The Parsons Happenings
Friday, December 20, 2019
A Message from Proud Principal, Laura Clark
Growing up, I can remember rushing to the driveway to get the Sunday paper because I absolutely loved the comics. Calvin and Hobbes was one of my favorites. As I was cleaning out a drawer this week I ran across a laminated copy of the December 31, 1995 Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. At first I really did not know why I had this in my drawer but then I remembered...this was the very last Calvin and Hobbes art comic strip to be published and I remember thinking how important the message was. As you look toward the New Year, I hope you embrace the year of possibilities and do amazing things on your 'big white sheet of paper'.
Enjoy the holiday season with your family and I look forward to seeing all our students back on Monday, January 6th, 2020! I am truly blessed to serve this wonderful community!
Proud to be your Principal,
PTA Fundraiser Update: The Chromebooks have been delivered!
Georgia Student Health Survey for Grades 3-5
If you would like to see the survey questions, you may stop by the front office to obtain a copy or you may view them here.
New Teacher Email Addresses
Parents can continue to email teachers at their "old" email addresses. This email should continue to work as well. However, we know that with anything new there can always be a few glitches. Please contact the office if you have any issues with emailing teachers or staff.
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Week at a Glance
2nd Semester Begins
Readers Rally ~ 7:30 am
Books with Badges 1st Grade ~ 1:30 pm
Books with Badges 2nd Grade ~ 9:45 am
Girls Who Code ~ 3:30 pm
World Citizens ~ 7:45 am
Witzzle Pro ~ 7:40 am
Student Council ~ 7:45 am
PTA Board Meeting ~ 9:00 am
Report Cards Go Home
20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
In celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. will host our 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Moore Middle School. All students and their families are invited to attend the celebration. The theme will be “The time is always right to do what is right”. We are proud to announce Lauren Seroyer is our Parade Grand Marshal! Lauren is a graduate of Peachtree Ridge High School class of 2018.
The celebration includes a parade, health fair, performances by students, and vendors. The 2020 celebration will also highlight artwork by Gwinnett County students. We encourage students of all ages to submit their artwork. All submitted work must be created entirely by th student artist and received in the front office no later than Monday, January 13, 2020.
Artists, whose artwork is selected to represent their schools, will receive a certificate.
Art Specifications Based on “The time is always right to do what is right”
1. Submit only one piece of artwork per student in any two-dimensional medium (no three-dimensional).
2. All entries must be no smaller than 9” x 12” and no larger than 18” x 24”.
3. Artwork must be mounted.
4. All artwork must be GCPS student original work.
January PTA Board Meeting
Friday, January 10, 2020
Come and participate and be a part of what is going on at Parsons ES!
For assistance in updating contact information on the parent portal, please visit https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/11430.
School Closed for Winter Break
Monday, December 23 - Friday, January 3rd
Students will return Monday, January 6, 2020!
Parsons Elementary School Vision and Mission
Vision: The vision of Parsons Elementary is to become a school of choice with a welcoming, safe and secure environment that provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to compete successfully in the 21st century and to be compassionate, conscientious, and productive leaders and citizens for our community, country, and world.
Mission: Parsons Elementary is a learning community that promotes individual academic excellence with a commitment to continuous improvement.
Motto: Achieving and believing
¨ All students can learn.
¨ Student learning is the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.
¨ Students learn in different ways and need to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills as well as be actively engaged in solving problems and producing quality work.
¨ Our commitment to continuous improvement is imperative so our school can enable students to become confident, self-directed life-long learners.
¨ A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
¨ Teachers, administrators, parents, and community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.