Contents
*Principal's Message

*Calendar at a Glance

*Events and Reminders

*Exciting News

*Did You Know?

*Specials' Corner

*Get Connected!















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ISSUE NO. 8 / April 2016
Principal's Message

Hi Sedalia Park families,

Thank you for helping the Sedalia Park Foundation reach the goal of having a new playground built for the beginning of next year. You did an amazing job of raising funds in a short time.

Please congratulate the Sedalia Park Teacher of the Year for 2016-17, Mrs. Cecily Merchant. She is a fabulous Kindergarten teacher and will represent the school well.

Please also congratulate the Sedalia Park Classified Employee of the Year for 2016-17, Mrs. Sophea Jones. She works in the Park Café and greets all students and guests with a smile.

The next 6 weeks of school will be filled with activities for all grade levels. Please note that the last 2 days of school, May 24 and May 25, will be early dismissal days with dismissal at 12:30. Please make plans to be at the bus stops or in the car rider line 2 hours earlier than usual. ASP will be held as usual until 6:00 p.m. on both of those days.

Thank you,
 
Ms. Wacker 
Calendar at a Glance
PTA Calendar
April at the Park...
Apr 13-15, 18-19: EOG Milestone Testing 3rd - 5th
Apr: 20-22: EOG Milestone Makeups 3rd - 5th
Apr 21: Kindergarten visits the zoo
Apr 25: 5th visits Spellman & Morehouse Colleges
Apr 29: Progress reports sent home
 
May at the Park...
May 3: Foundation meeting at 5:00pm
May 3: Governing Board meeting at 6:00pm
May 5: 5th visits East Cobb Middle School
May 6: Art Day
May 9-10: 4th visits Chattahoochee Tech
May 10: Rising Kindergarten tour at 6:00pm
May 10: Kindergarten Performance at 7:00pm
May 12: Chick Fil A Spirit Night 5:00-8:00pm
May 13: 5th visits JJ Daniel Middle School
May 13: Career Day
May 14: State Science Olympiad competition
May 16-20: Spring Book Fair
May 17: Kindergarten's Water Day
May 24: Field Day
May 24: Early Release
May 25: School Wide Picnic
May 25: Last Day of School
May 25: Early Release
Events and Reminders
Art Day Friday, May 6 is the culminating event of the arts at Sedalia Park. Sponsored by PTA, Art Day highlights the efforts of Ms. Casey, Ms. Cordisco and Mr. Wehr to share the world of art with our children. All students will participate in hands-on arts and craft projects, attend musical performances and create their own class t-shirt to wear for Field Day on May 24th! To make Art Day a success we need many helping hands. Please sign up here.
 
Calling all wonderful, organized, kind, super positive people! The PTA Board needs you to serve next year in all areas. No job is too small! Please email us at sedaliaparkpta@gmail.com to let us know your interest.

Kindergarten Performance Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00pm In correlation with the rising K tour, our sweet Kindergarten children will be performing in the cafeteria. Children should be in their classrooms by 5:45. Please dress your children in either their school uniforms or nice Sunday dress.

Chick-fil-A "End of School Year" Spirit Night, May 12 (5:00-8:00 pm)  Join us for great food and fun as we celebrate the end of the school year. There is always a great time to be had as we play games and share memories.
 
Sharing the Passion - Career Day May 13 Our Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will experience an exciting day of learning from fabulous, creative, enthusiastic, dedicated professionals who can help lead them into the careers of their future. If you have a career you would like to share with the children please reach out to Susan Thompson.
 
Spring Book Fair is coming our way! Keep your children reading through the summer with some new books. Visit the media center from May 16-20 to see a collection your kids will love. Proceeds support the media center.

Field Day is May 24th! Coach Fitzgerald and Mrs. Taylor are planning lots of fun field day activities for our students... now we just need some adults to make it a success! Look for the sign up (coming soon) to volunteer for shifts in the early morning, mid-day and evening and/or to donate bottled water!

Exciting News
CONGRATULATIONS, Park Panthers! A few short weeks ago, we asked you all to pitch in and help push Sedalia Park Foundation over the finish line in our quest to bring a brand new, ADA-compliant playground to the Park. Well, WE DID IT!

Our goal of raising $17,000 so quickly was incredibly ambitious. But it was NOTHING compared to the commitment and investment of our students, families, teachers & staff. Along with the help of some generous corporate sponsors, we raised more than $18,000 in just over three weeks!

More details will be coming about the playground soon, but we wanted to share this thrilling victory now. Thank you all for being How the Park Grows!

Did You Know?
Current Kindergarten Parents we need a current kindergarten parent to review and update the "Guide to the Park: Written for Parents by Parents" which provides new parents important dates and activities in the beginning of the year and some general guidelines and tips. If you would be interested reviewing the guide, please email sedaliaparkpta@gmail.com. Thank you!!

Rising Kindergarten Parents - We Need You! Every year a rising kindergarten parent hosts a kindergarten play date at the school during the summer. It is a great way to help new parents get acclimated to the school, meet fellow kindergarten parents, and it gives their kids a chance to meet some new friends at the school who will also be starting kindergarten in August. If you would be interested in hosting the play date please email sedaliaparkpta@gmail.com.
 
Camp Invention is June 13-16 Sedalia Park Elementary will host Camp Invention for children entering grades one through six. It is a 4 day camp full of connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Register now at www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.
 
Other Summer Camp Opportunities Abound Many of Sedalia Park ASEP programs and feeder middle and high schools offer summer camp experiences. Look for more information via our PTA website.

Specials' Corner
Connect with Specials:

Parent Resource Room is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 2:30.  Contact Veronica Riera at extension 253 for more information on this room designed especially for you.

Exploring Careers is this month's focus in counseling. Students are learning the difference between skills and interests and how their skills and interests can lead them into a career path.