Message from Mrs. Hall
February has arrived and we are ready to fill this month with lots of kindness and love. We hope you are ready to help us out! Throughout the month we have several activities and events planned for our school.
This week we celebrated the hundredth day of school. Students in the primary grades spend this day learning all about the number 100. They have been counting, sorting, eating, exercising and so much more. It is really an exciting time for these children. SO with that it means only 80 more days until the last day of school. Hard to believe how fast his year is flying by.
All of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students took the Broward Standard Assessments over the past two weeks. This assessment gives us information that helps teachers make adjustments to the curriculum in order to ensure all students are prepared and ready for the FSA in a few months. Once we have analyzed the results, teachers will be sharing this information with you. Please note, this assessment is completed on the computer, but the FSA will all be paper-based. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher. We are so proud of all their hard work!
On February 13th and 14th, Parkside will be celebrating our day of service and love. Both days, we will working with the students to create a better understanding of giving back and helping others. We have a few different projects that will be going on school-wide. We will first be cleaning up our Butterfly Garden, which we created last year and adding some additional plants to freshen it up a bit. We also will be working with Broward County’s Homeless Task Force to create personal care kits for the homeless. We will also be collecting new socks to give as part of this project. This is where we really need your help. We are asking for families to please donate these items by February 12th. We need a few specific items: Travel Size Only of deodorant, soaps, hand sanitizer and toothbrushes. We also need any size socks. These can be children or adult sizes. We also have several classroom teachers who will be doing things within their classes. Please help us to make these two days a success by donating some of these items.
We want to thank our PTA for the wonderful Movie Night event that took place last week. Even though the weather did not cooperate to be outside, they shifted into the café and it was a great night. This was one of the biggest turnouts for a give back. Thanks to all of the families who were able to come out. This month, the PTA will be selling candy grams for Valentine’s Day for your children if you’d like to purchase. Make sure to check your child’s backpacks for this flyer.
At the end of this month on February 22nd, our school will be having a garage sale in the school’s cafeteria. Each year, we raise money in a few different ways to give back to Relay for Life. If you have items you would like to donate, please let us know. More information will be coming on home in a flyer very soon.
Next week, we will be having our Kindergarten Round-Up. If you have a child or know of a neighbor who has a child that will be 6 on or before September 1, 2014 please reach out to them and let them know about this event. We will have one on Thursday, February 6th at 6:30 pm and Friday, February 7th at 8:30 am. Both will take place in our school’s media center.
We again want to thank you for allowing us to work with your children each and every day. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Laneia Hall, Principal