Parks Press for Teachers

Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSD

January 18-22, 2021

Our Mission

The staff of Rosa Parks/Millbrook in collaboration with parents and community, will pursue excellence as we walk in our purpose to develop the whole child, academically and socially, and ensure that all students take responsibility for their learning and reach self-sustaining success.

Our Vision: Every Student a Success!

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#Be Hopeful

On the heels of celebrating the legacy of Dr. King, we now look forward to inauguration ceremonies of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the 46th administration of the United States, in hopes of bringing about some positive change in our country. That being said, this is a prime opportunity for us to continue teaching about having good character and ensuring through our daily efforts that all students receive the best education we can provide. It is my hope that you have planned some Social Studies time this week to discuss and complete activities related to the inauguration as well as Dr. King. I am including a couple of links that may help in support of this effort.


https://www.hmhco.com/blog/classroom-presidential-inauguration-activities-for-students


https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:c7051522-7c91-4edb-b006-7636a55eaa59


https://www.timeforkids.com/g34/


Livestream for kids www.bideninaugural.org/youth

Remember that grades should be updated in TEAMS on a weekly basis. According to policy, there is to be a minimum of three grades per week.

#Be Engaging

By now you should have received communication from Ms. Coleman and Ms. Thompson regarding this month's Parks Parent Academy. This is a time designed to help foster stronger working relationships with parents while helping them learn about the systems and strategies used tp educate their child. Be sure you have communicated the proper grade level link to your parents and ensure you are prepared to deliver helpful information to parents during this session. This is a good time to review Istation, Education Galaxy, Amira, Reflex Math, etc. If your parents are good with the technology piece, what do they need? How can we support them.

#BeFitBeHealthyBeStrong Join us for WEBO Workout Wednesday. Click the image for a special video message from Coach Hughes.

4th and 5th graders honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with reader's theater. Click the video link below for a Walk with MLK.

#Be Vigilant: COVID Protocols are not Optional

Ensure that you are following COVID protocol at all times. Maintain social distancing inside the building this includes students and parents. We have been doing well and cannot afford to get comfortable and relax the standards. Upon entry your temp. should be taken before proceeding to the classroom. When utilizing shared space for planning, teachers should not be seated at the same table. Do not cross mingle students without prior approval from administration. Should you or someone in you household test positive, notify Mrs. Thornton immediately. Should a parent report the positive case of a student, direct them to complete the COVID-19 reporting form linked to the image below. Be sure to notify Nurse Tori as well. Thank you for all of your efforts to ensure we maintain a safe learning environment and help to mitigate the spread of the virus.
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#Be Up-to-Date

Jan. 18 MLK Day (District Closed)

Jan. 18 Face-to-Face vs. Virtual Parent Survey

Jan. 19 Progress Report 3 Grades Due

Jan. 19 Grade level planning to ensure readiness for Parks Parent Academy/Inauguration

Jan. 19 PreK Circle Assessments Begin

Jan. 19 Parks Parent Academy (6:00-7:00pm; links provided by teachers)

Jan. 20 46th Inaugural Ceremony 12 Noon

Jan. 20 WEBO Workout Wednesdays w/Coach Hughes (6:00-6:45)

Jan. 21 Progress reports emailed to parents

Jan. 21 Lockdown Drill (Review procedures; be sure you and your students are prepared.)

Jan. 25 Mavs Monday (Wear RPM issued T-shirt)

Jan. 25 Site-Based Decision Making Meeting (CIP Committee)

Jan. 26 Dollars for College Meeting (PreK and Kinder 6:00pm)

Jan. 26-29 Benchmark2 Assessments (K-5th)

Jan. 27 WEBO Workout Wednesdays w/Coach Hughes (6:00-6:45)

Jan. 28 80th Day of School (Dress in 80s attire)

Jan. 30 Extended Learning @The Parks begins

Feb. 1 4th six weeks begins

Feb. 4 Rosa Parks Birthday (RPM Incentive Drive Thru)

Feb. 11 90th Day of School (Dress in 90s attire)

Feb. 15 School closed (District Holiday)

Feb. 25 LISD School Board Meeting

Feb. 26 100th Day of School

Yvonne M. Thornton, M.Ed.

Principal

Rosa Parks Millbrook Information Systems & Software Design Academy

Building Children, Character, and Community Everyday


“A hundred years from now it will not matter, what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove; but the world would be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Forest Whitcraft