Parr Patriot News

October 2019

Message from Mrs. Buckels

Can you believe it is October? This year is definitely moving at a fast pace! September was a wild weather ride. We appreciate your patience with all our rainy day dismissals and our early checkout. We really appreciated your patience while we checked out students on our early dismissal day. '

Thanks to all our Parr men who came out for our Watch D.O.G.S. kickoff! We appreciate you being willing to support our students, staff and school! If you were unable to make the meeting, we will be sending out info and a link for you to sign up online.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for such a warm welcome to Parr! I am so fortunate to be a part of such a great community!

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Bus Transportation

Thank you for continuing to be patient with transportation. I will continue to send out text messages or emails informing you of any issues that I am aware of. Please continue to let us know if the bus does not show up at your bus stop so we can reach out to transportation. Please continue to reach out to me with your concerns.

Important Dates

October 9-General PTA meeting and Safety presentation

October 10-Picture Day

All Pro Dads-7:15 a.m.

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night

October 14-No School-Professional Learning Day for Staff

October 17-5th grade Field Trip

October 18-End of 9 weeks

Early Release Day

Walk for Wellness

Trunk or Treat 6:00 p.m.

October 25-Report Cards go home

October 28-Red Ribbon Week

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Upcoming Author Visit

Susan Stevens Crummel, award-winning author of picture books, will be at Parr Elementary on Tuesday, November 12th. She will be making presentations to K-5 and autographing books. We will be taking orders for her books before her visit. If you wish to purchase a book, please click on the link below and print out the form and send it to school with the money or check.
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Fundraiser Delivery

Fundraiser items will be delivered on Thursday, October 24th. Pickup will be in the gym from 1:00-5:00 pm.
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Reading books for 1st and 2nd

First and second grade parents should begin to see guided reading books coming home nightly in the month of October. Students should read these books daily to increase reading fluency, stamina, and comprehension. If you would like support in having conversations with your child about what they have read or what questions to ask to help deepen conversation please reach out to your child’s teacher. Happy reading!!

Save the Date-Parent/Teacher Conferences-November 5th

Volunteer Application

Clear Creek ISD has implemented a new online volunteer application form for parents and community members, which now requires volunteers to register on an annual basis. As of July 15, all volunteer records have been deactivated, and effective July 16, both former and prospective volunteers must apply/reapply using CCISD’s new volunteer application to be eligible for upcoming volunteer opportunities in the 2019-2020 school year. It can take up to 3-4 days to be approved. If you think you may be volunteering this year, go ahead and take care of applying. We appreciate all our volunteers!

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Volunteer Application Link-click on the white box below to take you to the application

Core Value Word of the Month

This month we are talking about Responsibility! The dictionary talks about Responsibility in a few ways: duty, accountability, and the independence to make decisions. We are using a slightly different definition at school:

Responsibility: to take action and understand how our choices affect others, ourselves, and the world.

Every day we make choices and take actions. Being responsible means we know how those choices impact all people and things involved! Sometimes we get to choose what we are responsible for, sometimes we earn new privileges through consistent and healthy choices, and sometimes we are responsible for things simply because we are a part of a community (and we all have to do our part!).

We will spend time talking about what it means to be responsible for our classroom. We will practice self-control and develop helpful practices. We will think about people with a lot of Responsibility like Michael Jordan and Eleanor Roosevelt. Together, we can take Responsibility for a more kind, generous world!

Digital Citizenship Character Lessons this month will focus on being responsible online

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Click on the link below to access the Amazon Makerspace Wishlist

Dine Out to Donate

The Clear Creek Education Foundation is gearing up to host its sixth annual “Dine Out to Donate” on Monday, October 7. The process is simple – citizens enjoy a meal at a participating restaurant, and in return the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to CCEF to benefit the students and teachers of the Clear Creek Independent School District.

This event brings fun, district-wide competition between all CCISD schools. The top three elementary, intermediate and high schools with the highest percentage of participation based on student population will each win the following 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500 and 3rd - $250. Overall, the top school wins the “Top Dog Trophy” which comes with very special bragging rights.

List of participating restaurants

Impact Aid Forms are coming home. Please be sure to fill out and return to school

Walk for Wellness-October 18-PE Fundraiser

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 5pm

2710 Gulf Freeway South

League City, TX

Join us forBBQ at Spring Creek! A portion of the proceeds will be given to the PTA to support Parr students.

Lunch Money

We are trying something new this year with lunch money. In the past, if a student had no money in their lunch account, they received a cheese sandwich and milk in place of a tray lunch. We understand that this can be upsetting to a student so we will be allowing a student to borrow money from the principal's account. If your student goes through the line and the cashier sees that they do not have money in their account, she will send the student to the office to borrow money. The student will receive an envelope with a note stating that the student had to borrow money and a request for the money to be returned the next day. Please help us be able to offer this to our students by sending in the money the next day so that we can sustain this process.

Thank you!

Change of Transportation

Reminder, please note that any transportation changes during the school day should be in the form of a written note signed by the parent and/or guardian. If faxing your note to the office, please include student and teacher name, date, and change of transportation with a copy of your driver’s license. The school fax number is 281-284-4105. All transportation changes must be in the office by 2:30 p.m. so we can inform the teacher in time for dismissal. Thank you for your diligence in this matter. *Please note-if calling the school to change transportation, you must be able to fax in your request in writing with a copy of your photo ID. No calls about change in transportation will be allowed unless accompanied with this note. This allows us to ensure that safety procedures are followed and students’ whereabouts are closely monitored.

VLI Spirit Night for Parr-October 10

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