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November 2020

Principal's Post

Hello Parkwood Families,

The first quarter has flown by! Thank you for a successful first quarter and all of your patience and understanding during the first few months of school.

Our school district will resume traditional in-person instruction, 5 days a week for grade levels K-12, effective Monday, November 2, 2020. All virtual learning students will continue to receive instruction online. Our staff is excited to continue the traditional model and seeing our students five days a week!

As the weather gets colder, please make sure your child(ren) wear a jacket or coat. We will be going outside for recess unless the "feels like" temperature is below 21 degrees. Their name needs to be written on the inside of the coat just in case it makes it to the lost and found.

This time of year brings thoughts of thankfulness and we feel blessed that you share your children with us every day. Thank you for your continued support and partnership in your child's education!

We look forward to seeing your child(ren) on Monday, November 2!

Sue Bamford

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Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 4. Virtual parents, please contact the school if you would like your child's picture retaken and we will arrange a time for them to come in on Wednesday, November 4.
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Some Answers to Questions we are Hearing About the School Ballot Issue

Q: Where do I obtain information about the school ballot issue?

A: Remember that our schools are on the November 3 ballot. To learn more,

Q: What is on the ballot for our schools?

A: Beavercreek City School District is on the November 3, 2020 ballot for zero tax increase of a 9.80-mill substitute emergency levy. It is a zero increase for residents because it will substitute out for a soon-to-expire levy that, if passed, will allow for uninterrupted, continued funding for our schools.

Q: How much of the budget does this issue represent?

The levy represents 18% of the district’s current operating budget. Operating budgets fund the day-to-day operations of our schools such as teachers, textbooks and utilities. This request comes with the commitment of continued efficiencies in the district’s budget. This is what our community expects and deserves.

Information about voting is available at:

Counselor's Corner

This year as a continued effort to support the district’s character education focus:

Creek United

Parkwood's students and staff will be participating in character driven initiatives to support and strengthen connections with our Parkwood family and the Beavercreek Community.

Feed the Creek Food Drive November 9th-November 18th

In November, our Annual Food Drive will be focused on collecting items needed to assist

The Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

Peace Lutheran has recently adopted our building in an effort to help strengthen our students and families through their generous support in the form of holiday assistance, the Peace Lunch Buddy Program and donations/support made on a case by case, individual basis.

Please see the list below for requested items and look for more information to be sent home soon!

Peace Lutheran’s list of items needed:

· Peanut Butter

· Jelly

· Oatmeal

· Cereal

· Pancake Mix

· Saltines

· Applesauce

· Mac and Cheese

· Soup (Cans only)

· Canned Pasta

· Gravy

· Fruit (Cans only)

· Hamburger/Tuna Helper

· Dry Pasta or Rice

· Instant Potatoes

· Any other non-perishable, quickly prepared food items

November’s Character Pillar is Citizenship. Character Education day is Wednesday, November 4th and the pillar color is purple. Students and staff are encouraged to wear a Beavercreek Character Education shirt, or wear the color purple.

If you have any questions about any part of the character education or counseling program at Parkwood Elementary, please contact me at or call my direct line at (937)458-2336.

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Main Elementary School is partnering with Operation Gratitude for the third year to provide care packages for U.S. Troops, Veterans, and First Responders. This organization provides care

packages for U.S. Troops, Veterans, and First Responders. We will be collecting excess Halloween candy, throughout the week of November 2-6. We will have bins in the vestibules at both Main Elementary and Fairbrook Elementary by the office for parents to drop off during school hours. Please send the candy in Ziploc bags. Please no powder candy, such as Pixy Stix. Thank you for your generosity for this worthwhile cause.

PTO Virtual Meeting

November 19 at 6:30pm