Welcome to Parkside Elementary

Announcements & Important Information:

 

February is "I LOVE to Read Month" at Parkside.  We have many fun reading activities during the month, including our Friday Special Clothing Days:

  • February 5 - "Hats off the Reading" - wear a hat and take it off when you are reading
  • February 12 - "We are Well Read" - Wear Red
  • February 19 - "Reading Knocks Your Socks Off" - Wear special or wacky socks
  • February 26 - "Read My Shirt Day" - Wear a tee shirt with words on it

 Give Kids a Smile Program-Free Dental Care Program Feb. 5th and 6th

Give Kids a Smile is a charitable program coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association to provide free care to low-income children in need. The two-day, statewide event is Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Association is committed to doing what it can to make quality care accessible to every child in Minnesota. More information here.

Jump Rope for Heart:  Feb. 17-19 during PhyEd classes.

Parkside Field Trips:  Bag lunches can be reserved from our cafeteria for your child by calling 763.682.8511. The cost of a bag lunch is the same as the usual lunch prices:  $2.55 for students, $3.55 for adults, or free/reduced prices.  Students can have their order charged to their meal accounts. A bag lunch includes: a Sun Butter & Jelly sandwich,  1/2 cup of fresh carrots, an apple, chips, a cookie and a carton of milk. *Parents accompanying their child or chaperoning a field trip must have completed a criminal background check with the BHM district.

  • Grade 4 to Bakers Park Near Wilderness on Friday, Feb. 26th. (This is an outdoor field trip so your child should dress accordingly.)
  • Kindergarten to Gale Woods Farm & Lake Minnetonka Play Area on Wednesday, March 23rd.



Student Registrations:  Please call the Parkside office if you are new to the area and need to register your child for school at 763.682.8500.

  • Check our School Boundary Information if you are unsure which elementary school your address falls within. 
  • Basic registration forms are available to print and bring with you, or you may pick them up in the school office.  



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Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbooks are now on sale through February 29th!  Pre-order your yearbook online by visiting ybpay.lifetouch.com and use our school ID code is 5668716.  We do have a few paper order forms in the office for families without computer access.  Sales end Monday, February 29th.  Books are in full color and start at just $15.50 with other personalization options available.

Kindergarten Registration Night for 2016-2017

Kindergarten Registration Night for 2016-2017

Parkside Kindergarten Registration Night is Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.  An informational mailing will go out to parents the week of February 16th.  If you are new to the Buffalo area, please visit the BHM district registration information page and fill out the BHM census/Pre K form so you will receive all district mailings. 

Free Parent Seminars
Friday Feb 5, 16

Free Parent Seminars

United for Youth is sponsoring a FREE parent seminar. The next topic is: February 25, Sleep and Youth. Read for more information.

The "Magic 5" for winter recess!

The "Magic 5" for winter recess!

It's winter again! Students should dress prepared to go outside for at least 20 minutes each day.  We go outdoors for recess and stretch breaks unless the temperature and/or wind chill are below 0 degrees.

These are the "Magic 5" items needed to play outside in the snow during their outdoor breaks...

 

New School Start Times for 2016-17 School Year
Tuesday Nov 24, 15

New School Start Times for 2016-17 School Year

The BHM School Board unanimously voted to approve new school start times beginning with the 2016-17 school year. The new school start times will be:

Elementary-7:45 a.m.-2:25 p.m.
Middle School-8:50 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
High School-8:50 a.m.-3:25 p.m.

Read more about how the district came to the decision and the research behind it.

 

Parkside CARES!

Parkside CARES!

Our school motto is Parkside CARES - for ourselves, others, our learning, our school.  Parkside CARES positive behavior expectations are actively taught and regularly acknowledged in all settings.  We work together as both staff and students to support each other, learn and have fun.  Check here for some examples!

Phy Ed Family Fun Nights

Phy Ed Family Fun Nights

Looking for some family fun and a great way to stay active?
Parkside Physical Education "
Family Fun Nights" are held in the Parkside gymnasium, from 6:30-7:30 p.mAll Parkside students and their families are invited to come join the fun!  Check here for the 2015-16 dates.

Family Vacation Information and Form

Family Vacation Information and Form

Is your family taking a vacation during the school year?  Please submit your vacation request form at least one week prior to the start date of the absence.

Are You Moving?

Are You Moving?

Are you moving?  Please notify the Parkside office at 763.682.8500 as soon as possible if you are planning on moving out of the BHM school district or are transferring schools.

Please complete a Student Withdrawal Form (print here or also available in the school office). Thanks for helping us keep our district database up to date.