HCR's Rosie Reader

Weekly Newsletter, November 7, 2021

Dear Families

It is wild that it is already November. This year is flying by.

We have a lot going on in November with our virtual Veterans Day celebration, Rosie's Season of Giving, a no-school day on the 12th, a 2:00 pm dismissal on the 17th, conferences on the 16th through 18th, HCR Spirit Wear for sale, and Thanksgiving break. Please read below for more information and be sure to join us this Thursday, November 11th for our PSO meeting at 7:00 pm.

Veteran's Day

Celebrating Veteran's Day is a HCR tradition. While we cannot have you all here in person we'd love to celebrate with you. We will do a video presentation. If you have a picture of a veteran you'd like to honor, please scan it and email it to me by Tuesday, November 9, so I can include it in our presentation.

Our student musicians have been practicing songs to honor our Veterans. These videos will all be available to families and students on November 11th.

Rosie's Season of Giving

Rosie Season of Giving is an opportunity for gift help during the holidays. The children attending Highcroft will receive "something you want, something you wear, something you need, something you read". This is confidential through the Counselors, Social Workers, and Care Coordinators at Highcroft. Please sign up here if you are interested in being sponsored by a family and you will be contacted by your school counselor. Again, all this information is confidential and only our social workers, counselors, and care coordinators will know who is involved in this program.

If you would like to donate to Rosie's Season of Giving. Please sign up here!

PSO Meeting this Thursday, Nov 11th!

Please come to the PSO meeting this Thursday, the 11th at 7 pm. Please use this link if you have any questions for the administration that you'd like addressed at the meeting. Please remember you may call or email Dr. Reid, Dr. Nomensen, and/or Ms. Soto any time you have questions, concerns, praises, or ideas.

A zoom link will be sent out later this week.

Save the Dates for Future Meetings:

December 9

January 12*

March 10

April 13*

May 12

*Please note that while meetings are typically held Thursdays, these meetings are being held on Wednesdays.

Data Reports, Progress Reports, and Conferences, Oh My!

Parkway has made changes to how they are communicating data, progress, and other information to parents. This has caused some confusion.

Trimesters to Quarters

Elementary Schools moved from trimesters to quarters.

Data Reports and Progress Reports

Nov 2 Data Reports - at this reporting time, parents were able to access the following information.

  • Kindergarten: Letter/sound, math benchmark 1
  • First Grade: reading level, math benchmark 1
  • Second Grade: reading level, math benchmark 1, ELA Benchmark 1
  • Third Grade: Reading level, SRI, Math Benchmark 1, ELA Benchmark 1
  • Fourth Grade: Reading level, SRI, Math Benchmark 1, ELA Benchmark 1, MAP ELA, MAP Math
  • Fifth Grade: Reading level, SRI, Math Benchmark 1, ELA Benchmark 1, MAP ELA, MAP Math

ELA=English Language Arts

SRI - Reading assessment used for screening

Benchmarks - Parkway wide assessments to show progress

Reading Level: Guided Reading Level

MAP - Missouri Assessment Program Scores

Jan 24 - Progress Reports - this report will include both data and teacher comments

April 5 Data Reports - a list of expected data will be sent at this time

June 7 Progress Reports - this report will include both data and teacher comments

Conference Week: November 16 - 18

*Parkway changed to having conferences only once a year. However, please feel free to schedule appointments with teachers any time you have questions about progress.

Highcroft's November Wellness Newsletter

Community Events!

  • We are planning a community walk at Creve Coeur Lake! It will take place Saturday, November 13th. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. and walk around the lake together.

  • Please RSVP to Mrs. Rudd if you are interested! krudd@parkwayschools.net

Being Healthy as a Family

Fall is a GREAT time to take advantage of the weather and get outside. There are many places in St. Louis that you can go as a family for hiking, biking, and walking. A really great place to go as a family is Creve Coeur Lake.

There are so many things to do at Creve Coeur Lake. Take a walk, run or bike ride around the lake, play at one of the 4 playgrounds, or go off the paved path to some hilly and woodsy trails.

It is located at 13725 Marine Ave., Creve Coeur 63146.

Join us this Saturday for a walk-around together!

November’s Healthy Recipe

Copycat Panera Muffin Tops

*These are NOT 100% healthy the way they are. I sub applesauce for the oil and it makes them much better for you and still super delicious. I have also added chocolate chips to change it up!

Order you Highcroft Ridge Spirit Wear now through November 21st!

It’s time to order your Highcroft Ridge Spirit Wear! Get your gear now for the whole family! We have T-shirts, hoodies, hats, car decals, and more!

Ordering is easy on the new PSO Hub. This is a great time to sign up if you haven’t already. Use the link below to sign in or sign up.

HCR PSO HUB or download the Membership Toolkit app from the Apple Store or Google Play from the buttons below!

In the app, you can access the Spirit Wear store by clicking the menu, or three lines at the top left. On the website, the store can be found in the menu on the left.

You can pay online by credit card or PayPal. Profits go to the Highcroft PSO via a PayPal account.

The online store will be open for two weeks from Monday, November 8th until Sunday, November 21st. Orders are expected to arrive by mid-December and will be distributed in class by your oldest child’s teacher.

Due to current supply chain constraints and using multiple suppliers, note that size options vary by item.

Please contact Katie Molick with questions at highcroftpso@gmail.com.

Nurse Hubert's Newsletter, November 2021

Greetings Parents and Families,

The weather has finally started to turn cool and someday absolutely chilly! Students will be outside during PE and recess, so they need to have a warm jacket or hoodie every day as well as some type of hat if it is cold and windy. Please remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather. I do not have enough hats and gloves to share with all the students and have to wash hats and gloves after each use. Also, remember to send your child in with spare masks.

I have ordered 2 additional shipments but they have not arrived. I would prefer that students have cloth masks because they are washable and reusable. Please remember to wash the mask after a day’s use. They need to be clean and fit snugly.

COVID Guidelines

Please remember to call me if your child has been exposed to/or tests positive to COVID.

Since our students aren’t old enough to be vaccinated they are very susceptible to getting COVID when they are exposed. We are seeing many vaccinated adults having break through infections and spreading COVID to children who then have a variety of symptoms. I am seeing students with severe headaches, high fevers, muscle aches, bad long lasting coughs and residual respiratory issues. It is never appropriate to send a sick child to school because they can spread viruses and other infections to classmates and staff members who can then spread infections to family members. Masks and handwashing are a good way to prevent or reduce the chances of spreading germs but are not 100% protective. We all have to work our best to keep others safe. Click here to review Parkway’s Guidelines Health guidelines

Here is a list of COVID symptoms COVID symptoms

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


Cathy Hubert BSN, RN, NCSN



Parkway Heath Department is now doing a monthly newsletter. Please read it here.

Important Dates


  • 9 PIcture Retakes

  • 11 Veteran’s Day Video shown in class and released to families

  • 11 PSO Meeting at 7:00 pm - Zoom link will be sent soon

  • 12 No School for kids

  • 17 Early Release at 2:00 pm

  • 16-18 Conferences - please sign up with teachers

  • 16, Conferences 4:15 to 6:00 pm

  • 18, Conferences 4:15 to 8:00 pm

  • 22 All Read 3:20 PM

  • 24-26 No School for Thanksgiving Break

  • 30-12/3 4th Gr. Bullying Lessons by SPARK

To see events for the year click here.