Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, school districts in Michigan must provide a minimum of 180 days of student instruction. For many districts including Western, this means having to add days onto their existing calendars. Over a year ago, the superintendents in Jackson County and their boards of education began talking about developing a "common calendar" for the county. After much discussion and receiving a waiver from the the State of Michigan to start before Labor Day, the common calendar for Jackson County is becoming a reality. We are very aware that not everyone likes the notion of starting school before Labor Day, but for many of us this is returning to what was done prior to the 2006 legislation. Regardless, the 180 day requirement exists and whether we add time onto the beginning or end of the school year it will shorten summer vacation.
Parma Print Announcements
Last Call for Football
Last Call for Football is Wednesday, June 1st at the Middle School. See the attached form.
Here are a list of Field Trips:
May 20- Mrs Woolworth's class visit the one room school house.
May 31- Field day for grades K-3. 1:30pm-3:15pm at Parma.
June 2 - 4th & 5th grade Field day at SAU.
June 3 - 4th grade visits Chicago.
June 3 - 1st graders go to Potter Park Zoo.
June 6 - Y5 visits Potter Park Zoo.
June 6-7 - 3rd grades are at Mackinaw.
June 8 - K classes go to Binder Park Zoo.
June 8 - 5 grade graduation at 7pm at WCAC.
June 9 - 2 grade visits the Hands on Museum.
June 10 - Last day of school. School dismisses at 12:05pm.
No school - Memorial Day
The Awards ceremony for grades 3, 4, & 5 will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at Parma Elementary. We will start with 3rd grade at 9:00am, 4th at 9:45am and 5th grade following around 10:30am. Parents are welcome to come for this assembly.
Information regarding the Rush Michigan Soccer Club is available here. This program is open to ages 8-18.
Click here if your child is interested in cheerleading for next fall. Practice starts in August, and registration is May 23rd & 24th.
Save the date.... Youth Football
Flag football - grades K-2
Youth Tackle League - Grades 3-6
Please click here to view the link and more information regarding these programs. Also, a flyer will be sent home with students this Friday, May 13th. Or you can follow the WYTFL Youth Football page at www.westernfootball.org for more information and registration.
Sign up for Soccer NOW!
Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 for boys & girls ages 4-11.
If you are interested signing up your student for fall & spring soccer, click here to view the flyer and for more information regarding registration.
5th grade Graduation
Parma's 5th grade graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at the Western Community Arts Center at 7pm.
Mileage Club: Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday starting Monday, April 18th. Students are asked to walk 2 laps during their recess on those days. They may keep walking for more punches on their cards or play during the remainder of the recess.
The school store will be open every Thursday morning before school starts. Items range from $0.05 up to $10.00 for the braided necklaces. Items include pencils, erasers, folders, and other school related items. We have many new items for purchase this week, locker buddies, clip on critters.
Reminders from the office:
Please notify the office by 3:00pm of any after school changes for your students. That way we have plenty of time to get the message to your student. ******* Reminder..Front doors are locked until 8:15am.
Volunteer Constent Form
Chaperones and Volunteers: All chaperones and regular classroom volunteers must
complete a Volunteer Consent Form before they are allowed to accompany or work with
Western School District our students. These forms are available through your building secretary. Please plan ahead! Please fill out the attached form and turn it into the office.
School supply list
Please click here to view the list of school supplies for the 2015-16 school year.
Early Release Wednesday- Every Wednesday starting Sept. 16th through June 1st, school will dismiss at 2:35pm.
The Parma PTA recently started a new program which will help make the money you already spend at your favorite stores, work to benefit your child's school. It is called Scrip. It works by, purchasing gift cards to the participating stores, from the PTA on Tuesday's from 3:00pm-4:00pm or online. Then they company gives the PTA a percentage of all gift cards purchased and you get the full amount of the gift card to purchase item from that retailer. Click here for instructions to purchase online.