Parkland Weekly Update – April 23rd, 2019


April 24 – Vaping Epidemic Parent Program

From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use surged nearly 78% among high school students.
In 2018, 1.5 million more middle and high school students vaped than in 2017 – up to 3.6 million from 2.1 million.
Students who vape report that they are doing it more frequently, and many use other tobacco products, such as cigarettes, as well.

Our children are faced with deciding whether or not to use drugs at younger ages than ever before, and earlier drug use increases the risk of addiction. We encourage parents and other concerned community members to attend this program in order to learn about:

  • Vaping devices popular with young people
  • Health dangers associated with vaping
  • How the use of gateway drugs, such as tobacco & vaping products, puts kids at risk of further drug use
  • Talking to your child about the vaping fad

Orefield Middle School Auditorium, 7 PM.  All Parkland parents are welcome to attend.

April 24 – PHS Students to Dissect Human Shoulder with Help of St. Luke’s Doctors
Click this link for the full press release.

April 30 – PHS Band Concert and Sr. Citizen Dinner

Dinner starts at 5:30 PM (reservations only) and Concert (open to the public) is at 7 PM.

April 30 – Test Planning and Preparation Strategies to Improve Grades and Prevent Test Anxiety

Students need to gain an understanding of how to properly plan and prepare for tests in order to prevent test anxiety and/or improve grades.

Three sessions will be offered at 8am, 12pm, or 3pm.
RSVP here

May 3 – Guys Night out for the Parkland Education Foundation

Join the men at Saucony Creek for a fun night out.  Details here.

May 4 – Teacher Tech Conference

Leap to Hyperspeed at Parkland SD on May the 4th for our annual celebration of the best tools, resources, and strategies that EdTech has to offer! Teacher Tech Con is oriented to support the values espoused in Parkland Ready 21: fostering learner-centric classrooms, supporting student voice and choice, providing authentic projects, building 21st century skills, and creating upstanding digital citizens. Educators attend FREE, but space is limited.  More info at

May 4 – Clothing Drive at PHS

Got stuff you don’t want anymore?  The Parkland Music Boosters will take it at their annual clothing/household items drive.  Click and view the flyer for more info on what they will accept and not accept.

Post Prom Needs You!

Would you like to help keep Parkland teens safe on Prom Night?  If yes, please consider supporting the Parkland High School Post Prom – an all-night event at Parkland High complete with food, prizes, entertainment, shows and more!  Make your commitment to sponsor the event or provide a donation here:  Check out the Post Prom article from the Morning Call last week.

Graduation Lawn Sign Sale

Attention Senior Parents: Graduation Lawn Signs are available for Parkland Senior families and cost $25.  Order them online by May 16th and pick them up on May 31st.

Summer Camp Information

FEB 28 2019 3:21 PM

Check back often as we are posting summer camp information regularly on our SUMMER CAMPS webpage here.


Information Provided By:
Nicole Mehta McGalla
Director, Community Relations & Development
Parkland School District
1210 Springhouse Rd.
Allentown, PA 18104
Twitter: @ParklandSchools
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