Monday, September 17, 2018

Busy Times

Helping classmates review Fry phrases.
Great days in Creative Literacy class!
Look who faithfully straightens up
the P.E. equipment, during
Early Birds?
"Checking in" laps with Mrs. 
Gray while at Loeb Field.
Our Runners Club is going strong!
Tidying up?  
Keeping the art room looking good!
Working with friends to create the perfect mission statements for our class.
Playing "Duck-Duck-Goose" 
with the L.H.S. Cheerleaders- yes!
Smiles for visitors & fans?
Friday night = Indian Football! 


Thursday, September 13, 2018

You Can "Count on Them!"

Leave it to these two students to "put away"
all the equipment that was out in the gym,
during Early Birds on September 11th!

When the power was cut off,
they went to work. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Guess who recently earned her Masters Degree
at Eastern Illinois University?   

The coursework is now all completed.  
Best wishes to our very own
Mrs. Alison Mendenhall!
We're the lucky ones.


Saturday, September 8, 2018


September 2,1945
the end of World War ll.

Sadly, over one million children
lost their lives between 1939 and 1945.

Miss York's fifth graders created
butterflies to honor the children
who perished during the war.

Then they gave each Parkside 5th grader 
a butterfly in honor of the lives of those 
who were "lost," over 70 years ago.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A.M. Personalities

Lots of smiling faces greet you in 
the gym or hallways, each morning.
It's a beautiful way to begin the day.
Some students sit and read
or quietly visit with friends and family.
Others help kids get out
pieces of equipment for play time.
It's a nice way to start the school day.
The more, the merrier!
Good, good morning!

"Early Birds" are a part of 
Parkside's Extended Day program.  
Applications are online

Sunday, August 26, 2018

And They're Off

Fourth and fifth graders headed to Ed Loeb
 track & field for the 1st meeting of
"Running Club." 
Members began with
some stretching exercises.
Learning the safest ways
to prepare for a run is important.
It was a beautiful day for our first outing!
Members "checked in" so their
total laps could be accounted for.
Quite a warm and sunny start
to our season; a 
good time was had by all!  
Mr. Jennings, Mrs. Crawford, 
Mrs. Gray, and also Miss Shuff.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Yes, This Happened!

It all started with sweet smiles on
Parkside's "Meet-Your-Teacher" night.
Many new folks to meet and greet!
Farewell to that summer break.
It's the moment to welcome our customers.
Ah, time for "fresh"
friends, and adventures.

We appreciate support from
all those moms and dads out there!
Meeting your new teacher is a big deal.
Headed in the right direction, oh yes!
It was great seeing all our families.
Guess who came & greeted us 
all, on that first full day of classes?
Thanks Mayor Don Wagner! 
All "hands on deck,"
bright and early that morning.
Welcoming the day
with more sweet smiles.
A hug or two helped, to be sure.
Even teachers take
"first day" photographs.
It looks like our students are
headed for full, interesting adventures.
Please make sure to follow us
here at "Shining Moments," all year!