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- Book Fair Evening Hours
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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Check out our Daily Announcements to stay up to date with Parkside news
Updated: 11/16/14

Honors Assemblies
On Wednesday, November 26th we will have grade level assemblies in order to recognize our Principal's Honor Roll and A/B  Honor Roll students.  The 6th grade assembly will begin at 8:15 am, the 7th grade assembly will begin at 9:00am and the 8th grade assembly will begin at 10:45am.  All of the assemblies will be held in the gym.

Parents of Principal's Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll students are invited to attend.  If you are unsure as to whether or not your child is an honor roll student, please call your grade level guidance counselor for clarification.

We look forward to taking a few minutes on Wednesday to recognize and congratulate our honor roll students.
 See a detailed schedule for this day here.
Updated: 11/24/14

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
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
Book Fair

Book Fair 

We need volunteers to help set up the book fair on Tuesday, November 25th from 10am-1:00pm.  Even if you are unavailable the entire time we can use any time you can spare.  Please sign up by clicking the button below.  Thank you!​

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

 December 1st through 5th

Start holiday shopping and benefit the Language Arts classrooms. Proceeds will help purchase books for the LA classrooms.  

There will also be a Family Shopping Night on Tuesday, December 2 from 5:00-7:30pm.  ( convenient...we are also having a spirit night at Chipotle from 5:00-9:00pm ;-)

We need volunteers each day in 2 hour shifts starting at 8:15am.  All the LA classes will be visiting the book fair during the day.  Please sign up to volunteer by clicking the button below .

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
Updated: 11/23/14

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
Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, December 3rd.
Forms are available in the office for pickup.
Updated: 11/19/14
Grand Sweepstakes Champions 2014
Congratulations to the Parkside Middle School Concert/Show Choir directed by Debbie Schlechte.  These talented eighth graders were the winners of the entire Busch Gardens Showcase Festivals for 2014. A Grand Champion is named each day of the festival throughout the spring. All of the Parkside groups placed first and received a Superior rating in their category.   The Parkside Show/Choir was named the Grand Champion on May 17 with a score of 198 out of a possible 200 total points.  At the end of the entire competition there were 16 Grand Champion winners and Parkside had the highest total score of all the daily winners, making them the Grand Sweepstakes Champions. Twenty five schools from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland,  and Delaware competed at Busch Gardens this year.   This is the 4th time in 11 years that Parkside has won this prestigious award. Jennifer Schlechte Setlock, vocal coach and choreographer from Jacksonville, Florida was master clinician for Parkside. They were accompanied by Becky Verner.   Dr. Mary Jane Boynton is principal at the Parkside Middle Cambridge International School.
Updated: 11/19/14
Six members of Parkside's Student Council Association (SCA) attended the Student Leadership Conference on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Benton Middle School. During the four hour event, students listened to keynote speaker, Autria Godfrey (Anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon), participated in team building activities and group break-out sessions, and enjoyed a lunch catered by Moe's.
Ms. Godfrey reminded the student leaders to "figure out what you want to do and go full steam ahead." During the break-out sessions, students gathered ideas on how to make SCA better and how to improve Parkside's school spirit. SCA will meet on Thursday where the six attendees, Catherine Benson, Russell Robinson, Lyric Hagley, Morgan Breighner, David Padilla, and Grant Mergler, will share what they learned with the other members of the group.
Updated: 10/29/14

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
PTO Announcments
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.


November PTO Newsletter is here! CLICK HERE
Updated: 11/19/14

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
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!

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

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