Friday, December 11, 2015
Thank you Melanie for assisting with the sound system during the holiday performance and allowing us to use your space once again.
From Melanie Ford
Mickey McDade for all the help he gives me!
Terry Roche, Mona Vosough and Landa Torrence for helping me with Reindeer Bucks when Mickey wasn't available!
All of our staff for supporting our PTA Holiday shop and the Pride of Parsons Chorus on Thursday evening.
State Survey for School Personel
12 Day of Winter Celebration
12.15.15 ~ Parsons Hot Beverage Bar in the office conference room.
12.16.15 ~ Popcorn around the fire! Join us in the office conference room.
12.17.15 ~ Gather for a breakfast summit in the cafeteria. Claim your 2016-17 Hero
planner and stop to have breakfast with your Parsons family.
12.18.15 ~ Holiday treats delivered to your door by your Admin team:-)
Fountas and Pinnell Training
Thank you Stephanie Foerman, Joyce Bowens, Yimei Lord, Ashley Bailey, Jennifer Grace, Cathy Mithell, Alyssa Martin, Annette Watson, Cynthia Lewis, Susie Pittman, Trisha Baughman, Jennifer Lee, Olivia Pennington and Denae Wiley for spending a whole day with Wanda Mangum to disuss the F&P assessment system and implementing guided reading in the classrooms. We will look at a time that these teaches will share the information with their grade levels.
Where we are: We will continue to use the Fountas and Pinnell Assessment kits to benchmark our students in reading fluency and comprehension. Guided reading will continue to be an expected practice in our classrooms PreK-5 as we prepare our students to be confident and proficient readers.
Our Next Steps:
Each teacher will receive a copy of the book The Continuum of Literacy Learning. They will be placed in your mailboxes in January. We will review the process for completing an F&P assessment, to ensure consistency in practice. Also we will take a close look at supporting students at various reading levels using fiction and nonfiction text.
Holiday Winter Celebrations
Please remind parents that we can not serve warm/hot beverages to students.
Cynthia Jennings will place sign out sheets in your mailbox the day before your party for parents to check out students from your classroom. If parents would like to check out siblings, please direct them to the front office.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 ~ K-2 @ 1:30 pm
Thursday, December 17 ~ 4th Grade @ 1:00 pm
Thursday, December 17 ~ 3rd & 5th Grade @ 1:30 pm
Thursday, December 17th ~ 1st Grade Specials ~ 1:35 - 2:20 pm
5th Grade Specials ~ 9:55 - 10:40 am
Relay for Life ~ Pajama Day!
Report Card Timeline
Friday, January 15th - all grades, effort, comments should be entered by Midnight
Monday, January 18th - Student and Teacher Holiday - No School
Tuesday, January 19th - Homeroom teachers receive pdfs to verify
Wednesday, January 20th - verification should be completed by 4 PM
Thursday, January 21st - begin printing report cards; last minute changes, make-ups, reprints
Friday, January 22nd - finish printing report cards and send home with students today
Preparing for Winter Break
Before students leave, have them stack chairs and move them to one side of the room. Do not put chairs on the tiles, so the custodians can scrub them over the break.
Week at a Glance
4th Grade Colonial Days
8:00 am arrival :-)
5th Grade Immigration Day (See special lunch schedule)
Landtroop fieldtrip to Peachtree Ridge HS (See special lunch schedule)
FOCUS Museum (Bonds, Grace & Hulon)
Mrs. Goodman will be visiting
K-2 winter celebrations ~ 1:30 pm
Grade level planning (moved from Thursday)
No grade level planning
1st Grade Specials ~ 1:35 - 2:20 pm
5th Grade Specials ~ 9:55 - 10:40 pm
1st Grade Gingerbread Houses ~ 9:00 am (cafeteria)
FOCUS Musuem (Davis & Perkerson)
4th Grade winter celebration ~ 1:00 pm
3rd & 5th Grade winter celebration ~ 1:30 pm
Staff Holiday Party ~ Susie Pittman's home
2nd Quarter Ends ~ See Landa's note
Relay for Life Pajama Day
School Tour ~ New Families
Teacher Planning/ Student Holiday
Students return to school
PTA Board Meeting ~ 9:00 am
BLT meeting ~ 9:00 in the conference room
5th Grade Puberty Lesson