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Week of December 16th

Save the Dates:

12/16 - School Site Council Meeting

12/18 - K Holiday Performance Assembly 2:15 PM

12/19 - Minimum Day 12:55 Dismissal and Rubio's Fundraiser

12/20- 1/3 - Winter Break

1/6 - Welcome to the New Year!

3/6 - Auction Dinner

Suitcase Drive /Community Service Event Benefiting Local Foster Youth

Please join the Parker Whitney PTC in a suitcase drive that directly benefits our Placer County Foster Youth. Often times these kiddos carry their few possessions in a garbage bag or backpack. Our hope is to provide them with a suitcase of their very own to protect their belongings.

Below is a list of needed items provided by the county: Rolling Suitcases, Journals, Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, hairspray, hair gel) Headphones, Blankets Pens & Pencils, Hair Brushes, Facial Cleanser, and Young Adult Books.

We prefer the items are new, especially the blankets and headphones. Gently used suitcases are acceptable.

In addition, we will host our Family Assembly Event on January 10th right after school at 3:00pm. We will have students write notes and assemble fleece blankets. We encourage as much participation as possible.

What does Disney have to do with this, you ask? Disney gives back to schools who engage in service to the community. Our intent is to provide more auction items at our Adult Dinner and Auction Night in March. This is a wonderful way to give back to our community.

Thank you for your support!


RBENKOSKY@KW.COM OR 916-216-0483


Rubio's Fundraiser

Flyers will come home this week for a Rubio's fundraiser on 12/19. Parker Whitney will earn 30% of the proceeds on meals purchased between 4 and 8 PM. You must have the printed flyer or digital on your phone at time of purchase to participate.
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Yearbooks are on Sale!

Parker Whitney Yearbooks are on sale now for $16. You can order online at using the Yearbook ID: 7494620

If you don't have a computer at home, we would be happy to help you order in the office.

Read to Succeed

"Starting in kindergarten, if a student reads 20 minutes a day at home, they will hear 1.8 million words per year. They will have read for 851 hours by 6th grade and on standardized tests, they will likely score better than 90% of their peers. This is compelling data on the benefits of encouraging your child to read." Scripps Media

See full article HERE.

With he help or Ms. Chisum and Ms. Dozier, we have many fun activities throughout the year that will encourage students to read for pleasure. The Six Flags Read to Succeed program is currently underway. The form came home last week, but can be printed from the link above. We also have some extras in the office.

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Kids and Screens - Two New Studies

As we go off to Winter Break, your children will undoubtedly be on Social Media watching videos, creating TikToks, and messaging friends. Raising digital natives who show good citizenship online can prove challenging. Here is an article on two new studies about kids and screen time. There is also a link to a Family Digital Citizenship Course if you have some down time!
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