Principal's Message

  • Principal

    Message from Mrs. Hall

    Parkside Families,

    We are nearing the end of the third quarter of school and are in the final stretch of this school year. This is a very busy time of year; so please pay close attention to the updates we send out as a school as well as your classroom teachers’ communication. We want to make sure you are up to date and informed at all times.

    Over the next few weeks we have several activities and events taking place here at school. On March 14th, we will be having our annual School Wide Exhibition and Spaghetti Dinner. This night is a great opportunity for families to come out and see all of the projects your children have been working on throughout the year. We also offer a free spaghetti dinner for our families. Please make a note of this date so you don’t miss out on this event.

    On March 19th, we will have our Title I Math Night at Publix. This is a great night filled with real world math problems for the students to solve. Our PTA will also be hosting a Spring Fling on the 15th of this month as well. We hope you can participate in all of these events.

    As many of you can see, we are in the final phase of our single point of entry in front of our school. Over this weekend, they will complete the interior portion. With this addition we will continue to have the students enter in the morning on the right side of the gate and parents will stay behind the teal fence. If you need to go to the office, you enter the same way you have been. We are very excited to have this project fully completed. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

    The School Board SMART Bond monies are in their final year of work and distribution. With this, our school is beginning the process for determining how we will utilize the $100,000 School Choice Enhancement monies. Over the next few weeks, we will be meeting and discussing with our School Advisory Council and staff ideas for items to be placed on the ballot. Once the ballot is created and approved by our SAC committee, we will begin the voting process. Parents, volunteers, and staff will all be allowed one vote to determine which items the school will move forward with in the process. If you are interested in learning more about this process, please plan on attending our next SAC meeting where we will share more information.

    Finally, I wanted to take a moment and thank all of the many parents, teachers, high school students, and volunteers who helped us make February 14th and 15th’s Day of Service a huge success. Both days were filled with so many activities throughout the school where kids showed kindness, love, giving and hope. We hope that you will have a chance to stop by and see the beautiful mural that was created by Mrs. Mastrianni, but painted by several students and staff and visit the butterfly garden where every student had a chance to clean, dig or plant. We hope your children will forever remember these days and how great it felt to give back to our school and community and truly be planting seeds of kindness.

    Thank you for all that you continue to do to make our school the “BEST.”

    Laneia Hall, Principal