Don’t forget that tomorrow, Thursday, April 21st, is Spring Picture Day!
Picture Day is coming up on 4/21/22! You must preorder for your child's photograph to be taken. Online ordering closes at 11:59 p.m. the night before Picture Day. Order here: https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/67307YF
Tomorrow students in grades 3-5 will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness Test (IAR). Please ensure your student gets a good night’s rest and eats breakfast at home or school. We are going to ROCK this test!
CUSD #20 Community, I am writing to inform you and not to alarm you. The Lawrence County CUSD #20 has been made aware of a circulating TikTok post with a nationwide “school shooting and bomb threats for every school in the USA even elementary” that will supposedly take place on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. The original post is general and not directed at a specific school. So far, the origins of this post are unknown and there is no indication this post is within our school, county or even state. This information has been shared with our District and school administration, and local law enforcement. The Lawrenceville City Police will be present at the school tomorrow morning for additional safety. Please know that, in conjunction with local law enforcement, we will continue to monitor social media. There are no indications of known threats within Lawrenceville at this time. I am sharing this notice out of an abundance of caution and as a precautionary measure. The safety of our students and staff is our priority. All safety concerns to our school or students are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. Since returning to in-person learning this school year, schools nationwide are dealing with school safety concerns that seem to be heightened and causing anxiety, fear and nervousness among our staff and students. Here are some key points about making good decisions and easing these concerning feelings: Be sure to report any concerning message you hear or see in person or online to a trusted adult, school administration or staff member, or police. Please do not promote social media rumors, instead, tell us. If you feel uncomfortable about something you read, something you hear, something you see please, report it so we can do something about it. Know who is connecting with your children online and set rules for social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, online gaming and using webcams. CUSD #20 is committed to keeping our schools a safe place for learning, and we will work together to continue to keep it that way. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Doug Daugherty, Superintendent
Please follow this link to see the fourth- grade students recorded Veterans' Day program. Thank you to Mrs. Mendenhall, vocal music teacher. https://youtu.be/LY7TzCdwxIc Thank you Veterans!
Leader in Me t-shirt forms and money are due Friday, November 12th. Thank you!
Parkside Teachers will be notifying parents or guardians of upcoming phone or Google Meets Conferences.
Join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love! Use this referral code XT0H0QC4 when you sign up and you’ll get 50 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 09/26/2021, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here: https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=XT0H0QC4
Just a reminder that picture day is tomorrow, Thursday, September 9th.
Starting Monday, August 23rd, dismissal times will be as follows: 2:40 Kindergarten car riders 2:45 1st, 3rd, and 4th-grade car riders 2:50 2nd, and 5th-grade car riders and walkers 2:55 Pre-K car riders on the EAST SIDE
https://parksidekids.blogspot.com/2021/08/we-lead-we-learn-we-grow.html Mr. Wood will be in the dunking booth at 5:00 p.m. this evening.
THANK YOU Rising Sun Church for cleaning up Parkside's Butterfly Garden!
Good Afternoon! I just wanted to let everyone know that we will not have "Meet Your Teacher Night" before school starts this year. Instead, we will have a traditional "Open House" at a later date. I am looking forward to seeing everyone on August 18th. Sincerely, Mrs. Hayes
Here are the school supply lists for Parkside. https://docs.google.com/a/cusd20.net/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Y3VzZDIwLm5ldHwyMDIwLTIxLXJlZ2lzdHJhdGlvbi1kb2NzfGd4Ojc5OWNkMTExNmU5OTg5Mg
Parents of BRAND NEW STUDENTS need to register in person at Parkside Elementary School's Community Room on Thursday, July 29th, from 1-7, or Friday, July 30th, from 8-2. No appointment is needed.
Back to School Carnival! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dDtx33gVBXas5qxzQ75lSSN7Nqn0WXN_/view?usp=drive_web
The third-grade wing is currently closed for waxing. Also, the first and second -grade wing is closed for hallway carpet cleaning. I will let you know when it reopens. Thanks, Julie
REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #12 AND PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRE-K SCREENINGS/PRE-REGISTRATION August 11, 2021 ALL 3 & 4-year-old children (Must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021) are invited to take part in a developmental screening. Children will be screened and results will be shared with parents/guardians. Children can then be placed in a preschool program or put on a waiting list for the 2021/2022 school year. Screenings will be held at Parkside Elementary. Call for an appointment: 618-544-2719 Your child does not need to attend if he or she has already been screened.
If you had trouble watching the earlier TAG video please try this link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/11kq1a0p2XM6qmrB21gLEjh2mWlo2eBSv/view?usp=sharing
4th and 5th Grade TAG students in action. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MGv-VjYSlLd88cP7GP7v_wCc8itRSLxZ/view?usp=sharing
Remote learners may turn their computers in Monday-Thursday 5:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and Friday from 6:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The teacher will figure Remote-Learner Acellus grades at the end of the day on Wednesday, May 26th.
Tomorrow is "Hat Day" at Parkside. For a donation students can wear a hat. All donations will be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Thank you for your support!
Picture Day is tomorrow, ! Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/58140QF. Only those students who preorder will be photographed. Interested remote students may come at 10:00 a.m.
Picture Day is coming up on 04/22/2021! Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/58140QF. Only those students who preorder will be photographed.
Thank you to the Rotary for donating dictionaries to Parkside's third-grade classes!
Last chance to get your Parkside yearbook! Online ordering closes tonight at 11:59 PM, 03/05/2021. Visit inter-state.com/flyerentry/53986K to order online.
Just a reminder to please return white cloth masks provided by the school. (Please disregard this message if your child brings his/her own mask to school.)
Get your yearbook now- online ordering ends on 03/05/2021! Visit inter-state.com/flyerentry/53986K to order online.
Parents/Guardians of Parkside Students, Please follow the link to complete the 5Essentials Survey. Thank you for your time! http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
PreK Registration and Screening is March 16, 17, & 18, 2021. Click the link for more information. https://5il.co/q198
Parkside Kindness Week will be held February 8th-11th. The following is a link to the dress-up days. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CMkqJa0Z0mtyYpeROO8sc_0aQ9VtA0ayw63zPJ42_JU/edit?usp=gmail
Parents/Guardians: Please complete the following 5 Essentials Survey before April 2, 2021. Thank you. The survey may be found at the following link: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #12 AND PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRE-K SCREENINGS/PRE-REGISTRATION March 16, 17, & 18, 2021! ALL 3 & 4-year-old children (Must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021) are invited to take part in a developmental screening. Children will be screened and results will be shared with parents/guardians. Children can then be placed in a preschool program or put on a waiting list for the 2021/2022 school year. Screenings will be held at Parkside Elementary. A remote screening option is available for those who do not wish to participate in in-person screenings. Call for an appointment: 618-544-2719 Your child does not need to attend if he or she has already been screened. ___________________________________________________________________________
7 Habits Literature Lists https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fd1POkpOc0rKdMc3x96pkYcn7NPDeZHR04NSX7JoIQU/edit?usp=sharing
Parkside will be providing ALL valentines and treats this year due to the pandemic. We also request NO deliveries to the school (flowers, balloons, etc.) Thank you for understanding.
We are very excited to have our face-to-face learners back at school this week! Just a reminder that report cards will be coming home with students in grades 1-5 today. Kindergarten checklists will go home on Monday, January 11th. Have a great weekend!
Parkside Lunch for 1-5-21 will be homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, fruit, and a dinner roll.
Happy New Year! Students returning to face-to- face learning tomorrow, January 5th will need to bring their computers and power cords to their classrooms with them. We are excited to see everyone!
Final packet drop off will be from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, December 17th, in Parkside's front circle drive.
Reminder: Parkside packet pick-up and/or drop-off will be today, Friday, December 11th, from 7:00.-1:00 p.m. Don't forget you can call the office and set-up an appointment next week for your child to use the computer lab or get help if needed.
Thank you to our Parkside students for participating in the Kids Heart Challenge and donating $812.67 to the American Heart Association. Those who had the most donations will be SLIMING a staff member. The following is a link to the first "SLIMING." https://youtu.be/XUm53dY9bz8
Tomorrow, Friday, December 4th, Parkside packet return/pick-up and kindergarten computer pass out will be from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the front circle drive. https://youtu.be/GgKSUAyiL8Y
Thank you for picking up remote supplies and materials for your Parkside student yesterday. Just a reminder that appointments can be scheduled for your student to work with his or her teacher by contacting the teacher or the office. Also, limited appointments are available for the computer lab if you do not have access to the internet.
Today, Tuesday November 17th is packet pick-up day for Parkside Elementary. Please come to the circle drive between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to pick up your packet. If you are picking up a lunch from a bus stop, the packet will be with your lunch. Thank you! Have a great day!
Dear Parents and Families: We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online Book Fair from November 16-29! The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to experience the magic of the shopping experience through a Virtual Book Fair! Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features: Access to over 6,000 products All orders ship direct to home FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25* All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping www.scholastic.com/bf/parksideelemschool Thank you for continuing to support our school. Happy reading, Mrs. Hayes
Parkside Elementary students that are currently face-to-face learners that did not have a packet sent home with them today may pick up their packet on Tuesday, November 17th from 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. ALL packets will be due November 30th. Parkside is not offering online classes for these 6 school days for the face-to-face learners.
Remote Learners may pick up report cards, pictures (if taken), and Art to Remember (If student participated) inside the front doors of Parkside between 8:00 and 1:30p.m. today. Have a great weekend.
Picture Day for Pre-K and Remote Learners Date- Monday, September 14th Pre-K will be taken during class time. Remote Learners come at the following times by mother's last name: A-L 8:30-10:00 M-Z 10:00-11:00. You can order online at inter-state.com/order. The online order code for September 14th is 52686ZA.
Thank you to all face to face learners that picked up packets today. They will be due Monday for a grade when K-5 RETURN to face to face learning. Just a reminder...both pre-k classes will NOT return until September 8th.
Please remember tomorrow is packet pick-up day for Parkside Elementary face to face learners. Packets may be picked up between 7:30 and 1:30 in the circle drive. Please stay in your vehicle and we will bring it to you.
School Pictures for Pre-K and Remote Learners will be rescheduled.
As many of you already know, Parkside will be closed next week in order to be deep cleaned. Teachers will have a Remote Learning Day on Monday and prepare packets for face to face learners to be picked up on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the circle drive. Remote learners will continue as normal. Stay Safe! PARKSIDESTRONG!
School Pictures for pre-k students and remote learners will be Tuesday, August 25th. Pre-K will be taken during class and remote learners with the caregivers last name beginning with A-L will be from 8:30-10:00. M-Z will be from 10:00-11:30. Pictures are completely optional. If you have any questions please contact Parkside.
Welcome to Parkside 2020 Video https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UJLNtztPTv7X8f0ROVeTVXKWREcbDF6y/view?usp=sharing
Remote Computer Pick-Up If you have chosen remote learning for your Parkside student please remember to pick up his/her computer today Monday, August 10th or Tuesday, August 11th from 8-4.
Parkside Back to School Information Parents will be able to log in to TeacherEase on Monday to see who their child's teacher will be for the coming year. Also, times will be as follows: 7:30 Doors Open 8:00 Tardy Bell 12:30 Kindergarten/3rd Grade Car Riders 12:40 1st Grade/4th Grade Car Riders 12:45 Walkers 12:50 2nd Grade/5th Grade Car Riders 12:55 Pre-k (East Side) and does not begin until Aug. 19th. Students must wear a mask and may bring a clear water bottle to school.
Parkside Elementary Registration Parents and Guardians may now register returning students by using existing Teacher Ease accounts. Go into your account and choose register. If your email is NOT connected to Teacher Ease please call the school at 618-943-3992. Thank You!
Pre-K Screening will be held Tuesday, July 14th from 9-4 and Thursday, July 16th from 10-6 at Parkside Elementary. Please call 618-544-2719 to schedule an appointment.
Kindergarten Registration will be held for Community Unit School District #20 on June 29th and June 30th from 8-5 at the circle drive of Parkside Elementary School. Please bring completed physical, immunizations, certified birth certificate, and proof of residency.
Kindergarten Registration will NOT be held May 7th and 8th. We will let you know when it is rescheduled.
Remember to come get your new packet today, April 13th between 8 and 5.
3rd Grade Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7RJDY4yIzlZK39CeUwt9A/ 4th Grade Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGcS48I75vrotG39vdjAZUw/ 5th Grade Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo5FA6l2hI67gl_ef52gYTg/
Kindergarten Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr7n8OL9QYYUrXq5EE-gang/ 1st Grade Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXHZocVjz0I4uwyunTuRN1A/ 2nd Grade Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_-y28BWI1ql-3Zn4Nn5zkw/
If you would like to pick-up practice work for absent students you may do so today, Monday, March 16th by 4:00 p.m. It will be in the front entrance. Thank you!
3rd-5th Grades will NOT be taking the IAR Test on Monday, March 16th.
Pre-K, K, and 1st grades will celebrate Dr. Seuss Week! Monday-Silly Hat Day Tuesday- Silly Sock Day Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday (Dress Wacky) Thursday- Rhyme Time/Green Day Friday- Pajama Day
The 2020 Illinois Parent Survey is available. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Cookies and Milk with Santa will be Thursday, December 12th from 4:30-6:00 for Preschool-second grade and their families. Hope to see you there!
Jennifer Chaney from the American Heart Association spoke with Parkside students yesterday. Students can register at http://www2.heart.org/goto/parkside4heart to receive a wristband. If half of our school registers Mr. Williams will receive $500.00 in p.e. equipment!
There will be No Night Owls on Thursday, October 24th.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on October 24th and 8:00-11:00 a.m. on October 25th.
School will dismiss 1 hour early on October 24th for Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Running Club for Monday, September 30th has been canceled.
Church bus begins today, Wednesday, September 18th for students who have signed up.
Running Club for Monday, September 16th has been canceled.