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Parkside Present Shop Is December 1-4
Monday, November 30, 2015

Parkside Present Shop 2015

It’s time for our present shop at Parkside Elementary School!

The PTA present shop will be held December 1-4. The optional PTA-sponsored event gives students the opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends right here at our school. Gifts are all reasonably priced. Each class will be “shopping” during a selected day and time.

The attached schedule details the 25-minute time slots for each class. If your child will be participating, please send the amount of money you
would like your child to use while shopping in an envelope marked with the student’s name on his or her designated shopping day.

This is an exciting event and we need many volunteers to make this week run smoothly. We can always use additional volunteers. If there is
a day you would like to help, please contact Andrea Hill at
gregandandreahill@yahoo.com if you have questions or would like to be added to the volunteer list.

Resources: Parkside Present Shop Schedule

November PTA Meeting Is An Evening Meeting
Monday, November 16, 2015

Evening PTA Meeting This Week!

The November Parkside PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 17, will be an evening meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting will be in the cafeteria. Park in the rear of the building and enter the school through the back playground doors.

See you there!

Veterans Day at Parkside
Monday, November 02, 2015

November 11 is Veterans Day. We will continue our tradition of recognizing the importance of this special day with our students. Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans. It is an opportunity for us to thank veterans for their dedicated and loyal service. It also allows us to show that we understand and deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free.

We will begin the day on the 11th with a short program in the gym at 8:15 a.m. Students will perform several musical selections and share reflections about this special day during this time. As part of the program, we are asking for your help to identify veterans that may be interested in attending our program and to be recognized by the students and staff as an honored guest. If you have a friend, neighbor, or family member who is a U.S. military veteran and wishes to be placed on the guest list, please let me know via email at asullen@solonboe.org.

Honored guests should arrive at Parkside Elementary School by 8 a.m. on the 11th. They will receive special seating during the assembly and be asked to stand and be celebrated by what is sure to be a cheering student body.

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Unit Two Writing- Boxes and Bullets
Monday, October 12, 2015

In this unit we will be writing and learning how to write personal and persuasive essays by using the format of boxes and bullets. When writers write essays about their opinions, they structure their essays to that they communicate their ideas and their reasons for their idea. Sometimes writers refer to this as "Boxes and Bullets".

Article Submitted by: Mrs. Chonko

Unit Two Reading- Reading the Weather, Reading the World
Monday, October 12, 2015

This is the first nonfiction unit of the year. In this unit students will learn how to read nonfiction, tackle the vocabulary and summarize a nonfiction piece. Later, they will read with awareness of text features, synthesize contradictory information across texts, nurture, thoughtful responses about nonfiction reading and then look for patterns and relationships among nonfiction. Students will evaluate sources and then use close reading to think deeply about the text.

Article Submitted by: Mrs. Chonko

Unit One Science- Earth's Changing Surface
Monday, October 12, 2015

In this first science unit students are learning about the layers and functions of the Earth's surface, more specifically, landforms. We are learning about the process that tear down and reshape the earth's surface, due to weathering and erosion. and those agents that cause it to occur, such as water, wind and ice. We will also learn that the surface of the earth is always changing due to deposition.

Article Submitted by: Mrs. Chonko

Math Topic 4
Monday, October 12, 2015

Throughout this topic students are multiplying multiples of ten, and then multiplying 2-digit numbers by multiples of ten. In addition, they will use rounding as well as arrays and partial products to solve multiplication problems. Compatible numbers, like the number 25 is shown to be a strategy to use when rounding, as well as the distributive property. Lastly, students will multiply 2-digit by 2-digit numbers.

Article Submitted by: Mrs. Chonko

Parkside Picture Re-Take Day is October 22
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mark your calendars! Picture Re-Take Day here at Parkside is October 22. Choir, strings and candid photos for the yearbook will also be taken that day.

If you want your child to have his or her school pictures retaken, the student will need to return the picture envelope and all photos that day and the same package selection will be processed with the new photo.

Any students who are new to Parkside since the original picture day, will have their photos taken on the 22nd. Order forms for those students will be sent home soon.

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Peanut Free Snacks

The attached list provides options for tree nut and peanut free snacks that are also vegan options. Thank you for supporting the needs of all our students.

Nut Free & Vegan Snack List

Student Handbook

Please click on the link below to read the Parkside Family Handbook.

Parkside Handbook 2015-16.pdf

Parkside Bus Routes - UPDATED

Please click on the link below to see the 2015-16 bus routes.

Parkside Bus Routes 2015-16 as of 8-24-15

Day Care Transportation Form

Please click on the link below to access this year's Day Care Transportation Request Form. This form must be completed and returned to the Transportation Department if you are requesting bus transportation for before- or after-school day care.

2015-16 Day Care Transportation Request

School Supply Lists

Click on the link below for an easy reference of school supplies students will need to start the year in August.


Summer Learning Opportunities

Click on the link below to explore Summer Learning Opportunities for elementary school students.

Summer Opportunities Elementary School