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August 8, 2022 - Accessing campus, important dates, and PTA events!

 

Greetings Parkside Families – I hope all had a lovely weekend! This email has some important reminders about accessing our campus, upcoming whole-school teacher workdays, early release days, and holidays and upcoming PTA events!

Accessing our Campus during arrival and dismissal:

If your child is a walker (meaning they live in the Breckenridge community – our walk zone – and you have signed them up with a walker tag), please do have them walk for arrival and dismissal. We understand with the heat you may want to take/meet them at school, while this is not recommended, if you do, please follow these safety procedures:

  1. If not truly walking, the best and safest option is to use the carpool line.
  2. If you must park, you need to use either the main parking lot or the visitor parking near the loading dock
    1. The back lot (where buses load and unload) is staff parking and parents should not park there to walk through the K-2 playground to drop off or pick up walker students (even if there are spaces). This is a significant safety hazard with buses and vendor transportation moving through the area.
    2. If you come to campus from Little Drive, please note that you cannot access the main parking lot as the entrance is ONE WAY. The only parking option is the visitor spaces near the loading dock – parents must then walk with the child to or from the front of the school (you cannot drop and go from this area).
    3. If you come in through Parkside Valley Drive and access the main parking lot, please walk your child through the lot to sidewalk to access the front of the building. Please do not park and have them walk independently through the parking lot.

If you are accessing the campus as a visitor, please also only park in the main lot or visitor spaces. The back bus lot is for staff only (per the sign leading to it). Thank you!

Important upcoming dates:

  • Friday, August 19th is a workday with no school for all students (all tracks)
  • Friday, September 2nd is an early release day – dismissal at 1:45 (all tracks)
  • Monday, September 5th is Labor Day – holiday and no school for all students and staff (all tracks).

PTA Info and Upcoming Events!

The PTA needs YOU to be the best community we can be!  Please see the PTA info flyer PTA_Introduction-2.pdf and how to join PTA_Membership.pdf . Additionally, this Thursday the PTA is having popsicles with the PTA from 5-7pm at Morrisville Community Park  - see this flyer! PopsicleswithPTA_Flyer.pdf 

PTA Spiritwear is on sale until 8/25! The PTA has a new design for this school year & different shirt and hoodie options! https://parksidespiritwearfall2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/

That is it for this week!

Warmly,

Dr. Teresa Caswell, Ed. D., Principal