Park Terrace Elementary

March 10, 2021 Newsletter

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Greetings Park Terrace Families!


Spring Break is nearly here and it sure does feel like it! I hope everyone has had the chance to enjoy the lovely weather the past couple of days. It is amazing to see the students here at Park Terrace enjoy being outside so much and soaking up all the amazing sunshine. As a reminder, there will be no school Friday, March 12 through Monday, March 22. Students will resume learning on Tuesday, March 23.


We are looking forward to welcoming some of our students back into the building after Spring Break. Yesterday was picture retake day and one student who came into Park Terrace said “Wow, I haven’t been here in like 50 years!” The exaggeration was adorable and the comment hilarious, but it was a great reminder that for many of our students coming in this will be their first time being back in our school for over a year and, for some kindergarten students, the first time ever at Park Terrace! Ultimately, I hope the transition for each student, whether to in-person learning or to distance learning, is a smooth one and they have a great experience with their new teacher! Our teachers are still working out classroom placement for the incoming students, but you should hear from your student’s new teacher by the end of the week.


Regardless of what your plans are over Spring Break, I hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable time. Please continue to follow health and safety guidelines wherever you are to ensure our students and staff can have a safe return to school. Have a safe and restful week and we cannot wait to see you on Tuesday, March 23!


Mona Perkins

Principal

Park Terrace Elementary

Updates for Extended Flex Learning Families

Greetings,


We have reached another mile marker in this crazy COVID-19 driven year. Next week is spring break! We are also wrapping up trimester 2 and moving into trimester 3. There is no school for students Friday, March 12 through Monday, March 22. Have a safe and healthy week.


If your family requested a change from Extended Flexible Learning to learning at school full-time, you should receive confirmation of changes before spring break begins Friday, March 12. Please note, any change request will impact your student’s teacher and the class roster. Change requests will impact both at-school and distancing learning classrooms and teachers. If you have questions, please reach out to the school your child will be attending.


We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday, March 23.


Take care,


Kimberly Fehringer

Principal on Assignment

K-4 Extended Flexible Learning

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Free Meal Services Update

This week, March 8-12, is the final week for free meal distribution to the current eight community sites. On Thursday, March 11, families will receive a 5-day meal pack that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, breakfast items, milk and lunch entrees; pizza slice, hamburger on bun, chicken tenders, corn dog and beef and cheese burrito.


There will be no meal distribution during spring break, March 12-22.


Starting Tuesday, March 23, free meal pick-up will be available at Spring Lake Park High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m. at door #33. On Tuesdays, families will receive two-days’ worth of meals. On Thursdays, families will receive three-days’ worth of meals.


Centerview Elementary is being added as a second meal pick-up location. Stay tuned for more information regarding the pick-up dates and times.


Questions? Contact Jane Sweney, SLP Nutrition Services Program Assistant at jswene@District16.org or 763-600-5041.

CDC travel recommendations

For families planning to do any traveling during spring break, please be aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted guidance travel during the pandemic. Visit their Travel During COVID-19 and After You Travel webpages for the latest information. When we return from spring break, our schools will continue to follow health and safety mitigation strategies. We appreciate all members of our school community taking precautions to help us keep our classrooms open for learning.

Importance of safe mask wearing

As students return from spring break Tuesday, March 23, more students at all grade levels will be learning at school five days per week. It is important that all students continue to wear their face mask properly in school buildings to protect others as well as themselves.


Face mask tips from Becca Williams, SLP Lead Health Nurse


  • Face masks/coverings should comfortably cover the nose, mouth and chin
  • There should be no gaps on the sides of the face mask
  • Face masks should stay in place without needing to be adjusted frequently
  • As we head into muddy Minnesota spring, it is a good idea to pack an extra face mask


For more information on how to properly wear a mask, check out this helpful one-page document.

Park Terrace Yearbooks for Sale

The Park Terrace Elementary yearbook is now for sale! Order your yearbooks here and enter code: 3711421. The deadline for ordering is March 19, 2021.


Families of EFL students that did not have their student's photo taken, please feel free to email a headshot to Logan Cole (lcole@district16.org) to be included in the yearbook.


You may also take photos of your students engaging in activities and learning while at home and send them to Logan Cole as well. Please include your student's first and last name, grade and teacher when submitting photos.

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Arts & Crafts with Kidcreate Studio


  • A number of Arts & Crafts classes through Community Ed. begin the week after spring break! Visit the website to view full details and sign up or call Community Education at 763-600-5050. Registration details for the following classes are available in the links below.


    1. Slime-Tastic Art
    2. Magical, Mystical Unicorns
    3. Glitter & Glow
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    Virtual field trip to the Grand Canyon

    4th grade students in Ms. Clare Craigan's class had the opportunity to go on a virtual field trip to the Grand Canyon! They were greeted by a National Park Service Ranger who taught them about the canyon's geologic and human history. Students also were able to ask their own questions to the ranger about this amazing place.
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    March 12-22: Spring Break, no school
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