Parkdale Elementary School News
Message From the Principal
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.
Parkdale Librarian Darla Goe Secures Libri Foundation Grant for School Library
We recently celebrated Art Week at Parkdale Elementary School
Art Week Selections
Internet Safety Class for Parents Offered
Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5:30-6:30pm
Parkdale Elementary School Library
State Testing Information
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: http://www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/domain/1158. To best support our school in planning, please submit the form to the school office by Feb. 1, 2016.
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