Parks Press for Parents

Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA

March 1-5, 2021

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.

Our Vision: Every Student a Success!

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#BeHelpful

As a parent, how can I help my child succeed? This question is asked by many, so we've provided some tips to help you support your child's success in learning. You might wonder how involved you should be in your child's remote learning. You're not expected to be the teacher. However, your role is to keep your child on track. Here's how:

  • Encourage and support your child to give their best effort.
  • Don't do the work for them or correct their answers. Have your child reach out to the teacher for help if needed.
  • Review your student's work to ensure completion. Don't just rely on a submit button.
  • Ensure your child submits the work they have completed.
  • Give feedback to the teacher about what works and what doesn't.
  • If your child does synchronous classes, you might need help with the technology. Teach your child how to mute and unmute, raise a hand, and wait for their turn, and what to do if they want to speak.
  • Remind them to follow the teacher's rules, which might include always having the camera on, not using different backgrounds, and using their actual name onscreen. Ask the teacher to review rules of the chat feature if it will be open during the class.

These tips and more are excerpts from an article found at the following link: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-school-remote-learning.html

Parent Survey for Face-to-Face Instruction

Please complete the commitment form for the 5th round of Face-to-Face/virtual instruction. Select eLearning (at-home) or face-to-face learning for your child.

Once you make your selection, the survey choice will be binding for the 5th round starting

March 22, 2021 – April 23, 2021

To take the survey, you will need the following information:

1. Your child's school name

2. Your child's ID number

3. Your child’s grade level for the 2020-2021 school year.

4. Your child's First and last name (legal name)

5. Your child's date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)

Our goal is to accommodate your needs. We want to thank you for completing the

commitment form. If you have more than one child, please complete this form for each child.

The survey will open March 1, 2021 at 8:00a.m. and close on March 5, 2021 at midnight.

https://lancasterisd.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9BqOO80IrECpTAq


Please read: Your child's safety and success are our top priorities. Therefore, any student

who fails two consecutive grading periods may be required to return to face-to-face

instruction during the 5th 6-week grading period. If your child is struggling at this time,

please consult with your child's teacher.

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Students are invited to wear their favorite hat to celebrate National Read Across America Day; Tuesday, March 2.

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#Be99!

99 Days and Counting! Students are encouraged to dress as if they are 99 years old, to celebrate 99 days of learning on Thursday, March 4.


March 5th is the 100th Day of School. Students my dress in clothing with 100 items. Be sure to check with your child's teacher for any additional projects or activities for the 100th Day of School.

LancasterISD Superintendent Search

Our District is searching for a new Superintendent and we know community feedback is

critical. Your responses will identify the qualities that are most important to you and will help

inform the board with its final selection. Please use the link below for the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LancasterCommunity

#BePrepared

Help us help your child each school day by ensuring they are fully prepared for face-to-face instruction.

  • Students must bring their devices fully charged each day.
  • Students must bring their chargers each day.
  • Students must bring the required materials (paper, pencil, journal, etc.) for their classes each day.
  • Students must have on a clean mask (provided by parent).
  • Students must wear a face shield (provided by the school).

These are the very basics that are required for your child to have a successful learning experience. When students aren't prepared it slows down learning for our virtual and face-to-face students. We are in a pandemic currently and do not have extra staff, space, nor materials for students who come unprepared. We are not sharing materials. Therefore it is each households responsibility to ensure students arrive at school fully prepared each day. Parents please help us help your child by making sure they prepare all materials nightly; then check their backpacks, and bring them to school daily.

Click the image below to RSVP for the RPM #BeStem Night. Materials will be prepared for at-home participation.

NATIONAL ELEMENTARY HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 24, 2021.

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BeUp-to-Date

March 1 Progress Reports emailed

March 1 Survey opens for 5th Round of Face-to-Face Instruction (March 22-April 23)

March 1-5 ISIP Middle of Year Assessment window (95% Completion: Growth is the Goal.)

March 2 Read Across America: Tiara's Hat Parade

March 4 99th Day of School (Dress like you're 99 years old. The 100th Day is Coming!)

March 4 L.E.A.D. Assembly (4-5 grade boys) 2:45p.m.

March 5 100th Day of School (Students may wear attire with 100 items.)

March 6 Saturday Learning @The Parks (Speak with your child's teacher if interested.)

March 12 RPM Spring Fling "The Wiz" (Dress as a character from the Wiz)

March 15-19 Spring Break

March 30 RPM Virtual Family STEM Night

Yvonne M. Thornton, M.Ed.

Principal

Rosa Parks/Millbrook Information Systems & Software Design Academy

#BeRPM

Building Children, Character, and Community Everyday


“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