Saturday, May 30, 2015

Play Like a Girl

"Our game,
Our passion, 
Our daughters"

Best wishes to all
the teams upon the opening
day of their 2015 softball season!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Thought

"Most 5th graders are excited to be
going to Parkview....just
a little nervous!"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shared History Lessons

 Historical reenactment is an educational
or entertainment activity in which
people follow a plan to recreate aspects
of a historical event or period.

 Did you attend The
2015 Spirit of Vincesses Rendezvous?
 Many attended over Memorial Day weekend.

Battles to wage and.....

fancy furs to purchase!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Sun Is Shining

What a great group of youngsters!
Headed to sixth grade,
we're really going to miss them.

Yesterday they froliced at
Santa Claus, Indiana's "Holiday World."

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fitting Finale

Photograph compliments of The Lawrenceville Daily Record

Parkside's  fifth-graders went through a D.A.R.E.
graduation ceremony yesterday.  The 10-week program,
conducted by Lawrenceville police, is not only about drug prevention, but also about officers building relationships
with young people.  Lawrenceville Assistant Police
Chief Mike “Doodle” Seitzinger, who coordinates the
local D.A.R.E.program, noted that the long-term
solution to drug abuse is education. 

All fifth-graders participated. Several students
read essays they wrote during the class. The ceremony
included presentation of certificates and D.A.R.E. T-shirts

Above Seitzinger holds the microphone while
Logan Angle reads his essay.  D.A.R.E. stands for
Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 21st

"I'm sitting at a Little League game
in jeans, a sweatshirt, gloves,
and wrapped in a blanket.
Where is the warm weather?"
  ~Parkside Grandmother

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Getting and Staying Fit

Photograph compliments of The Lawrenceville Daily Record

Six fifth-graders at Parkside Elementary have
spent their entire school year getting fit.
Now, they'll be able to stay that way by riding new
bicycles, compliments of an after-school exercise program.

The youth were awarded the new two-wheelers
Monday morning in a ceremony at the school.
Winners were Jared Gray, Karter Clark,
Elizabeth Haaff, Shawnetta Stephens,
MaKayla Kocher and Darelyn Abbey.

"It's a good day for the kids," said Karri Irvin, a
first-grade teacher at Parkside, and one of three
teachers who volunteer their time for the program.
Other volunteers include Mrs. Becky Lyles,
Mrs. Joni Wells and Ms. Jessica Waggoner.

According to Irvin, winners were selected by a 
variety of criteria, including dedication, manners
and attendance.  She explained that the
school  receives sufficient donations to
cover the cost of the bicycles.

Dr. Larry Herron, who oversees Parkside's 
exercise program, contends that fitness is the goal. 
"We want to instill it in them while they're young,"
he said. "We want to stress the importance
of being fit, and then we hope they'll stay with it."

Perhaps the new bicycle will give
them reason to do just that.


Monday, May 18, 2015

First Dance

"One of the things that can solve
most of our problems is dancing."
~James Brown

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Little Voices

Thursday was a BIG day,
our preschool "Spring Sing!"

We practiced a lot for all our guests.

We were "a wee bit" nervous

For there were lots of folks in the audience

Yet.....we think they enjoyed our songs!

 Afterwards we went back to the classrooms

For refreshments and more smiles! 

  It was a busy, fun time.

Thank you to everyone who shared
the day with us at the PreK program. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

PreK Family Event

 Please join us for our final Fun Night of the school year!
Stepping Up to Kindergarten
K girl.jpg

Tuesday May 19th from 5:30-6:15 P.M.
Children will be guests at a Magic Show
with Mr. Richard Landry & Snowball

Topics & Talking Points for Guests:

The Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program "Read to the Rhythm"

What does our Kindergarten curriculum look like?

Using DIBELS at school
Visit a Kindergarten classroom
Wrapping up with Q and A
 Plan to use the west entrance.
Thanks in advance for spreading the word! 


Friday, May 15, 2015

Fun Partnerships

You should've been at 5th Grade Fun Night!

There were pre-race preparations .....

Taking those 1st "test drives"

Dreamers, tell us your story!

Dancers, glide across the floor.

 "People want to be creatively satisfied, and
having fun is such an important part of that."
                                                               ~John Lasseter

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PreK "Spring Sing"

  Our school year has been so busy!

Will you join us on 
May 14th at our "Spring Sing"
in the gym?

The early
begins at 9:00 A.M.
Afternoon classes 
sing at 1:30 P.M.
Plan on staying to enjoy refreshments
in Miss Stacey or Miss Julie's classroom. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Trip to Evansville, Indiana

The destination
was Mesker Park Zoo!  

It was a grand, Friday adventure

A chance to make some new friends

      The weather was perfect

 And the company was too.

2nd graders just want to have fun!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Perfect Love

"Perfect love sometimes does not
come until the first grandchild."

~Welsh Proverb

 Mr. Wyatt Patrick Cheesmam has
a beautiful smile,
doesn't he?  
His Grandmother, our very own
Terri Edwards is in love with 
this little gent.  Can you blame her?


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Batter Up

"Paint a picture" of a 
sun-splashed Saturday morning in May

That you share with friends

For the opening day of baseball season, 2015

The start of something special

For both girls and boys

Who dream of getting on that field 

For a chance to play ball!

It's a day for older, experienced players

 As well as the younger ones too

Remember their excitement

 And their passion for the game

For the hours spent together

 Are essential indeed

 Cheer them on this season

 From their "start" to the finish
For chances to join together

While learning and growing

Are priceless for all!

Thanks in advance to the
volunteers and coaches who help make
this community a better place for kids

We hope to see you at the diamonds

Here's to a safe, enjoyable season!