Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Play On

"So glad we let our daughter join band!
We received a note from her director,
saying  she's one of the best
fifth-grade band students!"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Ready for Our Reading Rendezvous?

"Getting my 20 minutes of reading
in every night, so I can go to
The Reading Rendezvous
with Mrs. Theriac?  Yes, you bet!

My longest book so far this April is
Harry Potter And the Goblet of Fire."


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Like a Diamond

The sun is shining

Like a diamond in the sky

Oh, so very bright!

                                       Fifth Grade 

Celebrating with Haikai, for National Poetry Month


Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Gentleman in Town

Have you met the latest 
edition to the Fuller family?  

Hello to Mr. Noah Glen,
who's making life a lot sweeter.

He's beloved. 

Dream BIG baby boy.
Congratulations to Mandi and Jon! 

Friday, April 24, 2015


Winds being awful
As the clouds are being nice
To become good friends.
                                                    Fifth Grade 
Celebrating with Haikai, for National Poetry Month

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Special Day, Thanks to PTO!

Who knew the joy
it would bring,
smiles & laughter
to make our hearts "sing!" 

Thank you Pam Nolan at
Essentials Hallmark Cards & Gifts
for donating the colorful balloons.
PTO has been expecting you.....come on in!

 Thank you Bil Collins and ROOTS for
the lovely flowers that greeted guests!

Ready for some fun?

 Some tried out the Limbo bar!

So many activities to choose from.

There were lots of face painting customers.
Thank you to Mrs. Rachel Tewell and 
Lawrenceville High School students!

 We hope you enjoyed the refreshments.

Thank you to Mrs.Tresa Pargin and
Mrs. Ashley Benson for the table decorations.

OK.......back to playing more games!

Did we mention there was lots of giggling?

Mrs. Hayes created a musical book walk!

 Wasn't the cotton candy delicious?

 Thank you Mrs. Katie Kiser and Lawrenceville High School photography
pupils for taking pictures of guests.

The kids will be so excited to get the photos!

The helpers at every game were grand.

We'll never forget the 2015 Spring Carnival.

 Thank you Mrs. Irvin and
Olivia Mullins for creating an "Autograph Wall" for all who joined the fun on April 18th. 

Thank you Zane Bellinger for
creating "Olaf," because he was a huge hit.

 Making so many families
and guests "happy" was wonderful! 

"It takes a village to raise a child."
                                            ~African Proverb

Image compliments of Ed Brumley

All the Time

"A friend is what
the heart needs all the time."  
                                                                                            ~Henry Van Dyke

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spread the Word!

Text them, call them.....granny or paw
Because missing our carnival
Should be against the law!

Games with prizes,
Treats and fun,
The PTO hasn't forgotten anyone.

Hey mom and dad.....this is "sweet"
4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Cedar Street!

Parkside's PTO Spring Carnival
Saturday April 18th
Lawrenceville, Illinois
BIG thanks to volunteers who
helped make this event possible!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Saturday Fun

Oh step along so I can play
At the carnival this Saturday.
Hold mamma's hand as you go in
To look for prizes we can win.
The west doors open for us at four
With lots of decorations
And what's more
We can buy supper, the games are free
And all the teachers will smile at me.  

Parkside's PTO Spring Carnival
Saturday April 18th
4:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ten & One-Half Inches of Love

"It had been some time since my last hair cut. 
Mom and I talked it over and we decided to make a donation to Locks of Love, after
she made me an appointment at a salon."

Ten and one-half inches later,
she said she feels wonderful.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


The deer are waking.
Some are up early to play,
While some rest away.
                                                                   Fifth Grade

Celebrating with Haikai, for National Poetry Month

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Collaborating for the Kids!

Thanks to the Lawrenceville High School chapter of Future Farmers of America for 
their generous donation of over 35 dozen eggs, to be headed for some happy times!  Featured
above are various members of the L.H.S. FFA. these members of
Lawrenceville Delta Theta Tau
awaited children with "surprises," as
a part of their community Easter egg
hunt with much help from the FFA. 

Where else, but at Red Hills State Park?
Can you "spot" one of
our teachers in the group?  

Many thanks to the
Delts & FFA members, for
creating  something special
on behalf of local children and families.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Keeping Busy

The tasks of partners in the
"gardening business" are never done.

The fish are biting,

 We're having fun,

 We're celebrating with joy,
Coloring lots of eggs, 

 So we're ready for Easter!  

And there's always someone
somewhere, who dreams of our smiles.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Photograph compliments of The Lawrenceville Daily Record

Yes, that's our Parkside Elementary fourth
grade teacher Mrs. Cara Atteberry.......
scooping  up ice cream from atop her head.
"No Fooling!" 
 Parkside's recent "Sundae Challenge" was part of a
school wide incentive to motivate children to read.
Pupils who finished as "top 10" readers within each
grade level were surprised with the chance to create
sundaes on the heads of teachers from across the staff. 

All in fun, elementary pupils gathered together
in the school gym on Friday March 27th to watch
the process before heading home for spring break. 

More "sweet" photographs: