Parkside March 2022 Newsletter

Middle School at Parkside Parent Liaison: Kristy Dillon

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Welcome Middle School at Parkside Families!

WELCOME to the Middle School at Parkside 2021-2022 School Year!

Principal for Instruction/7th Grade - Jeremy Patterson

(517) 841-2301

Associate Principal/6th Grade - Krista Jarvey

(517) 841-2279

Assistant Principal/8th Grade - Robert Bertke

(517) 841-2285

My name is Kristy Dillon, and I am the Parent Liaison for the Middle School at Parkside. My husband and I are both proud JPS alumni, and we have two sons. Our oldest graduated from Jackson High in 2020 and our youngest son is a junior at Jackson High.

I work with students, families, staff and the Jackson Community. I can help you set up PowerSchool accounts and can link all of your students together. I can also answer any questions you might have regarding PowerSchool. My goal is to make sure that I am able to assist all of our families through the middle school process.

The goal of PAVE (Parkside Adult Volunteers for Education) is to support Parkside through volunteering, donations & fundraising. We believe that the school NEEDS parents/guardian & community members involved to be successful & to enrich the student’s learning experience. We meet throughout the school year to plan events or set up volunteering opportunities.

*The next PAVE Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 22 2022, at 6:00 pm in the Parkside Welcome Center Conference Room. Please enter at the new Welcome Center.

If you are interested in being a part of this initiative please contact:

Kristy Dillon: (517) 841-2278 or

Daily Schedule

School begins at 7:25 am & Dismissal is at 2:12 pm

*Students may enter the building at 7:15 am

½ day Dismissal is at 10:50 am

A Lunch: 10:37 – 11:02

B Lunch: 11:09 – 11:34

C Lunch: 11:41 – 12:06

Calendar Dates

New Student Orientation at Jackson High for 8th grade families -

Tuesday, March 1 (6:00-7:30 pm)

1/2 Day (End of 2nd Trimester) - March 4 (10:50 am Dismissal)

1/2 Day - March 11 (10:50 Dismissal)

No School for Students - March 14 (PD for Teachers)

Spring Pictures - March 15

PAVE Meeting - March 22 (6:00 pm)

No School - Spring Break March 25 - April 1 (School Resumes April 4)

Jackson High School New Student Orientation

Tuesday, March1 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm is the Jackson High School New Student Orientation for our current 8th grade students and families. The Orientation will begin in the JHS Auditorium. There will also be student led tours of the building. We hope our 8th grade families are able to make it over to get a glimpse of what their school day will be like next year. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Raymond. Her information is in the flyer above.

Parkside Yearbook

If you would like to order a Parkside Yearbook, click on the link below and put in Middle School at Parkside and follow the prompts.

Lifetouch Spring Pictures

Lifetouch will be here on March 15 for Spring Pictures. They will only photograph the students that have paid online or have a picture packet with money in it on that day. We do not photograph all of the students. That only happens in the Fall. Please be sure to have your student pick up a Spring Picture Day form in their grade office if they plan on having theirs done. We will also have some forms in the main office. Here is a link as well as our Parkside Picture Day ID: EVTX6V6R4

Parkside Community Closet

This is our 6th year that Parkside has the Community Closet available to our students & families. Hunger, lack of appropriate clothing, shoes & basic hygiene supplies is an issue that many students face. Visit our Facebook page (Parkside Community Closet)

to see what donations we are currently in need of.

If you know a student that would benefit from our closet, message us on Facebook!

Access our websites!

Jackson Public Schools:

Middle School at Parkside:

I look forward to a great school year! If you know of anyone that would like to be on my email newsletter list, please have them get in touch with me!

Thank You!