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November 2021

Principal's Post

Hello, Parkwood Families!

This first quarter has flown by! Thank you to everyone who attended conferences over the past few weeks. We love having the partnership between school and home to help students succeed!

This time of year brings thoughts of thankfulness and we feel blessed that you share your children with us every day. Thank you for your continued support and partnership in your child’s education! I am thankful for all our hardworking staff and supportive parents that make Parkwood Elementary a great place. I appreciate our hard-working students that show up everyday eager to learn and filled with enthusiasm. Our staff and our families are truly amazing and go above and beyond each day to help every child be successful.

I am thankful for our PTO and their efforts to support our students and staff. Our students and families reached our fundraising goals for Boosterthon and our Mum Fundraiser. Boosterthon raised $17,330.00 for Parkwood! This fundraiser funds all of the extra enrichment opportunities given to our students and staff for the school year. Our Mum Fundraiser raised $7,302.75 for Parkwood. The goal for this fundraiser was to raise enough to paint our blacktop with movement based activities and games and we did it!

During the month of November, our character trait is a focus on Citizenship. A good citizen has a responsibility to follow the rules, respect authority, make good choices and contribute in a positive way. I am excited to watch our students display their citizinship throughout the month of November!

As the weather gets colder, please make sure your child(ren) wear a jacket or coat. We will be going outside for recess unless the temperature drops below 20 degrees. Please write their name on the inside of the coat so if it is forgotten, we can return it to them. We do have a lost and found if your child is missing something!


Sue Bamford

Counselor's Corner

This year as a continued effort to support the district’s character education focus:

Better Together

Parkwood's students and staff will be participating in character driven initiatives to support and strengthen connections with our Parkwood family and the Beavercreek Community.

Peace Lutheran Food Drive November 8th-November 17th

In November, our Annual Food Drive will be focused on collecting items needed to assist

The Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

Peace Lutheran has adopted our building in an effort to help strengthen our students and families through their generous support in the form of holiday assistance, the Peace Lunch Buddy Program and donations/support made on a case by case, individual basis.

Please see the list below for requested items and look for more information to be sent home soon!

Peace Lutheran’s list of items needed:

· Peanut Butter

· Jelly

· Oatmeal

· Cereal

· Pancake Mix

· Saltines

· Applesauce

· Mac and Cheese

· Soup (Cans only)

· Canned Pasta

· Gravy

· Fruit (Cans only)

· Hamburger/Tuna Helper

· Dry Pasta or Rice

· Instant Potatoes

· Any other non-perishable, quickly prepared food items

November’s Character Pillar is Citizenship. Character Education day is Wednesday, November 3rd and the pillar color is purple. Students and staff are encouraged to wear a Beavercreek Character Education shirt, or wear the color purple.

If you have any questions about any part of the character education or counseling program at Parkwood Elementary, please contact me at or call my direct line at (937)458-2336.

Great Things Are Happening at Parkwood!

SHINE Award - Levi Reynolds

Levi is a wonderful student and role model to everyone at Parkwood! He is always polite to his peers and staff. Levi is willing to help anyone who needs it and volunteers in the classroom often. Levi just became a member of the Student Council and wrote an essay about the many ways he wants to help our school be its best. We are so proud of Levi and the many ways he shows his respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness here at school each and every day. We are so lucky to have him this year.

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Trunk or Treat

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Veteran's Day

This Veterans' Day, Parkwood staff and students would like to thank all our Veterans, past and present, for your service to our country!

A few resources for our military-connected community:

Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) at Parkwood: Erin Snider, LISW

(513) 265-2483

Picture Re-takes/Make-up Day

Picture Re-takes are scheduled for Wednesday, November 3.

School Fees

Student Fee Statements are available via EZPay. Fees were due October 15. Fees can be paid online or through Mrs. Kersteiner in the office. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kersteiner at 937-458-2555.

Positive Parenting Newsletter - November

Amazon and Kroger Rewards

Fall Spirit Shirt Sale November 1-5

Nurses Office Clothing Donations

Parkwood PTO Calendar of Events

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Calendar of Events

Monday, Nov 1

Skateworld Spirit Night

Monday-Friday, Nov 1-5

Parkwood Spirit Wear Sale

Wednesday, Nov 3

Picture Re-takes

Character Education Day - Citizenship

Wear Purple

Thursday, Nov 11

Veteran's Day

Wednesday, Nov 17

PTO Meeting - 6:00pm Parkwood IMC

Jason's Deli Spirit Night

Monday, Nov 22 - Friday, Nov 26

No School

Wednesday, Dec 1

Character Education Day - Caring

Wear Red

Friday, Dec 10

PTO Staff Cookie Walk

Monday, Dec 13-17

PTO Holiday Shop

Wednesday, Dec 15

City BBQ Spirit Night

Monday, Dec 20 - Friday, Dec 31

Winter Break - No School