Park Crest Panther Paper

September 14, 2020

Newsletter Translations

Newsletter Translations

To view this newsletter in languages other than English, please open the document in an internet browser and scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Translate” button.

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Parents of Virtual Learners - Workbooks and Supply Pick Up!

Parents we would like for you all to come and pick up your students reading and math workbooks as well as a box of tools for school! These items will help all of our virtual learners participate along with our face to face students!

Pick up times are:

Wednesday, September 16th from 4-6pm

Thursday, September 17th from 4-6pm

Friday, September 18th from 11am-1pm

Face to Face parents, don't worry your students will receive their tools for school in their classrooms.

Commitment Form for 2nd Grading Cycle

All families will have the opportunity to complete the second quarter commitment form - THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 16TH! The link to the form will be emailed to all family members listed as Family 1 in Skyward AND POSTED IN SKYWARD. The last entry made will be processed for each student.


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If you currently have a hotspot and you're not using it we'd love to have it back! We currently have a few students who cannot participate online because they don't have a hotspot yet. If you are interested in returning yours please bring it up to the school.

All Face-to-Face Students Need to Bring a FULL Refillable Water Bottle Each Day

Please send your student to school every day with a FULL refillable water bottle. As an additional safety measure, water fountains will not be used. Students will have an opportunity to refill mid-day.

Back to School Forms - Due!

Every year, back-to-school forms ask families to verify or update contact information, select notification preferences, agree to guidelines on acceptable use of technology, etc.

Back-to-School forms for the 2020-21 school year are now available online in Skyward. Please make plans to complete these important forms so staff have the most up-to-date information for your student.

Important: No printed forms will be distributed this year. The entire process will be completed online in Skyward. Please call the school if you need help logging in to Skyward.

Important Dates to Remember


Education Go Get It Week - Students May:

14- Wear your favorite college hat/cap

15 - Wear neon clothing

16 - Wear your favorite college T-shirt or jersey

17 - Wear your parents high school team colors

18 - Wear your favorite superhero shirt

25 - MAP Window Closes


Drug and Alcohol Prevention Month and Anti-Bullying Month

2 - 1st Cycle Ends

5 - Fair Day - student break

6-9 - Fall Intersession

Take Advantage of GISD's New Mobile App!

The Garland ISD mobile app can be a very useful tool for parents, providing easy access to important information such as the bus pre-screening form, news, events and more. We would love for all families to take advantage of this valuable resource.

Additional information, including links to download the app, is available at

Exciting Things Happening at Northplace Church, our Partner!

I want to make you aware of many exciting things that Northplace Church is planning for your GISD community:

1. We know that some families are choosing to keep their kids at home this semester due to the concerns of COVID, classroom sizes, etc. We know that thus far, the virtual school has been a great success for the majority of families but there are still some families that have struggled for various reasons. One of them being poor internet connections. In response to these families, Northplace Garland is opening Remote Virtual Classroom (RVC). We are compliant with COVID restriction and maintaining physical distancing and keeping our classrooms very small. We are staffed and parents can drop off their students or do school in our building. Our doors will open from 8 AM - 3 PM, Monday - Friday. If you would like to know more about our RVC please reach out to Mrs. Reynolds, her information is below.

2. In partnership with Dallas County Community Colleges, beginning on Tuesday, October 6th, we will start our Adult Education Program. Every Tues & Thur evening (6 PM - 8 PM) we will offer the following classes, Adult ESL, GED, and El Civics (citizenship preparation). If you might be interested in this program, please reach out to Mrs. Reynolds.

Thank you,

Sonya Reynolds

Sonya Reynolds

Director, School Care Program

Northplace Church

Phone (469) 323-6624


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Mrs. Nethaway's Library 'LANDING PAGE'

Students have the opportunity to check out library books even while learning at home. Read more in Mrs. Nethaway's newsletter!

Counselor’s Corner

If you need assistance with individual concerns or counseling services, please reach out to Mrs. Medrano-Johnson at, or fill out the following Park Crest Request for Counseling Services form by using the QR code or clicking on the link.


Park Crest is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Like OUR PAGE on FACEBOOK for up to date information! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PCES_Panthers for our virtual spirit weeks and find us on Instagram at ParkCrestElementary to see what students and staff are up to!

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