Park View Newsletter

Mrs. Wallerstedt. 9/17/21

Student Arrival

Park View Families,

It is important for your children to be safe when coming to school whether they are walking, biking or riding with you; or on their own. Students should be arriving to school no earlier than 8:20 am as that is when the outside adult supervision is in place. I have noticed students coming without an adult between 8:10 - 8:15 am. That is too early. Please help your child(ren) leave home at the right time when they travel to school, especially if they are going without you, so they do not end up on campus too early. In the Park View Student Handbook it states 8:20 am as arrival time. Thank You!

If your child arrives between 8:31-8:35 am, and the class has already gone into the building, patrols will let students in. Parents cannot enter the building with their children. Students enter on their own and walk to their classroom. Each grade's entrance is close to their classroom. Parents may only enter at Door #1. This is for the safety of all students and staff. If your child arrives at 8:35 am or later, they must enter at Door #1.

Speaking of supervision we do need substitute morning supervisors as well as lunch supervision and we are flexible, meaning it does not have to be a five day per week commitment. Even one day a week helps us out tremendously and being a part of your child's (or grandchild's) school means a lot to your child. They love seeing family members involved at school in any way. Check out this video for more information about these great opportunities that can be customized to fit in your schedule. If interested, fill out the application for the Park View Substitute Lunch/Morning Supervisor position on the SD44 website (under the employment tab); which will be posted next week. Thank you for considering.

Don't forget to call the attendance line at 630-827-4041 before school and leave a detailed message for the health office if your child will be absent.

Parking Loop Procedures

If you drop off your child in the morning please know that we have five car spaces for the stop-drop lane that runs parallel to the sidewalk. That means five cars can all stop and drop at the same time to avoid the back-up that occurs when a car stops way back in the very first space by the staff parking lot entrance. These five spaces maximize the amount of students exiting vehicles simultaneously so we do not have a back up. This becomes a challenge during the cold weather months when more families use the drop-off loop so please MOVE UP AS FAR AS POSSIBLE when stopping and dropping so we can avoid those big lines in the winter.

EARLY RELEASE DAY-Monday, September 20th Dismissal 1:15 pm

What are Early Release Days?

Early Release Days are built into our school year and provide professional development opportunities for the staff. These include trainings for new programs and curriculums, safety procedure updates and trainings, mandated trainings, and meetings to review student progress and needs. These activities cannot be done on regular school days. We shorten the day so students start at 8:30 am, they eat lunch at school, and are dismissed at 1:15 pm. These days are monthly and we alternate the days to create a balanced school experience for all grade levels.

Thank you PTA for a fun Panther Prowl!

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Thank you GEHS Band for a great performance!

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Our GEHS Band Panther Alums . . . . They grew up so fast!!

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Dates to know . . . . . . . . .

September 20th - Early Release Day at 1:15 pm for all students

September 21st - PTA Meeting 7:00 pm Park View LRC

October 8th - No School Institute Day

October 11th - No School Columbus Day

October 12th - No School - SIP Day

October 26th - Picture Re-Take Day

My next newsletter will be the first Friday of October which is Friday, October 1st (2 weeks).

Park View Panthers!

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