Calendar

Ongoing PTA Events

Mondays 8:30am – Monday Morning Coffee
Join us in the main hall by the office for a cup of coffee to start the week.

Wednesdays 8:30-10:30am – Cut ‘N Chat 
Are you interested in getting to know other parents at Parkwood? Can you cut, assemble, copy, color, copy, glue, staple & trace for teachers? Woudl you like to lighten the load of some of our amazing PW teachers? Then you will love Cut & Chat! We, a cool group of parents, meet on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10:30am at the school. Come when you can and for as long as you can. We always need more helpers and friends. Contact Rebecca Brittle: rebecca@rebeccabrittle.com with questions or for a tour.

Monthly – Grounds Clean Up
Skip your Friday evening or Saturday morning workout & get ready for an hour or two per month to help make & keep the Parkwood grounds weed free! Bring your own tools & help us week, cut, sweep and beautify while the kids play. See below for specific dates and times.

September 2017

September 6th & 11th at 8:40am in the gym – Tea & Tissues
This informal gathering happens on the first and second day of school. It provides an opportunity for parents of Kindergarteners (and anyone else!) who would like a little support as they send their youngster off for their first day of school.

September 18th – Enrichment Program flyers are being sent home
The Parkwood PTA offers various after school activities and programs. The fall programs include Soccer, Basketball, Taekwondo, Drama, Improv Comedy, Pottery, Computer Game Design, Legos Pre-engineering, Math Club, Cooking, Chess, Spanish and Mandarin. Check your student’s backpack mail and our e-blasts in September for more information. Click here to learn more about scholarships.

September 15th – United Way Day of Caring
On September 15th the school participates in this event organized by the United Way. A group of outside volunteers will take on some important projects. Last year over 100 volunteers from Microsoft came and helped make the school ‘look good’.

September 26th – Curriculum Night 
5:30-6:30pm – Arrive early for the PTA “Meet & Greet’

Arrive early for curriculum night and learn about what the PTA is doing and the different ways you can get invlved at the school whether it be through the PTA or in some other way.
6:30-7:30pm – Curriculum Night
The school hosts an evening for parents to talk with their child’s teacher, see their child’s classroom, and most importantly learn what they will be studying that year and what the expectations are for student and parents.
7:00-8:00pm – PTA General Meeting
Following curriculum night please join us in the library to learn more about the Parkwood PTA and how you can be involved. Everyone welcome!

September 21st – Fall Fundraiser Kick Off
The PTA fall fundraiser will kick off on September 21st. We invite all families to consider giving back to Parkwood during our Fall Giving Campaign so that we can provide grants to each classroom teacher, support fieldtrips, and offer scholarships for our wonderful afterschool programs. We count on you, so that teachers and the school can count on us!

El 25 de septiembre / September 25th, 8:45-9:45am & 1:45-2:45pm – Cafecitos in Room 27 (the old parent center)
Cafecitos: café, meriendas y conversaciones. !Tu estas invitado! Será Jueves el 25 de septiembre. Los enfoques de esta reunión son: *!Decir bienvenidos!, llegar a conocernos, y dar respuestas a sus preguntas. Hay dos oportunidades venir:  8:45-9:45 a.m o 1:45-2:45 p.m. La reunión será en el salón #27, al lado de la oficina central (El ano pasado fue nombrado El centro de los padres o “The Parent Center”).

October 2017

October 10, 6:30pm in the gym – Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Night
D.O.G.S. stands for “Dads of Great Students” and we welcome all dads, grandpas, uncles and other father figures to come see what this wonderful program is all about. More information can also be found here.

October 12th, 7:00-8:30pm – PTA Board Meeting in the Parkwood Library
Everyone is welcome. Please join us to learn how you can help the PTA make Parkwood a better place!

October 13th – Non-Student Work Day

October 18th-20th – 6th Grade Camp
All 6th grade students attend Outdoor Education Camp in 6thgrade. Parkwood students
attend Camp Seymour, an excellent facility in Gig Harbor, WA.

October 25th – Internet Safety Night

October 31st, during the school day – Move-A-Thon
Each year the school hosts a Move-A-Thon on Halloween during school hours to get the kids up and moving and to raise money for field trips and teacher projects. Please keep an eye out for pledge forms in your child’s backpack mail.

November 2017

November 8th, Veteran’s Day Assembly

November 9th, Non-Student Work Day

November 10th, No School – Veteran’s Day

November 16th, 7:00-9:00pm- PTA Board Meeting in the Parkwood Library
Everyone is welcome. Please join us to learn how you can help the PTA make Parkwood a better place!

November 17, Harvest Festival School Dance
It’s become a tradition to gather our school community every year in November for our annual Harvest Festival school dance, hosted by a Parkwood family at the school gym.

November 23-24 – No school, Happy Thanksgiving!  

December 2017

December 4th, Non-Student Work Day

December 14th, 7:00-9:00pm – PTA Board Meeting in the Parkwood Library
Everyone is welcome. Please join us to learn how you can help the PTA make Parkwood a better place!

December 19th, Holiday Assembly

Food Drive
Parkwood PTA participates in the Shoreline Council PTA Food Drive and collects food and cash donations for families in need.

January 2017

January 11, 7:00-9:00pm – PTA Board Meeting in the Parkwood Library
Everyone is welcome. Please join us to learn how you can help the PTA make Parkwood a better place!

January 12, Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly 

January 16, 7:15 p.m., Instrumental Concert

February 2017

February 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Heritage Night
Heritage Nights is a celebration of the diversity of cultures at Parkwood. Everyone is invited to bring a favorite cultural or family dish and there is a variety of cultural entertainment and decorations.

Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator Awards
These are PTA awards that recognize outstanding volunteer service to Parkwood and to recognize outstanding contributions by teachers and staff.

February 19-23 Mid-Winter Break

March 2017

March 7th, 6:00 p.m. 6th Grade Transitional Night

March 8, 7:00-9:00pm – PTA Board Meeting in the Parkwood Library
Everyone is welcome. Please join us to learn how you can help the PTA make Parkwood a better place!

March 16, 8:00 a.m., Volunteer Breakfast

March 23, Parkwood Musical!

April 2017

April 11, 6:30 p.m., Science Night

April 12, 7:00-9:00pm – PTA Board Meeting in the Parkwood Library
Everyone is welcome. Please join us to learn how you can help the PTA make Parkwood a better place!

April 16-20 Spring Break

April 26, PTA Recognition Dinner 

April 30, Dia del Nino Night

May 2017

Teacher & Staff Appreciation, May 7 – May 11
Each year, the first full week of May is national teacher appreciation week. At Parkwood we treat our teachers & staff with a special something each day of the week to show our appreciation. Check your backpack mail for details.

May 10, 7:00-9:00pm – PTA Board Meeting in the Parkwood Library
Everyone is welcome. Please join us to learn how you can help the PTA make Parkwood a better place!

May 24, Instrumental Concert, 7:15 p.m.

June 2017

June 1, Talent Show
Parkwood has TONS of talent and our annual talent show provides an opportunity for children to sing, to dance, put on a skit, play an instrument, etc. It is always loads of fun!

June 1, Silent Auction & Basket Raffle
Leading up to our annual talent show, the PTA hosts its spring fundraiser, a silent auction and basket raffle! A fun way to find some great treasures!

Parkwood Yearbook Sales
A group of dedicated parents is working hard each year to produce a yearbook gathering the photographic memories from the school year. The yearbook is available for purchase toward the end of the school year in May/June and more likely than not your student will want a copy.

June 16 – Community Garage Sale
The Parkwood PTA is hosting it’s annual Community Garage Sale on the Parkwood School Grounds to benefit 6th grade camp. If you want to participate and sell your treasures, hand-crafted goods, books and more, you need to register by June 1st!

June 22, Last Day of School