Park View Newsletter

Mrs. Wallerstedt. 11/19/21

Next Week: Conferences & Thanksgiving

Park View Families,

Next week is Parent/Teacher Conferences and the Thanksgiving break. As you participate in conferences, you have the opportunity to focus on your child as a learner and discover ways you can partner with your child's teacher to support them. Each conference is 20 minutes and the schedule is tight so it is important that you are on time whether in-person or virtual. This year it is especially important for home and school to work together. Our goal is to strengthen our students' foundational learning as they progress this year both academically and social-emotionally. Your role is critical for this to happen no matter what grade level your child(ren) is/are in.

When we return from break, please monitor your child(ren) for any COVID symptoms as I know there will be some travel and celebrating with family members outside your day-to-day community. This Healthy=Here booklet has been updated and will answer many questions you may have if a family member begins to show symptoms of illness. The D44 COVID HUB has additional resources and links. District #44 also offers free COVID testing for students and their families that you have read about in a previous newsletter. Please see below for changes to those testing sites.

Students will continue to go outside for mask breaks and recess so outerwear will be a daily necessity as we are out as long as the wind chill is 10 degrees and above.

This is also the time we celebrate Thanksgiving. Although our lives have been topsy-turvy navigating through a pandemic, it is important to focus on gratitude for our own mental health. So I will share with all of you how incredibly grateful I am for Park View. The students, the families, our PTA, the staff and the district give me great hope for the future. In this same spirit each year we reach out and try our best to support those within the PV community during the holidays. Please see our flyer regarding Snowflakes of Sharing and thank you for considering.

Information & Upcoming changes to D44 COVID-19 Testing Sites

There will be no testing available during Thanksgiving Break, beginning Monday, November 22, 2021.

Then, beginning Monday, November 29, COVID-19 testing will be available ONLY at the Administration Center, 150 W. Madison. Testing will no longer be available outside Glenn Westlake or Butterfield. Testing hours will also begin earlier at 7:30 am and conclude at 1:30 pm each day.

COVID-19 testing is optional and available to everyone in our school community, including family members of any employee or student.

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Park View's Service Week Results

Thank you everyone for allowing your child/ren to volunteer and/or participate in any of our grade level drives to help those in need. Eighty-One of our panthers volunteered during service week. Here is what we collected:

Kindergarten & 1st Grade - 402 mac-n-cheese boxes & 8 large totes of clothing

2nd & 3rd Grades - 334 books & 500 school supplies

4th & 5th Grades - 426 beef jerky, 60 puzzles, 35 packs baby wipes, 29 cans fruit, 125 chapsticks and 105 pairs of socks

This is amazing . . . . . and beyond that we collected over 200 letters; which will be sent to our troops. We posted 60 veteran's as part of our Park View Veteran Wall of Honor (see below)!

What a great way to honor our veterans and serve our community!

Park View Wall of Honor Celebrating our own Veterans

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Dates To Remember . . . . . . .

November 19th - Access Student Report Cards on Skyward 3:15 pm

November 22nd & 23rd - No School Parent-Teacher Conferences (1:00 - 8:00 pm)

November 24th - 26th - No School Thanksgiving Break

November 29th - Classes Resume & Scholastic Book Fair Week

December 2nd - Book Fair Shop for Families (A-L 5:00-6:00pm) (M-Z 6:15-7:15pm)

December 10th - All Snowflakes of Sharing Gift Cards Due

December 17th - Early Release Day - Student Dismissal 1:15 pm

January 3rd - No School - Institute Day Monday

January 4th - Classes Resume (Tuesday)

**My next newsletter will be Friday, December 3rd**

Park View Panthers!

I Promise To Learn - Be Ready!

I Promise To Care About Myself And Others - Be Respectful!

I Promise To Do My Very Best - Be Responsible!