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 415 students in grades K- 5.

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Our Lost & Found is overflowing again! We have 2 laundry baskets filled with hats and gloves, and we also have a large garbage bag set aside that is filled with winter coats and sweatshirts left behind. These items will be donated to charitable organizations if not claimed in the next couple of weeks to make room for additional found items. Please have your child check if they are missing winter clothing items.  Parents are always welcome to stop in the office to sign in as a visitor and look as well. The lost and found is located on the north side of the building, near the cafeteria and 1st grade classrooms. Check with the school office if you need to look through the bag of winter coats that were left behind before winter break. 

 

Our next Physical Education Family Fun Night is January 26th! Join Mrs. Wills  at 6:15-7:15 p.m. in the Parkside Elementary School gym. This family fun event is FREE!  Check here for all the Family Fun Night 2016-17 dates.

 

Spring Conferences - February 21, 23 & 28:  If you have not signed up for spring conferences with your child's teacher yet, here is the link to sign up: https://springpes2017conferences.youcanbook.me/

  • You will need to sign each of your children up individually for a 15 minutes conference with their teacher.
  • Special Education families should sign up with both the classroom teacher and the case manager in the same time block.
  • Parents/guardians living in separate households: In order to accommodate parents of all students, please coordinate one conference time together as time slots are limited to one per student.
Quest-Requests to assess for 2017-18 School Year Due January 26 at 3:00 pm

Quest-Requests to assess for 2017-18 School Year Due January 26 at 3:00 pm

The Quest program services highly gifted students (top two to three percent in class) in grades 2-9 and is a tuition-free school within a school located at Parkside Elementary (grades 2-5), Buffalo Community Middle School (grades 6-8), and at Buffalo High School (grade 9). If you think your child might qualify for the program, you are encouraged to request assessment. 


The Quest program is for highly gifted students and will be offered to students in grades 2-9. Qualified students from other districts are invited to apply. Follow this link to find more information about the program, the application and other necessary forms required for submission to the program.

 

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...

 

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 rotating specialist schedule (Physical Education, Media & Music).

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?  Please submit your vacation request form at least one week prior to the start date of the absence.

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

Student Registrations

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, or if you have a child eligible for kindergarten in the fall and you missed our kindergarten registration 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.
  • Incoming kindergarten students for the coming school year also need to have completed an early childhood screening, and you will need to bring in copies of your child's birth certificate and immunizations.
Are You Moving?

Are You Moving?

Are you moving this summer?  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.

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.