Where All Students Matter
What Is Park Staff Thankful For?
- The dedicated staff who are a part of my team! Beverly
- The opportunity to be amongst this talented staff and my students every day. Tammy
- To be a part of these kids lives. Sheila
- The opportunity to spark a lifelong love of reading in our students. Debbie K
- The wonderful classroom community my third graders have created! Jenna
- The fun loving teachers. I love being in my classroom working along with such eager, motivated students! Bert
- The wonderful, hard-working, and supportive staff. Alisha
- The wonderful Park School family (staff & students)! Jaime
- Park students and staff always being willing to try new things. Katie
- To work with amazing staff and students and to have such supportive families that help make student learning successful. Nikki
- Such supportive coworkers and the big hearts of my students! Amber
- All of the awesome students that I get to work with everyday! Heather
- The smiles, laughter and joy of staff and students who fill our classrooms and hallways of Park School! Roxanne
- The great students at Park School and the awesome staff that work with these great students. I am also thankful for such a smooth start to the school year. Dave
- The dedicated and supportive staff. I am also thankful for the excitement students have for learning! Kassie
- The Park educators who teach with their head and their heart. Nancy
- To have the opportunity to interact with our ambitious students everyday. I am also thankful for our dedicated teachers, who instill a passion for learning in our students and have been role models to me. Amanda
- To be able to work with such wonderful students and such a supportive and hard-working staff! Judie
- The hardworking, dedicated staff at Park!! I am also thankful to be able to wake up everyday and see the bright smiling faces of the students at Park School. Amy
- The opportunity to grow mathematical minds at Park School! Ronda
- The opportunity to work with such a wonderful staff and to see the growth day by day in the students. Deb H
- A job that I love, staff that support me, and students that want to learn. Deb M
Making Reading Fun!
Pick out an interesting book. There are potentially thousands of children’s books on the market today, and you can find plenty of them at your local library. Look through your personal collection or go to the library in order to select a book that will grab a child’s attention.
- Books that tend to be successful with young children include those with bright pictures, funny-looking (and therefore memorable) or familiar characters, and predictable plots.
Preview the book. You want to be able to anticipate the questions and reactions that the child will have to the story you pick out so that a reading session stays fun. It is good to flip through the story you have selected and make sure you understand the characters or plot—or both—so that you can answer the child’s questions as you read, instead of having to do this while you read, interrupting the story.
If you are allowing the child to pick the book out themselves, you can distract the child and flip through it for a moment before sitting down to read.
Try making suggestions to the child if you see a title you are already familiar with.
Plan when and where to read it. Decide on a fun place for reading the story ahead of time and designate this area as the “story spot.” Repeating reading times in this same place will teach the child to associate that area with reading, allowing them to look forward to story time. Make sure that the area suits your needs for reading books aloud, depending on how you like to conduct storytime.
Set aside about 15 minutes at a time for reading out loud.
If you like to sit and hold the book up for the child to see, make sure you have an area wide enough for the child to get comfortable and see the book.
If you like the child to sit next to you and look at the book with you, turning the pages themselves sometimes, make sure you have a couch or bench long enough to fit both of you.
A comfortable chair like an easy chair or rocking chair is suitable if the child will sit in your lap as you read.
Introduce the book to the child. When you sit down to read, show the child the cover of the book and read them the title and author. Point out interesting portions of the cover art, and ask the child what they think the story may be about. You may even want to offer a reason why you selected this book in particular.
For example, you may choose a book because you think it will be fun, such as having a character in it that you know the child loves, or because the story was one of your favorites when you were a child.
Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 3:30-6:30pm
1225 Hockridge Street
Thursday, Nov. 9th, 3:30-6:30pm
1225 Hockridge Street
Important Dates to Remember
Nov. 7 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30
Nov. 9 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30
Nov. 9 Picture Retakes
Nov. 22-24 No School, Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 4 No School
Dec. 14 Christmas Program 1:30 @ High School
Dec. 25-Jan. 1 Winter Break No School
Thanksgiving Break November 22-24
Dream Big Award Winners for October-- The future World Changers!
- Dreams BIG!
- Reads DAILY
- Enthusiastically explores new learning
- Actively engages in learning opportunities
- Makes goals and works hard to achieve them
Each student received a book of his or her choice about dreaming big, had his or her picture taken, and has the opportunity to read in the comfy areas near the office.
Please encourage your child to dream big and help them to realize them. No dream is out of reach which is why the world keeps changing! Help us congratulate these Future World Changers!
Responsibility The Character Word Of The Month
4th Grade BLURB
- In September, 4th grade went to Environmental Field Days at City Park. Mrs. Bartels then came and taught the students about habitats and mammals.
- In October, the students worked on multiplication in math. They also reviewed place value, adding and subtracting multi digit numbers from the beginning of the year.
- In writing, students are working on personal narratives.
- In reading, students have completed the study of text features and questioning, along with several comprehension strategies. They are currently studying text structure including character, setting, plot, theme, character change and conflict.
- In social studies, students have studied map skills and are studying regions of the United States.