6:30 PM FMS 5th Grade Parent Orientation
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM FMS FPA Dodgeball Tournament - Welcome 5th Graders
The Governor’s Teacher and Educational Professionals Recognition Program was developed in 1985 for the purpose of recognizing and honoring teachers and educational professionals who exhibit outstanding performance. The motivation for this program is based on the premise that teaching excellence is one of the most significant factors impacting student achievement and the quality of public schools.
Parkway Elementary School and Ewing High School teamed up to launch the “Panther Pals” Schoolwide Title I after school mentoring program. This partnership brings high school volunteers to the PES Extended Day Program to work directly with elementary students on teamwork and social emotional learning through cooperative activities, crafts, and games.
Kindergarten students of Parkway School excitedly wait for the first Friday of each month. Their new friends from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch will be arriving to make Fun Fridays a little more fun. A rotating group of six volunteers visit the kindergarten classes to play board games in small groups during the last 45 minutes of the day. The noise level rises as students learn to roll dice, move pieces, take turns, follow directions and celebrate wins.
The 5th grade at Parkway took part in a Marshmallow STEM challenge. Each group of students was given a marshmallow, 20 pieces of spaghetti, one yard of string, and one yard of tape. The groups were tasked to create the tallest free-standing structure that can hold the marshmallow on top in a given period of time.
Parkway's second graders participated in a special event that highlighted the ‘season of giving’, the "Cookies for Troops" event. Second graders packaged hundreds of cookies and created holiday cards for soldiers currently deployed overseas. Additional cards were created by other Parkway students.