Park Crest Panther Paper

Week of February 1, 2021

Table of Contents

1. Parent Survey - Please Respond

2. 21-22 Choice of School for 1st - 12th graders! 5th Graders are required to fill out!

3. North Texas Food Bank Boxed Food Meals

4. Family Art Week and Virtual Night Information and Sign Up! - last day to sign up Feb. 4th

5. Valentine Party Information - treats due by February 5th

6. School Counselor Week - Dress Up Days!

7. Uniform Collection

8. Family and Parent Connection Information

9. Calendar - new dates posted.

10. Federal Report Card

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Para ver este boletín en otro lenguaje que no sea Ingles, por favor abre este mensaje en una página de internet. Baje hasta el fin de la página y oprima el botón “Translate”

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Parent Survey - Please Fill Out

Each year the schools ask parents to provide feedback about our school and opportunities for families to support education. This feedback helps us identify our strengths and areas for improvement. Please respond to each statement on this survey by placing one check mark under the category that best describes how you feel about opportunities for family engagement at Park Crest.

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21-22 Choice of School Window is Now Open

If would like to stay at Park Crest next year (and we hope you do), you do not need to complete this form. All 1st-4th grade students have the right to remain at their current school.

If you would like to change schools for the school year, or if your child is currently a 5th or 8th grader, you must make a school selection. All new enrollees for the school year listed above must also complete this form. At the end of the choice of school period, the school selections made will be binding for the upcoming school year. Current Pre-K and Kinder students will have their Choice of School and Magnet opportunity in March.

The window will close on February 26, 2021.

Magnet Application window will close on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. If you are applying for a magnet seat, you still need to fill out a Choice of School form.


Garland ISD Student Nutrition Services has collaborated with the North Texas Food Bank to provide free shelf stable boxed meals for families in Garland ISD. Meals will be distributed at the Marvin Padgett Building. We are requesting that you send an email to or contact Student Nutrition Services at (972)494-8322 expressing your interest in the program.

We are excited about this opportunity and looking forward to serving our Garland ISD families.

Marvin Padgett Building

701 N. First St.

Garland, TX, 75040
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Valentine Party Supplies are Due by February 5th

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Parent and Family Connection

The Parent and Family Engagement Connection newsletter is now available from Region 16 ESC.

This newsletter has information for families about


· School Funding

· Ways to support your children during COVID-19.

PDFs are available in multiple languages, and there is a smore link below also.

Newsletter PDFs:

  • You can link the newsletter on your website or share the link on your social media services.
  • You can print the newsletter and distribute it to your families.
  • You can add info for your own school or district, but due to copyright agreements you cannot remove individual articles for local use.

This Month’s Direct Smore Link:



18 - MLK Day/Student and Staff Holiday


3 - Early Release Day @ 1:25

8-12 - Middle of Year MAP testing for Remote Students

8 - Kinder Cap and Gown pictures (Remote students anytime between 1-3pm)

11 - Virtual Art Night (details above)

22 - TELPAS testing begins for our English Language Learners


2 - Math/Literacy Night (more details to come)

5 - Quarter 3 Ends

5 - Spring Pictures (free dress)

8-12 - Intersession Week - By Invitation Only

15-19 - Spring Break

Federal Report Card

January 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Park Crest Elementary is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Federal Report Card for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at Information on these report cards includes:

Part (i): General Description of the Texas State Accountability System

On March 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) waived statewide assessment, accountability, and certain reporting requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the 2019-2020 school year due to widespread school closures related to the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The waiver includes the report card provisions in section 1111(h)(1)(C)(i) (accountability system description).

Campuses Identified for Support under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the 2020-2021 school year are reported.

Part (ii): Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the USDE waived reporting requirements in Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(ii) (assessment results) for the 2019-2020 school year.

Part (iii)(I): Academic Growth

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the USDE waived reporting requirements in Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(iii)(I) (other academic indicator results) for the 2019-2020 school year

Part (iii)(II): Graduation Rate

This section provides information on high school graduation rates for the class of 2019.

Part (iv): English Language Proficiency

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the USDE waived reporting requirements in Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(iv) (English language proficiency results) for the 2019-2020 school year.

Part (v): School Quality or Student Success (SQSS)

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the USDE waived reporting requirements in Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(v) (school quality or student success indicator results) for the 2019-2020 school year for elementary schools and secondary schools without a graduation rate. For secondary schools with CCMR (college, career, and military readiness) data, the results are reported.

Part (vi): Goal Meeting Status

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the USDE waived reporting requirements in Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(vi) (progress toward meeting long-term goals and measurements of interim progress) for the 2019-2020 school year.

Part (vii): STAAR Participation

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the USDE waived reporting requirements in Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(vii) (percentage of students assessed and not assessed) for the 2019-2020 school year.

Part (viii): Civil Rights Data

Part (viii)(I): The section provides information from the 2017-2018 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) surveys, submitted by school districts to the Office for Civil Rights, on measures of school quality, climate, and safety, including counts of in-school suspensions, out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, school related arrests, referrals to law enforcement, chronic absenteeism (including both excused and unexcused absences), incidences of violence, including bullying and harassment.

Part (viii)(II): This section provides information from the 2017-2018 CRDC surveys, submitted by school districts to the Office for Civil Rights, on the number of students enrolled in preschool programs and accelerated coursework to earn postsecondary credit while still in high school.

Part (ix): Teacher Quality Data

This section provides information on the professional qualifications of teachers, including information disaggregated by high- and low-poverty schools on the number and percentage of (I) inexperienced teacher, principals, and other school leaders; (II) teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials; and (III) teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which the teacher is certified or licensed.

Part (x): Per-pupil Expenditure

This section provides information on the per-pupil expenditures of federal, state, and local funds, including actual personnel expenditures and actual non-personnel expenditures, disaggregated by source of funds, for each school district and campus for the preceding fiscal year.

To be updated by June 30th, 2021.

Part (xi): STAAR Alternate 2 Participation

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the USDE waived reporting requirements in Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(xi) (number and percentage of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities taking an alternate assessment) for the 2019-2020 school year.

Part (xii): Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This section provides results on the state academic assessments in reading and mathematics in grades 4 and 8 of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, compared to the national average of such results.

Part (xiii): Cohort Rate of Graduates Enrolled in Postsecondary Education

This section provides information on the cohort rate at which students who graduated from high school in the 2017-2018 school year enrolled in a Texas public postsecondary education institution in the 2018-2019 academic year.

If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports can be made available at the district or campus office. If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact GISD’s Research, Assessment & Accountability Department at 972-487-3207. Thank you for your continued support.


Veronica Salgado Joyner, Director Research, Assessment & Accountability

Andrea Kleckner, Principal Park Crest Elementary

Mrs. Nethaway's Library 'LANDING PAGE'

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Counselor’s Corner

If you need assistance with individual concerns or counseling services, please reach out to Mrs. Medrano-Johnson at, or fill out the following Park Crest Request for Counseling Services form by using the QR code or clicking on the link.

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