On September 15, we’ll kick off our Virtual DanceFit program. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for Project Approach initiatives, both virtually and on-campus and to strengthen our school community. This year more than ever, we need additional funds to provide an excellent educational experience for all of our students. We completely understand if your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now. You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at funrun.com. Sharing IS supporting! All students will participate in the Virtual DanceFit regardless of financial participation.

We appreciate your support more than you know. More details to come as we get closer to kickoff!

Key dates to remember:

Donating Opens on funrun.com9/8

Kickoff Day9/15

Event Day9/24

Eat barbecue and support Parkside Elementary.
For every order delivered on September 23rd between 11am and 8pm, 20% of the proceeds will come back to Parkside.
Ordering in person?
Show this message to the cashier at checkout (either a printout or just on your phone).
Ordering online?
Use code FundA at checkout at https://order.citybbq.com/menu/durham for pickup or delivery on Sep. 23rd
Ordering over the phone?
Ask to apply code FundA when you provide your payment information.
Want to increase your impact?
Place a group order online: a bigger order for you means a bigger donation for us! Start a group order at https://order.citybbq.com/menu/durham, send the link around the office, and be a hero (to both us and your coworkers). Just remember to use code FundA at checkout!

Remember: all orders have to be picked up or delivered on September 23rd  from City Barbeque Durham for it to count toward our fundraiser.

PTA Reflections

Hey Pipers REFLECTION is back and this year it’s all virtual! The 2020-21 theme is “I Matter Because…” And with the crazy year we’re all having, it’s a great way to have your children do some self reflection and express themselves what they’re feeling through art. Please visit the PSES Reflections web page here for rules, videos, and details on how to enter. You can submit as many entries as you’d like in any of the categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Dance Choreography, Film Production and Music Composition. There’s even a Special Artist category for those who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504. Entries are due by October 25th. After our virtual blind judging, the top 28 pieces from our school will go onto Wake County for judging. Winners will then continue onto the NC state level and then national. Last year we had  3 county Reflection winners! Will you be next?!

Parkside PTA functions solely on parent involvement. We welcome you to explore the ways we are thinking about enhancing the educational experience for you, your students, and our teachers and staff. Share your interests with us here!

Support the Vendors

Support the Vendors Who Have Supported Parkside​– In this difficult time, we see that local restaurants are struggling. These vendors have supported us in our first year of operation, so please consider ordering take out from them. Every order helps.

  • Bonefish Grill South Pointe
  • Brixx Pizza
  • The Brunch Box
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Mi Cancun
  • Stone Theaters (gift card)
  • Chuy’s
  • Panera Bread
  • Subway
  • Johnny’s Pizza