Beginning Tuesday, April 7th, Western School District will be implementing additional security measures to our schools to reinforce the safety of our students and your children. Each building is equipped with a secured access system at the front door. Once the students have arrived in the morning, the exterior doors will be locked and visitors will need to press the intercom button to request access to the building. We realize this will take some getting used to and may be inconvenient, but it is being done in the best interest of student and staff safety, which is our priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we implement this new procedure.
M-Step Parent Letter from MDE
This spring students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be participating in a new State of Michigan assessment. The new test M-Step (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) takes the place of MEAP. Please see the attached letter from State Superintendent Mike Flanagan for more information.
Kindergarten Round Up is just around the corner. Parent meeting is Thursday April 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Western Community Arts Center 1400 S. Dearing Rd. Current Pre-K parents need not attend. Click here for more details.
Parma Print Announcements
You are invited to the Parma School Scholastic BOGO Free Book Fair. April 26th - May 1st in the school library. Books are buy one get one free. If you are able to volunteer please email Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday - 2:00pm-4:00pm during the ice cream social
Monday - Thursday - 8:30am-8:00pm (depending on volunteer availability)
Friday - 8:30-12:00pm
We hope to see you there!!
Lock In: Parma’s next lock in is scheduled for Friday, April 24th from 3:30pm-6:30pm. There is a registration form attached and all students must be registered before noon on Friday, April 24th. The cost is $10.00 and snack food, pizza and drinks will be available to purchase for $1.00 each. Click here to view the flyer and print the registration page.
Field day apparel
Field Day Apparel : Mr Wiley will be offering students the opportunity to purchase field day apparel again this year. Forms will be coming home Monday and are due by Friday, April 24th. Field day for 4th & 5th graders will be held on Thursday, May 21st from 9:30am-2:00pm at the Spring Arbor University Track & Field facility, and Y5-3rd grade will be on the last day of school Friday, June 5th. Please click here to view the order form.
April Prints and Calendar
Please click here to view the Parma Prints for April, or here to view the calendar.
The Parma PTA is hosting a Mother/Son bowling day on Saturday, May 2nd at Suburban Lanes. Space is limited so reserve early. Please click here to print off a flyer, last day for registration is April 17th.
5K Color Fun Run/Walk
Parma is sponsoring a 5K Color Family-Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 9th at 9:00am. This is not a timed event, and is a fundraiser to help provide resources for students and staff on anti-bullying education. Price is $25 per person or $50 for family. (Family price is for 4 people.) Please click here to view a flyer or here to print off a registration form.
Spring Music Program
Parents of 1st, 3rd, & 5th graders:
The Spring Music Program is rescheduled for THURSDAY, MAY 14th at 7pm at the Western Community Arts Center.
Please click here to view the different sports clinics offered at Albion College through out the year.
Cp Federal Credit Union
The student led branch of the CP Federal Credit Union will open for business on Tuesday, October 21st and will be open every Tuesday throughout the school year. This is a great way for your students to start saving money.
The PTA is popping popcorn twice a month for students to purchase. The cost is .25 a bag. If you are able to volunteer to assist with popping on any Friday, please contact the office. The popcorn schedule for the year is below:
Oct. 10 & 24
Nov. 7 & 21
Dec. 5 & 19
Jan. 16 & 30
Feb. 13 & 27
March 13 & 27
April 10 & 24
May 8 & 22
The PTA provides the Kindergarten classes with popcorn for snack time, so the do not need to purchase any.