Colts Caring Community

February 10, 2023

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The Humane Society Needs Your Help!

The NJHS is going to the Humane Society on Monday (February 13), and the Humane Society is requesting that we bring or donate...

  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Old Towels
  • Old Stuffed Animals
  • Old Blankets
  • Toys for animals
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Detergent
  • Hand Sanitizer

We are asking you all to please let your students know to bring the items listed. The NJHS is going to put out boxes for all the items, and we are going to collect them Monday before we leave for the Humane Society at 4:00 pm. Furthermore, NJHS is going to go on the morning announcements to let everyone know. We would deeply appreciate it if you could put this on the advisory slide too. We realize this is last minute, so any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Click here for the PDF that the Humane Society sent us.

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Wear Red Day and Wear a Hat Day on Tuesday, February 14th

On Tuesday, February 14th we will have A Wear Red Day and Wear A Hat for a $1.00 donation. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit The American Heart Association. Thank you for your support!

Information for 8th Grade Parents from the Counseling Department:

Hello 8th grade parents! It is an exciting time for our 8th graders as we look ahead to high school registration beginning in January. Please bookmark this Central High Class of 2027 Counseling webpage and reference this throughout the coming months as questions arise about the transition to high school. Information and resources are being added/updated by the high school counselors on a regular basis.

Important Save the Date reminders for 8th grade parents regarding 8th Grade Celebration and Six Flags!

Please mark your calendars for important upcoming events for all 8th grade students!

May 30th - 3:30 to 5:30 - 8th grade Celebration at Central Middle

May 31st - 10:00 to 6:00 - 8th grade Field Trip to 6 Flags

More information will follow regarding permission slips and costs will be sent out to parents shortly.

Important Information from Parkway Central Middle PTO

Click here to order a buzz book.The cost is $10 each. If you write a check, make it out to PCMS PTO and bring it to Diana Anderson in the school store.

Also, mark your calendars for upcoming dates!

March 1st will be a Papa John's Night as well as Spiritwear being sold from 11-1:30 at the school. This day is an Early Release 8 Period Day with dismissal being at 1:15. Lunches will be served that day.

PCMS PTO Webpage

Click on the button to access the webpage for Central Middle's PTO.

Summer School Enrichment Classes for Students:

Fun awaits this summer at Parkway Summer School! Middle school students can participate in enrichment classes offered through Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed during each week of summer school. See the attached flyer for more information and register for summer school enrichment classes today. For questions about summer school enrichment classes, contact Community Ed at or by phone or text at 636-891-6644.

Spring Intramural Sign Up Links

Click here for the After School Activities Information Link.

Softball Sign Up Link:

Flag Football Sign Up Link:

Track and Field Sign Up Link:

Parkway Alumni Association: Granting Dreams

The Granting Dreams program, sponsored by Parkway Alumni Association, offers three grant opportunities for Parkway students who have a dream to learn outside their regular classroom: Dream Grants for Parkway K-12 students, Thomas Phelps Entrepreneurship Awards for students (grades 9-12) interested in business, and John Baker Music Scholar Awards for band students (grades 10-11).

View Granting Dreams guidelines and register for the program here.

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Information for Italy Trip in Summer 2024!

Dear Parkway School District families,

Exciting news! Your student (grades 6-10) is invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime educational travel experience to Italy in Summer 2024!

Educational travel exposes students to new people, places, and cultures, which in turn expands their knowledge of the world and their knowledge of themselves. That’s why I’m thrilled to bring this opportunity to your student and our community.

While we had our initial meeting last week, there will be more meetings in the future, so be on the lookout for information. At the meetings, we will discuss:

  • How this opportunity will benefit your child

  • What we’ll see and do on our trip

  • Everything that’s included in this experience

  • How your child can earn academic credit

  • How we’re keeping this safe and affordable

  • How to enroll with confidence during EF’s risk-free enrollment period (where you can receive a FULL refund!)

There are limited spots on this trip, so we would love to have you attend our next meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Thank you,

Amanda Megl

Gifted Specialist

Parkway West Middle School

Information for Iceland Spring Break 2024 Tour:

Dear Parents,

Exciting news! Your student (grades 6-10) is invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime educational travel experience to Iceland Spring Break 2024 Tour if you have not enrolled already.

The connections to learning and life through this trip will last a lifetime. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to explore, discover, and build relationships!

Here's the link to review trip details, learn more about EF and sign up:

Thank you,

Diana Warren, Ed.D.

Fern Ridge Art Teacher

Schedule for February 13 - February 17th

Schedule for the week of: 2/13

Monday: 8-Period Day

Tuesday: Odd Day (Periods 1,3,5,7)

Wednesday: Even Day (Periods 2,4,6,8)

Thursday: Half 8 Period Day - Dismissal is at 12:20 and no lunch is served

Friday: No School

Monday: No School

Click here for the daily bell schedule.

Click here for the academic calendar for the year.

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Calendar Reminders

Please mark the following IMPORTANT dates/events on your calendar:

  • Thursday, February 16th is a Half Day 8-period day - Dismissal is at 12:20, no lunch is served
  • Friday, February 17th and Monday February 20th - No School
  • 6th Grade Camp: February 21 - February 24 - Team 6-3 Ms. Weidman
  • 6th Grade Camp: March 7 - March 10 - Team 6-1 Mr. Stephenson

Click here for the Parkway School District 2022-2023 Calendar.

Please take a moment to review the information below, which includes:

Take Care,

Dr. Lorenz

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Colts Core Values

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Accountability
  • Acceptance