Parker Parent Newsletter
Francis Parker School 23 - March 2019
As a school community that values the word "Excellence," we continuously strive to do better each and every day. As your Principal this means holding myself, our staff, and our students to High Expectations. I understand that I have to continuously learn and refine my work in order to do better than I did the day before. Parents and families can be a critical part to keeping us on this path to excellence. Please continue to ask the critical questions and provide us the input we need to get better. Some of the most effective ways to get a hold of teachers and administrators is to call or email us. Attending school events like the Parent Teacher Association Meetings is another way to see us face to face. The next PTA meeting is March 19th at 6pm here at Francis Parker, we hope to see you there.
How Can We Help You?
Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up
- All student who arrive to school after the arrival window (7:30am-7:45am) must be accompanied by an adult into the school building at Door 1 (Main Office) and signed into school.
- Any student who is picked up late from school after the 3pm dismissal time must be picked up in the Main Office and signed out by an adult.
Please note that students are marked late/tardy after 7:45am. It is vital that every student arrives to school everyday, on-time in order to ensure they receive all of their academic learning time.
Please note that dismissal is at 3pm, students should be picked up by this time. If we are anticipating a student to be picked up, it should be by 3pm. Students who ride a bus and who are not picked up by 3pm may be put on their bus at dismissal time. If you are planning to pick a student up from school, please be sure the Main Office is made aware no later than 2:30pm.
If an issue arises and you are not able to come pick a student up by 3pm, please notify the Main Office so other arrangements can be made.
We thank you for your cooperation with these procedures!
School Climate Survey
As part of the New York State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, students, teachers, non-teaching staff and parents are being asked to take part in School Climate Surveys. Rochester City School District is once again piloting this initiative in the 2018-2019 school year. The survey is scheduled to be administered from February 25th through April 5th. The survey is web-based and RCSD has developed a means to administer the survey to every school, collect survey responses and report back on all the data we gathered throughout the entire district. Parents, we are asking that you please take some time to complete this survey found at the link below. Thank you!!
Piece Of Africa Celebration
Magical Year of Math Event
New York State Testing
Helping Your Child Read
King's Crew February 2019
Great news! We’re now enrolling 3rd through 5th grade students for the March/April session of Cooking Matters for kids at school 23. An enrollment form was sent home in your child’s backpack. The club will run from March 4th through April 8th. The club will meet every Monday from 3:00pm-4:30pm, at school 23. If you are interested in enrolling your child in Cooking Matters, please fill out the enrollment form and send it back to school no later than February 26th.
Healthy Futures Updates
TRACC/Inventory Update/Healthy Futures Kudos
Thank you to the entire school community, parents, families and staff alike, for helping us collect data about the whole child health work our building is doing. Next steps include a debrief of inventory findings and strategic planning sessions with the Whole Child Health Leadership Team.
Anticipated Cooking Matters session dates for our scholars and/or families is now here! Cooking Matters for Kids and Families teaches scholars grades 3rd - 5th and parents/families, how to prepare healthy meals and snacks, as well as how to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat. Learn more about Cooking Matters here: http://cookingmatters.org/
The Winter Curbside Market schedules are now up on the Foodlink website! www.foodlinkny.org/fight_hunger/curbside-market/#101
Playworks & Recess
Our scholars are learning fun attention-getters in school. How about trying them at home to help transition your child from one activity to another smoothly? Check out think link for a short clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78eiLtQjmss
Youth Hockey Program
The Genesee Valley Ice Arena is offering FREE ice hockey instructions for kids! Boys and girls, between the ages 6-12 years are welcomed. The lessons are every Saturday, until March, from 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM. To learn more, please call the Genesee Valley ice Arena at 428-7888.
The YMCA of Greater Rochester is now offering free parent & child swim lessons for children under 3 years old. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the link is here: https://rochesterymca.org/swim-lessons/
The YMCA is committed to providing membership and program services to all. Visit the link to learn how families can apply for financial assistance https://rochesterymca.org/financial-assistance/