Principal's Message



Dear Parents:

I want to thank all of you who attended this year’s parent-teacher conferences in whatever format was convenient and safe for you! I trust that your conversation with your child’s teacher was enlightening and your child will reap the benefits of your involvement in their education going forward. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) at any time during the school year if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education.

Reminder to parents that throughout the school year, if your email address, home address, cell phone number, employer, etc., changes, please be sure to go to OneView and change your child’s back to school forms with this info.  We communicate via email address if there are any COVID cases to be reported to you.  It is very important to keep your information up-to-date so we may reach you in times of emergency.

In case you haven’t heard, I will be retiring as of December 31, so the 18th is my last day with the students.  The students and staff here at Parkway have been a joy to work with since I came here back in 1986.  I will miss them greatly, but on to new adventures! I have been blessed many times over during the 34+ years here and am proud to be a Panther!   Thank you for your continued support of our school, staff and students! The administrative staff will be sharing my duties to finish the school year before searching for a permanent replacement.  

   As we near the Christmas holidays, help us keep your child’s focus on academics through the next three weeks.   A set routine at home for homework, play, and bedtime will enable the student to be successful and productive at school.  The 2nd 9-week grading period ends on December 18, so be sure that your child’s grades stay on track. The staff of the Parkway Elementary School offers you their best wishes for a blessed, happy and safe Christmas season! 


Mark Esselstein





        December 1—School resumes. 

                         11--Virtual Paw Wow.

                    18—End of 2nd 9-weeks.

            21—Christmas break begins.  School resumes on January 4.