Parkside Elementary

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 380 students in grades K- 5, and also houses two district level programs servicing children in the Quest Gifted/Talented Program as well as in special education.

Maker Space sign

Parkside Maker Space

The Parkside Maker Space is a classroom set up with all kinds of different items and supplies. Students can explore, build, create and tinker which then fosters curiosity, creativity and collaboration. Students are able to ponder “What can I create/invent/explore with this?” This unstructured learning time leads to innovation, inventing, and making connections while they are working on projects.

Students in Quest


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 program located at Parkside Elementary (Grades 2-5), Buffalo Community Middle School (Grades 6-8), and at Buffalo High School (Grade 9). Siblings of students in the elementary program may choose to enroll at Parkside as well. You can find out more information on the Quest program and assessment forms here.

The little library box

Parkside Little Library

The Little Library sits in front of Parkside, and students and families are welcome to stop, browse and borrow a book to read!

Word of the month

Parkside CARES Themes

Parkside Elementary students focus on one positive character trait each month. Our Monthly Themes for 2019-2020 are: September - Friendship, October - Positivity, November - Courage, December - Kindness, January - Accountability, February - Patience, March - Perserverance, April - Flexibility, and May/June - Teamwork.

Districtwide News

BHM Finances & Community-Wide Survey Results

District Considers Levy Referendum in Nov 2019

Summer Meals Program

FREE Breakfast and Lunch for Kids
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NEW Infinite Campus Student and Parent Apps

What's Happening at Parkside?

Reading Corps tutors

Parkside is Looking for 2019-2020 Reading Corps Tutors!

Would you like to help our students become better readers?
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Kindergarten Pre-Conferences & Open House - August 21st

Back to school

Parkside Open House 2019-2020


Picture Day is September 12th!

students on field trip

Field Trips & Events


Testing Schedule

Upcoming Events