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Principal's Corner

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

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Welcome to Parkwood Elementary School - An International Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence! 

We will continue to focus on the integration of the habits into our daily routines and daily instruction.  In addition to the five habits introduced school-wide last year, we will be adding the following habits for the 16-17 school  year:

Striving for Accuracy, Questioning and Posing Problems, Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision, Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations, and Gathering Data Through All Senses. 

We will be hosting a Parent book study utlizing Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits of Mind, with 10 parents participating this fall and 10 in the spring.  If you are interested in joining, please feel free to contact me. 

Our 4th grade students will be provided 1:1 devices this school year, joining our 5th grade 1:1 initiative.  3rd grade students will be learning AVID strategies along with our 4th and 5th grade classes. 

We are excited about the school year and encourage you to join us through participation in the PTO and/or by volunteering. 

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