Parkdale Elementary School News

Enero 2016

Message From the Principal

Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,

I hope the holiday season has treated everyone well. Happy New Year! I'm excited we are back in the swing of things here at Parkdale Elementary School. It has been fun to hear stories from students as they return to school.

This month's newsletter includes information about a library grant we received, a free parenting class available, and information about state testing. Enjoy.


Mr. Hedberg

Parkdale Librarian Darla Goe Secures Libri Foundation Grant for School Library

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Darla Goe is active when it comes to writing grants to support our school and our school library. She was recently awarded a Libri Foundation grant for $1,405.33 worth of books to be added to our school library. This includes $350 worth of new math and science books. Congratulation to Darla and to our students!

We recently celebrated Art Week at Parkdale Elementary School

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Art Week Selections

Internet Safety Class for Parents Offered

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5:30-6:30pm

Parkdale Elementary School Library

Please join us for a free class on internet safety. This class is presented by the Hood River County Sheriff's Office. Free child care is provided.

State Testing Information

Students take an Oregon State Test in grades 3, 4, and 5 in the areas of English Language Arts and Math (and Science in grade 5). This testing will take place at our school

Oregon's State Tests:

  • Challenge your child to think critically and apply his or her knowledge to real-world problems
  • Go beyond multiple choice and ask your child to explain his or her answers
  • Act as a snapshot of your child's progress and may be considered along with other pieces of information to determine your child's academic success
  • Help identify schools and districts that need additional supports to ensure more students are meeting higher standards

House Bill 2655 permits parents to annually opt-out of Oregon's state-wide tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting the official form to the school the student attends.

You can locate Oregon Department of Education's official Opt Out form from your school's front office or on our website at: To best support our school in planning, please submit the form to the school office by Feb. 1, 2016.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 9 - Skating 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Jan. 11 - ExCEL Begins
Jan. 16 - Skating 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Jan. 18 - No School - MLK Day
Jan. 23 - Skating 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Jan. 30 - No Skating
Feb. 1 - No School - Teacher Professional Development
Feb. 3 – Immunization Exclusion Orders Mailed to parents by local health department
Feb. 6 - Skating 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Feb. 13 - Skating 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Feb. 15 - No School - Presidents Day
Feb. 17 – EXCLUSION DAY – Immunizations- Children still out of compliance will need to be sent home.
Feb. 20 - Skating 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Feb. 26 - End of Trimester
February 27 – No Skating
Feb. 29 - No School - Teacher Report Card Prep Day
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