Principal's Message

  • Mrs. HallGreetings Parkside Families (updated 05/03/2024),

    Administrator’s Corner

    The month of May has quickly come upon us and we are extremely busy with all of the end of the year procedures. Throughout this month we will be assessing our students on the final FAST progress monitoring to determine promotion criteria, getting ready for our school wide exhibition, and end of the year celebrations. Please make sure you are listening closely to the weekly parent links for the most updated information. 

    Progress Monitoring 3 for FAST did begin this week for our K, 2nd and 5th grade students. These test are important assessment to show the students growth throughout this year and will be used for their promotion criteria to the next grade. Each week throughout the month, different grade levels will be testing for ELA, Math and 5th grade will take the Science assessments. Please check your child’s calendar and updates from your child’s teacher to ensure your children are in school and prepared for these assessments. All of our teachers have been working hard to ensure your children are prepared for these throughout the entire year. Once all testing is completed, the teachers will be sharing their results with you. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

    May 6th through the 10th is National Teacher Appreciation week. Throughout the week, we will be celebrating all of our staff in many ways. We are asking all parents to participate in the celebration and show all of our teachers and staff how much you appreciate all they do for your children. PTA has put out a flyer giving you ideas for the week, but please feel free to show your appreciation in any way you feel deserving. Our wonderful staff take time and their own money throughout the year to take care of your children, so it is their time to feel the love. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated staff working at Parkside. Thank you for considering them and making them a priority throughout the week.

    Thank you to all of the families who have been participating in our Kona Ice fundraiser. We have had a large participation thus far. The students really enjoy this special treat and a percentage of the profits do go back to the school. We will have one more the first week of June and then decide if we would like to continue this into the next school year. While we know the kids love the large ices, we may out some restrictions on the purchases due to the fact some kids are not having enough time to finish them during recess. Please look for more information coming soon and thanks again for your support.

    Thank you to all of the parents who took time to complete the Annual Customer Survey. Your feedback is important to us and the District. This data is used to make any changes or address any concerns families may have or continue best practices we have in place. We truly appreciate your time in completing these for us.

    Over the past few weeks we have had an excessive amount of students arriving at school late as well as late being picked up in the afternoons. Please remember school starts promptly at 8:00. This means ALL students should be in their classrooms ready to learn at 8. They are tardy if they walk in after 8. Students do accumulate minutes toward truancy for every minute they are late to school. On that same note, school ends at 2:00. Our car line takes about 15 min from start to finish. Each day we are having 10-15 students whose families are late picking them up. Please be mindful of this and respectful of our staff and try to get here on time. If you are running late, please call our office and let them know. After an hour and we have not heard from you, we do reach out to our local police department to assist with locating families. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    This has been another great year and we are so thankful you allow us to have your children each and every day. We hope that you enjoy this month and celebrate all the wonderful MOTHERS out there. You also deserve a lot for all you do. Happy Mother’s Day to you all!

    Thanks for being a part of Parkside

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    Laneia Hall, Principal

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