Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Smile

Boy/girl?
You all have a 50% chance of being correct.
"Doing The Math!"
#ComingInOctober


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gratitude

This week ten first graders joined
Officer Doodle Seitzinger to talk "food!" 
They were surprised to find out Doodle
 enjoys 
baking vanilla scones for his wife.

From there, this group got
serious about decorating sugar cookies.
Oh lots of cookies, icing, and sprinkles!
Deliveries came next.  You
cannot leave out the bus drivers.
This team bestowed goodies up & 
down the hallways from "The Cookie Cart." 
They gifted each & every member of the 
Parkside staff and their final stop was to
the office of our principal, Mrs. Hayes!


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness
of life.  It turns what we have
into enough, and more."
                                         ~Melody Beattie



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Writers Showcase

Do you know the value of
teaching the craft of writing to youth?
Pair that with the opportunity
to read original work aloud to an audience.
As well, have authors present their
illustrations & graphics for the story.
It's both challenging and creative!
This special day was a "Writer's Showcase."
Second graders researched, created, and
then published three pieces.  Authors
 selected two of their works to read aloud for guests. 
 
One essay included an informational piece
about volcanoes, as a part of their science unit.
Writing well involves thinking well;
that's always a goal worth reaching for!

#ThanksToAllOurGuests



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Perfect!

Had your fill of "fun?"
We know a little about that!
It's important to spend time
together with friends, during
 these final days of the school year.
Thank you to the volunteers
who made our Kindergarten
playday so very special!


Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Walk

Waiting, waiting in anticipation
because for the first time in our
school history, LHS seniors are at Parkside
to walk through the hallways and be
greeted by all our pupils and staff.
Before their final moments in the
gym at Lawrenceville High School's
graduation exercises we all welcomed
them.....
in their caps and gowns.  It made
an important impression on our youngsters.
There's purpose in your efforts.
Accomplishments matter a great deal.
Setting goals for yourself 
and well as for others is essential.
Chase after your dreams!
Congratulations to our seniors
and thank you for setting a good
example for our students.
We're so happy for you!

#BestWishesClassOf2018

We will long remember the honor it
 was to have these men and women
in our school district.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Faith's Serenade

"Where words fail, music speaks."  
                                            ~Hans Christian Andersen


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

#TeacherLife



You find a dead spider and decide to bring it into school the next day, to show your pupils.
"They'll find it interesting," you 
reason to yourself because it's rather large.

You put the spider into a
plastic bag for the trip to work.

Once at school you place it into the top drawer of your desk & begin preparing for the day.
  You plan to bring the spider out later, and show the students.  During your prep period, you decide to grade papers so you reach for that "EZ Grader" in the drawer.
#Surprise

The spider is alive and well!  
This calls for doing some research.
 The class gives it a proper home and
of course they decide to vote on a name.
"Patricia" was your personal favorite
 but the youngsters had other ideas and Black Viper ended up getting the most support.  We want to know, what's she having for lunch?
#TeacherLife