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Bulldog Best, Never Less! 
 
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The community of Keller ISD will educate our students to achieve their highest standards of performance by engaging them in exceptional opportunities.

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 The Parkwood Prospect

Pros●pect (n) – anticipation; expectation; a looking forward​

Good morning Parkwood Hill family,

As we wake up to beautiful blue skies in North Texas, we know many of our friends and family members are recovering from, or preparing to endure, devastating weather in other parts of the country.  Even as adults, it can be hard to empathize with the suffering of others.  If we haven't been in their circumstances, or we aren't living in their hardship, it's difficult to care deeply.  These thoughts come to mind whether considering a disastrous hurricane, or infamous acts on American soil.

Tomorrow, we mark the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and we are reminded of how quickly time passes.  The only Keller ISD students living on that historic day are now in high school, and probably have no memory of it.  As we observe Patriot Day, I encourage you to pause and discuss the meaning of the day with your child.  Our kids may not share our memories, but they do share our future, and we have an obligation to ensure they understand our past.

Let us hug our children this week, and be thankful for the blessings in our lives.  Whether it's a beautiful blue sky on a Sunday morning, or living in the freedom and prosperity of this country, we have a lot for which to be thankful.  Please take a moment to model empathy for those in the storm, honor for those who keep us safe, and generosity for those whose needs we are fortunate to meet.  Our kids are watching, and they are eager to do as we do.  As always, I hope you have a fantastic week ahead.

Giving you my "Bulldog Best, Never Less,"

Brad Tyler, Principal 



CURRENT HOUSE POINTS LEADER

Congratulations Amistad!  You're our House Points Leader this week!  We love our house of friendship!

Reward/Recognition:  Students in the House of Amistad are invited to wear pajamas to school on Monday, September 11!  PJs can be comfy, but must be appropriate for school.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

September

7-25 – School-wide Cookie Dough Fundraiser

14 – North Texas Giving Day – Click here to support the Keller ISD Education Foundation.

14 – Esperanza House Meeting (Esperanza Students Encouraged to Wear Orange)

15 – PTA Mini Spirit Shop – $5 PHIS Water Bottles on Sale, PHIS Cafeteria (Details Here)

16 – Gracefully Strong Girls Conference (Pre-registered Only), Indian Springs MS

18 – Central High School Homecoming Parade, 6:00 p.m. start at Lone Star Elementary

18 – "Battle of the Books" Sign-up Deadline – Click here for details.

21 – Heshima House Meeting (Heshima Students Encouraged to Wear Teal)

22 – End of First, Six-Week Grading Period

23 – Community Storehouse "Run in the Dark," 7:00 p.m. at Alliance Town Center

24-30 – Box Tops for Education Week!

25 – Start of Second, Six-Week Grading Period

25 – Cookie Dough Fundraiser Orders Due

26 – Keller ISD Marching Expo, 7 p.m. at Keller ISD Athletic Complex (Details here)

28 – Isibindi House Meeting (Isibindi Students Encouraged to Wear Green)

28 – PTA Membership Deadline

 

 

LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD

Daily

Cookie Dough Fundraiser – Please consider a generous contribution to support our bulldogs!  Students are currently selling cookie dough and other gourmet items that can be ordered in person, or online.  If you have friends or family who live outside the D/FW area, they can support our school by shopping online.  Parents can activate online sales by registering here and establishing their child's "Seller ID."  The funds we earn through this effort go directly to benefit students, and can't be used for any other purpose.

 

Thursday, September 14

North Texas Giving Day

Last year, Mrs. Goff and Mrs. Whittle won more than $1,200 in teacher grants from the Keller ISD Education Foundation.  These grants benefitted hundreds of our bulldogs, and wouldn't have been possible without the generosity of parents and businesses in our community.  On Thursday, we have the opportunity to support the Foundation's efforts through North Texas Giving Day, and contributions will go directly to teacher grants, student scholarships, and district wide academic programs.  The first $2,500 donated will be matched dollar for dollar by First Financial Bank.  Click here for more information, or to make a donation.

 

Friday, September 15

PTA Mini Spirit Shop, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., PHIS Cafeteria

This Friday, our PTA will be selling all-new "Parkwood Hill Bulldogs" water bottles for $5.  Students may bring cash or check to purchase their water bottle during lunch.  See the new design, along with more details, by clicking here.

 

Saturday, September 16

Gracefully Strong Girls Conference, 9 a.m., Indian Springs MS

The first-annual Gracefully Strong Girls Empowerment Conference will take place this Saturday.  Participants had to be pre-registered by September 1.  More information for registrants can be found here.

 

 

KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Safely – Parents, in order to protect all of our students, please drop off and pick up your child directly at a curb, and within our looped driveways.  You may use either curbside of the looped driveway to drop off your child, but he must step directly onto a curb when exiting your vehicle.  It is unsafe for any child to exit a vehicle into the path of other oncoming vehicles. 

In addition, we ask that you please help us keep our student crosswalks clear.  Please refrain from stopping your vehicle in a crosswalk while picking up or dropping off your child.  We encourage all of our families to review and follow our "Arrival & Dismissal Guide" by clicking here.  Thank you for caring for your child's safety, and working together to keep all bulldogs safe.

 

Drive Safe – Please be vigilant and drive safely during our arrival and dismissal, especially when approaching student crosswalks and street intersections.  As a reminder, cell phone use is illegal while operating a vehicle in school zones, parking lots, and drop-off/pick-up lanes.

 

 

GET INVOLVED

Connect with Your Child's Teachers - Please feel free to call, e-mail, or visit with your child's teachers on a regular basis.  Parents are a powerful partner in the success of our bulldogs, and we want to have an open, honest dialogue with you.  This year, you will be receiving communication (e-mail, newsletter, video update, etc.) from your child's teacher at least once every two weeks.  If you haven't received a call or message from your child's teacher, please feel free to call our office at (817) 744-4000.  We'll be happy to help you connect.

Join PTA! - Our Parkwood Hill PTA is more than 400 members strong, and benefits from an active and talented executive board.  If you or your bulldog have yet to sign-up, please do so today!  Physical membership forms are available under the "Documents" section at www.phispta.org, or you can join online at www.joinpta.org (small service fee).  Adult memberships are $7.00, and student memberships $5.00.

Register to Volunteer - If you plan to volunteer on our campus this year, or to serve as a field trip chaperone, please make sure you have successfully completed the 2017-2018 KISD Volunteer Application.  This application and background check must be completed each year, and will cover all Keller ISD campuses when successful.  All parents/guardians must apply online, and can access the application here.

Collect Box Tops for Education - Our PTA manages the Box Tops program at PHIS, and rewards prizes for the top 5th and 6th grade contributors each six weeks!  Please collect Box Tops in an envelope or baggie, and then write your student's name, homeroom teacher, and grade on the outside.  Collections can be dropped in the Box Tops Collection Box in our PHIS lobby.  If you have questions, please contact Heather Rudzik at boxtops@phispta.org.

 

 

CONNECT WITH US

Parkwood Hill Counseling News – Our campus is a leader in social-emotional learning initiatives, and is blessed with a phenomenal counseling team.  Learn how we "do school" differently, and connect with our counselors by clicking here.

Meet our Physical Education Team – We're happy to welcome Mrs. Spivey and Mr. Brown, our new physical education teachers at PHIS!  They've prepared an introductory letter for all PHIS families, and you're welcome to view it here.

Campus Flyers – This year, campus flyers will be posted to "Peachjar."  Visit our website at www.ParkwoodHill.info, and click on the link for "Peachjar Digital Flyers."

Online Resources – Campus information is always available online!

Campus Website: www.ParkwoodHill.info

Campus Remind Account: www.remind.com/join/pinterm

Campus Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ParkwoodHill

PTA Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/phispta

Campus Twitter Account: www.twitter.com/ParkwoodHill

PTA Twitter Account: www.twitter.com/PTAParkwoodHill

 

 

"PROSPECT-IVE" SOLUTIONS

If you have any solutions, concerns, or praise that can serve to make Parkwood Hill a better place for our kiddos, please fill out a brief, online feedback form by clicking here.  When using the form, you can choose to share your name, or to remain anonymous.

 

Thank you for staying informed, active, and involved in the education of our bulldogs!