Park Crest Panther Paper

Week of January 25, 2021

Table of Contents

1. Parent Survey - Please Respond

2. 21-22 Choice of School for 1st - 12th graders! 5th Graders are required to fill out!

3. North Texas Food Bank Boxed Food Meals

4. Family Art Week and Virtual Night Information and Sign Up!

5. Broken or Missing Chargers for ChromeBooks or IPads

6. Attendance Matters - Changes in GISD

7. Calendar - new dates posted.

Newsletter Translations

Newsletter Translations

To view this newsletter in languages other than English, please open the document in an internet browser and scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Translate” button.

Para ver este boletín en otro lenguaje que no sea Ingles, por favor abre este mensaje en una página de internet. Baje hasta el fin de la página y oprima el botón “Translate”

Để xem bản tin này bằng các ngôn ngữ ngoài tiếng Anh, vui lòng mở tài liệu trong internet và kéo xuống cuối trang để nhấn nút dịch.

Parent Survey - Please Fill Out

Each year the schools ask parents to provide feedback about our school and opportunities for families to support education. This feedback helps us identify our strengths and areas for improvement. Please respond to each statement on this survey by placing one check mark under the category that best describes how you feel about opportunities for family engagement at Park Crest.

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21-22 Choice of School Window is Now Open

If would like to stay at Park Crest next year (and we hope you do), you do not need to complete this form. All 1st-4th grade students have the right to remain at their current school.

If you would like to change schools for the school year, or if your child is currently a 5th or 8th grader, you must make a school selection. All new enrollees for the school year listed above must also complete this form. At the end of the choice of school period, the school selections made will be binding for the upcoming school year. Current Pre-K and Kinder students will have their Choice of School and Magnet opportunity in March.

The window will close on February 26, 2021.

Magnet Application window will close on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. If you are applying for a magnet seat, you still need to fill out a Choice of School form.


Garland ISD Student Nutrition Services has collaborated with the North Texas Food Bank to provide free shelf stable boxed meals for families in Garland ISD. Meals will be distributed at the Marvin Padgett Building. We are requesting that you send an email to or contact Student Nutrition Services at (972)494-8322 expressing your interest in the program.

We are excited about this opportunity and looking forward to serving our Garland ISD families.

Marvin Padgett Building

701 N. First St.

Garland, TX, 75040
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Broken or Missing Chargers for ChromeBooks or IPads

Unfortunately we no longer have available chargers to replace broken or lost ones. Parents will have to buy a replacement charger through Amazon. Below are the links needed to purchase based on the model of Chromebook your child has.

Also, linked an iPad charger, as we are getting ready to distribute iPads for PK-2nd. If you're unsure, call the school and we can help you figure out which one you need.

Charger for Lenovo 300e Chromebook- 45W USB C Charger

(this is the one for touch screens and all 3rd-5th grade CA CB's)

Charger for HP Chromebook- HP Charger

(this is the round one with the blue outline)

Charger for Lenovo NON-TOUCH- 45W Charger

(N23, older model)

iPad Charger

Attendance Counts!



18 - MLK Day/Student and Staff Holiday


3 - Early Release Day @ 1:25

8-12 - Middle of Year MAP testing for Remote Students

8 - Kinder Cap and Gown pictures (Remote students anytime between 1-3pm)

11 - Virtual Art Night (details above)

22 - TELPAS testing begins for our English Language Learners


2 - Math/Literacy Night (more details to come)

5 - Quarter 3 Ends

5 - Spring Pictures (free dress)

8-12 - Intersession Week - By Invitation Only

15-19 - Spring Break

Mrs. Nethaway's Library 'LANDING PAGE'

Students have the opportunity to check out library books even while learning at home. Read more in Mrs. Nethaway's newsletter!

Counselor’s Corner

If you need assistance with individual concerns or counseling services, please reach out to Mrs. Medrano-Johnson at, or fill out the following Park Crest Request for Counseling Services form by using the QR code or clicking on the link.

Park Crest is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Like OUR PAGE on FACEBOOK for up to date information! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PCES_Panthers for our virtual spirit weeks and find us on Instagram at ParkCrestElementary to see what students and staff are up to!

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