before August 1st
  • Potty Trained
  • Demonstrate clear verbal skills
  • Demonstrate positive social skills

Spaces are limited and students will be selected according to age and needs of the program through a lottery basis. Tuition for the four, half-day sessions is pending board approval and the outcome of the May 4th levy (tuition was $350 per quarter for the 20-21 school year). Notification of placement will be made in April, at which time a non-refundable $75.00 deposit will be due. For further questions regarding preschool enrollment, please contact Kristine Montague at 937-458-2508.

Cognitive Ability Testing

In order for us to more appropriately respond to the needs of our students amidst the pandemic and after seeking input from teachers, Principals met last month and decided to make adjustments to CogAT testing for this school year.

Grade 2 CogAT: Second grade CogAT testing has been delayed until later this spring. Testing will now take place close to the end of the school year and will be scheduled to avoid the 3-5 state testing window.

Grade 4 CogAT: Fourth grade CogAT testing has been delayed until Fall of 2021, when the students will be in grade 5. Students who are newly identified as gifted as a result of that testing will be able to begin gifted services in fifth grade, once test results are available. Test dates will be included on the initial testing calendar and will take place close to the beginning of the school year.

SUMMARY: CogAT testing will take place late this spring for Grade 2. During next school year, CogAT testing will take place in Fall of 2021 for Grade 5, and in Winter 2022 for Grade 2 and 4.

PTO Spirit Wear Sale March 29 - April 2

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Early Childhood Mental Health Parent Support

K-5 Summer School Information

Eager Beaver Football Club 2021


EBFC registration is open for football players and cheerleaders in grades K through 6. *Participants must be 6 by August 1st & registered for kindergarten to sign up! For more information and to register go to EAGERBEAVERFOOTBALL.COM!


***Early bird pricing goes through April 1st***

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 3

Character Education - Fairness (Wear Orange)

Friday, March 5 - Thursday, March 18

Virtual Book Fair

Thursday, March 11

Individual Spring Pictures

Friday, March 12

Remote Learning Day - No In Person School

Staff Vaccination Day

Friday, March 19

End of Grading Period/Early Dismissal at 2:00

Monday, March 22 - , Friday, March 26

No School - Spring Break

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2

PTO Spirit Wear Sale

Friday, April 2

No School - All Offices Closed

Monday, April 5

No School

Tuesday, April 6

Report Cards Go Home

Wednesday, April 7

Character Ed Day-Review Wear Parkwood Colors

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Character Ed Day-Wrap Up Wear Parkwood Colors

Friday, May 28, 2021

Early Dismissal at 2:00

Last Day for Students

Report Cards Go Home

Monday, May 31, 2021

Labor Day - All School Offices Closed