What We Do
The Parkway PTA is pleased to provide and sponsor an incredible roster of PROGRAMS for our children, including academic enrichment programs, Afters, Math Superstars, Wordly Wise, Birthday Books, Health & Wellness programs and Yearbook. The PTA also offers wonderful community-building ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for our Parkway families like Fall Festival, International Night and Academic/STEAM Nights. In addition, SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS are a priority for the PTA, including our recent purchase of new classroom furniture for the 3rd grade classrooms, STEAM tools, materials, games etc. for our new STEAM Innovation Lab, and so much more. The PTA also provides and manages the popular SCHOOL STORE with Parkway clothing and other school spirit items.
Please scroll down to get more detailed information about what the PTA has to offer this year.
- WORDLY WISE
- PARKWAY GOOD CITIZENS
- MATH SUPERSTARS
- HEALTH & WELLNESS
- INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
- BIRTHDAY BOOKS
- SUSTAINABILITY / GREEN
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parkway PTA is pleased to offer the Math Superstars program designed to complement your child's regular classroom mathematics curriculum. Math Superstars provides students with an opportunity to practice mathematical skills appropriate for their grade level while at the same time participating in problem-solving experiences. Students are encouraged to do only one sheet per week and to comply with deadlines, however, all work will be accepted throughout the school year.
Before a student may participate in the Math Superstars program, he/she must sign the Participation Contract.
Assignment Due Dates Grades 1st through 5th
Health and Wellness - Nikki Fall - email@example.com
Coordinates two main events throughout the year. 1) Eat the Rainbow - A fun event where the students are encourage to try a bite of new and healthy food at lunch. 2) Fitness Week - the students track and long there healthy activities outside of school for week.
A fun night of travel and food. Informational tables for countries are set up in the gym. The students get a passport and travel from country to country (table to table). They get their passport stamped and the learn about each country. Parents volunteer for countries and often provide a sampling of traditional food for the children to try.
Throughout the school year, please send us your photos of the first day of school, "Parade of Learners," Family Bingo Night, Fall Festival, Books & Bagels, and any other school activities and events for inclusion in the yearbook. The more pictures you send, the better our yearbook can be. Your photos should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
- FALL FESTIVAL
- BOOK FAIR
- OUTDOOR CLASSROOM & TRAIL
- TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
- ACADEMIC NIGHTS
- BRAINY BREAKFAST
- ICE SKATING PARTY
- STEAM MORNINGS
- END-OF-YEAR CELEBRATION
- GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING
- BACK TO SCHOOL BINGO NIGHT
Teacher Appreciation Week - Contact: Jenny Dutile
The Teacher Appreciation Committee provides several events through the year, to help show our appreciation and support for our wonderful Parkway Staff
Brainy Breakfast - Contact Ashley Connaughton
Brainy Breakfast is held every other month in the learning commons. It is a beloved Parkway tradition where parents and children arrive early to school and head down to the library to eat and bagel and read a book with family and friends or to be challenged by interactive, fun math problems.
Skating Party Family Sponsorship Opportunity. We would like to offer the Skating Party as a free event to all the students and hope to find a few families who can help by underwriting the costs. Please consider sponsoring this wonderful community event. Your name will be posted at the event and at school. (Dads, this is a great way for you to help the PTA plan fun, fun events for the kids.) Skating Party is Wednesday, March 13th at Chelsea Piers at 2:00 pm - followed by a Pizza Party.
GOLD LEVEL: $500 donation
SILVER LEVEL: $250 donation
BRONZE LEVEL: $100 donation
Gingerbread House Decorating - Contact: Natalie Adee
The is a social evening for Parkway families to get their creative side flowing and decorate a house together. Dinner is served and tickets are needed.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS