Important Information

Student Registration Begins:

July 14, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Student Orientation for CITY Gifted Program:

August 13, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Student Orientations:

6th grade: August 14, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Updated as of 7/21/2014

7th and 8th grade Orientations will take place on Friday, August 15, 2015 (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM)

All orientations will take place in the Performing Arts Theater.

FREE Back To School Immunizations

Florida Department of Health in Broward County offers
FREE Back To School Immunizations
(Broward County, FL) – The Florida Department of Health in Broward County will offer free immunizations for school age children (up to age 18) during the month of August inside the Lauderhill Mall, located at 1299E NW 40th Avenue in the City of Lauderhill, FL.

Parents and guardians are advised to prepare early and get the required immunizations for their child/children before the school rush.

IMMUNIZATIONS will be offered on the following dates and times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
August 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18 & 19    -      9:00am to 3:00pm
Monday & Tuesday – August 18 & 19 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday     August 7 & 14   -   9:00am to 7:00pm
School physicals and religious exemptions will not be provided at this location.  For information on school physicals and religious exemptions call (954) 467-4705.

Florida requires certain vaccines to be administered before children may enroll and attend childcare and school. For information on immunization schedules visit: or call, (954) 467-4705.

In order to be vaccinated, each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian should remember to bring the child’s immunization records.

Free Immunizations, Face Painting, Family Entertainment, Lauderhill Mall shop discounts
Enrollment for: Florida KidCare (Health insurance for children), WIC (Women, Infants & Children nutrition program), Free & Reduced School Lunch program

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Summer Reading Challenge & Summer Literacy Adventure

Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott and the Florida Department of Education’s Just Read, Florida! Office proudly announce the 2014 Summer Literacy Adventure. As summer is fast approaching, we encourage schools, students and parents to prepare for the summer break by participating in this fun challenge to have your students read during the break. The 2014 Summer Literacy Adventure is geared to help children stay on target, motivated and excited about reading and literacy. It is important for students to spend time reading and writing on a regular basis whether the student is a beginning or proficient reader.

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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Camps

The summer is almost upon us, school will be out next week and of course you have plans for your kids, or grandchildren?

No? Well, have no fear, there are plenty of options to choose from and the staff of the Broward Cultural Division has compiled a long list of arts camps for you!

Whether you live on the west side of Broward in Coral Springs, Weston, or Southwest Ranches; or on the east side near Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach, there are so many arts-related programs that will engage children.

Let us know which program you try and what you liked about it. You can email us at

Happy Summer!

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AFTER School Awards

Dear Afterschool fans,

It’s that time again! The fourth annual Afterschool Awards are back and bigger than before, offering students up to $20,000 for achievement in extracurricular activities. Budding elementary, middle and junior high school students are invited to enter the contest through June 23, 2014 in four categories: Community Service, Music & Arts, Science and Sports.

Supported by JCPenney, IZOD and LA Models, the Afterschool Awards help kids turn their educational goals into a reality. Ask your students to enter online now. A judging panel will choose twelve semifinalists, three in each category, for public voting July 4 – August 10, 2014. The four winners will be announced during a live web broadcast at the Afterschool Awards website on August 15, 2014. So spread the word about the Afterschool Awards – tell your schools, tell your students, tell your kids – and don’t miss this chance to recognize extraordinary achievement beyond the classroom.

For more information, official rules and how to enter, please visit


Yours truly,

The Afterschool Awards

Parkway Middle School Chess Teams Wins 1st Place Individual and 4th Place Team Trophies @ The Epicure Grand Prix Chess Tournament

The annual Epicure Grand Prix Chess Tournament, hosted by Miami Country Day School, consists of 6 individual rounds with 5 games per round. The tournament began in September 2013 and ended May 3rd 2014. In addition to individual round trophies, trophies are awarded for the 6 round cumulative winners.  1st

Parkway City Academy fifth grade student, Jake Myers, won the 1st place overall K-5 tournament trophy and a $300 Best Buy gift certificate for ranking 1st out of 85 students in the K-5 division. Parkway’s team was ranked 4th overall out of nine teams at the start of Round 6, although the final overall team winners have not yet been announced.

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Quin’s Quest

Super Congratulations to Quin Nardone.  Quin is a a piano student at Parkway School of the Arts who recently was selected to play in the Chopin Concert by the Chopin Foundation. Quin is an extraordinary individual who is an extremely dedicated pianist and who practices and performs daily.  Quin’s most recent accomplishments were at the State of Florida Piano Competition where he scored First Place is Sight Play where you get 60 seconds to look at a totally foreign piece of music.  You must not only play flawlessly, but also interpret the work.  As if that weren’t enough, he placed Second in Concerto and Second in Solo.  Then on to the Finale where he placed Third in Hymns.  Quin has piano lessons at Parkway, but he is tutored by a private piano teacher and is worked with daily by his mother Ella Nardone.  Fabulous student, fabulous accomplishments, fabulous family.  If you want Quin’s autograph, just call me.