Prisk Weekly Newsletter

October 18th, 2021

All Things ROCKET RUN!

The remainder of the important information in this newsletter is AFTER the Rocket Run section! Please keep scrolling so you have all of the latest and greatest news from Prisk!


Here is our Pledge Meter as of 3:45 pm today... we are 1/3 of the way there!

Student Goal & Leaderboard!

Rocket Run is "In the Spotlight" because we must reach our goal of $150 per student ($90,000) in order to have Science Lab next year!


A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the students who already met their goal and several have contributed DOUBLE the goal... or MORE! You are helping those of us who are unable to contribute financially at this time!!! To the right is a snapshot of our leaderboard so far! Remember... MOST IMPORTANT is the $150.00 per student goal!

This Week's Gold, Silver and Bronze!

You all have been doing an amazing job!!! This week's Gold, Silver and Bronze classes are:



  • GOLD - Mrs. AJ 4th Grade with 95.70% of their goal met and will have the OLYMPIC FLAG THIS WEEK
  • SILVER - Mrs. Arrendono 2nd Grade with 65.32% of their goal met
  • BRONZE - Mrs. Napier 3rd Grade with 59.50% of their goal met

100% Class Registration Winners!

Congrats to our TWO CLASS Winners with 100% Registration by Friday, October 15th! These classes will have a special treat delivered from the Prisk PTA & Foundation for their efforts!


  • Ms. Napier - 3rd Grade
  • Ms. AJ - 4th Grade

How to Register for ROCKET RUN!!!

Click the link below to view the pdf version of the RR Letter!


Or use your phone's camera to scan the QR Code seen here! This makes registration SUPER FAST & EASY!

ROCKET RUN YARD SIGNS!!!

We are selling Rocket Run Yard Signs for $20. Since parents are not able to be on campus for Rocket Run, we are selling signs to cheer on our students. We will write your child's name on the sign and we will be placing them in front of the school on the day of the event (October 29th). After the event, you can take your yard sign home!


Place your orders here by OCTOBER 21st. https://priskpta.square.site/product/rocket-run-sign/35?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false



  • Make sure to add your Child's name and teacher in the comments.
  • The delivery address does not matter as they all will be coming to the school.
  • WE WILL also be selling before school on TUESDAY OCTOBER 19th and after school on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20th
  • Any questions? Email priskrocketrun@gmail.com.

Rocket Run Zoom Q & A on Monday!

Have more questions or need more INFO???


We are having a Rocket Run Q&A on Monday, October 18th, 6 pm-7 pm


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85086445492?pwd=TEEvMUtSbWpWWkh5SEZidk1ZK2FKQT09

Meeting ID: 850 8644 5492
Passcode: ROCKETRUN (or 345351102)

Our Rocket Run 2021 Olympics is on Friday, October 29th!

Get your Spirit Wear ready.... Check the chart below for your class color!

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ROCKET RUN 2021.... Save our Science Lab Teacher!!!

Let... the... Games... Begin!!!!!

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And Now... the Rest of the Newsletter :)

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Prisk Foundation Meeting: Tuesday October 19th!

Hello new and returning Prisk Foundation families!


I would like to invite you to our October meeting, which is this Tuesday, October 19th from 7-8 PM.


https://zoom.us/j/96870802309

Meeting ID: 968 7080 2309

Passcode: STEAM


Our main agenda item will be Rocket Run, but we will touch upon other topics as well.


Please also feel free to join our private Facebook group: Prisk Foundation for announcements and meeting minutes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1007278656377378/


Hope everyone had a good weekend!


Karen Chae
Prisk Foundation President

Great Mex Dinner Night Out is Thursday, October 21st from 7am-9pm!!!

SPONSORED BY THE PRISK PTA!!!


Thursday, October 21st from 7am-9pm!!!


*Plus... Save the Date... Raising Cane's Dinner Night out is on Wednesday, October 27th from noon to 8pm!

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PTA Reflections: Call for Entries!

ENTRIES due THIS FRIDAY October 22,2021 by 3:30 pm. Please turn in to your teacher or to the office. Thank you!

The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By…


It was wonderful to see so many families stop by the Reflections booth at the Pioneer Blast Off! The National PTA's Reflections program allows our children to explore their own ideas, feelings, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning and the arts. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Enjoy this video from the national PTA to get your child inspired https://youtu.be/R6kx-a2HpWs


Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), or Special Artist (All grades welcome). Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. The student entry forms went home in the backpack mail the week of 9/20/21. Additional Reflections entry forms are located in the Prisk office. Your child can submit their entries with their completed entry form to their teacher or you can drop off their entry with their completed entry form to the Reflections basket in the Prisk office. **The call for entries due date is Friday, October 22, 2021**


For more inspiration, please visit the Prisk 20/21 Reflections virtual gallery at www.artsteps.com

1. Go to www.artsteps.com (this is a FREE website to explore various virtual art galleries)

2. Search for our gallery "20-21 Prisk Elementary School - Reflections Art Virtual Gallery"

3. Press the "triangle PLAY" button at the bottom of the screen to "start the guided tour"

4. There is a map of the virtual gallery in the bottom left hand corner

5. By clicking on each art piece, you can see artists details and their "artist statement"


All student entries will be recognized at the Prisk Reflections Celebration in Spring, 2022. Answers to received questions...

-Yes, you can submit multiple artworks in the same category or in different categories (you need an entry form for each submission)

-All entries are individual artist original works. If you want to perform a group piece (dance, music, etc.), only the choreographer, music composer, etc. is the "submitting artist" (this child will complete the entry form, write the artist statement, and choreograph the routine/ write the music/ etc.)

-At the elementary school grade divisions for music composition, original student entries may be for voice, instruments, or a combination of both, focused on the national theme, submitted in MP3 or MP4 format not to exceed 5 minutes (Note: middle/high school grade divisions require notation)

-Visual arts entries must be an original print, drawing, painting, collage, metal etching or punchwork, fiber work or computer-generated artwork that relates to the current Reflections program theme

-Insider's Tip: Provide an awesome artist's statement that explains how your artwork relates to the theme. Judges take the artist's statement very seriously. A little extra time here goes a long way!

-Feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions or want the official rules/ regulations for any category about this amazing program to inspire the arts in our children. Thank you!


Katherine Dang, Prisk Reflections Chairman

priskreflectionsleader@gmail.com

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PTA's Pumpkin Palooza!!

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YES!!! Mark Your Calendars!

Prisk Pumpkin Palooza: OCTOBER 30th 4 pm-6 pm! We are having a CAR PARADE!!! DECORATE your cars and come in costume! COME ON DOWN TO PUMPKIN PALOOZA with a small donation of only $10.00 per car and enjoy as many times around the parade as you can HANDLE!!! LET'S CELEBRATE THE SEASON AS ONE SCHOOL!!!


Our wonderful teachers and staff will be lined up ON VERNON and FANWOOD handing out treats!!! This year we will also have an amazing drive-thru treat corner with Halloween goodies for sale!!!


Also, ONE PIONEER WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO BE THE GRAND MARSHALL!!! AND BE PART OF THE PARADE!!! Here are the PUMPKIN PALOOZA GRAND MARSHALL details...


  • The lucky winner will be part of the parade sitting in one of the Pumpkin Palooza sets waving to their friends and cars as they drive by.
  • During class, each student will be given a ticket to put into the drawing.
  • Additional tickets may be purchased for additional chances, in front of the school BEFORE SCHOOL ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 19th and AFTERSCHOOL WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20th or email PriskPumpkinPalooza@gmail.com
  • $2 - 1 Ticket or $5 -3 Tickets



CANDY DONATIONS!!!

WE ARE STILL TAKING CANDY DONATIONS! We are collecting Halloween candy, treats, and small non-candy prizes for PUMPKIN PALOOZA!!! Look for the LARGE ORANGE box between 8:45-9 am by the back door of the main office.


THANK YOU AND SEE YOU ON the 30th at PUMPKIN PALOOZA!

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Uniform/Dress Code Compliance

We have eased into the year with some leniency with regard to our dress code to give students and families time to ready their wardrobes, including providing opportunities for Project Uniform and to purchase Prisk Spirit-Wear.


For those who already strictly adhere to the dress code, we appreciate your diligence and support. Please continue to do so!


For those who have needed a bit of extra time, please know that the leniency we have extended will expire on October 31st. Students will be changed out or parents will be called to bring a proper uniform to school.


If you need assistance with uniforms, please contact the office or your child's teacher. We work with organizations like the Assistance League of Long Beach to support families in need.


Here is a link to our dress code, in case you'd like to review the entire policy.

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Community/Parent Committee Representatives Wanted for LBUSD Committees!!!

Coalition of Involved African American Parents (CIAAP)

The primary purpose of the Coalition of Involved African American Parents (CIAAP) is to inform and empower parents. Parents and District staff work in partnership to support the success of African American African students. Through presentations, workshops and other engagement opportunities, parents are provided with information, tools and skills that will empower them to elevate achievement in their home, school and community.


If you are interested in being the representative for Prisk, please email me at bcohen@lbschools.net with the subject "CIAAP Representative". We are looking for one representative and one alternate. Both of those spots will be randomly selected from all interested persons.

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) is a fantastic way for parents to become involved in their child’s education at a District level. Parents of English Learners participate in meetings about English Learner (EL) services which include establishing District programs, goals and objectives for EL programs and services, reclassification process, and how EL funds are used to implement academic services for English Learners.


If you are interested in being the representative for Prisk, please email me at bcohen@lbschools.net with the subject "DELAC Representative". We are looking for one representative and one alternate. Both of those spots will be randomly selected from all interested persons.

Educational Opportunities for Native Americans (EONA)

The EONA program’s primary purpose is to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of Native American students.


If you are interested in being the representative for Prisk, please email me at bcohen@lbschools.net with the subject "EONA Representative". We are looking for one representative and one alternate. Both of those spots will be randomly selected from all interested persons.

Pacific Islanders Education Voyage (PIEV)

The primary purpose of the Pacific Islanders Education Voyage (PIEV) is to inform and empower parents. Parents and District staff work in partnership to support the success of Pacific Islander students. Through presentations and other engagement opportunities, parents are provided with information, tools and skills that will empower them to elevate achievement in their home, school and community.


If you are interested in being the representative for Prisk, please email me at bcohen@lbschools.net with the subject "PIEV Representative". We are looking for one representative and one alternate. Both of those spots will be randomly selected from all interested persons.

Parent Connection

The Parent Connection is a committee of parents from school sites that the Superintendent will lead as a platform to engage in a dialogue of current District issues with a focus on the Learning Acceleration & Support Plan and Communications. In addition, each meeting will feature a parent education workshop. The meetings are hosted by Parent University and live-streamed.


If you are interested in being the representative for Prisk, please email me at bcohen@lbschools.net with the subject "Parent Connection Representative". We are looking for one representative and one alternate. Both of those spots will be randomly selected from all interested persons.

Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

The LBUSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is open to everyone who wants to help students with exceptional needs obtain an appropriate, high quality education. The CAC stakeholder group includes parents, teachers, persons with disabilities, service providers and other concerned community members.


If you are interested in being the representative for Prisk, please email me at bcohen@lbschools.net with the subject "CAC Representative". We are looking for one representative and one alternate. Both of those spots will be randomly selected from all interested persons.

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School Site Council (SSC)

Our first meeting of SSC for the 21-22 school year is taking place via Zoom this Wednesday at 3:20pm. Visitors are welcome, but only elected members may vote on items.
Agenda & Minutes from the Previous Meeting (5/19/21)
Agenda for the Upcoming Meeting this Wednesday (10.20.21)

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Prisk's Parent Involvement Committee Presents....

  • What: LBUSD 101: Successful Navigation Through Grades K-2 “It Takes a Village.”
  • When: Monday, October 25th at 7PM
  • Where: Zoom.... The Zoom ink will be posted in next week's newsletter.

    For Now, Simply Mark Your Calendars!! :)

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Canvas Work for Quarantined Students

Just a reminder to all families that teachers are using Canvas to provide work for students who are quarantining due to exposure (or possible exposure) to a positive COVID-19 case.


This is not intended for students who have symptoms of illness. If a student is sick with any symptoms of illness, the student should focus on resting and getting well to return to school.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

"In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation's economy strong and by reaffirming their commitment to ensuring equal opportunity for all citizens." Source: Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/)


Below is a Bitmoji library filled with books from Epic to help students become more aware of some disabilities (or different abilities) that are part of the human experience.

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Drop-Off & Pick-Up on Rainy Days

On rainy days, only the 2 entrances by the auditorium will be open for students. We will open the gates at 8:45 and have the auditorium available for students to wait for the 8:57 bell, at which time they may head to their classrooms.


If students want to wait with their families in their car (or other safe/dry location) until 8:57, then they can go straight to class when the 8:57 bell rings.


Students who participate in the breakfast program will still be able to eat in the cafeteria beginning at 8:30, but students MUST be eating in order to be allowed to enter.


At the end of the day, all of the usual exit gates will be open. And as always, the lunch benches are available for students whose parent/guardian has not yet picked them up. If the rain is too heavy for the lunch benches, we will use the auditorium or cafeteria instead.

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Highlighting the "M" in STEAM...

Just for Fun!!!

Are they Mathematicians?

Click here or the image to the right to view this slide deck! Challenge. your child(ren) to tell you whether or not the person on each slide is (or is not) a mathematician... and why!!

Famous African Amreican Mathematicians

Click here or the image on the left to view this website; learn about 11 famous African American Mathematicians!

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Next Association meeting is Mon, NOV 15TH @ 7 PM.

Zoom link will be posted closer to the meeting date :)

PTA President: Contact Information

Matt Temple

President 2020-2022

William F. Prisk Elementary PTA

www.priskpta.org

www.facebook.com/PriskElementaryPTA

Please Pitch In... Adopt a "Patch of Prisk"


  • Who: Prisk students and their families!
  • What: Campus beautification through litter removal!
  • When: Daily or weekly, you choose! (One-month commitment)
  • Where: One side of Prisk’s exterior perimeter. (Fanwood, Los Arcos, Albury OR Vernon)
  • Why: Show your Prisk Pride through this awesome volunteer opportunity!


Send your student(s) name(s) and room number(s) to patchofprisk@gmail.com


Special recognition to participating students during assemblies!

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Raising Cane's Dinner Night Out Wednesday, October 27th from 12pm-8pm!!!

Sponsored by the Prisk PTA!

PTA School of Excellence!

Our Prisk PTA has been named a 2020-2022 National School of Excellence!!


As a National PTA School of Excellence, our school and PTA will be known as a national leader in family-school partnerships and an outstanding example of successfully engaging families in continuous school improvement as well as the overall well-being of all students.


During our application process and final report, we focused on the PTA's work to keep families connected during our COVID learning year with our many programs including:


  • drive-thru Pumpkin Palooza,
  • remote Rocket Run,
  • Pancake Breakfast,
  • Holiday Grams,
  • 5th Grade graduation activities,
  • Wizarding Wednesdays,
  • and more.


Thank you to all of our PTA volunteers and to all the parents, teachers, and staff that completed our School of Excellence survey. If you'd like to get involved in our amazing PTA please contact our PTA President, Matt Temple, at priskpta@gmail.com. There are many fun and fulfilling ways to volunteer.
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Coming to you in a Newsletter Soon...

  • Pictures of the Garden Beds being built for the Teaching Garden!
  • Pictures of kids on campus.. .just being adorable and awesome!
  • Red Ribbon Week Flyer

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