Welcome to the Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary School PTO Website!

We hope that you find this website useful in finding information about upcoming events, how to get involved, and be a part of the Parkwood-Upjohn community!

Kalamazoo Public Schools Calendar

Lunch Menus Information for Parkwood Upjohn Students


CANCELLED PTO Meeting – February 13 at 6:00 p.m. – Parkwood Library
Childcare Provided

Next Meeting:  March 12


Read a thon graphicRead-A-Thon is Coming!
March 4-8

The Parkwood Upjohn PTO is excited to sponsor the 1st Annual Parkwood Upjohn Read-A-Thon. The Read-A-Thon supports literacy while raising much needed funds for our school, reading programs, field trips, teaching supplies, and more! Students and families will spend the month of February collecting donations from family, friends, neighbors, and businesses. March 4th through March 8th are our Read-A-Thon days. Your child should read as much as possible. Time spent while parents, guardians, and volunteers read to your child counts as well. Every 10 minutes that your child reads and logs in their reading log will earn them a raffle ticket to win various prizes that will be revealed the week of the Read-a-Thon. Our goal is for each student to raise at least $30!  See the attached form with the prize levels for students to work towards!

  • Donation collection begins Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
  • Go to www.pwujreadathon.myevent.com to register your child for online donations.
  • Students can set their goals and personalize their online donation page.
  • Collect cash and checks upfront and place it in your envelope.
  • Make checks payable to Parkwood Upjohn PTO.
  • ALL envelopes need to be turned in on Monday, March 11, 2019

Use the Read-a-thon Log to track your minutes and your titles!  Students are encouraged to submit the titles of books they are reading as well as keeping track of the ten minute increments of time spent reading.  Any books can count toward your goal, whether they are read-aloud, read for school, read for enjoyment, read as a family, or read individually. Extra reading logs will be available in the office or with your teacher.

Read-a-thon Log
Read-a-thon Schedule and Prizes


UPCOMING DATES

February 21 – 2:30  1st and 2nd Grade Concerts
February 22 – NO SCHOOL
March 6 – Literacy Night
March 8 – NO SCHOOL
March 13 – Kindergarten and PEEP Registration
March 15 – NO SCHOOL
March 28 – Half Day
March 29 – Half Day
April 1-5 SPRING BREAK!


When’s lunch?  How do I call the school?  What does Parkwood do for fun?  Get your information HERE!
Download the Parkwood FAQ Here


We Love Our Teachers!

suppliesTeacher Supply Request List

We asked our teachers what they needed to have a successful school year. Because we know the parents of Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary enjoy helping out, a list was compiled of frequently needed items. If you have resources and want to help, here are some items that will help out. Please bring supplies in to the office or ask what items your teacher could use. THANK YOU!


We are now on REMIND!

Text the message @pupjohnpto to the number 81010.
If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @pupjohnpto to (313) 447-0622.

Or go to rmd.at/pupjohnpto in your browser on your phone.

Many of the teachers use REMIND to provide alerts on homework and activities.  The PTO plans to use it notifying you on important events, cancellations, and other items.


PTO Posts

Sign-up to get get posts sent to your email!  That way you are in the know without having to check for new updates on the website.   Enter your email address to the right and click FOLLOW.


Facebook Sign Up

The Parkwood-Upjohn PTO Facebook Page is closed to the public.  In order to be added as a Friend, you will need to send a request.  We will verify that you have a student at Parkwood by emailing you and asking for your student’s name(s).  Be watching for an email to come to you asking for this information before you can view the PTO page.


 Check out the Parkwood Upjohn QR code!  What do you do with this funny square?  Scan it with your phone and it will take you to a website highlighting some of Parkwood’s creative kids.  Don’t have a phone to do scan with?  Go to this link instead http://instagram.com/parkwoodupjohnart

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