PARDEE ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2022

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December Dates!📅

12/2 - PBIS Reward Day - Cookie Decorating

12/5 - PTO Meeting in the Pardee Library @ 5

12/9 - PTO Popcorn Friday - Ballheim

12/12 - 12/16 - PTO Santa Shop

12/13 - EL Parent Meeting @ Polk @ 6

12/14 - 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal @ 11:30

12/21 - PTO Candy Gram Sales - Ferrier (Gym)

12/26 - 1/6 - Holiday Break - NO SCHOOL!

1/9 - School Resumes!

LINKS🔗

We will be starting our LINKS program in January. LINKS is a mentoring program that pairs students together. More information will be coming home in December.

Ruby News!🐶

Ruby is visiting classrooms daily!💚

Classroom Spotlight 🔦 First Grade - Ms. Chiodo

The kiddos in Ms. Chiodo’s class are doing an excellent job of being responsible and loving caregivers to Ruby, our school therapy dog. Our room is always “Ruby Ready” because the students take her care and safety very seriously! They always pick things up off the floor to keep it safe! They have also learned that Ruby LOVES listening to books, so they take every opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading to Ruby!!

Classroom Spotlight 🔦 First Grade - Mrs. Sovinsky

In First Grade, we are working really hard on creating a “Hamburger Story!” What this means is that we are creating a paragraph that has a topic sentence, three supporting details/sentences, followed by a conclusion sentence. Mrs. Sovinsky’s students have already come such a far way since the beginning of the school year. Her students have been doing a wonderful job beginning their sentences with an uppercase letter, making finger spaces between each word, as well as remembering to end their thoughts with a punctuation mark (a period, question mark, or an exclamation point). Mrs. Sovinsky’s class is full of wonderful writers who continue to get better the more they practice

PTO News!📰

All Parents/Guardians are welcome and encouraged to join the PTO. Meetings are on the first Monday of the month and are held in the library at 5:00 pm.


12/5 - PTO Meeting in the Pardee Library @ 5


12/9 - PTO Popcorn Friday - Ballheim
12/12 - 12/16 - PTO Santa Shop
12/21 - PTO Candy Gram Sales - Ferrier (Gym)

Reporting Absences📞

We request that parents call the Pardee Absence line at 313-203-1466 before 9:30 am when their child is absent from school. A robocall will not be sent if the parent has notified the office of their child’s absence through the Pardee absence line. Parents are encouraged to leave a message including the name of the student, the person making the call, and the reason for the absence on the absence line. The office will return calls as needed. We hope that this process will support improved communication between the school and the parents/guardians.

Parking Lot Reminders🚦

Park in Designated Spots

Drive Slowly

Be Kind!


The picture is a map of Pardee. The green areas are for parking, and red is prohibited.

Bell Schedule!🔔

8:15 - Entry Bell

8:20 - Tardy Bell

11:30 - Half Day Dismissal

3:17 - Full Day Dismissal

Dress for the weather!❄

As the colder weather approaches, please ensure your students are dressed for the temperatures. They will be going outside for recess as long as the weather permits

HALF DAYS FOR THE 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR📆

12/14

1/18

1/27 - End of Marking Period

2/1 - Conferences

2/2 - Conferences

2/14

3/9

3/24 - End of Marking Period

5/10

6/16 - Last Day of School!


Our half-day dismissal is at 11:30 a.m.