The Parsons Happenings

Friday, November 15, 2019

A Message from Proud Principal, Laura Clark

What a wonderful week full of Thankfulness! Our Thanksgiving Luncheon was such a wonderful time of fellowship and togetherness. As I stood in the doorway I noticed parents waiting for their child's class to walk by so they could join them in line and walk with them to the cafeteria. The most wonderful thing (I call these LOVE BURST moments) was when the kiddos saw their parents waiting there. Their faces lit up with such joy! It is the small moments like these that LOVE BURST happen. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to celebrate this season of Thankfulness.

I know you already know this, but we have some pretty amazing students here at Parsons. Each day our teachers get to see the individual talents of our students and we know that every student is gifted in different areas but I wanted to give a special shout out to our students who performed during our Thanksgiving Luncheon. I can't wait for next year's luncheon and I know we will have many more students share their talents.

Proud to be your Principal,

Mrs. Clark

Honoring Ms. Monaco at the GCPS Teacher of the Year Gala

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New! RBES Parent Survey in Parent Portal

Yes, this is the second parent survey this year. This survey is very important and we need you!

Great things are happening at Parsons. This survey gives us the opportunity to show our Parsons Pride and share our perception of all the wonderful things our school community is doing for our students. Our school success is evidence of the power collaboration among stakeholders...because we ALL work together, Parsons' students are 'Achieving and Believing'!

Each year, GCPS gives parents the opportunity to complete a survey about their child's school. This survey is available through the parent portal. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by November 22, 2019. The results are utilized as part of our school evaluation at the county level and we appreciate your input. If you do not have access to the parent portal, you can come to the school and complete the survey by picking up a paper copy in the front office. Thank you in advance for completing this important task. Please visit the parent portal to begin the survey.

Link to Parent Portal

Week at a Glance



American Education Week

United Way Spirit Week ~ Fake Mustache $1 - see flyer for entire week details

Readers Rally ~ 7:30 am

Chess Club ~ 3:30 pm

Tennis Club ~ 3:30 pm



United Way Spirit Week ~ Duct tape the Principal $1 per strip or $5 for 6 strips

Girls Who Code ~ 3:30 pm

Spanish Club ~ 3:30 pm

Young Rembrandts ~ 3:30 pm



First Grade Field Trip Alegre Farms

United Way Spirit Week ~ Stuffed Animal Day $1

Chorus Practice ~ 7:30 am

World Citizens ~ 7:45 am

Parsons Spelling Bee ~ 9:00 am (Media Center)

Drama Club ~ 3:30 pm

Taekwon Do ~ 3:30 pm



Chick Fil A Spirit Night

United Way ~ Guess Who? ~ $1

Chorus Practice ~ 7:30 am

Witzzle Pro ~ 7:40 am

Korean Language ~ 3:30 pm

i9 Sports ~ 3:30 pm

Robotics ~ 3:30 pm



2nd Grade Field Trip ~ Elachee Nature Center

Falcons Friday ~ Wear Falcons colors to support our team!

United Way Spirit Week ~ Comfy Cozy Pajama Day ~ $1

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Student Checkout

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

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School will be closed for Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 25th - Friday, November 29th

We hope you have a wonderful holiday break.

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, which can be found here or on our school's website, and send it in to your child's teacher. 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.

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.

Parsons Elementary Business Partners

We are so very thankful for our businesses in the area that have partnered with us this year. If you would like to get more information about how to become a Business Partner with Parsons, please contact Michelle Miller @
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