PARKVIEW POST

February Edition

Save the Date

F E B R U A R Y :


1st - Robotics Competition @ TJMS

5th - PTA MTG in Conference Room - 5:00 p.m.

5th - Mas Español Por Favor Celebration - 2:00 p.m.

6th - Movie Night (FNL Fundraiser) - 3:30-5:00 p.m.

13th - Class Valentine's Day Parties

14th - No School - Midwinter Break

17th - No School - Midwinter Break



M A R C H :


4th - PTA Meeting - 5:00 p.m.

12th - End of 3rd Grading Period

13th - No School (Weather Makeup Day)

13th - PTA Family Fun Night (more info to come!)

16th-April 3rd - IREAD3 Testing Window

23rd-27th - No School - Spring Break

30th - School Resumes

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parkview Families,


It is hard to believe that February is already here. We’ve had a great year so far, and I have no doubt that the second half will continue in the same way.


Important to note is that at the end of next month, our season of state-mandated, standardized testing will begin. Third grade students will be taking the IREAD 3 exam at the end of March. This exam is focused solely on reading proficiency, and passing scores on the IREAD3 are required for most students to be promoted to grade four. Third, fourth, and fifth graders will participate in ILEARN come middle of April.


Without a doubt, we are committed to ensuring that our students are able to perform to their best abilities on these assessments. Reviewing what we know about the test format and building confidence in critical skill areas are just a few of the actions steps we’ve already been taking to help students prepare for these assessments. Included in this newsletter is additional information and linked resources you can review to learn more about both of these assessments.


That being said, please know that at Parkview Elementary School, we are still most concerned with the whole child. Each of these tests is just that, one test. And we are well aware that there is much more to educating a child than one test. So, we will take these exams seriously. We will afford our students an opportunity to do well on them, and we will acknowledge the information that they may provide to further drive our instructional success. But, we will stay true to taking care of every aspect of your child’s development, knowing that just as there is much more to education than testing, there is also much more to your child than a test score.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. As always, thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education.


Very sincerely,

Calli Dado

March PTA Meeting

Dr. Lauck and Dr. McCall will be joining us at the March 4th PTA meeting. As you may be aware, they have been touring the elementary schools to engage in conversations with parents regarding the following: the current enrollment trends, the past and current attendance zones, the parent observations on their own neighborhoods (e.g., lots of toddlers/strollers vs. older owners), and the growth of subdivisions in those zones.




We hope to see you there!

CogAT Testing Information

This week, all students in grades K, 2 and 5 completed the CogAT Screening Assessment. The CogAT Assessment is a nationally normed test of aptitude designed to measure students’ learned reasoning abilities. This data, in conjunction with other assessments, allows classroom teachers and principals to help ensure academic success for every learner. Students who scored in the top 25th percentile of the screening test will be administered a full battery test next week. Results from these assessments will be sent home with your child in the coming weeks.

Students Honored for Resilience

We are proud to honor the following students for showing resiliency during the month of January.
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The following students were honored for being resilient during the month of January.

Front row (Left-right): Patrick Mulloy, Julianna Storbeck, Mila Znika, Athar Kamal-Dalhat, - Alexis Borner, Ali Al-Abachee, Jolnar Al-Mohammed, Macy Hobbs and Christian Steffen. Second row (left to right): Ellie Murray, Julian Cliver, Connor Mohlke, Rowan Carver, Benton Siegrist, Aiden Gajewski, Kelly Wood and Amelia Besaw. Top row (left to right): Dulce Trujillo, Brian Luong, Brayden Gootee, Jonathan Bennett, Jonah Downing, Taylor Borner, Westin Hahn, Adan Ramos and Keating Schurz-Bezy. Missing: Leo Gonzalez

Congratulations, Science Bowl!

Our Science Bowl competed last week finishing 7th in the state. Way to go, team! We are so proud of the hard work and dedication from both the team and Mrs. Jones.


Science Bowl Roster:


Iysa Townsend

Rocky Hernandez

Olliana Hardin

Gracie Lenker

Samantha Lustick

Hayden Way

Brian Luong

Kira Navarro

Skyla Laviolette

Way to go, Robo Vikes!

Our robotics team competed this past week and had great improvements in their overall scores. We are very proud of your teamwork and dedication! A big thank you to our coaches Ms. Cooper and Ms. Shelton for all of your support.


Robotics Team Roster:


Maddie Alsbaugh

Weston Hahn

Olli Hardin

Rocky Hernandez

Samantha Lustick

Olivia McElhaney

Adan Ramos

Natalie Ramos

Iysa Townsend

Rachel Zeck

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PE HAPPENINGS

This month in Physical Education we have been doing gymnastics. This unit teaches self-confidence, coordination, balance and determination as they try to walk across the balance beam, vault to their feet and hand walk across the parallel bars. They have had a lot of fun during this unit.

Dismissal Notes and Reminders

Please note the following car rider procedures:


  • students will be dismissed to the gymnasium for dismissal at 3:10 p.m.
  • all parents using vehicle as mode of transportation are required to utilize the car line in the main parking lot off of Wood St.
  • vehicles are not permitted to park on Wood St and walk across to pick up their children
  • if parents arrive and car line has finished, parents are required to park and come into the building to retrieve their child(ren)



In order to ensure the safety of our staff and students it is imperative that we work together to adhere to the procedures outlined. Should you have a question, please contact the school.

NURSE NOTES

'Tis the season for sniffles and sneezes. Please ensure that you are aware of the following protocol regarding fever: students need to be fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine before returning to school.


We have had a number of students out recently with confirmed cases of influenza. We strongly recommend keeping your child home until they are feeling back to normal. There have been several cases of students returning a bit early and ending up back out with a fever later in the week. Please err on the side of caution and allow your child adequate time to recover.


We thank you for assistance in helping maintain a healthy school!

Hearts of Joy

From February 3rd- 10th, the second graders at Parkview will be selling handmade Valentine’s Day cards. The cost is $1 each or 6 cards for $5. The money raised from this project will be used to plant flowers at a local nursing home in the spring.

Parkview Choir

4th and 5th choir will start back up on Wednesday, February 19th from 8:00-8:30. Choir will be weekly on Wednesday mornings and begin at 8:00 a.m. New members are welcome and encouraged to join at this time!


We are excited to have Mr. Luke, the choir director from TJ Middle, join us at our first rehearsal!


Please contact Mrs. Ausema with any questions. rausema@valpo.k12.in.us

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