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 Parents and Guardians,

We are heading into a reflective yet very busy season. During this time of year, Parkway students are working diligently and acquiring many important skills. As the students grow, the teachers track this growth and set aside time for parent-teacher conferences to share this information with parents. The conferences are a wonderful opportunity to gain insights into your child’s life as a learner and an opportunity to learn about your student’s academic personalities.

Occasionally, I have the pleasure of attending parent-teacher conferences and notice that parents are often surprised by their children’s personalities at school. Children who are outgoing and chatty at home can be quite shy and quiet in classrooms. Parkway educators know each student well and spend many hours reflecting on their academic, social, and emotional growth to prepare for these conferences in order to help parents work successfully with their students at home.

Parkway educators look at children’s skills through a progressive lens. We see children from where they start and take them through the necessary developmental steps to meet with success. One size does not fit all here. As parents, it is important to value the milestones children meet and help set up an environment where we encourage them to take risks, try, fail, learn from the mistake, and try again. Just like all parents celebrate babies’ first steps, first teeth, and first words, parents should also celebrate their student’s developmental academic milestones.

Parent-teacher conferences are an important opportunity to foster student growth and building strong home/school relationships. I look forward to another successful round.

Have a lovely holiday season,

Suzanne Barbi

Suzanne Barbi
Parkway Elementary School Principal