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Happy Thanksgiving
Parkway Report Card District Snapshot
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Respect + Responsibility = Results

2nd grade students in Mrs. Townsend's class are thankful for many things.  Enjoy their heartfelt expressions of gratitude.

Fifth Grade Students Graduate from the D.A.R.E. Program
Each year our fifth grade students participate in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education.  Classes are taught by our School Resource Officer, Barry Adams.  Officer Adams is a Watauga County Sherriff's Deputy.  D.A.R.E. classes are held weekly for ten weeks.  At the end of the class, students write essays about what they have learned and the top essays are shared at D.A.R.E. graduation.  The winning essays this year were written by  Riley P., Avery M., and Caroline F.

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The next Middle School dance will be from 6-8pm on Friday, December 4th.  The theme chosen by students will be "Glow-in-the-Dark".  Please follow this link for permission slips and very important additional information about the dance.

Cell Phone and Internet Safety Night for Parents  
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Parents are invited to attend an information session on cell phone and internet safety on Friday, December 4, at 6:15 in the Media Center.  Captain Dee Dee Rominger of the Watauga County Sherriff's Department and representatives from various cell phone providers will be here to share information about current cyber challenges facing today's youth and services and features available to help protect children as they use electronic devices.  Pizza, snacks, and childcare will be provided for those in attendance.  Parents of children of any age are welcome to attend.  We hope you will join us!

"Unwrapping the Common Core"

Make your plans now to join us for this event on  Tuesday, December 1st.  The evening will begin with a pizza dinner served from 5-6.  There will be two information sessions for parents to attend.  One session will begin at 5:45 and the other will begin at 6:30.  These information sessions will be about the ELA and Math curriculums to help parents learn more about what our 1st-8th grade students are doing in class each day.

Childcare will be available for school-aged children.

We also have some great door prizes that will be awarded!  Students will bring home forms with more information and we need you to RSVP by November 24 so that we can plan well for food and childcare.

Patriot Pride​5k timed race results

Thank you to all our sponsors and all who participated in our first annual Patriot Pride 5k!  It was a huge success!
Student Council Members

Please support the Parkway Lettuce Learn Garden by donating to our SeedMoney Challenge Grant.  Sunday, November 15 is Launch Day! Our project page will go live between noon and 1pm on November 15. We are competing for a $400 challenge grant and we need your support. The first 75 projects to raise $400 will be awarded an additional $400 challenge grant. Let’s be sure we are in that group of the first 75 projects! All donations will help – small or large – if just 200 families donated $2.00 each we’d make our goal, but we’re hoping for even more! But we’ve got to be fast, so be sure to make your donation on Sunday, November 15 by going to or go to and browse for our project. Be sure to share the link and encourage friends, neighbors and relatives to contribute too! December 15 will be the last day for donations and the winners will be announced on December 22. Thanks for your support!

Keep up to date on Lettuce Learn Garden activities by visiting our blog - we’ve been busy so be sure to check out the new blog post for November! Go to

      Book Fair may be over but you can still purchase books online by just following this link.
Canned Food Drive

We are having a friendly competition between classes that will take place November 20 through December 11.  We are asking classes to bring in any of the following items.
canned meats, fish, fruits, beans
veggies, soups, sauces, etc.
•cereal, granola, oats, oatmeal
•peanut butter, jelly, crackers
•boxed pastas, canned sauces
•dried fruit, canned juices
•dry beans, rice, pasta, soups
•protein/fruit bars, granola bars
The cans of food will be displayed in the media center by homerooms.
There will also be charts in the Media Center to help us keep count of the cans.

Your donations help families right here in our own school.  The food pantry not only supports families by sending home a “meal” in a bag once a week, it also allows teachers to provide hungry children a quick snack.

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From now until December 14, students may enter to win a Christmas present by collecting box tops.  Each set of 25 box tops turned in earns you one chance to win!
Watauga County Schools Christmas Card Competition!
for 8th grade Parent "Fund Raiser Volunteers"

8th grade students who would like to participate in the spring trip to Washington, D. C. need to be sure they have turned in their signed "Interest Form" to Mr. Reed by Monday, October 5.  The initial deposit of $50 is also due Monday.
 Parents of 8th grade students can sign up to help with fund raising opportunities via the SignUpGenius link above.  The more people who help with fund raising efforts the more successful they will be!

$  Online School Payments (OSP)
Parkway School is pleased to announce that fees of several varieties can now be paid online. Please visit the Parkway School website and look for the “Online School Payments for Parkway” tab. Once there, you simply select the items you want to purchase and each will be put into a cart. After completing your selections, assign each item to a student or students, create your account, and pay. Parents with multiple students at Parkway can pay for items for those students in a single transaction. Please note, there is a 4% fee added to each transaction as well as a $.35 transaction fee charge for each transaction.
Please contact Renea Reed at Parkway School if you have any questions @ 264-3032. ​

Parkway's Art Club is ready to begin!  Our first meeting will be Monday, October 12.  Art Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 2:30-3:15.  Please see Mrs. Boswell for a permission slip.  Art Club is for Middle School students in good academic standing.  Students must have turned in a permission form to Mrs. Boswell and have transportation home worked out prior to staying for Art Club.
Improving Parkway School: Parent Survey

2015-2016 Classroom Supply List: K - 4 5 - 8

Remember 8th grade parents - no need to purchase a book bag for your child, this will be provided as part of Watauga County Schools' 1 to1 Technology Initiative.

Strategic Plan Survey Link

The Watauga County School system invites you to participate in the development of its new
strategic plan. We want the this plan to be a useful working document and we know it will be stronger if it reflects broad community input. Whether you're a student, a parent or guardian of a student, an employer, or simply a Watauga resident with no direct connection to local schools, we are your public school system and welcome your comments.
An online survey is available through the
Watauga County Schools website. Click on the link for Strategic Plan Survey Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott is also glad to come and speak about the plan and
gather input from civic and business organizations, church groups, others. Call 828-264-7190 to request a presentation.

Don't forget to register your Food Lion card so the school receives rewards. School Code:

Reminder: Students who eat lunch at the reduced rate, as well as students who are approved for free lunch, are able to eat breakfast at no cost.

New online spirit wear shop where you can order products that say "Parkway School," etc. T-shirts, sweatpants, shorts, book bags - whatever. You can also personalize the items with your title and/or name and it is available 24/7. My Locker, Parkway School Patriot Apparel Shop




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