455 N. Woods Mill Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone (314) 415-8100
January 06, 2006
Parkway 2005 School and District Profiles Now Available OnlineAre you interested in seeing how your school or other schools in the district are doing? You can now view Parkway's 2004-2005 District Profile on the Parkway web site. The profile reflects data and statistics from the 2004-05 school year including: district finances, student enrollment, attendance, graduation, testing results, curriculum offerings, program participation and staffing data. Individual school-by-school profiles are also available, as well as links to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) district "report card." View the 2004-2005 Profile at: http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/profiles/2005/index.cfm
Winter Weather Conditions Can Alter School SchedulesAs we move into the winter season, Superintendent Robert Malito talks to parents about weather-related school closings. Dear Parents, We are moving into that time of year when weather and road conditions may require us to alter our typical school schedules. I want you to know the decision to close our schools or dismiss early is not taken lightly and is made with the safety of our students in mind. It is based on many factors such as road conditions, current and forecasted weather conditions, including temperature, wind, the amount and nature of precipitation (snow/ice) and visibility. I will make every attempt to reach a decision to cancel school by 5 a.m. Any weather-related school closings will be announced through local radio/television and posted on the Parkway web site at www.pkwy.k12.mo.us and on the Parkway snow line (314) 415-SNOW (7669). We encourage parents to develop contingency plans for their children in case school schedules change due to weather. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Sincerely, Robert T. Malito Superintendent
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Parkway Kindergarten Registration Begins February 1The Parkway School District will begin half-day and full-day kindergarten registration for the 2006-2007 school year on Feb. 1, 2006 at all Parkway elementary schools. Students must be five years old before August 1 to enter kindergarten. Bring the following information at the time of registration: - an official birth certificate issued by the Office of Vital Records of the state/country in which the child was born; - the child's social security number; - the child's immunization records; - names and telephone numbers of child's doctor and dentist; - names and telephone numbers of two neighbors/relatives who can be contacted in case of an emergency; and - two proofs of parent/guardian's residency. These documents should contain parent/guardian's name and address. One proof of residency must be a deed/sales contract of residence, contract to lease/rent, or current real estate tax receipt. The other proof of residency should be a current unpaid utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement, employer's record of address, or governmental acknowledgement of address (i.e., Social Security, welfare, voter registration, etc.) Tuition for full-day kindergarten is $3,025 for the 2006-07 school year. A deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration for full-day kindergarten. If more than 23 applications are received for full-day for any school, the school will conduct a random drawing to determine enrollment in the full day program. For more information about Parkway's kindergarten program, please contact Dr. Bonnie Maxey, assistant superintendent at (314) 415-8010. Please contact your local school for registration hours.
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Parkway Students Give Back to the Community during the Holidays
Read about Parkway students who spent their spare time over the past several months helping to make the holidays more special for those in need. Below are just a few stories of students making a difference in the community.
Fifty-five students from Northeast Middle School lifted the spirits of their adopted "grandparents" when they made their annual holiday visit to a nursing home on December 20. The "grandparents" are residents of Creve Coeur Manor nursing home, and the staff there makes sure "adoptive" residents are those who have little or no contact with family and few visitors. Each resident fills out a "wish list" with items that he or she would like for the holiday season. The lists are then given to the middle school, and each fifth hour/home room class adopts a resident. The student council representative for each class helps to organize the collection of money and then the purchase of wish list items. The students also make cards and other handmade items for their "grandparents."
Each Thursday afternoon during the school year, a group of students and teachers at Central High meets after school to knit scarves, mittens, blankets and more for local children. They call it "The Linus Project," and their weekly knitting sessions have introduced a new hobby to many. The scarves, hats and mittens the 25 students and seven teachers have knitted this fall will be donated to the Hosea House for their clients. In the second semester, the knitters will work on blankets that will be donated to local hospitals and the Red Cross for those in need. "The Linus Project" is led by Central High teacher Teresa Mullins and is just one part of the school's "Project Help" community service programs.
Kudos to Craig students who donated $8,562.59 to the American Heart Association in December following their Jump Rope for Heart pledge drive. The students took pledges and jumped rope to earn the donations in memory of, or as a tribute to, loved ones with heart disease. Craig is one of the top 10 schools in the St. Louis area to collect such a sizable donation. This is the third year Craig has participated in this service project. PE teacher Liz Dickinson organized it this year.
The West High student government class of 2008 worked with the areas three Sunrise Assisted Living communities to collect donations of food and other essentials and then assemble gift bags to distribute to homebound seniors who are celebrating the holidays alone this year. This is the third year Parkway students and Sunrise have produced the gift bags.
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