Thursday, December 29, 2016


What have YOU been up to over break?
Mr. Williams learned how to 
master the hoverboard,
thanks to techniques
shared by a ten-year old!
We can all learn something from each other!
Yes, we all love to have fun.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Thank You Miss Gayle

Art by Jennifer Shappard
"Christmas is the season for
kindling the fire of hospitality,
the genial flame of charity in the heart."
                                                                                               ~Washington Irving

Gayle's faithful attention to others
will forever be an example
for us all to champion. 
Love & luck to Mrs. Billingsley,
and our best wishes for her retirement. 

Friday, December 23, 2016

An "Early" Gift

Elizabeth and Sean Arnold are
excited to share the news:
Miss Anna Elizabeth has arrived!
Just ask grandmother Mrs. Deb Arnold;
this beauty is a lovely Christmas blessing.

Congratulations & best wishes to all.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Begin With the End in Mind

We do things together, that have meaning.
Planning ahead & reaching a goal feels good!

Thank you 4th graders for
collecting items for donation
to the food pantry at 
The United Methodist Village!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday Smile

Do you "sharpen the saw?"  
Kids learn in lots of ways and
lots of places, not just at school.
We should all take time to help others.
Thank you for donating to the
Lawrence County Human Society.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November's Community Cafe

Take three thoughtful, inquisitive kids
along with our guest Mr. Daugherty
and you get the chance to talk about
dreams and ideas that really matter.

We know leaders
are really dealers in hope.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sharpen the Saw

Happiness is sharing lunch with
a friend using P.B.I.S. tickets
 collected this fall.
Eating in a classroom instead
of the cafeteria = lots of fun!

Saturday, November 19, 2016


"We support one another in our learning.
After all, "together is better!"  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cafe "Shout Out"

We want to thank the
 owners of Alfonso's.
You helped make the October
 Community Cafe luncheon for 3rd 
graders and our guest so very special!
We appreciate your belief
in and encouragement 
of our young leaders.

Mrs. Wirth said, "We need to support 

and encourage each other

 a little more often."  

"Alone we can do so little
     together we can do so much."  

                                                                ~Helen Keller

Mark the Calendar & Spread the Word

Saturday, November 19th
1st Annual Adult Spelling Bee
Parkside Elementary Gym
6:00 - 9:30 P.M.
West Doors Open For Guests at 5:30 P.M.
Join us for a Fundraiser Supporting Our
After-school Tutoring Program

Children (12 & under) must be accompanied by an adult
Free Admission            Donations are Welcome
Which team will be the NIGHT OWL Spelling Champs?
We regret not being able to provide childcare for this event

Program Host, Cra-Wa-La  &  Parkside Elementary School
Night Owls After-school Tutoring Program

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Honoring Our Veterans

As a nation thanked its veterans on Friday November 11th, fourth graders celebrated 
them as well.
We began with The Pledge of Allegiance.
Little did our guests know,
Mrs. Mendenhall was behind-the-scenes
helping coordinate the musical numbers.
Thank you!
Several pupils shared their letters
of love to veterans who were parents,
uncles, aunts, friends, or grandparents.
Guests heard our recitation of 
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Thursday Mr. Cincotti directed 
pupils performing several musical
numbers to honor men & women who serve.
Thanks to our teachers & guests
for joining this special celebration.
It's important to
remember all service men and women.
Lucky are we to honor our veterans!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Work 1st & Then Play

We spend time on things that are important.
We set priorities and then follow through.
Kids who are self-disciplined? Yes!
Our class was in Lexia's fall reading challenge. 
Nationwide, Parkside had a 3rd place finish!
So we celebrated
Thank you, thank you to
everyone who supported us!  
After all, "Readers are Leaders."

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

One Week Ago

Thanks to  County Clerk Mr. Will Gibson
for allowing pupils to use voting stations
and to Mr. Brandon Stewart for creating
the ballots used in the process.

Parkside held a mock presidential election
Miss Shuff's 2nd graders take turns voting
Pupils voted in the
Community Room on November 1st
1st through 5th graders cast
their votes for president

The final tally showed that 
Donald Trump defeated
Hillary Clinton in our election.

"The ballot is stronger than the bullet."  
~Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Best Wishes Mr. Lehman

We know everyone has a talent,  
while we all can get better at something.
Thanks to Tucker Lehman for helping
us be strong, happy, and wise!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

"Play" IS Serious Business

October 31st....."All Hallows' Eve"
Hmmm, didn't realize we were
making memories.  We just
knew we were having fun!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Make Time For Fun

"People rarely succeed unless
they have fun in what they are doing."
                                                   ~Walt Disney

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

October's Young Leaders

Pupils and Parkside guest Brooke Mullins
enjoyed good company and
conversation about habits they're
learning during our fall luncheon.
The "Community Cafe" was a success.
"What we learn with
 pleasure we never forget." 
                 ~Alfred Mercier