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Parkside Middle School - A Cambridge International School

Welcome to Parkside Middle Cambridge International School. We are a World Language Specialty Program and offer Spanish and French for Grades 6-8. We are proud to be the only Cambridge International School in Virginia and offer a wide variety of excellent academic programs, a diverse student body, small class sizes, and attention to the arts and technology, wellness, and the environment. We’re very proud of our experienced teachers, committed community, and amazing students!
Please browse our site to learn more about our school. 

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You can view the monthly calendar here.
Check out our Daily Announcements to stay up to date with Parkside news
Updated: 1/26/15

Letter Regarding False Alarm
Please the attached letter from Dr. Boynton concerning the false fire alarm that occurred on January 8, 2014.

Thank you.

Principal's Message
Please read this welcome back letter from our principal, Dr. Mary Jane Boynton.
Click here to read the letter in Spanish.
Updated: 1/4/15

7th Grade Ballroom Dancing
The physical education was awarded a grant by The Community Foundation of
Northern Virginia to expand the 7th grade ballroom dance program. You are invited to an evening to remember. Please the attachment and mark the date, March 6 on your calendar.
We would  love to see you there! Click here to view the invitation.
Updated: 1/26/15
School Building Hours
Some changes have been made to the after school policies and procedures regarding our after school hours and activites. Please read the following letter from Dr. Boynton for this extremely important information.
Letter in English
Letter in Spanish
Updated: 11/17/14
Polar Plunge
Morgan Rawlins and Katrina Coulter have signed up to take the plunge.  They are looking for your support in this adventure.  They will be participating in the Polar Plunge and 5K on February 7, 2015 in Virginia Beach.  The funds raised by their team will benefit Special Olympics in Northern Virginia.  Please check out the team Website if you want to join us in the Plunge.  If you would like to make a donation please visit our individual websites (Katrina Coulter / Morgan Rawlins).  There you can join the Parkside Panther team or make a donation to support the Polar Plunge. Thank you!
Updated: 1/15/15
Parkside Energy Survey
During a unit on Energy, 8th grade STEM students analyzed electrical appliances and their electricity use, as well as heating and lighting at Parkside and in their own homes. They studied their carbon footprint as well as the carbon footprint of our Parkside community and made suggestions for improvement. Student will be working on putting their plans into place.
Check out their finding here and here.
Updated: 1/12/15

MLK Oratorical Finalist

2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Finalist.

Congratulations TJ, you make us Parkside Proud!!!
Updated: 1/12/15

Pennies for Patients

The National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring the annual Pennies for Patients drive from January 5-23.  The advisory class that collects the most money will earn donuts for the class! You can donate online here.

Updated: 1/6/15

KinderCare, the daycare located next to Parkside, is having their grand opening on November 18, 2014. We have been fortunate to utilize this parking lot on occassion, but now that this business is open we ask that no school visitors or parents picking up their student at the end of the day use their private parking lot.Thank you for your understanding and consideration in this matter.
Updated: 11/18/14
Student Homework Survey
In an effort to ensure that we are in compliance with the Prince William County Homework Policy, we are asking our students to regularly take this survey about the amount of homework students are given here at Parkside. The link can also be found on the PKMS Students and Parents page. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to take this survey during lunches starting sometime this week.
Updated: 10/19/14
PTO Announcement
Stay connected to Parkside PTO!
LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook - Parkside Middle PTO.   If you FOLLOW us updates and announcements will land in your newsfeed.


December PTO Newsletter is here! CLICK HERE
Updated: 12/09/14

Ezra Visits Parkside

One of our staff members, Paulette Butler, also raises puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Her current puppy, Ezra, will be visiting Parkside throughout the year. Please see 
in English or Spanish from Dr. Boynton for further information.
Updated: 11/5/14
Battlefield Specialty Program
The Battlefield Information Technology and STEM specialty program will have informational meetings on November 13th and January 8th at 7PM. The Battlefield HS speciatly program is open to transfer students. The sessions will include details on: graphic arts, networking, programming, Project Lead the Way, robotics and web technologies. For more information, please contact Mr. Joseph Huddle.
Click here to apply to a PWCS specialty program. Note: Applicants may encounter a security warning prior to accessing the application, if you encounter the warning you are recommended to push through that warning.

Updated: 10/27/14

DC Nature Bridge Pictures

We will be posting new pictures in our slideshow soon, but in the meantime check out the Parkside Panthers having fun in the woods on the DC Nature Bridge Feild Trip here.

MLK Oratorical Competition
Parkside students!
Showcase your speaking talents in the
2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Oratorical Competition
2015 Theme:
"The High Road of Peace & Brotherhood"

Compete to be your school's representative for the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Program. Monetary prizes are available to school representatives. Entering this competition will be a memorable lifetime experience!
Please see Mrs. Morales in room 421 for more information.
Updated: 10/23/14

Student Office365 Accounts
Over the next few weeks, students will be activating their Microsoft Office 365 accounts.  Once activated, students will have access to email as well as online versions of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, and OneNote which they can utilize at school or at home.  In addition, students will have 5 licenses to download MS Office 2013 on their home computers, laptops, cell phones, and/or tablets.  For Parent FAQs regarding Office 365 for students, please click here. The opt-out form is also referenced in the Code of Behavior on page 54.
Updated: 10/9/14
Attention 8th Graders and Parents
Please make sure you are checking out the PKMS Counseling webpage for information regarding Thomas Jefferson High School and Prince William County High School Specialty Programs.
Updated: 10/9/14
Thomas Jefferson High School
Important dates and information  for Thomas Jefferson High School 
for the 2014 - 15 school year is now posted under
the 'PKMS Counseling' tab on the left.
Updated: 9/9/14
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