Parkview News

May 2018


May 2 PTA Meeting 5PM

May 2 Porter County Spelling Bee 6:30 pm

May 3 5th Grade Parent Night TJMS

May 7-11 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 7-18 NWEA Testing Grades 1-5

May 8 No School - Election Day

May 9 School Nurses Day

May 10 Music Program Grades 1-3 6:30 pm

May 12 Scratch Day

May 16 FNL Work Day 3:30 PM

May 16 FNL Small Group Leader Mtg 5:00 PM

May 17 Kona Ice Party

May 18 Artist Assembly

May 18 FNL Grades 4 & 5

May 23 Character Convocation

May 23 Grade 5 visits Middle Schools

May 24 Field Day

May 24 Pick of the Month Casa del Mar

May 25 Passport Day

May 28 No School Memorial Day

May 29 Awards Day - 9AM

May 29 Volunteer Appreciation

May 30 Class Picnics

May 31 Last Day of School Noon Dismissal

Help to Keep Morning Arrival Safe

As a reminder, students arriving at school for breakfast may enter the building at 8:20 am. All other students may enter the building at 8:30 am. Parents, please do not drop off, leave students unattended or send children to school before 8:20 am. An adult will be on duty to supervise children at 8:20 am. Thank you in advance for teaming with us to keep everyone safe.

Parkview Field Day

Parkview's Field Day is fast approaching on May 24. We still need help. If you have a background check and can donate your time, please go to to sign up.

Thank You,

Mrs. Lain

It's A Hit Music Program

A note from Mrs. DeRoo.....

Dear Parents,

We are excitedly preparing for our spring music

program IT’S A HIT! This show will be all about baseball. What could be more fun than a musical that celebrates good sportsmanship, teamwork, problem solving and learning how to win and lose with dignity and class?

This year our musical will be at Ben Franklin Middle School at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 10th. The show will last approximately 35 minutes. The theme for the show will be sports. Students may wear anything from a t-shirt that they wore while being a part of a team, a jersey or anything in between. Also, please have a baseball cap for your student to wear. If you need help finding these items, please let Mrs. DeRoo know.

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call. We can’t wait to share our hard work with you.

Valparaiso Celebrates Bottle Cap Contest on Earth Day

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Mr. Gonzalez's Class Wins

The Parkview Student Council ran a bottle cap collection contest from the beginning of February to April 11th. As a school, we collected 249 pounds of bottle caps. Our school's prize from Valparaiso Public Works was a beautiful hand chair made from recycled bottle caps. Thank you to all the families who helped us win the chair and thank you for helping the environment by recycling!

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Parkview PTA ......

  • Thank you to all families that made it out to the Taste of Parkview and the Bookfair! It was a huge success! We would also like to thank the restaurants that donated delicious food, Chili's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Meditrina, and Sage.
  • May 2nd is our PTA meeting at 5pm. Please join us.
  • School supply kit orders are due May 9th or online until May 16th.
  • Kona Ice will be May 17th.
  • Pick of the Month will be May 25th at Casa Del Mar.

Congratulations Parkview Elementary School

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Register NOW for Fall Spanish DLI Classes

If you are interested in attending Parkview Elementary School in the fall of 2018 for the Spanish Dual Language Immersion program, please complete the form below. This is for families new to Parkview. If you are already part of the Spanish DLI program, you do not need to complete the form. Questions about the Spanish Dual Language Immersion program can be directed to

Pick of the Month May 24

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Math Bowl Team Honored at VCS School Board Meeting

Mrs.Thomas, Mrs. Tonne, Kendra Williams, Dominic Gonzalez, Max Swanson, Lucas Gonzalez, Moya Swanson, Ben Fouch, Christian Daniels, Hannah Way, Rosa Garcia, Addison Shultz, Starr Dust and Jarrett Wall.
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Parkview K-Kids Host Bowling Event

Starr Dust, Priscilla Murray, Laila Collins, Chole Hosking, Ariana Wertz, Addison Shultz, Natalie Vega, Kendra Williams, Connor Smith, Bella Morris, Tim Klimek, Addisyn McCammon, Makynzee Gilbert, and Ben Fouch.

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K-Kids Blast From the Past

The Parkview K-Kids would like to thank everyone for their support this year. As a result of our fundraising efforts at VIP Night this fall and our “Blast From the Past” contest in April, we have successfully purchased the materials to build a special table for one of our brand new rooms here at school. Congratulations to our “Blast From the Past” winners, Mrs. Cashmer and Mr. Grubl! We look forward to next fall and inviting our new fourth graders to join us for another great year!

If You Missed It................

Kindergarten Round-Up

If you missed Kindergarten Round-up on April 12th, please contact the school office to set up an appointment at 531-3110. It will take approximately 20 minutes to fill out paperwork and have your student take a small assessment to identify their readiness skills. Also, please bring the following information:

Child’s Birth Ceritficate

Immunization Record

4 Proofs of Residency with your Current Address

Driver’s License

Proof of Mortgage or Lease Agreement

2 Mailed Bills

Local Artist visits Parkview

On May 18th, Parkview students will learn from a very special guest and artist, Brenda Hutchings. Brenda raises Alpaca, Pygora goats, and Jersey Wooly Rabbits and uses their fleece to create woven fabric. One of each of these animals will visit with her to meet the students of Parkview. She will also bring her tools of the trade and fleece at multiple 'stops' in the process of going from animal hair to a garment. This will be a one of a kind assembly that ties into a country our 2nd graders have been studying - Peru!

Congratulations Parkview Artists

The following Parkview students were selected to have their work displayed as part of Spring into the Arts Show.


Cora Barger

Blake Siegrist

Maegan Francisco

Mariah Marcotte

Joel de Nava Gaeta

1st Grade

Izalia Lawley

Kennedi McKean

Rowan Carver

Veda Yates

Landon Martin

2nd Grade

Iysa Townsend

Caroline Lundin

Skyla Laviolette

Dakota Burch

Emma Ehrhardt

3rd Grade

Sophia Ramirez

Yue Yu

Autumn LaNeave

Olliana Hardin

Savannah Ruiz

4th Grade

Anabella Morris

Jasmine Marshall

Julissa Del Real

Vincent Biggs

Timmy Klimek

5th Grade

Blake Wall

Brayden Challoner

Arianna Siegrist

Mary Murray

You can view their art during open business hours at the following locations until May 21st:

Kindergarten - Public Library

1st Grade - City Hall

2nd Grade - Memorial Opera House

3rd Grade - Porter County Administration Building

4th Grade - Porter County Museum

5th Grade - Urschel Pavillion

FNL News:

Volunteer work night: Stuffing bags, Wednesday, May 16th. Meet in the Mrs. Gonzalez's room at 3:30 pm.

SMALL GROUP LEADER meeting, Wednesday, May 16th at 5:00 - 5:30 pm in the STEM room. ALL small group leaders need to attend.

It isn't too late to sign up to help out with FNL. If you want to lend a hand please email Mrs. Gonzalez

Friday, May 18th. Drop students off at PVEL at 4:30, front doors. Pick up is at 10 pm at PVEL.

ALL 4th and 5th grade students should wear their FNL shirts on Monday, May 21st.

Thank you to the many people who have donated money, time, and resources so far to FNL. We can't do it without you!

Parkveiw CANstruction Team

Lily Green, Dominic Gonzalez, Brayden Shireman, and Laila Collins.
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