Parr Patriot News

November 2019

Message from Mrs. Buckels

Happy November! This year is flying by! Hope you are enjoying the cool, fall weather. We hope to see you all here on Monday, Nov. 8th for our Veteran's Day program. We have loved seeing all our Watch D.O.G.S. on campus. If you are signed up to volunteer, please make sure you have filled out the volunteer form that can be found below.

Our Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Nov. 15th and 18th this year. We had great success with splitting our Grandparent's day and thought we would do this with our feast. This will help with space in the cafeteria and with parking. Nov. 15th will be for A-L and Nov. 18th will be M-Z. Please be on the look out for a flyer coming home with more information.

Important Dates

Nov. 1-Nov. 8-Book Fair open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Fair closes at 12:00 on Nov. 8th

Nov. 7-Family Night at the Book Fair 5:00-7:00 pm

Nov. 11-Veteran's Day 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Nov. 14- All Pro Dads-6:30 p.m.

Nov. 15-Thanksgiving Feast A-L

Nov. 18-Thanksgiving Feast M-Z

Nov. 21-PTA General Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

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Veteran's Day Program

Ralph Parr Elementary

Veterans Day Ceremony

Please join us at Parr Elementary to say

Thank you to our Veterans.

Monday, November 11, 2019

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Our staff and students will gather in the gym for a presentation by Cub Scout Pack 554,

Girl Scouts, the Parr Choir,

and Guest Speaker

Navy Counselor Master Chief

Therese M Rogers

Families and guests are invited to stay after

for refreshments in the cafeteria

*Please remind your guest to be prepared to show their ID for entrance

into the school. Check-in will be at the front office and the

back doors for your convenience.

Upcoming Author Visit

Susan Stevens Crummel, award-winning author of picture books, will be at Parr Elementary on Tuesday, November 12th. She will be making presentations to K-5 and autographing books. We will be taking orders for her books before her visit. If you wish to purchase a book, please click on the link below and print out the form and send it to school with the money or check.
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Parent/Teacher Conferences-November 5th

Book Fair

NEW: eWallet! Parents can go to the bookfair link on the library symbaloo or above to set up an account for kids so that they don’t have to send cash.

The book fair will be open Friday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Nov. 8. 8-3 PM Daily. Fair closes at 12:00 PM. on Friday.

Family Night is Thursday, Nov. 7th 5:00-7:00 PM

The book fair will be open during the day on Tuesday during parent conferences.

Core Value Word of the Month-Trustworthiness with a focus on Honesty

This month we’re talking about Honesty! The dictionary defines it as: “fairness and straightforwardness of conduct; adherence to the facts.” The definition we are using in class is:

Honesty: living truthfully in your words and actions and thoughts!

Honesty is a lot more than just telling the truth – it is also about thinking and acting in a way that feels consistent, kind, and sincere. What do we do with honest thoughts that aren’t very nice? How do our actions in Honesty help or hurt our relationships. Over the course of the month, we will talk about people from Emily Bronte to Jackie Robinson who lived out Honesty in their words and actions. We discover new games and techniques to make us more honest competitors and more thoughtful friends. It will be a time of challenging, but rewarding conversations – thanks for being a part of them!

Conversation Starters

  • Here’s a scenario: Your friend June told you that your friend Rachel has been talking about you behind your back. When you ask Rachel if that’s true, she said no, that she didn’t say anything. What do you do?
  • Sometimes, people cheat or do no not play by the rules when they are playing a game. How do you think they feel if they win the game by cheating? Do you think it is better to cheat and win or be honest and lose?
  • Share a time when someone was dishonest with you. What happened? How did that impact your relationship with the other person?

Dine to Donate-Texas Roadhouse

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 4-10pm

18194 Gulf Freeway

Friendswood, TX

Please plan on eating at Texas Roadhouse on Nov. 5th. Parr will receive 10% of the proceeds!

Click on the link below for Parr Spirit Shirts

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Volunteer Application

Clear Creek ISD has implemented a new online volunteer application form for parents and community members, which now requires volunteers to register on an annual basis. As of July 15, all volunteer records have been deactivated, and effective July 16, both former and prospective volunteers must apply/reapply using CCISD’s new volunteer application to be eligible for upcoming volunteer opportunities in the 2019-2020 school year. It can take up to 3-4 days to be approved. If you think you may be volunteering this year, go ahead and take care of applying. We appreciate all our volunteers!

Volunteer Application Link-click on the white box below to take you to the application

Brookside Fall MegaMakerSpace Event!

Click on the link below to access the Amazon Makerspace Wishlist

Lunch Money

We are trying something new this year with lunch money. In the past, if a student had no money in their lunch account, they received a cheese sandwich and milk in place of a tray lunch. We understand that this can be upsetting to a student so we will be allowing a student to borrow money from the principal's account. If your student goes through the line and the cashier sees that they do not have money in their account, she will send the student to the office to borrow money. The student will receive an envelope with a note stating that the student had to borrow money and a request for the money to be returned the next day. Please help us be able to offer this to our students by sending in the money the next day so that we can sustain this process.

Thank you!

Change of Transportation

Reminder, please note that any transportation changes during the school day should be in the form of a written note signed by the parent and/or guardian. If faxing your note to the office, please include student and teacher name, date, and change of transportation with a copy of your driver’s license. The school fax number is 281-284-4105. All transportation changes must be in the office by 2:30 p.m. so we can inform the teacher in time for dismissal. Thank you for your diligence in this matter. *Please note-if calling the school to change transportation, you must be able to fax in your request in writing with a copy of your photo ID. No calls about change in transportation will be allowed unless accompanied with this note. This allows us to ensure that safety procedures are followed and students’ whereabouts are closely monitored.

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