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.

Philadelphia Girls Choir Auditions Coming Here!

Philadelphia Girls Choir Music Director Jeffrey Smith will hold auditions for girls ages seven and older who have not previously auditioned for the Choir at the Hillside School on Thursday, May 28, beginning after school and ending at 5 p.m. Girls interested in joining the Choir's training program will be asked to sing a familiar song and perform a few simple singing exercises. This audition is very informal and will last only a few moments. Those girls selected for a final audition will be notified by mail within the month. These local auditions are open to all girls from the area who meet the above criteria. You need not be a Mount Laurel Schools student.
Permission slips are available here. They should be returned to your child's Mount Laurel School Music Teacher as soon as possible, or completed and e-mailed to Marie Reynolds.

Strobe Lights At All Schools Signal Need To Stay Away

Did you know: That one of the newest security measures at all of Mount Laurel's Schools is a strobe-light system? In the event of a lock-down or lock-out at the school, the strobe lights will be activated to alert everyone to stay away. We will be using the strobe lights for drills as well as actual emergencies. So, if the strobe lights are flashing, stay away. We're either drilling security to keep students and staff safe, or there is an emergency within the school perimeter.
 
The lighting system is designed not only to alert parents and members of the community, but also our staff members who travel from one building to another, or may have left the building. Once our buildings are in Lockdown or Lockout mode, no one is permitted to enter or exit the facility. All exterior doors are locked. In the past, a staff member who may have gone out for lunch might return and use their secure badge to re-enter the building, unaware that the building was in Lockdown or Lockout. The strobe lights will alert them as well as other visitors who might be placed in harm's way by approaching the school during an actual emergency.

End-Of-Year PARCC Testing: New Information Shared

The last week in April marks the opening of our PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) End-Of-Year Testing window. That window will be open from April 27 through May 22. The NJ ASK Test will still be used for Science, and will be administered to fourth and eighth-graders only on May 27 and 28. Please see your school website for individual school testing schedules. As we saw during Mid-Year testing, those schedules are subject to change.
We have made a few adjustments in the process for refusal by parents. This year's mid-year cycle was our first experience with the PARCC assessment, and refusal requests came in by various means to various staff members. In order to make that flow of information more effective and not miss any parent's request, we have established a process that is outlined in this letter. Please read it carefully and submit your letter by April 20 to assure that we are able to comply with your wishes.

Did You Know You Can Get Connected Affordably?

Over 1 million families have connected to the Internet at home thanks to a Comcast program called Internet Essentials. Eligible families can attain Internet service for $9.95 a month, and may even qualify for a low-cost computer. Even families that have previous unpaid bills with Comcast may qualify for this service. Click here for more information and to fill-out an application.

Students

Participate in an important and fun contest! Write an essay, make a poster or a video and tell us what you think it means to be an Upstander.
 
Here's an entry form.

Events Calendar

April 21
Report Cards Issued
 
April 21
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
 
April 27-May 22
PARCC Testing Window
 
April 28
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 
May 15
Kindergarten Orientation
 
May 19
Board of Education
Work Session, 7:30 p.m.
 
May 25
Memorial Day
Schools Closed
 
May 26
Board of Education
Regular Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
  
May 29
Field Day
 
June 22
Harrington Middle School
8th-Grade Graduation
5:15 p.m. Phoenix
7:30 p.m. Zephyr
 
June 23
Harrington Middle School
8th-Grade Graduation
5:15 p.m. Oasis
7:30 p.m. Everest
 
June 23
Last Day of School for Students
Early Dismissal


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 a basic fact sheet on the topics listed. Don't see something you wish was here? Just yell! We'll get it up right away for you.

Registering a child who is new to the district

Kindergarten registration
Job Opportunities - Certified
Job Opportunities - Support and Substitute
School Locations and Contact Info

Map of our schools and sending areas

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

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