Parr Patriot News
Message from Mrs. Buckels
Please make sure your child is at school every day(unless they are sick!) Our classes are participating in a March Madness Attendance contest. The winning classes will have a popsicle party.
March 2-6-Character Counts Week
March 2-Wear a hat to school
March 3-wear your favorite college shirt
March 4-Wear silly or wacky socks
Spring Picture Day
5th grade Symphony field trip
March 5-Wear a smile on your face and kindness in your heart
March 6-Wear bright colors
Early release day
March 9-13-Spring Break
March 17-4th grade Rodeo Field Trip
March 19-2nd grade music program-6:30 p.m.
March 20-Report cards go home
March 25-3rd grade Field Day
March 26-4th grade Field Day
March 27-5th grade Field Day
1st grade field trip to NASA
Pennies for Patients Service Project
Our students did an amazing job with our Pennies for Patients Service Project! Our campus goal was to raise $2020. Ralph Parr Elementary School’s total listed as an amazing $2,305.59!
Way to go, Parr Patriots!!!
Congrats to Mrs. Ragghianti on the birth of Celeste! She was born on 2/27/2020! Mrs. Ragghianti will be back in August!
Congrats to Savannah Robbins in Kinder for being a finalist in the I Love CCISD Art contest!
Houston Livestock Show Activity Book Decorating Contest Winner
Purposefull People words-Cooperative and Creativity
This month we are talking about Cooperation! Cooperation is about assistance and support, about collaboration and teamwork. It is a necessary tool in our toolbox for creating a community that cares for one another. Here is the definition we are using:
Cooperation: Working together and helping others.
A lot of messaging in our world would suggest that “doing it on your own” is a measure of success. And while independence is important, we must develop skills to work alongside one another and create things, together, that are better than anything we could create on our own. Successful people know when and how to ask for help and are generous in giving it out when they have something to offer! Cooperation requires great communication, self-awareness, and the ability to step up (or step back) when the time is right to best support whatever group you are working with. Over the course of the month, we will be creative in teams, accomplish amazing things side by side, and learn about what it means to do meaningful, PurposeFull work together.
- It has been said that teams are only as good as their weakest player. What do you think about that?
- What skills are important for Cooperation? Which of those skills are your strengths and which skills would you like to improve?
- What does Cooperation look like in your home? How would each member of the household prefer others Cooperate with them?
Questions You Could Ask
- Think about a sports team that you’ve played on or seen on television or your computer. Which athlete do you think of when you hear the phrase “team player?”
- What makes working with others fun? What makes working with others challenging? Where do you see Cooperation work well? Where doesn’t it work well?
- Who is someone you Cooperate well with? Who is someone you struggle to Cooperate with? Why do you think that is?
Creativity is more than just making things or creating art – it is about exercising our imagination to help make the world better!
Creativity: Using your imagination to create something or solve a problem.
One of the best things about being a human being is our ability to imagine! We get this cool part of our brain that allows to not just think about survival, but also about sparkly space pigeons or colorful caterpillars or a cardboard box that is secretly a rocket ship. At this young age, kids regularly use their Creativity to entertain themselves (and us!) with all the wacky and wonderful ways they view the world. Let’s make sure they never lose that curiosity! It is that same imagination that makes a sandbox into the moon that is capable of imagining the world’s problems as opportunities for new, bold, innovative solutions. This month, we will be talking about and practicing solving problems, working in teams, and dreaming up new perspectives! The only way we change the negative normals in our world is to have the Courage and Creativity to think different!
- Xavier is having a hard time coming up with an idea for his Science Fair project when his Dad tells him to get creative. After he tries and tries, Xavier starts to think that he’s not the creative type. What would you tell Xavier if he told you that?
- Sometimes, when we are being creative, we can get frustrated if things do not go as planned. What strategies can you use if you begin to feel frustrated? How can you help someone else if you notice them getting frustrated?
- What inspires you as an adult? Share with your child music, art, books, or other media that speaks to you and why.
Questions You Could Ask
- What do you think it means to think “outside of the box?” What’s something you’ve thought about that might be “outside the box?”
- What does Creativity mean to you? Is Creativity a good thing? How can you become more creative?
- Who is someone Creative in our family or community? How do they show Creativity?
2020-2021 Academic Calendar
Clear Creek ISD has implemented a new online volunteer application form for parents and community members, which now requires volunteers to register on an annual basis. As of July 15, all volunteer records have been deactivated, and effective July 16, both former and prospective volunteers must apply/reapply using CCISD’s new volunteer application to be eligible for upcoming volunteer opportunities in the 2019-2020 school year. It can take up to 3-4 days to be approved. If you think you may be volunteering this year, go ahead and take care of applying. We appreciate all our volunteers!
Volunteer Application Link-click on the white box below to take you to the application
Click on the link below to access the Amazon Makerspace Wishlist
Change of Transportation
Reminder, please note that any transportation changes during the school day should be in the form of a written note signed by the parent and/or guardian. If faxing your note to the office, please include student and teacher name, date, and change of transportation with a copy of your driver’s license. The school fax number is 281-284-4105. All transportation changes must be in the office by 2:30 p.m. so we can inform the teacher in time for dismissal. Thank you for your diligence in this matter. *Please note-if calling the school to change transportation, you must be able to fax in your request in writing with a copy of your photo ID. No calls about change in transportation will be allowed unless accompanied with this note. This allows us to ensure that safety procedures are followed and students’ whereabouts are closely monitored.