The Parsons Happenings

August 13, 2021

In this edition...

Message from Your Proud Principal, Mrs. Clark

Curriculum Night

Health Guidelines to Minimize the Risk of COVID

Mask Mandate

Afternoon Transportation

Student Check Out

School Visitors

Need help with school supplies?

GCPS 2021-2022 Approved Calendar

Parsons on Social Media

Calendar of Events

After School Clubs/Classes

PTA News

Business Partners

Message from Your Proud Principal, Mrs. Clark

Well, we have already started the school year off in an eventful way. There's nothing like an early morning phone call informing you that an air conditioning pipe burst and the school had no air conditioning. I have to say I was so thankful for everyone's incredibly quick response and support of Parsons. As a Principal, it was amazing to see how District Leaders, Cluster Principals, Safety and Security officers, Facilities and Operations employees, Parsons staff, and parents came together to ensure student and staff safety which allowed instruction to continue. I am so proud to work in a district where support is in abundance.


I wanted to give a special thank you to staff for the ability to 'pivot' and execute. Our teachers are amazing! Within minutes, they prepared digital lessons to post on their eClass pages and packed up teaching materials so they were prepared to 'have school' at the high school. Our cafeteria staff quickly changed the daily menu to provide sack breakfast and sack lunches. Our custodial staff extracted water from the floors and our office staff answered phones and processed checkouts. It truly was an example of a synergized team.


Luckily, maintenance was able to find the part and had our air conditioning up and running so we never had to make the transition to Peachtree Ridge High School. I actually think some of the kiddos were excited about having school at the high school...LOL!


We truly are Parsons' Strong and I am so proud to serve as Principal in this wonderful community!

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Parsons Elementary teachers will be hosting

Curriculum Night from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

on Tuesday, August 24th for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

and Thursday, August 26th for 3rd Grade through 5th Grade.


Curriculum Night will be an informational evening to learn

about the curriculum being taught in class, school and

classroom expectations, parent teacher communication, and

instructional strategies to help your child at home.


Please limit one person per student in attendance.

Health Guidelines to Minimize the Risk of Covid

GCPS schools have established reasonable and precautionary practices within the school to minimize the risk of infection and/or spread of COVID-19.


Guidance is subject to change based on updated recommendations from the CDC/Department of Public Health and will be communicated to local school HRT members.

  • Parsons will provide opportunities for regular handwashing.
  • Parsons will implement the custodial schedule/processes to clean high touch areas during the school day. ​​​​​​​
  • Administration, along with guidance from our local Health Response Team, will clearly communicate and follow COVID-19 criteria for return to work/school in consultation with county nurses.
  • Face coverings are required for all staff, students and visitors.
  • Visitors will have limited access to students.
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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 in the front office no later than 12:00 pm the day of the change. 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.

Student Check Out

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 https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/11430.

School Visitors

There will be restrictions around parents visiting our school this year. Parents may volunteer at the school, but only in areas with limited access to students. For the safety of our children, all visitors must check in and out through the office and wear a visitor’s badge while in the building.

Parents should not visit the classroom in the morning. If you want to discuss the progress of your child, you should call, send an email, or schedule a conference appointment at a time when class is not in session. Staff hours are generally 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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Need Help with School Supplies?

If you need any help with obtaining school supplies for your student, please reach out to our school counselor, Mona Vosough at mona.vosough@gcpsk12.org. We have some supplies to share if your student needs supplies for the classroom or at home to complete homework.

GCPS 2021-22 Approved Calendar

Parsons on Social Media

Follow Parsons Elementary on Facebook and Instagram!

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/parsons_elementary/

Search: parsons_elementary

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ParsonsES/

Search: Parsons Elementary School

@ParsonsES

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Monday, August 16, 2021


Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

  • Day of Aashoraa (Islamic)


Thursday, August 19, 2021


Friday, August 20, 2021

  • 9:00 am ~ PTA Room Parent Meeting (Cafeteria)

After School Clubs/Classes

We have some after school opportunities for students that will begin in a few weeks. Be sure to look in your student's Friday Folder for flyers to register for these upcoming classes. We expect to be getting a few more as the school year progresses.
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What is PTA?

PTA is the Parent Teacher Association and we make a strong community for all of the children at Parsons. Join us for $7 on My Payments Plus to become a PTA member and we will be stronger together.


PTA General Membership Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 24th at 6:00 PM in the Cafeteria and all PTA members are encouraged to attend this general membership meeting to review the budget.


Save the Date for All Pro Dads Breakfast:

Any male influence (dad, uncle, grandfather, neighbor, mother) is invited to attend with their student at 7:15 AM in the school cafeteria on August 27th. Breakfast is served with a message to inspire you to embrace who you are, give you tenderness of heart, and boldness of character.


Send any questions or comments to ParsonesPTA@gmail.com

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