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Mr. Hudson's Principal Message on Monday, June 17

Good morning Parkside Families!


This week, 4th and 5th grade students in Tracks 2, 3, and 4 will start their EOGs. Please check the highlights below for important information about schedule changes and tips on how you can support your child during their EOGs.


Upcoming Events:

  • June 18 - 4th/5th- ELA EOG
  • June 19 - Teacher Workday, No School
  • June 20 - 4th/5th- Math EOG
  • June 21 - 5th Grade Science EOG
  • June 24 - Tracks 2, 3, 4 5th grade celebration
  • June 26 - Last day of school for tracks 2,3,4
  • July 3 - Meet the Teacher Tracks 1, 2, and 3
  • July 8 - First Day of School for Tracks 1, 2, and 3
  • July 26 - Meet the Teacher Track 4
  • July 29 - First Day of School for Track 4

EOG Remediation and Readministration

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 your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are June 27-28 for Tracks 2, 3 and 4. Transportation will be provided, and breakfast and lunch will be available. This is on an invitation basis only.


No School on June 19th

Just a reminder that there is a teacher workday next Wednesday, June 19, 2024. This means no school for students.


Last Day of School

The last day of school for Tracks 2, 3, and 4 is Wednesday, June 26, 2024. 


Library Books Are Due on June 18

It’s that time of year when we need to catalog our library collection. Please make sure your child(ren) return all library books by June 18.


Teacher Assignments for 2024-2025 UPDATE:  Your child’s teacher for the 2024-2025 school year will send you an email on Monday, July 1. This is a change from the initial messaging of June 28. 


Meet the Teacher 

Parents and students in grades 1-5 will have an opportunity to meet their child’s new teacher on July 3 for students on track 1, 2, and 3 and July 26 for students on track 4. This will be an informal session where families can meet the child’s new teacher as well as gain information about transportation, sign up to volunteer, join the Parkside PTA, and learn more about Parkside’s Child Nutrition Services. All sessions will take place in the multipurpose room during your track’s designated time. Kindergarten families will meet their child’s teacher following staggered entry.

  • Track 1: July 3 from 9:00 - 10:00
  • Track 2: July 3 from 10:15 - 11:15
  • Track 3: July 3 from 11:30 - 12:30
  • Track 4: July 26 from 9:30 - 10:30

Last Call for Yearbooks

Families who missed the yearbook deadline from the PTA now have the opportunity to order directly from Strawbridge!!!  The total will be $36.99 ($25 + $10 shipping + $1.99 service fee) and all orders and money is managed by Strawbridge. - Code: YB27611


Bus Routes Posted on June 18

On June 18, families of bus riders who are eligible for yellow bus transportation will receive a message via SchoolMessenger regarding bus routes being posted on the Parkside website on June 19. Families will receive a 2nd notification on June 20th with detailed route and stop information. 


EOG’s and How to Support Your Child 

EOGs for our track 2, 3, and 4, in grades 4 and 5 start this week! 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. 


Parent Resources for the Summer

Linked here you will find cross-curricular parent resources to help students stay engaged during the summer.


Volunteer Renewal

Families who were approved to volunteer in the 2023-24 school year will receive an email on June 1 outlining the simple volunteer renewal process for the 2024-25 school year. Encourage families to renew their volunteer status during the renewal window, July 1-Oct. 1.

Carpool and Walker Tag Information for 2024-25 School Year 

If you are a new or returning family for the 2024-2025 school year here are the links to request carpool and/or walker tags.  Remember only families in the WCPSS designated walkzone are eligible to receive walker tags. New tags will be provided to students at the beginning of the new school year.  Here are the links:  Carpool Tags and Walker Tags


Families who are eligible for the bus will get an email with directions of how to check your  bus assignment (stop and time information) in Powerschools. This email will also include information of how to register for the bus or decline bus transportation. Sometimes these automated messages go into people’s spam / junk folders so it is recommended that you check those folders periodically. Bus routes change from year to year. Do not assume that a bus that went in your neighborhood for the 2023-2024 school year will be the same for 2024-2025. 


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 (


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