Parr Patriot News

Home and School Connection, Week of April 13-17

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A Note from Mrs. Buckels

Hello Parr Patriot Families,


Happy Easter from my family to yours. I hope you have had a wonderful Easter weekend with your family.


Thank you for all your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. Our staff appreciates all the work you are doing with your child at home. We know it is not always easy. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or myself with any concerns or questions.


Next week's work will be available on it's Learning on Monday morning. Don't forget to check out the other courses that your child has access to-PE, Art, Music, Library and our Parr page.


In this S'more, you will find videos for each day of the week with the morning announcements if you would like to start your student's day with these. You can access them from this S'more or from our Parr it's learning page. We will also have a Workout Wednesday video from Coach Henderson.


Don't forget our technology department has a helpline that is now available for any issues you may be having! The number is 281-284-0500. They are available M-F from 8:00-4:00.

Share some good news! A note from Mrs. Talley.

Hey Parr Patriots! We want to hear the positive that is happening in your home and in our Parr community right now! Do you have a story that captures the spirit of Parr? We'd love to share out on our social media (Facebook and Twitter) the great things that our Patriots (and former Patriots) are doing during this time of at-home learning.


Send Mrs. Talley (ctalley@ccisd.net) a video/ picture/ blurb about it (or you can post it to Facebook/ Twitter and tag us @ParrPatriots) and let's spread some good news! Some examples we've heard so far include students helping sew masks, teaching virtual dance lessons, making cards for healthcare heroes.


We are looking forward to when we are back together again!

Yearbook Information

Parr Patriots - we miss you and can't wait to see you back at school! In the meantime, we want you to know that we have been hard at work to make an amazing yearbook packed with all the awesome things that we have done this year!


We have extended the deadline for 2 more weeks - during this time you can still purchase your yearbook, make customized pages (it comes with 2 free pages and more can be added at 2 pages for $0.99) and 5th grade parents you can still do your 5th grader's dedication! The extended deadline is APRIL 16TH!


Please see the attachments below for step by step instructions for setting up your pages. Treering has a cool feature where all your friends, classmates and teachers can digitally sign your yearbook! You can request for their signature and it gets added to your custom pages!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Yearbook Chair, Denise Roberts at yearbook@parrpta.org. You can also contact her via Facebook messenger at Denise Insall Roberts.

Thank you and Go Patriots!

Remember-the new due date is April 16th-the flyer's say April 2nd

Check out our Parr Staff Flipgrids.... a chance for us to say hello and share something fun each week!

Knock knock... We've got a joke for you!

In this week's Parr Staff Flipgrid, we've got some knock knock jokes to tell you!

Click on the titles below for the morning announcements!

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Thanking our Healthcare Heros

The Clear Creek ISD family recognizes the selfless efforts and sacrifices made by our healthcare workforce during this time of crisis. We will be collecting notes, photos, cards and drawings for our local healthcare workers to show how much we appreciate them. Feel free to print out and use this template to craft a special message. Send your creations to ccisdcares@ccisd.net by Friday, April 17, to be included. CCISD will then send to our regional hospitals and healthcare offices.

Resources for families

Updated Digital Resource List

Accessing It's Learning

Everything you will need to access this week’s lessons and activities can be found on ItsLearning, through your child’s SSO Portal. This is where your child goes to access Dreambox at school each week. Each week, you will receive an email letting you know the lessons and activities are ready for the week.

To access its learning take the following steps:

  1. Go to www.ccisd.net
  2. Click on @school
  3. Log in with your student’s login information on the SSO Portal
  4. Find the ItsLearning app
  1. Click on ‘Courses’ in the top left corner
  2. Find your teacher's name or subject (ex. *Mrs. Hirsch's Homeroom*)

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!

Counselor's Corner

We are here for you and ready to provide support however we can. Please email Laurie Hennington, our interim counselor, lhenning@ccisd.net.


Click this link for more resources! http://tiny.cc/CounselorsCorner

Video about Respect

Stellaluna[MGM &Scholastic]{My Whole World's} Turned Upsidedown.wmv

Debrief about Respect Video


Debrief:


How do you think it felt when Stellaluna realized that she was hanging upside down? Why does it seem like her whole world has turned upside down? Do you think it’s important to respect the ways of others even if they’re different from yours? Why?


Despite many differences, Stellaluna came to really care about her bird family. What can we learn from her about acceptance and Respect?


Do you have friends that are different from you in some way? Have your differences ever caused problems? How did you resolve those problems?

Funny Llama Drama - Caminandes - animation short

Debrief about Perseverance Video


Debrief:


What is the Llama's goal? What gets in the way?


Have you ever felt like the Llama? In what way?


How does the Llama work through this situation even though there are obstacles in the way? Did the Llama have other options?

Click the box below for a video tour of it's learning and resources

Let's read a book! Resources to keep students reading (and listening to stories)

Ms. Woodson has been hard at work updating the Parr Library Its Learning Page. Continue to check there for new and updated resources! (You can access it via the Parr homepage)

Take a Break!

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As we navigate the next few weeks please stay connected with us!

CCISD Website www.ccisd.net


Parr Website https://parr.ccisd.net/


Parr Facebook @ParrPatriots https://www.facebook.com/ParrPatriots/


Parr Elementary on Twitter! @ParrPatriots https://twitter.com/ParrPatriots


Parr Elementary Library on Twitter! @ParrLibrary https://twitter.com/ParrLibrary