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,

Welcome to the 2019–2020 school year. The Parkway Faculty and Staff are excited to embark on another year of learning and growing.

The outdoor classroom is blooming, the school is sparkling, and the teachers are eager to meet their new students. The continued focus for the student this year will be personal responsibility and resilience. We will explicitly teach the children, through Parkway Pals, how to accept responsibility for their words, their actions, and their belongings. We look forward to seeing you on the opening day of school, Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. for a full day.

In an effort to go green, the Paramus District will be utilizing the Genesis Parent Portal for communication. At the elementary level are the documents, forms, and contact tabs in the portal. By clicking on these tabs, you will have access to important information. You will be able to electronically sign documents and complete forms online. Most documents and forms are time sensitive so please complete by August 27 so you may receive your teacher assignment by August 28.

For more information about class placement, emergency information verification, dismissal, bussing, walkers, first day greeters, school supplies, Pomptonian Lunch, Milk Program, volunteers, please read my letter in its entirety.

We have many new staff members. For families new to the school or for children who have some anxiety about meeting their new teacher, the teachers will be setting up their classroom from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. on September 4, 2019. Please plan a brief visit to pop by and say hello because the rest of the day is packed with meetings.

I invite you all to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. It is a minimum day for students; therefore, we will dismiss classes at 1:10 p.m. We look forward to a positive and productive school year! 

Kindest regards, 

Suzanne Barbi

Suzanne Barbi
Parkway Elementary School Principal