Thursday, July 22, 2010

Parkview Elementary Making Plans For Outdoor Classroom

Mountain Mail Reports

Parkview Elementary School needs help in building an outdoor classroom for children of the community.
The school is looking to collect $12,000 this summer so when kids return to school they can begin learning immediately.
For more information on making a tax deductible contribution, phone 835-1086.
The school also is organizing a career fair for Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
For more information, phone 838-2545 or contact school counselor Debbie Westfall at dwestfall@socorrok12,nm,us.
Principal Kim Ortiz said there are plenty of summer programs for Parkview students and parents.
A family resource center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and computers will be available for use.
Also, a clothing bank will be open and parents can bring in donations or take clothes out of the bank. The school also said there will be Road Runner Food Bank Grant has been established and qualified families can pick up food.
During the year, Ortiz said the students raised $250 for Haiti.
“Most of them were pennies,” Ortiz said.
“Eighty percent of them were. We called them Pennies from Parkview.”
Ortiz said test scorers were up language arts and math, “but we have to work on math.”
Also during the year, there was a science night and a tribute to Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
In addition Parkview students went on a field trip to study the watershed project at Bosque Del Apache.

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