The Parsons Happenings

May 6, 2022

Happy Mother's Day

Asian American Pacific Islander Month

5th Grade Finale & Walk

GMAS Spring Testing Dates

Parsons ES Summer Reading Challenge

End of Year Music Share

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Career Week

School Clinic Worker Appreciation Day

5th Grade: Rising 6th Grader Information

Field Day

G.A.S.P. After School Care

Do you want your child to be bilingual?

Promotion Requirements

Book Mobile 5K

Mask Guidance

Birthday Celebration Policy

Kids 4 Coding Summer Program

Afternoon Transportation

Student Check Out

GCPS is hiring Bus Drivers

Calendar of Events

PTA Happenings

Parsons on Social Media

Business Partners

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Happy Mother's Day to all our Wonderful Moms!

Thank you for the sacrifices you make and the love you give each and every day. We hope you feel extra loved on this special day! Happy Mother's Day!
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and acknowledge the culture, heritage, and history of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. In 1978, Representatives Frank Horton and Norman Y. Mineta and Senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga submitted a resolution calling for the first ten days of May to be set aside to recognize the achievements of Asian-Pacific Americans. President Jimmy Carter signed a resolution marking the first ten days of May as “Asian-Pacific Heritage Week.” In 1992, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebration a month-long celebration each May known as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

5th Grade Finale & Walk

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We are so excited to celebrate our 5th grade students on May 24th. Please see the attached schedule for the events to honor our class of 2029.

GMAS Spring Testing Dates

The Georgia Milestones EOG Elementary School Schedule is almost over. Check the schedule for dates.
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Parsons ES Summer Reading Challenge

Starting May 15 through July 15, Parsons Elementary School will participate in the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge sponsored by Beanstack. We challenge our students to read at least 400 minutes during the summer and keep track of their reading on the unique Beanstack site for Parsons ES at http://gcpsk12parsonses.beanstack.org/. See the flyer below for more information.

Parsons End of Year Music Share

Our students have been very busy this year creating music. Ms. Kennedy has put together a video that highlights all of our students and shows something they have worked on in their music classes this year. We celebrate them!


Use the times below to help you find the grade level you are looking for. Please enjoy the hard work the Parsons Elementary School musicians have put into these performances!


5th Grade: 00:10

4th Grade: 2:30

3rd Grade: 4:55

2nd Grade: 6:28

1st Grade: 8:53

Kindergarten (featuring 4th Grade): 11:41

Parsons End Of Year Music Share

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Career Week

Next week, May 9th-13th is Career Week for our students in 1st through 5th grades! Students will have an opportunity to learn about some career clusters with their class. On Friday, we will celebrate Your Future Starts Now Day by dressing in a college shirt or dressing for success. We look forward to celebrating our students' futures on Friday!
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Thank you, Ms. King!

We are so thankful for Ms. King, our clinic worker! She is so patient and kind to every student that comes to the clinic day in and day out! Many of our students find reasons to come to see her every day. Please have your student write her a note to let her know how much she is appreciated for National School Nurse Day ~ Wednesday, May 11th!

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5th Grade: Rising 6th Grader Information

Rising 6th Grade Website

https://sites.google.com/g.gcpsk12.org/hmsrising6thgrade/home


JumpStart Summer Camp

Summer camp is just for rising 6th grade students at Hull Middle School. This is an opportunity for students to become familiar with Hull before their first day of school!


Date: July 18-19, 2022

Cost: $75

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Opens: March 14, 2022

Registration Closes: May 27, 2022

Registration will be on MyPaymentsPlus

Schedule of Events:

-Tour the school

-Meet teachers

-Practice opening lockers

-Academic Enrichment

-Preview Connections

-Learn more about what middle school is about

*Includes: t-shirt & snack

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Some of you may have vivid memories of your elementary Field Day and the fun had by all. Well, we are excited to have Field Day this year for the first time in 3 years, and I know it will bring many fun memories for our students. Field Day is such a fun-filled, springtime event which gives our kiddos the chance to celebrate the school year coming to an end, show some class pride and spend time being active. Mark your calendars and join us for Field Day.


Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd

Wednesday, May 11th from 12:45 to 2:30pm

3rd, 4th and 5th

Thursday, May 12th from 12:45 to 2:30pm

Starting in August, we are bringing safe, fun & affordable after school care right here to Parsons ES! Open until 6:30 pm. $65/week. www.gasp-ga.com

Do you want your child to be Bilingual?

Parsons ES offers the Korean Dual Language Immersion Program. Do you have a rising Kindergartener or a neighbor that may have a rising Kindergartener? Parsons is currently accepting DLI registration for next school year. Registration is open now until May 13th at 3:00 pm. Check out the flyer below for more information. Visit https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/13985 to register.
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Book Mobile 5K

Sign up for the Book Mobile 5K and help support the GCPS Book Mobile that visits schools and provides summer checkout and free books to students in need.
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Mask Guidance

On Friday, February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance and the prevention steps that should be taken based on the spread of COVID-19 in communities. Click here for the CDC guidance and the prevention steps. As part of the changes announced, the CDC is dropping its recommendation for universal school masking and instead will recommend masking only in communities at a high level of risk. According to the CDC, Gwinnett County is currently in a “Low” level of community spread. At this level, individuals are encouraged to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and to get tested if they have symptoms. In light of this updated guidance and Gwinnett County’s designation in the “Low” level of community spread, Gwinnett County Public Schools will transition from requiring masks to strongly recommending the use of masks in its facilities. In the coming days, school district leaders will be reviewing and updating quarantine and isolation procedures to account for these changes.

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Birthday Celebration Policy

Parents,

Just a reminder of our Birthday Celebration Policy. This can be found in our Student/Parent Handbook as well.


Birthday Celebrations

Because of allergies, students wishing to have a treat for their class should use the Ice Cream plan. This plan provides ice cream for every student in the class for $1 per student. Birthday parties are not allowed at school. Balloons, flowers, etc. cannot be delivered to children at school or taken home on the bus. Party invitations may not be distributed at school.


If you will ask the teacher how many students are in the classroom, you can send in money and let the teacher know which day that week you would like to purchase ice cream for the entire class in honor of your student's birthday. The students all get to choose which ice cream they would like and they receive it at lunch that day. Thank you for your understanding.

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Kids 4 Coding Summer Program

Click here for details and class descriptions. Ages 7-16

In-person Camps: https://www.kids4coding.com/inperson-techcamps4kids

Remote Camps: https://www.kids4coding.com/remote-springtechcourses

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.
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Monday, May 9 , 2022

  • DLI Registration
  • Career Week
  • Georgia Milestones EOG ~ 4th Grade ELA


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

  • Georgia Milestones EOG ~ 4th Grade ELA
  • Career Week
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean After School Help


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

  • Georgia Milestones EOG ~ 4th Grade ELA
  • National School Nurse (Clinic Worker) Day
  • Wear Blue for Autism and donate $1 for Autism Awareness Puzzle Piece
  • Field Day (K-2)


Thursday, May 12, 2022

  • Thankful Thursday
  • Career Week
  • Field Day (Grades 3-5)


Friday, May 13, 2022

  • Field Day Rain Make Up Day
  • Georgia Milestones EOG ~ 5th Grade SC 1 & 2
  • Career Week ~ Your future starts now ~ You can wear a college shirt, dress for success or dress for a future career
  • 10:00 am ~ School Council Meeting
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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

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