Panther Pride Press

Week of October 29 - November 2

Halloween Costumes at School

October, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please note that students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Wednesday, October 31. However, if you choose to send your child to school with a costume, it must not include play weapons, depict violence, horror, or inappropropriate themes. Students may not wear masks or anything that covers a majority of their face, or temporary hair coloring that would drip onto skin if it were wet. No fake blood is allowed. Costumes must allow students to walk safely and not impede vision or hearing. We are not responsible for any damage or lost props of a costume that is worn at school. You may need to consider to modify your student’s costume for school appropriateness and safety. If your student has PE on this day, They will be expected to participate in regular PE games.

Of course, wearing a costume is a personal choice. If your student would prefer not to wear a costume, but still be a part of the school spirit, we encourage students to wear Parker Whitney Spiritwear.

Halloween celebrations will be left up to each individual classroom. If you wish to help your student’s teacher with a party, please contact them directly. If you wish for your student not to participate in any Halloween celebrations, please contact the teacher for celebration time in the class.

Once the holiday is over, please limit the amount of candy your student brings in their lunch or for the school snack. It is harder for our students to stay focused when they are overloaded on sugar. Thank you for your support and help in maintaining a productive learning environment.


VAPA Fundraiser Begins 10/29/2018

Your child is bringing home a custom catalog from SQUARE 1 ART with your child’s unique artwork on it. You have the opportunity to buy different items from SQUARE 1 ART with your child’s art. These items make great gifts and keepsakes -- orders will be in before Christmas. (Approximate arrival date - 12/7/2018) In the packet you will find a sheet of stickers with your child’s artwork on them.

These are yours to keep! Just remember, all orders are due by 3:00pm on Friday, Nov. 9th. The money raised from your purchases with SQUARE 1 ART will go right back to the VAPA program at Parker Whitney.

Thank you for your support! Mrs. Donohue Here are the two easy ways to order.

1. Order online at

2. Paper order form is located on the back of the catalog in your SQUARE 1 ART packet.

Parent Teacher Conference Week is Approaching!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Conference week is quickly approaching Nov 9th and then November 13 -16th (no conferences Monday the 12th in lieu of Veterans Day).

October 29, 2018- November 7, 2018, you will have the opportunity to access the calendar of your child's teacher and pick an available conference time that best fits your schedule. The scheduler will not be active until Monday, October 29.

Beginning Monday, October 29, select "Online Scheduler" below to schedule a conference. To access the schedule, enter the following password.

PASSWORD: panthers

Online Scheduler

You can also find more information and the active link on our school website

Remember: all conference days are minimum day schedule. All students are released at 12:55 PM (TK and Kindergarten friends are released at 12:45 PM for personal hand off to an adult).

Get Ready to Fall Back... Daylight Savings Ending...

Daylight Savings ends on Sunday, November 4 2018. This means we will "fall back" one hour. Don't forget to set your clocks one hour earlier beginning Sunday, November 4.

So you can plan... Minimum Days in November

The following days are minimum day schedule in the month of November: All students are released at 12:55 PM (TK and Kindergarten friends are released at 12:45 PM for personal hand off to an adult).

Friday, November 2 - Teacher report card planning day

Friday, November 9 - First Day of Parent Teacher conferences

Tuesday, November 13 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, November 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Please note: NO SCHOOL MONDAY NOVEMBER 12 - celebration of Veterans Day.

Thank you PTC!

Thank you for our wonderful PTC for a GREAT Harvest Carnival! A fun time was had by all!! We appreciate EVERYONE OF YOU and all the hard work that went into this event!!

Socktober... a few days left to donate socks!

Keep bringing those socks in! Donate a new pair of socks to help keep the feet of people in need warm this winter! Thank to second grade for all their efforts! Sock drive ends on Wednesday!

KCRA Canned Food Drive - ends November 2

This is the last week for our KCRA Kids Can Drive. Bring in a canned good to add to our donation box in the office! Last day to bring in canned food is Friday, November 2!

Sweet Dreams - Creating a great place to be

Hope you had a chance to check out our Sweet Dreams table at the Harvest Carnival! Remember to bring in your loose change or any donation to your classroom jar to help bring a smile to a child that has a life changing illness and has to spend a lot of time in their bedroom. All donations go to the Sweet Dream Foundation to create a dream bedroom for a child in need. Thanks!