Panther Press for November 27, 2022

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Calendar Survey: Make Your Voice Heard!

School Year Calendar Development

FCPS parents/caregivers, employees, and students in grades 7-12 were emailed an invitation to take the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. This survey is part of an annual process to gather input from the community to help develop the school year calendar for the following year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, December 1, and make your voice heard! For more information or help filling out the survey, please visit our website.

Caregiver Wellness Presentation December 1st!


Please join Parklawn’s Wellness Team in person for an evening of learning. We will share what it means to be a Responsive Classroom school and our school wide approach to teaching and discipline.  We will also discuss logical consequences and how you can implement them at home. We look forward to seeing you there!

Snuggle Up and Read Night is December 7!

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One of Parklawn’s favorite annual events is here! Join us for Snuggle Up and Read Night on Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30-8 pm!  Parents and students are invited to spend a fun evening reading with family and Parklawn friends while enjoying cookies and juice. Wear your pajamas, bring a cozy blanket or stuffed animal and snuggle up and read or listen to stories. We will have guests reading in English and other languages.  Discover ways to support your students as readers. Every student will receive a book to take home!

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Diagnostic Testing

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county November 28-30 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

Attendance Update

When should you keep your child home from school? Attendance is critical for student success, but if a child is ill, it may be best to keep them home. See our suggestions for when a sick child should stay home:


Positivity Project for November 26-December 2: Kindness


This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Kindness. Kindness means you are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

Kindness is grounded in the belief of a common humanity in which others are worthy of care, attention, affection, and compassion. Kind people think about the needs and feelings of other people, and then act to help those people. Kind people are selfless. That is why a true act of kindness is distinct from helping another person in order to simply gain something for yourself. An individual with the strength of kindness helps others because it's’ the right thing to do, not because they expect any reciprocal treatment or gain in reputation.

In addition to empathy and sympathy, the character strength of kindness is indicative of an individual’s moral reasoning capacity and level of social responsibility. That means people who develop kindness possess a strong personal ethical responsibility to care for other people. And, their acts of kindness towards others lead to additional acts of kindness by those who have been helped.

To practice and encourage the character strength of kindness 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.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, November 29: Annandale Pyramid Community Conversation with Dr. Reid, Superintendent

Thursday, December 1: Family Presentation: Responsive Classroom! 6:30-7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 7: Snuggle Up and Read Night! 6:30-8 pm

December 15: Level IV Referrals due

December 19-January 2: Winter Break