Park Crest Panther Paper

October 19, 2020

Table of Contents

1. Counselor and Parent October Meeting

2. Red Ribbon Week

3. Join PTA - online!

4. Hazel Health - students can see a virtual doctor while at school!

5. TRE Voting Information

6. Calendar of Events - lots of things added!

Newsletter Translations

Newsletter Translations

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Save the Date: Thursday, October 29 - Check in with the Counselor

Now more than ever, it’s so important to hear your concerns, questions. Please plan to attend at either time! If you cannot, we can provide you with a recording of the meeting, as well as agenda minutes. As always, please reach out to Mrs. Johnson for any questions!

This meeting will cover:

1. School update- messages from teachers and administrators, nurse

2. Parent input, ideas, questions

To join the video meeting, click this link:

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 320-400-3261 and enter this PIN: 151 138 697#

We look forward to meeting with you!

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Red Ribbon and Bullying Prevention Week - October 26-30

Next week is Red Ribbon Week! Our Red Ribbon activities will inspire our kids to be HAPPY. The mission of Red Ribbon week is to teach kids to make healthy choices and stay drug-free!

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Please Join our Amazing PTA - ONLINE FOR THE 1st Time EVER

Our PTA provides many gifts and supports to our STUDENTS AND TEACHER each year.


New Teleheatlh Service at School or at Home!

Hazel Health

  • English
    • Garland ISD Families: Please sign permission form for your new student health services - at school and from home with Hazel Health:
  • Spanish
    • Familias de GISD: Por favor firme este formulario para los servicios de salud nuevos para los estudiantes, en la escuela y en casa con Hazel
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A Message from Superintendent Dr. Lopez about the Tax Rate Election...

“For more than 100 years, Garland ISD has focused on providing an exceptional education. After listening to residents across our community, GISD has placed a Tax Rate Election (TRE) on the November 3rd ballot.

While some school districts have used TREs to increase their property tax rate, GISD is taking a different approach. If the TRE is approved by voters, our new property tax rate would be approximately $1.34 – a nearly .05¢ decrease from last year and a nearly .12¢ decrease from 2018-19. In fact, the tax rate would be the lowest our community has seen
in six years.

The TRE can impact every student at each of our 72 schools and increase their opportunities while providing property tax rate relief for the second year in a row.

Please take a moment to review this video to learn more about our TRE.
Our goal is to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed vote on November 3rd.”

Garland ISD: Tax Rate Election 2020



22 - Parent Teacher Virtual Conference Night 4-7:30

26 - Red Ribbon Week

31 - Students may dress up - no masks, school appropriate.


3 - Election Day - No School

11 - Early Release at 1:25

11 - Chuck E Cheese Spirit Night!

12 - Picture Day (free dress) - Remote Students 4:30pm-6:30pm

23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

30 - Virtual Book Fair Starts


11 - Virtual Book Fair Ends

18 - Early Dismissal at 1:25

21- January 1 - Winter Break


5 - Quarter 3 begins

Mrs. Nethaway's Library 'LANDING PAGE'

Students have the opportunity to check out library books even while learning at home. Read more in Mrs. Nethaway's newsletter!

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.

Park Crest is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Like OUR PAGE on FACEBOOK for up to date information! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PCES_Panthers for our virtual spirit weeks and find us on Instagram at ParkCrestElementary to see what students and staff are up to!

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