Headlines & Features
Did you miss our Black and Brown Families Town Hall Virtual Discussion on October 12? A recording is now available to watch online. Watch to learn more about the work our Equity and Family Engagement Department is engaged in to support BIPOC students and families, community Q&A and more.
One of our amazing fourth graders is keeping busy at home helping her mom sew face masks for nurses. Doing math and grammar homework and taking time to keep our first responders safe. We love our Parkwood community!
Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks kicked off the 14th season of Symetra Heroes in the Classroom on Aug. 26 with a first for the teacher-recognition program, simultaneously honoring not one but two teachers from the same school. We are so proud of our Kindergarten teacher, Carla Salmon and third grade teacher Renee Iverson. Iverson and Salmon are among the 16 K–12 Puget Sound-area teachers that will be honored for educational excellence by the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program during the 2019 NFL season.
Parkwood Elementary has been selected as a State Recognized School by the State Board of Education (SBE), the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC). Parkwood is being recognized for high achievement in Math and School Quality Student Success (SQSS) measures. One of only 137 schools in the state to be recognized this awards represents 'true teamwork' of our Parkwood family.
1815 N 155th St
Shoreline, WA 98133
School Day 9:05-3:30pm
5th: School Board Meeting, 7pm
7th: Early Release
8th: PTA Q & A, 6pm, Meeting, 7pm - Virtual
9th: Material Distribution - 2:45-4:45, all grades
14th: Early Release
19th-25th: Taproot Assembly
21st: Early Release
22nd: 3-5pm, library book pick-up
OR 23rd: 2:30-4:00, library book pick-up
28th: Early Release
29th: Family Academy, 7-8pm, Focus: Technology and Access
About Our School
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, 2015, 2016, and 2018. *The program was suspended state-wide in 2017 and reintroduced in 2018.
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.