Friday Notes, 10/29/21

Dear Panther Families,

Thank you all for being an integral part of our Panther Prowl and Spirit Week! This afternoon, our Literacy Parade will round out the week. Unfortunately, due to the potential of inclement weather, the Literacy Parade will be held indoors. Parents will not be able to attend the parade in-person but we will make sure to send out digital updates afterwards! Also, I know our students will be excited to talk with you about their class costumes when they come home from school today.

 Also, don’t forget that there is no school this coming Tuesday, November 2nd

Thank you for partnering with us as we endeavor to create the optimal learning environment for all students.

Have a great weekend Panthers,

Mr. Murray

Friday Notes, 10/22/21

Dear Panther Families,

We are looking forward to an exciting Spirit Week starting on Monday that includes our Panther Prowl and Literacy Parade! Here is the schedule;

Monday, 10/25 – Pajama Day

Tuesday, 10/26 – Grade Level Color Day. Here is a link to the grade level color list.

Wednesday, 10/27 Panther Prowl – keep turning in tickets from donations to support our P.E. program and Sherman Lake Camp! In addition to donating, parents may;

1. Watch the Panther Prowl on neighborhood sidewalks but will not participate. See your child’s teacher for your child’s exact route and Prowl time.

2. Volunteer to assist with Panther Prowl organization.

Students are encouraged to wear Panther Colors (blue and white) or Panther Gear on Wednesday (parents can too!). Here is how to order new Panther Threads

Thursday, 10/28 – Mismatch Day

Friday, 10/29Literacy Parade; K-3 students make costumes in the classroom and students in 4th and 5th grade may dress up as their favorite book characters!

Thank you for making Parkwood-Upjohn great!

Mr. Murray

Friday Notes on Thursday, 10/14/21

Dear Panther Families,

Thank you for helping your child grow academically, socially and emotionally by participating in Parent-Teacher Conferences this week. Conferences will continue as scheduled today.

Also, please do not forget that today, Thursday, 10/14/21 and tomorrow, Friday, 10/15/21 are half-days ending at noon.

Finally, thank you to all of those wo have donated to our P.E. and Student Camp programs by participating in the Panther Prowl! Tomorrow is out first raffle prize drawing for students. When students meet fundraising goals for the Panther Prowl they simply cut out the appropriate coupon, fill out the back, and return the ticket to their teachers. Our fundraiser will continue for the next two weeks culminating with the Panther Prowl Walk on October 27th during school.

Thanks for being a Panther,

Mr. Murray

Friday Notes, 10/8/2021

Dear Panther Families,

It was great to see so many of you at our Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by the Parkwood-Upjohn PTO last Friday! Please don’t forget that this Friday, 10/8, is 1/2 day for students that ends at noon.

Next week, our schedule will look different as well as we make time for Parent-Teacher Conferences;

– Thursday, 10/14 is a half-day for students ending at noon

– Friday, 10/15 is a half-day as well

If you have not made plans to conference with your child’s teacher, make sure to do so right away!

Have an excellent weekend,

Mr. Murray

Friday Notes, 10/1/2021

Dear Panther Families,

I hope to see many of you tonight, October 1st, for our outdoor Movie Night sponsored by the Parkwood-Upjohn PTO. Join us from 6:30-8:30 PM behind the school and don’t forget that candy, water, pizza and panther gear will be for sale but admission is free! Also, do note that this is not a drop-off event – all students must be accompanied by an adult. No childcare will be provided.

Here are a few other dates and events to take note of:

October 8th: 1/2 day of school for students. School ends at 12 PM.

October 12th-14th: Parent-Teacher Conferences. Check with your child’s teacher for specific dates and times.

November 8th: Picture Retake Day 

Finally, thank you for making sure not to drop off/have your child arrive at school before 8:44 AM. There is no supervision of students before this time.

Have a fantastic weekend,

Mr. Murray