Teach them (god's Word) to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

Deuteronomy 11:19

The words we live by

CHARACTER

COMMUNITY

Bible Curriculum and Chapel

Christian education is an important component to our students' daily lives and part of how we educate each student. Students in grades KP – 8 memorize bible verses, participate in theology classes, and attend chapel on a weekly basis. Positive Action is the curriculum that is used KP – 8th grade. The continuity of curriculum allows students a solid foundation in biblical principles. Students are taught that the Bible is the ultimate authority as it is God's written word. Denominational practices are not taught in the classroom.

Preschool:

Each week, our preschool students attend Chapel. Within the service, we pray, sing, collect an offering and hear a short message. Our messages are bible-based and our goal is to share classic bible stories with the children, while teaching them that God loves them and cares for them today and always.

 

Elementary:
Bible education is integrated into all subjects and is taught by the classroom teacher. Students have a daily bible lesson and/or devotional, as well as biweekly bible verses. Character education is incorporated into the Bible lessons through the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) and character traits. Each month focuses on a specific Fruit of the Spirit and character trait. Weekly chapel for elementary is on Wednesdays, and all Parkway families are invited to attend. As a part of the weekly chapel service, one student per classroom is acknowledged for the Fruit of the Spirit/Character Trait each week. Students sit with their classes and participate in a time of worship and a Bible lesson. Each classroom also takes a turn in presenting the chapel message.

Middle School:
As students enter Middle School, the focus switches to a personal understanding and faith in Jesus Christ. All middle school students take a Theology course as part of their classes. The curriculum begins in Genesis and by eighth grade, students have walked through the entire bible. Students also memorize and are tested biweekly on various Bible verses. Weekly chapel is for students only giving them the opportunity to develop and express their own relationship with Christ. Chapel includes a time of worship, a Bible lesson, communion and middle school video announcements.

Character

Student Organizations

Student organizations at Parkway Christian School play an integral part of the educational process. These opportunities are the perfect complement to the classroom, not because students learn how to become more proficient in certain subjects or activities, but because they learn how to become productive people in society. Valuable lessons in applied Christian ethics, morals and values, and leadership are learned in activities outside the classroom. Under the guidance of teachers, students gain a personal awareness of honesty and integrity with themselves and others.

Middle School Student Government


Students participate in activities to enhance the student life experience at Parkway Christian School. Students that are in this class run for office, provide service to teachers and staff, fundraise and provide school spirit opportunities for fellow students.




National Junior Honor Society


PCS participates in the National Junior Honor Society, a national organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. PCS middle school students become eligible for membership in the Panther Chapter of NJHS after the second semester of their 6th and 7th grade years by demonstrating excellence in the areas of service, scholarship, (GPA of 3.6 in core classes and Spanish), leadership, and citizenship. Once inducted, members are expected to maintain a 3.6 GPA in their core and Spanish classes, attend meetings, participate in various service projects throughout the year, including a minimum of 6 hours of service with one organization, and continue to show and grow in excellence. NJHS members are required to pay annual membership dues.




Safety Patrol


AAA School Safety Patrols benefit students, schools, and communities. Students gain safety awareness, leadership, teamwork, pride, citizenship and respect for law enforcement. Schools benefit from opportunities to promote traffic safety awareness, peer-to-peer education, character-building opportunities, a constructive outlet for students’ energy and a positive relationship with parents, law enforcement, and the overall community. Communities benefit from safer environments for pedestrians and motorists, a spirit of volunteerism and civic-mindedness, as well as, a positive collaboration with law enforcement.




Elementary Student Council


Students learn leadership and service through coordinating and and participating in various activities. Activities include volunteering, fundraising and service.




Community Service


Giving back and volunteering is a big part of being a PCS student. Parkway Christian School students gain an understanding of the importance of service leadership through various programs and activities. Most activities are coordinated by students and parents after seeing a need within the community. The following highlight some of the ways our students have reached out to their local community and the world: •Character Trait Education and Recognition •Seafarer’s House •Middle School Student Government •Jump Rope for Heart •National Junior Honor Society •Fire Safety Awareness •Elementary Student Council •Shamrocks for Muscular Dystrophy •Panther Cub Mentoring •Student of the Month (Town of Davie) •Safety Patrol •Monthly Spirit Days (monies collected go to various charities, i.e. Ronald McDonald House, JDRF, Haiti Outreach and many more) •Panther Pride •Pinnacle Award •Harvest Drive




Cub Program


Panther-Cub Mentoring Program enhances the student relationships among grade levels. Older students pair up with younger students in order to mentor and help them with various tasks.
Projects can take many forms. Here are just a few:
•Homework/class work help
•Tutoring
•Projects
•Reading/story time
•Eating lunch
•Playground time
•Special events/holidays





Community

Parkway Christian School is one body with many members. Working together, we can make the impossible a reality. There are so many different ways to help. Find out how you can use your talents or gifts to help the community at large. We are so appreciative to everyone who volunteers their time and resources to fulfill our school's mission.

If you aren't yet involved, contact Rebecca Bossman for more information.

Ways to Get Involved

PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization)


Membership in the PTO allows you to join with other interested parents, teachers and faculty members to improve opportunities for our Parkway Christian students. Your family’s membership dues help Parkway Christian by providing immediate funds for the needs of our students and teachers. Your contributions are used to provide a variety of enriching programs and activities for students, which would otherwise be unavailable. By joining the PTO and volunteering at the school, you will be investing in the lives and education of all the Parkway Christian students! The PTO would like to thank you for your continued prayers, generosity and support.




Annual Gala (Spring Event)


Our annual fundraiser allows us to spend an evening of fellowship, charity, and good times with one another. The event includes a delicious dinner, music, dancing, and silent and live auctions. The Gala night provides a great opportunity to unite our Parkway community as we share the common goal of raising funds to enhance our school and the education of our children. This year the monies raised from our Gala will go towards funding an indoor gymnasium with stage for school programs and performances. In order for us to reach our fundraising goals and to fuel our future successes, we count on the continued support of our generous donors and families with our upcoming silent and live auctions. Parkway Christian School donors and sponsors, not only help our school, but also promote their business and products to a target audience of nearly 250 attendees. Auction items will be displayed, individuals can bid and purchase tickets online at www.BiddingForGood.com/parkway increasing a company’s visibility to several hundred more supporters of Parkway Christian School who are not able to attend the Gala. If you or someone you know would like to donate an item or service to our annual gala, please email Rebecca Bossman, our Administrator of Program Advancement (rbossman@pcs-fl.net) or call her (954-424-6425).




Become a Volunteer


Volunteer Opportunities Our parent volunteers make Parkway Christian School great! There are many ways for parents and grandparents to get involved and help our school. Classroom Volunteering (includes but not limited to: centers, field trips, parties, etc.) School Store Media Center Parent Ambassador Program Special Events (i.e. Boosterthon, Grandparents Day, How Down, Book Fair, Christmas Shop, etc.) Lunch Room Volunteer - to volunteer click here http://vols.pt/ZP3Ukx




Legacy Walk


Parkway Christian School families can leave a lasting legacy both physically and monetarily. Parkway Christian School invites you to be a part of a very special commemorative opportunity and support the school with a one-time donation that will last a lifetime. The Legacy Walk (formerly known as The Children's Walk) is proudly displayed throughout the breezeway with commemorative bricks purchased by our Parkway families. Partner with us and leave a lasting memory. Buy a brick (or 2) for the school’s the Legacy Walk in honor of a child, in memory of a loved one, to recognize your company…or simply show your love of God and commitment to our children’s future. Bricks are $100 each 4” x 8” Bricks 3 Lines per Brick 20 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation) Contact Susan Smith, susansmith@pcs-fl.net, to leave your legacy today.




Box Tops


Probably the easiest way to give back– Box Tops for Education! For every Box Top you clip, Parkway Christian School will receive 10 cents. That may not sound like a lot, but it adds up quickly!




Amazon Smile


Support while you shop. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Parkway Christian School.




Spirit Day: Supporting Other Organizations


One Friday a month from September through May the school has an optional Spirit Day. Students may choose to dress out of uniform on these days for a minimum donation of $1 per student per day. The money collected goes to a different charity each month. Here are the chairties we support with links to their site: September 7 - Kid’s Cancer Awareness October 5 - Women’s Mission in Guatemala November 2 - Harvest Drive December 14 - Sheridan House Toy Drive January 11 - Sally Walker Scholarship February 8 - Jump Rope for Heart February 19-22 - Middle School Spirit Week March 1 - Sheridan House Single Mom Ministry April 12 - JDRF May 3 - Star Wars May the 4th





Sheridan House is a multifaceted ministry dedicated to helping families from our Parenting On Purpose radio broadcast to our Residential Boys’ Homes, Single Mom Ministry or our Counseling Centers.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.

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Their mission is simple: 
To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.