February 8
Upcoming Key Dates

  • February 10: National African American Parent Involvement Day
  • February 11: PTO Meeting | 6:00 p.m.
  • February 14: Valentine's Day Dance
  • February 17: No School, Holiday
  • February 19-21: Erdkinder -- Eagle's Bluff
National African American Parent Involvement Day
NAAPID is a day for all parents to come to their child's school, see what their day is like and to support their child's educational future while promoting parent involvement. This year NAAPID is hosted on February 10, 2020 and Parkway will be promoting the following events:
  • Parents/guardians are invited to join their student in the classroom/lunch throughout the day
  • Drop in/ informational/ community area set up in Room 2115
  • Assistance with Schoology/Portal 
Trending App: Monkey
While phones are not allowed in classes at Parkway, we have become aware of a new app that is becoming popular among adolescents that you should be aware of. The app is called Monkey, and it is an app that randomly matches users with brief video calls. This app connects its users with strangers for brief periods of time. We are concerned that the use of this app might not be in the best interest of middle school students--we encourage you to take this as an opportunity to engage with your student about responsible and safe phone use.
Valentine's Day Dance Flowers
The WEB leaders are selling flowers for our Valentine’s Day Dance. The
flowers are $1 each and can be purchased by students. We will be
selling them from February 11 to February 13. Students will receive
the carnations on February 14.
Community Resource:
LSS Kinship Family Support Services
Are you raising a child who is not your own? You are not alone. LSS Kinship Family Support Services can help.

LSS Kinship Family Support Services provides education, information and compassionate support for families seeking resources in raising children who are not their own.

Financial, legal, medical and caregiving resources are available to families caring for kinship children. We also offer support and education groups, workshops, online learning opportunities, and a Warmline to call when needed.

More information and resources about Kinship Family Support Services can be found on their website (button below).
Community Resource: Youth Engagement Center

CLUES is proud to announce the opening of the new Youth Engagement Center. Drop-in for bilingual (Spanish/English) tutoring services, access to technology, career and college resources, and a safe space to go after school.

Mondays-Thursdays
3:00-8:00pm
CLUES St. Paul, 797 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106
Athletics
Boys Basketball
  • Tuesday, February 11: vs. Ramsey | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 13: @ Washington | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Parkway PTO
You are a member of the Parkway Montessori PTO if you are reading this newsletter.

There are many ways to be an active member of the PTO and support our students, families, staff and school communities. If PTO Meetings are not your thing or you simply find it difficult to make the appearance, there are many other opportunities to assist.
  • Participate in the discussion (Facebook, email, etc...)
  • Volunteer at Events
  • Volunteer from the comfort of your home
Mission: 
To support the Parkway community, build strong connections with and between families and staff and encourage a fun and respectful learning environment
 
Meeting Schedule:
Meetings occur on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month during the school year. Check the Parkway School Calendar for PTO Meeting dates among other events happening at the school.
Parkway Montessori and Community School
 1363 Bush Avenue
 St. Paul, MN 55106 
 Telephone 651.744.1000
 Ms McBride, Principal
droppable-1558707616489