A Message from the Principal

Lauren Meeks, Maggie Jistel, & Erin Uhlaender

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Mustang Pride!

We'd like to welcome everyone back from an amazing Thanksgiving Break!


We've had a great week celebrating Inclusive Schools Week! Celebrating is important because it creates an awareness of the benefits and challenges inclusive schools face. It brings the school community together in good spirit for a common purpose. It provides us a pause in our busy lives to reflect on where we are and where we are going. Each day was a different theme. See the fun pictures below!


We are asking for donations for a special team building activity for our staff. We are in need of 12 gingerbread house kits. Please email Erin Uhlaender if you are interested in donating. Erin.Uhlaender@leanderisd.org.


Have a great weekend!


Lauren, Maggie, & Erin

Important Dates to Remember!

December 7 - Parkside Players presents The Jungle Book 3:00pm

December 11 - Site Based Meeting (members only) 4:00pm in Library

December 12 - Coffee Chat @ 1:45pm in Community Room

December 13 - PTA Winter Program 6:30pm

December 17 - Stiles Holiday Concert 8:30am in gym; ELE/ESLE Holiday Party @ 10:45am

December 20 - Classroom Holiday Celebrations

Kinder - 8:10am

1st - 11:20am

2nd - 9:45am

3rd - 8:30am

4th - 8:45am

5th - 10:50am

December 23-January 6 - Winter Break

January 6- No school

January 7- Students Return to School

Parkside Elementary School Spelling Bee!

On Thursday evening, 29 courageous students competed in the annual Parkside Spelling Bee! We are incredibly proud of all the students who participated and gave the competition their all. Their dedication, perseverance, and courage are inspiring traits we like to see in all our students. We are so PROUD!


The winners of our Parkside Spelling Bee are:

2nd Runner Up - Ishanvi Palle

1st Runner Up - Pranet Ramanan


Parkside Elementary School Spelling Bee CHAMPION...Ashvith Gurram!


Congratulations!

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Create a Snow Globe!

Would you like to do a fun activity with your kids? Click here to create a scene inside of the snow globe showing a custom or tradition your family celebrates during winter.


Cut out the snow globe and bring it to the front office to be displayed.


Have fun and be creative!

Parkside Spanish Program Needs YOU!

Spanish Volunteer Program at Parkside Elementary Looking for Parent Volunteers!


We are looking for energetic and excited parent volunteers to teach basic, elementary-level Spanish at Parkside Elementary (grades K-5).

• It is only 30 minutes each week.

• You do not need to be fluent.


Still interested? Read on!


This is a great opportunity to come in once a week and teach songs, play games, and lead other activities that will teach students basic-level Spanish. Classroom teachers will stay in the classroom with volunteers during this time.


Lesson details and teaching materials are provided at your school.


If interested, please contact:

Regan Waller, Spanish Program School Coordinator: spanishprogram@parkside-pta.org


or


Michelle Michels, Spanish Volunteer Program Specialist: michelle.michels@leanderisd.org


or


visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/spanishprog


The Spanish Volunteer Program is sponsored by and coordinated through Leander ISD.

Inclusive Schools Week!

December Counseling Corner

Our counselor, Julie Shaw, has put together a great resource for families regarding Counseling Services at Parkside! When you have a chance, take a look at the Counseling Corner for Parents! You can contact Julie by email at julie.shaw@leanderisd.org or by phone 512.570.7100.
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Transportation Changes

Please make every effort to get any transportation changes in no later than 1:00pm. You can access the link below to make a change, or you can always call the front office at 512.570.7100. If you need to make a change after 1:00pm, you MUST make the change by calling the front office.