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May 2021

Principal's Post

Hello Parkwood Parents,


As the school year comes to an end, I want to thank you all for an amazing 2020-2021 school year. Our students have worked very hard to try their best at everything. Our school faculty and staff have worked hard all year to engage students in learning and prepare them for future endeavors.


When there is a school levy on the ballot we receive lots of questions and parents often wonder "How does this levy impact my child or my child's school?" I would like to provide you with specific information as to the financial impact on district programs and services without the funds generated by the May 4th Levy.


Please know this 5-year renewal levy is a zero tax increase for residents and it allows us to maintain our current level of programming and services. However, without the funds generated by this renewal levy, the following eliminations and reductions would be implemented next school year and the district would move toward state minimum services and programs.


Impact on All Students*


  • Reduction of nursing services: Eliminate registered nursing staff by 8 positions (currently 12). Students will have limited access to school nursing services.

  • Elimination of transportation services:

Elementary and Middle Schools: any student residing within a two mile radius of their school.
High School and Ferguson Hall: all students.
  • Increase in participation fees for sports, clubs and activities:

Athletics: $400-$600 (depending on grade level).

Clubs/Activities: $15-$75 (depending on grade level).


  • Reduction of school counselors and social-emotional support staff.

  • Reduction of school security and police support

  • Elimination of field trips.



Impact on Elementary Students*


· Physical Education classes would be eliminated.

· Art classes would be eliminated.

· Music classes would be eliminated.

· Library (IMC) classes would be eliminated.

· Skills Lab classes would be eliminated.

· Kindergarten would be reduced to half day.

· Shortened instructional day


Impact on Middle and High School Students*

· Honors courses would be eliminated.

· Scholarship courses would be eliminated.

· Advanced Placement courses eliminated.

· Reduced elective options.

· Required study halls in lieu of elective class

· Shortened instructional day (Middle School only).

· Elimination of the JROTC Program


*These impacts result in the district eliminating approximately 100 positions in the district


These reductions and eliminations would drastically change our students’ school experiences. As a reminder, early voting began on April 6th and Election Day is on May 4th.


As school ends and Summer vacation begins, don't forget to continue to read. Below is a link to our Summer Reading List.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15A7NGNqz5fqBVUplTQxhMZfYv13efZTWKWSSjZ4Qomc/edit?usp=sharing


If you are moving out of the district, please contact our office (937) 709-7604 and request a withdrawal notice.


Have a relaxing and fun summer!


Sincerely,

Sue Bamford

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020-2021 PARKWOOD OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR, MS. LISA FISHER!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020-2021 PARKWOOD OUTSTANDING CLASSIFIED SUPPORT STAFF, MRS. VICKI KEIVEL, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020-2021 PRESCHOOL OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR, MRS. ANGELA DIETER!

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Counselor's Corner

Please see the attached Creek United Scavenger Hunt Flyer.

CREEK UNITED SCAVENGER HUNT

SHINE Award

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Blake Binkley - Kindergarten

Blake is very respectful to everyone around him. He is kind, has good manners, a great problem solver and respectful to his peers and teacher.


Blake is a very responsible leader in the classroom. He carefully follows directions and kindly encourages his peers to do the same. He stays very focused to be sure he is learning everything he can. He loves to learn and knows that staying responsible in the classroom is the best way to do so!

Summer Reading List

Greene County Library Summer Reading

Jason's Deli PTO Spirit Night

Wednesday, May 12

4-8pm

BHS Muse Machine

Beavercreek High School Muse Machine will be holding a summer theater camp for grades 1-7 June 14-18 9 am- Noon in the BHS auditorium. If you love to act, sing, and dance and want to learn about theater then join us for a week of fun. For more information contact Dawn stamper at Dawn.stamper@gocreek.org.


https://forms.gle/m7au9P9U5SjUTxAR6

Learning Tree Farms Summer Camp

Xavier Summer Enrichment Information

Early Childhood Mental Health Parent Support

Right at School Summer Information

Beavercreek Summer Running Camp

Summer Volleyball Camp

Beavercreek Basketball Camp

Eager Beaver Football Club 2021

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!

EBFC registration is open for football players and cheerleaders in grades K through 6. *Participants must be 6 by August 1st & registered for kindergarten to sign up! For more information and to register go to EAGERBEAVERFOOTBALL.COM!

--> REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 21st <--

***Early bird pricing goes through April 1st***

Wiffle Ball Registration

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Character Ed Day-Wrap Up Wear Parkwood Colors


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

PTO Spirit Night

Jason's Deli


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Parkwood Preschool's Field Day


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

K-5 Field Day

(Rain Date: Thursday, May 27)


Friday, May 28, 2021

Early Dismissal at 1:00

Last Day for Students

Report Cards Go Home


Monday, May 31, 2021

Labor Day - All School Offices Closed