Friday Notes, 12/11/2020

Dear Panther Families,

I enjoyed being a part of the first ever PTO Game Night on Tuesday. It was a lot of fun! The event was so well received that the Parkwood-Upjohn PTO will be hosting a second game night on January 12th at 6 PM. Stay tuned for more details.

Congratulations to our Small Group Attendance Superstars for this week! I enjoyed dropping off prizes and certificates to our raffle winners and I am looking forward to celebrating next week’s winners as well.

Next week will also be our last week of school before the Holiday Break. This week’s Panther Project Idea, from the Parkwood-Upjohn 2nd Grade Teaching Team, offers families the chance to learn about holiday traditions from around the world while school is not in session. Thank you Ms. Guillen, Ms. Townsend and Ms. Erway!

Here are a few other important reminders;

1. The Curbside Library at Parkwood-Upjohn is still in full swing! Consider checking out books to read over the break.

2. For the most up-to-date information regarding Art, Music and P.E. class times, check out the KPS Specials site while logged into a KPS Account.

3. There will be lunch distributions over Winter Break at; Kalamazoo Central High School, Community Education Center (Chenery), Hillside Middle School, Milwood Middle School, Northeastern Elementary, Foxridge Apartments and Interfaith. There will be more details to follow.

4. The Parkwood Panthers will be hosting a Poppa Panthers Virtual Dance-Off on Friday, January 8th and are looking for a few more participants. If you are a dad, staff member or spouse of a staff member with dance experience  and are interested in participating, contact a PTO Board member or just reply to this email.

Also, when you get a chance, take a look at your child’s Social and Emotional Weekly Review from our Behavioral Specialist, Ms. Collins. This week’s topic was prejudice.

Have a great weekend Panthers,

Mr. Murray

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