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Mr. Hudson's Principal Message on Monday, May 20

Upcoming Events:

  • May 20-23: Staff Appreciation Week Tracks 1 and 3
  • May 30 - PTA General Meeting: 6:30PM (Virtual)
  • May 27 - Memorial Day: No School
  • June 3 - Last day of school for Track 1
  • June 3 - Track 1, 5th grade celebration
  • June 5 - Kindergarten Orientation
  • June 24 - Tracks 2,3,4 5th grade celebration
  • June 26 - Last day of school for tracks 2,3,4 

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



Track 1 EOG’s Start This Week

Students in Grades 3-5 will take the EOG State Test at the end of this school year, beginning next week with track 1.  Please make sure your child eats breakfast and has a good night of sleep before testing.  Encourage them to do their best and remind them that they are prepared and ready.  


Track 1 EOG Dates

May 21, 2024 - Reading EOG

May 22, 2024 - Math EOG

May 24, 2024 - Science EOG (5th grade only)


Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program you will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program after the EOG testing window closes for each track.  For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are Track 1: June 4-5 and Tracks 3 and 4: June 27-28. Transportation will be provided, and breakfast and lunch will be available.


EOG’s and How to Support Your Child

EOGs for our track 1 students are starting next week, and for tracks 2, 3, and 4, they're just a few weeks away. We're eager to see our students shine and showcase all they've learned this year. To support your child at home, check out this link for valuable tips and tricks on test preparation. 


EOG’s and Visiting for Lunch

We will not be hosting parents to come to eat with their students on EOG testing days due to time constraints and changes in schedules.  The EOG dates are listed above. 

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support. 


Bringing Lunch for Your Child(ren)

Some parents choose to bring lunch to school for their children. If you plan to do so, please ensure you know your child’s lunch time. To avoid any disruption and ensure your child receives their meal on time, please drop off the lunch in the main office at least 15 minutes before their lunch period begins. This allows us to deliver the lunch promptly and ensures your child has enough time to eat. 


Independent Walkers at Dismissal Time

We want to ensure the safety and well-being of all our students, especially those who walk home independently.

It has come to our attention that many students who are approved as independent walkers are choosing to stay and hang out at the 3-5 playground after dismissal. Please note that this area is not monitored by a Parkside staff member during this time, which poses a safety concern.If your child is an independent walker, we kindly ask for your support in reminding your children of the importance of walking straight home once they are dismissed from school.

By ensuring that your children head directly home, we can help maintain a safe environment for everyone. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.


On Campus Before School Care will not be Offered at Parkside for the 2024-25 School Year

We want to thank everyone who completed the YMCA Before and After School Care survey. Based on the responses that we received, and reflecting on current enrollment numbers, it will not be financially possible for the YMCA to continue to offer a before school program for the 2024-25 school year due to low enrollment. They will continue to run the program for the remainder of the current school year. Currently enrolled before school care families will receive individual contact from the YMCA making you aware of the changes taking place. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to Amanda Grover ( or Mel Lanier (


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.


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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