Parkwood Preview

April 2022

Principal's Post

Hello, Parkwood Families!

Spring is here! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this year and all of our events and fundraisers a success. Our PTO continues to find great ideas to support our students and our school. Please join us at our next PTO meeting on April 7th at 6pm in the IMC.

Our students and staff in grades 3 through 5 are preparing to take the Ohio State Tests. Grades 3 and 4 will take their assessments in reading and mathematics, while Grade 5 will take reading, math, and science. Please watch for teacher updates for specific ways you can support your child as they take these important assessments.

ELA - Tuesday, April 5 & Wednesday, April 6

MATH - Wednesday, April 13 & Thursday, April 14

SCIENCE (5th grade only) - Wednesday, April 20 & Thursday, April 21

We are excited to honor our military children this month and recognize the unique challenges and opportunities they experience. I believe there is value in helping all children reflect on their parents and how amazing they are! We appreciate your hard work!

We are in the last quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. At this time we begin to make plans for the upcoming school year. One part of this planning process is preparing classroom placements. (Please see the information letter and input form link below). If you would like to provide information about your child for our consideration, we ask that you return the completed form to your child’s homeroom teacher by Thursday, April 14th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself.

Thank you for sharing your lovely children with us!


Sue Bamford

Counselor's Corner

In April we are excited to celebrate the month of the military child! Students of military

families are met with unique challenges and opportunities. Military kids meet the challenges of a military lifestyle head on and as a result they often demonstrate above average cultural

awareness, independence, teamwork skills, flexibility and social skills. However, military kids

sometimes face the stress of frequent relocations, separation from their military parent and

concern for that parent’s safety and well-being. In April we are asking staff and students to

participate in a number of spirit days to show support and gratitude for our military families.

Friday, April 1 st – Red, White and Blue: wear your patriotic colors!

Friday, April 8 th - Camo or Military Branch Spirit Wear: Wear camouflaged clothes/accessories

or clothing that highlights a specific branch of the military

Friday, April 22 nd - Purple Up DAY! A district wide request to wear purple (the color of the

military child).

We are also hosting our first PTO sponsored breakfast for active duty military/national guard

members and their Parkwood students on April 22 nd from 8:30-9:00. An RSVP with additional

details will be sent home with all of our military/National Guard connected students.

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.

Great Things Are Happening at Parkwood!

Shine Award - Gia Hettler

Gia has been a very responisible first grader since the very first day of School. She shows responsibility by completeing and turning in her homework and always doing her very best work. Gia does such a nice job keeping her desk and school work very organized. Gia always is prepared for the school day and is always ready to learn!

Gia Hettler is such a caring girl. She is a role model for this pillar. Gia is a sister to many foster children that come in and out of her home. She is so positive and eager to show compassion to the children who come to stay with her family. Gia is also caring to her friends in the classroom. She cares about the feelings of others and always is kind and thoughtful .

DARE 5th Grade Graduation

Parkwood's Fish Tank

Thank you Mr. Moody for cleaning our fish tank so our children can enjoy it!

Purple Up Day

If you would like to purchase a shirt to support Purple Up Day, please visit:

Short sleeve and long sleeve shirts are on sale through April 10. There are three designs to choose from.

Beavercreek City Schools take pride in providing to our military families. With every shirt purchased, a portion of each sale will go towards providing activities, opportunities, and support for our military-connected students. On April 22, BCS will celebrate Purple Up Day!

Ohio State Testing

Please do your best to schedule any appointments and/or vacation days around the OST tests. We start testing each day as soon as the school day starts and students are finished by lunchtime. Students tend to do better on the tests when they are sitting with their class and in their regular routine then if they have to do make-ups later.

ELA - Tuesday, April 5 & Wednesday, April 6

MATH - Wednesday, April 13 & Thursday, April 14

SCIENCE (5th grade only) - Wednesday, April 20 & Thursday, April 21

Summer School Registration Deadline - April 22, 2022

Family Fun Day

Dayton Dragon's Opening Game - Support Children's Hospital

STEAM Summer Camps 2022

Beavercreek Baseball Clinic

Beavercreek Girls Basketball Camp

Join Our Team - School Bus Drivers

School Fees

Student Fee Statements are available via EZPay. Fees were due October 15. Fees can be paid online or through Mrs. Taynor in the office. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Taynor at 937-458-2555.

Summer Reading


Grade 3 The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

Grade 4 The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
Grade 5 Frindle by Andrew Clements

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

2022-2023 School Calendar

PTO Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

April 1

Spirit Day - Wear Red, White and/or Blue

April 2

Spring Dance 5:30pm - 8:00pm

April 5 & 6

Ohio State Test - ELA

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

April 6

Character Education Day

April 7

PTO Meeting Parkwood IMC 6pm

April 8

Spirit Day - Wear Camo or Favorite Military Service Branch Hat or Shirt

April 10

Parkwood at the Ballpark - 1:05pm (Dragons)

April 11-12

Spirit Days - Nothing Bundt Cake 9:00am - 6:00pm

April 13 & 14

Ohio State Test - Math

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

April 15 & 18

No School

April 21

Spirit Night - Skate World Kettering

April 22

Purple Up Day - Wear Purple to Support Our Military Families

April 23

PTO Paint the Blacktop (Rain Date: April 30)

April 27

Spirit Night - Chipotle

May 2 - 6

Staff Appreciation Week

May 2

Choir Performance - 7:00pm

May 5

PTO Meeting - 6:00pm Parkwood IMC

May 7

Parkwood at the Ballpark - 7:05pm (Dragons)

May 23

Field Day (Rain Date: May 24)

May 25

Last Day for Students

1 Hour Early Dismissal