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 Principal's Message

12/12/14
Dear Parkmont Community,
The month of November was very busy with the end of the first trimester, report cards, parent conferences, and the Thanksgiving Break.  In just a couple of weeks, we will be off again for the Winter Break.  Johanna and I and all of the staff at Parkmont would like to extend Season's Greetings to all of you.  We hope that you have a safe and memorable holiday season and wish everyone a Happy New Year. 
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We are excited to announce our Caught Working Hard recognition program.  Please see below for more details.  We will be introducing this to all of our students in an assembly this month.  As explained in our letter, the program is meant to help promote a growth mindset in all of our students.  As you may know by now, this has been our school wide emphasis this year.  I have included a quote by Carol Dweck, professor at Stanford Universivity, to further explain the  growth mindset.
“There’s another mindset in which these traits [intelligence, personality, character] are not simply a hand you’re dealt and have to live with, always trying to convince yourself and others that you have a royal flush when you’re secretly worried it’s a pair of tens.  In this mindset, the hand you’re dealt is just the starting point for development.  This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.  Although people may differ in every which way—in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments—everyone can change and grow through application and experience.  Do people with this mindset believe that anyone can be anything, that anyone with proper motivation or education can become Einstein or Beethoven?  No, but they believe that a person’s true potential is unknown (and unknowable); that it’s impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil, and training.” 
Please do not hesitate to contact me or Johanna if you have further questions about this program.
 
Principal, Kade Petersen

 

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  • Effective July 1, 2013, the Office of Pupil Services will be officially known as the Office of Student Support Services (SSS). The SSS will include the Language Assessment Center (LAC) and School Nurses, as well as the new Centralized Enrollment Center (CEC). Due to these changes, the enrollment process for new Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – 6th grade students will be conducted in the new Centralized Enrollment Center effective July 8, 2013. Therefore, elementary school enrollment will end on Friday, June 14, 2013 and elementary schools will no longer enroll new students for the 2013/14 school.   For further information, please call (510) 657-2350 after June 17, 2013 and ask for the Centralized Enrollment Center.

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