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  • Greetings Wonderful Parkwood Families!

    As the winter break approaches, we keenly eye the coming new year like a Panther stalking its prey!

    What does January 2018 hold for the Parkwood Panthers? Read on!

    January Events

    January 3 (Wednesday): School Resumes

    January 12 (Friday): Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly @ 9:00 AM in the gym

    January 15 (Monday): No school - MLK Day

    January 16 (Tuesday): Instrumental Concert @ 7:15 PM in the PW gym

    January 29 (Monday): No school for students - staff workday

    January 31 (Wednesday): Westside District Band Festival @ 7:30 PM Shorewood gym

    February 1 (Thursday): Westside District Choir Festival @ 7:00 PM Shorewood Theater

    February 8 (Thursday): Family Heritage Night @ 6:00 PM in the gym

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  • The Parkwood office really appreciates the communication that we get from families about attendance! Please continue to keep us informed.  

    Please call the school's registrar (206-393-4150) or email the school's attendance team ( to communicate any information regarding absences. Thank you!

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  • Our Mission:  Through our core values of Academic Excellence, Community, Collaboration and Respect for Human Differences, Parkwood Elementary School inspires and prepares students to reach their highest potential and live empowered, successful, and compassionate lives. *Our mission, vision and values were collaboratively developed by Parkwood staff and stakeholders in 2015.

    About Parkwood:  Parkwood Elementary, a Title 1 school, is one of the most ethnically, economically, culturally, and linguistically diverse schools in Shoreline. Approximately 40% of Parkwoods 450 students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 30% of our students speak a language other than English at home, and 16% qualify for special education services.  While some may view these demographics as difficulties, Parkwood enthusiastically celebrates our diversity.  Our communities are committed to student success and it shows: Parkwood uniformly exceeds state performance levels in all standardized tests and regularly exceeds scores earned by other Shoreline elementary schools.  We have won Washington State Academic Achievement Awards in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015.  

    The Parkwood community is collaborative, holistic and relentless about student growth. We truly believe that our work will change our students’ lifelong trajectory, enabling them to overcome financial and educational barriers. We approach instruction and intervention systematically, rejoice in our accomplishments and celebrate our cultures. Through our work and play, we care for children’s academic, social and emotional development.