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

Yearbook sales February 1-28.  Don't miss out!  All orders will be due by Tuesday, Feb. 28. To order your yearbook, click on this link online: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com

  • School ID code: 5668717
  • Standard yearbook price is $15.50 (and there are extra options available for an additional price)

 

 

 

February is "I LOVE TO READ" Month!  We have many fun activities during this month to encourage a love of reading.  Fridays are special clothing days:

  • Feb. 3 - Hats Off to Reading (Wear a hat and take it off when you are reading)
  • Feb. 10 - We Are Well Read (Wear Red)
  • Feb. 17 - Reading Knocks Your Socks Off (Wear special or wacky socks)
  • Feb. 24 - Read My Shirt (Wear a T-shirt with words on it)

 

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 and ELL families should sign up with both the classroom teacher and the case manager or ELL teacher 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.
  • Report cards are available for parents to view and print on the Parent Portal, so if you have not signed up yet, please stop in the school office with a photo ID during the school day or on a conference evening to receive your activation key.  If you have already signed up for the portal but can't remember your log-in information, please call technology to reset your password: 763-682-8737. (Report cards will be available for parents on the Portal until it is closed for 2nd semester grading.)

 

Upcoming Field Trips:

  • Feb. 24 - Grade 4 to Baker's Park Near Wilderness Settlement
  • April 21 - Kindergarten to Gale Woods Farm
  • April 24 - Quest to Fort Snelling


Spring MCA Testing: 
April and May brings our MCA testing for Grades 3-5.  Please be sure to plan vacations and appointments around these important testing days. The tentative testing schedule is here.

  • April 17 - May 5 is Reading and Math for Grades 3-5.
  • May 1 - May 12 is Science for Grade 5.

 

Kindergarten Registration Night

Kindergarten Registration Night

Parkside's Kindergarten Registration Night for the 2017-2018 school year is Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Watch for more information to be mailed out in February!  Once you receive the mailing, please complete the survey and return it in the postage paid envelope as soon as possible. This helps us as we plan our staffing needs for next year. Fill out the rest of the forms enclosed and bring those with you to registration night, along with a copy of your child's birth certificate and current immunizations.

If you have just moved in to the district, you can check here to see which elementary school your child would attend based on your home address.

2017-18 School District Calendar-at-a-Glance
Tuesday Jan 24, 17

2017-18 School District Calendar-at-a-Glance (PDF - 89.88 KB)

Need help planning your schedule for NEXT school year already? Find out when students are in school and on break for the 2017-18 school year.

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

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, 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?  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.