The Excitement is Building!

Seven more days until the start of the 2016/2017 school year!  We hope you are gearing up for September 6 by getting young minds ready for school with routines, good nutrition, and some last minute fun.  Here are the reminders for the upcoming weeks:

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.

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!  

PLEASE be respectful of the teacher lists by not taking pictures.

Information will be available at the Back to School event on the PTO, community organizations, and the 5th Grade Golf Fundraiser.  Be sure to stop by the tables to pick up some  information!

Bring a Back to School item to the Pizza and Popsicle event and be entered for a gift card to Carrabas!

What are the most requested in need items?

*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

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.

Parent Teacher Mixer – Friday, September 16    5:30 – 8:00

Home of Kathy Schultz and Cory Noteboom ~ 2321 Tremont

This adult only event allows parents and teachers to chat and get to know each other in a casual setting.

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

2016 Golf Outing Registration Form

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 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.  Critical messages, such as lock down information, will not be provided by the PTO.

Have questions about the PTO or upcoming events?  Find more information at or on Facebook at Parkwood Upjohn PTO

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