Parkside Happenings:Here is a full and complete list of what we've been up to at Parkside.
Parkside Campus will be hosting a few summer camps. Take a look at what is available. You may also check out the bulletin board in the hallway for other camps.
Cielo Room (upstairs)
Ages 6-12 years
…Summer Voice & Theater Workshops taught by Camille Latour. These Montessori based programs are designed for children who love the Performing Arts! They provide an excellent opportunity for children to focus on skill building and JOY in a safe and supportive atmosphere without the pressure of a public performance.
Camp Sessions are Monday-Friday and $250 per session. Camp held from 1:00-4:00pm.
June 17-21 “The Hills Are Alive!”
June 24-28 Favorite Songs: A Family Legacy
July 15-19 What Moves You?
July 22-26 “The Hills Are Alive!”
August 5-9 Favorite Songs: A Family Legacy
August 12-16 What Moves You?
Get Your Groove On Summer Camp
Auditorium and Playground
Ages 4-10 years old
This will be a memorable summer with lots of fun activities for your sweet ones. Among the many activities are movement (including martial arts, yoga and dance), eco- friendly storytelling, family tips, Friday-fun water days and plenty of time for chilling! Email Talitha to reserve your spot or sign-up in the front office.
Camp Sessions are two weeks at a time and $400 per session. Camp held from 9am – 1pm.
Session 1: June 24- July 4
Session 2: July 8- July 19
Session 3: July 22- August 2
Active Learning Services Camps
Ages 5-15 years old
Chess Camp- Ages 5-15 (Introductory-Intermediate)
Introductory Video Game Creation- Ages 8-15 (Introductory-Intermediate)
Video Game Creation, The Sequel- Ages 8-15 (Introductory-Intermediate)
Advanced Video Creation- Ages 9-15 (Intermediate)
Click here for more detailed information on each camp.
Prices vary by session.
Session 1: June 17-21
Session 2: July 29- Aug 2
Register at the Active Learning Center website.
PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK
Join Parkside for a rockin’ good time at our annual MUSIC MATTERS shindig. Break out your boots and/or your tiara – anything goes! This is our largest annual bash and we encourage you to invite friends and family to come along for the party. The full bar will be open and Lucy’s has created a special “Little Buddy” tequila drink for us to enjoy. All the funds we raise go directly to the betterment of our sweet community school – 75% to scholarships and the remainder to music and development. Click here to get a sneak peak at the live and silent auction items.
*adults only please
With music by Nathan Hamilton & No Deal (a former Parkside parent)
Saturday, March 2, 7-11pm
Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar, 506 West Ave (off of 5th Street)
Tickets: $50 each (includes fajita buffet & drink ticket)
Parking: $5 parking available at The Monarch across the street
Parkside Community School will be relocating from Toomey Rd the summer of 2014 to open our doors at our beautiful new 12 acre campus at 3207 W. Slaughter Lane. The 2014-2015 school year will be our fist year at our new campus down south. Please call us if you have any questions about our move.
April 18, 2013
Everyday, we grow more excited about our new Slaughter Lane campus, which will give our children 12 beautiful acres for their classroom learning and outdoor adventures. We’ve just put up a new sign on the property to let the neighborhood know we’re coming, and we’ve begun remodeling the building with our commercial kitchen. Our architect is updating initial plans with sound guidance from our board of directors. Currently, we are currently working on clearing out the dead trees (Oak Wilt) and have discovered some magical spaces for us to explore. Many of the trees we thought were dead are actually alive, and won’t need to be removed. Those trees have begun to sprout new leaves and have been identified as Cedar Elms.
March 21, 2013
It’s official. We have closed on the new Slaughter Lane property! We are working closely with the architect on the drawings and plans to recreate Parkside’s magic at our new home for the 2014-2015 school year. We will share more as it develops.
January 31, 2013
As enrollment approaches, and with great respect to your planning, we would like to share some information that may impact your decision. Toomey Road has served us well for 22 years and this year we began to search for a new location that will help support our growth for the next 20 years and beyond.
Options were very slim and hugely expensive for central locations, but in December, we came across a property in South Austin on Slaughter Lane that “feels right” and seems to hold lots of possibilities for us. 3207 West Slaughter Lane is a 12 acre property. On our first visit there, we felt that same sense of magical possibilities that first bubbled forth 22 years ago upon seeing the Toomey Road location. It is a beautiful piece of property with many amenities (commercial kitchen, volleyball court, frisbee golf course, acreage for gardens, trails, etc.) that will open countless opportunities for growing our programs (additional Primary classroom and full-day option for our youngest students).
The Board of Directors has met and unanimously agreed that Parkside will stay at Toomey Road next year. We’ll need a full year to plan the move and do it right. We’ll plan on welcoming the children and all of our families at the new Slaughter location for the 2014-2015 school year.
We will continue to embrace the beautiful rituals we have learned to love so much through this change and ask that you join us during this wonderfully exciting time. The magic of Parkside is in our hearts, it will move with us!
We were chosen by 26 Miles for 26 Charities – the philanthropy program of the LIVESTRONG® Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® to host a water stop on the marathon course. We ask for your support of ALL the runners by asking you to sign up here and encouraging others to sign up with you to hand out water and Gatorade and cheer on ALL the marathon runners. It’s that simple! Watch the Parkside’s 26 Miles for 26 Charities Waterstop Skit.
Not only will you be supporting the runners but also gaining recognition for Parkside within the greater Austin Community (wear your new Parkside t-shirts). This opportunity is a great extension of our Marathon Kids program and is a wonderful occasion for your whole family to participate in community support.
As a matter of fact, Bryan Wayt, our Marathon Kids coordinator will be running the half marathon and is asking for sponsorships and raising money on behalf of Parkside. If someone you know is running the full or half marathon, they too can ask for sponsorships in order to fundraise for Parkside. This link tells how .
Parkside has been assigned waterstop #12 at Camp Mabry – 2200 W. 35th between Mopac and Exposition Blvd from 6:30am – 12:00noon. We need 100 volunteers. Children are welcome to assist with adult supervision. Students can obtain community service hours. Ask co-workers, family and friends to join you. Go here and click on “Water Stop #12 – Parkside Community School” to sign-up. You must sign up each member of your family to participate.
You MUST sign up in order to participate.
You can earn Parkside volunteer hours for your family by participating at the water stop. 26 for 26 is already in our volunteer system so, it can be chosen as a category to record your hours.
Contact Elizabeth with ANY questions.
Pathway to Adolescence
When: Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-8pm
By: Bethany Prescott
For: Parents of children 8-12 years old
Our children are growing in so many wild and wonderful ways as they head towards adolescence. In this workshop, we’ll talk honestly about what it means to be a tween and teenager, and what they need from us as parents.
Please join us for this FREE parent workshop. There will be no childcare, so please make arrangements. Please RSVP.
ART CLASSES – January 22 – March 7, 2013
THE GREAT PAINTERS
Human beings have been making paintings for more than 40,000 years. Through paintings we share stories, explore imagination, share insight, and celebrate the beauty of life. In these art classes, we will choose a series of artists to study and then create reproductions of masterworks. These paintings will not simply be copies, but a means through which to seek the spark of inspiration these masters drew from so that we might infuse it into our own creations.
We will work our way through the history of painting, touching on select moments – ancient cave paintings, the Renaissance, Japanese ink work, Impressionism, Modernism, and the contemporary practice of Street Art.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5pm, from January 22nd through March 7th
We will meet on the Parkside campus in the Serena Room, which is next to the office in the courtyard.
Classes are for children ages 6 – 11 years old.
The class size will be limited to 10 students. If the class does not have a minimum of 6 participants, it will be cancelled.
The cost for the session is $420 per child. This includes 7 weeks of classes (28 hours) and a final closing exhibition. All materials will be provided and each student will leave the class with one framed artwork and a series of works on paper.
CLASS SIGN UP AND QUESTIONS
To sign up for classes or for more information, contact me at JohnnyWalkerArt@gmail.com. Please feel free to call me with any questions at 512-484-7799.
My name is Johnny Walker and I am the proud father of Willa Walker, who is in Colleen and Deven’s Lower Elementary II class here, at Parkside. I’ve been an artist and art teacher for the past twenty years and am excited to offer afterschool Art classes at Parkside beginning November 6th.
As a teacher, I work to foster curiosity and wonder. I use art to teach children how to learn – how to develop questions, explore answers, and effectively share what they have discovered and created with others. My classroom is a place where individuals can take risks and explore ideas together, learn from mistakes, challenge assumptions, and broaden the boundaries of possibility. It is a place of focused effort where the dynamics of collaboration, innovation, support, and conversation are nurtured.
It is my goal that students leave my class with a solid foundation of art skills and a vocabulary with which to describe their work, an intrinsic love of learning and a passion to creatively explore their interests, finding and creating art in whatever endeavor they choose to undertake.
SESSION ONE – PAINTING – COLOR AND COMPOSITION
This first session will begin with painting and a basic study of color. We will learn the colors of the spectrum and how careful mixing of the primary colors can make all the colors of the rainbow.
We will experiment with how colors interact by making paintings of geometric patterns, stripes and grids. Discussions will include how color and our perception come together to create visual illusions and how tone and emotion can be conveyed in the colors we paint.
Next, we will study composition, using fables as a starting point. We will transform select stories into images, making paintings that illuminate the narrative and emotional content as well as each artist’s own personal interpretation of the story. We will share and discuss our work in class, comparing the different styles, and building our art vocabulary in these informal critiques.
The lessons and practices we cover will be adapted to suit the ages and skill level of each student.
At the end of the session we will curate our paintings, selecting pieces to frame, and have an exhibition to share our work.
- Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5pm from November 6th to December 20th (skipping the week of Thanksgiving – November 20 and 22). If your child’s schedule will allow for only one class a week, they can sign up for a reduced rate.
- We will meet on the Parkside campus in the Cielo Room, which is upstairs, next to the library.
- Classes are for children ages 6 – 11 years old.
- The class size will be limited to 12 students.
The cost for the session is $350 per child. This includes 6 weeks of classes (24 hours) and a final closing exhibition. All materials will be provided and each student will leave the class with one framed artwork and series of works on paper.
*Spaces are still available. If your child’s schedule will allow for only one class a week, they can sign up for a reduced rate of $250.
CLASS SIGN UP AND QUESTIONS
To sign up for classes or for more information, contact me at email@example.com.
Please feel free to call me with any questions at 512-484-7799
Thank you for your interest,
Parkside’s Annual Holiday Bazaar
Thursday, December, 20th 9am – 2pm
Join us for last minute Christmas shopping, homemade tamales, and yummy Hot Chocolate. A plethora of gifts ranging from $1 – $200 awaits you. Each vendor will donate 20% of their sales from the day back to Parkside so stop by for lunch and shopping!
Click on each vendor to get a sneak preview from their website:
Fleegal Farms Soap
Miss Needle Beetle
Sun Catchers by Debra
By Shannon White
Ana Brasil Inc.
Stella & Dot
One Of A Kind Designz
Limbo Jewelry Design
Black & Bluebird Studios
Upcycled Elegance – UPE Students Faith & Genevieve
Parkside Table – student made cards, reusable shopping bags and Montessori books
Intentional Parenting with Carrie Contey
When: Tuesday, November 13th, 6:30-8pm
Where: Parkside Community School
How to get more cooperation, feel more connected and have more fun as a family (every single day!)
Please RSVP through your online account.
Oct. 20th at Parkside Community School 2-6pm