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October 2020

Principal's Post

Hello, Parkwood Families!

We have almost completed the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year! It is great to see our students working and learning. It is wonderful to watch the creativity and dedication of our teachers as they instill the desire to learn and grow with our students at school and online.

Students in grades 1-5 have completed their first round of MAP testing. The data gathered from this assessment is one more tool to help guide our instruction. Teachers are preparing for parent conferences, updating data about student progress and gathering examples of student work so you can see how hard your child(ren) work each day.

I would like to thank all of our parents and PTO members who worked so hard to make Parkwood’s Boosterthon a HUGE success! As of today, we have raised $12,259!

Parkwood's PTO Virtual Book Fair starts this Friday, October 2. Please see the flyer below.

Please update all information on One View. This information has to be updated every year.

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 20 degrees. Their name needs to be written on the inside of the coat just in case it makes it to the lost and found. Our lost and found bin/rack is located by our nurse’s office.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Sue Bamford

September 30

Picture Day - September 30

Our Fall Pictures are Wednesday, September 30! Our online students are able to come in from 4:00-6:00pm tomorrow after school to get their picture taken. There is no need to make an appointment. All you have to do is show up during the window of time and get in line. You and your child will enter the building through the front vestibule. You will go up the front stairs and turn left to the first door on the right (Room 60). Life Touch will have two cameras ready to snap your child's photo and we will get you out of the building by going down the stairs to the designated front doors. We ask that only one adult enter the building with your child, everyone wears a mask until they are ready to take your picture, and maintain a 6' social distance.

Thank You!

State of the Schools: Thursday, October 15

Superintendent Paul Otten will host a video State of the Schools event. He will discuss the impact of COVID-19 to our district both educationally and financially, state cuts during the COVID crisis and the overall work and planning of the district including a financial update for the community. Some of that update will include information about the school district’s zero tax increase ballot issue which will appear on the November 3 ballot.

Learn more on our website and join us on October 15 at 6:30pm for a comprehensive report on the state of our schools. This event will be live streamed through the district’s website,

Information about registering to vote and how to vote is available at:

COVID Flowchart

PTO Spirit Night

PTO Spirit Night at Chipotle is Sunday, October 18 from 4:00 -8:00! PTO will receive 33% on sales after $150 threshold is met. Please see the attached flyer.

Upcoming Events

September 30 - Picture Day

October 2 - October 15 - PTO Virtual Book Fair

October 18 - PTO Chipotle Spirit Night

October 22 - PTO Zoom Meeting 6:30pm