Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Change the World

 "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
Harriet Tubman

NASA Astronaut Anna Fisher agreed.  

Let's continue to inspire our kids.
 Life Magazine - May 1985

Monday, July 29, 2013

School Registration This Week

Families with PreK through 5th graders
heading to class for the 2013-14 school
year can register students this week

WHERE:   Parkside Elementary via the west doors
               1900 Cedar Street
               Lawrenceville, Illinois 


Wednesday July 31st  ~4:00-7:00 P.M.

             Thursday August 1st   ~8:00-11:00 A.M.

 Call the office for more information:

Parkside Elementary School
1900 Cedar Street
Lawrenceville, Illinois  62439 

Registration forms for all
Unit #20 schools are on-line:

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Our Public Library "ROCKS!"

Photo compliments of the Lawrenceville Daily Record

~July 25th
Notice all the folks at
the final Thursday of the 2013
Summer Reading Program?

Readers were treated to sweets at "Cookies Around the World," that day.

Many thanks to the library board,
staff, and volunteers who made
the program possible for Lawrence County
children and families in June and July!

814 12th St.
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
(618) 943-3016

Mon - Wed - Fri: 10am-5pm
Tue - Thu: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-3pm
Sun: Closed

Saturday Saying

Friday, July 26, 2013

Four 4 Friday

Wedding wishes, "County Style!"

Keeping cool with friends......

"I'm a shelter dog who gets a new home!"  

Dusk on the prairie.
Photo compliments of Old50 Photography

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Time for the Lawrence County Jr. Fair!

 Always something happening at the fairgrounds.
July 27th to August 2nd

A rite of summer is here!
We hope the weather cooperates
and everyone has fun. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Four 4 Friday

Birthdays "wear" some of us out!

Beautiful Lawrence County sunrise.....

Junior pro cheerleaders practice, practice, practice!

Busy janitors prepare for the coming school year.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

#KSD of Lawrence County

#school supplies     #clothing       #hair-cuts

Preregistration for the 2013
"Kids Shopping Day" is
July 27th at the Central Christian
Church in Lawrenceville, Illinois

"Hats Off" to the many supporters, organizations,
and individuals in our area who make
"Kids Shopping Day" possible for families. 

News you can use:  "Kids Shopping Day's" on Face Book

Santa Claus Land

Christmas in July.....sort of!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Thought


We're fortunate to have people in
our school community who inspire us!  

We thrive from the leadership of
families, staff, coaches, members of
the business community--there are
numerous individuals whom kids can
look up to.  Thank you to all who make

a positive difference for our youth!
Have a great week.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend

The joy of seeing kids in
Lawrence County
All-Star Baseball is one
of pride, family & sweet memories! 

in the house
put your hands up!"

Shoe Hiakau 5*7*5

Oh they fit just fine!
Sister and I got new shoes,
don't they look pretty?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Four 4 Friday

Duo on the diamond

Fresh corn for sale

Laughing and learning 

Buddies For Life
Photograph compliments of Old50Photography

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Parkside Registration Dates


WHO:  families with youth in PreK to 5th Grade

WHAT:  register for the 2013-2014 school year

WHERE:  Parkside Elementary via the west doors
              1900 Cedar Street
              Lawrenceville, Illinois  

WHEN:   Wednesday July 31  ~4:00-7:00 P.M.
             Thursday August 1   ~8:00-11:00 A.M.

                         Call the office for
                         more information:



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Welcome Mr. Daugherty

Get to know Mr. Doug Daugherty
our new Superintendent,
via his Unit #20 blog.

Our Parent Lending Library is Ready for You!

Did you know our
Lending Library (B124) carries 
 magazine for parents to check out?

Come see our collection of materials
when school starts in August!
The Library is located next to the 
Media Center, in the main hallway.  

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Let's Pave the Way for Kids

Parkside has a collection of many
wonderful books in our Media Center. 
The Lawrence Township Library District
is a gem, right within our community! 
Children have the right to learn.  

Let's all be a part of ensuring their
access to books, encouragement to read
and opportunities to think beyond the day.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Celebrate with Sparklers? Here's A Tip

Here's an idea for those
that may enjoy celebrating 
The Fourth of July with sparklers.  

Poke a hole in the bottom of a large
plastic cup and it becomes a
"shield" for your little ones. 

Thanks to Mrs. Carla Simmons with
Lawrence County Health Department
for sharing this with "Shining Moments"
Please pass it along to others.

Tonight- The 2013 "A Capitol Fourth"

Thursday July 4, 2013,
-9:30 p.m. ET; rpt. 9:30-11:00 p.m. EST

Tom Bergeron hosts A CAPITOL FOURTH.  Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol- the celebration will feature performances by Barry Manilow, Candice Glover, and Scotty McCreery among others.  Academy Award-winner John Williams will conduct music from the Oscar-winning blockbuster Lincoln; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. 

Musician and songwriter Neil Diamond will nationally
debut "Freedom Song- They'll Never Take Us Down,"
inspired by the Boston Marathon bombing. 

With 20 cameras positioned around the city, viewers at home are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A CAPITOL FOURTH also airs
on National Public Radio and to our troops around
the world on the American Forces Network.