Principal's Message


 Dear Parents & Guardians,

WELCOME BACK!  The beginning of a school year is always an exciting time!  This year is going to be especially exciting as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary!  For five decades, Country Parkway has been a beacon of excellence in education.  Our school embodies the District motto of encouraging, nurturing, and challenging our students.  While academic rigor is our goal for our students, we also never lose sight of the whole child.  As they say, it takes a village.  This can’t be done alone.  Your support at home is essential!  Please be sure to come to open house, join the PTA, make sure you have a WITS account, and stay connected with your child’s classroom experience.  Reach out to your child’s teacher when needed and ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!  Our kids seem to grow up so fast . . . take those small moments and enjoy your child.  

 New this year we have added a Gifted/Talented Open House.  It will take place between the Kindergarten and 1st Grade Open Houses on Wednesday, August 29, at 7:15 PM in the cafeteria.  All parents are invited to attend.  Please consult the classroom placement letter for the date and time of your child’s open house.  I encourage all to attend.  This is a great way to start to make a connection with your child’s teacher.  

  I would be remiss if I did not take an opportunity to thank our hardworking PTA!  Under the leadership of Mrs. Hales and the entire executive board, our PTA is in great shape.  PTA is able to provide educational experiences that go beyond what we can do in the classroom and what can be supported by a school budget.  The Country Parkway PTA sponsors many of the events that become cherished memories for the children.  Some of these events include:  Bike Rodeo, Fall Fest, Ice Cream Social, Second Grade Play, field trips, Mr. Morton, Welcome Back Concert, Summer Reading Program, Nickel City Reptiles, BINGO Night, Fun Run, and much more!  Our PTA treats each child in this school as if s/he were its own child and strives to ensure that each child at CP has a wonderful experience.  It is both humbling and inspiring to have a great group of parents beside whom to work!  I encourage you to come to a PTA meeting to check it out!  The first PTA meeting is Monday, September 17, at 7 pm.

  Have a great start to the school year!

  Proudly your Principal,

  Andrew Bowen