Parsons Elementary School

Week of February 7th - 11th

Trying something new!

Hey friends and family,

After unexpectedly being out an extra week in December, January has been just as uncertain. We have been out for snow, thinking we would be out for the weather and watching Omicron cause havoc in so many families. However, it has not changed the heart of the teachers and staff at PES. I walk through the classrooms and hallways and see adults pouring into our students. Yes, there are times of correcting their behavior, but they honestly want to see them succeed.

This brings me to this newsletter. To better communicate some of the beautiful things that are taking place at Parsons Elementary, we have created a weekly newsletter. Each week you will receive news, pictures, and other information about our school. We want to make sure that we use as many platforms as possible to keep you updated.

One of the best parts of this newsletter is its ability to translate this letter into different languages. This can help families share their child's school with family and friends that may live in various areas of the world. Again, we are always looking for ways to interact with families!

We are honored to have the opportunity to work with you and your child. If you have any questions or concerns, always feel free to contact us. You can contact me by clicking the contact Scott King link on the left and the bottom of the newsletter.


New Safety System

How are we doing as a school?

By clicking on the picture, you can observe how our students are doing on our Case Assessments. We use Case assessments to help us gauge how our students are doing. As you can see from the graph, we are making progress from last year's TNReady. To understand the chart, you would compare 2nd-grade TNReady with 3rd grade CASE and 3rd-grade TNReady with 4th grade CASE. Hopefully, you can see the growth in our students. I will share 1st-grade information next week. Don't hesitate to contact me through email or in-person at the parent-teacher conference if you have any questions.

Family Literacy Night

Thursday, Feb. 24th, 6pm

182 West 4th Street

Parsons, TN

Details will be shared next week!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Covid 19 Reporting

To report a positive Covid test or ask questions, please call the school, or if after hours, call 7318472928 option 1.

"Fill the Fridge" February!

To thank our teachers and staff, we are looking to fill the fridge in our lounge. We need water, Gatorade, and sodas. If you are willing to help, please drop your donation off at the school. Thanks!!

Wear Blue Monday as we kick off the Key of the Month - OWNERSHIP

OWNERSHIP – Take responsibility for actions
Be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions. “Own” the choices you make and the results that follow.

Ownership is our willingness to take responsibility for the choices we make. When we take responsibility for our choices, others know they can count on us and we earn their respect.

If you tell a friend you’ll meet him at a certain time but you’re two hours late because you were hanging out with another friend, take responsibility for your choice. Don’t make up excuses like “I couldn’t help it … Billy just wouldn’t let me go.” Take ownership by saying, “I was wrong not to meet you as planned or call you when I realized I’d be late.”

When we take ownership of everything we do and say and stop blaming things outside ourselves for situations that occur in our lives, we have greater control. We may not be able to control everything that happens in our lives but we can control how we respond to what happens. By taking ownership of our actions we create a huge shift in our life.

Ownership is a whole-life concept. We can take ownership of our education, our relationships, our fitness, our fun—all areas of our life. And when we take ownership we take pride and feel confident and fulfilled.

Quick Links

Weekly Paid Sheets

With us being out of school Friday, PAID sheets will be updated Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.