The Parsons Happenings

Friday, March 6, 2020

A Message from Proud Principal, Laura Clark

Readers Rally 2020 Champions

Congratulations to our Parsons Readers Rally Team. They won the Gwinnett County Public Schools Elementary Readers Rally Competition at the Instructional Support Center on March 3, 2020.

Seven Habits of Happy Kids

During the month of February, Parsons students learned about Habit 4 -- Think Win-Win. Check out our parent guide for some books you could read with your child and some ideas on how to encourage problem-solving by Thinking Win-Win!
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So Much PRIDE for Random Acts of Kindness

Author Sarah Weeks is Visiting Parsons

Author Sarah Weeks is coming to Parsons on Monday, March 23rd. If you are interested in buying one of her books or getting one of her books autographed please see the attached flyer.

Don't Forget to Spring Your Clocks Forward Saturday Night

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District Board Member Visits Parsons

Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, our district board member, visited Parsons DLI Korean classrooms on Thursday. What an honor it was to share our Pride with her.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Please take the time to read the letter below from Gwinnett County Public Schools concerning the Coronavirus. Please also read the COVID-19 Flyer that contains information from the County Health Department on the virus.

Dual Language Immersion Program for 2020-2021

Do you have a rising Kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year, or do you have a friend who has a child entering kindergarten? If so, we are hosting a Dual Language Immersion Kindergarten Parent meeting to share information about our Korean DLI program. If you are interested or just want to learn more about your child participating in the DLI program for Kindergarten, you will need to attend one of the upcoming parent meetings. See the flyer below or visit our website for more information.
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Georgia Milestones for 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades in April

Georgia Milestones begins April 7th and runs through April 28th. We know that our students will be well prepared for testing! Below you will find the flyers that include the dates that each grade will be testing.

You can find more information on GMAS, at the Georgia Departement of Education website. In addition, you can find more GMAS resources on this website too.

Promotion Criteria

The document below explains the 2019-2020 promotion requirements for each grade level. Please be aware of the requirements that are used for promotion.

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program: Earn a Free Six Flags Ticket

See the flyer below for more information.

Field Day 2020

Field Day shirts will be on sale soon on MyPaymentsPlus. See the attached flyer for Field Day dates and the t-shirt design for Field Day 2020.

Family Game Night

Enjoy playing games? Want to spend a fun evening with your family? Our 4th and 5th grade Student Council members are planning an exciting night for you! Student Council is hosting a Family Game Night on Wednesday, March 25th. Join us in the Cafeteria from 5:00-6:30pm for board games, a hula hoop competition, Family Feud, and more. You can even find out if you're smarter than a 5th grader! We can't wait to play with everyone!

Week at a Glance



5th Grade Field Trip ~ Fox Theater

Chess Club ~ 3:30 pm

Tennis Club ~ 3:30 pm

Girls on the Run ~ 4:00 pm



Spanish Club ~ 3:30 pm

Young Rembrandts ~ 3:30 pm



Chorus Practice ~ 7:30 am

Drama Kids ~ 3:30 pm

Tiger Jo's Takewon Do ~ 3:30 pm

Girls on the Run ~ 4:00 pm



Chorus Practice ~ 7:30 am

Witzzle Pro ~ 7:40 am

Korean Language Club ~ 3:30 pm

Robotics Club ~ 3:45 pm



Student and Teacher Holiday ~ No School

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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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Class Placement Information: Parent Input

Forms due by April 17th.

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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