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,

The elementary years are ones of marked growth for children academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. We help the children grow in all of these areas. Through a variety of programs at Parkway, we specifically address social and emotional learning. Our school counselor, Mrs. Andrea Stone, works with our students at least twice a month to teach social strategies to our children so they can make wise choices when navigating their social world. She uses many simulations to show children how perspective is a key ingredient in social dynamics.  

Another program we offer to promote social and emotional growth is Parkway Pals. Children meet in K–4 mixed groups of 10 to 12 students with one teacher. The children remain with their group for their entire Parkway experience, therefore getting a chance to have older peer models take care of them and then growing into the leaders themselves. We are very proud of this program and the positive effect the program has on the relationships built at school.

As parents, it is important that we foster our children’s social and emotional growth. We do this through communication and active listening when the children are open to discussing their days. If you have any questions or concerns about your children during their school day, please do not hesitate to call or email the teachers or me.

Have a wonderful month.

Suzanne Barbi

Suzanne Barbi
Parkway Elementary School Principal