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Parkside Parent & Community Update

posted Oct 15, 2018, 5:11 AM by Stacey Rust-Belforti

Dear Parents, Guardians and Members of the Parkside Community,

Students were given their first progress report of the year to bring home to you on Friday.  Please take the time to review this with your child and congratulate him or her for the successes and reinforce your expectations where the current grade may fall short.  Each team has required a parent signature be returned.  There is either a team form or an extra copy of the progress report for your signature.  Students are required to return a parent signature.   First Quarter Report Cards will go home on November 16. 

If a student is failing two or more classes on this progress report, Academic Support has been assigned.   This is a required additional class after school Monday through Thursday lasting until 3:15 p.m. If this is the case you will be notified in a separate message with the details and your child has been provided a letter with the progress report explaining the situation.

The improvement and maintenance of reading abd math skills is a primary focus here at Parkside.  Beginning next week students will be expected to complete 100 minutes per week in Reading Plus or IReady (for reading improvement) and 100 minutes of IReady or Moby Max online instruction (for math).  108 minutes of regular class time are provided for all students for each area each week.  Other opportunities are often available such as Enrichment time or Academic Support, providing sufficient time for students to meet this weekly expectation.  The programs can also be accessed from home to allow additional time and also family review of student progress.  Your child can show you their results when they are logged in.  Student results and growth are monitored weekly here at Parkside and will be shared with the community on a regular basis. 

Parkside has begun the implementation of our Project Based Learning activities.  This week the 8th grade has begun the development of their animal classification and taxonomy project.  One of the goals is to define characteristics of living things as well as where humans fit into the natural world.  Ask your 8th grader about this project.  

Our next PTG meeting is Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parkside Library.  

With Parkside Pride,

Forrest Ransdell