Principal's Message


MAY, 2018

Dear Parents:

            It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is upon us. Finally, the weather has caught up to the calendar! We have so many events scheduled for these next three weeks—field trips and field days—for students to enjoy! 

            We will be wrapping up the state testing on May 8-9 with the 3rd grade math test.   I want to thank our students and staff for their great efforts to prepare for and be successful on the state tests.    The results will be released by June 15 for the 3rd grade reading test. The results of the other state tests will not be available until the end of June.  

            Mrs. Laura Putman will be leaving us at the end of this school year.  We appreciate all of her efforts as a special education and 3rd grade teacher over the years.  Best wishes to her in her new endeavors!  

            Parkway Preschool is currently accepting registrations for the 2018-19 school year.  Our preschool is a Step Up to Quality Five-Star program, which means this program has demonstrated the highest level of quality as rated by the Ohio Department of Education.  Registration forms are available in the elementary office during school hours.  Once the registration is completed and the registration fee is paid, the forms packet needs to be turned in before the start of classes on August 22.  We offer both two half-day classes and four half-day classes.  Morning classes are 8:00-11:15 a.m. and the afternoon classes are 12:00-3:15 p.m.

            Yearbooks for the 2017-2018 school year are available in the elementary office, if you did not order one previously.  The soft cover yearbook is $25 and checks can be made payable to Parkway Local Schools.  If you need a yearbook from a previous year, call or stop in the office to check pricing.

            Parkway Local Schools will be converting from paper to an online system for forms and Back to School packets.  More information will be communicated this summer.

            We hope that everyone has a wonderful, active and safe summer.  Be sure your child finds time to read!  Thank you for supporting your children and school staff throughout the year!  Back to School Night is August 14 and the 2018-19 school year starts on August 20.


 Mark Esselstein


 May 7—2nd/4th grades spring concerts, 6:00 p.m./6:45 p.m.
 8—Kindergarten to Hellwarth Farms, 8:45-10:30.
8-9—3rd grade AIR Math test.
 10—1st grade field trip to Ft. Wayne Zoo.  2nd grade Pen Pals from
                    Celina visit. 3rd graders to Rockford Museum.
11—2nd grade field trip to Science Central. 3rd graders to 
                     Rockford Museum. Last day to earn AR points for prizes.
14—3rd grade to Armstrong Museum.
15—Teacher Leadership Team meeting, 7 a.m.
 16—Summer reading program presentations, TBA.
 17—4th 9 weeks behavior reward movie.
18—3rd-4th grade Health Fair presented by Van Wert County 
                     Hospital. 1st grade field day at
Shane’s Park.
 21—2nd grade field day at football field.

           22— Kindergarten field day at Shanes’ Park.  AR DJ Dance Party,
                       1-3 p.m.
23—3rd and 4th grade field day. Last day of school.  Grade cards sent