The Principal's Post

Vol. 4, Issue 2 - September 2021

PGE- Preparation, Goodwill, & Excellence

The Principal’s Post is a bimonthly newsletter with updates included in the grade level newsletters. Below are the newest dates, resources, and happenings.

General Information

Park Glen Community,

Have you heard your child's teacher encouraging your child to read and read some more? There is ample research to back up these requests. In one study by Mason, Stahl, Au, and Herman the authors "estimated that if a student read sixty minutes per day, five days a week, the child would learn approximately 2,250 new words per year, which is far more than the number of words that can be taught through direct instruction." The benefits of daily reading are profound and long-lasting as well. As a richer vocabulary translates into a student's deeper understanding of texts and a heightened ability to use language, the student is more confident in communicating ideas, wishes, and needs.

Other reading research indicates the following childhood milestones:

  • 16-18 months - an infant is able to say, on average, 50 words and understands approximately 350 words - mainly nouns and verbs
  • 25-36 Months - a child is beginning to understand early prepositions (e.g., on, under, or across) and spatial relationships​ (e.g., “put them together” or “stand next to her”)
  • 5-18 years67,23 - a child learns 1,000 – 5,000 words each year ​and 400 new words are acquired through explicit instruction each year​

You all have been great in supporting our teachers and staff in keeping the safety and education of our students the main thing, the main thing. Reading is just one of the ways the campus and community can work hand in hand.

Wishing you all good health and much happiness,

Marci Formby

Online Spirit T-Shirt Sale

Let's make the most of the beautiful day and champion a positive can do spirit! Order your Park Glen Elementary spirit shirt to wear on Fridays and at CHS football games throughout the year. Last day to order is Friday, September 10th.

Book Fair

Participate in Park Glen's Scholastic Book Fair - in person after-school (September 9th only), online all day, and by classroom during the day. The fair runs Sept. 3 - Sept. 10.


Easy to setup, eWallet funds are immediately available for use at both the in-school and virtual Book Fair. Plus, family and friends can contribute too! Create an eWallet account between 08/13 - 09/10 GET STARTED


  • Experience the joy of book cases, characters, and much more
  • View exclusive book trailers and curated reading lists
  • Shop over 200 hot, new books and premium titles

School of Excellence Award - 2nd Time!

Congratulations to us! Through the collaborative efforts of our staff and PTA, our campus earned PTA's prestigious national award, "School of Excellence." Park Glen ES and PGES PTA are one of only 351 PTAs and schools nationwide to be designated a 2020-2022 School of Excellence.

Thank you all for being advocates for public education, resources for teachers, and supporting an academically enriching environment.

Water Fountains

To minimize the spread of Covid-19 due to students touching their mouths to the spout, water fountains at our campus have been capped temporarily. Please send a water bottle with your student every day. If a student forgets, we will provide a water bottle from the office.

September and October 2021

PGE PTA Calendar

Sep 6, 2021 - All day District Holiday - No School

Sep 7, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021 - Book Fair

Sep 9, 2021 - Book Fair Family Night (3:30 - 6:00pm

Sep 10, 20221 - Last day to order PGE Spirit Shirts

Sep 17, 2021 - Cheetah Math Due

Sep 23, 2021 - PTA General Membership Meeting (6pm - 7pm)

Sep 24, 2021 - Charger Nation Feeder Pattern Night (6:30pm - 7:30pm )

Sep 28, 2021 - Glamourcraft Individual Photos

  • Spring Creek Night

Oct 1, 2021 - National Principals Month

Oct 5, 2021 - World Teacher Day

Oct 6, 2021 - Hearing And Vision Screenings

Oct 14, 2021 - Early Release and End of 1st 9 Weeks

Oct 15, 2021 - No School

Oct 22, 2021 - Report Cards Available in Parent Portal

Oct 23, 2021 - PGE Fall Festival (10:00 - 2:00)

Oct 25, 2021 - Red Ribbon Week