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Parkway465 Bellmore Rd
East Meadow, NY 11554

Main Office: (516) 679-3500
Fax #:
(516) 679-3507
Hotline:
(516) 228-5232



Principal:
Mrs. Jamie Mack

Assistant Principal: Ms. Janine Farinella

School Hours: Kindergarten thru Grade 5: 9:14 -3:29PM

 

 

Parkway Pride

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.

 

Current News

Edventures in Reptiles

Edventures in Reptiles photo

Students and staff at Parkway Elementary School got up close and personal with wild animals when Erik’s Reptile Edventures visited on May 20.

Erik Callender, the owner and director of the reptile education program, came to Parkway with many animal friends including an albino boa constrictor named Twinkie. He also showcased frogs, turtles and insects with which students and staff had the opportunity to interact. 

Parkway Elementary School thanks Mr. Callender for bringing this interesting program to the students. 



District Talents Celebrated

District Talents Celebrated photo

The District honored the talents and excellence of students representing each school at the annual District Music and Art Awards at East Meadow High School on May 7.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr., welcomed all the guests of the evening including the honorees. He also thanked the teachers, administrators and community members who support the district’s programs.

“A special thank you to our faculty, parents and Board of Education that help to support the arts programs and creativity of our students,” said Dr. Card. “We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students that help to show the ‘great’ happening here.”

Following Dr. Card’s remarks, the district’s nine school principals presented humanitarian awards to four students from each building. This recognition honors those that lead by example, promote sensitivity and respect for diversity in school and foster tolerance through service to the school community.

Another highlight of the evening was the announcement that the district has been named a nine-time National Association of Music Merchants Best Community for Music Education. 

“Congratulations to all of our students for their success throughout the year with excellence in music and art,” said Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale. “I want to also thank the staff for their dedication and hard work.”

The district would like to congratulate all of the honorees for sharing their talents and accomplishments with all of us.  

 



A Gallery Full of Talent

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The District opened the doors of the Leon J. Campo Center on May 2 and 3 for the District Art Show. Nearly 1,300 pieces showcased the artistic talents of students at the district’s elementary and secondary schools.

The first day featured an opening reception for students, parents and community members, while the second day featured an open exhibit, whereby passersby were provided an additional opportunity to view the many projects. Artwork was presented in a range of mediums including photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, architecture and graphic design.

“Our student artwork is awe-inspiring,” said Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale. “Thank you to all who came out to support student creativity in our district.”



Literacy Champions

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Parkway Elementary School blended the fun of reading with the excitement of March Madness during Pick a Reading Partner Month, when the building hosted a five-week bracket-style literacy tournament. On March 22, the winning book was announced as, “The Book with No Pictures,” by B.J. Novak.

A bracket was created that covered the building’s main office entrance with the initial 16 books in the tournament. Each week, students voted on the book matchups to see which novels would advance to the next round while also taking the time to read the options. In the final round, “The Book with No Pictures” took the victory, followed closely by Drew Daywalt’s, “The Day the Crayons Quit.” 

For the total duration of the contest, students at Parkway collectively read 161,221 minutes. This includes four classes that read 10,000 minutes each. The fifth-grade Presidential Service Club was responsible for calculating the minutes read as well as the adjoining write ups.

To also celebrate PARP, students were invited to create book recommendations to be read in school. These one-slip recommendations eventually filled a large portion of the main hallway wall. Those who created recommendations were entered into a book drawing with the book prizes being donated by the PTA.

“I am extremely proud of the dedication and excitement our students, staff and PTA showed towards PARP this year and the reading results are incredible,” said Principal Jamie Mack.

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