50 Parkside Boulevard 
    LaVale, MD 21502 
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    School Day:
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
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  • Welcome to Parkside Elementary School. Our staff, students, PTA, and families work together as a learning community to assure that every child is successful. Please feel free to stop in and visit us.
    Parkside School believes in the importance of forming a strong partnership with parents and community members in order to positively impact the students in our school.  To promote effective parent involvement, the staff works together collaboratively with one another and welcomes and encourages parents and community members to join us in the educational program.  
    The Parkside Elementary School faculty and staff believe that all students can grow intellectually, personally, socially, and physically.  We believe that each of these dimensions is equally important to the total well being of the individual.  It is our goal to focus attention on each of these areas and for faculty and staff to participate in meaningful job embedded staff development in order for every student to become a responsible and productive citizen.
    Tracey Wharton
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  • Digital Arts Days

    The Allegany Arts Council, the Allegany County Library System and Allegany College of Maryland are collaborating to offer digital arts activities at the LaVale Library.  They will offer two sessions, one for students in grades 3-5 and the other for students in grades 6-8.


    If you want to make a picture in Adobe Photoshop, attend Wednesday April 5.

    If you want to make a book in Adobe InDesign, attend Wednesday April 12.

    If you want to make a movie in Adobe Premiere, attend Wednesday April 19.

    If you want to make a 3D model with a 3D printer, attend Wednesday April 26.


    To register, call 301-729-0855 or go online to the online calendar at


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  • Read to Succeed Tutoring Program


    Frostburg State University's AmeriCorps "Read to Succeed" program is available to students in kindergarten to 8th grade.  Volunteers from the university community provide students with free reading/math tutoring, homework assistance, social skills and task skill development and assistance in other academic enrichment areas every week.


    There is an open-door policy throughout each semester.  To have your child participate, fill out a student application online at or on the Facebook page "Read to Succeed"  Program updates and cancellations will be posted on that page as well.  The Frostburg State University sessions are Monday through Thursday from 5pm-7pm.


    Contact Erin Lewis at 301-687-4191 for more information.

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