Winterfest 2017 schedule posted

posted by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Winterfest is coordinated by the Office of Youth Services and takes place during February Vacation. Winterfest offers an abundance of activities for families to enjoy during the break.

Check out the full schedule of events at

3D Printing Contest!!

posted by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Parkside has 3 new MakerBot printers in the media center and the students are eager to use them!

Parkside will host a contest that the students can work on from anywhere.  The only tools they will need is a bit of creativity and access to the internet when they are ready to design in a 3-D environment.  Check out the slideshow for more information!!!

See Mrs. Tafe in the Media Center with any questions.

FREE Tax Preparation (for income qualified families)

posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:19 AM by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Important letter from Dr. Vargas

posted Jan 18, 2017, 11:06 AM by Stacey Rust-Belforti

B.R.I.N.G. IT! cancelled Tuesday 1/17/17

posted Jan 17, 2017, 12:49 PM by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Due to the anticipated storm, B.R.I.N.G. It! has been cancelled for today (Tuesday, 1/17/17).

Harvard Field Trip on Weds 1/18/17

posted Jan 17, 2017, 5:44 AM by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Dear Harvard Parents,

Students from the team are scheduled to attend the Quarrybrook field trip on Wednesday 1/18.  Inclement weather is forecast for the day.  Based on several possible situations the following should be planned for:
1.  School cancellation will result in cancellation of the field trip.
2.  School delayed opening will result in the field trip taking place if the Windham School district is in session (the facility follows the Windham snow calls.).  
3.  If the Windham school district is closed while Manchester students are in school, the field trip will be cancelled.  
In the event the field trip takes place, please remember that winter outdoor activities require proper clothing and preparation.  Layers, boots and a water proof outer jacket are recommended.  
If you have any questions, please direct them to Mrs. June Ku (

Manchester City Library closed for renovations 1/17/17 - 1/28/17

posted Jan 11, 2017, 6:20 AM by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Please be advised that the Manchester City Library (Carpenter Memorial Building) will be closed to the public for renovations, however during this time the WEST SIDE LIBRARY branch will have extended hours. Please see the flyer below for more information and hours.

Volunteers Needed!

posted Jan 9, 2017, 5:40 AM by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Dear Parents, Guardians and Members of the Parkside Community;

The Parkside and Parker Varney PTGs are sponsoring a Harlem Wizards Basketball game.  The Wizards are an entertaining performance basketball team that puts on a great show.  The game will be February 17th and volunteers are needed for various areas. 
With Parkside (Westside)  Pride
Forrest Ransdell

Coffee & Conversation with the Superintendent (reposted)

posted Jan 4, 2017, 1:06 PM by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Dr. Vargas has created the following opportunities for the community to meet and talk with him about ideas and to provide input about education in Manchester. These informal "coffee & conversation" events have been scheduled at various schools every month through June. 

The intent is to cover the different sections of the city as evenly as possible. Anyone in Manchester can attend any event at any school, not just the hosting school community. All faculty and staff are welcome! Obviously, not all of our schools can host in the remaining months of the school year, but if we continue into next year, the all of the remaining schools will have a chance.

In order to provide multiple options for parents and staff, we are holding both morning and afternoon events. Attached is a master schedule of these events on a flyer for you.

Budget Forums

posted Jan 4, 2017, 7:44 AM by Stacey Rust-Belforti   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 7:54 AM ]

Dr. Vargas is hosting two public forums for parents, teachers, staff and interested community members to hear a presentation of the current budget structure  and to solicit ideas for solutions to the projected budget challenges. 

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