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



April Happenings 

Wednesday

4/1

Box Tops Party – Mrs. Gregory’s 1st Grade Class

Thursday

4/2

$1 Wear Your Favorite Hat for SEPAC

Friday

4/3

No School

Mon – Fri

4/6-4/10

Spring Break – No School

Monday

4/13

New Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures Begin

Monday

4/13

Late Start 10:40 am

Monday

4/13

Board of Ed Meeting at Administration, 7:30 pm

Tuesday

4/14

Mileage Club Begins

Tuesday

4/14

Kindergarten Round-Up 6:30 pm

Friday

4/17

Twin Day

Monday

4/20

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Tuesday

4/21

Kindergarten Screening

Wednesday

4/22

Hearing & Vision Rescreen

Thursday

4/23

Kindergarten Screening

Friday

4/24

Comic Book/Graphic Novel Day

Thursday

4/27

Board of Ed Meeting at Administration, 7:30 pm

Thursday

4/30

DARE Graduation 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday

4/30

Wear Sunglasses to Mileage Club Day


May & June Happenings 

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

Friday

5/8

Sports Apparel Day

Tuesday

5/12

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

Tuesday

5/12

Whitecaps Family Night 6:35 pm

Wednesday

5/13

Family Field Day & Talent Show 

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

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

Friday

5/29

Super Hero Day

Thursday

6/4

Early Dismissal 12:05 pm

Friday

6/5

Last Day of School – Early Dismissal 12:05 pm


Our school color is Blue

Mascot: We are the Parkside Pachyderms!


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