Park Village Weekly Newsletter

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Upcoming Events

12/13-12/17 -- Red Ribbon Week

12/13 -- Wear Your Favorite Sport's Team Shirt

12/15 -- Wear Crazy Socks, Crazy Hair, Crazy Mask

12/17 -- Wear PJs to School

12/17 -- Minimum Day -- ALL Grades out at 12:30pm

12/20-1/3 -- Winter Recess

Red Ribbon Week by Ellie Lang

Red Ribbon Week celebrates being drug free and this year’s theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me.” So during the last week before winter break we will be doing three spirit days that celebrate being drug free. Monday, Dec. 13 is Team Up Against Drugs so wear your favorite sports team shirt. Wednesday Dec.15 is Doing Drugs is Crazy so wear crazy socks, a crazy mask, and do crazy hair, and the last spirit day is Follow Your Dreams on Friday, Dec 17 by wearing pajamas to school. Hope you all join in.

December Counselor's Corner

Building Family Traditions

This time of the year we are all gearing up for the holiday season! In today’s busy world, the need for family traditions is greater than ever. As a child we always had spaghetti and meat balls for Christmas at a family dinner with grandparents. That was one of our traditions and it made the day special. We received a toy and some clothing from our parents. Something fun and something practical. I value the memories.

Today we live in a time when the media tells us that material things make us happy. I’m asking you to rethink this. (And I’m guilty of buying my grandkids way too much.)

The truth is that truly happy people learn early in life how to be content whatever the circumstances. They focus on finding joy and contentment in healthy relationships. It may be that it is even more glaring post COVID.

As early in life as possible, start teaching your children that happiness comes from loving relationships and being there for others, rather than from possessing things.

The benefits of family traditions:

  • It will help the child/children build his/her/their own stories and memories

  • It provides a structure and security at an unpredictable time

  • It can provide an important ethnic or spiritual identity

Some other ideas:

  • Decorate gingerbread houses or bake cookies together

  • Read stories that reflect your family’s values

  • With input from your kids, create a family night

  • Be creative! You can create memoires that your children will cherish and pass to their own families when they are grown

I still keep the family tradition of a spaghetti dinner for my children and grandchildren.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Jackie Cardinale, School Counselor

Lost and Found

Hello parents,

Our Lost and Found is currently overflowing with jackets, sweaters, water bottles and cloth masks.

I will try my best to have the cart out every Friday after school until we go on winter break. I'm also going through each item that has a name on it and bringing them to each student.

If you believe that you have an item at Lost and Found but cannot come to claim it, please let me know via email, and we can figure something out together.

Any items that are not claimed by Winter Break will be cleared from the rack and donated.

Thank you,

Rachel Quinto

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Spirit Wear

Last day to order for delivery is Dec 10. Orders placed by that date will be delivered to school the morning of the 16th. Orders placed after Dec 10, will be delivered the week of Jan 10.
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