A message from your Principal


Tara Young
  • Mrs.  Tara Young, Principal

    tyoung@pdsd.org

    Phone:  610-497-6300 x 6500

  • Dear Parents/Guardians: 

    On behalf of the entire Parkside Elementary staff, welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We look forward to a year filled with academic and personal growth opportunities for students and staff alike. 

    The Penn Delco Elementary curriculum and Parkside extracurricular activities are comprehensive and designed to encourage problem solving and critical thinking. The core curriculum, which includes language arts, math, science and social studies, along with visual arts, music, technology education, 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 Club, Safety Patrol, STEM Club, 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. 

    Our teachers, staff, and administrators are committed to modeling positivity, resilience, and solution driven thinking. Children will take their cues from the adults closest to them, so parents, we ask that you partner with us in a campaign of positivity. Our goal is for students to feel that we are a united front at school and home, guiding them to successful growth academically, socially, and emotionally. Our elementary staff are strong educators who care for our children and will work tirelessly to ensure that they learn and grow. In partnership, please contact us if you need our support. 

    Please consult our Penn Delco School District Webpage for information that is continuously being updated. Reach out to your teacher or school counselor via email or Schoology message for assistance. Email helpdesk@pdsd.org for any technology issues. Communicate with your building principal in times of frustration or celebration via email or by calling the main office. Communication is the key to continued success. 

    This school handbook has been prepared to provide beneficial information regarding policies, procedures, and programs. Please rely on www.pdsd.org for Pandemic related Health & Safety information. If changes in procedure are required later on, you will receive an email from me with updates. Thank you in advance for your continued support. 

    Best regards, 

    Tara Young 

    Principal 

    Parkside Elementary