Parks Press for Parents

Rosa Parks/Millbrook ISSDA

January 25-29, 2021

Our Mission

The staff of Rosa Parks/Millbrook in collaboration with parents and community, will pursue excellence as we walk in our purpose to develop the whole child, academically and socially, and ensure that all students take responsibility for their learning and reach self-sustaining success.

Our Vision: Every Student a Success

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This week students will embark upon their second benchmark assessment which will determine their level of mastery of skills taught thus far this year. It will also indicate for us what areas we need to continue to focus. Teachers and students have been working hard to prepare for these benchmarks. All assessments will be given during the morning class period following the morning announcements and class meeting. Teachers will share further details about grade level/class assessments. We ask for your support in the following areas:

  • Ensure your student gets the proper amount of rest each night. (Make sure they are not on their technology, playing games, searching YouTube, surfing the internet, etc. when they should be sleeping. The best way to do that is to take away their access when schoolwork is complete.)
  • Ensure your student's technology is charged properly (If there is a problem with their technology, please email support@lancasterISD so the problem can be addressed.
  • Ensure your student logs into class on time each day. Monitor as best you can, to ensure they remain on the appropriate site during class/testing.
  • Encourage students to give their best effort.
  • Resist the urge to help students with answers and do the work for them. We need to know what our students are able to do so that we know how to best support them.
  • Resist the urge to unmute and try to ask questions of teachers. This is an interruption to the learning/testing environment. Teachers will share their expectations for how to handle questions. Please support them and all of our student learners by not interrupting the learning environment.

Students showing mastery on their assessments will receive various incentives based on their individual performance. Virtual students will be included in a drive-thru celebration on February 4.

Kinder-2nd Benchmark Schedule

Click here for access to the Benchmark schedule for Kinder through 2nd grade.

3rd-5th Grade Benchmark Schedule

Click here for access to the benchmark schedule for 3rd through 5th grade.

BeEngaged @The Parks this Week!

School Choice Week

Do you love your school? Celebrate your school choice by completing the School Choice Week challenge introduced by Mrs. Conner. learning the moves to the 2021 National School Choice Week dance! This year’s song is “Start Your Day Right Here.” Learn the moves with this complete step-by-step tutorial video:

Tell us why RPM is your choice.

#Be Safe and Healthy

It is extremely important that we continue:

  • Handwashing and sanitizing as much as possible
  • Wearing masks and face shields (correctly)
  • Keeping your least 6ft apart.

If your child has had any signs or symptoms of COVID, FLU, and/or STREP please keep them home, and see your Primary Care Doctor for further evaluation before returning to school. Contact Nurse Tori at 972-218-1564 should you have any questions or concerns.

Click the link that follows to access this month's Medical Minute published by the LancasterISD Nursing Department.


We have had several instances lately with parents not being able to be contacted due to old phone numbers, email information in our database. It is extremely important that your contact information is current and updated. We have no way of knowing when your contact information changes. Click below to verify and update your information in the Parent Portal.!login

#Be Wordwise


Part of Speech: noun

Meaning: a helpful or useful act

Help us help you by keeping the lines of communication open and positive.

Information is shared through a number of mediums. Make sure you are connected, check your emails and dojo accounts regularly, and listen to the campus and district callouts.

Be sure to connect with us:


  • Scholars are expected to be on time to their classes. Morning begin promptly at 8:00a.m. Ensure students are on time by logging in by 7:50a.m.
  • School uniforms are not required during online learning, however attire must be appropriate. No pajamas or head gear allowed.
  • All cameras are required to be on during virtual classes.
  • Persistent misbehavior/classroom disruptions will not be tolerated.
  • Remain muted until asked to un-mute.

#Be Up-to-Date

National School Choice Week

Jan. 25 PreK Circle Testing Continues

Jan. 25 Mavs Monday (Wear RPM issued T-shirt)

Jan. 26 Dollars for College Meeting (PreK and Kinder 6:00pm)

Jan. 26-29 Benchmark2 Assessments (K-5th)

Jan. 27 WEBO Workout Wednesdays w/Coach Hughes (6:00-6:45)

Jan. 28 80th Day of School (Dress in 80s attire)

Feb. 1 4th six weeks begins

Feb. 4 Rosa Parks Birthday (RPM Incentive Drive Thru)

Feb. 11 90th Day of School (Dress in 90s attire)

Feb. 15 School closed (District Holiday)

Feb. 25 LISD School Board Meeting

Feb. 26 100th Day of School

Yvonne M. Thornton, M. Ed.


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“A hundred years from now it will not matter, what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove; but the world would be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Forest Whitcraft