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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the entire Parkside Elementary staff, welcome to the 2016-2017 school year – we are looking forward to an amazing year filled with opportunity.


This year’s school theme, Challenge Accepted, is based upon the premise of Grit and Growth Mindset. Developing the trait of Grit in our children is the goal; however, to meet this goal we must work together to cultivate in them a Growth Mindset, which is a lifelong mindset that embraces challenge and effort despite adversity. Grit and Growth Mindset will serve our children academically and personally across settings in and out of the classroom. 


The Mission of the Penn-Delco School District is to enable all students to achieve, succeed, and excel. Parkside Elementary curriculum and extracurricular activities are aligned with the District mission; curriculum and extracurricular activities are comprehensive and designed to encourage problem solving and critical thinking. The core curriculum including language arts, math, science and social studies, along with visual arts, music, physical education and character education, is differentiated to meet the needs of all learners. Students at various grade levels are invited to participate in school programs such as chorus, band, student council, newspaper, safety patrol, financial literacy, Math 24 and Reading Olympics. At Parkside Elementary local and global charitable projects take place throughout the school year and serve to provide authentic life lessons in goodwill. Additional real-world learning opportunities are embedded to make certain our children have a well-rounded educational experience.


It is a privilege and my pleasure to serve the Parkside Elementary School Community.


Best regards,

Teresa Ford, Principal