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!
This year as a continued effort to support the district’s character education focus:
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
· Pancake Mix
· Mac and Cheese
· Soup (Cans only)
· Canned Pasta
· 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 Cassidy.email@example.com 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.
Trunk or Treat
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
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
Character Education Day - Citizenship
Thursday, Nov 11
Wednesday, Nov 17
PTO Meeting - 6:00pm Parkwood IMC
Jason's Deli Spirit Night
Monday, Nov 22 - Friday, Nov 26
Wednesday, Dec 1
Character Education Day - Caring
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