WELCOME BACK, WELCOME BACK, WELCOME BACK
IT WAS A TONY TIGER GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT FIRST WEEK!
It was SO nice to see some of our students and staff back in the building this week. Although there are new procedures and we're all wearing masks, it's been awesome being back in school. Thanks for all that you are doing at home to help develop these habits with our students.
If you haven't completed your Return to Learn Online packet, please do so by Friday September 18th. All parents MUST have a ParentVue account. If you need assistance please call our office and we can help, 703-580-9665. Or email Mrs. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not applied for free or reduced meal benefits please go to https://pwcsnutrition.com/ While you are able to pick up grocery kits curbside now, your applications will help with school funding.
PWCS has meal kits available every Monday and Thursday, 12-6 pm, at 52 different locations throughout the county. Stop by one of locations (listed at the link below) to pick up FREE food for your kids, ages 0-18. King ES, McAuliffe ES, and Enterprise ES are some of the designated distribution sites near Rosa Parks. No income qualifications! Everyone is welcome! PWCS Meal Kit Locations
If you need financial assistance with childcare, you may qualify for assistance from Prince William County Department of Social Services. Prince William County has a childcare assistance program that will help families to pay for childcare, if needed. Please visit https://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cc/assistance.cgi
The Search for Child Care web tool provides facility information and inspection reports for licensed and religiously exempt child care centers, licensed and voluntarily registered family day homes and certified preschools.. If you would like personal assistance in finding child care, contact Child Care Aware of Virginia at 866-543-7852 to apply for this program.
If you need any other local resources or assistance, please contact our School Social Worker,
Amy Jo Rotante, MSW
Certified School Social Worker
From the PTO - The PTO has waved all membership dues this year, but an application still needs to be filled out in order to become a member. This membership will allow you vote in the PTO elections.If you would still like to make a donation to the school, you can do so through the PTO: Make a check out to the PTO and All funds will be used to support remote learning for our students. The membership link is http://app.rosaparkspto.org
Due to COVID-19, the PTO will be holding elections this September. More information will be coming home soon. All election information will be done electronically.
There will be spirit nights beginning in October. These spirit nights will consist of meals from local restaurants. Of course, curb-side pick-up will be an option.
The PTO is scheduling future events: a virtual Book Fair in December; an in-person Book Fair in March; April/Spring - Run for the Gold; May - Spring Carnival; and a June ice cream social. All of these events will be contingent upon CDC guidelines.
HARRIS TEETER - Partners with schools to raise funds. Join the Harris Teeter Together in Education program. It is easy and it is FREE! Simply go to your closest Harris Teeter store and have your Harris Teeter VIC card linked to Rosa Parks Elementary. All you have to do is tell the person at the register our school code 6587 and ask them to link your card. Or we can do it for you! All we need is your last name, VIC card number, and your phone number. Just email your information to email@example.com and we will take care of it. This program does not interfere with your VIC savings and does not cost you any money. Earn monies for our school!
SPIRIT WEAR SALES - The spirit wear campaign will run from October 13th-23rd, remaining open throughout the weekend till October 26th. The campaign will be all online this year for ordering spirit wear. Once the final approval of the design information will be sent via school messenger.
Zoom Suggestions for Parents - Just a few suggestions for parents during zoom live lessons with teachers.
- Be sure your child has a comfortable learning space.
- Look around at your child's surroundings prior to beginning the live lesson to ensure that there are no added distractions.
- Be mindful about what family activities would potentially be heard/seen during your child's live lesson.
- Please have students dress appropriately when on live camera.
- Students/parents should not take photos, screenshots, record any video or audio lessons.
- Please be sure your devices are charged and secured somewhere safe during sleeping hours.
- Please don't jump into the live lesson to ask the teacher any questions. If you don't understand something, please send an email to the teacher so they can get back to you.
- Recording of live lessons will begin this week.
- Treat your teacher and classmates with respect and kindness in an email or any other communication.
- School rules and guidelines for online use of technology still apply during Distance Learning.
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