Welcome to Parley's Park Elementary School
4600 Silver Springs Drive
Park City, UT 84098
8:15 am - 3:05 pm
8:15 am - 12:30 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Message from the Principal
I wanted to take a minute and tell you about some important items that are happening at PPES.
PTA recently purchased a rack of playground equipment for all of our students to use. This has been so great for our lunchtime activities. Students use every piece of equipment which helps them be engaged in meaningful play. PTA also purchased a BUDDY bench which is now outside between the two playgrounds. We are teaching students how to use this bench, so that students feel a part of all activities.
I wanted to let you know that we have begun a new approach to helping students learn/re-learn concepts. Each morning, in grades 1-5, students will spend 30 minutes with their teachers, receiving an intervention or enrichment depending on if they have learned or not learned the concept that is being taught. For the past 4 weeks, teachers have been gathering data on students, in order to gauge each students needs. Those needs will then be addressed using a variety of interventions or extensions during that 30 minute time, Monday through Thursday.
I encourage you to attend our back to school carnival. This carnival will replace the Fun Fall Festival we have had in the past. On October 31st we will be continuing our new tradition of conducting a parade for all grades and all parents/guardians are invited to that. More information to come.
Finally, it is a pleasure to be able to work here at PPES. We do have great students, because of you and fabulous teachers. Thanks for this opportunity.
CONTRACTOR REVIEW COMMITTEE
The district is seeking interested individuals to participate on a review committee to make recommendations to the school board for a construction contractor and general manager. Please submit your name, contact information and qualifications to participate on the review committee to Todd Hauber at email@example.com by October 3, 2014.
Talking To Your Teens
In a continual effort to offer parents, guardians, and grand parents with multiple parenting resources, we will host a District-wide Parent Seminar Night on topics that are very real to our students' lives. The PCSD Counselors and Valley Behavioral Health will present valuable information and offer multiple resources to support our students.
The event will be held directly after the High School Parent Teacher Conferences on both nights, October 1st and 2nd from 7:00-8:30 PM in the high school lecture hall (near the front office). A light meal will be served at 6:30 PM.
A Message from the Parley's Park Principal
Dear Parley’s Parents,
I want to welcome you back to school. We are excited to have your students back in our classrooms and to begin this school year.
In light of the recent news regarding a previously employed teacher, I would like share some information shared by a Parley’s Parent, who is also experienced with victim support, that may be beneficial at this time.
(Submitted by a 5th grade parent)
“I know this is a difficult time for all of us and our children as we go through the emotions and figure out how to talk to our children about the allegations against Mr. Ardanaz.
I have some experience working with organizations helping children and families who have been victims of abuse, as a volunteer, board member, advocate, and employee both in Salt Lake and in Los Angeles. I don’t want to imply there was any abuse specific to our children involved, however, I think the resources on abuse can be helpful in talking about child pornography. This is an opportunity for us to talk to our children in a prevention, education focused manner.
I share this information with you from professional resources and contacts I have reached out to for help since learning of the allegations and knowing we are all struggling in how to talk to our children.
If anything did happen to a child (where the child had any knowledge, not necessarily a victim), it is common for the child to speak up during a prevention education discussion. As a parent, it is important to stay calm if a child reveals any information.
From a legal standpoint, it is important NOT to record information or do any form of investigation. We have resources with the Park City Children’s Justice Center for proper, safe interviewing that can assist children in telling their story and having that story stand up in court. Personal recordings without proper interviewing techniques can not only re-traumatize a child, they can be damaging to investigations.
I have brochures in both Spanish and English I will be dropping off at the school tomorrow.
I also have a book donated for our community “My Body’s Just For Me” – It is recommended by Good Reads and sold at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/My-Bodys-Just-Eva-Shiraki/dp/1606450409
Here is a website for information about talking to children and teens regarding abuse. Although it isn’t about child pornography, it gives good examples of what is appropriate to discuss with children at different ages.
FREE ONLINE: STOP IT NOW - http://www.stopitnow.org/talking_to_kids
Lastly, here is the information for the Park City Children’s Justice Center: Christina Sally 435-615-3829
Let’s use this as an opportunity to talk to our children, educate and empower them.”
On behalf of Park City School District, I am impressed how our community has collaborated to find resources to help each other at this time. I thank you for your support you have given to each other. I want you to know that we will continue to be responsive in order to support our students, parents and staff over the next few months regarding this incident. This information will be available at our Open House and sent home on the first day of school.
Principal, Parley’s Park Elementary
Registration Information for New Families
Contact our Parley's Park Welcoming Committee at Welcoming Committee Webpage for a tour and basic school information. Contact main office for registration information.
Registration process includes providing secretary/registrar with the following REQUIRED documents:
- current immunizations
- vision screening for kindergarten students
- proof of residency is required every year - Proof of Residency
- guardianship papers
- name/address/phone/fax or school last attended
- copy of student's birth certificate
Registration is not complete until the above information is provided to the school
Once all information is received and you are living in the district, your student will be entered into our database/scheduling system
Transferring from Charters: Weilenmann School of Discovery or The Winter Sports School
Per district policy, if you currently live within the district boundary, and your student is currently attending Weilenmann School of Discovery or The Winter Sports School, and you would like them to enroll in Park City School District for the 2014-2015 school year, you must notify the district in writing no later than June 30, 2014 of your intention to enroll your student. After June 30, 2014, you must complete an Open Enrollment form at the district office, and approval will be based on space availability.