Parsons Partyline

Friday, February 5, 2016

Local Heros

This week we celebrated Mona Vosough. We appreciate her dedication to Parsons ES, our teachers and students.


Thank you Sharon and Landa for sharing the new Safari Montage resource on Tuesday morning!


It is with sincere appreciation that I thank you for all of your work and preparation for STEM Night. Our families were so thankful and pleased with the event. The attendance was wonderful and you could see and feel the enthusiasm of the students. Without you, the night would not have been a success.


We are sending four finalist to the GCPS Regional Science Fair. Michaela has done a fantastic job walking our 5th grade students through the process and providing guidance in preparing their projects. Thank you also to those of you who took the time to serve as judges.

Student Safety

I can't quite describe the alarming feeling of becoming aware a student is not accounted. We need the assistance of EVERYONE in keeping our students safe. These are practices that we must implement consistently. Thank you ahead of time to those who are already doing this.


Please continue to do the following:

*Stand at your door in the morning. Every additional adult eye helps to monitor student behavior and increase student safety.

*Have students travel with a buddy if they are not traveling with the class.

*Please make sure an adult is always present in the classroom with students. If you need to leave your room, have another adult stand between the two rooms, if you share a door with another classroom, or call the office for an administrator to assist with coverage.

*Please do not leave children in the halls working without direct adult supervision.


Thank you for everything you do each and everyday to keep our students safe.

Morning Calls

Please submit your leave in AESOP as soon as you know you need to be out. If you need to submit leave and/or request a sub and it is after 5:00 AM, please call Tamara at 770-595-4786 so that I can begin coordinating coverage with Cynthia.

Student Council

Coming Friday, February 12 - Parsons’ School Store!


The Student Council is sponsoring a fundraiser to support the North Gwinnett Coop. The North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries is an organization that provides food, clothing, utility and prescription medication assistance to residents of Buford, Sugar Hill and Suwanee, GA. To help support this organization, we will be selling specialty pencils, erasers, and pencil sharpeners on February 12, February 26, March 10, and March 25. Items will range in price from $1.00 to $2.00. Help us support this worthy cause

The Week at a Glance

February 8

Chess Club

Tennis Club

Computer Club

Readers Rally

February 9

7:30 arrival ~ Staff meeting moved to February 15, 2016

2nd Grade Fieldtrip ~ Center for Puppetry Arts

Guitar Club

Mrs. Osemwengie hosting vising teachers ~ Professional Learning Room ~ 3:00 - 5:00 pm

February 10

Grade Level Professional Learning

Kindergarten in house visit from Dentist ~ Dr. Lail (10:00 - 11:00 am)

Visit from Valic representative ~ 9:00 am (Office Conference Room)

February 11

Learning Through the Arts ~ Simple Machines ~ 4th Grade (9:15 am ~ Media Center)

Learning Through the Arts ~ Scientific Process ~ 3rd Grade (2:00 pm ~ Media Center)

Grade Level Planning

Parsons hosting Principal cluster meeting ~ 11:30 am (Office Conference Room)

Leadership Meeting ~ 3:45 pm

February 12

Label Ladies ~ Box Tops

Building Level Team Meeting ~ 9:00 am (Office Conference Room)

Light it Up Blue day ~ Autism Speaks fundraiser

Looking Ahead

February 15

Teacher Planning Day / Student Holiday

Staff Meeting

February 16

7:30 arrival ~ No meeting

Bookfair Preview begins

Guitar Club

Spanish Club

February 17

Grade Level Professional Learning

Learning Through the Arts ~ 2nd Grade ~ A for Anansi/ B for Brerrabbit ~ Cafeteria (9:15 am)

February 18

Grade Level Planning

February 19

Crazy Hair/Hat Day

School Tour ~ New Families