Headlines & Features


  • It's Almost Time!

    Happy summer!  I hope that you are all enjoying our beautiful weather and staying nicely hydrated.  It’s important to drink lots of water when you read books with your friends and families.  Here is some information that will help with back-to-school planning:

    Please remember we have a new temporary address @ North City this year: 816 N. 190th St., Shoreline, WA. 98155. 

    Next fall we’ll be back at 155th and Wallingford in our brand new school!

    August 13:  Office opens to the public.  Come and visit us anytime between 8:00 and 3:00, Monday - Friday.  Drop of registration forms, bring your immunization records, and update your emergency contacts.

    Monday, August 27:  Back-to-School BBQ, open house, and community resource fair.  Find our your child's teacher, visit classrooms, and drop off school supplies from 4:00 - 4:45.  BBQ begins at 4:30.  Learn about volunteer opportunities, make friends, and get involved in our great community.  PTA will supply hot dogs and chips, please bring something to share with others. 

    Wednesday, August 29:  First day of school for grades 1 - 6.  Our school day begins at 8:40 and ends at 3:00.  The first bell rings at 8:35 and everyone should be lined up and ready to learn at that time.  Exciting!

    Wednesday, August 29 - Friday, August 31:  NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten students only due to WaKIDS meetings.  Kindergarteners’ first day of school is Tuesday, September 4th.  

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  • New Location

    Parkwood is closed starting from June 28, and the office will re-open at North City Elementary (816 NE 190th St, Shoreline WA 98155) starting August 13.


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  • Greetings Wonderful Parkwood Families!

    It's the final month of school and we are ending on a positive note here at Parkwood - there are plenty of opportunties to come in to the buidling in June, see below for details! The SBA testing days will not be included in the events below - see the previous announcement or the "Headlines" section for those dates 

    June Events 

    *SBA Test Dates not included*


    June 7 (Thursday): New KG Open House here at PW @ 9:30

    June 8 (Friday): No School for Students

    June 11 (Monday): KG Potluck in the gym @ 6:00-8:00

    June 12 (Tuesday): 3rd Grade Potluck in the 3rd grade classrooms @ 6:30

    June 15 (Friday): King County Library Summer Reading Program Visit

    June 15 (Friday): PARKWOOD PARTY!! here at PW @ 5:00 (see flyer for more info.)

    June 16 (Saturday): Parkwood Spring Market here at PW @ 10:00-2:00

    June 19 (Tuesday): Parkwood Game Night @ 5:30-7:30

    June 20 (Wednesday): 6th Grade Moving Up Assembly & Shakespeare performance @ 1:00 in the PW gym

    June 22 (Thursday): Field Day all day at Twin Ponds Park

    June 22 (Friday): Last day of school - Early Release @ 11:15

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  • Greetings Wonderful Parkwood Families!

    We have a very merry month of May here at Parkwood - thank you for coming out in such large numbers for our April events! The SBA testing days will not be included in the events below - see the previous announcement or the "Headlines" section for those dates 

    May Events 

    *SBA Test Dates not included*

    May 7-11 (Mon-Fri): Teacher Appreciation Week


    May 17 (Thursday): Cafecitos Meeting @ 3:15 in Room 6

    May 21 (Monday): No School for Students (Staff Workday) 

    May 24 (Thursday): Instrumental Concert @ 7:15 in PW gym

    May 28 (Monday): No School (Memorial Day) 

    June 1 (Friday): PTA Talent Show and Auction



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  • Welcome back from spring break!  On behalf of all of us at Parkwood, it's great seeing our students again.  Today was our first "outside lunch" of the year, and kids enjoyed the sunshine.  Thank you for remembering to send your children to school with a water bottle every day.

    Here is some helpful information about upcoming school activities:  

    Awards Assembly:  Join Us!

    You are invited to attend this year’s Golden Acorn Awards Assembly this Thursday, April 26th, at 9:00 in our gym.  This assembly announces and honors our Certificated and Classified staff members of the year, our Community Advocate of the Year, and our Volunteer of the Year.  These awards are a surprise… come and share in the celebration!

    Highly Capable Testing:  

    Interested in your child being assessed for inclusion in Shoreline’s Highly Capable program?  Summer testing will take place at the Shoreline Center on Monday, July 23rd, 2018.  In order for your child to participate, you must register by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 using this link:  Please know that this testing session is only for students who have not already been assessed this year. Questions?  Contact the Highly Capable program office by calling 206-393-4771 or emailing  You can learn more about Shoreline's Highly Capable program by visiting their website here.

    STEM Night/Evening Book Fair:  Join Us!

    Please come to our first ever STEM Night this Thursday, April 26th from 6:00 - 8:00.  This event will include exhibits from our 5th grade scientists as well as multiple STEM activities around the school.  This is a family event: please come and play with your children!  As an added bonus, our Book Fair will happen in our library from 5:30 - 7:30 the same night.

    Parkwood's PTA Needs YOU!

    Our PTA helps kids get the most out of their school experience.  It works hard to make things happen, and can really use your help.  The PTA is currently seeking next year's treasurer, as well as a coordinator for after-school enrichment programs, membership, and communications.  If you are able to help in big or small ways, the PTA has a place for you.  Interested?  Visit the PTA's website at

    Smarter Balanced Assessments:

    As you know, spring brings mandatory assessments for all public school students across the country.  Our Smarter Balanced Assessments will happen during the month of May on the following days:

    • 3rd Grade:  Thursday May 10; Friday May 18; Friday May 25; Tuesday June 5.
    • 4th Grade:  Tuesday May 1; Tuesday May 8; Tuesday May 15; Thursday May 17.
    • 5th Grade:  Friday May 4; Wednesday May 9; Friday May 11; Wednesday May 16.  *5th Grade only will also take a Science assessment on Monday June 4th.
    • 6th Grade:  Wednesday May 2; Friday May 4; Wednesday May 9; Wednesday May 16. 

    Please know that this schedule does not mean that students will spend all day of every day testing!  Students will have as much time as they need to finish their assessments, and classes will resume normal activities when kids are done.  Classrooms may be asking for additional support with snacks for students: if you are able, please contact your child’s teacher.   We want every child to be rested, ready, and present for these assessments… but this isn’t different from what we want for all Panthers every day!  We don't want these assessments to be stressful - they really are just an opportunity for kids to show what they already know.

    As always, I am thankful for the trust and support you grant to our school every day.  I am proud to be a part of this community.

    Take care and have a great night!

    Ann Torres, Parkwood Principal

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  • Greetings Wonderful Parkwood Families!

    It's spring time - reinvention and rejuvination abound! We hope to see all of our families here for some of Parkwood's big nights in April! Circle April 26th on your calendars for Parkwood's Science/STEM Night!  

    April Events 

    April 6 (Friday): No School for Students

    April 12 (Thursday): PTA Meeting @ 7:00 PM in PW Library

    April 16-20 (Mon-Fri): No School (Spring Break)

    April 23 (Monday): School Resumes!

    April 23 (Monday): Secretaries' Day

    April 25 (Wednesday): Staff Appreciation Lunch 

    April 26 (Thursday): Science/STEM Night @ 6:00 PM at Parkwood

    April 30 (Monday): Dia del Niño @ 6:30 PM at Parkwood

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  • Greetings Wonderful Parkwood Families!

    It's not officially spring yet, but you still can see the mornings are brighter and you can now hear the birds are singing! What else does spring have in store for the Parkwood Panthers? Read on for our March events!

    March Events

    March 1 (Thursday): 6th to 7th grade transition night @ Parkwood 6:30-7:30 PM

    March 5 (Monday): No school for students (Staff workday)

    March 6-9 (Tuesday-Friday): Conferences (Early Release daily @ 11:15 AM)

    March 6 (Tuesday): 6th grade Info. Night @ 6:30 PM at Einstein Middle School 

    March 15 (Thursday): Cafecitos @ Parkwood 3:15 PM

    March 22 (Thursday): Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast @ 8:00 AM in the library (new date)

    March 22 (Thursday): PW Musical - The Fantastic Mr. Fox @ 7:00 PM

    March 23 (Friday): PW Musical - The Fantastic Mr. Fox @ 7:00 PM

    March 29 (Thursday): Panther Paw Lunch

    April 16-20 (Mon-Fri): No School (Spring Break)

    April 23 (Monday): School Resumes!

    April 26 (Thursday): Science/STEM Night @ 6:30 PM at Parkwood



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  • Greetings Wonderful Parkwood Families!


    The days are slowly getting longer as we move into the second half of the school year. What exciting events are we looking forward to in February? Read on to find out! 

    February Events

    February 1-28: It's Black History Month!

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

    February 8 (Thursday): Family Heritage Night - Open House begins @ 5:00 PM here at Parkwood (see Headlines & Features section for more details)

    February 15 (Thursday): Cafecitos @ 3:15 PM in Room 6

    February 15 (Thursday): Westside district orchestra festival @ 7:00 PM in the Shorewood gym

    February 19-23 (Monday-Friday): No school for midwinter break


    March 1 (Thursday): 6th to 7th grade transition night @ Parkwood 6:30-7:30 PM

    March 5 (Monday): No school for students (Staff workday)

    March 6-9 (Tuesday-Friday): Conferences (Early Release daily @ 11:15 AM)

    March 6 (Tuesday): 6th grade Info. Night @ 6:30 PM at Einstein Middle School 

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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.