Parks Press for Parents

Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA

April 5-9, 2021

Our Mission

The staff of Rosa Parks/Millbrook in collaboration with parents and community, will pursue excellence as we walk in our purpose to develop the whole child, academically and socially, and ensure that all students take responsibility for their learning and reach self-sustaining success.

Our Vision: Every Student a Success!

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#BeCommitted

We are excited about the increase in parental engagement and involvement that is occurring at Rosa Parks/Millbrook. Seeing you engaged in our WEBO Workout Wednesday each week, the Fall Family Literacy Night, Parent Academies, and most recently #BeSTEM Family Night has meant the world to our students. Each time a student is able to talk how they experience learning with their parent, it boosts their academic, emotional, and social esteem. We invite you continue to partner with us throughout the remainder of this school year and in the future with all RPM and LISD engagement activities and parent workshops. We thank you for your committed partnership day-by-day as we continue to Build Children, Character, and Community Everyday!
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4th Grade Students take the STAAR Writing Assessment Tuesday, April 6.

All testing will take place at the school. All social distancing protocols will be followed. Student temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Masks and face shields are required. Students who are testing must bring their technology with chargers. Cell phones are not allowed in the testing center. The testing window is 4 hours for all students. Parents of virtual learning students will be notified when their student is finished testing and ready to be picked up.


Standard dress code applies to testing days. The following items are not allowed and should not be worn to school:

  • hats, hair bonnets, du-rags
  • slides/flip-flops
  • open-toe sandals
  • tights/leggings/pajama pants

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Career Week is Coming. If you or someone you know would like to share your career with our scholars, please contact our school counselor, Ms. Catanach at 972-218-1569, or click the Career Week image to sign up.

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AP Appreciation Drive By and BYOBB Celebration!

This Thursday from 10:45-1:30 we celebrate our fantastic Assistant Principal, Mr. Slaughter with a drive by celebration. Swing on by to give a shout-out to Mr. Slaughter between 10:45a.m.-1:30p.m. You can also bring $5 and By Your Own Burger Box! We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate Mr. Slaughter for all the wonderful things he does to support our students, teachers, and school community.

Social distancing protocols will be enforced.

Face-to-Face students who purchase burger boxes will be served during their regular lunch period.

RPM Celebrates Paraprofessional Appreciation Day ~ Wednesday, April 7.

Enrollment is required for all families, every year. Click the Online Enrollment image to begin the enrollment process for 2021-2022.

We are excited about your interest in Lancaster ISD’s PreK-3, PreK-4, and Kindergarten programs! Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping with COVID-19 precautions, this year’s enrollment event will be a hybrid event.

All families should complete their child’s online pre-registration. Parents may either upload the required documents and complete their registration 100% online, or, after completing the online portion, families who are unable to upload their documentation may attend a socially-distanced in-person hybrid event.

Those needing assistance with registration are encouraged to attend the hybrid event at the Lancaster High School Coliseum on Saturday, April 17th from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. Spanish speakers will be available for translation assistance and technology will also be available.

To get started, collect the required documents and click the big orange button below. For additional information and instructions, please scroll down.

For registration assistance, please email: Enrollment@LancasterISD.org

#BeRPM Spirit Shirts are on Sale!

Go to: www.alreadygear.myshopify.com

Select: Rosa Parks Millbrook LISD

Choose: the shirt color and size

Pay on-line

Shirts can be ordered through May 1, 202.

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Parent Survey to be released April 5.

Parents will once again have the opportunity to select virtual eLearning or Face-to-Face learning for dates ranging April 26-June 4.

Lancaster ISD Communications Department releases the survey to all parent emails on file with the district. Whether your child is currently Face-to-Face or virtual, we ask that you complete the survey for Round 6.

Stay tuned for details on when to pick up materials for the LancasterISD Virtual STEM Night Experience.

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#BeRespectful

  • Scholars are expected to be on time to their classes. Morning instruction begins promptly at 8:00a.m. Ensure students are on time by logging in by 7:50a.m.
  • School uniforms are not required during online learning, however attire must be appropriate. No pajamas or head gear allowed.
  • All cameras are required to be on during virtual classes.
  • Persistent misbehavior/classroom disruptions will not be tolerated.
  • Remain muted until asked to un-mute.

#BePrepared

Help us help your child each school day by ensuring they are fully prepared for face-to-face instruction.

  • Students must bring their devices fully charged each day.
  • Students must bring their chargers each day.
  • Students must bring the required materials (paper, pencil, journal, etc.) for their classes each day.
  • Students must have on a clean mask (provided by parent).
  • Students must wear a face shield (provided by the school).

These are the very basics that are required for your child to have a successful learning experience. When students aren't prepared it slows down learning for our virtual and face-to-face students. We are in a pandemic currently and do not have extra staff, space, nor materials for students who come unprepared. We are not sharing materials. Therefore it is each households responsibility to ensure students arrive at school fully prepared each day. Parents please help us help your child by making sure they prepare all materials nightly; then check their backpacks, and bring them to school daily.

Be Up-to-Date

April is National Poetry Month

April 6 STAAR Writing 4th Grade (All testing is administered face-to-face.)

April 5-9 Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

April 7 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

April 8 In-N-Out Burger @The Parks

April 9 RPM Community Walk

April 10 Saturday Learning @The Parks

April 12-16 Virtual Career Week

April 14 LISD Virtual STEM Night

April 17 Saturday Learning @TheParks

April 22 Earth Day

April 24 Saturday Learning @The Parks

April 29 Poem in Your Pocket Day

May 1 Saturday Learning @The Parks

May 8 Saturday Learning @The Parks

#BeConnected

To Stay Connected and informed, you can visit the district’s website and social media outlets to get the latest updates. It is extremely important that your information is current and updated. Click below to verify and update your information in the Parent Portal.

https://lancaster.teams.hosting/registration/#!login


Help us help you by keeping the lines of communication open and positive.

Information is shared through a number of mediums. Make sure you are connected, check your emails and dojo accounts regularly, and listen to the campus and district callouts.


Be sure to connect with us:

Parks Press Special Edition: Face-to-Face Instruction

Click this button to review the Special Edition of the Parks Press for Face-to-Face Learners. You will find all information needed once your student has been cleared to return to on-campus instruction.

Yvonne M. Thornton, M.Ed.

Principal

Rosa Parks/Millbrook Information Systems & Software Design Academy

#BeRPM

Building Children, Character, and Community Everyday


“A hundred years from now it will not matter, what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove; but the world would be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Forest Whitcraft