Parklane Community Newsletter

June 1st

Panther Message

Dear Panthers,

We had an amazing year of learning and fun this year during this school year. We only have two more weeks of school left, and on our last day, June 15th, students will be dismissed at 11:17 on the last day. In the next two weeks, we will have a lot of events going to finish out the year on a positive note. We are preparing to send off our fifth graders to middle school and also welcome our kindergarteners into first grade. It is a fun time of the year, and we want to make the most of every school day. Please have your student attend every day and on time so they can be part of all the learning and fun activities we have planned as we wrap up the 2022-2023 school year.

Field Trips

We take student safety seriously at Parklane, and when students are taken out into the community, we expect them to behave in an appropriate manner that is safe and responsible. If a student isn’t being safe at school, he/she/they may be asked to invite a parent in order to attend the field trip. If a student’s behavior at school is unsafe or inappropriate at school and a parent can’t attend, that student may be asked not to attend the field trip because of safety concerns. We want all students to have access to field trips, but if students cannot be safe on field trips, they could lose out on the privilege of attending school field trips.

Students left at Dismissal Time

Lately, some students have been left at school at dismissal time without a ride. This creates confusion for the students and our staff when students are left at school without a plan of how they’re to get home. Please make sure to pick your student up at school at 2:27 PM when students are dismissed. If there is an emergency, please call the school and let the office know if you won’t be able to pick students up at dismissal.

Lost Coats:

We have several bags of lost coats in the office. If your child has lost their coat, please come to the office to look through the bags to see if your child’s coat is in one of the bags. If these coats are not claimed by the end of the school year, they will be donated to our district's clothing closet.

*Please do not double park in front of the school during dismissal. Please park and walk up to pick up your students. Please use crosswalks to cross the street in front of our school, do not walk through traffic, and obey the speed limit.

*Student's Right & Responsibility Handbook

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Happy Juneteenth!

Juneteenth is Oregon’s newest state holiday, thanks to House Bill 2168 passed by the legislature last year. Juneteenth is a commemoration of the date in 1865 when Union troops reached Galveston Bay, Texas, and told the enslaved African-Americans there that they, along with the more than 250,000 other enslaved black people in the state, were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.

The first celebration of the anniversary came the following year and it spread throughout Texas and many southern states until the start of the 20th Century when Jim Crow laws were passed, essentially making African-Americans second-class citizens in their own country.

Happy PRIDE Month!

LGBTQ2SIA+ Pride Month is commemorated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. In 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the harassment and persecution commonly faced by LGBTQ2SIA+ Americans. Stonewall is recognized as a significant event in the movement to raise awareness and eliminate discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ2SIA+ Americans.

As with all of the history/culture/heritage months, the acknowledgment and celebration of traditionally underrepresented groups should be integrated throughout the year. The calendar designation helps to remind us of a need for intentional inclusion.

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