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At Parkway Elementary, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information.

Spelling Bee
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On January 15, the Paramus Rotary sponsored the Scripps 4th grade spelling bee at Paramus High School. Many thanks to our elementary school principals, their teachers, support staff, and the board of education for their support! A special thanks also goes to Marie Creste and Mona Bennett.

Congratulations to the winners: 

  • 1st Place - DJ R. from Midland
  • 2nd Place - Nikhil S. from Ridge Ranch
  • 3rd Place - Karina S. from Stony Lane

These students will advance to the next round at Bergen Community College in March. Way to go, 4th graders!

December at Parkway School

In December, Parkway students and staff were busy with lots of activities.

In honor of American Education Week, the third-grade writers shared their personal narratives with families by the “campfire.” Students from Mrs. Alexis Goggin’s, Mrs. Anastasia Krylova’s, Mrs. Sandra Meyer’s, and Mrs. Jamie Stuebe’s classes gathered on blankets and in sleeping bags to cozy up by the “fire” while sharing and complimenting on stories.

Students enjoyed an assembly from AATMA Performing Arts about an epic journey charting the exciting evolution of Indian dance. This dynamic performance of Colors of India focused on the explosive rhythms found in Indian classical and folk dance, which eventually gave rise to the globally recognized Bollywood dance and music of today. Students learned about the diverse cultures of India in this immersive demonstration of the extraordinary transition that Indian dance has made from the colorful villages of India to the vibrant streets of Mumbai.

Pre-school families enjoyed creating gingerbread houses together. The gingerbread man (aka Mrs. Maria Bonner) visited the classrooms for family photos. Dr. Michele Robinson also visited the celebration and had a photo opportunity with the gingerbread man.

Run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man. Mrs. Cathy Matasker and Mrs. Tracy Meyer's students enjoyed reading The Library Gingerbread Man by Dotti Ederle. The gingerbread man (aka Mrs. Bonner) had the students looking for him throughout the building by leaving clues. The students found the gingerbread man in the library at Section 398.2, where he lives. Students received a gift of frosting and colorful candies to add to the gingerbread houses that they decorated.

Parkway's annual participation in the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Toy Drive was a success. New, unwrapped toys were distributed to Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, Sanzari Children's Hospital, Shelter Our Sisters, Tomorrow's Children, and Military Families.

First graders had a blast during their workshop, zoom to the moon! In their classrooms, students explored like astronauts and enjoyed this trip!

The PTA sponsored a "holiday boutique" for families to shop together. It was fun and profitable; workers and shoppers enjoyed the ambiance of the holiday season.