Parkway Elementary School

Welcome to Parkway Elementary School, where we encourage our students and staff to “always be kinder than necessary.” As a community, we teach our children in a nurturing and positive environment. Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parkway Families,

I hope that this email finds you well. By now, you should have received the reopening plan from the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Sean Adams. If you have not, you can access the latest information at the Paramus Community Connections Website. We will continually add Important and timely information to this site. This website should be your "go-to" resource for all things related to the district-wide reopening plan.

Also, by this time, you also should have received and completed a survey to inform the district if you are interested in pursuing the 100% virtual option for your child. We will use the data from this survey to plan the fall cohorts.

Recognizing that this is a very difficult time for everyone, I will do my best to assist all families. Across the district, we are working with our 5-12 colleagues to keep siblings in the same cohort. Regretfully, parents are not going to be able to "pick" a cohort. (This is true for ANY of our schools, not just Parkway.)

As a parent of four children spanning elementary, middle, and high school cohorts, I know first-hand the complexities of planning child care for September. I sat on many of the reopening committees, and I am so impressed with the commitment of all stakeholders to make September a positive experience. 2020 is unique, but I am confident we can make it a productive learning experience for all children because our staff is amazing and fully committed to the well-being of your children.

I look forward to “Zooming” with parents at the elementary parent meetings held by Sean Adams to help answer any questions or concerns.

During the last several weeks of August, I am hosting grade level sessions with students to read fun books and check in with all my children. I miss all of them and can’t wait to hear about their summer adventures.

  • Kindergarten: Tuesday, August 11, at 12:30 p.m.  - Bring your Favorite Stuffed Animal
  • First Grade: Tuesday, August 11, at 1:30 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt
  • Second Grade: Wednesday, August 12, at 12:30 p.m. - Trivia
  • Third Grade: Wednesday, August 12, at 1:30 p.m. - Bring your Favorite Summer Read
  • Fourth Grade, Thursday August 13, at 12:30 p.m. - Morning Message Introduction

Have a lovely day,

Suzanne Barbi

Suzanne Barbi
Parkway Elementary School Principal