The Parkside News
The Parkside community cultivates each Scholar to become life-long learners who inspire others and positively change the world.
Important Dates to Remember! 📆
February 1-9 - Spring Book Fair (information below) Click HERE to volunteer!
February 5-9 - Counselor Appreciation Week! Let's show Mrs. Shaw some LOVE!
February 6 - 3rd & 5th grade STAAR Field Test (RLA only) 2nd and 4th grades have a revised lunch schedule this day - 2nd grade lunch 11:20-11:50, 4th grade lunch 12:00-12:30
Family Night at the Book Fair 2:45-5:00pm
February 9 - Kindergarten field trip to Thinkery
February 12-16 - Volunteer Appreciation Week! We LOVE our Parkside Volunteers!
February 14 - Valentine's Day Friendship Parties
February 16 - Spring Pictures
February 18 - Last day to submit 5th grade Pridelines for the 23-24 yearbook!
February 19 - Staff Professional Learning Day - No School
February 23 - 5th Grade Visit to Stiles MS, Last day to order Field Day shirts
March 1 - 4th & 5th grade Human Development Lessons
March 2 - Last day to pre-order 23-24 yearbook
March 4 - 8 - Diagnostician Appreciation Week
March 8 - Texas Stars Spirit Night
March 11-18 - Spring Break
March 18 - Staff Professional Learning Day - No School
March 19 - Students return
March 28 - Field Day
5th Grade Honors Choir
Future 6th Grade Stiles Spartans and Families:
It is amazing to think that in just a few months you will be walking middle school halls as Stiles Spartans! To help make your transition to middle school easier, we are excited to invite you to be a part of an opportunity to sing with other future Stiles Spartans in our Stiles Elementary Honor Choir! This unique opportunity is reserved only for 5th graders who will be attending Stiles Middle School next year. This experience will include two rehearsals in our Stiles Choir room and a concert performance at the Stiles Choir concert on March 25th.
From Mrs. Wilson...
Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND—as always—every purchase at the Book Fair benefits our school.
February 2 - February 9 during library classes
Friday, February 2- Purple
Monday, February 5- Yellow
Tuesday, February 6- Green
Wednesday, February 7- Red
Thursday, February 8- Blue
Friday, February 9- Orange
**Visitors for the Book Fair are not allowed during the school day, but parents are welcome to shop with their children before school from 7:10-7:30am. Parents will be required to sign in at the front office, so be sure to have your ID with you!
Tuesday, February 6: After School- 5:00pm
Can't make it to Family Night? Don't worry! Your child will be able to shop during their library hours, or you can shop together at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/parksideelementaryschool5
eWallet- Your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy. Set up eWallet here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/parksideelementaryschool5
Card- If brought by student, parents need to send a note or contact teacher or librarian that the student has permission to use a credit card and how much they are allowed to spend
Check- made out to Parkside Elementary and must include phone number and driver license number
**Sales Tax will be added to all purchases
**Students will be given the opportunity to round up to the nearest dollar to donate to the library in exchange for a water bottle sticker
Teacher Wish Boxes
Each teacher will have a wish box in the library. Please feel free to purchase books to donate to your favorite teachers!
Malia Wilson, Parkside Librarian
Field Day Shirts for Sale Beginning January 29!
Yearbooks are Now on Sale! 📙
Click here to purchase your Parkside 2023-24 Yearbook: Yearbooks are $20
5th grade parents: Don't miss out on the chance to honor your fifth grade student with a prideline ad in the 23-24 Parkside Yearbook! Prideline ads are an additional $10 and all ads must be purchased, designed, and submitted by Sunday, February 18th. Links to purchasing and design directions are below.
Link to purchase a 5th grade Prideline:
Link to Prideline design directions:
Video for Prideline design directions: https://youtu.be/ZzX6nYbxfSk
Learning Links for Home 🏫 🏡
Waves of Pages - December 11 - February 23 🌊
Birthday Celebrations 🎉
Thanks for you support as we strive to keep kids happy and safe while celebrating special days at school!
Volunteer opportunities are everywhere! Take a moment to complete your volunteer application for 2023–24 if you have not had the chance to do so already:
- New Volunteer to LISD – Begin your registration here
- Current or Returning Volunteers – Review and update your account details here.
Note: Volunteer registrations are active for an entire calendar year (12 months). You will receive a notice one month prior to expiration.