Steve Seskin PPES Song and Event

Park City Education Foundation and Mountain Town Music teamed up to bring educator, singer, and songwriter Steve Seskin to our schools this week. Steve and our own Parley’s Park 5th graders wrote a song about friendship, encouragement, and tenacity, called “Never Give Up.” They shared their work with the school in an assembly at the end of the day. On Friday, September 13, Steve will perform at the Eccles Center at Park City High School in a free concert for students and families.

Steve Seskin’s PPES song


Steve Seskin

Conference Signup

Parley’s Park Parent Teacher Conferences will be September 30th – October 4th, 2019

To give greater flexibility in scheduling parent/teacher conferences, Parley’s Park has now made conference schedules available online. Parent online sign up will start  September 18th, 2019 and run until midnight September 25th, 2019.
Parents will have the opportunity to access their teachers’ conference calendars and schedule a convenient conference time.  If you have not made an appointment by September 25th, teachers will pick a time for you and notify you in a take-home note or email just prior to the conference period.
The school welcomes you to come in and use one of our computers if you do not have internet access at home or work.  Alternatively, you may access the internet via the computers at your local library.
Please be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to efficiently schedule your appointments.  Remember, the appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  You will be receiving the easy to follow instructions from your child’s teacher. Thanks…

Join the School Community Council

The Parley’s Park Elementary School Community Council (SCC) is soliciting all elementary parents and guardians interested in serving on the 2019-2021 Council. The SCC consists of parents, teachers, and the Principal who meet monthly to review standardized testing results, help formulate the school improvement plan, make decisions regarding LAND Trust funds, and provide oversight in a number of other ways. This is a way to have significant impact with a relatively small time commitment. A link to the nomination form can be found by using the following  link SCC Election Form


Nominations should be submitted electronically by August 30. If you need access to a computer, contact the Parley’s Park Front Office at 435-645-5620. (Self-nominations are encouraged.)  Up to four parent representatives will be elected for a two-year term.

Questions?  Contact Jenny Wojcikowski, 

PCSD Open Disclosure Letters

Current Events

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This Week's News from the Principal / Noticias semanales del Director

Dear PPES Families,

I have been asked by several parents, “What’s your vision for Parley’s Park?” That question is complicated on many levels. First, as a member of a school district that is considered to be the best in Utah, it is important that PPES strives to live the mission of PCSD on a daily basis in its own unique way. Our district’s mission is, “Park City School District empowers students to develop their knowledge, skills, and potential as critical thinkers. We maximize resources for academic rigor and excellence through staff, programs, and technology that make learning relevant to the emerging world in which we live.” Additionally, its vision is to be “a district of choice that provides an innovative and excellent education to all students and fosters learning and success.” This vision and mission are two of the main reasons I chose to come to Parley’s Park; they resonate with me and my own educational beliefs and philosophies.

Second, the vision for Parley’s Park is not mine alone; it is a shared vision. I continue to be humbled by the unbelievably committed and capable faculty and staff, parents, guardians, and students at PPES. There is an ethos that exists at PPES that is vitally important to maintain while also evolving with the world around us. 

That said, I do have a belief of what I hope to see Parley’s know, do, and be. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, once said, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” In an America mired in standardized testing, it is sometimes hard to focus on anything other than “academic achievement.” However, I believe in developing the whole child and equally believe that who you are is as important as what you know. This translates into two things. First, my desire is for our students to be able to access, analyze, and synthesize information to creatively solve problems in an increasingly complex global society. Second, I believe they must also be taught courage, integrity, curiosity, respect, and empathy.

How does this translate into my vision for Parley’s Park Elementary School? While visions are often about the institution, mine is simply for our graduates and the hope that each will be able to use their heads, their hands, and their hearts – with the knowledge and the character traits referenced above – effectively in this ever-changing world. And while “test scores” and “achievement” matter, I am more concerned with having the best graduates rather than just the best students. Education is a long and complicated process, and Parley’s Park has been, is, and will be an important player in laying a strong foundation for our students academically, behaviorally, and emotionally to find success throughout their lives. I know that, together, our graduates will continue to change our world.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful place!



Daren M. Houck, Principal

Estimadas familias de PPES,

Varios padres me han preguntado: “¿Cuál es su visión para Parley’s Park?”. Esa pregunta es complicada en muchos niveles. Primero, como miembro de un distrito escolar que se considera el mejor en Utah, es importante que PPES se esfuerce por vivir la misión de PCSD a diario de una manera única. La misión de nuestro distrito es: “El Distrito Escolar de Park City capacita a los estudiantes para desarrollar sus conocimientos, habilidades y potencial como pensadores críticos. Maximizamos los recursos para el rigor académico y la excelencia a través del personal, los programas y la tecnología que hacen que el aprendizaje sea relevante para el mundo emergente en el que vivimos “. Además, su visión es ser  “un distrito de elección que brinde una educación innovadora y excelente para todos estudiantes y fomenta el aprendizaje y el éxito ”. Esta visión y misión son dos de las principales razones por las que elegí venir a Parley’s Park; resuenan conmigo y mis propias creencias y filosofías educativas.

Segundo, la visión para Parley’s Park no es solo mía; es una visión compartida. La facultad y el personal están increíblemente comprometidos y capaces, padres, tutores y estudiantes en PPES. Existe un sentimiento espiritual en PPES que es de vital importancia mantener mientras evoluciona con el mundo que nos rodea.

Dicho esto, creo en lo que espero ver que Parley’s Park, que se haga y sea. Franklin D. Roosevelt,  32º

Presidente de los Estados Unidos, dijo una vez: “No siempre podemos construir el futuro para nuestra juventud, pero podemos construir nuestra juventud para el futuro”.  En un Estados Unidos sumido en pruebas estandarizadas, a veces es difícil centrarse en cualquier otra cosa que no sea “logro académico”. Sin embargo, creo en el desarrollo integral del niño e igualmente creo que quién es usted es tan importante como lo que sabe. Esto se traduce en dos cosas. Primero, mi deseo es que nuestros estudiantes puedan acceder, analizar y sintetizar información para resolver problemas creativamente en una sociedad global cada vez más compleja. En segundo lugar, creo que también se les debe enseñar coraje, integridad, curiosidad, respeto y empatía.

¿Cómo se traduce esto en mi visión para la Escuela Primaria Parley’s Park? Si bien las visiones a menudo son sobre la institución, la mía es simplemente para nuestros graduados y la esperanza de que cada uno pueda usar sus cabezas, sus manos y sus corazones, con el conocimiento y los rasgos de carácter mencionados anteriormente, de manera efectiva en este cambio constante mundo. Y aunque los “puntajes de las pruebas” y los “logros” son importantes, me preocupa más tener los mejores graduados en lugar de solo los mejores estudiantes. La educación es un proceso largo y complicado, y Parley’s Park ha sido, es y será un lugar importante para establecer una base sólida para que nuestros estudiantes tengan éxito académico, conductual y emocional para encontrar el éxito a lo largo de sus vidas. Sé que, juntos, nuestros graduados continuarán cambiando nuestro mundo.


¡Gracias por permitirme ser parte de un lugar tan maravilloso!


~ Daren

Daren M. Houck, Director


Kindergarten for 2019-20

2019-20 New and Current Student Registration Now Open

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For more informaiton regarding registration please click on our Registration Information Page.

Kindergarten picture Welcome to kindergarten!  Please make sure you have completed the registration process and that you have signed your incoming kindergartener up for an assessment time.  Assessments will be August 15th and 16th at PPES. Click here _SIGN UP_

Kindergarten Registration

Specialist A-F Calendar

Calendar 2019-20 / Calendario 2019-20


RISE testing

Healthier Lunch Menu Coming to Parley's Park Elementary

Healthier Menu for PPES

Registration Information for New Families

Contact our Parley’s Park Welcoming Committee at Welcoming Committee Webpage for a tour and basic school information. Contact main office for registration information. [read more=”More” less=”Close”] Registration process includes providing secretary/registrar with the following REQUIRED documents:

  • current immunizations
  • vision screening for kindergarten students
  • proof of residency is required every year – Proof of Residency
  • guardianship papers
  • name/address/phone/fax or school last attended
  • copy of student’s birth certificate

Registration is not complete until the above information is provided to the school Once all information is received and you are living in the district, your student will be entered into our database/scheduling system Transferring from Charters: Weilenmann School of Discovery or The Winter Sports School Per district policy, if you currently live within the district boundary, and your student is currently attending Weilenmann School of Discovery or The Winter Sports School, and you would like them to enroll in Park City School District for the 2014-2015 school year, you must notify the district in writing no later than June 30, 2014 of your intention to enroll your student. After June 30, 2014, you must complete an Open Enrollment form at the district office, and approval will be based on space availability. [/read]

Principal Daren Houck 4600 Silver Springs Drive Park City, UT 84098 Phone: 435-645-5620 Fax: 435-645-5629 School Hours MTWTh 8:15 am – 3:05 pm F 8:15 am – 12:30 pm Office Hours 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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