Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

"Clothes drying on the line, fresh cut
 daffodils in vases, spring has sprung!"

                                                                        ~Mrs. Arnold 


Monday, March 30, 2015

SISC: A Job Well Done!

A BIG thank you to all the volunteers
and participants who braved the cold on
March 28th to participate  in the fifth
annual Southern Illinois Spring Classic!

Proceeds from the run-walk help
Kids Shopping Day
give local school children a
"fresh start" for their school year. 

Kids Shopping Day of Lawrence County
is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping 

local youngsters.  Annually, pupils attending schools in

both Unit 10 and 20 are are invited to a one-day event
during which they receive necessary items to start the

year.  These essentials include new clothes, shoes,
toiletries, school supplies, backpacks, and fresh hair cuts.   

Photographs from Saturday March 28th:

Online Race Results: 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Start

We don't need a ticket to see some of
the finest baseball in the world.  
Rather, just drive one of
the players to the game.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sundae Challenge

Ice cream brings a bit of fun to the
final day of class before spring break!

It started with some "eager readers."
They got the chance to create a sundae
on the heads of some teachers.
Don't forget the chocolate sauce,

 or leave out the whipped cream!

"I scream, you scream,
we all scream for ice cream."

 Either way there was lots of cheering
and fun "before dessert was served,"

and plenty of smiles "afterwards" too! 
One scoop....or maybe two?
Hip-hip hooray
for one and all!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Barn Raising

Lawrenceville FFA members
will be ready for Parkside pupils who are
headed to "Ag Day" on Thursday, right?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sharpening Those Skills

"Baseball was, is and always will
be to me the greatest game in the world." 
                                                                                                 ~Babe Ruth

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Two Thumbs Up

Principal Mrs. Large and FFA member, Miss Andrews
Thanks Lawrenceville High School
 "Future Farmers of America."

 Our FFA members just
donated a new AR book.
It's ready for check-out in the Media Center!  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Our Gratitude

"A shout-out to Parkside Elementary!

With a HUGE amount of effort
they've eclipsed our previous
"Oven Ready Fundraiser"

Students sold 2500 pizzas
creating a profit of $12,500! 

Now we have to get back to work.
We have a few pizzas to make!"
                                                ~Monical's Pizza of Robinson

Parkside PTO made this happen,
arm-in-arm with families across Lawrence County.

That first step toward success for any
endeavor with kids is impossible without help.
Thank you for believing in the 
promise of youth within our school community. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Change of Seasons

     "Beautiful flowers" blooming and

 players are in spring training!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Where Your Heart Is

"Your feet will bring you
 where your heart is." 
                                                                                                                        ~Irish Proverb

So Long Winter

Sunday, March 15, 2015


"It's the best day of my life.  
Guess what?  I have a baby sister!"

Congratulations, "big" brother.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day

"Pi Day was so cool.  How do you
like the shirts Mr. Jennings ordered for us?"

"I had cherry pie, umm, my favorite!"

"It was the best day this school year."

"We measured, and now I'll 
remember that pi is not just food." 

"I think we should have Pi Month."
                                       ~Parkside 5th Graders
"If" you missed Mr. Jennings' math class:  
Pi is the circumference of a circle (distance
around a circle) divided by its diameter (distance
across). So, the circumference of any circle
is approximately 3.14 times its diameter.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Did You Know?

"Great news.....did you know
that The Dairy Dee opens up today?"
                                                   ~Parkside 1st grader

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Can't Wait"

"Can't wait till Mrs. Mefford comes
back to school.  I miss her smile!  She and
the other secretaries in the office are so nice."
                                        ~Parkside 3rd Grader 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Inquiry and Investigation

"The best scientist is open to experience
and begins with romance- the idea
that anything is possible."
                                                                                                  ~Ray Bradbury

Second graders love to "wonder!" 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Greatest Gift

"The greatest gift is not found in
a store, but in the heart of true friends."
                                                     ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, March 6, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Breaking the News

"What do you mean the Indians vs
Teutopolis Sectional basketball game
is being rescheduled for Thursday?"

 That was the comment.
This was "the look."  

Breaking the news to
some Parkside pupils
was...... rather awkward.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Birth to three and 3-to-5 preschool screenings
take place this month for CUSD 20 families:
  •     Monday March 23rd-   8 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  •    Tuesday March 24th-  12:30 to 5:45 P.M.
  •    Wednesday March 25th-  8 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  •    Thursday March 26th- 8 A.M. to 2 P.M.

This is a  FREE  community service.

Call Joyce Potts (943-3992) to
arrange a screening session.

All families must present the youngster's 

birth certificate & immunization records 

the day of their scheduled appointment. 

Thanks in advance for sharing
this information with others.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What's For Breakfast?

"Burrr, it's so cold outside.  
My taste-buds need to be warmed-up.  
What are we having for breakfast?
It sure smells good!"
                                         ~4th grader headed to the cafeteria

Monday, March 2, 2015

Number One

Parkside 5th graders claim 
1st Place
in the Hutsonville tournament!

When practice and play
all come together, it sure feels grand! 

Congratulations families,
coaches, and members of the team! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Fan Base

"The nice thing about
is that you always
have others on your side."
                                                                                                                  ~Margaret Carty

Congratulations coaches, cheerleaders,
and the L.H.S.Indians, our very own
2015 Class 2A Regional Champions!

 A little history being made
on Friday February 27th at L.H.S.