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Mr. Hudson's Principal Message on Monday, March 18

Upcoming Events:

  • March 18 - Cultural Arts Assembly
  • March 23 - Parkside Campus Beautification Day - Volunteer Sign Up
  • March 28 - STEM Night presented by the PTA: 6:00 - 7:30PM
  • March 29 - HOLIDAY - No School
  • April 5 - Report Cards Go Home for Tracks 1, 2  and 3
  • April 15 - Cultural Arts Assembly
  • April 19 - 5th Grade Dance
  • April 26 - Report Cards Go Home for Track 4
  • April 26 - Family Fun Night
  • May 10 - Field Day: Tracks 2 and 4
  • May 15 - Field Day: Tracks 1 and 3

Track 1 EOG Testing Dates

5/21- 3rd, 4th, 5th ELA

5/22- 3rd, 4th, 5th Math

5/23- 5th Grade Science


Tracks 2, 3, 4 EOG Testing Dates

6/13- 3rd ELA

6/14- 3rd Math

6/18- 4th/ 5th- ELA 

6/20- 4th/5th- Math 

6/21- 5th Grade Science


Parkside Beautification Day

We've got an exciting event coming up: School Beautification Day on March 23! It's a chance for us to roll up our sleeves and spruce up our school grounds.

We'd love for you to be a part of this fun day by volunteering your time. We'll be doing all sorts of things like gardening, painting, and tidying up. No experience necessary – just bring your enthusiasm!

If you're able to help out, please sign up for a slot using this link: Sign Up Here

Your support means the world to us, and together, we can make our school an even better place for our kids. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Is Your Family Going to the Pleasant Grove for the 2024-25 School Year?

2024-25 PTA Opportunities:  Are you interested in being a part of the PGES PTA board of directors for the 2024 - 2025 school year? Find out more about the respective roles for PTA board members at PGES by reviewing this link - 


Like what you see and ready to get involved? Please complete this interest survey -


Should you have any specific questions about this request please email  


Check out the Parkside Chorus on WRAL

Last week the Parkside Chorus performed at the Raleigh Fine Arts Choral Celebration. Check out this link to see WRAL’s coverage of the event and our very own Parkside Chorus!


5th Grade Yard Signs and T-shirts

5th grade yard signs and t-shirts are on sale now until 3/29! Orders can be picked up at the 5th grade dance on 4/19. No extras will be ordered so don't delay on placing your order.

5th Grade Yard Sign Order -

5th Grade Shirt Order -


School Supply Kits For The 2024-2025 School Year

School supply kits for the 2024-2025 school year are on sale now until 5/31! Kits will be delivered directly to your door in late June/early July.


Do You Have a Rising 6th Grader?

Check out this short video explaining the middle school registration process. If you have any questions or need any support please contact our school counselors Ally Shaw and Lori Shaw.


My School Bucks Update on Fees

Recently, School Bucks sent a message to families that use the School Bucks app.  The message indicated that every time you add funds to your School Buck Account you will be charged $3.25 now instead of $2.75 that was being charged.  


If you want to avoid these fees, please just have your child bring in cash or check to the cafeteria to add to your child’s lunch account at our school.  You do not have to use the School Bucks Lunch Accounts App.


STEM Night Volunteers Needed!

Save the date for STEM Night on 3/28! We are currently looking for parent volunteers who would like to help run experiments with the kids. Each experiment table will have 2 teen helpers from the Cary Teen Council. Please consider signing up if you're able!


Thank You to the Parkside PTA and the United Arts Council

We had an outstanding cultural arts performance today featuring Baba Bomani. His program titled: Learn the ABC’s all the way to The Writing Process was a hit. Thank you to the Parkside PTA and the United Arts Council for sponsoring the program.


Snack Donations Needed

As we quickly move into the second semester, we're reaching out to our wonderful parent community to request snack donations. Your support in providing nutritious and delicious snacks will go a long way in ensuring our students who need a snack have the energy they need. Please drop off your donations at the main office. Thank you so much for your ongoing support! If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to reach out.


Spirit Rock

This school year the PTA is offering families the opportunity to paint our Spirit Rock! For $25 you can paint a birthday message to your child, congratulations on an achievement, good luck on a sporting event - anything you can think of. Payment is due at time of reservation. Please see our website for more info and let us know if you have any questions!


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