Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Coming into the room after his classmates had arrived ahead of him:

"Wait!  Wait!  Don't start the learning without me!  ~Chase

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Votes Are In

If Parkside's NIGHT OWLS were voting for President, Mr. Obama would defeat Mitt Romney and return to the Oval Office.  Thanks Joseph and Megan for tabulating the results!

"I think adults should look carefully at the candidates, listen,
 and make a choice responsibily because it's a big decision.

Monday, October 29, 2012

They Notice............

"I wish we didn't have a sub.  My teacher is gone today and it is not the same!"  ~Emily

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Watch Out for Those Little Halloween Guests!

"Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night."     ~Steve Almond

Saturday, October 27, 2012

LHS Indians Make Us Proud!

Congratulations to the Lawrenceville Indians & Lawrenceville Cheerleaders,
their coaches, families, and supporters.  Your successful football season will set
dreams and goals afire for all who cheered you on throughout a special 2012 season
and into the playoffs.   We all benefit from the rich contributions you've made to LHS
sports history, while painting a fantastic picture of accomplishments in the lives of
your teachers and the entire community
.  Best wishes and thanks for the memories!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Mr. Pulleyblank Can Help

While teaching this week Mrs. Arnold commented to a student, "I sure could use a cup of coffee."  The child quickly replied- "Go tell Larry!  He can help you out."  For those familiar with Parkside volunteer and retired educator Mr. Larry Pulleyblank, it's a well know fact that he loves his coffee!  Deb Arnold laughed, knowing she had a story to contribute to "Shining Moments."

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cheers for the LHS Indians!

"Hey all you Lawrenceville Indians football fans......let's send off our football team in style. Meet at the parking lot at 9 A.M. on Saturday morning October 27th in your Red and White. Feel free to make signs, paint your cars, whatever it takes. Let's show these boys how proud we are of them. See you there!"
                                              ~Mrs. Schultz   Assistant Principal at Lawrenceville High School

Good Luck Lawrenceville Indians!
Go-Fight-Win and beat the Cerro Gordo Broncos.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Job

"When a friend is hurting, I know it's my job to stand beside them."  ~Amelia

Monday, October 22, 2012


Just when you think your socks will do, Mrs. Wells' 3rd graders show us REALLY cool ones!
They have the just the right way to kick-off the 1st day of Red Ribbon Week at school.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Thought

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.” 

Seasons change and we all march forward, ever mindful of giving our best so that the future
promises to be bright.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young people.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Best Day in Kindergarten

"Miss Helderman is teaching us how to read.  Can I read this story to you?" 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Volleyball Anyone?

"I like the games Mr. Williams helps us with."  ~Mason 

Lots of Brain Power!

Miss Williamson-  "Let's wrap up this lesson because we have run out of time for today.  I'll see you all tomorrow and don't forget---bring your brain."
Alex- "I  better leave my brain, can I leave it here on your table....because I might forget it tomorrow."
Miss Williamson- "Oh my gosh Alex!  Won't you need your brain in class this afternoon?"
Alex- (pointing to his head and winking) "No, because I've got thousands of them up here!"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

What Would You Do?

We want to give a BIG "Shout-Out" to members of our local Fire Department for sharing safety messages and conducting numerous activities with all Parkside classes during Fire Safety Week.

One afternoon a preschool student was asked to explain what to do if your clothing catches on fire. This little one looked at the fireman and replied, "I would stop......jump.....and twirl."

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Children That Believe Can Achieve

"I believe I can get a little better every day."  ~Madison

Sunday Thought

"I like how Parkside looks in the fall with all the friendly decorations."  ~Matthew

Here's to another chance for youngsters to grow, learn,
understand, and make friends.  We hope you all have a great
week because being a part of a child's life is a very special thing.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

"I only have two weeks till Halloween.  It's going to be either a cheerleader, witch, or maybe a ghost.
Oh, what should I dress-up as this year .......I can't make up my mind!  ~Hailey

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall is the Best

"I really love fall.  In the fall the cooler weather is nice.  It's not too hot or too cold or warm.
It's just right.  I get to go to Dorney's Pumpkin Patch.  I get to go through the corn maze, mine
gold, and shoot pumpkins into a truck.  My Hip-Hop teacher works there on the weekends.
I get to go to my grandmother's house for Thanksgiving and we have turkey.  Yum Yum!"  ~Kenzie

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All About Town- Ask the Kids

"You mean you don't live at the school?"  ~Kindergarten Student

Top Ten Places To Spot a Teacher
  10.  The Pumpkin Patch
    9.  Walking the dog
    8.  The Post Office
    7.  Loeb Field
    6.  Getting a hair cut
    5.  At a wedding
    4.  At the vet
    3.  IGA Grocery Store
    2.  In Walmart
    1.  In a restaurant

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Welcoming Committee Said....

"Didn't you see Mrs. LaGrand?"
I can't wait for music this week!"
"Where the heck has she been?
"What? No sub in music?"
"Yeah!  We get to sing spooky songs!"
"She's baaaaaack!"
"Yippee!  We're in luck."

Monday, October 8, 2012

2012 Chestnut Festival Royalty

St. Francisville's Little Miss and Mister winners are crowned. 
Best wishes and congratulations!

Never Say "Never!"

"We learned about Columbus with Mrs. Theriac.  You know, the Queen of Spain gave him the Nina, the Pinta and Santa Maria for his trip.  Lucky for us, Columbus never gave up looking for those spices!"  ~Shawnetta

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Follow Us On Twitter

To encourage clear communication as well as purposeful reading and writing skills needed for our futures, join us on TWITTER @ParksideKids

Sunday Thought

There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly.     ~Lola May

We do lots of stuff but only with support from families and a community of caring individuals who feel that giving the best possible education to youngsters is essential.  

Thursday, October 4, 2012


"How are we going to work all morning?  Can't
smell that yummy stuff in the cafeteria?"    ~Rylee

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Can You Believe It?

"Oh no, there are two of you!"
A shocked comment from a first grader (with his hands placed on his hips) when he saw twin brothers standing together in the wing.