Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

She Takes My Breath Away

"Dear to the heart we'll always be.
Friends from the start, my sister and me."

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Today is our 100th day of school!  

"That means lots of ways
to care.  We give hugs
and help others every day."  
                                                          ~Mrs. Lyles' Class

Join us here on Thursdays for 


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wish You'd Been There......

Testing the Ice
                           ~By Sharon Robinson

Monday we read a story about dad and
baseball player, Jackie Robinson.  His children
were unaware he was unable to swim.  Yet Jackie
reluctantly summoned the courage to "test" the ice when
they longed to lace up their ice skates one winter day.

Robinson summoned his courage on the field
 as well, 
at a time when black players were
 not allowed into major league baseball. 

Great discussion, I wish you could
have shared  it all with us on Monday.......

"Why couldn't he play?  That's silly?"  ~Andrew

"Black players couldn't sleep in hotels?
What kind of country was it, anyway?"

"I guess Jackie just had to show them."  ~J.J.

"He didn't tell his kids he couldn't swim
That way they would be fearless."  ~Sydney

"If I had been a hotel owner,
Jackie would have been able to stay!"  ~Alivia

"No one should treat someone badly
because their skin color is different
than yours.  It's not right."  ~Kamron


Thursday, January 21, 2016

#BeKindToOneAnother 1-21-2016

 We read "Testing the Ice" about
Jackie Robinson's days
playing baseball and being a dad.

"Segregation is wrong.  It made 
things hard for many people."
                                                  ~Mrs. McClure's Class

Join us here on Thursdays for 
stories @ Parkside.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wisdom is Wisdom

"Treat people how 
you want to be treated."

"Why would kids have to drink from
a different drinking fountain or go
to the back of the bus?"   

"The people who ran the
Underground Railroad were so brave!"

It's silly to be unkind to someone
with a different skin color."
"Our friends are our friends
no matter what color their skin is."

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Thought 1-17-2016

Want a way to make an important
difference in Lawrence County? 

Click the link below to learn more:

"If you're out grocery shopping this week,
please pick up some kid-friendly snacks,
breakfasts & non-perishable meals. 


The Lawrenceville High School FCA
and BETA kids are holding a drive during
the rest of January collecting goods
for Fishes & Loaves, a new local charity
 that'll provide weekend meals for
Lawrence County children.  Please check
 out the list below, and thank you."  
                                                                 ~Parkside Parent

Fishes and Loaves

Cereal Bars   
Individual Boxes or Bowls of Cereal  
Pop Tarts

Lunch and Dinner: 
Individual Size Pop-top or 
Individual Size Microwaveable Bowls of:
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti O's
Spaghetti O's and Meatballs
Rice and Chicken
ABC's and 123's
Mac and Cheese
Vienna Sausages
Peanutbutter (16 oz. jars)
Pop-top Cans of Ready-to-eat Soup

Individual Packages of Apple Sauce
Granola Bars
Individual Packages of Pudding
Fruit Snacks and or Fruit Leathers

Food items will also be collected at
the Lawrenceville/RedHill boys
basketball game on Tuesday
9th @ Red Hill High 

School located in Bridgeport, Illinois.

Our admission to the game that night
is FREE- because it's "Pack the Place,"
sponsored by People's State Bank.

BIG thanks to the folks @
the Sumner Attendance Center who
started working to make this happen
 in Lawrence 
County on behalf
of children, this past fall!

Distribution of backpacks 

begins in February 2016.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Win-Win Situation

"Winning the "Super Bowl" of cattle

shows in Bronco country is really great!"

                                                                   ~Mrs. McClure

Congratulations to Four Corners Farm.  

"I liked the sub but missed my teacher!" ~Evan 

Sunday, January 10, 2016


"Winter ice and snow makes the 
world look like it is covered with frosting!"


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Put Me In Coach

"Basketball isn't just 
something you play for fun.  
It is something that you feel."


Sunday, January 3, 2016