September 2011

2011 Park View Storytelling Festival

Attributions: 
Joann Kirk, Evelyn Ellsworth
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Cameron Ottesen, Hayley Ottesen, Manuel Escobar, Skylar Cox, and Jordan Cox greet Mrs. Reynolds as the festival begins.
Children enjoy the hayride around the school.
Two beauties strike a pose before buying tickets for the festival.
The flusher is a favorite activity. Seeing teachers, parents and friends get flushed is exhilarating.
Serious golfing buddies at play.
Who will be the winner of the Cake Walk?
Mrs. Tanner encourages a student to make a good toss.
The festival provided many exciting activities for all ages.
Karaoke was a new favorite event at the festival this year.
Each class chose a book and ...
Parents and students donated items symbolizing the book, then ...
Baskets were created to be auctioned off at the festival.
Mrs. Reynolds tops off the event by being flushed.
Thanks to the PTA for their support in making 2011 Rock n Read Festival a success.

On Saturday, September 24, Park View friends gathered for their annual Storytelling Festival. This year’s theme was “Rock and Read.” Students were treated to exciting activities such as face painting, hayrides, karaoke, photo booth, the bounce house and of course, the famous Flusher. Each class was responsible for creating a basket representing their favorite book. Students gathered items to donate to their basket, which was then auctioned off to the highest bidder.

PTA president, Vanessa Schmidt said, “It was a very successful event, raising money which in turn goes to the school.” Shannon Flippin commented, “It was fabulous!”

Park View would like to thank the PTA for the many hours spent on behalf of our school and thank parents for supporting this activity. All proceeds are used by the school to improve instruction for our children.

Parent’s Homework Night Held at Park View Elementary

Attributions: 
Mrs. Reynolds and Joann Kirk
Mrs. Lundell teaches parents about 1st grade homework expectations
Mrs. Doxey and parents become a team
Mrs. McAllister teaches parents how to help their child complete homework

 

“Do you have homework tonight?” is a question parents often ask their children. “Will you help me?” often follows.

Park View Teachers wanted to assist parents in supporting their children and give them tools to create a positive experience as they do assigned homework. Homework Night was held on September 8, 2011 to accomplish this goal.

Mrs. Reynolds, the principal of Park View, stated, "I chose to do a Homework Night to bridge a gap between parents, teachers, and students. Often parents are frustrated because they do not know how to help their children master math strategies taught currently in classrooms. Instruction has evolved so much since parents learned such concepts as multi-digit addition or long division. Also, parents want to help their children read better, with more fluency, accuracy and expression, but they are not sure how to accomplish this. My hope is that Homework Night gave them ideas that will enable parents to help their children make doing homework a positive experience for all involved."

Parents were very excited about Homework Night. One parent commented, “It was very helpful to receive practical tips on simple things I can do with my students.” Another remarked, “I liked being able to ask the teacher questions about homework. It was helpful to learn exactly what the teacher expects from homework. This was a helpful evening.” Many parents expressed a desire to have more of these evenings throughout the year.

Teachers and parents, working as a team, can enhance the educational experiences and opportunities for our youth.