Parkside Elementary Newsletter

September 25, 2015

2015-2016 Early Release Days

CMS has included four early release days on the 2015-16 school calendar. The early release days will allow our teachers time to participate in professional development workshops that will enhance their knowledge and skills.


On Early Release Days CMS will provide brown-bag lunches for students. CMS buses will complete the end-of-day routes when students are dismissed for the day.


October 7, 2015

Dismissal at Parkside Elementary - 12:15 PM

· Elementary/ K-8/Middle/High Schools – All schools 3 hours early


January 20, 2016

Dismissal at Parkside Elementary - 12:15 PM

· Elementary/ K-8/ Middle/High Schools- All schools 3 hours early


March 1, 2016

Dismissal at Parkside Elementary - 1:15 PM

· Elementary/K-8/Middle/High Schools- All schools 2 hours early due to ACT administration


April 20, 2016

Dismissal at Parkside Elementary - 12:15 PM

· Elementary/K-8/Middle/High Schools-All schools 3 hours early


Early Release Day - After School Care Information


If your student is already enrolled in an After School Enrichment Program (ASEP), there is no need to take any action.


The ASEP will be able to accommodate any family that needs assistance. You will have to play a $25.00, one time, registration fee and each day your child attends the After School Program on the Early Release Days, the cost will be $20.00.


If you need assistance for your child on these dates, please contact our ASEP site coordinator, Jaslyn Hearn-Neal at 980-343-9915 or by email - jaslynn.hearn@cms.k12.nc.us - at least two weeks prior to the dates to make necessary arrangements.

Newman's News - Updates From Principal Newman

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October Leader In Me Habit #2 - Begin With The End In Mind

"I plan ahead and set goals. I am prepared at all times. I think about how the choices I make now will affect my future. I think about positive or negative consequences of my actions before I act."

Happy Fall "Festival" Y'all

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 17 from 12 PM - 4 PM

Celebrate Parkside Elementary's First Fall Festival! We'll have inflatables, hay rides, and more!

Look for more information coming soon!

Upcoming Dates For Our Pirates...

October 5 - 13 - Book Fair
October 7 - Early Release Day
October 17 - Fall Festival 12 PM - 4 PM
October 22 - First Quarter Ends
October 23 - Teacher Workday - No School For Students
October 28 - New School Dedication Ceremony

Updates from our PTA - Get Connected … Stay in the Know!

“Like” the Parkside PTA Facebook page to receive helpful information, event updates, and see what our PTA is doing!


The school year is off to such a great start and to keep our students and families engaged throughout the year, we need YOU! Please consider joining the Parkside PTA. We are a group of parents who want to make sure that our school is successful in every way. With your help, all of our children will thrive. Why not join?


There are a number of ways that you can help...


Here's what Parkside needs immediately:


  • Breakfast Buddies
  • Lunch Buddies
  • Reading Buddies
  • Mentors
  • Classroom Parents
  • Tutors
  • Marketing/Fundraising (e.g., Box Tops)
  • Be There Dad Group Members
  • Media Center Volunteers
  • Staff Appreciation Coordinators
  • Spirit Store Clerks
  • Spirit Rock Coordinator
  • Special Events Coordinators and Support (e.g., Book Fairs, Movie Nights, Fall Festival, March Madness, etc.)


Let's get you connected!


Please help us to understand your interests and availability by completing a survey. Your responses will help us with making sure that you are linked with someone at the school or on the PTA to get you started. Click HERE to take the survey.


There is one step that you must complete before you can volunteer.


You must register on the CMS website as a volunteer for Parkside Elementary.


Registering on the CMS Volunteer Registration website will help to keep our students, staff and school safe. If you haven't already registered, the CMS Volunteer website is here



Upcoming PTA Meetings:


  1. December 17, 2015 (6:30pm-8pm)
  2. February 25, 2016 (6:30pm-8pm)
  3. April 28, 2016 (6:30pm-8pm)


Any questions, please contact

Alisha Johnson- parksideelempta@gmail.com