Park Crest Panther Paper
Week of April 12, 2021
Table of Contents
- We Need Masks! - Can You Donate?
- At Home Learning for All Students - Must Read
- 5th grade parents - choice of electives for 6th grade
- Counselor's Message
- Dress Code
- Water Bottles
- Calendar of Events - new items listed
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WE NEED MASKS! - CAN YOU DONATE?
More students are arriving each day without masks and we are running out!! Please make sure your student gets out of the car with a mask on, masks are still required to enter all GISD buildings.
In order to comply with Texas Education Agency and to keep everyone safe, students must arrive on site each day with a face covering in place (pg. 22 of the Reopening School Instructional Guidebook). The handbook is updated as official guidelines and orders change from local, state and federal authorities.
It is important that your child has a face covering that is designed to fit them properly. While each campus has a limited supply of disposable masks, the best defense is using a mask that fits snugly against your child’s face.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has excellent information regarding the wearing of masks.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Take care of yourself and stay safe.
Renee Kotsopoulos, RN
Director of Health Services
At-Home Learning Days for All Students
APRIL 13 - 5TH GRADE WILL NOT COME TO CAMPUS.
MAY 13 - 4TH GRADE WILL NOT COME TO CAMPUS.
MAY 14 - KINDER, 1ST, 2ND & 5TH GRADE WILL NOT COME TO CAMPUS.
MAY 18 - 3RD GRADE WILL NOT COME TO CAMPUS.
MAY 19 - 3RD & 4TH GRADE WILL NOT COME TO CAMPUS.
MAY 21 - KINDER, 1ST, 2ND & 5TH GRADE WILL NOT COME TO CAMPUS.
DATES ARE ALSO LISTED IN THE CHART BELOW.
ASYNCHRONOUS = AT HOME
During this past guidance cycle, we talked about worries and test anxiety as part of our social and emotional learning. Children are reminded to recognize their body’s messages and remember to self-regulate in a healthy way.
We also talked about how to recognize when others might need our support, and remembered how we can help our fellow classmates. Talk with your child about how they can help themselves and others.
Below are some additional resources that you can try at home!
DATE CHANGES!! 5th Grade Parents - Choosing Electives for 6th Grade!
Hello 5th grade parents!
Please note this year, all parents will be responsible for entering their child’s elective information via Skyward, THERE WILL BE NO PAPER FORMS SENT HOME.
Your counselor, Mrs. Johnson, will host a virtual 5th grade parent meeting on April 8th to help you prepare for this. Please save the date if you are interested, the link will be sent in April.
You only need to attend one meeting if you need help with understanding how to access your child’s course requests and electives.
Important 5th Grade Dates:
NEW WINDOW: April 19th-Aprl 21st- 5th grade parents and students will have access in Skyward to choose electives, and verify that course requests are correct.
NUEVA VENTANA: 19-21 de abril- padres de 5to grado pueden entrar en Skyward para ver sus cursos y seleccionar electivas.
Dress Code Requirements
- Parents, please help us ensure your students are following the school dress code. Shirts should have a collar and can be red, white, or blue. Pants, shorts, or skirts should be khaki, blue, or black. No Jeans.
- On Mondays we celebrate college awareness. If students are wearing a college shirt, they can wear jeans.
- Fridays are school spirit days. Students wearing a Park Crest shirt may wear jeans on Friday.
13 - 4th grade STAAR Writing - (5th WILL STAY HOME and work on activities)
13 - Administrative Assistant's Day
21 - Early Release at 1:25
1 - National School Principal Day
3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week
13 - 5th STAAR Science - remote students will come to school and test, (4th STUDENTS WILL STAY HOME AND and work on activities allowing teachers to help proctor)
14 - 3rd and 4th STAAR Reading - remote students will come to school to test, (K, 1, 2, 5 WILL STAY HOME and work on activities allowing teachers to help proctor)
18 - 5th STAAR Math - remote students will come to school and test, (3rd GRADE STUDENTS WILL STAY HOME and work on activities allowing teachers to help proctor)
19 - 5th STAAR Reading - remote students will come to school and test (3rd and 4th WILL STAY HOME and work on activities allowing teachers to help proctor )
21 - 3rd and 4th STAAR Math - remote students will come to school and test - (K, 1, 2, 5 STUDENTS WILL STAY HOME and work on activities allowing teachers to help proctor)
24-27 - Buy One Get One Free Book Fair
28 - Student/Staff Holiday
31 - Memorial Day - no school
2-4 - Field Day
7-8 - Virtual Assemblies
8 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:25pm