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PRM is a Focus School for Natl. Walk Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 4th PRM will celebrate National Walk Bike to School Day. PRM has been selected as a focus school for Mecklenburg County for this event.

Meet us at 8 a.m. in Freedom Park by the train prepared to walk, scoot or bike with a parent (please leave pets at home) to school. We will leave Freedom Park by 8:20 a.m.

We encourage families from all over Mecklenburg County to join us for this event. Parking is available at Freedom Park.

Please contact Bethanie Johnson or Heather Ruckterstuhl for more information about this event.

Help Thank Our Teachers & Staff National Teacher /Staff Apprectiation day is coming up on May 3. We will celebrating at PRM for the whole week but need parents and volunteers to help us make the week successful.

We will host lunch for half of the staff on May 2, and the other half on May 3. We will provide a light breakfast on May 4 followed by King of Pops on Friday. Visit the Sigh Up Genius page and sign up to help out or bake something yummy.

Please note that we would like for your children to write note of appreciate this week and deliver to your teachers and other staff they would like to thank.

International Spring Picnic – May 5th - Day-Of Volunteers Needed ISP 2016 Logo Color 350pixelsCalling South America! Is your family from a South American country? This year we have 16 countries represented at the International Spring Picnic, from Asia, North America, Europe, Oceana, and Africa. But NO South America! Won’t you please consider joining the fun? Sign up here for a table. Please contact Priti Aery if you need more information.

Event Notes:
Flag Bullet for ISP-SmallMs. Barbara’s class will be hosting a “Fun Night” from 4:15-6 p.m. on the eve of the ISP (for parents who would like to meet their child at school and go straight to the event.) Click here to sign your child up to attend. This option will be available on a first-come basis.

Flag Bullet for ISP-SmallHosting a booth is fun and easy, just bring some of items of cultural interest, maybe music or recipes to share.

Flag Bullet for ISP-SmallAll students will be able to perform the dances and songs they’ve been working on with Ms. Candace at school.

Flag Bullet for ISP-SmallThank you to everyone who helps make this event possible. If you can volunteer for the picnic, or assist with set up and clean up, please sign up here.

Extra Yearbooks We ended up with a few extra yearbooks this year. They are available now for purchase in the office for $15 (cash only) on a first-come, first-served basis. Enjoy!
The Book Swap Is Coming! Start gathering your gently used books together to trade in for a good collection of books to read this summer. Donations will be accepted May 2-13. The Book Swap helps encourage summer reading. For every two books you donate you get to “shop” for one that you haven’t read to take home with you. In the past we’ve had more than 3,000 books donated. We’d love to top that this year. EVERY Park Road student got to take home at least two books and we still had some to donate to our sister school, Sedgefield Elementary.

  • We need CHAPTER BOOKS — always in high demand and never enough to go around. Harry and Percy are still our most popular requests.
  • Please do not send in board books, Chik Fil A books or any NON-BOOK items.
  • Send in your books accompanied by this form.

The exchange will take place Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 18th. We could use volunteers to help with the “shopping” and with set up on May 13th and May 16th. Please contact Heather Liebler.

Be on the look out for more details in next week’s eBulletin.

Field Day is Fast Approaching! Wednesday, May 11, is Field Day! Students should wear clothes and shoes that can get wet as there will be several water stations. Footwear that can be taken on and off easily is best (flip-flops, Crocs, etc.). Parent volunteers are needed. Contact Abby He if you are willing to help.

Each individual teacher will decide whether bathing suits are allowed. The lunch schedule will be off, so students should pack a lunch if possible. (Lunch will be available in the cafeteria to those who need it.)

The schedule is below. The number next to the teacher’s name is the station the class will start at. Proceed through the stations numerically.

10 – 11:30 AM: ALL PRIMARY along with Barbara, Denene, Karen and Cynthia’s classes.
Ms. Priti – 1, Ms. Maggie – 2, Jeanne – 3, Carey – 4, Ruth – 5, Amber – 6, Barbara – 7, Denene – 8, Karen – 9, Cynthia – 10.

Noon – 2 PM: ALL UPPER EL along with, Ann, Anna, Jenny, Christine, Diane’s classes.
Sandy – 1, Curt – 2, Ayron – 3, Christy – 4, Cecelia – 5, Michelle – 6, Ann – 7, Anna – 8, Jenny – 9, Christine – 10, Diane – 11.

(Please note that the May 11 date differs from what is listed on the school calendar released in the fall.)

EOG Testing Schedule 2016

  • Wednesday, May 25th: 3rd Grade Reading
  • Thursday, May 26th: 3rd Grade Math and 5th Grade Science
  • Friday, May 27th: Teacher Workday
  • Monday, May 30th: Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 31st: Make-Up 3rd Grade Reading and Math, 5th Grade Science
  • Thursday, June 2nd: 4th, 5th, 6th Grade Reading
  • Thursday, June 2nd: 3rd Grade Reading Retest (for students who have not yet met profiency)
  • Friday, June 3rd: 4th, 5th, 6th Grade Math
  • Monday, June 6th – Wednesday, June 8th: Make-Up 4th, 5th, 6th Grade Reading/Math
  • Tuesday, June 7th: 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Test (for students who have not yet met proficiency)

Standing Up For Montessori Teachers Parents within the Charlotte Montessori community are petitioning the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction to recognize Montessori teacher education program credits toward licensure. The goal is to keep credentialed Montessori teachers in the classroom and in our schools, ensuring that our Montessori public programs are authentic and staffed by Montessori credentialed teachers; and, this change would save tax payer dollars.

Read more, and if you support this change, sign here. For any questions, please contact savemontessoriteachers@gmail.com.

Join The 25th Anniversary And Sculpture Committee Did you know that Park Road Montessori — North Carolina’s first public Montessori — will turn 25 next year?! That’s right, PRM will be celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016-17 school year! For some time, parents and teachers have been discussing this upcoming event and now it’s time to form a committee of dedicated people ready to bring the school and the Montessori community together and celebrate!!
In addition to the event itself, teachers and parents have been working on a sculpture design with an artist to commemorate Montessori education. Wait until you see this magnificent piece of art! If you have the time, talent, and passion to lend a hand in the planning and implementation of our 25th anniversary and installation of a Montessori sculpture, please contact Bernice Cutler.
The committee will begin to meet this spring and into the summer months. Don’t wait, this committee needs you!
Two Summer Learning Information Nights Coming Soon Check out the details on the Summer Learning Parent Information Night here. This year we will host 2 informational nights for parents. The dates for the events are April 28 and May 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School. In addition to the CMS Sponsored Summer Programs, we will also have outside Summer Providers and Community Partners there to inform parents about their summer programs.

For additional information, please contact the Extended Day Office at 980-343-3854. Thank you for your help and support.

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