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

“Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.” - Anton Chekhov

Dear Parents,

I hope all families enjoyed the break and got a chance to get outside during this mild winter. Here at Parkway School we take our outside time very seriously. After several indoor days, the children are noticeable antsy. Our 25 minute recess is a time each day when the children get fresh air, play outdoors, and get a chance to free play with their peers.

When the children come home from school, encourage them to play outside while it is still light out. With the proper clothing, children can explore and play all throughout the school year. Free play is not only fun, it is an important component of child development. It helps build attention spans, imagination, and promotes creativity and ingenuity.

As 21st century parents, we are battling some tough electronic obstacles. On-demand entertainment is accessible and highly engaging to our children, however, a balance of outdoor free play in combination with some fun, screen time makes for healthier, happier children.

Have a lovely month,

Suzanne Barbi

Suzanne Barbi
Parkway Elementary School Principal