Principal’s Message

Welcome back to Parkway Elementary School!!

Our school motto this year is: “Whatever It Takes!”

We chose this motto because every staff member at Parkway Elementary School is committed to doing “Whatever It Takes!” to improve the students’ academic achievement. Every student is expected to learn, behave, and demonstrate good citizenship. Daily reading is essential for building vocabulary and developing comprehension and fluency in reading. Students should come to school prepared to learn. Please ensure that your child completes his/her homework every day, and that he/she reads books, magazines, newspapers, and other print materials in order to develop the love of reading.

Daily attendance and punctuality are integral to the academic success of your child. When a student arrives tardy to school, he/she misses important instructional time and he/she interrupts the learning process of the students in the classroom. I am respectfully requesting your cooperation in ensuring that your child is in attendance, and punctual, every day.

At Parkway Elementary School, we value the Home-School connection. We will communicate with you via telephone calls, letters, flyers, School Messenger (telecommunication system), and the school marquee. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you.

Ms. Althea DaCosta, Assistant Principal, and I look forward to working with you again this year.

Have a great year!


Maria Fernandez, Principal