Parr Patriot News

Home and School Connection, Week of April 6-10

A Note from Mrs. Buckels

Hello Parr Patriot Families,


I hope you have had a successful second week of distance learning. It seems like it should be week 4 or 5! I hope your family has been able to settle into a routine with the distance learning. The district realized that two learning goals a week in reading and math was a lot. You will see some changes for next week. There will be one learning goal per subject. We are also adding a to do list to help you know what should be submitted(if you are able to submit the work). Reading and math should take about an hour each and science/social studies about 15-20 minutes (for the week). We know that it may take some students less/more time to complete but this was the goal in preparing the lessons.


We know that every student's situation is unique. Some students have to share devices with working parents and other siblings, some students only have access to a cell phone and some do not have devices or internet. All we ask of you is to do the best you can with online learning. We do not want online learning to cause stress for your family. Please continue to reach out to your teachers and me with any concerns or questions you may have.


Next week's work will be available on it's Learning on Monday morning. Don't forget to check out the other courses that your child has access to-PE, Art, Music, Library and our Parr page.


In this S'more, you will find videos for each day of the week with the morning announcements if you would like to start your student's day with these. You can access them from this S'more or from our Parr it's learning page.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or me with any questions you may have. Also, our technology department has a helpline that is now available for any issues you may be having! The number is 281-284-0500. They are available M-F from 8:00-4:00.

Yearbook Information

Parr Patriots - we miss you and can't wait to see you back at school! In the meantime, we want you to know that we have been hard at work to make an amazing yearbook packed with all the awesome things that we have done this year!


We have extended the deadline for 2 more weeks - during this time you can still purchase your yearbook, make customized pages (it comes with 2 free pages and more can be added at 2 pages for $0.99) and 5th grade parents you can still do your 5th grader's dedication! The extended deadline is APRIL 16TH!


Please see the attachments below for step by step instructions for setting up your pages. Treering has a cool feature where all your friends, classmates and teachers can digitally sign your yearbook! You can request for their signature and it gets added to your custom pages!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Yearbook Chair, Denise Roberts at yearbook@parrpta.org. You can also contact her via Facebook messenger at Denise Insall Roberts.

Thank you and Go Patriots!

Remember-the new due date is April 16th-the flyer's say April 2nd

Check out our Parr Staff Flipgrids.... a chance for us to say hello and share something fun each week!

Where I am working from at home...

In our Parr Staff Flipgrid this week, take a peek into our at home classrooms and offices.

Click on the titles below for the morning announcements!

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Regal Estate Cards and Notes

Thank you to all of you who participated in writing notes and cards for the residents of Regal Estates. They were so appreciative! Here are some of the thank you's we received:


Clara-Thank you so much for thinking of us! God bless you and have a happy day!


Jerry-Thank you very much for thinking about us old folks!


Andy-they're fabulous! It's going on my wall!


Marjorie-Thank you very, very much for thinking of us!


Nadine-how nice, I love this idea! This touches my heart!


What an impact a small act of kindness can have on others! Continue to look for ways to show kindness during this difficult time!

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Thanking our Healthcare Heros

The Clear Creek ISD family recognizes the selfless efforts and sacrifices made by our healthcare workforce during this time of crisis. We will be collecting notes, photos, cards and drawings for our local healthcare workers to show how much we appreciate them. Feel free to print out and use this template to craft a special message. Send your creations to ccisdcares@ccisd.net by Friday, April 17, to be included. CCISD will then send to our regional hospitals and healthcare offices.

Youth Art Month

A note from Mrs. Bass:

Let’s have some fun for Youth Art Month! Find a famous work of art, I chose a portrait, to use as inspiration and recreate it at home! Can you guess who I am? I can’t wait to see your creations! Don’t forget to share with me and tag your post with #YAM2020 and #artedportraits

Resources for families

Updated Digital Resource List

Accessing It's Learning

Everything you will need to access this week’s lessons and activities can be found on ItsLearning, through your child’s SSO Portal. This is where your child goes to access Dreambox at school each week. Each week, you will receive an email letting you know the lessons and activities are ready for the week.

To access its learning take the following steps:

  1. Go to www.ccisd.net
  2. Click on @school
  3. Log in with your student’s login information on the SSO Portal
  4. Find the ItsLearning app
  1. Click on ‘Courses’ in the top left corner
  2. Find your teacher's name or subject (ex. *Mrs. Hirsch's Homeroom*)

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!

Counselor's Corner

We are here for you and ready to provide support however we can. Please email Laurie Hennington, our interim counselor, lhenning@ccisd.net.


Click this link for more resources! http://tiny.cc/CounselorsCorner

Kindness video K-2

Color Your World With Kindness

Debrief questions about the Kindness Video-K-2



Debrief:

  • There are some people who are black and white and some people that are in color. What’s the difference between the two?
  • What did Kindness look like in the video?
  • What was your favorite act of Kindness?
  • How did you see the definition of Kindness come to life in the video?
  • How does Kindness spread with these characters? How can it spread in our class? Our school?

Kindness Video 3-5

Have Compassion - Empower Tools | Mindfulness Videos For Students | GoNoodle

Debrief questions for Kindness video 3-5

Debrief:


  • How did the exercises make you feel?
  • Was it harder to send caring wishes to some people more than others? Did it become easier or harder the more you practiced?
  • How come it’s important to be kind to everyone, including those who sometimes frustrate us?
  • What are other caring wishes you can send to people in your life?

Click the box below for a video tour of it's learning and resources

Upcoming Parent Webinar from Safe and Civil Schools

Dr. Randy Sprick will discuss things families can do to help children become more independent and responsible.

From Nurse Burke


Parents, if you have questions that I can help with…please reach out. I am here for you as a resource to help where I can. I am available from 10am-12pm weekdays by phone (281-284-4113) or by email at aburke@ccisd.net if needed.


In efforts to make sure you are getting the most accurate and reliable COVID-19 information, please make sure you are following these sources on social media and using the links below for the latest information. (There is a lot of false information floating around right now.)


https://www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/what-is-covid-19


https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/testing.aspx#houston


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/share-facts.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fsymptoms-testing%2Fshare-facts.html



Best Regards,

Allison Burke RN, BSN

Resources to keep students reading

Ms. Woodson has been hard at work updating the Parr Library Its Learning Page. Continue to check there for new and updated resources! (You can access it via the Parr homepage)

Take a Break!

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As we navigate the next few weeks please stay connected with us!

CCISD Website www.ccisd.net


Parr Website https://parr.ccisd.net/


Parr Facebook @ParrPatriots https://www.facebook.com/ParrPatriots/


Parr Elementary on Twitter! @ParrPatriots https://twitter.com/ParrPatriots


Parr Elementary Library on Twitter! @ParrLibrary https://twitter.com/ParrLibrary