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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

  • 4 Years, 11 Paths, 1 Big Goal

    Four years, 11 students, countless challenges and one big, bold goal are at the center of a new documentary set in Highline Public Schools. "Eleven Paths" follows 11 Highline students from freshman through senior year of high school. You can view this compelling film and a Q & A panel with the students featured in it online.

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  • Response to DACA from the School Board & Superintendent

    The Highline School Board and Superintendent Susan Enfield are sending a clear and strong message of protection and reassurance to all students and families in the district. Read the letter to families. A similar message was sent to all staff.

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  • 19K+ Reasons To Celebrate the New School Year

    We're back! Classrooms are buzzing with excitement as the 2017-18 school year officially kicks off. Our schools are full of students eager to learn and grow. Our teachers and staff are ready to inspire, motivate and educate!

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  • Back-to-School Checklist: 9 Things to Do Before September 6

    Time to gear up! School starts Wednesday, September 6 for students in grades 1-12 and Monday, September 11 for kindergarten students. Here are 9 things to do before the first day of school.

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  • 2017-18 Budget is Online

    Highline's proposed budget for the 2017-18 school is now posted online. The budget will be introduced to the Highline School Board at its July 26 meeting. You are invited to comment on the budget at a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. immediately before the school board meeting.

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