The Principal's Post

Vol. 3, Issue 8 - July 2021

PGE- Preparation, Goodwill, & Excellence

The Principal’s Post runs once a month with weekly updates included in the grade level newsletters. Below are the newest dates, resources, and happenings.

General Information

Park Glen Community,

Summer time is here and I hope you all have been able to enjoy time with family and friends. Some of us were off for about two weeks while others, while "on vacation," have been meandering in and out of the building getting rooms ready and prepping curriculum - education, it's a passion!

For the 2021-2022 school year our theme will be, "Let's make the most of this beautiful day." We want our families to know how much we enjoy being involved and contributing to your child's education. If Covid did something for us, it is this: An appreciation for working together and knowing somethings require a lot of patience. Thank you for your help throughout this past Covid year and during February's Winter Storm Uri. You all have been great in supporting our teachers and staff in keeping the safety and education of our students the main thing, the main thing.

Below you will find some updates regarding campus facilities, dates, and activities.

Wishing you all good health and much happiness,

Marci Formby

Kinder Camp - 7/27 or 7/28 - Class of 2034

Students entering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year are invited to prepare for their first school experience on July 27 or July 28. Please open the QR code to ensure you have enrolled first.

Where: 5100 Glen Canyon | Fort Worth, TX | 76137

When: July 27th, 2021 (8am or 12pm) or July 28th, 2021 (8am or 12pm)

Please open the QR Code to enroll and contact the campus to register.

Popsicles with PreK

Thursday, July 29th, 9-10am

5100 Glen Canyon Road

Fort Worth, TX

Join the PGE Pre-K teachers for a “Meet & Greet”. Teachers will lead a tour of the school, help families get acquainted with the environment, and enjoy a popsicle treat.

Meet the Teacher

Thursday, Aug. 12th, 6-7pm

5100 Glen Canyon Road

Fort Worth, TX

Find your child's classroom, pick-up supplies, order spirit shirts, sign-up for PTA, and see friends and Wylie the Cheetah! We look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Separate school supply list located through this supply link.

School Supplies

If you purchased your prepackaged EPI school supplies they will be delivered to your child's classroom ready for the first day of school. If you were not able to pre-order or chose not to do so, you may look at the full list here: PGE School Supply List .

2021 STAAR Results

According to education officials, the number of Texas students failing the STAAR exam has gone up and efforts to get them back on track are underway.

The results include exams in math and reading for grades 3-8 along with 4th and 7th grade writing, 5th and 8th grade science, 8th grade social studies and high school end-of-course exams in Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History. (School Testing)

Unlike this trend, Park Glen Elementary's students performed quite well with 87% and 90% of our students passing the math test in the third and fourth grades, respectively. While I am not a proponent of a single test defining a student or a school, I am for reviewing our data and looking at trends. Our data throughout the year demonstrated growth and this is very good. I am for celebrating our successes, reflecting on the practices that went well, and modifying those that were not effective. We will continue the work ahead and ask for your continued support as we do so.

For more information on these scores, please see the screen shot in the frame below.

Big picture

A Special Thank You & Goodbye

Park Glen's adopted cheetah, Vernon, passed away in March. Attached is the video of how he helped others throughout his life - from nursing homes to hospitals and from colleges to elementaries, he was a very good dog. Thank you PGE community for embracing all the good things he wanted to share.

Goodbye My Vernon

July, August, September 2021 (DATE PREVIEW)

PGE PTA Calendar

Jul 16, 2021 - District Closed

Jul 23, 2021 - District Closed

Jul 27, 2021 - Kindergarten Camp (see information above)

Jul 28, 2021 - Kindergarten Camp (see information above)

Jul 29, 2021 - Popsicles w/ Pre-K (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) arrive early, at 8:30, to select

a free book from the Book Mobile!

Jul 30, 2021 - District Closed

Aug 2, 2021 - New Hire Week

Aug 6, 2021 - KISD Back-to-School Bash (10am - 2pm ) at Fossil Ridge High School, 4101 Thompson Rd.

Aug 9, 2021 - Teachers Return to Campus

Aug 10, 2021 - PTA On Campus - Cleaning PTA Room

Aug 12, 2021 - PK-4 Meet the Teacher (6pm - 7pm)

Aug 18, 2021 - First Day of School

  • Tears & Cheers – PGE Library (8:00-8:30)

Aug 19, 2021 - Pre-K Orientation (5:30pm - 6:15pm)

Aug 24, 2021 - Mobile Book Bus - (4pm - 8pm)

  • Kinder Orientation (5:30pm - 6:15pm)
  • 3rd Orientation (6:15pm - 7pm)

Aug 25, 2021 - 1st Orientation (5:30pm - 6:15pm)

  • 2nd Orientation (6:15pm - 7pm)

Aug 26, 2021 - 4th Orientation (6:15pm - 7pm)

Aug 30, 2021 - Charger Homecoming Parade (6pm - 7pm )

Sep 3, 2021 - All day College T-Shirt Day

Sep 6, 2021 - All day District Holiday - No School

Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021 - Book Fair

Sep 8, 2021 - Possible GrandPals Event (8am - 10am)

Sep 9, 2021 - Book Fair Family Night (3:30 - 6:00pm)

Sep 24, 2021 - PTA General Membership Meeting (6pm - 7pm)

  • Charger Nation Feeder Pattern Night (6:30pm - 7:30pm )

Sep 28, 2021 - Glamourcraft Individual Photos