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Message from the Principal

 It is with great honor and excitement that I write this Principal’s Message for the 2017-18 school year as the newly appointed principal of Parkside Elementary School. During my years teaching fourth grade at Parkside, I have come to cherish the student and family relationships I have formed within this great community. I look forward to using my experience to further enrich the educational experience that students receive at Parkside on the foundation created by the tremendous staff and my predecessor, Teri Ford.

We at Parkside Elementary School are excited to welcome in another school year where all stakeholders work together to help students achieve, succeed, and excel in alignment with the Penn-Delco School District’s mission statement. Parkside Elementary is a school that achieves academic excellence and growth, fosters a positive learning environment, and works with parents and guardians as partners in each child’s education.

Parkside Elementary School is a State and National School of Character which acknowledges our school community’s commitment to enhancing the behavioral, emotional, and social skills development of our students. Core values and behavioral expectations are integrated within the education of students school-wide. Students are recognized daily and monthly for modeling these positive values where students cherish our school values of being “respectful, responsible, and safe!”

The Parkside Elementary PTL continues to support initiatives, staff, and students to ensure each child has a positive experience at school. I encourage the school community to support their efforts and be actively involved. The PTL fundraisers directly support assemblies, events, and items for the students. For example, every student will receive a 2017/2018 Parkside T-Shirt to wear to school or special events and will be paid for by the Parkside PTL.

I look forward to another successful school year!


Joshua Leight