Principal's Welcome

Parkside Elementary School is proud to be recognized as a Michigan Blue Ribbon School. Parkside currently serves 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The principal of Parkside is Larry Watters. There are 20 professional teachers including K-5 teachers, art, music, physical education teachers, and a reading specialist. We also have a variety of Special Services personnel, including a school social worker, gifted and talented consultant, speech and language therapist, resource room teacher, occupational and physical therapists, a behavioral interventionist, and a district nurse. Our support staff consists of a media specialist, secretaries, custodians, and paraprofessionals who work in classrooms, the computer lab, the lunchroom, and on the playground. Parkside is a family of caring professionals who make it our daily goal to make a difference in the lives of children.


Parkside is fully accredited by AdvancED, formerly the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Michigan Accreditation Program. The State of Michigan awards letter grades to all schools through the "Education Yes" program based on test scores and school improvement data. Parkside Elementary has been awarded an "A" the past seven years and recognized as a State of Michigan "Rewards School" for the past two years. We are proud of our Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) scores as they are consistently above the state average in all subject areas.


Welcome to Parkside Elementary!


Larry Watters, Principal
Parkside Elementary



Announcements and Information



May & June Happenings
 

Friday

5/1

Last School Store of the Year

Friday

5/1

Title I Bingo Night

Monday

5/4

Mileage Club – Walk/Run the Opposite Way

Tuesday

5/5

Last Day of Mileage Club

Wednesday

5/6

Fifth Third Junior Run, Wyoming HS, 5:30 pm

Tues-Thurs

5/5-5/7

M-STEP Testing – 4th Grade

Friday

5/8

Relay For Life Change Challenge Ends

Friday

5/8

Sports Apparel Day

Tuesday

5/12

Whitecaps Family Night 6:35 pm

Warm Up @ 5:45 pm – Bring your glove

Wednesday

5/13

Family Field Day & Talent Show 

Talent Show:  10:50 am – 11:50 am

Field Day Picnic:  12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Field Day – all grades:  1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Friday

5/15

5th Grade-American Revolution Performance, 2:00 pm

Fri-Sat

5/15-5/16

Rockford Relay For Life

Monday

5/18

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Tues-Wed

5/19-20

M-STEP Testing – 3rd Grade

Tuesday

5/19

PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm in Library, Childcare Provided

Wednesday

5/20

2nd Grade Walking Trip to Rockford Museum

Thursday

5/21

2nd Grade Walking Trip to Little Red School House

Thursday

5/21

5th Grade Field Trip Greenfield Village

Friday

5/22

No School or Snow Make-Up Day

Monday

5/25

No School Memorial Day

Mon-Wed

5/18-20

Book Fair

Wed-Thurs

5/27-28

M-STEP Testing – 3rd Grade

Friday

5/29

Super Hero Day

Tuesday

6/2

5th Grade Picnic

Wednesday

6/3

FULL DAY OF SCHOOL

Wednesday

6/3

4th Grade to Chicago

Thursday

6/4

EARLY DISMISSAL 12:05 pm

Friday

6/5

EARLY DISMISSAL 12:05 pm  - Last Day of School

Saturday

6/6

Reading Rocks in Rockford 10 am – 1 pm


Our school color is Blue

Mascot: We are the Parkside Pachyderms!


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