Parr Patriot News

Home and School Connection, Week of March 30- April 3

A Note from Mrs. Buckels

Hello Parr Patriot Families,

I hope you have had a successful first week of distance learning. I know there has been some challenges(technology not cooperating, internet issues, links not working, etc.). Please do not stress over this! Don't worry if your student doesn't get all the work done during the week it was given. The work will still be available on it's learning. Reading and Dreambox are still important!

We also hope you are able to enjoy this beautiful weather and are able to spend some time outdoors.

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. I am working on keeping that course updated with important information for parents.

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. Mrs. Talley and myself did them for this week(no judgement, please-I couldn't watch them after I made them :0) Block teachers will be doing them the following week. 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.

Click on the titles below for the morning announcements!

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Service Project Opportunity

Since retirement homes, nursing and assisted living facilities are not open to visitors during the outbreak of COVID-19, Parr is encouraging students to make handwritten notes, cards, or draw pictures to send to the residents of Regal Estates during this difficult time.

Students can tell the residents about how they are spending their days, what they think of online learning, draw a picture of them doing their favorite activity, etc. Let's brighten these residents' day!

We will be setting up a drop box outside Parr's front doors next week, and students may walk, bike, or drive up to the box with family permission. The box will have a hole cut out so that you can just drop the notes in without touching anything. The box will be “quarantined” before delivering it to the nursing home. The box will be set up on Monday, March 30th at 9:00 AM and will be picked up Friday, April 3rd at 4:00 PM. No postage is required!

This is a great service project our Parr Patriots. We are all looking for ways to help during this stay at home time!

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Jump Rope for Heart!

Recently, our school participated in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart.

Parr Elementary raised $5,064.46 for the AHA! Way to go, Patriots!!!

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

Sample of an at home learning schedule

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
  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!

Click on the link below if you would like to share a Book Commercial about a book you have read!

Counselor's Corner

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

Click this link for more resources!

Our Core Value for the month is Citizenship which includes being a responsible digital citizen. See below for some resources for your students.

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From Nurse Burke

Hi Patriot family! I hope everyone is doing well. This new way of “doing school” certainly has presented its challenges, but I am truly thankful for the extra time with my family. We are all finding new ways each day to learn, laugh, and bond closer together through all of this. I miss seeing all my students and their smiling faces. Please let them know I am thinking of them while they are at home, and I encourage them to continue to make healthy choices including washing their hands often…just like we learned in school.

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. Below is information from the National Association of School Nurses with specific community guidelines and recommendations. Please look it over and keep the links for a reliable resource if you need to help others you come in contact with in your area.

I am available from 10am-12pm weekdays by phone (281-284-4113) or by email at if needed.

Best Regards,

Allison Burke RN, BSN

Helpful links

Both Harris and Galveston county public health websites are trusted resources and sites.

Galveston county updates their website with new cases etc at 12pm daily and Harris County does so at 3pm.

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Take a Break!

The Unibear! Todays LIVE Kids Special NOON cst DAILY

Show us your talent!

Good afternoon! I’ve seen some of your kids doing some amazing makerspace activities, like making a cooking video, fence murals, building a dog house. Please send this to parents to have their kids share videos.

--Ms. Woodson

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)
Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

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

CCISD Website

Parr Website

Parr Facebook @ParrPatriots

Parr Elementary on Twitter! @ParrPatriots

Parr Elementary Library on Twitter! @ParrLibrary