Panther Press for September 11, 2022

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Today we remember and honor the victims, families, heroes, and survivors of 9/11, and the courage and determination of our nation's first responders. #NeverForget

Virtual Back to School Night is September 20!


After last year’s successful virtual Back to School Night, we will be holding this event again on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30  pm. We look forward to coming together virtually as a Parklawn Family to explore grade level curriculum, review learning expectations, school routines and procedures. The agenda will be:

6:30 - 6:40 Parklawn Community Welcome

6:40 - 7:10 Grade level presentations (round 1)

7:15 - 7:40 Grade level presentations (round 2)

7:15 - 8:00 Specialists Visits

Stay tuned as we send out zoom links through an eNotify email on Monday, September 19. You can join your children’s class to kick off the event at 6:30. We look forward to families joining us. We hope to “see” you there!

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The FCPS updated Student Rights & Responsibility booklet is available online and in the ParentVue section of the Student Information System (SIS). The SR&R booklet explains expectations for student behavior, and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable, and supportive school environment. 

Each year, we ask parents to review, sign, and return the SR&R to their child’s school. In ParentVue, you may now download and digitally sign the SR&R. Every parent/caregiver with a ParentVUE account will see the SR&R upon login to ParentVUE until the SR&R acknowledgement has been completed.

Your name in the digital signature box must match the parent/caregiver’s first and last name in SIS exactly before the signature will be accepted.

The 2022-2023 Student Rights and Responsibilities document explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment. We ask that you use this document as a framework for discussing these expectations with your child or teen so that he or she is well prepared for success when the school year begins. You will also find that this publication includes information that you may need throughout the school year, including contact numbers and other resources. This document is available in the following languages: Spanish, ArabicChineseKoreanUrdu, and Vietnamese.

Please take a moment to log into ParentVue in your child’s SIS account to access the SR&R. OR sign and return this form to Parklawn. Signatures are due by September 30.Visit the SIS Parentvue Account Overview page for help logging in to your account. Please contact us at (703) 914-6900, if you are having difficulty accessing the booklet. 

Attendance Awareness Month!

September is National Attendance Awareness Month!  Over two years into the pandemic, chronic absence has nearly tripled.  Students are considered chronically absent when they miss 10% or more of the school year or 18 days over an entire year.  Research shows that when students are chronically absent, they are less likely to read proficiently by third grade, achieve in middle school, and graduate from high school.  When students attend school regularly, they have an opportunity to achieve academically and thrive.  Regular attendance is vital for your child’s success! 


Positivity Project for September 12-16: Curiosity!


This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Curiosity. Curiosity means you like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.

Curiosity is a crucial component of one’s character. Our innate urge for discovery and exploration is a key element of our human desire for wisdom and knowledge. It’s what keeps us intrigued in the plotlines of movies and books. It’s what pushes us to try new activities or travel to different places. All individuals experience curiosity but differ in their willingness to experience it -- behaviorally, intellectually, and emotionally.

Individuals with the character strength of curiosity are more likely to ask questions and try new things. Curiosity, then, is a form of courage. Asking questions exposes the fact that we don’t know and trying a new activity means we might fail. But, it’s only through asking questions and exploring new opportunities that we learn and grow. 

To practice and encourage the character strength of curiosity with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Message from the PTA


Help Our PTA Membership Grow! This is the theme of our membership drive. We’ll be tracking membership with our apple tree posters– each new member will earn an apple on the tree! Your membership helps to support our activities throughout the year, such as providing frozen treats from Scoops 2 U at last week’s family picnic. Membership dues are $10 for an individual adult and $15 for a family (more than 1 adult) for the entire school year. When you submit your membership form (in paper or online), please include the grade(s) of your student(s) to earn a point for that grade and get an apple on the tree.  The grade that earns the most points by September 30 will win a prize! Visit our website to join online.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, September 20: Virtual Back to School Night, 6:30-8:00 pm

Thursday, September 22: September PTA Meeting: 7-8 pm

Tuesday, September 27: Family Coffee, 9-10 am