Parks Press for Parents

Rosa Parks.Millbrook ISSDA

October 5-9, 2020

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

RPM Celebrates World Teacher Day - Monday, Oct. 5.

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Be Encouraging

It has been a trying few weeks, but we are steadily making progress each day. Parents, you have juggled homeschooling your children and monitoring student work while working away from home, working from home, and completing household tasks. We appreciate your efforts and thank you for putting in the work to support our scholars with their new way of doing school. Thank you for encouraging them to focus and give their best effort all day, everyday. As you continue to support and encourage your children, I also ask you to support and encourage our teachers as well.

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

Mrs. Thornton

Be Responsible

All students remain in virtual learning this week. Students and parents have a greater responsibility for ensuring learning is taking place and assignments are submitted to the teacher. Here are some tips to help support and maximize the WEBOLearning experience:

  • 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"

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Join us for Pink 'N' Jeans on Thursdays in October

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RPM Celebrates Latin and Hispanic Cultures

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Be WordWise

Each week we focus on building vocabulary campus wide through the Word of the Week. Practice using the word throughout the week to help solidify your child's vocabulary development.

Responsible

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: expected to take care of particular duties and jobs

Synonym: dependable

Sentence: He is very responsible and can be trusted.

Congratulations Teachers and Staff Member of the Month!

#BeRPMExcellence - Congratulations Students of the Month

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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.

Medicaid/CHIP

No charge for vaccines. Must provide a paper photo copy of card.

UNINSURED

$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

Be Served

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:

Link to SEL Flyershttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13i5aYZgTArjRnXV_IE_bzI-DHFH3veQJ?usp=sharing

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

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sCHXWZNJoyuvO9rmaHuED02UuIU8JfVl5HE-EJQlC-w/edit?usp=sharing

Dr. Granger Virtual Mental Health Symposium - Google Slides

docs.google.com

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

Student Presentation Nights

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Be Connected

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.

https://lancaster.teams.hosting/registration/#!login


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.


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Be Up-to-Date

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

LISD WEBO Online Instructional Learning Plan

Click to learn and follow the details of the WEBOLearning Plan

Elementary Online Learning Schedule

Click here to access the schedule for synchronous and asynchronous learning times.

Parent Resources for At-Home Learning

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.

Principal

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.”

Forest Whitcraft