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Summer Book Exchange: Please Remember the Form Remember to gather your gently used books for the Summer Book Exchange. Donations will run through May 29. Collection bins will be outside the office, Room 4, and in the Lower El hallway. The exchange will be held June 2 and 3. For every two books you donate, you get to “shop” for one that you haven’t read to take home. In the past, we’ve had over 3,000 books donated. EVERY Park Road student got to take home at least two books, and we still had some to donate to Sedgefield Elementary.

Fill out this form for EVERY day that you donate books. We will be keeping a tally and want to be able to give credit. If the books are ONLY for donation, please state that on the order form, too. We are in need of helpers for the exchange days as well as setup on Friday, May 29, and June 1 in Room 4. Email Heather Liebler or call 704-341-3800.

A Thank-You to EOG Volunteers Thank you to everyone who has signed up to proctor for the EOG’s! If you are available to volunteer, please sign up for one of more of the assigned slots. We have added an additional training on Tuesday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. Please remember that you must have been through the training and registered as a CMS volunteer (cmsvolunteers.com) to enable you to be a proctor. If you are unable to make this date, please contact Ms. Debbie to arrange an alternate time.

The remaining testing schedule is as follows:
– Wednesday, May 27 – 4,5,6 Reading
– Thursday, May 28 – 4,5,6 Math

*Any 3rd grade student needing to take the EOG Reading Re-test will be notified about that testing schedule once the school has received scores. We appreciate your support. - The Park Road Montessori Administration Team

Summer Watering Help Needed We need help this summer watering classroom gardens, newly planted trees and community vegetable and flower gardens. Vegetables harvested during the summer will be donated to Loaves and Fishes. Email Ms. Charlotte and let her know if you might be able to help.
Bike to School on a Few More Fridays These are the last several Bicycle Fridays remaining in this school year: May 22, 29, and June 5. Join Bethanie, Heidi, and Heather at 8:10 a.m. by the train at Freedom Park; we depart for school at 8:20 am. Bring a parent and leave your pets at home. See you there!
Great Idea! Great Work! From PRMCares: Congratulations on a successful community event, Sophie Gamez and Jamie Hearn. They collected over $140 in donations and tons of dogs beds, toys, and food in just a half hour last Wednesday morning. We are sure the Human Society was grateful! Great idea. Great work.
Join in the Field Day Fun!Thursday, June 11, is Field Day, and VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Please email Coach Strait if you can help that day. Please allow children to wear clothes that can get wet as there will be several water stations. Each individual teacher will decide whether bathing suits are allowed. Also, pack a lunch for Field Day if possible. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria, but the lunch schedule will be off, so packed lunches will be easiest.

The field day schedule is as follows:
10-11:30 a.m.: ALL PRIMARY along with Barbara, Denene, Karen and Cynthia’s classes. The number next to your class is the station you start at. Proceed through the stations numerically.

  • Priti – Station 1
    Maggie – #2
    Jeanne – #3
    Carey – #4
    Ruth – #5
    Amber – #6
    Barbara – #7
    Denene – #8
    Karen – #9
    Cynthia – #10
  • Noon-2:00 p.m.: ALL UPPER EL along with, Ann, Anna, Jenny, Christine, Diane’s classes. The number next to your class is the station you start at. Proceed through the stations numerically.

  • Sandy – Station #1
    Curt – #2
    Ayron – #3
    Christy – #4
    Cecelia – #5
    Michelle – #6
    Ann – #7
    Anna – #8
    Jenny – #9
    Christine – #10
    Diane – #11
  • We Need YOU! Join the PTO Board!The PTO is looking for a few good men and women (parents or teachers, grandparents or guardians!) to fill the roles of Vice President (President-Elect), Secretary, Fundraising Chair, and Social/Community Chair. Plus, we have plenty of committee work to pull off the amazing events and services we provide! Consider donating some of your time and talent to the school by serving in a PTO Board or Committee position.

    To get an idea of the different types of fund-raising, social/community, and communication sub-committees we offer, please see the current listing! As a volunteer body, we are always open to new ideas if you don’t see a committee that is of interest and fills a need!

    Please email Jill Goodrich if you have questions or would like to volunteer for an Executive Officer or committee position! Give Back! Be Involved! Volunteer!!!

    Get Ready to Splash into Summer with Digital LearningSchool will end in June, but the learning can continue even during the summer. Students can enrich math skills, expand reading levels, and explore new places using free digital tools provided by the district including Dreambox, Compass, Raz Kids and Discovery Education. Stay tuned for more information on how your kids participate in the Summer Learning Blitz.
    Ms. Jocelyn Offers a Boot Camp and a Summer Fitness CampUpper El Assistant Jocelyn Hightower, owner of JHigh FitBiz – a Health Coaching and Wellness business, is offering two upcoming programs. Email Jocelyn Hightower for more information.

    Boot Camp – Combine a half-hour squats workout with a half hour of yoga from 9 to 10 a.m. on June 6. Get the details here.

    Summer Fitness Camp – This program is a mini Speed, Agility and Conditioning camp this summer for rising 4th graders and above. Get the details on times, days and cost here. Work hard, stay in shape, and learn team work skills.

    Did You Remember to Make Your Marathon Donation? Our Montessori Marathon runners reached their goals, and we want to finish strong, too. Online contributions are still being accepted here. One of our goals is to have as many families participate as we can – any amount is appreciated! These funds go back to the classrooms so the teachers can supply our classrooms with updated and new material.
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