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Parkside Middle School - A Cambridge International School
Welcome!

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!
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WHITE BLUE PANTHER WHITE Zero Day
No ENCORE
You can view the monthly calendar here.
Check out our Daily Announcements to stay up to date with Parkside news
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Updated: 12/14/14

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
National Ugly Sweater Day
Friday, December 12th was National Ugly Sweater Day. Parkside participated by have a staff ugly sweater competition. Students will vote on the best ugly sweater Monday and Tuesday during their advisory period. Check out the competition here.
Updated: 12/15/14

Congratulations, Show Choir!
Congratulations to our Show Choir for singing at the National Christmas Tree at the Elipse in downtown Washington, DC.   They were selected through CD audition by the National Park Service who sponsors the performances.   The list of the performing groups were printed in the actual lighting ceremony program and our singers did a fantastic job.
Updated: 12/14/14

Advisory Council
The next Advisory Council meeting will be held on
January 12, 2015 at 5:30 in the Library.
Hope to see you there
Updated: 12/11/14

Pennies for Patients

The National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring the annual Pennies for Patients drive from January 5-23.  Start saving those coins!
 
The advisory class that collects the most money will earn donuts for the class!

Updated: 12/11/14


 

KinderCare
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
Battlefield Specialty Program
The Battlefield Information Technology and STEM specialty program will have an informational meeting on January 8th at 7PM. Battlefield HS will be accepting transfer students to the program. The informational session is designed for rising freshmen, and current Battlefield students who are not currently in the specialty program, but would like to join. The presentations 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: 12/18/14

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
Creative Writing Field Trip
The 6th and 8th grade Creative Writing class went to Signal Hill Elementary and Bennett Elementary schools and read children's books (that they wrote) to some Kindergarten, first grade and second grade classes. We are very proud of them!
      

















      










 

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.

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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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Some updated Spring pictures of all the great things happening at Parkside!


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