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:

  • May 28 - Memorial Day  

 

UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS:

  • April 26th - Arts & Academic Night, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • May 24th - Vehicle Fair

 

SPRING TESTING:  MCA testing for grades 3-5 runs April 16 through May 11, and NWEA MAP testing for grades 2-5 are May 7-18.  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. Clink on the title link above for more testing information.

 

New Student Registrations

New Student Registrations

Student Registrations:  We are now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year!  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.)
Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019

Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019

Parkside's Kindergarten Registration Night was held on Thursday, March 1st. Please contact the office for the paperwork if you missed registration night and need to enroll your child for kindergarten in the fall. We ask that even if you are still working on immunizations or preschool screening, that you turn in the registration form for your child right away. We plan for staffing in March and April for the upcoming school year, and having an accurate count helps us plan for optimal class sizes and staff. Thanks for your help!

 

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 future district mailings.

Click on the title link for additional 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.

 

(*We check the outside temperature at 10:00 a.m. for recess, so as the weather warms up, remember that students need outdoor coats unless the temp is above 50 degrees at 10:00 a.m. See the link on the next page for more tips on dressing for the weather.)

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.

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.