Parks Press for Parents
Rosa Parks.Millbrook ISSDA
October 5-9, 2020
Our Vision: Every Student a Success
RPM Celebrates World Teacher Day - Monday, Oct. 5.
Our teachers are juggling working at school, planning lessons to engage and grow our scholars, teaching required standards for reading, math, science, social studies, as well as technology and social and emotional skills. Many are doing these things while at the same time, monitoring and supporting their own children's schooling and work. This Monday is World Teacher Day and I ask that you recognize the hard work our teachers are putting in by flooding them with positivity and encouragement. Write a letter, send an email or dojo message; just let them know they are appreciated. Thank you in advance, because a little encouragement goes a long way.
Through all the challenges we've faced, teachers and students have adjusted to virtual learning and are settling into their routines. We appreciate your hard work and continued support in ensuring students are logged into each class on time, and keeping students on track with completing and submitting their assignments.
Building anything sturdy is never an easy, quick task. It takes a continuous effort over time, and being responsible for following all the steps involved in the process. Your child's learning at school is just that, a process, requiring a consistent and dedicated effort. Thank you for helping us to build children, character, and community everyday as we are building futures for a lifetime, not just a few years. #BeRPM
Serving with Excellence...
Your Parks Principal
- Enforce routines
- Assist your child each evening to ensure all work has been properly submitted.
- Check the Classwork Tab in the Google Classroom for each content area.
- Refrain from interrupting a teacher's lesson with questions or comments.
- Utilize Class Dojo, Phone Calls, Email, or Virtual Conferences to communicate with the teacher.
Bullying Has No Place at The Parks! October 5th - 9th is "World Anti-Bullying Week"
Join us for Pink 'N' Jeans on Thursdays in October
RPM Celebrates Latin and Hispanic Cultures
Part of Speech: Adjective
Definition: expected to take care of particular duties and jobs
Sentence: He is very responsible and can be trusted.
Congratulations Teachers and Staff Member of the Month!
#BeRPMExcellence - Congratulations Students of the Month
Be Present - Be On Time #Be100
Starting this week we will begin our class competitions for attendance. Our goal for attendance is 98% schoolwide. Assist your child in helping their classmates and teachers reach their class goal. Classes meeting the daily attend goal are recognized on the morning announcements, and classes with the highest attendance rates at the end of the month will receive special recognition and prize from the principals.The Lancaster Independent School District attendance policy will be followed for both online and face-to face instruction. Students are expected to attend class meetings online AND complete assigned tasks to demonstrate engagement in learning and mastery of concepts. Student attendance in MANDATORY as absences may result in denial of credit. Attendance is taken daily during each synchronous class meeting.
LancasterISD Shot Clinic
Passport Health/Staying Healthy Medical Services will be conducting a vaccination clinic to get your students up to date for the school year.
October 8, 2020 3:30pm-6:00pm
Lancaster ISD Elsie Robertson Middle School, 822 W. Pleasant Run Rd, Lancaster
A printed current vaccine record or note from school stating missing vaccines is required. (Electronic proof cannot be accepted. A paper copy must be provided.)
Parent or guardian must be present.
Only students attending the school district that is hosting the clinic, age 3-18, can be seen. This should not replace any well child checkups at the pediatrician.
Older children who resist shots and children with special needs cannot be seen given the nature of this clinic. Please refer to your pediatrician.
This clinic is being offered as a community service event and should not replace a visit to your pediatrician. Staff and supplies are limited so the clinic may be discontinued if supplies or time runs out. We cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen.
We accept the following forms of payment:
Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana & United Health Care PPO plans will be accepted.
**WE CANNOT ACCEPT AETNA & BLUE CROSS GOLD, SILVER, OR BRONZE PLANS OR HMO PLANS WITH ANY INSURANCE COMPANY.**
A paper photo copy of insurance card and driver’s license MUST be provided to receive vaccines at no charge. Electronic copies cannot be accepted.
No charge for vaccines. Must provide a paper photo copy of card.
$10.00 PER VACCINE ($40 maximum per child.)
CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE (We cannot accept bills over $20.)
Vaccines available: Chicken Pox, DtaP, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HIB, HPV, Meningococcal, MMR, Polio, Pneumonia and TDaP
Please Note that Curbside Meal Service is only available at your child’s campus.
Distribution is from 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
- Free Breakfast and Lunch for LISD students only (Pre-K- 8th grade)
- Until further notice, the district will be operating on a cashless basis. Parents of 9th-12th graders who do not qualify for free lunch need to ensure funds have been added to their My School Bucks account.
- Distributing multiple meals two days a week starting Sept. 14 (Monday and Wednesday)
- Must have identification card that was mailed or present online enrollment information from parent portal.
Be Well - #MentalHealthMatters
The Strengthening Families Initiative will continue to provide Parent and Student Social Emotional Learning Nights. Please, see below for important information:
All past and future webinars can be reviewed on the Lancaster ISD Facebook Pagehttps://www.Facebook.com/GoLancaster as well as the Lancaster ISD YouTube Pagehttps://www.youtube.com/user/LANCASTERISDTV
Virtual Mental Health Symposium Resources
Dr. Elijah Granger Superintendent of Schools Virtual Mental Health Symposium
Superintendent's Virtual Mental Health Symposium
September 29th 6-7 PM https://zoom.us/j/91519608535?pwd=UHBUMi8vU0xtMmFIME1GR0ZkaUI0Zz09
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/tcWAbnhxMGw
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=819468948796077
Parent Presentation Nights
- September 23rd 6-7 PM Thriving or Surviving? https://zoom.us/s/95218783390
- YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/pWawIcCKEfI
- Facebook Link:https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=358381518876506
- October 28th 6-7 PM My Last Nerve https://zoom.us/s/97040625046 Passcode:199581
- November 18th 6-7PM What did you just say? https://zoom.us/s/91668962982 Passcode: 639927
- December 9th 6-7 PM Check your Attitude at the Door! https://zoom.us/s/99213748919 Passcode: 070586
Student Presentation Nights
- September 30th 6-7 PM This isn’t Normal! https://zoom.us/s/96659418472 Passcode:957884
- October 15th 6-7 PM Feel, Feel https://zoom.us/s/97068310301 Passcode: 206563
- November 12th 6-7 PM Talk That Talk https://zoom.us/s/96190079739 Passcode:197395
- December 3rd 6-7 PM Telling Stories https://zoom.us/s/91678042126 Passcode: 644826
To Stay Connected and informed, you can visit the district’s website and social media outlets to get the latest updates. It is extremely important that your information is current and updated. Click below to verify and update your information in the Parent Portal.
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:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/RPMElementary
- Twitter: @RPM_ISSD
- Instagram: Rpmelementary
- Class dojo: Teachers have sent invites to their classes. Be sure to check email for steps connect to your child's teacher.
- Parks Press for Parents: published weekly
- School website: RPMElementary@lancasterisd.org
- District website: www.Lancasterisd.org
- Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for morning announcements https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Q6A-xIkX2gQ2Tc7BMYeZg
Cowboy Blue Mondays
Staff and students my celebrate teamwork by wearing their Dallas Cowboys jersey or t-shirt on Mondays, if the Cowboys win their game.
In order to encourage a college-going culture and emphasis on higher education, students across the district are encouraged to wear college t-shirts on Wednesdays. We look forward to seeing our students on Wednesdays looking like future college students!
#BeRPM School Spirit Fridays
Every Friday we wear school spirit shirts representing Rosa Parks/Millbrook or WEBO Nation. Make sure to post pics in your Spirit gear. For those who don't have school spirit shirts, we encourage you to wear our school colors Orange and Black. #WEBONation
Cowboy Blue Mondays
Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15-October 15
Anti-Bullying Week October 5th-9th
Oct. 5 World Teacher Day (Wear Blue)
Oct. 5-9 Anti-Bullying Week
Oct.8 ISIP Beginning of Year Assessment Window Closes
Oct. 12 Parent Survey
Oct. 12-16 Beginning of Year Diagnostic Assessments Grades 3-5
Oct. 5 Last day to register to vote.
Oct. 5-16 All students remain in the current virtual setting.
Oct. 16 1st 6 weeks ends
Oct. 19–23 Staff Development Week (No School for Students)
Oct. 26 -30 Phase-in Pre-K-6 for face-to-face and online options.
Oct. 29 Report Card 1
Nov. 3 District Closed (Election Day)
Nov. 9-11 BM1 (Grades 3-5)
Nov. 16-18 BM1 (Grades K-2)
Nov. 19 Progress Report 2
Nov. 22-27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 11 2nd 6 weeks ends
Dec. 14 3rd 6 Weeks begins
Dec. 17 Report Card 2
Click to learn and follow the details of the WEBOLearning Plan
Click here to access the schedule for synchronous and asynchronous learning times.
Be sure to click the button to access helpful videos for Google Classroom, Clever, and much more.
Be Good Citizens - Register to Vote - Registration ends Monday, Oct. 5
#BeCounted - Complete the Census
Yvonne M. Thornton, M.Ed.
Rosa Parks/Millbrook Information Systems & Software Design Academy
#BeRPM: Building Children, Character, And Community Everyday
“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.”