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From the Principal

Dear Parkview Families, 
These past two days have been a great success at Parkview as our teachers and students have had time to connect together over each child's learning. Thank you families for making these appointments a priority! 

We have had a fantastic week with all of our in-person students back in the building. The joy is easy to see on students' faces and the building has a great energy once again. Students are doing a great job wearing their face coverings and following our safety procedures. Please continue to monitor your child's health at home each day and follow the guidelines for keeping your child at home when they are experiencing symptoms. 
Thank you to our PTO for supporting our school in celebrating our 50th Anniversary at Parkview this year. Parkview Elementary School opened in 1970.  Fifty years later, many changes have happened in the school and community, and I speak on behalf of our entire staff to say that we all feel so fortunate to work in such a special school. To celebrate, our PTO has purchased a Parkview T-shirt for every student and staff. T-shirts were sent home with most of our in-person students yesterday. Most of our DA students took them home during assessments or they were mailed to the home. If your child did not get a t-shirt yet, they will receive one very soon. 

Students have the option to wear these new shirts for school spirit days in the weeks ahead. Next TUESDAY is our first Spirit Day! Please help your child remember to wear their new t-shirt, and if they don't have one yet they can wear a Parkview shirt or another favorite shirt! 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm!

Nicole Garcia, Principal

Happening Now!

Register Your Future Kindergarten Student: Today!

Today is the final day of District 196's usual kindergarten registration period. If you have children that will begin kindergarten this coming fall, please register today, Thursday, February 11.
Register Now

Book Fair: Ends this Weekend!

Support your child’s love of reading by helping your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series and more! All proceeds from our online book fair will go to the library to purchase new books for Parkview. The fair will close on Sunday, February 14th.
Shop Now

No School: Feb 12 and 15

There are no classes tomorrow (Friday, February 12) or on Presidents Day (Monday, February 15). School resumes for all Parkview students on Tuesday, February 16.

I Love to Read Month: February

Check out the link below for activity ideas for the rest of I Love to Read Month, February!
Reading Activities

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

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:

Next Week

From the Nurse

Hello Parkview Families!

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
-difficulty breathing
-altered sense of taste or smell
OR ANY combination of:
-fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
-difficulty breathing
-altered sense of taste or smell
-sore throat
-muscle pain
-excessive fatigue
-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.
You can find available testing options here:
Next, I want to remind you of the face covering policy set by the state and enforced by the district. 
Finally, please continue to report all student absences via the absence report form located on the home screen of the Parkview website or at
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about isolation/quarantine guidelines, timelines, COVID testing resources, etc.
Phone: 952-431-8354
Be well,
Nurse Alecia
Alecia Hooper, RN, BAN, PHN, LSN
Licensed School Nurse, Parkview Elementary
Phone: 952-431-8354 | Fax: 952-431-8346

Getting Close

Culvers Week: Feb 22-25

Once again our neighbors at the Apple Valley Culvers are offering to give back to the community. If you announce that you are supporting Parkview Elementary when you order between February 22 and February 25 this generous local owner will donate a portion of your order payment to our school.

Yearbook Orders: Due Feb 28

Order the 2020-2021 Parkview Elementary Yearbook Now at
(Yearbook ID Code 2092221)
Order Deadline: February 28, 2021

Picture Retakes: Mar 4

Lifetouch will be back at Parkview on Thursday, March 4 to photograph any students that missed our first picture day. They will also retake photos for families that wish a second opportunity. Pre-order your photos if you would like to purchase a new package. See the brochure here, or go directly to the order page and use code EVTCDVHXT with the button below.
Buy Pictures


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

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
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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.
February Classes
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