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Get your Parkway School Stickers ($1) and Magnets ($3) in the main office while they last!
 
Parkway Report Card District Snapshot
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Basketball Tournament Results - Parkway Proud of Both Teams



Parkway’s basketball teams played the final games of the season Thursday evening at WHS. Both games were played against the teams from Hardin Park and both went in to overtime. The Parkway girls came out victorious with a final score of 18-16. The boys game went in to double overtime and, sadly, the final score was 58-46 with Hardin Park on top. We are proud of our two teams for the great season they have had. They have represented our school well. The coaches and teams would like to thank all the fans for supporting them throughout the season and especially in the tournament games last week and this week. A special congratulations goes out to Coach Schmal and the girls team for an undefeated season. The girls finished with a 16-0 record and the boys finished with a 12-4 record. ​
 


                              

Informational Meeting
Watauga Middle
School Baseball

 
Watauga County Middle School baseball tryouts will be on Monday (Feb 15) and Tuesday (Feb 16) from 3:30-5:30, if we are in school.  If we are out of school, tryouts will be the first two days we are in school.  If weather is nice, tryouts will be at the Parks and Rec Optimist Field.  If the weather is bad, tryouts will be at Hardin Park gym and tennis shoes will be required to participate on the gym floor.  Bus transportation from school will be provided to tryouts.  Parents must be responsible for picking students after tryouts are over each day.  A current physical (within the last 365 days) is required for tryouts. A student must have passed at least all but one less of the core classes taken the previous semester. They must have been in attendance at least 85% of the previous semester.
The games are still being scheduled and the completed schedule will soon be posted. Information will be posted on the Hardin Park website under athletics. If we have changes or cancellations due to weather (or other circumstances) the information should be posted on the main page of the Hardin Park website. Other schools are welcome to pull that information to post on their website.
 



Parkway Spirit Days
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in February

Friday, February 19th:  Parkway School Spirit Day!  

    Wear your Parkway School gear or your Parkway blue!

 

Friday, February 26th:  Twin Friday!  

    Get with a friend (or group of friends) and dress alike!

 
Current Needs
TUTORS:  Our Parkway reading program has a need for reading tutors for second grader students. Training will be provided and all plans are prepared for you. The only requirements are a love for children and reading. This is a wonderful opportunity to impact the life of a child through a one on one relationship and see terrific progress in reading. The training will be on Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00. The tutoring sessions will run from Monday, February 8 through Wednesday, May 4 from 8:00-8:50. If you are interested, please email or call Mrs. Campbell at campbells@watauga.k12.nc.us or 264-3032.
SCHOOL GARDEN NEEDS:  Mr. Tidyman is now collecting 3- and 5-gallon containers for spring planting. Bakeries often have empty containers of these sizes they will donate if you just ask. We are also accepting coffee grounds to add to our compost pile. Local coffee shops sometimes have these out for customers to pick up at no charge. Mr. Tidyman is also collecting clementine boxes to use for seedlings. We will gladly accept your donations!
Battle of the Books Competition Volunteers Needed:  Our annual Battle of the Books competitions for students in 4-5 and 6-8 are just around the corner and we need volunteers to help out! The 4th and 5th grade competition is scheduled for Monday, March 7th and the 6th-8th grade competition is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8th. If you are interested in helping with either competition (or maybe both!) please take a minute to copy and paste the following link and fill out the very short form. Lunch and snacks are provided free of charge to all volunteers. Here is the link: http://goo.gl/forms/sKUO0khxFj



Children's Dental Health

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is one of the top chronic infectious diseases among children in the U.S. About 60 percent of children will have had tooth decay at some point by age five. More than 50 million school hours are missed every year by school-aged children in the U.S. due to dental visits or problems. Here are some ways to reduce your children’s risk of tooth decay: -Sugary foods and drinks should be consumed with meals. Saliva production increases during meals and helps neutralize acid production and rinses food particles from the mouth. -Limit between-meal snacks. If children crave a snack, offer them nutritious foods. -If your children chew gum, make it sugarless. -Chewing sugarless gum after eating can increase saliva flow and help wash out food and decay-producing acid. -Monitor beverage consumption. -Instead of juices or soft drinks all day, children should also choose water and low-fat milk. -Help your children develop good brushing and flossing habits. Brush teeth two times a day for two minutes each time. -Schedule regular dental visits twice a year. ​



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Fifth Grade Fund Raiser
Fifth Grade Fund Raiser Fifth grade students will be selling Krispy Kreme Value Cards and Certificates from January 25-February 5 to raise funds for Sound to Sea. Anyone interested in purchasing Krispy Kreme cards may send money to school to the attention of the 5th grade teachers. Value cards will be $16 and Certificates will be $8. The cards will have various coupons and discounts for Krispy Kreme and certificates are good for one dozen original glazed donuts. ​



Spring Showcase/Shooting Stars Auditions
Image result for free clip art + performing clip artSpring Showcase/Shooting Stars Auditions Auditions for Parkway’s school talent show (Spring Showcase) and Watauga Education Foundation’s talent show (Shooting Stars) will be held on Tuesday, February 16 with a make up date of February 23, if needed. Information packets will be available for students to pick up from Ms. Klass beginning next week The first round of auditions will be held here at school and Spring Showcase will be on Thursday evening, March 10. Students who proceed to the next round of auditions for Shooting Stars will audition on Saturday, March 12. Shooting Stars will be held on Friday, May 6. Visual Art entries are due to Mrs. Boswell by February 25. ​

Information plus Application Form for Spring Showcase & Shooting Stars
Visual and Performing Arts Schedule and Guidelines​
SHOOTING STARS 2016 PERFORMING ARTS PARTICIPANT PERMISSION SLIP 

SHOOTING STARS 2016 PERFORMING ARTS ENTRY FORM 

 

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From now until March 18th, students may enter to win a giant chocolate Easter bunny by collecting box tops.  Each set of 25 box tops turned in earns you one chance to win!
 



If you are buying seeds for your garden, please consider purchasing them from 
Sow Tree Seed by May 31, 2016 to help raise funds for Parkway’s Lettuce Learn school gardening project!
For every seed packet you buy through Sow True Seed, they will donate 25% of the sale price to Parkway’s Lettuce Learn project. You can help raise funds for our school gardens while supporting sustainable agriculture and heirloom seed preservation.
 
Simply order from Sow True Seed in one of the following ways (excludes books and gift certificates):
1.       Browse their website – http://www.sowtrueseed.com - and add all your favorites to your shopping basket. At the checkout enter the CODE Parkway2016 in the Promo Code box and they’ll give back 25% of your seed packet order to Parkway.
2.       Call Sow True Seed at 828-254-0708 to place your order. Request a printed seed catalog or browse online and place an order over the phone. Make sure you start by stating the CODE Parkway2016 to the sales representative and they’ll give back 25% of your order to Parkway.
3.       In-Store - Visit the store at 146 Church Street, Asheville NC. Tell the sales staff the CODE Parkway2016 and they’ll give back 25% of your order to Parkway.
 
A print or downloaded copy of the Sow True Seed catalog can be requested at this link - https://sowtrueseed.com/request-print-catalog
 
Based in Asheville, NC Sow True Seed offers exclusively open-pollinated, non-hybrid, untreated seed that remains  true-to-type when saved and replanted. Sow True Seed is devoted to sustaining the ecological wisdom embodied in seed handed down from generation to generation.
 
Thanks for supporting the Parkway Lettuce Learn School Gardening project and sustainable agriculture and heirloom seed preservation!
 




More information                                Registration



Kindergarten Orientation Dates

We will have orientation for the 2016-2017 kindergarten class on April 28 and 29, 2016. Children who will turn 5 on or before August 31, 2016 are eligible to enroll. We will have two sessions for in-coming kinders and their parents on both days. Registration packets will be available for pick up in March, but you can go ahead and call Mrs. Gragg in the main office to add your child’s name to the list for orientation.  
 



High School Registration Continues for Eighth Grade Students

 Parents, check in with your 8th grade students about their progress on their 4-year plan for high school. They need to follow the directions provided in their manila envelope called "Directions for 4-year Plan" to add the "class" to their google classroom. They can work on their plan at home or in Mr. Tidyman's class, but it needs to be submitted or "turned in" by February 19th, 2016. Call or email Mrs. Hodges with any questions.
 

SignUpGenius
for 8th grade Parent "Fund Raiser Volunteers"


8th grade students who would like to participate in the spring trip to Washington, D. C. need to be sure they have turned in their signed "Interest Form" to Mr. Reed by Monday, October 5.  The initial deposit of $50 is also due Monday.
 Parents of 8th grade students can sign up to help with fund raising opportunities via the SignUpGenius link above.  The more people who help with fund raising efforts the more successful they will be!
 


$  Online School Payments (OSP)
Parkway School is pleased to announce that fees of several varieties can now be paid online. Please visit the Parkway School website and look for the “Online School Payments for Parkway” tab. Once there, you simply select the items you want to purchase and each will be put into a cart. After completing your selections, assign each item to a student or students, create your account, and pay. Parents with multiple students at Parkway can pay for items for those students in a single transaction. Please note, there is a 4% fee added to each transaction as well as a $.35 transaction fee charge for each transaction.
Please contact Renea Reed at Parkway School if you have any questions @ 264-3032. ​

ART CLUB
Parkway's Art Club is ready to begin!  Our first meeting will be Monday, October 12.  Art Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 2:30-3:15.  Please see Mrs. Boswell for a permission slip.  Art Club is for Middle School students in good academic standing.  Students must have turned in a permission form to Mrs. Boswell and have transportation home worked out prior to staying for Art Club.
 
Improving Parkway School: Parent Survey

2015-2016 Classroom Supply List: K - 4 5 - 8

Remember 8th grade parents - no need to purchase a book bag for your child, this will be provided as part of Watauga County Schools' 1 to1 Technology Initiative.
 

 
 
Strategic Plan Survey Link

The Watauga County School system invites you to participate in the development of its new
strategic plan. We want the this plan to be a useful working document and we know it will be stronger if it reflects broad community input. Whether you're a student, a parent or guardian of a student, an employer, or simply a Watauga resident with no direct connection to local schools, we are your public school system and welcome your comments.
An online survey is available through the
Watauga County Schools website. Click on the link for Strategic Plan Survey Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott is also glad to come and speak about the plan and
gather input from civic and business organizations, church groups, others. Call 828-264-7190 to request a presentation.
 





Don't forget to register your Food Lion card so the school receives rewards. School Code:




Reminder: Students who eat lunch at the reduced rate, as well as students who are approved for free lunch, are able to eat breakfast at no cost.


 
New online spirit wear shop where you can order products that say "Parkway School," etc. T-shirts, sweatpants, shorts, book bags - whatever. You can also personalize the items with your title and/or name and it is available 24/7. My Locker, Parkway School Patriot Apparel Shop

 

 

 

 
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