The Parsons Happenings
August 14, 2020
WE ARE PARSONS STRONG AND READY!
A Message From Your Proud Principal
Manny shared with us the POWER that the ONE teacher, ONE coach, ONE administrator, ONE counselor and ONE homeless man on a park bench had on him. He went on to challenge each of us to be the POWER OF ONE. The ONE who becomes a student of their students. ONE that allows ALL students to see themselves through our teaching, ONE who makes ALL students thirsty for learning.
Manny Scott inspired us to:
- Remember our "Why" - Why do we show up each day?
- Get a new lens through which to see students, their families, and ourselves.
- Have self-awareness that allows you to build bridges into the lives of our students, staff, and co-workers.
- A renewed heart to show up for kids
Well, I want to assure you that WE, the Parsons' Staff, are dedicated to being the ONE for each of our students. The Parsons' community is the ONE who will ensure that our kiddos are 'Achieving and Believing'.
Thank you for your continued support and being apart of our ONE!
Return to School Parent Preference Survey
Parents completed the Gwinnett County Public Schools' Return to School Parent Survey at the beginning of July. The district recently mailed out parent letters stating parent preference from the July survey. Well, circumstances changed and we would like to get the most up to date parent preference for each student at Parsons. Please complete the Google Form attached for each of your children who attend Parsons by Wednesday, August 19th. We will use this updated information to support the recent phase in plan for returning in person.
Curbside pickup procedures SY20/21
Students and their parents or guardians may pick up breakfast and lunch meals at any school within their cluster. We will use ID cards with our scanners to charge student accounts. Meals are not free unless the student is participating in the Gwinnett County Public Schools Free and Reduced Priced Meal Plan. The application for free or reduced meals must be completed every school year. To access the application go to http://gwinnett.schoollunchstatus.com .
Students will not be able to charge meals at this time. Please use MyPaymentsPlus to add money to student accounts.
We will offer curbside pickup in front of the school from 11:15am to 1:15pm, Monday through Thursday. Thursday students will have the option to take breakfast and/or lunch meals for Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be offered at the same time.
We have a two-week rotating menu. We will offer two vegetables and one fruit with each entrée.
Menu for the Week of August 10:
Monday: Asian Chicken bites
Wednesday: Chicken nuggets
Menu for the Week of August 17:
Monday: Corn dogs
Tuesday: Chicken Dill bites
Wednesday: Chicken sandwich
August 24th we will return to the Week 1 menu and will continue to rotate the menu there after.
Please contact Nicole Nowell, Cafeteria Manager, at Nikole.Nowell@gcpsk12.org or
(678) 512-6010 with any questions.
Virtual Curriculum Nights
- Tuesday, August 25th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for Grades 3, 4, & 5
- Thursday, August 27th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for Grades Pre-K, K, 1 & 2
Please sign off on the following forms in MyPaymentsPlus
The orientation forms are...
The Parsons Parent/Student Handbook
The GCPS Parent/Student Handbook
Grade Level AKS
Please consider contributing for the following items in MyPaymentsPlus
The contributions are...
Clinic Supply Contribution
Social Studies Weekly for 2nd and 4th Grade ONLY
Technology Supply Contribution
Using a Chromebook for Digital Learning?
Need School Supplies?
Newly Updated Parent Portal
Newly Updated Student Portal
Locating Your Teacher's eCLASS Course Page
Is your child having eCLASS password problems?
- Contact your teacher if you are unable to log into eCLASS. They will assist you with resetting your password. The password is often reset to your student number.
- If you are a new student or if your password has been reset by your teacher, you may need to activate your eCLASS account. Follow these steps to activate your account. *Begin at step 1 of the document.
Curbside Media Center Services
Students are still not able to access the Media Catalog through the portal as of now. We hope this will be resolved soon. In the meantime, you can use this form to request up to 6 books. You will still be receiving the number of books listed on the flyer for your grade level. Please try to access the Media Catalog first before using this alternate form. Hope to see you for checkout in the Car Rider Lane next week! Please refer to the flyer for your pickup day and time.
The first curbside pick up will be the week of August 17th. Click below for an informational flyer about curbside pick up.
Please use this Google form to reserve books if the Media Catalog is not working.
Please view the video below to learn more about how to put your books on hold.