Park Elementary School 111 Goodrich Ct. Chardon, OH 44024 (440) 285-4067 Miss Rhonda Garrett. Principal Mrs. Lynn Harcher, Secretary Mrs. Cheryl Curry, Clerical Assistant RECOGNIZING NINE YEARS OF EXCELLENCE Chardon Schools Website – www.chardon.k12.oh.us MISSION STATEMENT OF PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL We believe that every student is unique and has individual needs which must be met. The Mission of Park Elementary School is to provide quality educational opportunities for all children to master to their fullest potential the skills necessary to become successful citizens and independent lifelong learners. May 7, 2009 VOLUNTEER “THANK YOU” BREAKFAST The Park Staff cordially invites you to our “Thank You” Breakfast for our wonderful volunteers on TH Friday, May 29 , at 8:15 a.m. in our school cafeteria. Your children are welcome too! Please RSVP to our school at 285-4067. We hope you will join us! NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 4-8, 2009 Park School will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week during the week of May 11-15, 2009. Special notes and cards are meaningful to our staff. CHARDON DISTRICT’S TEACHER RECOGNITION 2009 The annual Recognition Dinner was held at St. Denis Party Center on May 5th. The following Park teachers were honored this year for their years of service in education: Rhonda Garrett – 25 years; Lori Baker – 20 years; and Debbie Filby – 15 years Custodian Also, Pat Johnson, former Custodian at Park School, received the Friend of Education Award. Pat was a District employee for 20 years. During her retirement, she continues to volunteer her time supporting teachers and students, and contributes to the beautification of our building and grounds. Congratulations!! THANK YOU TO THE WONDERFUL PARK SUPPORT STAFF!! Park School would like to honor its fine support staff. A big thank you goes out to each one of these individuals who play an integral role in the education process. Our support staff includes all of the following individuals of whom we are very proud: Secretary: Mrs. Lynn Harcher Bus Drivers: #22 Diane Jewell Clerical Assistant: Mrs. Cheryl Curry #24 Lisa George Educational Assistants: Mrs. Donna Shafranek #27 Sandi Carpenter Mr. Wes Wertz #29 Jan Whitright Intervention Tutors: Ms. Gerri Steckley #33 Ed Kaminski Ms. Sherry Becker #35 Ceil Terranova Mrs. Jeanne Wolenski Rose Bene (Aide) Title I Tutors: Ms. Gerri Stickley #36 Beth Riddle Ms. Sherry Becker Carol DiFranco (Aide) : Ms. Debbie Filby #5 Holly Walker Recess Monitors: Mrs. Laurie Bevington #9 Rod Dickinson Mrs. Sue Obranovich #37 Janice Chesnes Cafeteria Supervisor: Mrs. Nancy Johnston #8 Sue Obranovich Cafeteria Assistant: Mrs. Pat Robinson #40 Cedric Greene Custodians: Mrs. Wanda Nicolet #42 Karen Rundt Mr. Paul Driscoll Laurie Bevington (Aide) #22 Diane Jewell #24 Lisa George th th 5 Grade Popcorn Business Starts Tuesday, May 12 New Day!! Fifth graders are in business again! Join these young entrepreneurs as they open their annual popcorn business, Tuesday, May 12th. Students will be selling bags of popcorn for the next four school Tuesdays to all Park students and teachers. Fifth grade students have been in business for over 14 profitable years and are applying their learned economic knowledge to a real business. Besides learning about economics, our popcorn business has a second purpose. The profits generated by this business have gone to help children in need. With our profits this year, we will buy teddy bears to be used for children at Geauga Hospital. All fifth graders are involved in all aspects of our business, from sales, money collection, popcorn preparation, distribution, advertisement, and accounting. The cost of the popcorn is $0.25 a bag. Money and orders will be collected each Tuesday morning, and the popcorn will be delivered each Tuesday afternoon. Making change from dollar bills can be difficult and time consuming, so we ask that students who want to buy popcorn bring in quarters, dimes, and nickels. Fifth graders hope that Park students will support our business and have some great tasting popcorn, too!! SUPERINTENDENT MEETING Mr. Joe Bergant, Superintendent of Chardon Local Schools, will be hosting an open forum to discuss issues concerning the recently completed enrollment study and how it impacts Hambden Elementary School. If you are a parent of a student attending Hambden Elementary or if you will have a student attend in the near future, please consider attending one of the following sessions: th th Wednesday, May 13 , or Tuesday, May 19 , at 6:30 p.m. in the Hambden Gymnasium BUY ONE GET ONE FREE BOOK FAIR It’s that time again! The Buy One Get One Free Book Fair th will take place on Friday, May 29 , from 9 a.m-4 p.m. All items are Buy One Get One Free or one item for half price. Stock up for summer reading. CHARDON MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW STUDENT-PARENT ORIENTATION Remember, New Student-Parent Orientation for Chardon Middle School will be held from 6:30- 7:30pm on: May 20 – for students whose last name begins with L-Z. Come and find out what Chardon Middle School is all about. Call the Middle School at 285-4062 if you have any questions. The evening will last approximately 1 hour. P.T.O. CORNER th th • Spring Flower Sale – The Spring Flower Sale is set for Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9 . Anyone who would like to help, please call Robyn Lannon at 286-6850. • P.T.O. Officers for 2009-2010 – Anyone interested in becoming a P.T.O. officer for the next school year, please contact Tim Lannon at 286-6850. ENCOURAGED CITIZENSHIP AT PARK SCHOOL At the beginning of each week, an award of the month is read and explained to the students. Each classroom teacher will choose one student who strongly displays this characteristic throughout the week. The selected students’ names will be read during Monday morning’s announcements and they will receive a colorful printed award and free ice cream. The following students were recognized this week for Overall Citizenship: Thomas Kimpton, Marlee Richards, Alexa Nared, Alaina Goss, Gwendolyn Avery, James Gross, Andrew Kobuszewski, Brooke Messer, Zoe Howson, Trent Weber, Calean McKenney, Chloe Tegel, Morgan Powell and Wyatt Sullivan. This is an additional venue to highlight and encourage positive behavior with the students at Park. Congratulations to Payton Trentanelli who was the winner of the $50.00 U.S.Savings Bond for the month of April, which was donated by Haas, Haas & Associates. HEALTH SERVICES ALERT FROM THE NURSE Due to the confirmed case of swine flu in Lorain County, I am including a reminder of influenza symptoms. Influenza is not gastrointestinal (stomach) upset. Influenza is a severe upper respiratory illness F, characterized by sudden onset, fever over 101° headache, sore throat, cough, muscle ache and fatigue. Please seek medical advice when these symptoms are present to confirm influenza. It may be serious and need to be treated. If you suspect your child has influenza or is ill with these symptoms, please keep him/her home until their illness has been confirmed. MIDDLEFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY STUDENT ART SHOW Congratulations to the following students who have a piece of artwork on display at the Middlefield Historical th th Society Student Art Show. The show is open to the public on May 9 & 10 from 11:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. st nd Kdg. 1 Grade 2 Grade Joczlyn Woods Tori Lowe Isaiah Green Margaret Hamulak Ashley Tice Emily Speck Ian Temple Robert Frank Sean O’Brien Anthony Tramte Sophia Alexandrou Julie Granger Jeremy Goerss Jacob Hamulak Molly Greene Autymn Humberson Brigit Morgan Loreali Gandolf-Glover rd th th 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade Mariah Johnson Amanda Zaletel Erin Eddy Cassidy McBride Matthew Klingbergs Melanie Gross Kayla Benjamin Matthew Wertenberger Scott Fraedrich Tess Lannon Calean McKenney Rachel Perry Jennifer Vandenberg Madelyn Hamulak Shaemon Leach Emily Munoz Trent Weber Morgan Powell Emily Thompson Halley Spino Trevor Fern Megan Yamamoto Nate Thompson Isabella Baker Connor Cook Lukas Schumaker Sarah Lozada GEAUGA LEADERSHIP BENEFIT HELD… WHAT: Pizza Cook-Off to benefit the Cotter family th WHEN: May 16 , 2009, 3-7:00 p.m. WHERE: Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton WHY: Mr. Cotter fell from a ladder last fall and is now paralyzed. His wife works as a teller in Chardon and is now the sole supporter of the family. The home they reside in does not support their needs. This event offers entertainment for the whole family and 100% of the money raised will go to help the Cotter family of Chardon. MOVING PLANS THIS SUMMER??? Students who are moving from the area or are transferring to another school next fall should notify the school office as soon as possible. The parent/guardian needs to come in and sign a withdrawal form or request one from the school office. By notifying the school of your child’s withdrawal, you will speed up the process of forwarding important school records to the school where he/she will be enrolled. Happy Mother’s Day!