Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Rocking Out"

Yes......when you drop your kids off

and are on-the-way to work, 

only to realize that you're still

"rocking out" to Old McDonald Had a Farm!

                                             ~Parkside Mom

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Our volunteers are grand!
It's a big deal.....we are so lucky.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Annual Illinois Spring Classic--Hooray!

Kids Shopping Day of Lawrence County 
held their annual 5K & Half Marathon
 event at Parkside, on March 26th.

Proceeds go toward helping children
receive everything they need to start
the school year off right:  clothes, shoes,
toiletries, supplies, backpacks and much more!

Our very own Miss Lawrence County
Bailey L. Adams joined in to wish the runners well.

These brothers had things
covered at 
the two-mile-marker.

 Lots of cheering at the finish line!

 Smiles all around

 Supporting Kids Shopping Day "runs in the family."

Participating with a buddy makes a wonderful difference.

 We salute all who took part in Saturday's event!

Thank you, thank you to the 
many volunteers & participants! 

2016 5K & Half Marathon

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Thought

"A happy family is but  an earlier heaven."
                                              ~George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, March 26, 2016

What's Cooking?

Yesterday was the first day of spring

break and we were up way too early!

The smoke alarm was beeping,

saying "low battery."

Then my daughter yells

from the other room,

"what are you cooking?"  

                                                        ~Parkside Mom

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Tremendous Thing

"You have been my friend,"
 replied Charlotte.  "That in
itself is a tremendous thing."
                                                        ~E.B. White

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

News Flash

Wow- what an effort!

Drum roll:  we wish to reveal your
winners in our Monical's fundraising event.

The top sales person was Mr.
Gabe Van Bibber, with total of 67 pies!

The family who combined for the most
pizza sales was Miss Olivia Brush
and her sister Addyson.  The 

sisters sold 44 pizzas apiece!

Congratulations to all three;
their individual classes will
 each receive a pizza party.

Thank you, thank you for a job well done!

                                                ~Parkside Elementary PTO

Music Speaks

Happiness is
playing the guitar for your friends!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

From the Bottom of Their Hearts

"Stepping up" to help
children learn an important 
truth & honor the officers in this community.


Friday, March 18, 2016


"I'm so excited about our field trip
next week.   My class will get to see
 animals, learn, and 
have lots of fun."

The barn going up for the petting zoo, in March 2015.


For some Parkside pupils, Wednesday

March 23rd cannot come soon enough!

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thank You, Thank You!

Future Farmers of America president

 Cailyn Andrews presented donated books that the

 L.H.S. FFA members purchased recently at a

Lawrence County's Annual Farm Bureau 

auction.   Pictured above is Miss Andrews, 

Library Coordinator Amber Newlin & Principal Julie Hayes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monet In Second

Artists concentrate all 
throughout the creative process.

They take great pride in their
individual interpretation of the subject.

They learn from other
and from respected masters.

They also are known to 
to "photobomb" their
at any given moment!

Monday, March 14, 2016

We Have Pi

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, 

hope for tomorrow. The important 

thing is not to stop questioning."

                                                  ~Albert Einstein

Did you know that March 14th
is the birthday of Albert Einstein? 

What's more, we celebrated Pi Day!

Measuring and more measuring 

Continued verification

Comparing our data

Lots of fun with our classmates!

Thanks Mr. Jennings!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Thought 3-13-2016


Feel better now?

Have a wonderful week and
don't forget to share your smile.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


"Your first job may 
be that of big sister.

Run with it & enjoy.  It's pretty important!" 
                                                                       ~Mrs. West 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


"My reading buddy's enjoying

Diary of a Whimpy Kid.  

I am reading

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, yet again."

                                                                   ~Parkside Mom

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Friday Surprise

It was "The First" pep session for some,
when the L.H.S. Indians came to visit.

That's pretty special for us!
We ran into them in the hall, by the gym.

We came with our signs.

Some of us spotted loved ones, like Poppy.

Others were happy to see big brothers.

All the cheerleaders were right there!

Coach Bishop told us to reach
for our 
dreams, like these players do.
He's very proud of the entire team.

The Indians left us for 
their big game, after school.  

We know they're all extraordinary.
It was a day Parkside will never forget.