Beginning on Wednesday, September 7th and continuing through the entire 2016-2017 school year, students will be released an hour early on Wednesdays. Please plan on your child arriving home an hour earlier than the other days of the week.
Early release on Wednesdays provides time for teachers to meet and collaborate. Teachers discuss everything from teaching strategies to learning styles to assessment data to curriculum. This has been a very productive time for teachers.
Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, school districts in Michigan must provide a minimum of 180 days of student instruction. For many districts including Western, this means having to add days onto their existing calendars. Over a year ago, the superintendents in Jackson County and their boards of education began talking about developing a "common calendar" for the county. After much discussion and receiving a waiver from the the State of Michigan to start before Labor Day, the common calendar for Jackson County is becoming a reality. We are very aware that not everyone likes the notion of starting school before Labor Day, but for many of us this is returning to what was done prior to the 2006 legislation. Regardless, the 180 day requirement exists and whether we add time onto the beginning or end of the school year it will shorten summer vacation.
Parma Print Announcements
The Western High School Volleyball Teams and Coaching staff is holding a camp for girls in grades 1st through 6th. The camp is Oct. 10, 11, 13, & 14 at the High School at a cost of $40 which includes a t-shirt. The registration form is available by clicking here.
WHS Cheer Clinic Registration form is attached. The cost is $30, and the girls will perform during the half time of the Varsity Football Game on Friday, Oct. 7th. The clinic runs from Monday, 10/3, Tuesday, 10/4 and Thursday, 10/6 from after school to 5;30pm at the High school.
Volunteer Constent Form
If you are planning on Volunteering or Chaperoning any field trips this year at Parma Elementary, please fill out the attached form and turn into the office with a copy of your driver's license. This should be done at least a week before you are scheduled to volunteer. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Early Release Wednesdays start Sept. 7th and happen every Wednesday for the remainder of the school year. Students will be dismissed at 2:35pm.
All Pro Dad
All Pro Dad is back... the first meeting is Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:45am in the cafeteria. This is a quick, before-school breakfast and a 45 minute program of fatherhood and family topics. Please RSVP by turning in the slip you can see here.
Please click here to view the Parma Prints for Sept. Please click here to view the Sept. calendar.
Parma's first lock in scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30th from 3:35pm-6:30pm. This popular event is open to Y5-5th grade and students need to be signed up no later than Noon on Friday, Sept. 30th. The cost is $10 per student, with pizza, snacks, and drinks available for purchase at $1.00 each. If you would like to view the rules and guidelines or print off the registration forms please click here.
The school store will open on Thursday, Sept. 15th and be open every Thursday morning before school starts. Items range from $0.05 up to $10.00 for the braided necklaces. Items include pencils, erasers, folders, and other school related items. We have many new items for purchase this week, locker buddies, clip on critters.