Friday, August 31, 2012

The Things Kids Say!

In the Media Center Mrs. Steffey overheard a conversation between two kindergartners from Mrs. Mullen's class.  One child asked a classmate, "Are you new around here?"  The child replied back, "No, my mom had me a long, long time ago." 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Newest Members of the Class

Addie:  "Did you hear about our babies?"
               No, what happened?
Addie:  "I found four tiny, new guppies in the tank yesterday!"
               Wonderful, I know you always remember to feed them.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Parkside Power T-Shirts!

Friday, August 31st will be the last day to order your Parkside Power T-Shirt!  Shirts are $10 and order forms have been sent home with all Parkside students and are also available in the front office!

Let's Measure It

"Guess what?  Mr. Williams took us out on the BIG field where the football players
practice.  I've never been there before but that sure was fun!  I think it's called
Loeb Field.  Hey, let's ask him if we can go out there again so we can measure it."    ~Blace

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You're Kidding Me!

When told that her child was eligible to join the PreK class, one
one mother said over the phone:  "You're kidding me!  This is the
beginning of my child's love of school and learning with Mrs. Bezy. 
Can I come over right now to register so she can start tomorrow?" 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Delivered with a BIG "Smile"

"Do you know what we like?  Miss Helderman is teaching us to read.  
 And do you know what else?  She lets me be her helper!"   ~Gregory

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Thought

We offer a thought-provoking or makes-me-think comment right here, each Sunday.  Ready for your second post?  Let's remember the joy in creating a family--yes a school family, whose members make the well being of children a true priority.  Thanks for sharing your smile with others!  

"None of us is as smart as all of us."   ~Ken Blanchard

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The First Week of School's a Wrap

School is just getting started.  We got underway with so much fun just days ago, remember?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Learning New Games

"I like the games we play inside and outside during P.E.  Our teacher makes sure everyone
 gets a chance and we  run like the's the best part of the day!"    ~Kaciane

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Happy Birthday.....Happy Birthday!

"Parkside's a pretty busy place with real nice kids.  Today there were a pair of very happy third graders in the same room when they figured out they were birthday buddies."  ~Mike

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An "Early Bird" Conversation (7:10 A.M) in the Gym

"Our class pet is so neat!  You know, not every teacher keeps one in their room.  You have to really like animals and know that kids love them too, before you take on the responsibility of a rat. But that's just the kind of teacher she is, always doing something interesting in class."    ~Bradley

Monday, August 20, 2012

Two Thumbs Up

"We're lucky because my teacher reads to us everyday.  It's fun because he uses funny voices to make each character come alive!  It's a chapter book and I really like it."   ~Katelyn

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Thought

We'll offer a thought-provoking or makes-me-think comment right here, each Sunday.  Enjoy our first post and have a great week.  Thanks to all the people at Parkside who will create something in the coming days that's a positive, powerful, and meaningful learning experience for our children. 

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that.
 Then I realized I was somebody.
~Lily Tomlin  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bus Duty Chat 3:15 P.M.

"Know what?  I had a really good day! 
 I'm going to like first grade.  See you on Monday.  ~Robert

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Rainy "Meet-the-Teacher-Night"

"I'm sure that no teacher will ever love me as much as Mrs. Frederick.  That was last year.  But
do you know what?  I couldn't wait to come tonight and see who my new teacher is!"    ~Riley

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Wee Conversation

Olivia:  "Will you help me?  Will you show me where the toys are at school?"
Addie:  "Yes, they are easy to find; and you'll have a cubby.  Everyone
               has a cubby.....but there's just one thing."

Olivia:  "What?"
Addie:  "Well, you are only in PreK, so you can't take your lunch."  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Looking Around Our School......

Our Community on This Friday

"School supply bins are ripe and full,
mamma's pleased with that.
Tanned arms and legs are
remnants of
trips to the pool
or times up-at-bat.
Football players on the field
and teachers doing plans....
sleeping-in will be no more,
bid summer vacation farewell."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

CUSD 20's Home on the Web

Have you noticed the new District website, with links to each building? With its administrative blogs, forms to down-load, personnel directories, meal menus, Parkside PTO news, and updates on the construction of  the new high school it's a rich source of information.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meet Your Teacher Nights

We're excited about the start of a brand new school year and our first chance to gather is just weeks away.  Students, friends and families can meet Parkside staff and tour the school during two special events in August.  There will be information available about our Parent Teacher Organization and opportuities to ask any questions you may have.  We ask guests to use the west entrance of our building.  Please spread the word! 

We hope you'll come back often to your very own "Shining Moments" blog.  It's a special place where we celebrate the young learners who make up our elementary school community.

Parkside's 2012 Meet-Your-Teacher Nights are from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M.
       ~Wednesday August 15th:  PreK to Second Grade
       ~Thursday August 16th:  Third to Fifth Grade