Parr Patriot News

Home and School Connection, Week of April 20-24

A Note from Mrs. Buckels

Hello Parr Patriot Families,


I know we were all sad about the decision to not come back to school. While we understand the reason, it was still a hard announcement to hear. Please know that we are working on plans for finishing out the year. We know many of you have questions about getting your students things, spring pictures, turning in library books, end of year celebrations and such. As soon as we have a plan to achieve these things safely, we will share them with you.



Next week's work will be available on it's Learning on Monday morning. Don't forget to check out the other courses that your child has access to-PE, Art, Music, Library and our Parr page.


In this S'more, you will find videos for each day of the week with the morning announcements if you would like to start your student's day with these. You can access them from this S'more or from our Parr it's learning page. We will also have a Workout Wednesday video from Coach Henderson.


Don't forget our technology department has a helpline that is now available for any issues you may be having! The number is 281-284-0500. They are available M-F from 8:00-4:00.

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Share some good news! A note from Mrs. Talley.

Hey Parr Patriots! We want to hear the positive that is happening in your home and in our Parr community right now! Do you have a story that captures the spirit of Parr? We'd love to share out on our social media (Facebook and Twitter) the great things that our Patriots (and former Patriots) are doing during this time of at-home learning.


Send Mrs. Talley (ctalley@ccisd.net) a video/ picture/ blurb about it (or you can post it to Facebook/ Twitter and tag us @ParrPatriots) and let's spread some good news! Some examples we've heard so far include students helping sew masks, teaching virtual dance lessons, making cards for healthcare heroes.


We are looking forward to when we are back together again!

Check out our Parr Staff Flipgrids.... a chance for us to say hello and share something fun each week!

In our free time we are...

Check out what we've being doing in our free time!

Knock knock... We've got a joke for you!

In this week's Parr Staff Flipgrid, we've got some knock knock jokes to tell you!

Click on the titles below for the morning announcements!

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Pre-K/Kinder registration

CCISD is gearing up to welcome new Pre-K & Kindergarten students for next year! Online registration will begin on April 20 and documents will be accepted at campuses beginning Aug. 10.

Additionally, Clear Creek ISD will host a live presentation and Q&A session to help navigate parents and guardians through the registration process. This virtual information session will assist families with how to prepare their student for school and what to expect in the first years of their formal education.

The A, B, Cs of Pre-K & Kindergarten Success:
Live Virtual Information Session for Parents & Guardians

April 22, 2020
10:00 a.m.

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Click on the link below to fill out the Are you returning for 2020-21 form

Happy Librarian Week Ms. Woodson! We are thankful for all you do for us!

Click on the link below to record a short video for Ms. Woodson for Lib. Apprec. Day!

Administrative Assistants Week

The week of April 20th is Administrative Assistants Week. Please take a minute to email a note of appreciation for our wonderful office staff!


Mrs. Eberele -secretary- jeberele@ccisd.net

Mrs. Fisher-data specialist-sfisher@ccisd.net

Mrs. Burwell-receptionist-sburwell@ccisd.net

Resources for families

Updated Digital Resource List

Counselor's Corner

We are here for you and ready to provide support however we can. Please email Laurie Hennington, our interim counselor, lhenning@ccisd.net.


Click this link for more resources! http://tiny.cc/CounselorsCorner

Video about Empathy K-2

Sesame Street: Mark Ruffalo: Empathy

Debrief about Empathy Video


Debrief:

How do Mark and Murray define Empathy?


What feelings does Mark feel that Murray also starts to feel?


Did Murray go through the exact same things as Mark in order to feel those feelings?


What are you feeling today? This week?

Video about Empathy 3-5

CGI Animated Short Film HD "Alike " by Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez | CGMeetup

Debrief about Empathy Video


Debrief:


What happens that causes the younger person’s feelings to change? What does it teach us about Empathy?


At the end of the day, the older person looks drained. What do you think they are feeling? Have you ever felt that way? Seen others feel that way?


What causes the older person to be “colorful” again? How does this teach us Empathy?


How do you understand people who aren’t feeling as “colorful” as you?

Click the box below for a video tour of it's learning and resources

From Nurse Burke

Hello everyone! Below are a few links full of great information on cloth face masks, and how do get essential errands done in the middle of a communicable disease outbreak. Several of my friends and neighbors have been asking me about using cloth masks and about the best way to go to the grocery store, etc. I direct them here. Feel free to share with your family and community as well. We are all in this together!

This link has CDC recommendations for everything from grocery shopping, banking, and to going to the doctor.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/essential-goods-services.html

This link from the CDC is all about cloth face masks… how to wear them, when to wear them, and how to clean them properly after you use them. There is even a few tutorials on how to make them.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Let's read a book! Resources to keep students reading (and listening to stories)

Ms. Woodson has been hard at work updating the Parr Library Its Learning Page. Continue to check there for new and updated resources! (You can access it via the Parr homepage)

Take a Break!

Makerspace Activities

If you go to the Parr Library ITS page, and click on the Makerspace activity area, you will have these additional at-home makerspace activities that are updated weekly.

https://clearcreek.itslearning.com/LearningToolElement/ViewLearningToolElement.aspx?LearningToolElementId=9911486

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As we navigate the next few weeks please stay connected with us!

CCISD Website www.ccisd.net


Parr Website https://parr.ccisd.net/


Parr Facebook @ParrPatriots https://www.facebook.com/ParrPatriots/


Parr Elementary on Twitter! @ParrPatriots https://twitter.com/ParrPatriots


Parr Elementary Library on Twitter! @ParrLibrary https://twitter.com/ParrLibrary