Park Elementary School

Emergency Announcements



Dear Park Families!
It is that time of year again!  Fall, football, and a brand-new school beginning!  Beginnings are just that, the start of a new adventure.  Each year we prepare, review and make changes, and this year is no different.  There will be changes that you will notice in the curriculum, the staff, and our instruction.  All of which will continue to change and grow as we move toward excellence. 

I hope all of our students are as excited as I am to get back to school!  We are dedicating our year to a fantastic curriculum and engaging instruction to create the best-possible learning environment for our students-an environment where students are excited about coming every day!  As always, our parents are welcome and we look forward to seeing the many familiar faces, and meeting the new ones!

**One important note, a security buzzer and video camera were installed at the main entrance over the summer. The front doors will be locked during the school day. ALL visitors will need to be “buzzed in” by the office staff.  Access will only be granted by an adult in the main office.  Doors will not be opened by anyone else in the building.  This may be an inconvenience, but the safety of our students is our top concern.  I thank you in advance for your understanding as we work through this new procedure. 

**Another important note is that on Mondays, school dismisses at 2:29 instead of 3:26 for all students.  This is every Monday all year long.  Last year, Mondays’ dismissal time was 2:15, so this is a slight change in our schedule!  Our Park teaching staff uses this valuable time to review data, curriculum and instruction.  We, once again, thank you for working with us in this endeavor of educating all of our youth to the highest levels.  Thank you for your support!

As always, parents, we are a team and I look forward to working with each of our Park families this school year.  I will see all of our students on Tuesday, September 2, the first day of school and my favorite day of the year!

 I look forward to the start of this new and exciting school year!


Sheryl Thorbjornsen, Principal   pc


Mission Statement

At Park Elementary we:

•          work together and share ideas;

•          continue to advance our knowledge and skills;

•          expect the highest levels of learning to take place for all;

•          regularly review classroom data to monitor student growth and make instructional decisions;

•          regularly review curriculum to ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum;

•          regularly communicate with families about the progress of students and the curriculum they are learning;

•          create a safe environment, both physically and emotionally, where members are free to take a risk to learn; and




Creating the best possible learning environment for our students and staff; an environment where everyone is excited to be here every day!


Library News

The end of the school year is near and all books will be due back to the Library on Friday, May 30th .  If your child has an overdue item/items please help him/her look for it. All items not returned to the Library by the 30th will be billed.  Please visit the Public Library during the summer months and keep the reading fun flowing!

Yours in the joy of reading,

Mrs. Dickerson

Recycling News


We will no longer be collecting recycling items due to the limited types that are now accepted.  



Classrooms will again be collecting Box Tops for Education this school year. The more we collect, the more we earn. You can also sign up online at  to learn more on how to earn more box tops for the school. Please keep saving and having your child turn them in to their classroom teacher.
If you regularly shop at Harding's, you may be interested in the Harding's eScrip Community Card. You just show your eScrip card to the cashier prior to your purchase and you could earn up to 4% cash rewards for Park Elementary. If you are interested, please stop in or call the office for more information.

AR Codes

Please enjoy these photos of Park's "Secret" Garden from this summer. Beautiful!

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