Parsons ES Partyline

Friday, May 6, 2016

Local Heros

A special thank you to our fabulous teachers for creating a wonderull classroom environment for our students.

We can not show our appreciation enough to Terrye Jones, our school nurse, for the love and tenderness she shows to students.

Our School nutrition staff work daily to feed hundreds of people with a smile for each child and staff member.

Kindergarten teachers for welcoming our new families and kindergarten students.

Custodial Staff for being on call daily as we make changes and keeping our school looking great.

Thank you to everyone for making our Volunteer Breakfast a success. The parents were very appreciative.

Contracts 2016-2017 School Year

Contracts were released Monday, May 2, 2016. If you will be returning as a GCPS employee, please be sure to sign your contract by Thursday, May 12, 2016. Contacts may not be reissued if you miss the deadline.

EOY Checklist Items for next week

05/09 – 05/11½ Day Planning for all grade levels (Admin/Jennings/Grade Levels)

*05/09All receipt books turned in to Terry; All fundraisers closed and forms signed (Teachers/Roche)

05/09Grades 3-5 student library books are due to the media center(Britt/Huff)

05/10Grades K-2 student library books are due to the media center (Britt/Huff)

05/13 – 05/18Begin textbook check-in in the Textbook room (1.198) ~ directions will be sent.(Teachers/Huff)

Progress Report Timeline

Because we are in the last quarter the timeline is a little earlier.

Tuesday, May 17th - Enter all grades, effort, comments by Midnight

Wednesday, May 18th - Homeroom teachers receive .pdf for verification

Thursday, May 19th - Verification should be completed by Noon

Friday, May 20th - begin printing report cards

Monday, May 23rd - final printing of report cards

Tuesday, May 24th - homeroom teachers meet at 7:30 AM to sign final report cards and mark promotion/retention status

Wednesday, May 25th - report cards go home

Visiting Teachers

Parson ES has been selected once again to host teachers visiting from Korea. They will be with us each day from May 9, 2016 - May 18, 2016. Thank you Ashley Baily, Sydney Russell, Melanie Lawson, Elise Sheppard, Jimika Miller and Trisha Baughman for serving as mentor teachers. Please be sure to give them a warm Parsons' welcome while they are visiting with us.

Retirement Celebration

Join us as we celebrate Pam Bryant, Susie Dupree and Ana Garcia.

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Where: Parsons ES Media Center

Move Up Day

Move up day will take place on Wednesday, May 25 at 9:00 am. Please print a copy of your introduction letter and give it to your grade level AP. After it has been proofed, you may pick up stationary from Keya Newman. They have been counted out in stacks of 30. The stationary will run through your regular printer. If you need assistance, just let us know.


Vision is a wonderful professional learning opportunity offered by the ELA department. The sessions will begin earlier in the school year and focus on the Units of Study for Writing.

•K-5 Focus will be on learning and planning the Units of Study for Writing.


August 13 Unit 1

September 17 Units 1 and 2

October 15 Unit 2

December 3 Unit 3

January 21 Units 3 and 4

•All sessions are from 8 AM – noon at Discovery HS.

•Participants will earn 2 PLU’s and a bag of mentor texts.

•Registration is open

A special message to all of our mothers. Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Kid President Needs All Moms To See This!

Week at a Glance

May 9

EOY District Assessment window opens

Half Day Planning ~ 3rd Grade (AM) / Kindergarten (PM)

5th Grade visit to Hull MS ~ 9:30 am

Third Grade & Fifth grade will switch lunch

May 10

7:30 arrival ~ Staff Meeting in the cafeteria

Half Day Planning ~ 4th Grade (AM) / 1st Grade (PM)

Basketball Clinic ~ Last Day

Spanish Club ~ Last Day

May 11

Half Day Planning ~ 5th Grade (AM) / 2nd Grade (PM)

Reading Celebration (3rd, 4th and 5th Grade)

Retirement Celebration ~ 4:00 in the media center

May 12

Kindercub Day (Cafeteria)

Reading Celebration (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade)

Grade Level Planning

PTA General Meeting ~ 6:00 pm

Fine Arts Night with Chorus Program ~ 6:15 pm

Leadership Meeting ~ 3:45 pm

May 13


Label Ladies ~ Box Tops

Building Level Team Meeting ~ 9:00 am (office conference room)

4th Grade FOCUS student fieldtrip to Dahlonega ~ 9:30 am

Looking Ahead

May 16

May 17

7:30 arrival ~ No meeting

May 18

Grade Level Professional Learning

5th Grade Fieldtrip to Stone Mountain

May 19

Grade Level Planning

Public library visit for summer reading

1st Grade Market Day

May 20

All Pro Dads Breakfast ~ 7:15 am (cafeteria)

Crazy Hair/Hat Day

School Tour ~ 10:00 am (New families)

1st and 5th will switch specials

4th Grade Celebration ~ 1:00 pm

3rd & 5th Grade Celebration ~ 1:30 pm