Park Terrace newsletters for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted below on most Wednesdays throughout the school year.  Click through the categories below to read this week's newsletter.

Newsletters will also be sent via email to families. If you are not receiving these emails, please review your contact information in Campus Parent Portal. If you still do not receive newsletter emails, please contact Park Terrace at 763-600-5600.

In this week's newsletter...

From the principal, Mona Perkins, November 13, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours daily to promote optimal health. They note that adequate sleep on a regular basis leads to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep each night is associated with an increase in injuries, hypertension, obesity and depression. Additionally, it is recommended that all screens should be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and TV, computers and other screens should not be allowed in children’s bedrooms. Learn more about the American Academy of Pediatrics Childhood Sleep Guidelines.

These guidelines and recommendations are important to remember and enforce, especially during the school year. It will definitely help kids be focused and more successful during the school day. If you need more information or would like some help in this area, please reach out to our social worker, Amber Buer ( or Ms. Perkins (

STEM/Math Night

Our annual STEM/Math night is coming up next week on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. We will have a variety of hands-on activities for our families to enjoy together. The event is free to families and includes a light dinner. We would love to see you all there! In order to plan accordingly for food, please RSVP by either calling the office (763-600-5600) or notifying your child's teacher.

Park Terrace honors Veterans

On Monday, November 11, the students and staff at Park Terrace celebrated Veterans Day in a BIG way! We hosted 34 veterans during our all-school assembly. Master Sergeant Bird made connections between the military and our SLP CARES values in a short presentation. The students prepared a video and artwork to show their appreciation to these brave women and men. The veterans also had the opportunity to share their name, branch and rank. Their Park Terrace student then presented them with a certificate of dedication and bravery.  

We had the Cub Scouts present the US flag, a guest drummer, playing the Infantry Cadence and nine Park Terrace students running the program.  

We want to thank each veteran that took the time to attend the assembly. And to all veterans, present and past, thank you from your Park Terrace community!

The Need to Know- November 13, 2019

Grading/Report Cards

As in past years, the following standards-referenced levels will continue to be used to report student achievement in mathematics based on end-of-year learning outcomes:

Exceeds Standards: Consistently performs above grade-level target. Exceeds standard considerations for mathematics include:

  1. Has the child met the grade level target by demonstrating both conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge?
  2. Have the learning opportunities been expanded beyond grade-level learning targets?
  3. Does the child consistently meet the standard on above grade-level learning targets by demonstrating both conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge?

At Standard: Consistently achieves grade-level target independently after instruction, including demonstration of both conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge of grade level targets.

Approaching Standard: Developing skills and concepts of grade-level targets with some help from teacher.

Minimal Progress Towards Standard: Needs continuous teacher support for work towards grade-level targets.

It is important to remember that report cards are just one method of communication that we use with families to share student progress. Please continue to be engaged in regular, ongoing communication with your child's teacher to follow their individual progress, including next learning goals and instructional responses by teachers.



Please visit to order your child's yearbook for this school year. The order deadline is March 27, 2020. Our yearbook ID code is: 3711420. Yearbooks must be pre-ordered to receive them at the end of the school year. 

Upcoming Events- November 13, 2019

November 2019 Calendar Events

Tuesday, November 19 - Park Terrace Night at Blaine Culver's

Thursday, November 21 - Math/STEM Night, 5:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27 - No School

Thursday, November 28 - No School

Friday, November 29 - No School

Monday, December 2 - No School

PTA - November 13, 2019

Culver's Night

Next Tuesday, November 19, we will have a Park Terrace Culver’s Night at the Blaine Culver’s (corner of Hwy. 65 & 105th Avenue). Culver’s will donate 10% of your purchase back to Park Terrace’s PTA. This is a great opportunity to share a meal with family and to give back to our school.  Make sure to mark your calendars!