October 5, 2019, Updated Conference Information
Upcoming Key Dates

  • October 10 and 15: Conferences, 4-7 p.m.
  • October 10: Flu Clinic
  • October 16: Base Camp (6th) Field Study to Lyndale Park Rose Garden
  • October 17-18: MEA--No School
Fall Conferences

Parkway will be holding its fall conferences on Thursday, October 10, and Tuesday, October 15, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Conferences are a great time to visit with your student's teachers about how the school year is going so far.

At the middle school level, conferences are a pop-in event. You show up and find time to meet with each of your student's teachers separately during your visit. Basecamp (sixth-grade) will be in the media center, specialists (electives) will be in the cafeteria , and Tree House and North Shore (seventh- and eighth-grade) teachers will be available in the gym and cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you there.
EDL Delayed

The start date for Extended Day for Learning (EDL) has been moved back two weeks due to a statewide shortage of bus drivers. The revised start date for EDL programs will be the week of Oct. 21, and it will end the week of May 11. The original start date for EDL programs was the week of Oct. 7.

To fulfill the focused, alternative learning opportunities that EDL provides to support student achievement, we have added a week of EDL programming in May.

We are optimistic that bus drivers can be found within the next couple of weeks to provide EDL transportation. Our Transportation Department is working hard to secure additional contracts with other transportation vendors for the revised start of EDL. We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may cause. If you have questions, please contact the Department of Alternative Education at 651-744-8020.
Mental Health Services at Parkway

´╗┐New this year--Parkway has mental health services on-site and during the school day! The goal of school-based mental health services is to support students who may be experiencing things that are getting in the way of school success, like anger, worry, trauma, conflict, or sadness. If you think your child would benefit from this individual support, please contact a Parkway counselor or social worker.
Parkway PTO
About the PTO

The Parkway PTO is a group of Parkway parents that join together to serve as an avenue for parents, students, teachers, and Parkway staff to come together and share their opinions and concerns in order to enhance the educational quality and learning experience of the students.

The participation and involvement of all parents, students, staff, and teachers is highly encouraged and welcomed.

Find out more information about PTO meetings and events by joining the Parkway Montessori PTO Facebook page.
Desserts for Teachers!

Conferences are on October 10th and 15th this year and the Parkway teachers will be hard at work all night. The Parkway Montessori PTO is providing sweet treats to keep the teachers going throughout conferences. 

If you are able to provide some snacks, please select the date and snack you are able to provide. Snacks should be dropped off on your selected conference date between 3pm and 4pm. 

Please sign up using our Sign Up Genius form.
Flu Clinic

Date: 10/10/19
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (during conferences)
Location: Parkway health office (1207)

Why should you get a flu shot?
Getting a flu vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself, your family, your coworkers, and our community from the flu (CDC). Available to students and families with or without insurance. Please bring insurance ID card if available.
Event in the Community
SPPS Multilingual Learning Presents: Kao Kalia Yang, Local Author

The St. Paul Public Schools Office of Multilingual Learning will be holding a book launch event on Friday, October 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Nokomis Montessori North. The event will celebrate the release of St. Paul author Kao Kalia Yang's new book, A Map into the World.
Parkway Athletics

Tuesday, 10/8
  • Flag Football @ Ramsey | 3:45 p.m.
  • Girls Soccer vs. Ramsey @ Conway | 3:45 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs. Ramsey | 3:45 p.m.
  • Boys Soccer vs. Ramsey @ Merriam Park | 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10/10
  • Flag Football @ AIMS | 4:30 p.m.
  • Volleyball @ AIMS | 4:30 p.m.
Parkway Montessori and Community School
 1363 Bush Avenue
 St. Paul, MN 55106 
 Telephone 651.744.1000
 Ms McBride, Principal