Park Terrace Elementary

April 21, 2021 Newsletter

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Hello Park Terrace Families!

I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! It is hard to believe but we are rapidly approaching the start of MCA testing season for our 3rd and 4th grade students. As a reminder, please note that testing will occur on the following days:

  • Math: April 27 and 28 (make up days of April 29 and 30)
  • Reading: May 4 and 5 (make up days of May 6 and 7)

I want to share a couple of important reminders for families of 3rd and 4th grade students who will be testing on those dates to help set our students up for success:

  • Be sure students get a good night sleep before the test dates.
  • Be sure to send students with a fully charged iPad, headphones, charging cord and charging brick.
  • Encourage students to eat a big breakfast before the test to keep their energy up.
  • Perhaps most important of all: Be positive and encourage your student to do their best!

This week, we are experiencing a very emotional time in our community with the verdict yesterday in the Derek Chauvin case and the recent death of Daunte Wright. Please know that we are here to provide support to students and families as these events continue to unfold in our community and across our nation. Partnership between schools, communities, and families is an essential component to taking care of our children. If families have questions, concerns or are in need of resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to our schools.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our students and staff during this school year. I am looking forward to getting our MCA testing underway!

Mona Perkins


Updates for Extended Flex Learning families


It has been a pleasure to visit our distance learning classrooms the last few weeks. Students have been experiencing virtual fieldtrips and guest speakers through WebEx. The learning experiences have been active and engaging with lessons that encourage students to make connections with what they are learning in school and the world around them.

My biggest joy in visiting our virtual classrooms is in recognizing the strong sense of community students and teachers have created through the online learning model. The climate of care, respect and safety among each group is evident and has grown throughout the year.

Distance learning teachers and I will continue to partner with you to ensure your child feels safe and cared for. Please reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.

As always, I hope you’ll take time to read the entire newsletter for important information and updates this spring.

Take care,

Kimberly Fehringer

Principal on Assignment

K-4 Extended Flexible Learning

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Sign up for the Panther Foundation Golf Fundraiser to Support SLP Athletics and Activities

The Golf Event is back! Join us for the 8th Annual Panther Golf Fundraiser on Monday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Victory Links Golf Course at the National Sports Center. The proceeds from this event support projects, activities, programs and facility improvements that continue to make our athletics and activities world-class. Grab your clubs and join us at the links for a great cause. Register for the Golf Fundraiser.

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Purchase Tickets for upcoming theater event - "Spamalot"

Live theater is back in Spring Lake Park Schools. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Featuring cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.” Opening weekend is this weekend, April 23-24. We are pleased to offer two matinee performances at a discounted ticket price, perfect for families! Tickets are limited to purchase at the Box Office Now.

2021 Summer Child Care Program spots filling quickly, sign-up today

Summer Child Care registration is open now and spots are filling quickly. The theme this summer celebrates the Tokyo Olympic Games! Kids are sure to have a great time with weekly themes on the Summer Olympics, the history, events, countries, traditions and more.

Register for Summer 2021 Camps and Clinics

Spring Lake Park Schools Community Education partners with our coaching and teaching staff to offer athletic and activity camps and clinics during the summer. A variety of engaging camps and clinics are offered for all ages and skill levels. Learn more about our Camp and Clinic opportunities.
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Club Spotlight of the Week:

Panther Tennis and Boys’ Basketball Camp. Watch for next week’s highlighted camps.

Panther Cubs Tennis

For boys and girls 10 and under. This program changes the game making it easier for children to succeed and give this sport a try. The court dimensions are smaller, racquet shorter, nets are lower and special tennis balls are used. This program is great for the beginning tennis player. Sign up for Panther Cubs Tennis here.

Panther Boys' Basketball Skills Academy, Grades 1-3

For students entering grades 1-3 for the 2021-2022 school year. This intensive skills academy will provide expert instruction in the fundamentals of the game. Our emphasis will be on activity, learning, and fun with associated constructive help. The basic skills and fundamentals such as shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, pivoting, footwork, individual moves, and team offense and defense, will be taught by our expert coaching staff. Weekly contests and 5 on 5 competitions will take place as well. Sign up for Panther Boys' Basketball Skills Academy, Grades 1-3 here.
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Administrative Professionals Day

Today is Administrative Professionals Day and we want to honor Silvia Lewandowski and Leena Mansour who are a part of the Park Terrace staff. Both of them are truly dedicated to providing exceptional service to all the families of the Park Terrace community. Additionally, Mrs. Lewandowski speaks Spanish and Mrs. Mansour speaks Arabic so they are able to help communicate with so many students and families in our school. Thank you both for all of your hard work each and every day!
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In case you missed important information from last week's newsletter, check out the topics below and click to learn more.

Resources for families: Responding to current events

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