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
Mileage Club: Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday starting Monday, April 18th. Students are asked to walk 2 laps during their recess on those days. They may keep walking for more punches on their cards or play during the remainder of the recess.
Spring Musical : The Spring Musical for grades 1, 3, & 5 has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 3rd at 7pm at the Western Community Arts Center.
5K Color Fun Run/Walk
Save the date...May 22nd Parma PTA's Color Me Adventure. Obstacles, Color, lots of Family Fun! More details to come.
Parma Running Club
**Mr Wiley is starting a Parma Running Club, it meets every Thursday for 1 hour after school from 3:45pm-4:45pm starting April 14th through May 26th. It’s open to students in grades 3rd-5th, registration forms went home already and are due by April 12th. Click here to print off the registration form. **
Giving back to your community never tasted so delicious. Parma Elementary is now part of the Schwan's Cares program. If you order from Schwan's or would like to start, please visit https://schwans-cares.com/c/25982 and click on "Shop to Give" or call 1-855-870-7208. Click here to view the flyer.
The school store will 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.
Reminders from the office:
Please notify the office by 3:00pm of any after school changes for your students. That way we have plenty of time to get the message to your student. ******* Reminder..Front doors are locked until 8:15am.
Volunteer Constent Form
Chaperones and Volunteers: All chaperones and regular classroom volunteers must
complete a Volunteer Consent Form before they are allowed to accompany or work with
Western School District our students. These forms are available through your building secretary. Please plan ahead! Please fill out the attached form and turn it into the office.
School supply list
Please click here to view the list of school supplies for the 2015-16 school year.
Early Release Wednesday- Every Wednesday starting Sept. 16th through June 1st, school will dismiss at 2:35pm.
The Parma PTA recently started a new program which will help make the money you already spend at your favorite stores, work to benefit your child's school. It is called Scrip. It works by, purchasing gift cards to the participating stores, from the PTA on Tuesday's from 3:00pm-4:00pm or online. Then they company gives the PTA a percentage of all gift cards purchased and you get the full amount of the gift card to purchase item from that retailer. Click here for instructions to purchase online.