Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Weekly COVID-19 Testing at Parkwood: If you haven't already, please consider registering your child for weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing at Parkwood. This helps Parkwood staff monitor and reduce the spread of the virus. The test is quick and gentle (not the kind that "tickles the brain"), and results are confidential and available within hours.

You can register your child at any time during the school year using this link:
https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-dur-678-students You only need to complete this form once to consent to weekly testing.

About Us

​​​Supporting students, families, school, and community by embracing change, choosing joy, and showing pride!


The Parkwood Elementary PTA​...

Supports the Administration, Teaching & Support Staff by strengthening relationships and building community.

Supports Teachers by providing food and snacks for meetings and trainings; stocking workrooms with snacks and beverages; and shopping for classroom supplies and other materials.

Supports the local community through Holiday Gift Giving, providing holiday gifts to children.

Through its partnership with the Parktown Food Hub & the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, supports the local community through food distribution to hundreds of families in need.

Supports DPS Teachers & Staff through the Teacher's Food Pantry.

Supports DPS Students through the Welcome Back Backpack Giveaway, providing new backpacks filled much needed school supplies.

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What Does it Take to Become a National PTA School of Excellence?

National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. By enrolling in this program, your PTA and school administrators are making a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and Transformative Family Engagement.

Those that exhibit improvement are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years. Honorees receive celebration tools and automatic consideration for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award and a $2,000 grant for their school. PTAs are encouraged to renew their designation each year, or every other year, to continue to build on their momentum.

Parkwood Elementary PTA
Durham, NC
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