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Announcements

  • Parkside's Pool Party is Jan. 20

    Come make a SPLASH at the Parkside PTA Pool Party on Friday, January 20 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Space is limited to 100 swimmers due to pool capacity. Order your tickets early to guarantee a spot.

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  • What Are Your Thoughts About Our School?

    We now have a way for you to share your thoughts and ideas about Parkside online, in English or Spanish. You'll be asked to share your thoughts through three open-ended questions. Look for your email invitation from Principal Black.

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  • Kindergarten Enrollment begins January 17th!

    Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? If so, now's the time to register for kindergarten. The first 500 families to register will receive two free tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo and a new book!

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  • Apply Now for Middle Schools of Choice

    Did you know you have options for middle school? We encourage you to find the best fit. The application window is now open for middle schools that require an application including Big Picture Schools and CHOICE Academy. The deadline to apply is January 31.

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  • Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart

    Save the date! The Parkside Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart event is set for Friday, January 27 from 2:10 - 3:10 p.m.

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Mission

Parkside Elementary School seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through engaging and relevant instruction while nurturing individual differences and learning styles. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment conducive to learning and growing in a multicultural society. Each student's confidence is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in the life of our school always in support of student learning.

Parkside Pride Guidelines for Success are: PAWS!

  • Participate
  • Achieve
  • Work Hard
  • Show Respect
Parkside's COOL, Panthers RULE!

Principal

Cindy Black Dear Parkside Families,

Welcome to Parkside! Parkside is a K-6 school with approximately 650 fantastic students. In addition to our 19 general education classrooms, we are home to the south end Challenge Program and three Inclusive Education Programs, which enhance our already diverse student body.

At Parkside, we take “pride” in our positive, learning focused environment. Our school wide expectations are described in terms of PAWS-Participate, Achieve, Work Hard, and Show Respect. Students earn Panther Bucks as they demonstrate these expectations around the school. New this year to Parkside is the implementation of a program called RULER.  Ruler is designed to support social and emotional learning for students.  Each classroom has developed a RULER charter that details how students want to feel in their classroom and how to support each other in maintaining the classroom environment.

Another focus for us at Parkside is attendance.  It is so important that students be at school every day. We have launched our HERE campaign and are seeing results.  Many classes have already earned each letter in the word HERE and have celebrated in the class.  We are in the process of developing a school wide celebration for when every classroom has spelled HERE.  Be watching for more information about that!

In addition to our work on PBIS and attendance, we have academic goals. These goals include having all students meet standard in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math.  To reach these school wide goals each grade level team wrote goals at the beginning of the year that we are in the process analyzing for a mid-year check.

It is my privilege to be the principal of this wonderful school. Our teachers are dedicated professionals who are highly skilled.  We focus on creating an environment that meets the social, emotional, and learning needs of our students.

Our parents are strong partners at Parkside and we appreciate that support. Parents really do make a difference!  This year we are working on offering more information for parents on how to support their students in reading and math at home. 

I greatly appreciate being a part of the Parkside team!

Cindy Black

Parkside Principal

 




About Us

2104 South 247th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
 
Phone
206-631-4700
 
Principal
Cindy Black
 
Office Manager
Becky Luna

School Hours
9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Early Release Days
9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
 
Breakfast
8:40 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Fax
206-631-4760

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