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Principal's Corner

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

Welcome to Parkwood Elementary - An International Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence!  We are proud to be the only school in the state of NC to receive this designation.  

This year will be continue to focus on the integration of the habits into our daily routines and daily instruction with the addition of the final six habits:

Thinking Flexibly, Creating, Imagining and Innovating, Responding with Wonderment and Awe, Taking Responsible Risks, Finding Humor, and Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

We will be hosting a parent book study utilizing Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits of Mind.  If you are interested in participating, please contact me directly at  

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be provided 1:1 devices this year.  They also will continue with implementation of AVID strategies.  

We are excited about the school year and invite you to participate in our school by joining our PTO and/or volunteering.  

Ms. Perozzi and I look forward to another great year at PES!