The majority of Parkside’s fundraising is done through events that are steeped in tradition and focus on building community. It is only with the support and elbow-grease of our parent-led committees that these events can occur. Money raised helps fund scholarships, our music program, teacher appreciation lunches and improvements around the school.


Yearbook (Year-Round):

Help is needed with specific photography assignments, obtaining price quotes for printing, lay-out, artistic design, memory page sales and yearbook sales.


Rise-N-Shine (Year Round):

This is a time of fellowship and gathering on pre-selected Friday mornings in the courtyard before and after Simple Gifts. Help is needed with set-up and clean-up on each day as well as procurement of coffee and morning munchies from vendors and/or families.

 Fall Festival

Fall Festival (October):

This is a kid-friendly event but way fun for the whole family. Help is needed with procurement of food, beverage, raffle and monetary sponsorships. Games, food, ticket-sales, raffle, set-up, clean-up and Upper Elem. Haunted House committees need support as well.

 Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar (December):

This wonderful shopping opportunity has vending and craft booths, food and good cheer. A portion of all sales is given back to Parkside. Let us know what you have to sell at the event or whom we should invite to participate.

 Music Matters

Music Matters (February or March):

This is an adults-only, music-centered event. It is our largest event of the year with live musical entertainment as well as live and silent auctions. Help is needed in all of the following committees: auction, food/beverage, sponsorships, table/ticket-sales, advertisement, decorating, set-up and clean-up.

 Garage Sale

Spring Garage Sale (April):

Collect all of your garage-saleable items (not junk) throughout the school year and drop them off a week or so prior to the sale. Help is needed to procure a venue, advertise, organize/price and be at the event.

 Staff Dinner

Staff-Only Appreciation Dinner (May/June):

Each year, the families of Parkside show their tremendous appreciation to the teachers and staff by honoring them with a year-end, parent-organized/prepared, staff-only attended dinner.

 Box Tops for Education

BoxTops for Education (Year-Round):

Assistance will be needed with promoting, collecting and bundling boxtops during the year.

“We chose Parkside because of their strong vision for developing the whole child. Our son is happy and thriving here- creatively, intellectually and emotionally. Parkside is a cornerstone in our family. And we're excited to be a part of the next chapter. ”
Ron Pippin