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Weekly Message 12/11/22

Hello Parkwood Families,

This is your principal, Ms. Fearrington with your weekly message.  I want to thank all of our Parkwood parents that came to our Literacy Night on Thursday!  It was so good to see our families and have them spend time with all of us at Parkwood.  Here are a few reminders and some important information as we head into this week. 

Winter Concert:

Parkwood will host our winter concert hosted by Ms. Lindsay Guaman, our wonderful music teacher on Thursday, December 15th at 6:45.  Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be participating and should arrive by 6:15pm in order to warm up and line up.  They have all been working very hard to deliver an amazing performance.  Concert dress attire is a white shirt and black/navy pants or long skirt.  If you have any questions about the concert, please feel free to email Ms. Guaman at or send a message via Class Dojo.  We hope you will be able to join us in celebrating the holidays!

Winter Break:

Winter Break is fast approaching and I want to make sure that you have all of the proper information to prepare yourself for the school week.  On Tuesday, December 20th all DPS school will have an early release day.  Students will get out of school that day at 12:15pm and all students should be picked up by 12:45pm.  Wednesday, December 21stis a teacher workday, so there will be no school for students that day.  Students are to return to school on Wednesday, January 4th.  Please refer to the district school calendar provided and linked here for important dates.

COVID Protocols and Information:

As we move into the cold and flu season, we have seen an uptick in the number of students that have the flu and it is imperative that if your child is sick that you get them seen immediately.  If your child has a fever and is showing signs or symptoms that are COVID-19 related it is important to keep your child at home to ensure they receive rest and are symptom free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.  If your child has symptoms, please get your child tested to ensure they are not positive for COVID-19 or the flu. 

Carpool Line/Front Lot:

I would like to remind all of our parents that we want the carpool line to go smoothly and that requires all of us to doing our part.  Please remember that the form you received at the beginning of the school year with your students name and number should be used to ensure your student is sent to the carpool line and will be ready for your arrival.  Please scan the QR code and fill out the short form and it will inform the grade level and teacher.  All parents should use the carpool line to pick up their students.  Please avoid parking in the parking lot and walking across the carpool line to pick up your student.  This creates a lot of traffic when our parents are leaving the line to leave the school.  It is very important that you do not enter the lot through the parked cars to pick up your student against the traffic of the carpool line.  All traffic should flow the same out of the parking lot.  Thank you so much for your flexibility and support, we truly appreciate your time and understanding!

There are many ways to stay connected to our community.  Please follow Parkwood Elementary on our Facebook page and website.  Please join the Parkwood PTA!  If you have any questions please visit and/or reach out to Hope Alfaro, our PTA president at

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or need assistance!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and as always Parkwood Panthers…Show PRIDE!


Kimberly Fearrington, Principal