• Respect + Responsibility = Results


      Parkway Report Card District Snapshot
      Tarjeta de Informar Parkway Distrito instIant*nea


     Character Trait for the Month of March:  RESPONSIBILITY

    Be accountable for your own actions and know and follow the rules.



    Sixty-nine members of the Parkway School community currently owe money on their school cafeteria accounts.  If your child is one of those people, Please remember to send in money to take care of their bill as soon as possible.  Thank you!

    We Want You Believe it or not, end of year testing is just around the corner!  We will need a large number of volunteers to help proctor end-of-grade testing for 3rd-8th grades.  If you are willing and able to help proctor on May 18, 19 or 22.  Please call Mrs. Buckner at 264-3032 or email her at bucknerp@watauga.k12.nc.us to sign up.  Thank you!

    Pacer Tryouts

    Parkway Student Council Delegation Participates in State Convention

     Last weekend, a group of 11 Parkway School Student Council members and their adviser, Mrs. Martin, attended the North Carolina Student Council State Convention in Raleigh. Parkway’s group was joined by student council delegations from Green Valley School and Watauga High School. The students enjoyed a packed weekend of general session meetings, tours of downtown Raleigh, state officer campaigns and elections, and a banquet and dance. Our student council received several awards for their service to our school and community. They were recognized as an Honor Council, for supporting Victory Junction (a camp for children living with serious medical conditions) , and for recruiting other schools into the state organization. Two eighth grade students, Bianca R. and Shaelyn S., were inducted into the Student Council Hall of Fame for 2017. These students represented our school very well!  See Community Connections for Pictures from event.  See pictures in Community Connection. 

     Elementary Battle of the Books Teams Compete

    Find out how they did by following this link!

    NC Pre-K Application Information 

    NC Pre-K Applications will be available on the website of The Children’s Council at www.thechildrenscouncil.org beginning Monday, April 3. If you need assistance in completing the application or have questions about pre-K, representatives from The Children’s Council will be in the main lobby at Parkway on Thursday, April 6, from 8:30 to 9:30. Please tell others you know who may be interested in pre-k that the applications will be available April 3.




     More News in this Weeks Edition of Community Connection


    Spring Showcase

    was a great success.  38 students performed Thursday night.  Follow this link for more informatioon and pictures.


     Shooting Stars will be Friday, April 28.


    Lowe's Grant


    Student Illnesses

    As many of you know, we have had a LOT of students out recently with various illnesses including flur.  Oftentimes, students are coming to school feeling sick and we are having to call parents to come pick them up very early in our day.  Please remember that students should be fever free and have made it at least 24 hours with no vomiting or diarrhea - without the assistance of medication - before returning to school.  We ask that parents follow these guidelines to help us stop the spread of these illnesses.  Please contact Nurse Thompson if you have questions.


    Congratulations to Robin Smith

    Parkway's Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018

     TOY 2017-18  

    Snow Flakes                               Snow Flakes


    Remember during the cold weather season that supervision is available for students in the cafeteria each morning beginning at 7:15 but if we have a two-hour delay, supervision begins at 9:15.  Please do not drop off your students and drive off prior to the supervision time if you do not see a staff member out front to greet them.  This is for the safety of all our students.



    Kindergarten Orientation

    Orientation for the 2017-2018 kindergarten class will be held on May 1st and 2nd this year. Children who will be five years old by August 31, 2017, are eligible for enrollment and should be registered to attend orientation on May 1st or 2nd. Parents/Guardians may call the school office and speak with Mrs. Jones to have their child’s name on the list for next year’s kindergarten class. Current kindergarten students WILL NOT attend school on May 1st and May 2nd. Please help us get the word out in our community!


    Need Help



    Volunteer Opportunity

    Check The Community Connection for a way to help Parkway students who are participating in the Battle of the Books competitions which take place on March 13 & 14.  



    FREE Money for our School!

    If you shop at Harris Teeter or Lowe's Foods, please be sure to link your account to Parkway School.  Those stores donate money to our school based on sales amounts from accounts linked specifically to our school.  This is one way you can help our school financially.

    Box Tops for Education Contest

    Box Tops It's winter time, so we might as well embrace the cold!  In keeping with the frosty theme, our current Box Tops for Education competition is going on now through February 24th.  This contest is a classroom contest with the winning classroom receiving a frosty party!  The classroom totals are posted weekly on the main office window and announced by Mrs. Weeks.  The class collecting the most Box Tops for Education will be treated to delicious frosties!  There are a lot of classrooms neck in neck in the competition, so please send those Box Tops for Education in and not only help your child's class but help out our school!  Thanks you!


    Get your Chick-Fil-A Calendars - on Sale Now!

    See Community Connection for more details!


     International Souvenirs for Sale on Thursday

    Student Council is offering some international souvenirs for sale on  Monday-Thursday mornings next week.  These items are representative of Chinese culture.  You may have seen the items for sale at Fall Festival last week.  Proceeds from the sale of these items will go toward Student Council projects.


    Girls on the Run Second Semester Girls on the Run Registration is now open for the second semester of Girls on the Run.  We need at least 2 more girls in grade 3-5 to be able to host a team this semester.  You can register online at gotr.appstate.edu  If you do not have Internet access or have difficulty with online registration, please contact the school office and we will send you a paper copy of the registtration form.  Registration closes soon, so don't delay!



    PROPEL   After School Tutoring for Middle School Students

    When:  Mondays & Wednesdays after school until 4:30

    Students must have a signed parent permission form turned in to participate.  Transportation is not provided, so parents must make arrangements to pick students up at 4:30.  THere is no charge for this service provided by ASU students and supervised by Parkway Staff.



     Get your Parkway Shirts!

    Go to the PTO website to find the e-store where you can order PKY t-shirts, hoodies, and car magnets.  More info. in Sept. 16th Community Connection 



    Educational Family Travel Requests - Please remember the deadline for submitting Educational Family Travel Request forms is five days prior to the trip.  Forms are available on the Parkway School web page under the "Parents" tab.  Once the forms are submitted, parents will be sent a form indicating whether the absences have been approved or denied.  If approved, the student wil be given an assignment to complete pertaining to their trip and will also be given assignments to make up.  If denied, the absences will be coded as "unexcused."  If you have questions bout travel requests or absences, you may contact Mrs. Weeks or our School Social Worker, Megan Langdon, at 828-264-3032.