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Poet Kalli Dakos to Visit Parnall Elementary

Three Parnall kindergarten students placed at the annual Jackson District Library poetry contest.  In addition to those students being recognized at Parkside Middle School, visting poet Kalli Dakos will speak to all kindergarten classrooms on Thursday, April 24.

 

After writing two thousand poems about life in elementary school classrooms and twenty years of research in North American schools, Kalli Dakos believes she has discovered the most dynamic teaching method of all time.

 

"We spend a fortune on technology, textbooks, and testing," says Dakos, "but none of these have the power of old-fashioned imaginative play to pull children into reading, writing, and other academic subjects."  "When we operate from within the spirit of childhood," says Dakos, "we have our greatest power as educators."

 

Dakos is a reading specialist and the author of the best-selling children’s books If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand, The Goof Who Invented Homework, and The Bug in Teacher’s Coffee, all Children’s Choice Selections from the International Reading Association.


Click Here to View Video of Kalli Dakos

Poetry Contest Winners: (L to R) Kayleigh Rice, Mrs. Moore, Mason Becker, and Mckenzie McCluskey



Kindergarten Round-Up is coming soon!
Parent meetings:  March 26 at 10:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

This meeting is for parents only.  You will be given enrollment papers, information about Kindergarten Round-up, and first opportunity to schedule your Round-up appointment!  Please come at the time that works best for you.


Kindergarten Round-Up: April 15, 16 & 17  at Parnall Elementary 
After March 26, you may call the Parnall Elementary School Office to schedule an appointment.  Enrollment packets will be available in the office after March 26.  Call 517-817-4705 to schedule a Round-Up appointment.

Parents Survivor Guide for Kindergarten Round Up


Parnall Elementary School

3737 Lansing Avenue                                    Lorri LM McAlpine, Principal
       Jackson, MI 49202                                        lorri.mcalpine@nwschools.org

           517-817-4705
           517-784-0643

                                                                                                                                                                           



 
Calendar for Parnall School 2013-2014 

August 28             Open House (Elementary)          5:30-7:00 p.m.
September 2         Labor Day – No school
September 3         Kindergarten Orientation            9:15 a.m. 
                            ½ Day for First and Second Grade
September 13       Early Release
September 23       Picture Day
September 27       Early Release
October 11            Early Release
October 31           Halloween Parties & Parades
November 1           Early Release
November 6          Picture Re-take Day
November 12         Conferences                             4:00-8:00 p.m.
November 14         Conferences                             4:00-8:00 p.m.
November 15         Early Release
November 25        ½ Day/PMConferences               1:30-3:45 p.m.
November 26        ½ Day/PM Records Day
November 27        ½ Day/PM No School
November 28-29   Thanksgiving-No School Students & Staff
December 20        ½ Day Students/PM No School
December 23        Winter Break starts
January 6             Return to School
January 17            Early Release
January 20           No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 31           Early Release
February 14         Valentine Parties – See Classroom News for times
February 14          Early Release
February 17          No School – President’s Day!
February 27          Conferences                             4:30-7:00 p.m.
February 28          Early Release
March is Reading Month!
March 2                Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
March 10               ½ Day/Records Day
March 11                ½ Day/Records & Work Day
March 26              Kindergarten Round Up Parent Meeting
                                     10:00 a.m. or   5:30 p.m.
March 28              Half Day – Students & Staff
March 31-April 4   Spring Break
April 7                  Return to school
April 15-17            Kindergarten Round Up
April 18                 No School
April 22                Earth Day
April 24                Smiles on Wheels Make-Up
April 25                Early Release
May 5-7                Mobile Dentist
May 9                    Early Release
May 23                  Early Release
May 26                  No School-Memorial Day
June 5                   ½ Day/PM Work Day
June 6                   ½ Day-Last Day!
 
*There are tentative dates and may be adjusted in order to fulfill required days and hours of instruction.  Hearing and Vision screening dates are yet to be determined.
 
          Student Day                    8:30 a.m. – 3:42 p.m.
                        Half Day                      8:30 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.
                        Early Release               8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
 
Computer Sites for
Parnall Families
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This site can be accessed by using the following:

Username: nwschools
Password: parnall


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Your child has a unique username and password.  If you need this information, please email our computer lab aide, Heather Church, at heather.church@nwschools.org

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