Eagle Flyer

October 2022

Hello Fall

Thank you for an awesome 1st month of school! October is here and it will be a fast moving month. Holidays off, teacher workdays, picture day, fun run, popcorn Friday, and Red Ribbon Week at the end of the month. Oh, and did I mention Book Character Dress up day? Let's start thinking about which book character we are going to dress up like!

Our second graders have enjoyed 5 weeks of swimming. October 4th is their last trip to the PWCS Aquatics Center at Colgan High School. Thank you to all of our parents who have volunteered to chaperone and travel on the bus with our students.

Our Watch Dog kickoff was held on September 28th. Thank you to all of the Dads and Granddads who attended. At the bottom of this Eagle Flyer is the sign up genius to participate in our Watch Dog program. We would love to have you join us!

Thank you for your patience with our buses. Our Division is still short bus drivers which causes our buses to arrive late in the afternoon occasionally. Again, thank you for your understanding.

24/7 Academic Support for Students

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to announce that Prince William County Public Schools has partnered with Paper, a 24/7 academic support tutoring platform. Through Paper, our students can safely and securely chat with an expert tutor anytime, anywhere, for free. To get started, Log into Paper via Clever or visit app.paper.co


Please go to the link below to view information regarding Middle School Specialty Programs. There will be 2 virtual information nights in October that you must register at the link below to attend.
PWCS Middle School Specialty Programs Information Night


Thank you to all the Dads and Grandfathers who turned out for the kick-off on September 28th.

Check out the informational flyer below.

Sign up to Volunteer at the link: Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up Genius

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The NED Show is coming to Rosa Parks on October 11th!

NED's Mindset Mission is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have lifelong relevance: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. During the assembly, students will learn about the importance of these three life skills while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks.
(See document below for interest in purchasing a Yo Yo to support the NED show! Flyers will be going home this week.)

WE NEED YOU! Calling all Rosa Parks Elementary Parents/Guardians

  • Please consider completing the interest form at the link below as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for a position on our 2022-2023 Advisory Council: https://forms.office.com/r/KTjwyzkcei
  • More information is below.

The Rosa Parks Elementary Advisory Council

What is it?
The Advisory Council is a group of 16 people: 8 parent representatives from the Rosa Parks community, 7 school staff representatives, a PTO Board member, the Principal, and the Assistant Principal. The Advisory Council typically meets bi-monthly and meetings are to be determined.

What does it do?
The Council’s main purpose is to advise the Principal about community and school needs which affect our students. Together, we discuss and make decisions on the Strategic School Plan, the school’s budget, test scores, and the responses to parent surveys.

How can I stay informed about the Council?
Upcoming Council meetings will be advertised in the monthly “Eagle Flyer”. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Council also publishes minutes summarizing each meeting called the “RPAC Notes”, and these
council minutes are available on the web page.

How does the Council affect me?
The Council needs your input! If you have concerns, see a need, have a suggestion, or are pleased about something the school has done, please let us know. Each geographic area in our community has a representative. Ten minutes, open chair, are allotted at the beginning of each meeting.

How does one serve on the Council?
Council members serve two-year terms. When a member’s term expires, any person who has a child enrolled at Rosa Parks in that particular geographic region is welcome to volunteer. If more than one person volunteers for an area, a name is selected by lottery.

CONTACT OUR Helping Others Support Team (HOST)

Rosa Parks' Helping Others Support Team (HOST) Referral Form - (School Counselors - School Social Worker - School Psychologist- Parent Liaison)


October 3 - Back to School Night - Kindergarten (Stapor) @ 6pm

October 3 - Back to School Night - 4th and 5th Grade @ 7pm

October 5 - NO SCHOOL - (Yom Kippur)

October 10 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Professional Development Day for Staff

October 11 - PTO Meeting @ 7pm

October 14 - PTO Sponsored FUN RUN Goldie Dash! (Rain date is October 21st)

October 24 - NO SCHOOL - (Diwali)

October 25 - 28 - Red Ribbon Week

October 25 - 5th Grade parent night for Exhibition

October 27 - Fall Picture Day

October 28 - End of 1st Grading Period

October 28 - Book Character Dress-up Day

October 31 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Parent Teacher Conferences