Parkdale Elementary Weekly Update


All Staff Info...

This Week...

Well, the rain was bound to return. I found myself ready for the change and enjoyed the excuse to be inside and out of the weather.

Parkdale Elementary School was well-represented in the Regional Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) competition that took place over the weekend at The Dalles Middle School. Fourth graders Margaret, Leilani, Ruby B., and Hailey made up the four person team that took on the other 8 schools from the area. A morning of stiff competition led them all the way to the final round against another Hood River County School, May Street Elementary. Our team, in its first ever OBOB regional competion, earned 2nd place! Awesome!

Hood River County Schools placed 1st (May Street), 2nd (Parkdale), and 4th (Westside). Wy'east easily won the middle school championship with alumnus Ethan Happy on their team.

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Growth Mindset

Here is a video that Jane sent about helping students develop a growth mindset

Vocabulary Instruction

We will spend a bit of our staff meeting on April 1st checking in on our efforts to focus more on math vocabulary instruction. Please be thinking about strategies that you have found success with this year. Please be ready to share these. Please let me know if you would be willing to demonstrate a strategy that you have found to be successful.

PTO Meeting - Staff Invited

Thursday, March 19th, 2:30pm

Flex Room

The PTO is asking for feedback for how the year has gone and how the PTO can best support the school and students. Please join us if you can!

Front Hall Art Display

The front hall art display is in need of a classroom host for the months of April, May, and June. Please sign up here if you haven't had a chance to share your classroom's art in the front hall…

Events This Week...

Monday 3/16

9:00-11:00 a.m. SMART

9:30 - 12:30 - Gus at DO


Tuesday 3/17


2:15 – 3:00 p.m. – Gr. 5 - Ukulele – (Tickner)

Wednesday 3/18

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. SMART


2:15 – 3:00 p.m. – Gr. 4 & 5 - Beg. Ukulele

Thursday 3/19


2:30 pm - PTO Meeting - Staff invited


Friday 3/20 1:15 p.m. Ice Cream Party

1:30 – ASSEMBLY /2ND Trimester Student Recognition

Upcoming Dates

· 3/23-27 SPRING BREAK – ENJOY!!

Have a great week!!

Parkdale Staff Feedback Form - Click Here!

Use this form to give Gus feedback about how things are going and what you need.