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Mission

Parkside Elementary School seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through engaging and relevant instruction while nurturing individual differences and learning styles. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment conducive to learning and growing in a multicultural society. Each student's confidence is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in the life of our school always in support of student learning.

Parkside Pride Guidelines for Success are: PAWS!

  • Participate
  • Achieve
  • Work Hard
  • Show Respect
Parkside's COOL, Panthers RULE!

Principal

Cindy Black Dear Parkside Families,

Welcome to Parkside! Parkside is a K-6 school with approximately 650 fantastic students. In addition to our 19 general education classrooms, we are home to the south end Challenge Program and three Inclusive Education Programs, which enhance our already diverse student body.

At Parkside, we take “pride” in our positive, learning focused environment. Our school wide expectations are described in terms of PAWS-Participate, Achieve, Work Hard, and Show Respect. Students earn Panther Bucks as they demonstrate these expectations around the school. New this year to Parkside is the implementation of a program called RULER.  Ruler is designed to support social and emotional learning for students.  Each classroom has developed a RULER charter that details how students want to feel in their classroom and how to support each other in maintaining the classroom environment.

Another focus for us at Parkside is attendance.  It is so important that students be at school every day. We have launched our HERE campaign and are seeing results.  Many classes have already earned each letter in the word HERE and have celebrated in the class.  We are in the process of developing a school wide celebration for when every classroom has spelled HERE.  Be watching for more information about that!

In addition to our work on PBIS and attendance, we have academic goals. These goals include having all students meet standard in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math.  To reach these school wide goals each grade level team wrote goals at the beginning of the year that we are in the process analyzing for a mid-year check.

It is my privilege to be the principal of this wonderful school. Our teachers are dedicated professionals who are highly skilled.  We focus on creating an environment that meets the social, emotional, and learning needs of our students.

Our parents are strong partners at Parkside and we appreciate that support. Parents really do make a difference!  This year we are working on offering more information for parents on how to support their students in reading and math at home. 

I greatly appreciate being a part of the Parkside team!

Cindy Black

Parkside Principal

 




About Us

2104 South 247th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
 
Phone
206-631-4700
 
Principal
Cindy Black
 
Office Manager
Becky Luna

School Hours
9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Early Release Days
9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
 
Breakfast
8:40 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Fax
206-631-4760

News

  • Celebrate! Highline by Nominating a Gold Star

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 Gold Star Awards, sponsored by the Highline Schools Foundation. Parents, community members, business owners, and staff are encouraged to Celebrate! Highline by nominating individuals who make an impact in Highline.

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  • The Meaning of L-O-V-E

    What does the word love mean? The world's greatest poets, authors, musicians, teachers, and philosophers have struggled with that question for centuries. For Valentine's Day, we asked the smartest and most thoughtful people we know-- our students.

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  • Snow Make-up Day is May 30

    The snow make-up day for Monday, February 6, will be Tuesday, May 30.

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  • Learn About School Schedule Decisions

    Making a decision about weather-related school closures is always difficult, because so many different situations have to be considered. We do our very best to balance the many interests at stake, but we recognize that no matter what decision we make, it will not please everyone.

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  • Highline Takes First Step Toward New Schools & Safety Upgrades

    Highline voters approved the sale of $299 million in school construction bonds last November, and today the first set of bonds was sold. The $236.8 million proceeds will fund a majority of the school construction and improvement projects in the bond package.

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