Principal's Message


                             NOVEMBER, 2018

Dear Parents:

      The Parkway Schools will be hosting a Veterans’ Day assembly on Monday, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the high school gym.  Our veterans and their families will be recognized and each grade level will contribute through music and hand-made creations.  Following the ceremony, families can have their pictures taken and there will be a reception with coffee, juice and muffins served.  Please join us in this patriotic salute to those who have served or are currently serving our country.

      Our annual Book Fair begins on November 12 and runs through the 20th in the community room.   The fair will be open during the evenings of parent-teacher conferences, so stop by and you may be able to get some Christmas shopping done!

      The Ohio Department of Education has announced the promotion score needed for our 3rd graders on the state ELA test to advance to 4th grade.  Students need to score a 677 for the ELA scaled score or a 45 on the reading subscore. We should get the results back just before Christmas.  Students who do not achieve the promotion score will receive additional intervention and will take an alternate test (Terra Nova) in late January to try to achieve the needed score. 

       With the weather soon to be turning sharply colder and students will be consistently wearing hats and coats to school, we ask that you talk to your child about not sharing those coats and hats with other children in order to prevent the possible spread of head lice.   If you have any questions about pediculosis, please contact Patty Hipply, our school nurse for more information.  It would also be helpful to write your child’s name on the labels of their belongings as our lost and found tends to fill up quickly at this time of year.

      As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, remember to count the blessings in your life—family, friends, health and especially your children!


 Mr. Mark Esselstein, Principal                         


November 6—AR Ice Cream Party.
                  8—Yearbook orders are due today.  Girl Scouts recruitment 
                            meeting, 6-7 p.m.
                 13—School Board meeting, 6:30 p.m.
                 15—Parent-Teacher conferences, 4:30-8:00 p.m.
                 19—2nd grade to WSU-LC for STEM Day.  Parent-Teacher
                             conferences, 4:30-8:00 p.m.
                  20—  Parent-Teacher conferences, 4:30-8:00 p.m. for grades 2-4 
                  21—Thanksgiving break begins.  School resumes on Tuesday,
                              November 27.
   December 6-- 2nd and 4th grade Christmas concerts, 6:00 and 6:45 p.m.
                   10-15-- Mid-year DIBEL screening. 
                   13--1st and 3rd grade Christmas concerts, 6:00 and 6:45 p.m.   
                    21-- End of 2nd 9 weeks.
                    24—Christmas break begins.  School resumes on January 7.