MONDAY, MAY 8 - FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
PARKSIDE GIVING WEEK
Help Parkside reach its Annual Fund goal by making your gift during Giving Week! The Annual Fund Committee will be on hand to answer questions about giving, and there will be special incentives to give throughout the week. CLICK HERE for full details.
Friday, May 19, 2017
SCHOOL PICNIC & WALK-A-THON
Each year the The Parkside School does a Walk-a-Thon to benefit children in need. This year, we will be raising money for Room to Read, an organization that partners with communities to build schools and libraries; publishes children's books in the native languages of the children; provides teachers with the necessary training to become successful literacy instructors; and supports girls to finish secondary school with the help of tutoring, mentoring and school materials. Room to Read works in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. More information can be found at www.roomtoread.org.
Each classroom will learn through a variety of activities about how this organization brings books and reading to children who don't have access like we do. Students will have a chance, both in the classroom and in library time with Ms. Morris, our librarian, to explore the Room to Read website and focus on the reasons why libraries are important for everyone.
Please support our walk-a-thon to raise money for this incredible organization by sending your donations in your child's backpack labeled Room to Read. Make checks payable to The Parkside School.
The All-School Picnic will take place at Riverside Park. Look for details in Backpack Express and Wednesday Notes.