The Parsons Happenings
Friday, January 17, 2020
A Message from Proud Principal, Laura Clark
The long weekend allows us an extra day to spend with our kiddos but it also allows us the opportunity to honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. In today’s world, I draw your attention to one of my favorite Dr. King quotes: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." Dr. King invites us to look to the light, to look to love, and share this with our children so that future generations love and respect one another.
In celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, GCPS once again is partnering with the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. to host the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on January 20 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". Lauren Seroyer is this year's Parade Grand Marshal! Lauren is a graduate of Peachtree Ridge High School class of 2018. Having Lauren serve as Grand Marshal definitely brings a lot of PRIDE to our ONERIDGE community. Hope you can come out and join in the celebration.
Have a wonderful 3 Day Weekend making memories with your kiddos.
Proud to be your Principal,
Parsons Elementary will be recognized at the upcoming January 23rd GCPS Board Meeting
I am so excited and can't wait to celebrate this award with our Parsons' Community! Parsons PRIDE...Achieving and Believing!
Digital Citizenship Highlight
As parents, we sometimes need a little help. Try Common Sense Media. Common Sense Media provides entertainment and technology recommendations for families. Visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ and search for a title. You will get summaries, reviews, age recommendations, and more.
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.
Support Autism Awareness
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Week at a Glance
Systemwide Holiday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Girls Who Code ~ 3:30 pm
Young Rembrandts ~ 3:30 pm
Chorus Practice ~ 7:30 am
World Citizens ~ 7:45 am
Drama Kids ~ 3:30 pm
Chorus Practice ~ 7:30 am
Witzzle Pro ~ 7:40 am
Learning Through the Arts Music InterACTION (Pre K and K)
i9 Sports ~ 3:30 pm
Korean Language ~ 3:30 pm
Robotics Club ~ 3:30 pm
Student Council ~ 7:45 am
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.
For assistance in updating contact information on the parent portal, please visit https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/11430.
Systemwide Holiday ~ Student/Staff Holiday
Monday, January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Parsons Elementary School
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM
All Parsons families are invited to join us for STEM Night. Students and their families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of STEM related activities. This year we are also starting a new tradition. During STEM Night, we are asking that all students sign up for a 15 minute time period to share the excellent STEM and PBL work they have done in their classrooms. White this is not required, it does provide students an excellent opportunity to practice their communication skills and share what they have learned with our school community. They are then free to spend the rest of STEM Night enjoying the STEM activities and seeing what other students are sharing. You can find a link for your child to sign up to share their STEM learning in your child's class newsletter. Please note that each grade level has its own sign up, so please don't sign up children in different grade levels using the same link. Thanks for supporting the awesome STEM learning happening at Parsons!
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.