The Staff at PES are spending the day collaborating on instructional practices and planning on exciting things to come for the remaining of the school year!
I am excited to share that our school has recently committed to increase our CHEW program to 22 students. These students will receive weekly bags of food sent home to ensure they receive 3 dinners, 2 lunches, and 2 breakfasts over the weekend. Growing our program will require us to continue to ensure we are able to sustain the resources to purchase or collect the amount of food we need each week. It is hard to imagine how much food we are sending home each week. Below is a picture of the food that will be sent home Friday. The picture doesn't quite do it justice, it is a lot of food!
Our CHEW program is also seeking food donations! If you are able to donate any items there is a list below of food we are accepting on an on going basis. If you know of any business, agency, church, or group that may be willing to do a food drive or put a box out to collect food for us please share this list and help us!
I am so excited to have begun my first lessons in the new year this week! We have hit the ground running in 2016 with lessons on bullying, making a difference, and personal space!
Kindergarten classes started out the week with a lesson from Julia Cook's book 'Personal Space Camp'. After reading and discussing the classes and I are trying out several of the ideas from space camp ourselves...including the hoola hoops you see below!
Second grade students are back for another Froggy and Friend adventure! This time Froggy learns the important lesson of how to 'Tame a Bully', with a few extra safety lessons along the way! After reading and discussing our story students are making their very own bully bugs. I am always so excited to see the creative designs the students come up with. Here are a few from Mrs. Reyes' class.
Fifth grade students and I are reading one of my favorite stories this month, 'ONE', by Kathryn Otoshi. This is a great story with several important lessons to discuss such as standing up to bullying and the power and difference that one person can make.
Check out this great youtube reading that we also watched during our lesson.
The staff of Parkwood came together again yesterday and collected a lot of food for our CHEW program! We are continuing to grow our program. We currently are providing weekend back packs of food to 22 students at PWE every week.
I am so very excited to kick of the NEW YEAR at PES! So many exciting things happened in 2015 at PES. I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store! This week our new buddy to buddy members will be trained and will begin welcoming new students to PES in the coming weeks. Deployment groups will also meet this Friday for January. If you have a student at Parkwood you would like to be in our deployment groups. You can contact me or print out the permission slip off this website under the forms section and send it in to your child's teacher. Classroom guidance lessons for January will begin next week! Check back for more info. about those!
I am the school counselor at Parkwood Elementary School. I am excited to share updates on this blog about guidance activities!