We’re Getting Closer

Sixteen More Days!  For those of you counting until your little one starts school or for those of you looking forward to quiet time at home again, we are fast approaching September 6 as the first day of school (REMINDER:  It’s a HALF DAY).  Below is useful information to remember:

The new KPS Calendar is available online here:  This provides dates for half days, no school, and end of school year.  Kalamazoo Public School District Calendar

Lunch Information is available for all Parkwood Upjohn Students here:
Lunch Menus Information for Parkwood Upjohn Students

You are able to pay for lunches online at Send Money to School Website. Contact the school for help with your student’s ID number and reduced lunch information.

First Day of School 2016/2017!
Half Day September 6   Full Day September 7

Back to School Pizza and Popsicles – Tuesday, August 30  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.Hug

Pizza, popsicles, and teacher lists!  Come get your information about the first day of school, catch up with friends and meet the new Parkwood Panther family for the 2016/2017 school year!  

According to news articles, the next 2 weeks are some of the best deals for back to school supplies!

At the Pizza and Popsicle event on August 30th we will be collecting supplies!  There are a lot of generous Parkwood families that donate supplies to their child’s teacher. In addition, to that we’d love to be able to start a supply for the teachers that would help later in the year when the supplies start to run low.

What are the most requested in need items?supplies
*Hand Sanitizer
*Expo Markers and Erasers
*Cloxrox Wipes
*Baby Wipes
*Ziplock bags (gallon and quart)

*Spiral notebooks
*Colored pencils/crayons

Check out the Back to School Supply List before shopping for school supplies!
Back to School Supply List

If you donate an item from the list of teacher’s needs you can be entered to win a gift card to Carrabba’s Restaurant. No matter how big or small of a donation it counts! Drawing will be held at the 1st PTO meeting!

Tears and Cheers!  Tuesday September 6 8:50 – 9:30 a.m.

Come shed a few tears (or jump around and cheer) as the parents celebrate the first day of school!  This casual event is held in the library and hosted by the PTO with coffee and a light snack.

Golf Outing

5th Grade Golf Outing – Sunday, September 25  Tee Time:  11:00 a.m.
States Golf Course – Schoolcraft

2016 Golf Outing Registration Form

This is a great fundraiser for 5th grade campers to enjoy a week at Sherman Lake!  Parkwood families don’t pay to have their children attend camp because of the generosity of families who help raise funds to send them and wonderful grant opportunities.  More details coming soon on how you can help out!

More information is available on the PTO website at www.Parkwoodupjohnpto.com or at Parkwood Upjohn PTO Facebook Page


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