Park Crest Panther Paper

November 2, 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Park Crest Student Shirts on Sale Now!
  2. Quarter 1 Virtual Awards!
  3. Reminder - No School on November 3rd and November 11th is early release at 1:25
  4. Quarter 3 Selection Date
  5. Picture Day - November 12th - Face to Face and Remote
  6. Join PTA - online!
  7. TRE Voting Information
  8. Calendar of Events

Newsletter Translations

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Park Crest Spirit Shirts Are Now On Sale!

Sale Date: Now until November 16th!

Cost: $10 ($0.42 service fee added for skyward payment, $10.42 total)


Remote Students:

1. How to pay: All students can pay online through skyward (left side of screen in blue column choose fee management, select your student at Park Crest, choose make a payment),

2. Choose a size: Fill out the google form:

Face to Face Students:

1. How to pay: You can also choose to pay online through skyward (left side of screen in blue column choose fee management, select your student at Park Crest, choose make a payment), or send check, cash or money order to school with your student.

2. Choose a size: You can also fill out the google form or send the paper copy of the form back to school with your payment:

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Save the date, it's time to celebrate!

Cycle 1 Virtual Awards will be held on November 11. We can't wait to celebrate all of the hard work you and your students have done during the first grading cycle!

More information and links to follow!

Remember no school on november 3rd and early release on November 11th at 1:25.

Picture Day is Coming!

Thursday, November 12th is picture day at Park Crest! All of our face to face students will take pictures during the day and remote students will take pictures from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

You are welcome to send money however it's best to pay online at You can search for Park Crest or enter the code EVTN4Q4TH.

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Quarter 3 Selection Date

All families will have the opportunity to complete the second quarter commitment form

beginning the morning of Monday, November 9 - midnight Friday, November 13, 2020.

The link to the form will be emailed to all family members listed in Family 1 on Skyward.

Families do not need to complete the form if they are pleased with their current

instructional model selection. Only those families wishing to make a change need to

complete the online form. Q3 selections are effective January 5, 2021. The final

opportunity for families to select a change will be for Q4 February 1 - February 5, 2021.

Information regarding the Q3 selection period will be shared via E-newsletter and social

media posts beginning, Monday, November 2, 2020. A Skylert blast will be sent on

Friday, November 6th. All members of Family 1 will receive the link to the form on the

morning of November 9, 2020.

Please Join our Amazing PTA - ONLINE FOR THE 1st Time EVER

Our PTA provides many gifts and supports to our STUDENTS AND TEACHER each year.


A Message from Superintendent Dr. Lopez about the Tax Rate Election...

“For more than 100 years, Garland ISD has focused on providing an exceptional education. After listening to residents across our community, GISD has placed a Tax Rate Election (TRE) on the November 3rd ballot.

While some school districts have used TREs to increase their property tax rate, GISD is taking a different approach. If the TRE is approved by voters, our new property tax rate would be approximately $1.34 – a nearly .05¢ decrease from last year and a nearly .12¢ decrease from 2018-19. In fact, the tax rate would be the lowest our community has seen
in six years.

The TRE can impact every student at each of our 72 schools and increase their opportunities while providing property tax rate relief for the second year in a row.

Please take a moment to review this video to learn more about our TRE.
Our goal is to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed vote on November 3rd.”

Garland ISD: Tax Rate Election 2020



3 - Election Day - No School

9-13 - Quarter 3 Selection Open in Skyward

11 - Early Release at 1:25

11 - Chuck E Cheese Spirit Night!

12 - Picture Day (free dress) - Remote Students 4:30pm-6:30pm

16 - Spirit Shirt Order Deadline

23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

30 - Virtual Book Fair Starts


11 - Virtual Book Fair Ends

18 - Early Dismissal at 1:25

21- January 1 - Winter Break


5 - Quarter 3 begins

Mrs. Nethaway's Library 'LANDING PAGE'

Students have the opportunity to check out library books even while learning at home. Read more in Mrs. Nethaway's newsletter!

Counselor’s Corner

If you need assistance with individual concerns or counseling services, please reach out to Mrs. Medrano-Johnson at, or fill out the following Park Crest Request for Counseling Services form by using the QR code or clicking on the link.

Park Crest is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Like OUR PAGE on FACEBOOK for up to date information! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PCES_Panthers for our virtual spirit weeks and find us on Instagram at ParkCrestElementary to see what students and staff are up to!

Past Panther Papers

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