Park Place Post

February 18, 2021

From the Principal

Hello Parents and Guardians,


Just a quick note this week to remind you that attendance is extremely important to your child's education. I will be making calls next week to families who are chronically absent or tardy. Now is the time to build life skills of being on time and having a strong work ethic. The habits you instill in your child now will last a lifetime!


You might have noticed that the construction on the HAWK signal has started! We are excited to have that additional layer of safety added at 35th avenue and Behrend. Construction will continue until June, so please drive carefully through that intersection.


Thanks for all you do to support us as we provide the best educational experience we can for your child. I am honored to be your partner as the principal of Park Meadows and look forward to a strong, positive spring semester.


Kim Lanese

Park Meadows Principal

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Sharing Some Smiles...

Our kiddos teamed together to do a reading/math Valentine's Day activities.

The kids decoded words, classified hearts by color, made a visual chart by color and number, and tallied each color of heart. Great job Mrs. Sheets at planning this activity.

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PBIS Updates

Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is a school-wide system of support that includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.

We Are Park Expectation Matrix-HALLWAYS


PREPARED

  • Follow the Leader

ACCOUNTABLE

  • Walking Feet

  • Hands at your sides

  • Stay with Your Class

  • Silent Voices

RESPECTFUL

  • Flash Lines

  • Actively Listen for Directions

KIND

  • Smile

  • Wave Silently

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Hello Families,


Our motto this week is:


I do my best because doing less is a waste of my own time and potential.


It can be tempting for our students to turn in work that is less than their best. Naturally, they are motivated by the idea of being done with their homework or chores and having more free time. While we want our kids to finish their work in a timely manner, we may forget to have them reflect on the quality of the work.


I recall telling my kids to finish their homework quickly so we could enjoy our evening. There is nothing wrong with getting our work done so we can enjoy some free time, but looking back, it would have also been nice if I had brought attention to the quality of their work as well.


When students do their best work, they build essential skills, such as attention to detail, grit, dependability, and follow-through. These skills cannot be wished for; they are acquired through use.


"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." -John Dryden


Now, I ask my kids, are you proud of your work, rather than did you finish your work. It's a small but impactful change in perspective. You can also ask: What went well today because of you? It's a nice way to build confidence and help your child reflect on all they do well each and every day!


Wishing you a wonderful week,

Danna Evans

All Things E.Q.

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Twosday Celebrations

We are gearing up for an exciting event that is only going to appear once in a lifetime! Ready or not, it’s coming our way on February 22, 2022 - a date that’s written as 2/22/22! And it’s a Tuesday which is just too good of a pun not to pass up! Teachers will be celebrating this upcoming event with fun activities in their classrooms. The one-time holiday is a perfect time to explore the number two in math class, try out some challenges in a pair, or anything else you can think of. The sky is truly (or two-ly) the limit! Some fun things to do at home may be practicing your two times tables, challenging your student to read two books, or designing a picture out of 2D shapes.

Students may dress up as a dynamic duo, twin day, or even in a tutu to celebrate the day!

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Life in the Cafeteria

Does your student want snack bar from the cafeteria, but you don’t know what day to send in money? Here is a list of what day each class has snack bar each week.

Monday- Brody

Tuesday- Greenfield, Leman, Betts, Edwards, Baldwin, J. Rogers

Wednesday-Mills, Noriega, Comeau, Joralmon, Ozuna, Leonard

Thursday- Bervin, Odom, Horn, Tang, Simpson, Neal

Friday- Yahner

*Snack bar is only available for grades 1-6*

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Tips from the Reading Room with Mrs. Hainline & Mrs. Gibson

Parents, When you are reading at home with your kiddos, have them summarize when they have completed a story, chapter, or article. Summarizing is when you briefly tell important events of the story.


Example: The most important events in The Three Little Pigs are: Each pig built a house. One was out of straw. One was out of sticks. One was out of bricks. The wolf blew down the houses made of straw and sticks, but couldn't blow the brick house down. The pigs got rid of the wolf and lived happily ever after.


You Might ask: Can you tell the story in your own words? What are the most important things that happened?


Happy reading!

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Staff Spotlight- Ms. Prosperi, School Crossing Guard

Meet Ms. Pat Prosperi, Park Meadows Crossing Guard. Each and every day "Ms. Pat" comes in early and braves the traffic to put the signs out on 35th Ave to get ready for parent drop off. Please help us keep Ms. Pat safe by driving 15 mph in the school zone and stopping when her stop sign is up. It's always sad when we see our parents speeding through the school zone or disregarding the stop signs. We count on you to keep our students and staff safe!
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From the Shelves of the LMC

Next week is the third Battle of the Books on February 23 at 9 am. It will be held via Zoom. It will be a tight race between 3 groups: Sponge Bob Chapter Pants, The Three Book Amigos, Fiery Rockets, & Overbooked! Whoever wins will go on to the District Battle on March 29, 2022. Parents thanks so much for your support! Let's cheer on the Battle of the Books participants!
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Park Meadows Event Center

Early Dismissal & Important Dates


No School

  • Feb 21


Early Dismissal-90 Min Early Release Days
  • February 25
  • March 3

Save the Date

Incoming Kindergarten Preview Night-Thursday, March 3


Spring Break

  • March 14-18- No School

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Grade Level Newsletters