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
2014-2015 Dk/Kindergarten Enrollment.It's done in three easy steps! This applies to students who will be turning five years old on or before October 1, 2014. If your student will be turning five years old after October 1, 2014 and who are five years old on December 1, 2014, you must submit an Age Waiver Request Form.
Step One: Online RegistrationStep Two: (please read both parent paperwork packet and information for parent review in this section) Also, if your student will require Transportation to a daycare address, please refer to the section below regarding daycare transportation.Parent Paperwork Packet to complete and bring with you to Parent Meeting on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m.
Parent Review Information.
Step Three:Kindergarten Screening Sign Up
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Dk/Kindergarten enrollment process after completing the three steps above, please notify Mrs. Rothwell at ERothwell@rockfordschools.org
If your student has a serious, life threatening medical condition, please click on "Health Forms" (then scroll to bottom of page) to fill out the appropriate form. This form MUST be submitted upon enrollment, anytime the condition changes, and at the beginning of each school year by parent or guardian.
Announcements and Information
March is Reading Month - Paws, Claws, Scales, & ...Tales!!! (watch for a special calendar!)
3/5 Parent Teacher Conferences, 5:00 pm—8:00 pm
3/6 Parent Teacher Conferences, 5:00 pm—8:00 pm
3/7 No School
3/8 Regional Odyssey of the Mind Meet—Greenville
3/9 Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward one hour
3/10 Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 pm at Administration
3/11 PTO Meeting—6:30 pm, Bond Discussion
3/12 Spring Pictures
3/13 Wear Your Words Day
3/14 School Store
3/15 Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Mrs. Marla Gregory, NRMS
3/17 St. Patrick’s Day, Wear Green
3/19 DARE Graduation 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm—Parkside Gym
Fatzo’s Pizza Night
3/24 Kindergarten Concert, 7:00 pm in the gym
Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 pm @ Administration
3/28 Donuts with Dad, 7:55 am to 8:40 am
3/28 Beach Day, Wear your flip-flops!
April 4—April 11 is Spring Break!
Our school color is Blue
Mascot: We are the Parkside Pachyderms!