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SUMMER BREAK

Welcome to the Parkway PTA website!

Please check back regularly for up-to-date information about
PTA happenings, programs & events.
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All upcoming Parkway PTA Events and Activities are POSTPONED 

until further notice due to school closure. 

Please note, it is our goal to reschedule as many of these events and activities 

as possible once students return to school. 

We will update you as more information about scheduling becomes available. 

We thank you for your understanding.

Please take good care and "stay-tuned" for updates.

Our best wishes, Parkway PTA Executive Board 

Parkway Families,

We hope this message finds you all well. Our thoughts are with you during this challenging time. This email is sent with care and concern. 

Please know, we do not wish to add to your "to-do" list but hope to offer resources and activities to fill a void should you experience one. 

Below, please find virtual enrichment activities, advice on talking with your child(ren) about the coronavirus and other online resources. 

Of special note, Math Superstars is continuing for students enrolled and anyone who wishes to join. 

Take Good Care, Parkway PTA 

 

Math Superstars is still running. Here's how:
1) Go to Parkway PTA Programs page: https://www.greenwichschools.org/parkway-school/pta/programs
2) Go to Math Superstars
3) Download the right assignments for your child.  There are 25, you can start at the beginning or at week 12 (# of weeks left in the school year.)
4) Email parkwaymathsuperstars@gmail.com to get the grading pages so you can check your child's work. 
5) Email parkwaymathsuperstars@gmail.com with child's name, grade and assignment # when your child completes an assignment and I will keep track of the progress and update the board when we return to school!  I don't need score - just the completed assignment #. 
6) All students who participate receive a certificate and for those who do at least half (or in this case 12) will receive a trophy! 
One note: For those parents who want to go move ahead to next year, you can - but save the sheets to hand in the fall! We are only keeping track of the 2019-20 grade participation
Email Parkwaymathsuperstars@gmail.com with any questions. 
Robin Leader

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Author: Deborah Farmer Kris

Para leer este artículo en español, pulse aquí.

Earlier this week, I overheard my kids engaged in a round of “I heard” and “Did you know?” while they were getting ready for bed.

“I heard that Margaret’s dad has it,” said my six-year-old.

“Did you know that it’s the worst sickness ever?” added my eight-year-old.

Neither statement is accurate, but they were revealing: I had thought my initial conversations with my kids about COVID-19 had been good enough. But with adults, kids at school and the news all hyper-focused on this coronavirus outbreak, my reassuring voice needed to be a little louder. 

A favorite Mister Rogers’ quote ran through my mind: “Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”

So before lights out, we talked. I asked what they had heard about the coronavirus. We got it all out — their questions, their “I heards” and their fears. The rest of the conversation had three themes.

READ MORE: Feeling worried? Here are helpful tips on how your family can de-stress.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

 

Hey Parkway, We sure hope all of you are well! 

Guess what.... The yearbook still needs you! 

Do you accept the "challenge"? 

Show us how you do "Distance Learning"! 

Creativity encouraged.

Send us pictures of you and 

your study-buddies (pets appreciated) or 

your daily uniform (pjs included) or 

an untypical learning location.

Send your pictures to parkwaypictures@gmail.com

Please send First Day of School, Orchestra, Band, Parkway Play, Bingo Night, Math Night, Afters, and pictures taken in the classroom by you or by your teacher 

to parkwaypictures@gmail.com so we can use them in this year's yearbook!!!

 

Yearbooks orders will go open in February the week before break.

 

Thank you for helping make this yearbook amazing!

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS Click the LINK to Join: https://parkwayschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com

 

School Improvement Plan

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Parkway’s updated Strategic Improvement Plan is now available on Parkway’s website

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THE PTA NEEDS YOU!
Volunteering with the PTA is a great way to meet people and get involved in your child's school. There are many opportunities both big and small to join a committee. To review our volunteer openings, please click contact Rachel Smith.

PTA CALENDAR 2019-20

AT-A-GLANCE:

2019-20 Parkway School PTA Calendar is constantly being updated. Check back for updates!

FEBRUARY

2/26 Western Middle School Tour for Parents and Students at 7pm (Details below)

2/28 Parent ALP Nominations due for our current 2nd - 4th grade students (Details below)

 

MARCH

3/1 Girls' Math Academy at Greenwich Academy (Details below)

3/6 School Spirit Day - Wear Parkway gear or our school colors (blue, green and white)

3/6 Greenwich Alliance Trivia Night, 7 - 10pm (Details below)

3/9 Incoming Kindergarten Orientation at 9am in the Cafe (Details below)

3/10 Lockdown Drill at 9:30am

3/11 Early Release for Staff Professional Development, at 1:15pm

3/11 PTA Ice Skating Party (Details TBA)

3/11 GPS Community Service Awards Ceremony, 5 - 6:30 at GHS

3/12 Incoming Kindergarten Orientation (Snow date)

3/12 GPS District Art Show at GHS from 5:30 - 7pm

3/16 - 3/2 Incoming Kindergarten Registration Week

3/18 International Night, 6 - 7:30pm (Details TBA)

3/19 International Night (Snow Date)

3/26 Parkway's Glow Run - PTA Fundraiser!

3/31 Western Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation, 6:30 - 8pm at WMS