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T. Hudson's Principal Updates on May 1, 2023

Teacher Appreciation Week for Tracks 2 and 4

This week is STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK at Parkside Elementary for Tracks 2 & 4. Staff appreciation week will take place May 3rd - 8th for T2 & T4 and May 11th - 18th from T1 & T3

See the attached flyer for how you can participate each day (and for Track Specific Dates).  Let's show our fantastic Parkside Staff how much we appreciate what they do for our kids!  In addition to showing support to your child's classroom teacher please share the love with the "adopted" staff member assigned to your child's class.  


Click here for the school-wide list of Adopted Staff List


Day 1~ Trouble on Set: Donate to help restock their classroom supplies

Day 2~ Fan Mail: Send your teacher and adopted staff member a message. Click here for the fan mail template or create your own

Day 3~ Red Carpet Read: Wear your teacher or staff person's favorite color

Day 4~ Award Day: Gift Crowd will be e-delivered to each staff member by 3PM on 5/8 for T2 & T4 Staff. 2023 Parkside Staff Appreciation- T2 & T4 Gift Crowd


May 8 Field Day Morning Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to make this fun day a safe experience for our students. Parkside Field Day will be May 8 for tracks 2 and 4 and May 10 for tracks 1 and 3. We are in need of volunteers for Monday, May 8th’s morning session. Please consider signing up to volunteer.



EOY Attendance Reminder - Please Read Carefully

As we approach the end of the school year, it is very important that students are present at school. Teachers will continue to have testing, assessments, and other activities so that students are reaching their grade level benchmark and achieving academic standards. Per WCPSS policy, students must be present for the last 10 days of school or they may be subject to withdrawal by the county. If this occurs, parents will have to re-register their student for the 2023-24 school year. Placement at Parkside is not guaranteed due to our enrollment cap; therefore, students may be placed at Adams Elementary and added to the Parkside waitlist. As a reminder, the last day of school is June 28, 2023. Attendance is required even if students have completed their EOG Testing. 

If you have any questions,  please contact Parkside’s Principal, Mr. Hudson, or Social Worker, Ms. Russ.


Panorama Family Survey

Helping students do their best in school requires a team effort. Parents, students, and schools all play important roles in this process. Help us make your child's school experience as positive and beneficial as possible by giving honest, thoughtful responses to the questions in the WCPSS Family Survey. The WCPSS Family Survey will be open from April 10 - May 12, 2023.  We would like to have 100% of our families contribute to shine a light on Parkside and how our parents care about their education.



Family Fun Night is Rescheduled to Friday, May 12th from 5:30 to 8:00

Family Fun Night hosted by the Parkside PTA was rescheduled to Friday, May 12th.  We can’t wait to see you at Parkside from 5:30-8:00 PM.  There will be games, inflatables, food trucks, fairy hair and so much more. Check out the Family Fun Night Flier for more information, and please plan on walking to the event if possible as parking will be limited! 


Celebrate School Lunch Hero’s Day on Friday May 6

Friday, May 6 marks the 10th annual National School Lunch Hero Day — a moment to celebrate the hardworking school cafeteria professionals who work day in and day out to prepare and serve nutritious meals to our students!


Lost and Found

Our lost and found is bursting at the seams. Please encourage your child to stop by and look for any lost items. 


Volunteer Registration Reminder

Just a reminder that Volunteer Registration is now permitted off site instead of being required to sign up at a WCPSS school to become a volunteer.  Please visit, click on community, volunteer, new volunteer register here. The time of the volunteer approval process is taking 2 weeks, If you have any questions, please reach out to our receptionist at or 919-841-4333.

School Calendars Approved

School Calendars were approved at last week’s school board meeting. Please note there are no early release days built into next year’s calendar.

School Supply Kits

School supply kits for next school year are on sale now through 5/31! You can order yours here


EOG Testing Dates

Track 1 EOG Testing Dates

5/23- 5/25 3rd, 4th, 5th ELA, Math and 5th Science

5/26 - 5/31-  Make-Up Testing and Read to Achieve

Tracks 2, 3, 4 EOG Testing Dates

6/14- 6/22 -3rd, 4th, 5th  ELA, Math and 5th Science, Read to Achieve

6/15- 3rd Math

6/23- 6/27 - Math Make-Up Testing


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