Parkway Elementary School is an integral part of our community. Students are invited to discover, experiment, invent, and dream in our child-centered classrooms. The staff strives to advance the achievement of all students by creating and maintaining an academically rigorous environment where students are supported and nurtured so that all of them have the opportunity to meet their maximum potential.
Educating the students of Parkway is truly a team effort. We are proud of our highly involved and active PTA. Members work closely with our administration, teachers and staff to provide a wide array of programs and activities that are integrated with our curriculum. As a team, we emphasize and promote a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in all of our efforts to enrich and educate our students.
It is our goal to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of each individual student and help each one of them strengthen their character. We pride ourselves in our ability to foster a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in all of its efforts to enrich and educate our students. With the efforts of our dedicated staff and the home/school connection, we strive to ensure excellence in education for all our children.
Fourth-grade students at the East Meadow School District’s Parkway Elementary School turned toward potential careers in news reporting during a project on natural disasters.
Throughout the end of January and into February, students chose a natural disaster to research. The investigating was done through the building’s Google Chromebooks as well as books from the school’s library. After looking into natural disasters and the cause and effects of these instances, students selected historic events to report on. Topics included such natural disasters as Superstorm Sandy and the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
Students formed groups and began to build questions and facts. These questions and facts were incorporated into interview-style questions in which individuals reported as first- and second-hand accounts. Once scripts were developed, each class used the application Do Ink to record a news broadcast with a green screen background.
Each group chose images to replace the green screen, making for backdrops that included the News 12 studio and pictures from various disasters. A personal photo of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy was among the selections. The “in-studio” interviews, recorded on iPads and iPhones, each featured one student that acted as an expert on their topic and then transitioned to the field, where a student reporter spoke to a classmate who shared first-hand experience.
As a next step, students are scheduled to edit and create news reels by using iMovie, and will eventually transfer each video into a Google Slides presentation utilizing Google Chromebooks. The final product and debut of the newscasts will be showcased to parents and peers in the future.
The East Meadow School District’s Parkway Elementary School celebrated World Read Aloud Day on February 1 with several classroom activities throughout the building.
A highlight was an initiative in which fifth-grade students visited kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes with their favorite books. Each fifth-grader read to their younger peers while also asking questions to create an engaging literacy lesson.
The fifth-graders researched some of their favorite books prior to choosing one to showcase. Upon making their selections, the students created questions on post-it notes that they adhered into certain areas of the books in order to bring an interactive component into the activity by having the younger students answer the presented questions.
“This is a great way to help promote literacy in our district as our fifth-graders engaged the younger students in their favorite books and how reading can be fun,” said Principal Jamie Mack.
Winter Recess - Schools Closed
BG, BW, McV, PKY PARP Begins
PKY Family Fun Night
PKY PTA Mtg., 9:30 a.m.
PKY Barnes and Noble Night, 5 p.m.