Park Terrace Elementary

May 19, 2021 Newsletter

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Greetings Park Terrace Families!


We received exciting news and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control last week regarding vaccinated individuals no longer needing to wear a mask either indoors or outdoors. While we are all happy to hear about this positive step forward, it is important to remember that schools must continue to follow the state’s Safe Learning Plan through the end of the year. As such, students and staff are still wearing face masks indoors. Please continue to send your students to school with masks as we finish up the school year.


As we look forward to next fall, we are expecting updated guidance from the CDC. This guidance will help us to understand what the health and safety guidelines will be for the 2021-22 school year. We are excited and looking forward to the day when we can see more smiling faces (not just eyes) and a return to normalcy at school. We will share updates on what the new guidance means for our school community when it becomes available.


With summer rapidly approaching if you are looking for an enriching opportunity for your students be sure to check out Community Education’s Summer Spark program! There are a variety of camps and clinics for K-12 students and child care for children as part of the Summer Trek and Discovery Days programs. There are many options available for families for fun, engaging learning and care this summer. Please see further below in the newsletter for more information on these programs.


I hope everyone has a great rest of the week! Keep up the good work, and let’s finish the year strong!


Sincerely,


Mona Perkins

Principal

Park Terrace Elementary

Updates for Extended Flex Learning families

Greetings,


This spring there is some end-of-year excitement which many of us missed last year at the start of the pandemic. Many in our community have been vaccinated, and we have hopes of a more “normal” summer in our sights.


The Extended Flexible Learning team is looking for ways to celebrate the end of the school year with students and families while continuing to follow the state’s Safe Learning Plan for schools. We will share details of our plans in the next few weeks.


As a reminder, school resources that have been sent home to support students through distance learning will need to be returned. Teachers will be sharing an inventory list with families to help you identify resources that need to be returned to school. It isn’t too early to start gathering. We will be doing a resource return event the last week of school.


Please continue to read this newsletter in its entirety for updates to end this year, as well as to help you plan for next fall.


If you have any questions, please reach out.


Take care,

Kimberly Fehringer

Principal on Assignment

K-4 Extended Flexible Learning

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Shop the end-of-year community Panther Store sale!

The end-of-year Panther Store sale will take place May 19-June 2. Take 10% off everything with code 21EndofYearSale. Purchase your graduation gifts…thank you presents for staff…retirement treasures!


Shop the Panther Store today. Personal shopping appointments available, email PantherStore@district16.org to set one up today.

Find your SPARK this summer

With summer youth programs registration now open, it is the perfect time to find your SPARK this summer with Community Education! Whether it's a new sport or activity or to meet new friends, kids can make the most of their summer through these programs. View the digital handout and find all of our Camp and Clinic opportunities here.
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Youth Football Camp (K-8)

For students going into grades K-8 for the 2021-2022 school year. The High School football program in partnership with the Spring Lake Park Youth Football Association and SLP Community Education Department will be hosting a FREE 3 day skills camp this summer. Participants will work with current High School Players and Coaches to develop their football skills. This is the camp for anyone planning to play youth football in the fall or for anyone interested in learning more about football. Taught by John Stewart, SLPHS Varsity Football Coach and staff Register for Youth Football Camp.

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Panther Foundation Seeks Board Candidates

Take your impact and support of Spring Lake Park Schools to the next level, apply to join the Panther Foundation Board of Directors. The board of directors includes parents, alumni, community members, business leaders and staff. We are seeking candidates who have a passion and commitment to the students and families in the Spring Lake Park School district. Individuals who are ready to share time, talents and resources with the foundation to support and enhance the efforts that contribute to our success. Positions are volunteer, begin in July and are a three-year commitment. To learn more and to apply today visit our website.

Register for the 8th Annual Panther Foundation Golf Fundraiser

Golf with the Panther Foundation and support SLP Athletics & Activities. The 8th Annual Panther Foundation Golf Fundraiser is Monday, June 28, 2021 at Victory Links. All proceeds support our world-class Athletics and Activities opportunities for our students. Spend the day on the links supporting a great cause, register today. A great way to show your support and to advertise your business is sponsor a hole for $150. Hole sponsorships are great for families, businesses, alumni, etc. Thank you for your support. Check out the golf fundraiser flyer for more details.
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Fractions in Mr. Miller's First Grade Class

Students in Mr. Miller's first grade class have been practicing their fractions by cutting shapes into half and quarters in order to see how they come together to make the shape!

Science Fair Star

Lighthouse School 8th grader Elizabeth Levinshteyn has earned serious science fair accolades this year for her project developing a test to detect mutants of the SARS-CoV2 virus that causes COVID-19. A lifelong love of science has since led her to win multiple awards in science and engineering fairs for various projects. #SLPPantherProud


Hear more from Elizabeth about how her passion for science started and what inspires her to stay curious and keep experimenting: https://bit.ly/2RSu5WT

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