Sunday, April 23, 2017

Final Day Together

It's been a great semester to spend with
 Mr. Groves, as he did his student
teaching with us at Parkside!

Does he really have to go? final. silly smile.

Best wishes Mr. Groves.
We'll miss you but together,
we made a super team!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Friday

"They may forget what you
said, but children will not 
forget how you made them feel."
                                                        ~Carl Buechner

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Welcoming Committee

On the job, no questions asked.
Taking the initiative on Friday morning.
Don't you wish everyone could
begin the day with a greeting like this?

Friday, April 7, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Fancy Customers


Sunday, April 2, 2017

March's Community Cafe

The theme was "Wild About the Habits,"while 5th graders celebrated with invited guests Stefanie Schapker & Travis Hedrick from Crossfit Ironup.  

Meeting the 5th grade teachers and classes,
it was the first opportunity Stefanie & Travis
had to visit our school.
Mr. Jennings and then Mrs. Pettit's
were the first classrooms the group visited.
Mrs. Crawford then welcomed the pupils
and guests, once the luncheon was over.
Mrs. Mikeworth suggested we invite 
the professionals from Crossfit Ironup to meet these 5th grade leaders and learn about
The Seven Habits.
We know the journey to build a 
strong mind and body will always
begin with support from our school family.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Sharpen the Saw

"It's a happy talent
to know how to play."
                             ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Begin With the End in Mind

We read to learn, we read for answers.
We read to have fun.

Setting a goal of 1,000 points?
Yes & our class is almost there.

Monday, March 27, 2017


Yes, recently our 5th graders
were "stepping back" in time!
Can you guess the era?
Did they "Google" the
decade in order to create 
personal style?
How about the "Awesome 80s?"
Yes indeed.....thanks for a fun day.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sharpen the Saw

Kids Shopping Day 5K, a family affair
"Together is Better"
Dance, dance, dance!
Setting & reaching new goals
Boys of spring
Headed out to practice on the links
Poised for success
The cheering section
We strive for balance in our 
lives and enjoy learning new things.

We know it is important to spend
time with the people we care about!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Smiles of the Season

No matter the brisk winds, spring is
here along with my friends & life is good!

Monday, March 20, 2017


Ready for this mystery?
Mrs. Ricker explains the details.  
Let the problem solving
begin.....and it's 
all hands-on-deck!"
Survey the scene of the crime.
Gather all the clues.  Hmmm, not
 as easy as we first thought it would be!
Gather your evidence with care.
Analyze each bit of information, a "must."
Compare your results 
with others, as necessary.
Question your evidence
to see if you can reach a conclusion.
Results can often surprise
or baffle even the sharpest minds!
Did you or your partner 
figure out who committed the crime?

Thanks to everyone who
joined us at Parkside for some 
detective work, brain-power and fun!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Seek First to Understand

We can present our summary and
personal views on the story, 
different as they may be.
"Let us remember:  one book, 
one pen, one child, and one
 teacher can change the world."
                                     ~Malala Yousafzai

Seek first to understand,
and then be understood.