The Parsons Happenings

September 24, 2021

In this edition...

Kiss the Pig Fundraiser Reward

Cub of the Month

2022-2023 Calendar Options & Feedback

Coffee and Conversation with Administration

School Improvement Plan (LSPI)

Parsons was aired on GCPS TV

Korean Education Center of Atlanta Donation

Advisory Council

Afternoon Transportation

Student Check Out

Autism Walk 2021

Masks are Required

GCPS is Hiring Bus Drivers

Parsons on Social Media

Calendar of Events

PTA Happenings

Business Partners

Kiss the Pig Fundraiser Reward

Thank you for raising $32,500 during our PTA Fundraiser! Since the students exceeded our goal, the Administrators had to kiss a pig! A REAL PIG!!! Check out the highlights below.
Kiss the Pig Celebration
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Cub of the Month

Each month, a student from each classroom will be selected by their teacher for Cub of the Month. Students are chosen for their ROAR behaviors: Respectful, Organized, Achieving, and Responsible. The Cub of the Month bulletin board is located in our main hallway and each student's picture and a short description of their ROAR behaviors is noted. It is with great PRIDE I get to share with you our first month's recipients.


Kindergarten:

Esther Seo - J. Kim

Kailah Flemons – Turk

Briggitte Carrero Castro - Her

Lennox Smith - Wren

Lakai Volkoff - Gambrell

Abigail Liben - Bradley


First Grade:

Olivia Oh - Na

Quinn Ray - Isom-Jones

Jiyul Jang - Park

Amy Lee - Im

Anaya Panjwani – Lee

Kaylin White - Pipe


Second Grade:

Teagan Zheng - Sheets

Laura Abreu-Pratt - Miller

Rodrigo Ramirez Martinez - Arrington

Zorian Hibbert - Cline

Eunyoung Song - Monaco

Zoey Oh - M. Kim


Third Grade:

Enoch Ahn - Gilfillan

Aaliyah Taylor - Cummings

Cadence Robertson - Bonds

Mason Wong - Holmes

Esther Cho - Vengurlekar


Fourth Grade:

Mia Abreu - Asztalos

Laila Campbell - Bell

Kidus Ayalew - Piper

Emma Luca - Lawson

Ari Chun - Melts

Ayn Im - Yi


Fifth Grade:

Yejin Kim - Davis

The Anh (Tommy) Nguyen - Patterson

Hannah Brewer - Rogers

Archan Morajkar - Vickers

GCPS Calendar Options for 2022-2023

Calendar Options Feedback

GCPS would like your feedback on the 2022-2023 Calendar Options. Please review the three options above and provide your feedback using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSce-Yn4Ghr1gz8JME6SNUx5fDz3v3KDZwe6uV5QUmtnZcCjbg/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Each year, our school sets instructional goals to improve student achievement. Click the link below to review this school year's Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI).

Parsons on GCPS TV

GCPS TV aired the Atlanta Korean American Committee Book Donation that took place last week at Parsons. This is just a snapshot of what the Parsons community is doing to ensure our students understand and value diversity in our society. Click on the link to view the short video.

https://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/gcpstv/videos/news/focus/610921462

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A special thank you to the Korean Education Center of Atlanta for their donation of $12,000 in support of our school's Korean Dual Lanuguage Immersion Program. This money will be used to support the purchase of resources. We are so appreciative of their partnership.

Advisory Council

Looking for some parents to join the School Counseling Advisory Council! The role of the Advisory Council is to contribute to the improvement of the School Counseling program, primarily by providing feedback on program goals, reviewing program results, and making recommendations about the School Counseling program. This council provides a way for us to collaborate with each other on how to best serve our students.


Typically, the Advisory Council meets twice during the year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. This year, our Fall meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd and our Spring meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 11th. Both meetings will last from 7:45-8:15 am.


If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Mona Vosough at mona.vosough@gcpsk12.org.

Afternoon Transportation

All transportation changes must be made in writing. Whenever you need to make a change to your child's afternoon transportation plan, please complete an Afternoon Transportation Change Form in the front office no later than 12:00 PM the day of the change. We will utilize this form to create the appropriate afternoon transportation pass. Please remember the GCPS Bus Rule: no passes will be issued for play dates, birthdays, weekend sleepovers, etc. For security reasons, we DO NOT accept transportation changes through phone calls or emails.

Student Check Out

Anyone checking out a child must present photo identification and be listed in our system as someone able to have access to the student. If you need to make changes to your list of approved emergency contacts, you may make changes on the Parent Portal or stop by the office to update this information. As a reminder, students may NOT be checked out after 3:00 PM. For assistance in updating contact information on the Parent Portal, please visit https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/11430.
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Autism Walk 2021

Thank you so much for your support with Autism Awareness here at Parsons ES. We raised $559.78 with your support this year. There is still time to make donations online using the link below. Look for "Team Parsons" when making your donations. Please follow these steps when donating: https://www.autismspeaks.org/

1. Click on Walk - click on Find Your Walk - enter this zip code 30034

2. Click on Atlanta Walk - register

3. Click on Donate - and enter the name "Kate Osemwengie". Then click on "search for participate"

4. Click on my name and enter "Parsons" for the team name

5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Kate Osemwengie" to donate.


We have 32 days until our Annual Autism Walk this year. It will be held on 10/10/2021, at Atlantic Station (Pinnacle Lot) 1371 Market Street, Atlanta, GA 30363.


Please try to register to join our team before the walk. We are planning to leave our school parking lot on 10/10/21, at 8 AM. The opening ceremonies begin at 9:00 AM. The walk starts at 9:30 AM and should conclude before noon.


Due to COVID-19, we will maintain safety precautions by wearing a mask if you would like to carpool. You're welcome to drive downtown as well. Don't forget to wear your Autism t-shirt to show your support. Please let me know if you're planning to join us for the Walk. Hope you can join us this year. Come and experience a fun and relaxing atmosphere.


Thank you,

Pre-K Team

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Parsons on Social Media

Follow Parsons Elementary on Facebook and Instagram!

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/parsons_elementary/

Search: parsons_elementary

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ParsonsES/

Search: Parsons Elementary School

@ParsonsES

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Monday, September 27, 2021

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Reflections Art Entries Collected
  • 7:30 am ~ Readers Rally
  • 9:15 am ~ Coffee with Administration ~ Pre K and Kindergarten Parents (Cafeteria)
  • 1:00 pm ~ Books with Badges


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

  • Shemini Atzeret (Eight Day of Assembly - Jewish)
  • Reflections Art Entries Collected
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean Language/Homework Help


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • Simchat Torah (Jewish)
  • 7:45 am ~ Student Council
  • 9:15 am ~ Coffee w/Administration 1st Grade Parents (Cafeteria)


Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • 9:15 am ~ Coffee with Administration ~ 2nd & 3rd Grade Parents (Cafeteria)
  • Books with Badges
  • 3:30 pm ~ i9 Sports (Gym)
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean Language/Homework Help After School Club


Friday, October 1, 2021

  • Czech Heritage Month
  • Italian Heritage Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Crime Prevention Month
  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Diversity Day
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Principals Month
  • 9:15 am ~ Coffee with Administration ~ 4th & 5th Grade Parents (Cafeteria)
  • 1:00 pm ~ Books with Badges
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PTA Reflections

National PTA's Reflections Program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is "I Will Change the World By…". Students can submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Entries are due Monday, September 27th and Tuesday, September 28th from 8:20-8:50 AM in the front atrium. The student entry form and rules can be found here. For questions please contact parsonsespta@gmail.com.

Thank you to all the wonderful 4th and 5th grade parents who showed love and support with food for our Staff Goody Day! What an incredible spread we gave them today! Thank you for your support! The teachers and staff loved and appreciated it!

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