Mighty Mustangs

November 2022

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Principal's Message

It's already November and almost the end of our first trimester! We have a lot of great things happening at Parkview. Learning acceleration small groups have begun so that we can provide each child with the targeted instruction they need. This week we will honor and give thanks for the service of our military veterans on Veteran's Day. There will be no school on Friday, November 11th to observe this day of gratitude. We will celebrate Thanksgiving and pause to give thanks for all of the positive things in our lives during the week of November 21st through 25th. There will be no school that week. Right when we get back from Thanksgiving break, parent conferences will begin. Parent conferences will take place starting on November 28th through December 29th. Make sure you are connected to Parent Square so that you can stay up-to-date on announcements throughout the month!


Mrs. Comstock

Upcoming Events

  • 11/9: 5th-grade California Healthy Kids Survey
  • 11/10: Lockdown Practice Drill
  • 11/10: End of Trimester 1
  • 11/11: Veteran's Day- No School
  • 11/14-11/18: Getting to Know the CAASPP, Practice Tests
  • 11/17: Fire Drill
  • 11/17: Parent Meeting- topics- report cards and biliteracy
  • Thanksgiving Break: 11/21-11/25
  • Parent Conferences/early dismissal: 11/28-12/9

Parent Conference Schedule

Kindergarten Parent Conferences: 11/7-11/18, 11:51 dismissal

Grade 1-5 Conferences: 11/28-12/9

Grade 1-3 Dismissal times- 1:20

Grade 4-5 Dismissal times- 1:40

The California Healthy Kids Survey

Fifth Grade Students who have permission will take the California Healthy Kids Survey on November 9th at 9:00 am. This survey is a powerful tool we use to gather data from students around subjects such as how safe they feel at school, how connected they feel to their school, and how many students are having positive interactions with other students.
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Parkview Parent Partner Meetings

Parents and guardians, join us at Parkview on November 17th for parent education meetings. From 5:00 to 5:30, all parents/guardians are invited to come to learn how to read and interpret their child's report card.

From 5:30 to 6:30 we will meet with the parents of English Learners and parents of children in our dual immersion program to learn about biliteracy and bilingualism development.

Translation and childcare will be provided.

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Parkview is a Green Ribbon School

Parkview Elementary School won the California Green Ribbon Schools Silver Level last school year in the spring of 2022. We just submitted an application for the award again. This year, we are aiming for Gold Level! Cheer us on as we await our results and ask your child how they have learned to take care of the environment at Parkview.
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Parkview students had fun during Red Ribbon Week showing we are drug free from head to toe!

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School Site Council and the English Learner Advisory Committee

Parkview's School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, December 1st, at 4:00 pm via zoom. Email Mrs. Comstock at ccomstock@hueneme.org if you would like the zoom link to attend the public meeting. We will be training our School Site Council and ELAC members at this meeting

Parkview's Dual Immersion Students Celebrate Diverse Cultures!

Parkview students and teachers embrace one of the three pillars of Dual Immersion Education, to learn sociocultural competence. One way we do this is to learn about the practices and celebrations of various cultures. Enjoy this short video clip of our Kindergarten students singing Las Calaveras as they celebrate el Día de Los Muertos.
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SPARKS PE at Parkview

On November 8th, Parkiew's 4th and 5th graders and teacher will participate in SPARKS P.E. Rotation Day with our district P.E. Specialist, Ms. Mahoney-Earnest. Check out the video below to see how our 1st grade teachers are implementing what they have learned from Ms. Mahoney-Earnest and the amazing SPARKS program.
SPARKS P.E. at Parkview
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Getting To Know The CAASPP Test

Getting to Know the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress System (CAASPP)

November 14-18, 2022

Grades 3-8

Let’s get to know more about the CAASPP by taking practice tests in English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and science.

Parkview and all HESD students are preparing to take the Smarter Balanced Assessments this coming Spring as a part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to assist teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment tests will be taken in May. The English language arts, math, and science tests will not be taken on the same day. The tests will include critical thinking and problem-solving questions. These assessments are not timed, so students will have plenty of time to complete their tests.

For more information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments you can visit: https://bealearninghero.org/in-the-classroom/smarter-balanced/

Getting to Know the CAASPP: Starts November 14

Students in grades three through eight can take practice tests at school and home to prepare and understand the type of questions they will be given.

Students enrolled at HESD will have many opportunities to get comfortable with and prepare for Spring CAASPP testing.

  • Consistent practice with guidance from a classroom teacher will help our students to understand the testing format, features, and online tools.

  • Important opportunities for students to know what type of questions will be asked.

  • Professional learning for our staff as they learn the types, depth, and complexity of the CAASPP questions and apply them to everyday teaching and learning.

  • Practice tests WILL NOT be graded. Students and teachers will navigate the practice tests together in a safe and stress-free environment.

  • Students will build test-taking confidence as they work to show what they know and are provided support in solving more rigorous practice problems.

  • Students will practice sign-in procedures using their first name and SSID.

HESD will conduct three district-wide practice weeks and school sites will schedule other practice opportunities for students:

  • November 14-18

  • January 23-27

  • March 27-31

To see a practice test, visit the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Web page: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp

Parkview Bell Schedule 2022-2023

Click this button to see our daily bell schedule. Please note the new kindergarten dismissal time. All kindergarten students will receive free lunch at school every day.

Procedures & Reminders

  • Parents drop their children off at the front gate. All visitors must have an appointment, sign in at the office, and get a visitor's badge in order to enter campus in the morning or during school hours.
  • Students in Kinder through 3rd grade must be picked up every day by an adult or walked home by an older sibling. Only children in 4th or 5th grade may walk home alone or with younger siblings.
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided free for all students every day. If you bring a lunch to the school office after the start of the school day, you must let your child know before school that they need to come to the office to look for their lunch. We will not call children to the office to pick up lunch that has been dropped off.
  • Click here for the Parkview dress code https://parkview.hueneme.org/o/parkview-elementary/page/dress-code
  • Chips are allowed to be packed in student lunches but must be a single serving, and students are not permitted to share.
  • Cell phones and smart watches must be powered off at all times while at school. Students who have their phones out or who are using their smartwatch for communication will be asked to leave their phone/ watch in the office and a parent will be asked to pick it up.