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January 2021

Principal's Post *EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY - 2:00pm*

Welcome to 2021! I hope you had a restful Winter Break and were able to spend time with friends and loved ones – even if that looked a little different than how you normally spend the holidays. While I had to adapt my usual traditions, I was grateful for the opportunity to let those close to me know how much I appreciate them. I hope you also know how much I appreciate you and your support of our school community.

We are officially at the half-way point in the school year as of January 15. We have a 1 Hour Early Dismissal (2:00pm) this Friday, January 15. There will be no school on Monday, January 18th (Martin Luther King Day). We begin our second semester on Tuesday, January 19. Students will be bringing home their report card on Monday, January 25. Please be sure to review your child’s report card and have a conversation with your child about his/her academic progress to date. You may keep the report card, but please sign and return the report card envelope.

We are continuing our year filled with success through hard work and dedication by providing students with daily opportunities to grow academically, emotionally and socially. Together, home and school can make an effective team working toward the academic success of our children. Thank you for all you do to support our Parkwood teachers and the effort you put in from home. It makes a difference!

As we start the second semester, please reach out to your students’ teachers or our office if you have concerns or need assistance. We value each of you and want to make sure we are supporting our student's educational, social and emotional growth. May 2021 bring you much happiness, good health, and treasured memories.


Sue Bamford


Roxy Blankenship is a third grader in Mrs. McKee’s class. She demonstrates RESPONSIBILITY on a daily basis. She completes assignments in a timely manner and helps other students who are struggling with a concept.

Roxy understands the importance of RESPECTING others. She demonstrates what it looks like to be a good PAX leader.

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Counselor's Corner

In January, Parkwood staff and students will continue our annual Penny Challenge. This year’s challenge will help us to further our district character education initiative, Creek United. All proceeds will be donated to Feed the Creek in support of their work supporting the nutritional needs of our community, particularly during this challenging time. Feed the Creek supports students and families at Parkwood through our district wide Backpack Buddies Program. They also provided holiday assistance to some of our families in need. More information will come home soon regarding dates for the Penny Challenge!

The month of January will also focus on the character pillar Responsibility. At Parkwood, being responsible includes doing your best work, coming to school ready to learn, speaking kindly and respectfully to others and being accountable for our actions.

Yearbook orders will be online only this year.

Yearbook orders will be online only this year.

Our deadline to order a yearbook is March 5, 2021. Parkwood's ID Code is: 5785221.

Please see the information below for more details and options!

From the Clinic

January and February Parent Support Group Flyers

The Greene County Early Childhood Mental Health team hosts a weekly parent support group. Please see the attached flyers for more information and dates.

School Fees

Please follow the link below for a quick and easy way to pay your child's school fees.

PTO Zoom Meeting

We have a 6:30 Zoom PTO meeting on the 28th of January.

Calendar of Events

Friday, January 15

End of Semester/Early Dismissal at 2:00

Monday, January 18

No School - Martin Luther King Holiday

Monday, January 25

Report Cards Go Home

Wednesday, February 3

Character Education - Trustworthiness (Wear Blue)

Monday, February 15

No School - President's Day

Monday, February 17

Spring Individual/Class Pictures

Wednesday, March 3

Character Education - Fairness (Wear Orange)

Friday, March 19

End of Grading Period/Early Dismissal at 2:00

Monday, March 22 - 26

No School - Spring Break

Friday, April 2

No School - All Offices Closed

Monday, April 5

No School

Tuesday, April 6

Report Cards Go Home

Wednesday, April 7

Character Ed Day-Review Wear Parkwood Colors

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Character Ed Day-Wrap Up Wear Parkwood Colors

Friday, May 28, 2021

Early Dismissal at 2:00

Last Day for Students

Report Cards Go Home

Monday, May 31, 2021

Labor Day - All School Offices Closed