Summer is finally here. This is the time to enjoy a good book and to take a walk around the neighborhood. If you are traveling please continue to practice social distancing and practice math facts on your road trips.
Back to School Registration is taking place now until July 15. Take advantage of online registration. Registration fees have been waived for all families in the district for the 20-21 school year. Act now and register your child. If you have a new neighbor please encourage them to call the school regarding registration.
If you have not picked up your child’s belongings please do so on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm in the main office. You can also return the district owned chromebooks and textbooks to the main office.
Throughout the summer we will continue to provide breakfast and lunch. Please come to the Prairie View Gym on Monday thru Thursday from 9 am to 11 am.
From the Principal’s Desk:
This school year has been like no other. Our teachers and students have not seen each other in person since March 13. Due to the governor’s stay at home order, parents and guardians have become classroom teachers. Teachers had to quickly learn how to create a learning environment that was similar to in-person instruction. We were all hopeful that our kiddos would be able to return to the building for at least one day to say goodbye to their teachers and friends. We never received the green light to reenter. We tried to provide as many opportunities to reunite with our students. Many teachers and families came out for the reverse parade. Thank you!! Our teachers and their students were excited to see each other. The junior high teachers provided a memorable graduation experience for our eighth grade students. On June 3, our eighth graders participated in their final walk down 151st St in their cap and gown. Parents were able to cheer, shout and celebrate their graduate as they made their final walk down the front of the school. It was a beautiful night for an awesome group of students.
The covid-19 pandemic has closed schools, shut down businesses and kept many of us isolated in our homes in order to stay safe and healthy. The past couple of weeks have been difficult and at times emotional as we have had to grapple with the continued racial divide in our country. The pain we are witnessing is real and rampant. Our children are seeing this as well and are feeling a multitude of emotions. This is a moment in history that they will forever remember and how we respond as adults, as educators, is imperative in defining who they will ultimately become.
Central Park School has pledged to explore what and how we have been teaching. We have ordered trade books by diverse authors and will continue to add to our collection. We will continue to ensure that our curriculum and professional development is inclusive and respectful of all cultures, races, ethnicities and backgrounds. We will make every effort to fulfill our motto - Central Park School is A Place to Belong. As our staff embark on this uncharted territory we are asking for your support. Join us as we continue to model our motto.
I am looking forward to seeing ALL of our students once we return to in-person instruction. Until we see each other again, continue to be safe and enjoy your summer.
Mrs. Colandra Hamilton