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.
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,
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.
A SAFE, CASHLESS WAY TO SHOP THE FAIR
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!
Thank you all for being advocates for public education, resources for teachers, and supporting an academically enriching environment.
Looking for information about policies and procedures? Check out PGE's "Strong Start" for more information and resources.
Wylie - Pet Partner
Wylie is a two-year-old goldendoodle who volunteers at the school for about two hours each day. If your child has dog allergies, please share with your child's teacher. We want happy children!
Need help with campus routines like absences and student events, enrollment or registration, vaccinations, illness, or medications, 504, dyslexia, ESL, GT, RTI, or Special Education, counseling & class lists? Check our directory.
Wylie - Pet Partner
September and October 2021
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