Parkway Elementary School

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142 Ramblewood Parkway, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-235-3364  |  F: 856-222-9758
Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School

Welcome to Parkway Elementary!

Inspiring Potential. Enriching Futures.

Mrs. Donna Kinn
Principal
 

Parkway School is home to 415 students in Grades K through 4, and 61 staff members. An NCLB Blue Ribbon School, we offer students a safe, positive and healthy learning environment in which to grow both socially, emotionally, and academically.

Through Mount Laurel School District and school level goals, our school has experienced increased public involvement in many areas that shape the district mission to provide an exemplary education to each child. Integrated with the best current instructional practices and opportunities, that planning builds a neighborhood school framework that is uniquely reflective of the community it serves.

One of the special things at Parkway School is The Circle of Giving,  an exceptional all-school volunteer program that teaches us all the gift of giving and sharing to help others.

Mount Laurel Board Conducting Superintendent Search


 
Mount Laurel's Board of Education is conducting a search for a permanent Superintendent to replace Dr. Antoinette Rath, who retired effective September 1, 2015. Dr. Sharon Vitella is currently serving as Interim Superintendent in addition to her role of overseeing our district's Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Details and progress updates on the status of the search may be found on our Superintendent Search page. As part of the process, staff and community input is sought via survey. Survey responses go directly to the New Jersey School Boards Association, which is facilitating the search process with the board.
The Countdown Is On ... First Day Of School Is September 8 for 1-8; September 9 for Kindergarten ...

what's happening between now and the start of school

So here's what's happening between now and the start of school on September 8:
 
  • All School Assignment Letters have been sent home via e-mail. If you did not receive your child's letter, please call your school office.
  • Student Schedules will be distributed on the first day of school at Hartford and Harrington. The Power School Parent Portal will open on the same day so that parents may access student records.
  • Bus passes went out last week, so you should be set. If not, please call our Transportation Office at 856-778-6905.
  • Student user names and passwords: We've had a few calls about this. All student user names and passwords continue from year to year, so students should continue to use the same user name and password as last year to access their Google accounts. EXCEPT, that the passwords of all fifth-graders will be changed. Fifth-grade students will get their new passwords on the first day of school.

2015-2016 School Supply List for Parkway School

A Letter To The Community From The Board of Education

July 29, 2015
 
Dear Parents and Community Members:
 
By now, you may be aware that Mount Laurel Superintendent of Schools Dr. Antoinette Rath has submitted her intention to retire as of September 1, 2015. I want to assure you that the board of education is acting expeditiously in providing district leadership prior to the start of the new school year.
 
At our July 28 regular meeting, board members accepted Dr. Rath’s letter of retirement with regret and appointed Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sharon Vitella as Interim Superintendent of the Mount Laurel Schools until such time as a permanent superintendent is in place. Dr. Vitella holds a Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Science from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree from The College of New Jersey, and has extensive experience in professional and curriculum development. Dr. Vitella has served the district since 2007, and will continue to oversee Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment as Interim Superintendent.
 
The board also voted at the July meeting to retain the services of the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) in conducting a comprehensive Superintendent Search. This process will include community input. Please know that we will keep you posted via our district website and other communication methods as we move forward. Our superintendent’s role is critically important in guiding the education of all Mount Laurel children. We will remain diligent in our search for the candidate who best meets the needs of our community with your input and assistance.
 
Sincerely,
 
Maureen Sojka, Mount Laurel Board of Education President
Marc Jones, Board Vice President

If it's Summer, it must be time for Summer Reading Lists!

Mount Laurel's Summer Reading Program includes suggested books for students in Grade 1-7. Students are encouraged to create a log of books read for discussion in class in the Fall. Please recognize that your child may select a book that is not on the suggested list that fits his or her individual interests and reading level. Should you have questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact your school office, which will be open throughout the summer. The following letter to parents details the program by grade level. The suggested list is also linked below.
 

Current K-4 Parents: Reading Level Explanation

If your child has just completed Grades K-4, their final report card reflects a grade indicating their Instructional Level for Reading. This guide will help you to better understand where they should be at this time of the year for each particular grade.

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Events Calendar

September 7
Labor Day
Schools Closed
 
September 8
First Day of Classes
Grades 1-8
 
September 9
First Day Kindergarten
 
September 10
Back to School Night
Parkway School
  
September 10
Instrumental Music Demo, 10 a.m.
 
September 14
Rosh Hashanah
Schools Closed
 
September 15
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
  
September 15
KidStuff Begins
 
September 16
PTO Meeting
 
September 18
Instrumental Music Sign-Up
3:30-6 p.m.
  
September 22
Fire Prevention Assembly
 
September 22
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
September 22 - October 6
Box Top Contest
 
September 23
Yom Kippur
Schools Closed
 
September 25 - October 1
Book Fair

 
Parents: Looking for a program to keep your children safe while surfing the Internet? The program we use here in school is now available to you at home.
Here's more information.

 

School Performance 2013-2014

How May We Help You?

Just looking for a quick and basic guide to specific information about our schools? The links below will provide you with the basics on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering Your Child
Contact Information

Anti-Bullying

Explanation of the Self-Assessment Report
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Kelly Neiman
Mount Laurel Hartford School
397 Hartford Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone - 856-231-5899

Student & Parent Info

School Hours:
Grades 1-4: 9:00 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
Kindergarten A.M.: 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Kindergarten P.M.: 12:55 p.m.-3:25 p.m.


Early Dismissal Grades 1-4: 1:00 p.m.

* On Early Dismissal Days, P.M. Kindergarten begins at 10:30 a.m. and dismisses at 1:00 p.m.

Parkway School's Anti-Bullying Specialist is Jessica Tisa,
142 Ramblewood Parkway
856-235-3364

Interim Superintendent

Dr. Sharon Vitella
Interim Superintendent/Curriculum,
Instruction and Assessment

Dr. Sharon Vitella has been named Interim Superintendent of Schools in the wake of Dr. Antoinette Rath's retirement, effective September 1. Dr. Vitella holds a Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Science from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree from The College of New Jersey, and has extensive experience in professional and curriculum development. Dr. Vitella has served the district since 2007, and will continue to oversee Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment as Interim Superintendent. She will serve as Interim until a permanent replacement is named and seated.

To that end, the Board of Education has begun the Superintendent Search process. Details, including the outlets for staff and community input, will be forthcoming shortly.

Looking For A Job?

Hey, if you are looking for a job in a pleasant environment with a great schedule, Mount Laurel Schools' Cafeteria Service is interested in hearing from you. Nutri-Serve still has positions to fill for this school year.
 
The Mount Laurel Police Department also has a Crossing Guard Position to fill. See the vacancy notice for more information.

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