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March 2021

Dear Rosa Parks Golden Eagle Families,

Kids Heart Challenge 2021 is almost here!

During the week of March 9th, Mrs. Pernot and Ms. Chimento will be kicking off our American Heart Association event, Kids Heart Challenge (KHC), in PE class. This program focuses on teaching our students the importance of taking care of our hearts by doing simple things like drinking lots of water, being active every day, avoiding tobacco, and being kind to ourselves and others. The students will learn all about their heart and how it does its amazing job. This year’s program is all virtual and so cool! The students will work as secret agents fighting America’s #1 cause of death, heart disease. Please join our team of secret agent Heart Heroes by registering your child at heart.org/KHC or by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge mobile app. Check it out!

Students attended Rosa Parks on a Daycare Transfer

"If your child/children are attending Rosa Parks ES on a daycare transfer, you must complete a transfer form each year. Daycare transfers for next school year 2021-22 are due to Mrs. Ferrandino by April 30."

Here is the link for transfers


AM/PM Pre-school Peer Model Selection Process

Rosa Parks Elementary School is looking for peer models for their Integrated Preschool Class. Our Integrated Program at Rosa Parks Elementary School will serve three and four-year old children with developmental delays, along with their appropriate peer models. There will be six openings for children three and four years of age to serve as peer models during the 2021-22 school year. Children must be at least 36 months old by September 30, 2021 for the 3's program and 48 months old by September 30, 2021 for the 4's program and live in the Rosa Parks Elementary school attendance area. If interested, please contact Katie Waldie - waldieka@pwcs.edu (3's program) or Patricia Reeves - reevespm@pwcs.edu (4's program) for more information.

Kindergarten registration for 2021-22 school year will open on March 22nd!

Online kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year will open March 22nd. Parents whose students are currently enrolled in any PWCS preschool program (preschool or special education) do not need to complete the online kindergarten registration process. Instead they should contact the registrar for the school where their student will attend kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.

Here is the link for more information:


Immunization requirements for students returning to buildings:

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reminds school divisions that immunization requirements have not been waived during the pandemic and that they apply to all students admitted, whether learning is virtual, hybrid, or in-person. As provided in the VDOE Superintendent's Memo 001-21 (Word), the Code of Virginia § 22.1-271.2 and § 32.1-46 identify the type and schedule of immunizations required prior to school admission. The 90-day conditional admission permitted for students to complete an immunization series has or will end soon. Returning students who are conditionally admitted must show documentation of immunization or have a medical or religious exemption to comply with enrollment requirements set forth by Virginia law.

Families are encouraged to make appointments with their pediatrician or primary care provider now to avoid any delay in admission. Immunizations may also be obtained through local health departments. Lack of proper immunization can lead to a vaccine-preventable disease and further complicate symptoms of colds, flu, or COVID-19. Any administrator who has questions about immunization requirements should consult with their assigned school nurse.

To schedule immunizations, you may contact The Manassas Health Clinic, located at 9301 Lee Avenue, Manassas, and there is also a Sudley North office of the clinic located at 7751 Ashton Avenue, Manassas. Information about both offices can be obtained by calling 703.792.6300. The Woodbridge Health Clinic is located at 4001 Prince William Parkway, Suite 101 in Woodbridge and can be reached by calling 703.792.7300.

PTO Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next PTO meeting... March 9th at 6:30pm! Check out the Rosa Parks PTO Facebook page for more information about the meeting and how to sign up.