• One Book, One School
    ~ a unified journey based on the love and learning of literacy 

  • Starting April 18th, Parker School will be embarking on a unified journey based on the love and learning of literacy.  This special expedition is an all school book club called One Book, One School. Thanks to a generous gift from our ABC club, each family here in the Parker Schools will receive a copy of the same book, Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.  We are asking for your support and efforts in promotion of literacy in our district, by reading this book with your child, or all of your children as a family at home.  One Book, One School will be a memorable event not only in school for the next number of weeks, but also in your houses, and across the community of Parker.

    Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. It is also a fun and worthwhile family activity. With the One Book, One School program, we aim to further build a community of readers at our school. Everyone- students, parents, teachers, office, cafeteria, bus drivers, day care, and custodial staff will be participating so we can all reap the many benefits of the program.

    A special school-wide assembly will introduce the program and the book.  Your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive and active listening as well as a number of activities throughout the coming weeks in their classroom. You will soon find out that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. Throughout the school there will be various activities which will further enrich the reading experience. You will want to make sure that your family stays current with the reading so that your child can fully appreciate all that we have planned. Events to look forward to in conjunction with our One Book, One School adventure include a kick-off assembly on April 18th, building of a mistake tree, growing and planting a garden at school, and a culminating party at the end of the school year. 

    With your help, we hope to make the next six weeks a time in which everyone is excitedly talking about the adventures of Opal and Winn-Dixie.

    Happy Reading!

Chapter 26 - May 19th - Read by Mr. Bill Leberman

Chapter 22 - May 15th - Read by Mr. Derrek Sattler

Chapter 19 - May 11th - Read by Mrs. Teresa Larson

Chapter 15 - May 5th - Read by Mr. Minarik

Chapter 13 - May 3rd - Read by Aleeus & Paige

Chapter 10 - April 28th - Read by Karley

Chapter 8 - April 26th - Read by Grace

A message from the author to the community of Parker.

    Winn-Dixie Book Cover  

    Upcoming Events 

    • May 19th we will be biking with Winn-Dixie.  Anyone in the community who would like to join can meet us with their bike AND helmet on the elementary playground at 11:20. We will be returning back to the school at 12. Teachers please plan to come and join in on the ride!

    • May 24th we will be having our big party to celebrate the end of the book! This celebration will take place on the football field at 1:00 pm. More information will be provided as it gets closer. Everyone is welcome to join!


    Book Club Schedule
    April 18, 2017 Chapter 1
    April 19 Chapter 2
    April 20 Chapter 3
    April 21Chapter 4
    April 22Chapter 5
    April 24Chapter 6
    April 25 Chapter 7
    April 26Chapter 8
    April 27Chapter 9
    April 28 Chapter 10
    May 1Chapter 11
    May 2Chapter 12
    May 3Chapter 13
    May 4Chapter 14
    May 5Chapter 15
    May 8Chapter 16
    May 9Chapter 17
    May 10Chapter 18
    May 11Chapter 19
    May 12Chapter 20
    May 14Chapter 21
    May 15Chapter 22
    May 16Chapter 23
    May 17Chapter 24
    May 18Chapter 25
    May 19Chapter 26