Welcome to Parkside Elementary



PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

"Parkside CARES - for ourselves, others, our learning, our school."


Parkside Elementary offers a warm and welcoming environment where students, staff, parents, and volunteers work together to learn and have fun. Students grow by challenging themselves, learning to interact positively and reaching for academic success. Parkside is a school that fosters creativity for diverse learners, with deeply dedicated staff working with families to ensure the best education experience possible. Parkside serves approximately 400 students in grades K- 5.

Classroom Placement Consideration Form for 2018-2019
Wednesday Feb 14, 18

Classroom Placement Consideration Form for 2018-2019 (PDF - 25.3 KB)

If you would like to share any information about your child that will assist the teachers and staff while planning class lists for next year, print and fill out this form and return it to the school office by Friday, April 20, 2018. Be sure to follow the instructions printed on the form. 

Announcements & Important Dates

Announcements & Important Dates

NO SCHOOL DAYS:

  • March 30-April 6 - Teacher Workshop / Spring Break
  • May 28 - Memorial Day                            

 

Conferences: February 20, 22 and 27. See more information and the online signup link below.

 

Family Fun Night - Come and join us for our next Family Fun Night with Mrs. Wills, our Physical Education Specialist, on Tuseday, March 13th at 6:15 p.m. in the gym.  There is no cost for this activity, and all family members are welcome.  Wear your tennis shoes and plan to have fun and move!

 

Spring Testing:  MCA testing for grades 3-5 runs March 5 through May 11, and NWEA testing for grades 2-5 are also in May.  Please check with your child's teacher for their classroom testing dates when you are scheduling appointments, and make sure your child comes to school well-rested so they can do their best. Thanks for your help!

 

Spring 2018 Conferences

Spring 2018 Conferences

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are on February 20, 22 and 27, 2018.  You can schedule your conferences for Parkside at: https://www.myconferencetime.com/parkside. If you enter your email address when you are signing up, you will receive a confirmation for your scheduled conferences and reminder emails about 3 days in advance of your conference(s).

Click on the link for additional sign-up information.

 

Kindergarten Registration Night

Kindergarten Registration Night

Parkside's Kindergarten Registration Night will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parkside gym.  An informational mailing will be sent out to families in mid-February. If you have just moved into the BHM school district, please complete the BHM Census/ Pre-K Form so you will be sure to receive district mailings. Please return the survey in the enclosed envelope as soon as you receive it. This help us with our staffing planning. Also, please fill out the rest of the forms in the mailing and bring them with you to registration night, along with a copy of your child's current immunizations and a copy of their birth certificate.

Click on the link for more information.

Remember the "Magic 5" for winter recess!

Remember the "Magic 5" for winter recess!

The winter chill is in the air! Students should come to school dressed in their outdoor clothing, prepared to be 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...

 

Parkside Field Trips & Events

Parkside Field Trips & Events

Field trip dates will be added here as they are scheduled. Click on the link above to see the list. Remember that you can order bag lunches here at Parkside for your child's field trip, if needed.  The cost of a bag lunch is the same as the usual lunch prices:  $2.70 for students, $3.70 for adults, or free/reduced prices.  Students can have their order charged to their meal accounts.  If you would like to reserve a bag lunch, please call the Parkside cafeteria at 763.682.8511.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

Office hours are 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Students should not arrive before 7:25 a.m., as students are not allowed in the building before then.There is no supervision available until that time as teachers are prepping for classes and attending meetings, and students will need to wait outside if they arrive prior to 7:25 a.m.  Make sure that your children dress appropriately for the weather in the event that they need to wait outdoors for a few minutes in the morning.  If your child is a walker, make sure that they are not leaving the house too early to avoid an extended wait time. The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. We have a 3-day rotating specialist schedule (Physical Education, Media & Music). Click here for more details.

Parkside Online Resources

Parkside Online Resources

Click on this link to be connected with the Elementary Links Page. This page containt links to websites that our students use often, such as IXL Math, Lexia, Social Studies Alive, Spelling City and more: https://sites.google.com/a/bhmschools.org/elementary-links/parkside-elementary

Parkside CARES!

Parkside CARES!

Our school motto is Parkside CARES - for ourselves...for others...for our learning...for 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.  Click on "more" for some examples!

Family Vacation Information and Form

Family Vacation Information and Form

Is your family taking a vacation during the school year?  Click here to fill in and print the form. Please submit your vacation request form to the office at least one week prior to the start date of the absence.

New Student Registrations

New Student Registrations

Student Registrations:  Please call the Parkside office if you are new to the area and need to register your child(ren) 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 here and bring with you, or you may pick them up in the school office. (You will receive additional materials and forms when you come into the office.)
Are You Moving?

Are You Moving?

Are you moving?  Please notify the Parkside office at 763.682.8500, or by email at sbartz@bhmschools.org, as soon as possible if you are planning on moving out of the BHM school district or are transferring schools within the district.

Please complete a Student Withdrawal Form (print here or also available in the school office). If you fill out the new school information and your forwarding address it enables us to send records to you, such as testing scores, that may arrive after your move.  Thanks for helping us keep our district database up to date.