Parkview News

December 2018


December 5 PTA Meeting 5:00 PM

December 5 College Mentors Session 1 Ends

December 6 Study Buddy Session 1 Ends

December 7 Varsity Singers Visit

December 8 Robotics Competition

December 11 Holiday Movie Night

December 11 This Is Our Story 7:30 PM

December 13 Pick of the Month Qdoba

December 14 Group Picture Day

December 19 Holiday Parties

December 20 Early Dismissal 12 Noon

December 20 End of Second Grading Period

December 21 No School Records Day

December 22- January 6 Winter Break No School

January 7 School Resumes

Parkview Students Honored for Gratitude

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Top row left to right: Mayra Lopez, Ian McChristian, Timothy Klimek, Myleigh McGrew, Dakota Burch. Second row: Kaylee Mason, Brock Storey, Jalicia Johnson, Amanda Therault, Payton Cathey, Justin Phipps, Rachel Zeck, Ragad Sayed. Third row: Samuel Vesely, Nolan Brewer, Dayton Mahoney, Brenna Powers, Julian Cliver, Grayson Mize, Noah Smith. Front row: Noah Finucane, Anubis Hernandez, Hailey Evans, Nohemi Ramos, Daniel Lopez, Gavin Denler, Brianna Binkley, Elizabeth Murray, and Abriyah Jones. Not pictured: Taya Lewis.

Parkview 2018 Spell Bowl Team

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Parkview Robotics Team Action

This Is Our Story

“This is Our Story” is a city-wide music and art program that takes place at Valparaiso High School. The program begins with the art show in the main hallways starting at 6:00 PM, then the concert begins at 7:30 PM. All of the Valparaiso Community Schools music departments are involved in this program. The event takes place over two nights, and Parkview’s choir will be participating on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:30 PM.... Our 4th and 5th grade choir will be singing as well as many other music groups from the middle and high school.

December is a Month of Caring

All Parkview Elementary classrooms will be participating in a month of CARING. Each grade level has chosen a project to show how they care. The projects will vary from donating food, books or even money in support of a selected charity. Information should be coming home with your child or their teacher about their caring project. Our fifth grade class will host our Caring Assembly on December 19. Thank you for helping support Parkview's month of caring!

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Kindergarten Day of Caring

During the month of December, Parkview Students will discuss the meaning of good will, generosity and giving to those in need. To show this kindness, Kindergarten would like to begin a collection of items for the animals at Lakeshore PAWS. We will drop these donated items off with the money we collected during “Trick or Treat for Pets” to Lakeshore PAWS at the end of December. If you are interested in helping, please send in any of the following items with your child to school by December 12th. We will wrap the items with our 4th grade buddies before we deliver them to Lakeshore PAWS.

· Holiday wrapping paper

· Hand sanitizer

· Paper towels

· Puppy size (extra small & small) leashes and collars

· Toys/balls for tough chewers

· Kong products

· Grain-free dog treats

· Peanut butter (without xylitol)

Thank you,

Kindergarten Teachers

The November 26, 2018 Snow Day Cancellation will be made up on March 15, 2019

Be Prepared for Winter Weather

It’s time to start thinking about colder days. We will need to dig out those hats, boots, scarves, gloves, heavy coats and snow pants! As the weather turns colder, please prepare your child each day with warm clothing. It is a good idea to send hats, gloves, scarves and heavy coats to keep in their backpack. Many days start out warm and then turn cold. To play in the snow when it arrives, your child will need to be wearing boots, gloves, hat, snow pants and a winter coat. Make sure you’re ready—that first snow could come any day! Please take a few minutes and label each item of clothing to avoid confusion.

Breakfast is a Great Way to Start the Day

Come check out school breakfast. We have a nice selection of items to choose from for $1.45. If your child receives free for reduced lunches it also applies for breakfast. Breakfast is served from 8:20 AM to 8:40 AM every morning.

Afterschool MOVIE

FNL Movie Fundraiser: Tuesday, December 11th from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.

Kinder through 2nd grade: Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

3rd through 5th grade: Home Alone

Suggested donation of $5.00 per student. Popcorn and water provided. Additional snacks available for purchase:

Fruit Snacks $.50, Granola Bars, Bag of Chips, Goldfish and Cookie $.75, Juice Boxes $1.00

Parent Volunteers are still needed. Please either contact Mrs Gonzalez at or message on Dojo. Parents interested in volunteering can sign up to help using the sign up genius link:

Parkview Science Bowl Team Announced

Congratulations to the following students for making up the 2018-2019 Science Bowl:

Lucas Gonzalez, Carter Genualdi, Rocky Hernandez, Willem Bendicsen, Olliana Hardin, Yuki Yu, Leo Gonzalez, Samantha Lustick, Rick Madrigal and Timmy Klimek.

We will be studying simple machines, force and torque and how work is made easier.

Our competition will be in late January.

Good Luck Science Bowl Team!


FNL will be held on Friday, May 10th, 2019. Please contact Mrs Gonzalez if you are interested in helping out with FNL

Parkview Thanksgiving Celebrations

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STEM Club in 2019

STEM Club will be starting February 6th. The first 6 week session will be for 3rd graders and limited to the first 20 students that sign up! After that there will at 4 week session for 2nd graders, and, finally a 4 week session for 1st graders. The focus will be hands-on Science experiments.

These sessions will be after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15.

More details will be coming after the Christmas Holiday break!

Creating together,

Mrs. Jones

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