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In-Person Learning is Back!

In-person learning has resumed for all of our students. The transition details have been updated. Please review the details now.
Transition Details

Every Meal Backpack Bags

Please complete this form if you would like your child to receive an "Every Meal" weekly food bag sent home with your child in their backpack. This will include 4-5 pounds of food and will be sent home once a week (typically a pasta or rice, beans or tuna, and canned fruit or vegetable). Please complete this form only if your child is returning to in-person learning - digital learners may continue to pick-up bags upon request or during supply pick-ups.
Every Meal Form

Next Week

Book Fair: Today - Feb 14

Parkview is hosting an online book fair! Support your child’s love of reading by helping your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series and more! All proceeds will go to the library to purchase new books for Parkview too. The fair will be open February 1 - 14th.
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PTO meeting: Feb 9

Our next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00pm via Zoom. Please email parkviewelempto@gmail.com for the Zoom link. For PV verification, include your children's and teachers' names in your request.
 

Student-Teacher Assessments: Feb 10-11

This year District 196 has converted our second round of parent-teacher conferences to a second opportunity for one-to-one teacher-student assessments. February 10 and 11, from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM your child will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment with the classroom teacher to meet for an in-person literacy assessment.  Our hope is for every child to meet with their assigned teacher, whether they are in-person or 196 Digital Academy.
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Free Music Concert: February 12

Go on a musical journey to meet animals and experience their habitats beginning on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 3PM!

Musical Menagerie will invite viewers to connect music with animals—thanks to a partnership with The Minnesota Zoo—in a live concert that presents a variety of composers and styles of music as well as unique film elements and guests from the Zoo. Host and conductor Sarah Hicks, along with animal conservationists from the zoo, will introduce viewers to brown bears, gibbons, tropical fish and more. Available via broadcast, livestream and on-demand, and presented in partnership with Twin Cities PBS (TPT).

This Young People’s Concert livestream concert is presented by Twin Cities PBS (TPT) and the Minnesota Orchestra in partnership with the Minnesota Zoo. Watch online or on TPT Channel 2.  Click on the following link to view details:  https://minnesotaorchestra.org/tickets/calendar/eventdetail/1759/-/young-people-s-concert-experiences-musical-menagerie
 

From the Nurse

Hello Parkview Families!

We are excited to see student faces in the building again! With the increased number of bodies within our building, we are giving extra focus to our COVID mitigation pillars: distancing, masking, daily home health screenings for students and staff, and hand hygiene. As we are still in the midst of cold and flu season in addition to a global pandemic, I want to remind you of the guidelines we are required to follow this year to protect the health of our Parkview and greater community.
 
While adult positive cases are more common, it is still very much possible for elementary and preschool aged children to get COVID. It is also even more likely that younger children with COVID will have symptoms that look like common illnesses like colds, influenza, strep throat, and allergies. There simply is no way for us to know whether a sore throat and sniffles is COVID or a common cold without testing, which is why the state and District 196 developed the protocols we have been using since the start of the school year.
 
So, as a reminder, any student with:
-fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
-cough
-difficulty breathing
-altered sense of taste or smell
 
OR ANY combination of:
-fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
-cough
-difficulty breathing
-altered sense of taste or smell
-sore throat
-nausea
-vomiting
-diarrhea
-chills
-muscle pain
-excessive fatigue
-headache
-nasal congestion
-runny nose
 
...must stay home or will need to be sent home from school. Any siblings or household members must also stay home. Ill students can return to school with a negative COVID test OR an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider OR after 10 days have passed since their symptoms began AS LONG AS they have had no fever for 24 hours without medication and their symptoms are improving. Siblings and household members may return when the ill student has negative COVID results or they have completed their 14 day quarantine period after the sick person has been isolated. COVID test results should be communicated by phone or email to Nurse Alecia.
 
This brings me to my next reminder. We understand that the need to be so cautious and keep students home can feel like a burden to families. However, it is one of our most important and successful ways to minimize spread at school. We also understand that parents will want/need to return to work as soon as possible and that students will want to return to school as soon as possible. With that said, we CANNOT accept any “rapid COVID test” results, a requirement set by the state. These are also called antigen tests and have a large margin of error and a high false negative rate. These tests are typically offered at minute clinics and the Urgency Room. They may also require you to pay out of pocket, which you should not need to do. So, if you are paying for a test or are told you will get results within 15-60 minutes, this is not a test result that we can accept for your student to return to school. The required type of test is called a PCR test and is offered through physician’s offices and through the Minnesota Department of Health and Dakota County Public Health. You can find available testing options here:

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/testsites/index.html

https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/HealthFamily/HandlingEmergencies/Disasters/Pages/drive-thru-testing.aspx
 
Next, I want to remind you of the face covering policy set by the state and enforced by the district. Face coverings must be worn to cover the nose and mouth completely and may include paper or disposable masks, cloth face masks, scarves, neck gaiters, bandanas, religious face coverings, and medical-grade masks and respirators. Masks that incorporate a valve designed to facilitate easy exhaling, mesh masks, or masks with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents are not sufficient face coverings because they allow exhaled droplets to be released into the air. It is recommended to send an extra mask or two to school with your child in the event one becomes soiled or wet, which is especially common during recess in cold temperatures.
 
Finally, please continue to report all student absences via the absence report form located on the home screen of the Parkview website or at https://forms.gle/KD8rLSa2vjY6ahU4A
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about isolation/quarantine guidelines, timelines, COVID testing resources, etc.
Email: alecia.hooper@district196.org
Phone: 952-431-8354
 
Be well,
Nurse Alecia
 
Alecia Hooper, RN, BAN, PHN, LSN
Licensed School Nurse, Parkview Elementary
6795 Gerdine Path
Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: 952-431-8354 | Fax: 952-431-8346
Pronouns: she/her
Virtual Office

Getting Close

Order Your Yearbook

Order the 2020-2021 Parkview Elementary Yearbook Now at
https://ybpay.lifetouch.com
(Yearbook ID Code 2092221)
Order Deadline: February 28, 2021
 

PTO

Board Members Needed for Next Year's Board

Do you want to make a difference at Parkview? Nominations for Board members will be open in the next month or so with elections taking place in May. There are several board members who will be "retiring" this year. Generally, board positions are held as a team of two thus having 8 board members. Board member meetings are held once a month with general PTO meetings being held on the second Tuesday of the month during the school year. We would love to have you join our next PTO meeting on February 9th to find out more. Here is a summary of the positions on the board:

President - coordinate the work of all the officers and committees so that the purpose of the organization is served. (Effort: year-round, on-going)

Vice President - The vice president shall assist the president and carry out the president’s duties in his or her absence or inability to serve. (Effort: year-round, time varies depending upon roles)

Secretary - The secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and record minutes, prepare the agenda, handle correspondence, and send notices of meetings to the membership. The secretary also keeps a copy of the minute’s book, bylaws, rules, membership list, and any other necessary supplies, and brings them to meetings. (Effort: 3-4 hours per month, includes
attending meeting and typing up minutes)

Treasurer - The treasurer shall receive all funds of the organization, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the approval of the Executive Board and Parkview Elementary PTO Financial Guidelines. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and at other times of the year when requested by the Executive Board and make a full report at the end of the year. (Effort: 4-5 hours per month, average)

If you are interested or have questions, please email the PTO at parkviewelempto@gmail.com.
 

Next PTO meeting: Feb 9

Our next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00pm via Zoom. Please email parkviewelempto@gmail.com for the Zoom link. For PV verification, include your children's and teachers' names in your request.
 

Keep in Touch

Please keep in touch with your PTO online. You can receive all of our latest news on our Facebook page (you'll need to log in to Facebook) or email us at parkviewelempto@gmail.com.
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Family Resources

Our Community Ed department is still running classes! Please check out these great ways to extend learning and have fun.
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