The Parsons Happenings
Friday, January 31, 2020
A Message from Proud Principal, Laura Clark
Wow! What an amazing STEM Night! I loved seeing our students and their parents engaged in the STEM Night activities. Students were posed with a problem where they had to plan, create, and solve. Part of being a problem solver is realizing that your plan may need to be revised. When our students are engaged in problem solving learning they realize the process is just as important as the end result.
Shifting to a different topic...We are often reminded of our purpose and the opportunity we have to make an impact. After hearing of the recent tragedy involving basketball legend Kobe Bryant and 8 other passengers, I was reminded that our time on earth is short. Each of us has a purpose and those of us who are parents and educators our most important purpose is to INSPIRE our next generation. I tell my kiddos, who are now 17 and 20, that my purpose is to ensure they become productive citizens and give back. As educators, we do the same thing. We pour into each and every student who walks through the doors of Parsons ES "so that they can be great in whatever they want to do". We know that our students will be the next doctors, engineers, educators, entrepreneurs, inventors, parents, and leaders of our society.
Proud to be your Principal,
Congratulations to our 2020 Science Fair Winners
Sensor Driven Garage Door Closer
Minju Suh - Sheppard winner - 1st overall
Russet vs. Yukon
Karin Kang - Davis winner - 2nd place overall
Kailyn Soh - Davis winner - 2nd place overall
Jayden Choi - Davis winner - 2nd place overall
The Effect of Different Liquids on Apple Oxidation
Brandon Shin - Lee winner - 3rd place overall
Why do Apples Turn Brown?
Nour Saeed - Rogers winner
Sophie Zaychik - Rogers winner
Which Type of Screw is Best for Outdoor Use?
Grant Nordman - Wiley winner
Carson Klinger - Wiley winner
William McClain - Wiley winner
Internet Explorer No Longer Compatible with eCLASS
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Seven Habits of Happy Kids
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Digital Citizenship Highlight
New Teacher Email Addresses
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Week at a Glance
National School Counseling Week
Readers Rally ~ 7:30 am
Chess Club ~ 3:30 pm
Tennis Club ~ 3:30 pm
Girls on the Run 1st Meeting ~ 4:00-5:30 pm
Girls Who Code ~ 3:30 pm
Young Rembrandts ~ 3:30 pm
Spanish Club ~ 3:30 pm
Chorus Practice ~ 7:30 am
World Citizens ~ 7:45 am
Drama Kids ~ 3:30 pm
Tiger Jo's Taekwon Do ~ 3:30 pm
Girls on the Run ~ 4:00 pm
Chorus Practice ~ 7:30 am
Witzzle Pro ~ 7:40 am
Learning Through the Arts ~ Pilgrim Courage (3rd grade)
i9 Sports ~ 3:30 pm
Korean Language ~ 3:30 pm
Box Top Ladies ~ 8:20 am
PTA Board Meeting ~ 9:00 am
For assistance in updating contact information on the parent portal, please visit https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/11430.
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.