May 1, 2020 - Beginning Monday May 4th,  we will be moving to Canvas.  Please see below.


Dear Students and Parent/Guardians, 

Parkside Middle School will begin a transition to Canvas, a student learning management system, beginning on Monday, May 4th.  Canvas will allow students to access each of their unique set of classes and find their course content in one location.  Canvas Student Apps can be downloaded by clicking the following links: download for Apple, download for Android Parent and student resources, as well as direct links to the Canvas webpage, can be found on the PWCS Instructional Technology page by clicking here While we at Parkside are excited about using Canvas, we understand that it will be a learning process for teachers, students, and families.  We are here to help and excited to learn and grow together! 

 

Sincerely, 

Parkside Middle School Staff  



 

Estimados estudiantes y padres / tutores,

La Escuela Parkside Middle comenzará una transición a Canvas, un sistema de gestión de aprendizaje estudiantil, a partir del lunes 4 de mayo. Canvas permitirá a los estudiantes acceder a cada una de sus clases  y encontrar el contenido de su curso en una ubicación. Las aplicaciones para estudiantes de Canvas se pueden descargar haciendo clic en los siguientes enlaces: descargar para Apple, descargar para Android. Los recursos para padres y estudiantes, así como los enlaces directos a la página web de Canvas, se pueden encontrar en la página de Tecnología Educativa de PWCS haciendo clic aquí. Si bien en Parkside estamos entusiasmados con el uso de Canvas, entendemos que será un proceso de aprendizaje para maestros, estudiantes y familias. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar y emocionados de aprender y crecer juntos!

Sinceramente,

 Personal de Parkside Middle School


Here is a link that shows you how to access Canvas through your phone or a computer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsQ5w5A1C6c





April, 14th
I hope that everyone is still doing well.  I miss you all.  This week we will begin the next phase of our learning.  For weekly assignments please look at your teacher's webpages.  
My schedule - P1, 2, 3 - Mr. Lilburn, P4, 5 - Ms. Melaragno

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns that you may have. Please do not forget that the student are always able to work on readtheory.org and easycbm.






Students and Parents,
First,  I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this unusual time.  We all need to work together remotely to ensure that the students are able to maintain the knowledge that they have.  This week I will be working to create Readtheory accounts for all of the 7th grade Special Ed students.  Readtheory works on reading comprehension on each student's current reading level.  It is free to use with the use of the internet.  I will send an email to all students and parents with basic information and I will then send an individual email to each student and parents with specific login information.

I also recommend that students take advantage of IXL to continue practicing their Math skills and Noredink for their grammar skills.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions of concerns that you may have during this stressful time.
Curriculum Guide

September/October - Unit 1A - Elements of Fiction - plot, conflict, characters/characterization, setting and theme

November - Unit 1B - Narrative Writing -  sensory details, capitalization, punctuating dialogue

December/January - Unit 2A - Non-fiction - inferences, fact/opinion, main idea and supporting details, summarizing, cause and effect

January/February - Unit 2B - Non-fiction - organizational patterns, text features, author's purpose

February - Context clues and connotation

February/March - Unit 3A - Figurative Language and Sound devices