Friday, January 22, 2016
Thank you to all of the teachers who donated items for Trish to display.
Cynthia Lewis for her planning and flexibility as we complete ACCESS testing in grades K-5.
All of our staff who braved the cold and rainy weather this week at the bus and car rider lanes and having students prepared for a very smooth dismissal today.
2016 - 2017 Preference Forms
It’s time to begin planning for the 2016-2017 school year. Please complete the Parsons ES Placement Preference Form, that has been placed in your mailbox and return the completed form to Keya Newman by Friday, February 5, 2016. Please use this as an opportunity to share your thoughts on any job you are interested in because you never know where the openings will be, what may come up over time and “what if” possibilities. This DOES NOT replace the transfer process. The GCPS placement preference forms (transfers) will be transmitted to certified staff via Lotus Notes at a later time. Teachers who have been at Parsons ES for 3 years or more are eligible to transfer to another GCPS school using this process. Classified staff wishing to transfer should speak to me after completing the Parsons placement preference form.
Fountas and Pinnell
While it is important to know the student's instructional and independent level, our true goal is to conduct guided reading lessons that meet the students where they are. With regular guided reading support it will prepare our students to read fluently and increase their ability to comprehend the text at high levels. We must be sure that students at all reading levels have this practice with fiction and nonfiction text.
Our Next Steps:
We will complete the reading assessment video and also take a look at creating guided reading groups, and how the book The Continuum for Literacy Learning can be a useful tool in supporting your guided reading instruction.
Resources are also on the Literacy Online Community Assessment > Elementary > F&P Assessment System > Resources
For all of those who participate they will earn a week long jean day pass and a beat the bus morning on Friday, February 5, 2016. Thank you so much for your support!
Summer Professional Learning
Digital Learning Conference: June 14, 2016 at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center. Information will be sent when registration opens.
Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference and Conference: Please mark your calendars for the second annual GCPS Teaching and Learning Conference! This year, the conference will take place at the ISC on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17 from 8 AM - 4 PM at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center. Several departments will offer pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, June 15 at various locations throughout the district. More details will come in February.
What: Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference
When: June 15, 2016
Where: Various locations throughout the district. More to come in February.
What: Teaching and Learning Conference
When: June 16-17, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: J. Alvin Wilbanks Support Center
Week at a Glance
7:30 am arrival ~ Learning Teams
PTA Spirit Day ~ Chick-fil-A
Learning Through the Arts ~ 1st Grade
Grade Level Professional Learning ~ FIP Module 3
Grade Level Planning ~ Please complete F&P video with your grade level
Relay for Life ~ Warm and Cozy Pajama Day
7:30 am arrival
Media/Tech meeting ~ Safari Montage
No Grade Level Professional Learning
Counselor Appreciation Day
No Grade Level Planning
PTA Board Meeting ~ 9:00 am
Midterm Reports go home ~ Please print a copy for each student, showing each task assigned. Request a parent signature to any student with Ds and/or Us. Computer lab printer can be used.