Save the Date
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.
March PTA Meeting
We hope to see you there!
CogAT Testing Information
Students Honored for Resilience
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!
Science Bowl Roster:
Way to go, Robo Vikes!
Robotics Team Roster:
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.
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!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org