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Weekly Message for the Week of 4/5/21

Good evening Parkwood Community,

As a reminder, we are going to be able to offer weekly COVID-19 testing to our students and staff through Ottendorf Labs LLC.  This will be a huge help in identifying asymptomatic cases in our school community and slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Parents only need to fill out the consent form once.  Students who have consent will be tested weekly on campus.  To register a student and provide parental consent, please visit https://ottendorf-lab.com/dps/.  It is not a requirement for in-person students to be tested; it is just highly encouraged. 

Third quarter report card grades were posted for all students in the Parent Portal last Friday, April 9.  If you have not already, please review your child’s grades and celebrate all of their successes!  If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please reach out to your child’s teacher either via email or Class Dojo.

Our third, fourth and fifth grade students will begin to take end-of-year reading and math assessments through our online testing platform, MasteryConnect.  These assessments will give us valuable information regarding areas of support for all of our students.  We want to make sure to maximize our instructional time for the remainder of the school year and the data gleaned from these assessments will direct the instructional focus for each child.  The testing window will open on April 16 and it will close on April 27.  Your child’s teacher will be in contact regarding the specific testing schedule for your child’s grade level.

Here are some announcements from our awesome PTA:

April 12 – April 16, 2021: Parkwood PTA Spirit Week: Stay tuned for more information!

April 14: Parkwood PTA General Membership April Monthly Meeting at 6pm via Zoom (details available on DOJO and MemberHub).

April 19, 2021: Dine Out for Parkwood at Sushioki: 4900 NC 55 (behind Starbucks Hwy 55)

April 24: Butter Braid Pastry & Larry’s Coffee Fundraiser: 10am to Noon in the parking lot across from Parkwood United Methodist Church – delicious pastries and coffee for a cause!

For more information, email the PTA at durhamparkwoodpta@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.durhamparkwoodpta.com.

As always, thank you for reading and remember – Parkwood Panthers show PRIDE!

Anna Rusconi, Principal