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

Thank you so much to all who made the Harvest Festival such a great success. PTC, parent volunteers, and staff worked diligently to create such a special night. The smiles on everyone's faces, young and young at heart, were so wonderful to see. I am so lucky to be part of such a great community.

Lost and Found

There is a very large pile of lost and found items including jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, lunch bags, etc. in front of the office. Please take a moment to check it out . We would like to reunite the items with their owners!

Halloween Reminders

Halloween Letter

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.



  • 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!

Linda Donohue

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.

Brittany Thomas-Vestal

Ryan Poole

Chance Howell

Melissa Ross

Jessica Cone

National Cyberbullying Awareness Month

Cyberwise is a great website to help you support your students when encountering cyberbullying. Here is a message from Cyberwise:

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).

So please visit our Cyberbullying Hub for up-to-date resources and information on this important topic and download and share our infographic.

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