Principal's Message

                  PARKWAY ELEMENTARY PARENT UPDATE

FEBRUARY, 2018

 Dear Parents:

      Thanks to all of you who bought magazines during our recent fundraiser.  The proceeds will be used to support school activities.  The prize day will be on March 1, including the trip to SkyZone. We will again be selling McDonald’s Peelers as our K-2 fundraiser.  This sale will begin on February 15. 

      Due to previous weather cancellations, school will be in session on Friday, February 16.  We will also have a make-up day on March 29.

      The flu bug has reared its ugly head here at the elementary this week. Hopefully, it will be short-lived.  Please make sure that your child washes hands frequently and if they have a fever, please do not send them to school.  Thanks!

      The High 5 parent organization invites you to volunteer to help with game booths for the 8th annual Spring Carnival, slated for March 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  If interested in volunteering, please call Jessica Yoder at 419-905-6900 for information. You are invited to attend the next High 5 meeting on February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the community room to finalize carnival plans. 

      Parents wishing to make teacher requests for the 2018-19 school year are asked to follow the guidelines listed below:

  1.  Requests must be in writing and presented in person to the elementary secretary or principal.

  2.  Those requests must be submitted the week of April 30-May 4, during school hours.

  3.  Only 5 requests per teacher will be granted on a first come, first served basis.  Once those 5 slots are filled, students will be assigned to teachers so that each class is as balanced per ability and gender as possible.  Students on IEP's will be grouped in a manner that best allows the school to serve them according to their IEP's.

 Sincerely, 

Mark Esselstein, Principal

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS

 February 12—Softball pitching camp:  Grades 3-4, 3:30-5:00; Grades 5-6,
                             5:00-6:30 p.m.
                
13-- Softball pitching camp:  Grades 3-4, 3:30-5:00; Grades 5-6,
                             5:00-6:30 p.m.
                
 15-- Softball pitching camp:  Grades 3-4, 3:30-5:00; Grades 5-6, 
                             5:00-6:30 p.m. 
McDonalds’ Peeler sale starts for grades
                              K-2.  Sale ends, March 3.
District-wide safety drill. High 5
                              meeting, 7 p.m. in community room.
                  
16—Due to previous weather cancellations, school is in session
                               today.
                   
21—FFA petting zoo.
                   
28—CoGat testing for 2nd grade.