Snowflake Dance Tickets Selling Fast

Are you ready for the Snowflake Dance coming up next week Friday – on Feb. 6 from 7-9 PM?

All ticket holders will be contacted via their purchase email address to schedule child face painting or glitter tattoo sessions. Appointments will be scheduled ahead to minimize wait times.

Ms Ayron’s 6th Graders will be hosting a fundraiser for their 6th grade trip. They’ve arranged for a professional photographer to capture a portrait of your family for a $10 minimum donation. (Cash only, please. Photos will be posted to the private Snowflake Dance Shutterfly site in the days following the event.)

DJ Josh will be spinning the dance tunes in the gym and we will have a light show, face painting, glitter tattoos, snacks, water, hot cocoa and more.

All tickets will be sold in advance: $5 per adult and $5 per child. Everyone must have a ticket to allow us to pay for this fun-filled event. Click here to order your tickets today – your PayPal receipt will be your ticket into the event! Only 50 tickets remain!

More Snowflake Dance details can be seen on our promotional poster here.

Valentine's Day Flowers for SaleMs. Sandy’s class would like to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day! Send carnations to your valentine or special Park Road Staff Member while helping us raise funds for our class field trip. Look for the pink flyers in your student’s backpack or get a copy here. on the Park Road website. The ordering deadline is Thursday, Feb. 5. Flowers will be delivered to the classrooms on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Please feel out the order form and send cash or check made out to Park Road Montessori STORE. One carnation $2, three Carnations $5, six carnations $9, and twelve carnations $20.

Please contact Abbey He with any questions.

PRMCares: Thank You Park Road! As always, Park Road families step up! It’s not even February yet and our volunteer events are full! Wow. If you are interested in being back-up in case anyone has to cancel for our Ronald McDonald cleaning-crew event on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 1-3 p.m., please email prmresource@gmail.com to let us know. Thank you!
Jump Rope for Heart: Way to Go PRM Families!
jrfhFrom Coach Strait: Thank you so much for your participation in Jump Rope for Heart! Our school is on track to surpass our donation goal because of your hard work.

Please keep in mind we will turn in donation packets during the second week of February: February 9-13. If you are collecting donations online, then there is nothing to turn in! Also keep in mind our school will not receive the prizes on the back of the donation packet. Every child will receive a jump rope for participating in their class’s JRFH event (which will take place next week during your child’s PE class). If you wish to attend your child’s PE class and share in the JRFH event, feel free to email Coach Strait for their PE time. Thanks again for all your support!

School Yearbooks On Sale Now! Preordering for the 2014-15 PRM school yearbooks is now available. You must preorder your yearbook as we will not order extras to sell later. Cost for a yearbook is $15. You may return the paper order form that will come home with your student or order online. (Please read the online ordering instructions carefully.)

Have candids to submit from class activities or school events? Please upload them to this Box.com website. (You may have to set up a free account to access the link, but it’s quick and simple.) Please file your photos accordingly (folders are already set up to make your uploads simple and quick): by teacher or by event (in the School Events, Clubs, Groups, Specials folder). If you cannot find the appropriate folder, please feel free to create a new folder or place them (well-labeled) in the Other folder. Thanks!

It's Not Too Late to Get a New PRM Water Bottle or Magnet Sport a PRM translucent green water bottle during your workout! They are the perfect size to tote along or put in a lunchbox. New and improved Park Road Montessori car magnets are also still available! Items are in the office for purchase. Waterbottles are $10, magnets are $5 – cash (exact amount) or check (made out to PRM PTO) only please.
Parents Can Weigh In On Task Force's Schedule Suggestions The CMS School Time Task Force has presented their recommendations (1- Eliminate the 4:15 dismissal, 2- Return teacher planning time by going back to a shorter elementary day, and 3- Move high schools to a later start time) to CMS administration. The recommendations developed from survey data gathered last spring from teachers, parents, and students. An internal CMS work group is now researching those recommendations and will present their findings to the school board in February.

You may let the school board and CMS administration know your thoughts regarding current and proposed school schedules by emailing members at:

Thelma Byers-Bailey; Eric C. Davis; Mary T. McCray; Timothy S. Morgan; Rhonda Lennon; Tom Tate; Paul Bailey; Ericka Ellis-Stewart; Anne Clark

In addition, the task force has put together a petition, which parents can check out.

Check Out the New Reading Programs in the Media CenterThe Media Center is a busy place!
– The Media Center is promoting a reading incentive program for the Upper El called “Reading Rules.” The program is very simple and easy to do. Students read six different genres and do a short summary of each book. All materials are provided to the students; the only thing needed is the desire to be a part of the Reading Rules Celebration that will take place on May 7, 2015.

– We are excited to announce that we have acquired a wonderful new database and research site for our students called Pebble Go. The target audience is K-3, but all students can use it. It is an informational website that is chocked full of interesting facts on a variety of subjects. This site is unique as students can either have the selection read to them or they can read it themselves. I have used this with our Lower El students. They are familiar with the program and love it. The URL is www.pebblego.com. Username: parkroad (all lowercase and no spaces.) Password: read

– Our Kindergarten students are enjoying coming to the library to learn computer skills. They are using a program called Starfall, which focuses on reading. It is a great website that introduces letter sounds, phonics and blending sounds into words. It is an extensive program and students have the ability to access this at home with an Internet connection. The URL is Starfall.com, no username or password required.

– Check out the Reading Rules information and other fun websites, including Pebble Go and Starfall, by going to our Media Website. Programs work best in browsers other than Internet Explorer.

– FYI, here are our circulation statistics by grade level from September to December: PreK: 662; K: 650; 1st: 580; 2nd: 543; 3rd: 669; 4th: 325; 5th: 281; 6th: 109

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