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December 2020

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Principal's Post

Dear Parkwood Families,

It is hard to believe winter break is right around the corner and this is the last month of 2020! What a year it has been. We are proud of our students and how they have responded to the start of a new school year. I also want to acknowledge our staff and their efforts for making this year a great year for learning. I am very proud of the Parkwood School community and am grateful for the opportunity to work with our students, staff and families everyday.

Throughout the month of December, the Parkwood family has been focusing on our character education trait, CARING. More specifically, we are focusing on:

* being sensitive to the feelings of others

* being kind to one another

* expressing gratitude and thanks to your friends, parents and teachers

We want Parkwood students to care for each other and appreciate everyone for their differences.

I hope everyone enjoys a safe and relaxing holiday break. Take the time to create meaningful memories with family and loved ones. I look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021.

Happy New Year from our Parkwood School Family to yours!


Sue Bamford

Transition of Instructional Delivery Models

Beavercreek High School, Ferguson Hall, Ankeney MS, Coy MS

Thursday, December 10 - Friday, January 8 - REMOTE LEARNING

Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 15 - HYBRID/BLENDED LEARNING


Beavercreek Elementary Schools and Beavercreek Preschool Center

Monday, December 14 - Friday, January 8 - HYBRID/BLENDED LEARNING


Military and Family Life Counselor

Hello everyone, my name is Andrew Pacheco and I am the new Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) that will be serving in the Beavercreek City School District. I will be working at the following schools: Fairbrook Elementary, Parkwood Elementary, Valley Elementary, and Ankeney Middle School. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and have extensive experience working with kids, adolescents, couples and families. I am joyful to have the privilege to serve the military population and I hope to be a source of stability, resiliency and health for your family.

Brief Overview of the MFLC Program:

  • The Military and Family Life Counseling Program provides confidential, non-medical, short-term, counseling services

  • Services are FREE for military families

  • Counselors are master’s-level or higher independently licensed mental health clinicians

Services Provided:

  • Individual and Family Counseling for stressors related to military life such as separation, reintegration, relocation adjustment, parenting, relationship and family issues, coping skills, homesickness, and grief and loss

  • Walk-around coaching and support to military children, youth, families and staff at schools and child development centers

  • Presentations and group facilitations relevant to military children, such as deployment and stress management groups

Side Notes:

  • Written parental consent is required for those under the age of 18

  • Services are confidential and anonymous, with the exception of mandatory state, federal and military reporting requirements

  • Counselors manage their schedules and offer flexible meeting times

If you would like your child to be eligible for these services please email me at and I will provide you the consent form to complete and return. Once again, I look forward to serving as your MFLC!

Andrew Pacheco, LPCC

Military Family Life Counselor

Counselor's Corner

The Character Education Focus for the month of December will highlight the Caring pillar. Character Education day is Wednesday, December 3rd. The pillar color is red. We invite our students and staff to show their Character Education pride by wearing their Character Education shirts, Parkwood Spirit wear or the color red on Wednesday.

In December, Parkwood Elementary is excited to continue the “Giving Gift Card Tree”, a program our school will be hosting from December 7th through December 16th to help support families in our community who are experiencing financial hardship during the holidays. A wrapped box will be sitting on the counter of our main office beginning on December 7th. We are asking the Parkwood community to donate specific kinds of gift cards for families that are in need of assistance during this time of the year. Be on the lookout for additional information coming home soon! We also ask that all gift cards be delivered to the Parkwood main office no later than December 16th. The balance of each card should be visibly indicated. Thank you as always for your help supporting Parkwood families.

If you have any questions about any part of the counseling or character education program at Parkwood Elementary, please contact me at or call my direct line at (937)458-2336.

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Olivia is a kind, compassionate, and caring student. She demonstrates the Caring Pillar in both her consideration for others and for her academics. I often notice Olivia being caring towards her classmates. Olivia consistently takes the time demonstrating that she is a genuinely caring student and wants others to succeed as much as she wants to herself.

Olivia is an exceptionally responsible student. She follows classroom and school rules as they are written. Olivia makes sure she has everything she needs before walking out of the classroom each day.

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Meal Procedures for Remote Learning & Blended Learning – Beavercreek City Schools

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Please help Bears4Children reach their goal of donating 600 stuffed animals to Dayton Children's Hospital for patients that unexpectedly spend the holiday in the hospital.
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