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



March Calendar
 

Monday

3/2

Report Cards go Home

Mon-Thurs

3/2-3/5

Book Fair in the Media Center

Tuesday

3/3

3rd Grade goes to Lansing

Wednesday

3/4

“Open Door” Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:30 – 7:30

Thursday

3/5

Bring Your Favorite Book Day

Friday

3/6

No School

Monday

3/9

Board of Ed Meeting at Administration, 7:30 pm

Monday

3/9

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

Tuesday

3/10

Developing Healthy Kids, 6:30-8 pm @ RHS Auditorium

Thursday

3/12

Spring pictures

Friday

3/13

Wear Your Words Day

Saturday

3/14

Carnival & Silent Auction 11:00 – 3:00

Tuesday

3/17

St. Patrick’s Day

Friday

3/20

Vision & Hearing Screening

Friday

3/20

Beach Day – Wear your Shorts & Flip Flops

Friday

3/20

School Store at lunch time

Saturday

3/21

Rockford Expo – High School

Monday

3/23

Pizza Hut Fundraiser

Monday

3/23

Board of Ed Meeting at Administration, 7:30 pm

Thursday

3/26

4th grade to Kalamazoo Air Zoo

Thursday

3/26

Kindergarten Spring Concert 6:45

Friday

3/27

Morning with Mom 7:55-8:40

Friday

3/27

PJ Day – Wear Your PJs to School

Monday

3/30

Return March is Reading Month Calendar

Tuesday

3/31

Return March is Reading Month Calendar.  Calendars turned in after today will not count.


April Calendar
 

Thursday

4/2

$1 Wear your PJ’s for SEPAC

Friday

4/3

No School

Monday – Friday

4/6-4/10

Spring Break – No School

Monday

4/13

Late Start 10:40 a.m.

Monday

4/13

Board of Ed Meeting at Administration, 7:30 pm

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

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




Our school color is Blue

Mascot: We are the Parkside Pachyderms!


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