1900 W. College Avenue Normal Illinois 61761

Telephone 309.557.4422

Office Hours 8:00-4:00pm
Attendance Hotline 309.557.4471 

Fax 309.557.4523

Principal Kurt Swearingen  

Parkside Announcements

  • Important information for the 2016-2017 school year.

    PLEASE USE THE SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS LISTED – the supply lists provided at stores are generic and not individual to Parkside.  Please also click on links for important upcoming dates and the 2016-2017 school calendar.

    Specialized Services Classes

    K-5 Classes

    Important Dates 

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  • Tuesday, August 2

    Walk-in registration is at school from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  You do NOT need to come to walk-in registration if you register online.  Walk-in registration is for those without access to a computer, new students to Parkside, families needing to fill out Free/Reduced applications that did not receive renewal information from Food Service through the mail or others needing additional assistance.

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  • Parkside Celebrates Heroes



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    This year, for the first time, Special Olympics Illinois has named a Project UNIFY Champion School in the Northern, Central and Southern regions. Parkside Elementary has been named this year's Project UNIFY Central Region Champion School!!!!!! 

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    We have been officially endorsed as a Project UNIFY school since it began during the 2008-2009 school year when we were one of only three schools in Illinois asked to pilot the program. Special Olympics sports opportunities and other programs promoted by them including Project UNIFY, the RESPECT Campaign and Young Athletes have all been extremely successful at Parkside because of the commitment, dedication and continued support of our staff, students, parents and administration!

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    Unit 5 has begun the process of transitioning to Standards Based Grading in the elementary grades.  Teachers and administrators have been engaged in study and research around Standards Based Grading and many teachers have begun to shift their assessment practices to align to this type of grading and reporting.  In the 2016-2017 school year, teachers will begin to report some grades in the Standards Based Grading format, and we will have full implementation in 2017-2018. There will be opportunities for parents to learn more about this shift in grading and reporting. For more information, click here

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    Unit 5 email experienced intermittent outages, as well as voice mail issues, earlier this week. Everything has been restored to working order. Unit 5 will begin a process to move away from our current email platform Microsoft Exchange and is instead moving to Gmail. This move is necessary due to the fact that the current Exchange/Version/Server is past its end-of-life and the performance issues continue to mount. The problems this week further reinforce our decision to make this change. The migration is set to begin summer 2016, and will be completed by August 2016. Thank you for patience as we work through these issues.

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  • Map and Directions

    Parkside Elementary
    1900 W. College Ave
    Normal Il, 61761

    Parkside Map

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