Principal's Message


                                    MAY, 2017

 Dear Parents:

            It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is upon us.  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 9-10 with the 4th grade social studies   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.  

            We will be having some staff changes for next year.  Mrs. Browning, our school nurse, has accepted a new position.  We are grateful for her years of service to the Parkway Local Schools and will miss her.  Other teaching staff/teacher aide changes will be forthcoming after the May school board meeting.  

            Parkway Preschool is currently accepting registrations for the 2017-18 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 23.  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.

            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 15 and the 2017-18 school year starts on August 22.


 Mark Esselstein, Principal



  May 15—Kindergarten to the Hellwarth Dairy Farm, 8:45-10:30 a.m.
           16—Summer reading program presentations from the Rockford Carnegie
 ½ of 3rd grade to Rockford Museum.
17--½ of 3rd grade to Rockford Museum.
18—4th 9 weeks’ behavior reward movie, 1 p.m.
 19—Kindergarten Field Day at Shanes Park, a.m.  Last day to earn
                    AR points for
 22—2nd grade field day at football field. 
23—AR reward field trip to OverDrive.  1st grade field day at Shanes
 24—4th grade field day, a.m. 3rd grade field day, p.m. Last day of school.