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Welcome to the Parkway PTA website!

Please check back regularly for up-to-date information about
PTA happenings, programs & events.
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The Parkway PTA is excited once again to offer Wordly Wise to our students in Grades 2-5. Wordly Wise is a vocabulary program designed to provide systematic academic vocabulary instruction which develops the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. The words presented are commonly encountered in grade-level literature, textbooks and standardized tests.

A student's participation in Wordly Wise is completely optional. Students interested in participating in the program will sign a "participation contract" and receive a workbook with lessons to complete independently at home. Each grade will have a parent coordinator who will provide summary review questions to also be done at home. The grade level coordinator will schedule days to give a multiple choice test for the lessons. This will generally happen at Parkway School in the morning before the school day begins. These tests will usually be given for a pair of lessons and will happen every three to four weeks. The tests will be checked and returned to students. Participation will be tracked but results will not be tracked.

Wordly Wise is a fun challenge, without the pressure of being graded. Students will learn new words and their meanings, so give it a try!

Registration Process:

Please register by Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 10th (however, you may join at any time).

a. If a student is interested in participating in Wordly Wise, please register here.

b. Each student must print out, sign and return to the student's classroom teacher or the Main Office the Wordly Wise Participation Contract in an envelope marked with "Wordly Wise Participation Contract - Karina Aiello Rocha."  or scan and email to Karina.

Wordly Wise PTA Contact: Karina Aiello Rocha at

Oktoberfest: Parkway PTA's Kick-Back, Fall Festive, and Fun Filled Fundraiser!

Please join us in support of all the PTA's enrichment programs and events. This will serve as our primary event of the year.


School Improvement Plan


Parkway’s updated Strategic Improvement Plan is now available on Parkway’s website

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Volunteering with the PTA is a great way to meet people and get involved in your child's school. There are many opportunities both big and small to join a committee. To review our volunteer openings, please click here.



2019-20 Parkway School PTA Calendar is constantly being updated. Check back for updates!


8/28 Kindergarten & New Student Visitation at 2pm

8/28 PTA Welcome Back Party for All Students at 2:30pm (Details below)

8/29 First Day of School - "Parade of Learners" & Opening Ceremony at 8:30am

8/29 PTA Volunteer Breakfast for all Parkway Parents at 8:4am in the Cafe


9/2 Labor Day - No School

9/6 School Spirit Day - Wear Parkway gear or our school colors (blue, green and white)

9/12 Open House (Schedule to follow)

9/13 PTA Meeting in the Cafe from 9 - 10am

9/19 Parkway Bingo Night from 6 - 7:30pm in the Cafe

9/25 Early Release Day - Students dismissed at 1:15pm

9/27 GPS Norms Day - Be Here Persevere - Wear Purple

9/30 Rosh Hashana - No School


10/4 School Spirit Day - Wear Parkway gear or our school colors (blue, green and white)

10/5 DART Walk Fundraiser at Tod's Point

10/9 Yom Kippur - No School

10/11 School Picture Day

10/18 "Brainy Breakfast" (Formerly Books & Bagels or Math and Muffins) at 8am

10/18 PTA Meeting at 9am

10/18 PTA "Oktoberfest" Fundraiser at Round Hill Community House at 7pm

10/29 Greg Tang Math Night At Parkway, from 6 - 7pm

10/31 Halloween Parade at 2:15pm