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 is a 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 having bi-weekly Bible verses for memorization. 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 grades is on Wednesdays, and all Parkway families are invited to attend (Chapel is currently closed to family members). During each week's chapel service, one student per classroom is acknowledged for the Fruit of the Spirit/Character Trait. 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 bi-weekly 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.

OCT 2 - JAN 2 | Sentido: New Paintings by Bob Nugent


Sentido: New Paintings by Bob Nugent October 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022 Reception: Saturday, October 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m. ––––––––––– Every year Bob Nugent travels to the jungles of Brazil, to find imagery and inspiration for his work. Within these seemingly abstracted visions are exquisite depictions of the vibrancy of this fast disappearing of the terrain. This exhibition will be accompanied by a musical score composed by Richard Derwingson and orchestrated by Scot Derwingson-Peacock (all music pre-recorded).




SEPT 18 - JAN 16 | Robert-Jean Ray: Seasons of Change


Robert-Jean Ray September 18, 2021 - January 16, 2022 Reception: Saturday, October 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m. ––––––––––– The small-scale collage and paintings of Robert-Jean Ray reflect the artist’s response to life in an urbanized existence, in his case, the inner-city of Sacramento as experienced by a bi-racial/multi-cultural male of European and African lineage. The intimate size of the works requires the viewer to view them up close, further drawing them into the vision of the artist.




SEPT 18 - JAN 16 | Dora Duan, Unsettled and Miles Away


Dora Duan An Exhibition in Two Parts: Unsettled and Miles Away September 18, 2021 - January 16, 2022 Reception: Saturday, October 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m. ––––––––––– Dora Duan is an award winning fine art photographer. She grew up in China, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Duan started her career in California as a software engineer. During the time she worked in San Francisco, her office was across the street of Academy of Art University campus, she often dreamed about taking the adventure to art school someday, as her passion in photography traces back to her childhood. Duan started a photography studio in 2012, and then pursued a MFA degree at Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Duan’s fine art work emphasizes the emotional content within her and creates photographs that share her personal experience on a psychological level. Her work evokes emotional connections with her viewers by using minimal visual elements and aesthetic aspects.
Check out what the the largest Chinese newspaper in United States, World Journal, has been saying about her work!
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OCT 2 - JAN 16 | Raja GuhaThakurta: Windows into the Soul


Raja GuhaThakurta: Windows into the Soul
October 2, 2021 - January 16, 2022
Reception: Saturday, October 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
––––––––––– The drawings of Raja GuhaThakurta are rich with intricate detail and design. Images of loved ones and individuals of importance to the artist are enriched by designs of cultural significance and hints at his life in Science. GuhaThakurta, in addition to his life as an artist, is one of the leading astrophysicists exploring the very fabric of our universe. Through his drawings, both his artistic and scientific lives find voice.




OCT 2 - NOV 28 | Breaking Free Sculpture Exhibition


Breaking Free Sculpture Exhibition sponsored by the Santa Clara Cultural Commission October 2 - November 28, 2021 Reception: Saturday, October 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Earlier this year the City of Santa Clara held its sculpture completion, the theme of which was Breaking Free. This year’s competition was unlike all previous, given the restrictions and protocols resulting from COVID-19, which made a full public exhibition of the selected works. The Triton Museum of Art was pleased to have been able to somewhat counter those restrictions by producing a Pocket Exhibition video.
In a further effort to assist the Santa Clara Cultural Commission, in light of the many changes in County mandated public access, The Triton Museum of Art is pleased to showcase the three award winning works by Jennifer Lay, Oleg Lobykin, and Elizabeth Jimenez Montelongo, from October 2 through November 28, 2021. Congratulations to all!




Special Temporary Exhibition | Arrrf: Grrrrrr… Arf Arf Arf


Arrrf: Grrrrrr… Arf Arf Arf (Dogs from the Permanent Collection)
ARRF! Come down to the Triton Museum to see a special exhibition now on display. Whether you are having a RUFF day or not, this new exhibition of works from the Permanent Collection will have a PAW-sitive impact on you! ARRF!





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 both a silent and live auction. 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, increasing a company's visibility to several hundred more supporters of PCS who are unable to attend the Gala. Auction items will be displayed and individuals can bid and purchase tickets online at www.BiddingForGood.com/parkway 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


Our parent volunteers make Parkway Christian School great! There are many ways for parents and grandparents to get involved and help our school. Current Opportunities:

  • 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.)




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 Melissa Eshleman at meshleman@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 when you have Parkway Christian School as your selected charity.




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 - Kid’s Cancer Awareness October - Hope For The Warriors November - Harvest Drive December - Sheridan House Toy Drive January - Sally Walker Scholarship February - Gratitude and Kindness Campaign March - JDRF March 14- 18 - Middle School Spirit Week April - Sheridan House Single Moms Ministry May - 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.