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Week of November 3rd

Save the Dates:

11/4-11/8 - Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum days 12:55 dismissal

11/11 - NO School - Veteran's Day

Choir at Rocklin Cemetery for Veteran's Day

11/25-11/29 - Thanksgiving Break No School

12/19 - Minimum Day 12:55 Dismissal

12/20- 1/3 - Winter Break

Lost and Found

There is a very large pile of lost and found items including jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, lunch bags, etc. in front of the office. During conferences this week, please stop by the tables and see if any items belong to your kiddos. All remaining items will be donated on Friday at 4 PM.

Square Art - Order Forms due MONDAY, November 4th.

All Square 1 Art order forms need to be turned into your child's teacher or the office by Monday afternoon.

Families can continue to order Online or place their orders by phone until Tuesday, November 12th.



  • All paper order forms are due Monday, November 4th.

  • Families can order online WWW.SQUARE1ART.COM/SHOP

  • Call 888-332-3294 to place an order.

The money raised from your purchases with SQUARE 1 ART will go right back to the VAPA program at Parker Whitney.

Thank you for all your support!

Linda Donohue

Yearbook Cover Contest

We are inviting all Parker Whitney Students to enter their drawings in our Yearbook Cover Contest. Two winners will be selected (one from K-2 and one from 3-6 grades) to be displayed on the front and back cover.

Flyer will come home this week and all entries are due November 15th.

Contest Information


Research indicates that attendance is one of the main predictors of student achievement. An average of 13 absences each year will result in missing an entire year's worth of instruction by the time a student graduates high school. Missing school also increases feelings of anxiety and stress.

Please attempt to schedule outside activities after school hours or on non-school days. If you know your student will be out for 5 days or more, please contact the office to create an independent study contract.

Illness - If your child is running a temperature of 99.6 or higher, vomiting or has diarrhea, they may not attend school until they are free of these symptoms for at least 24 hours. This is to prevent the spread of illness to others.

Socktober - Final Count

We blew our goal out of the water. Our families donated 565 pairs of socks to our Socktober event. Thank you so much for your generosity!!

How much time do your children spend on YouTube ?

Survey says: For kids today, there's nothing quite as cool as watching videos on their phones. Half of kids in the U.S. own smartphones by age 11, and phone use is on the rise for kids as young as 8. A new Common Sense original report reveals that kids age 8 and older prefer watching online videos more than most other forms of entertainment. For families, this signals a shift from four years ago, when network TV and streaming services far outpaced other platforms.

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, 2019 is a big-picture look at how young people in the U.S. find entertainment and use devices. Beyond screen time, the report explores other critical challenges for families managing media use, from internet access for homework to unregulated, unrated online videos.

The results of this study show that our mission to ensure kids' digital well-being is more important than ever. Together with our partners and supporters, we will continue to research new ways to help kids and families thrive.
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