Principal’s Page

Welcome to another year at Parkside Elementary! During our brief two-year
tenure as a school, Parkside has quickly set a pattern and established a reputation
as a school of excellence. At Parkside, students thrive and grow each day and are
loved and cared for by exceptional professionals. We are excited to carry on this
tradition as we begin a new year.

As a school, we have set three top priorities for this coming year. They include:
1-Chasing academic proficiency while celebrating growth.
2-Helping our large number of students learning English as a second language
increase in academic language skills.
3-Fostering positive relationships between all students and adults at Parkside.

The realization of the goals set around these priorities requires our entire school
community working together. As administration, teachers, staff, parents, and
students work together to meet individual needs and do whatever is necessary to
ensure success, great things will continue to happen. I encourage all parents to be
an active part of our journey this year and stay in contact with your child’s teacher
on a regular basis. Parents are an important and essential part of what we do at

The great Fred Rogers once said,
“As different as we are from one another, as unique as each one of us is, we are
much more the same than we are different. That may be the most essential
message of all, as we help our children grow toward being caring, compassionate,
and charitable adults.”

With your help, Parkside will continue to be a school where students not only grow
academically, but also learn the attributes that will help them be contributing and
caring adults. Thank you for the support you give our school and for being part of
the Parkside family. It’s going to be a great year!

John Shelton,