Panther Pride Press
Week of October 28th
Save the Dates:
10/28 Minimum Day - TK and K release at 12:45 / 1st-6th release at 12:55
11/1 - Staff Development day - NO SCHOOL
11/4-11/8 - Parent Teacher Conference Week - Minimum days 12:55 dismissal
11/11 - NO School - Veteran's Day
11/25-11/29 - Thanksgiving Break
Harvest Festival Success
Lost and Found
Please note that students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Thursday, October 31st. Of course, wearing a costume is a personal choice. If your student would prefer not to wear a costume, but still be a part of the school spirit, we encourage students to wear Parker Whitney spirit wear.
Please remember that weapons, face masks, face paint, gore and violence are not acceptable for school. Please see the letter linked above for more details.
Square Art Info from Ms. Donahue, our amazing VAPA teacher.
SQUARE 1 ART
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER
All paper order forms are due Monday, November 4th.
Families can order online WWW.SQUARE1ART.COM/SHOP
Call 888-332-3294 to place an order.
The money raised from your purchases with SQUARE 1 ART will go right back to the VAPA program at Parker Whitney.
Thank you for all your support!
Socktober - Last week!
It is the last week to donate socks to our Socktober event. We will donate the socks to a local shelter at the end of the month. There are boxes in the office if you want to donate.
School Site Council Voting Outcome
Congratulations to the following parent representatives voted to be on the PW School Site Council. We will hold a council meeting on Monday, November 18th after school: stay tuned for times and locations.
National Cyberbullying Awareness Month
It's National Bullying Prevention Month.
Did you know that in-school bullying rates increased by 35% from 2016 to 2019? In 2019, over half (52.3%) of students said they had been bullied at school in the past 30 days. As far as cyberbullying goes, it has increased slightly (17.4% in 2019, compared to 16.5% in 2016). We urge you to review this important data and the excellent resources provided by the Cyberbullying Research Center.
Clearly we have a lot of work to do, as parents and as teachers, to help our children know what to do should they be bullied (online or off).