Parks Press for Parents

Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA

May 3-7, 2021

Our Vision: Every Student a Success!

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.


This week, I want to share with you reasons why I love and appreciate our teachers at RPM.

Our teachers love our scholars unconditionally and because of this great love, they:

  • sacrifice, many times to their own detriment, for our scholars.
  • plan, craft, and execute masterful lessons.
  • multi-task.
  • teach double-time; virtual and face-to-face students at the same time.
  • create digital and pencil/paper lessons and activities.
  • are nurturing, giving, and resourceful.
  • manage their personal children (home & school) with their teaching responsibilities.
  • constantly learn new ways to meet the needs of every student.
  • plan special events.
  • conference with students.
  • conference with parents.
  • teach more than academics.
  • work on weekends.
  • stay up late and rise early.
  • always look for ways to support our scholars.
  • manage conflict.
  • teach social skills.
  • teach emotional skills.
  • support each other.
  • teach more than their own students.
  • manage multiple personalities and backgrounds at once.
  • support their principal who works to make sure our scholars' needs are met.
  • are living through the effects of this pandemic just like everyone else.
  • rise above challenges and operate in excellence.

They do all these things and more, while often being misunderstood. Yet, they keep coming back, no matter how tough a day or interaction may have been.

Our teachers are Resilient, Purposeful, Magnificent, and LOVE our scholars.

For these reasons and many more, I celebrate and appreciate our teachers every day.

What do you appreciate about our teachers?

Tell them. Show them.



It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Let's Celebrate in a Big Way. Click any of the Teacher Appreciation images in this week's Parks Press newsletter to see a list of our teachers' favorites.

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We are conducting an inventory of our library as part of our end of year practices. Last year we did not have the opportunity to collect library books before school shut down. We need your help. Please help your child to look for any library books they may still have from last year. If you have any please send them back to campus so we can restock our shelves. We want to be sure that all students have access to books when they return to school next year. We thank you in advance.

It's time to register for 2021-2022 school year. Click the image for access to the District's online enrollment page. Registration is open for all grades. For questions and support, you may also contact our PIEMS Clerk, Mrs. Wilson at 972-218-1567.


All students are required to wear masks and face shields at school. Masks are provided by the parent. Face shields are provided by the school.

Masks and shields must be worn in the appropriate way, covering their nose and mouth at all times. Students who continue to have to be told to wear their mask properly may be invited back to virtual learning for the remainder of the year.

As an extra layer of protection, students are provided a face shield for use at school. Students who continue to play with and break the face shield that have been provided, will be required to pay a replacement fee, or purchase and wear their own face shield each day.

A lack of cooperation with these health and safety precautions may result in the student being invited back to virtual learning for the remainder of the school year.

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RPM Celebrates School Lunch Hero Day!

Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes.

On Friday, May 7, 2021, we will celebrate the 8thAnnual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

School Lunch Hero Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to recognize the hardworking professionals in our school cafeteria.

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Thank you for an awesome surprise Principal Appreciation Day celebration. From waking up to this yard sign to your gift cards, tweets, texts, emails, dojos, and videos; I'm truly honored.

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May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4 May the Fourth be with you. (Wear Star Wars t-shirts/costume)

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 7-21 Skating @The Parks (During specials)

May 8 Saturday Learning @The Parks

May 9 Mother's Day

May 12 International Nurse's Day

May 18 STAAR Math Assessments (3-5); In-person only

May 19 STAAR Reading Assessments (3-5); In-person only

May 20 STAAR Science (5th grade); In-person only

May 20 Progress Reports emailed

May 28 Field Day

May 31 Memorial Day (School/District and Campus Offices Closed)

June 1-4 Device pick-up (schedule forthcoming)

June 1-4 End of Year Programs (Details forthcoming)

June 4 Last Day of School

Yvonne M. Thornton, M.Ed.


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“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