Park Terrace Elementary
May 19, 2021 Newsletter
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!
Park Terrace Elementary
Updates for Extended Flex Learning families
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.
Principal on Assignment
K-4 Extended Flexible Learning
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!
Find your SPARK this summer
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.
Panther Foundation Seeks Board Candidates
Register for the 8th Annual Panther Foundation Golf Fundraiser
Fractions in Mr. Miller's First Grade Class
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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