Principal's Message

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    Message from Mrs. Hall

    Hello Parkside Families,

    Happy Fall, Parkside Families! Believe it or not, we are already half way through the first quarter of school. Last week, some students may have received an interim report. If your child did not receive an interim, your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you to schedule his/her conference within the month. If you have not had any communication with your child’s teacher about their progress, please feel free to reach out to them and ask for a conference. At the end of this month, students will be receiving their first quarter progress report.

    October brings some many exciting things here at Parkside. First of all, our PTA begins the month with our annual Book Fair. This is a great way to give back to your children and our school. Scholastic has such a great selection of books with many different topics and levels for all readers. On Thursday evening of that week, we will be having a night event at the school for you to come out with your children to visit the fair. Also, at the end of this month, we have Halloween Parade. This is always a fun day for the students who celebrate the holiday; they are able to come to school in their costumes and parade around the car loop. Parents are always welcome to come out and join in on the fun. PTA will be having a dance during the day for students that day as well. More information will be forthcoming about this event.

    As many of you are aware, we are a Title I School. This means that our school receives additional funding from the federal government to support our students through resources, trainings, and additional staff. Each month, training opportunities are available for families at local schools within the area. These trainings also provide opportunities to borrow educational resources to help support your child at home. We are always looking for parent volunteers to attend. Please let us know if you are interested in attending.

    Parkside is also in the third year of the SMART Bond. We are currently in the process of the planning phase for our new HVAC system. We will be discussing this at our upcoming SAC meetings. We are also working with the District and outside vendors to continue to put the best safety measures within our school. If you are interested in hearing more about this, please consider coming out to our School Advisory Council meetings which are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 am in our Media Center.

    All of our students have now completed their I-Ready Diagnostic Assessment. This now opens the opportunity for all students to start working at home. Students can all access their accounts through the Single Sign On portal. If your child doesn’t know their username and password, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Students should be doing 45 minutes of reading and 45 minutes of math per week, but no more than this amount. This is a great way to provide reinforcement of our Florida Standards. Please remember that working with your child and reading with them are the most important things you can do to help your child. If you have questions about I-Ready, please reach out and we can help you.

    Lastly, I want to continue to thank all of the parents who have completed the online forms. After the forms went home last week, we have now received several more, but we still are missing many. If you received a form, and haven’t yet gone online to complete the information, please take a moment and take care of that. It’s so important for us to have that information. This is the only means we have for emergency contacts this year. The website is www.browardschools.com/bts. If you need help, please give us a call. Thanks so much for your cooperation with this.

    Hoping you all have a great month and maybe we can get some of the fall temperatures soon!

     

    Laneia Hall, Principal