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February 2021

Principal's Post

Hello Parkwood Families!


We have officially begun the second half of the school year! A new quarter, a new semester, a new year and fresh start for all! As we enter this the second half of the school year we are beginning to administer our Winter MAP tests to give our staff additional data on how our students are progressing this school year and how we can support their continued growth. Parent MAP reports will come home with your child on Friday, February 12.


We continue to be so impressed with our students and staff as they continue to follow the Covid-19 safety procedures that we have in place to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Wearing our masks over our nose, mouth, and chin throughout the day is no easy task, but our building is doing a great job following this guidance from the Greene County Health Department. Thank you for your continued assistance with sending your students to school healthy, with masks, and ready to learn. We are excited to continue learning both in-person and online with all of our students.


Thank you for sharing your children with us!


Sincerely,

Sue Bamford

Counselor's Corner

The month of February will focus on the character pillar Trustworthiness. At Parkwood, being trustworthy includes making good choices even when no one is watching, having the courage to do the right thing even when it’s hard, being a loyal friend and striving to build a positive reputation.

We are excited to share that Shoes 4 the Shoeless will be visiting Parkwood on Friday, February, 26th. Shoes 4 the Shoeless is a Dayton faith-based non-profit organization that works with area schools to provide students with a new pair of gym shoes and socks. Your child is eligible for this program if their current shoes do not fit, or are worn out. A permission slip will be coming home soon, if you would like your child to receive a new pair of socks and shoes.

If you have questions about any part of the counseling program at Parkwood Elementary, please contact me at Cassidy.digiorgi@beavercreek.k12.oh.us or call my direct line at (937)458-2336.

Kindergarten and New to the District First Grade Registration

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Yearbook orders will be online only this year. ybpay.lifetouch.com

Our deadline to order a yearbook is March 5, 2021. Parkwood's ID Code is: 5785221.

Please see the information below for more details and options!

Spring Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, February 17!

Community Forums

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Our district will hold four community forums to share information regarding school funding, how school funding impacts Ohio schools and specifically Beavercreek City Schools, Beavercreek data compared to similar districts, and information about the May levy. In addition, we will provide a portion of the forum to serve as a Q&A session regarding topics related to the district. These forums will be held in the BHS Auditorium from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. and will be live-streamed, recorded, and available for viewing through the district website.


Please mark your calendars for the dates below. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.


Wednesday, February 24

Tuesday, March 16

Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, April 13

Cognitive Ability Testing

In order for us to more appropriately respond to the needs of our students amidst the pandemic and after seeking input from teachers, Principals met last month and decided to make adjustments to CogAT testing for this school year.


Grade 2 CogAT: Second grade CogAT testing, previously scheduled to begin this week, has been delayed until later this spring. Testing will now take place close to the end of the school year and will be scheduled to avoid the 3-5 state testing window.


Grade 4 CogAT: Fourth grade CogAT testing, previously scheduled to begin this week, has been delayed until Fall of 2021, when the students will be in grade 5. Students who are newly identified as gifted as a result of that testing will be able to begin gifted services in fifth grade, once test results are available. Test dates will be included on the initial testing calendar and will take place close to the beginning of the school year.


SUMMARY: CogAT testing will take place late this spring for Grade 2. During next school year, CogAT testing will take place in Fall of 2021 for Grade 5, and in Winter 2022 for Grade 2 and 4.

Creek United Spirit Wear - Online Orders!

Parent Support Group - February

A+ Attendance from the Parkwood Attendance Office!

Here are a few FAQ's and reminders to have an awesome attendance year! Please refer to the Student Handbook for a more comprehensive explanation of attendance policies and procedures!


Q: What constitutes a TARDY?

A: A tardy is when your student comes to school between 8:20 and 9:19...a student must be in their seat by 8:20am or they are tardy. The only way to have an Excused tardy is with a medical note. Traffic, weather, overslept, parent overslept, missed bus, car trouble, not feeling well, etc. are not considered Excused.


Q: Will we receive Absence letters this year?

A: Yes, House Bill 410 is still in effect and attendance notices and letters will be sent out for excessive absences as we have always done. We will continue working with families closely this year if excessive absences are occurring. Medical documentation is essential as a student will be medically excused with documentation from the healthcare professional.


Q: Do we have more than 10 Parent Notes this year?

A: No. A parent or guardian has 10 parent notes for the entire school year. You can write a note with an excusable reason without a medical note and this is still excused (see Student Handbook for excusable reasons). A letter will be sent home if and when you hit your 10 Parent Note threshold to let you know a medical note will be needed going forward for any absence.


Q: I'm going out of town or on vacation, what do I need to do?

A: Vacation requests forms are available here in the office or on our website and are part of your 10 Parent notes. You have up to 5 out of town days that our principal can approve, but this form must be submitted prior to your trip. If a vacation form is not submitted or you go over 5 days, an out of town trip is considered Unexcused.

Girls Lacrosse

Hello Beavercreek! Registration is open for Beavercreek Youth Girls Lacrosse! Super fun sport with a bunch of great kids. Lacrosse is a great complementary sport for Soccer, Basketball, Field Hockey, and others. We have openings for teams in grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 AND 7-8. Lacrosse teaches great teamwork, hand eye coordination, provides great conditioning and enhances overall respect of each other, opponents and coaches. Lacrosse is also a great confidence builder! We are a feeder program to the Beavercreek HS junior varsity and varsity women's teams and would love it if your daughters would give us a try. The season begins in late February and Runs until the 2nd week of May. GAMES FOR THE K-6 TEAMS ARE PLAYED ON Saturdays and Games for the 7-8 TEAMS ARE PLAYED ON Mondays and Wednesday typically and occasionally on Fridays and Sundays. Practices are 2 to 3 days per week for about 1-1.5 hours from 5-6:30pm. Cost to register is $200 for the team and $35 for US Lacrosse (which provides access to teaching materials, videos and INSURANCE in the unlikely event that your daughter is injured in a game) Equipment? We have equipment to loan to about 20 players. If they would like their own.... The girls would need a lacrosse stick, goggles, mouth guard and cleats. OH... AND WARM WEATHER CLOTHES for the start of the season. Our practices and home games are played at Ankeney Middle School. Most of the Away games are played in Springboro for the K-6 TEAMS with an occasional trip to the Cincinnati area. Here is a link to the team website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

www.beavercreekgirlslacrosse.com


THANKS AND GO CREEK!

Daryle Mosby (Coach -D)

Beavercreek Girls Youth Lacrosse

creeklacrossedaryle@gmail.com


www.beavercreekgirlslacrosse.com

Girls Fastpitch Softball

Registration is now available for the Beavercreek Fastpitch Association (BFA) Spring softball season!



8-12U Spring Registration: Jan 1 – Mar 1 (Game Season: Apr 17 – Jun 13). Beavercreek residents only priority registration ends Feb 1st. Open registration begins Feb 2nd.

14-18U Spring Registration: Mar 1 – May 1 (Game Season: Jun 1-Jul 12). Beavercreek residents only priority registration ends Apr 1st. Open registration begins Apr 2nd. 14U & 18U age groups will begin after school ball is complete.

Registration Options: Complete the registration form electronically at the bottom of this page OR written form by using the attached registration form and mail to BFA at: PO Box 340315, Beavercreek, OH 45432.

Payment Options: You can write a check and mail payment to BFA at: PO Box 340315, Beavercreek, OH 45432, OR send payment electronically through PayPal:

  1. Go to the Send icon or menu.
  2. Enter beavercreekfastpitch@gmail.com for recipient’s email address.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Enter payment amount (see player fees below).
  5. Use add a note box to type player(s) name.
  6. Click Continue to finalize payment.

Player Fee:
1 Player: $98
2 Players: $186
3 Players: $254
Additional players: $68 each

***A $10 late fee will be required after regular registration period expires***

Teams are limited, once the teams are full, registrations will no longer be accepted. Registrations will only be accepted via mail or online. Email or hand-carry registrations will not be accepted.


We hope to see you on the field soon!


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PTO Zoom Meeting - February 25 @ 6:30pm

Calendar of Events

Monday, February 15

No School - President's Day


Monday, February 17

Spring Individual/Class Pictures


Thursday, February 18

Staff Vaccination Day - No School


Wednesday, March 3

Character Education - Fairness (Wear Orange)


Friday, March 19

End of Grading Period/Early Dismissal at 2:00


Monday, March 22 - 26

No School - Spring Break


Friday, April 2

No School - All Offices Closed


Monday, April 5

No School


Tuesday, April 6

Report Cards Go Home


Wednesday, April 7

Character Ed Day-Review Wear Parkwood Colors


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Character Ed Day-Wrap Up Wear Parkwood Colors


Friday, May 28, 2021

Early Dismissal at 2:00

Last Day for Students

Report Cards Go Home


Monday, May 31, 2021

Labor Day - All School Offices Closed