Parkside Blog

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Parkside Community School will be hosting water stop #12 at the Austin Marathon on February 17th.

    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 hand out water and Gatorade and cheer on ALL the marathon runners.  It’s that simple! Watch the Parkside’s 26 Miles for 26 [...]

  • Pathway to Adolescence

    When: Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-8pm Where: Parkside By: Bethany Prescott For: Parents of children 8-12 years old

    Please RSVP via your online volunteer account. 

    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 [...]

  • 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 Arbonne Miss Needle Beetle Jupiter’s Child PJ Crafts [...]

  • 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

  • 10.15.12


    School Pictures

    Picture Days:

    Tuesday, Oct. 16 — Primary 1 & 2 Wednesday, Oct. 17 — Lower El 1 & 2 Thursday, Oct. 18 — Upper El & Sibling

    All proceeds from this year’s portraits will benefit the school! Please take advantage of Michelle Loconto’s photography services for your child’s portrait this holiday season and please remember to check in with Shannon if you would like to schedule a slot for sibling portraits on the October 18. You may pre-order your pictures on this form! You will [...]


    Friday – Saturday (September  28-29)

    Click here for printable PDF of information.

    What is it?

    Youth Campground of Pedernales Falls State Park is reserved for our Community Camping Friday and/or Saturday Nights Swimming in the River Pot Luck Dinner Saturday Evening Songs around the campfire with Joe & Parkside Players (this means you)

    Directions to the Park (about 40 miles):

    MAP to Park From Austin – Hwy 290 West to Johnson City, 26.6 miles (past Dripping Springs) Turn Right on FM 3232 (brown Park sign) [...]

“Parkside has a wonderful reputation in the Montessori community of Austin, and thus intrigued us. But what kept us at Parkside is the love and support we feel from the teachers, admin, directors, and community. Our primary teachers were more than just "guides" -- they obviously cared for my children in my absence. And Joe and Claire are the loving shepherds of a small flock of eager sheep.”
The Scotts