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Friday, January 8, 2016

Local Heros

Mona, Cara and Allan for all of your work preparing the "7 Habits" videos/lessons to share with our students.


Sharon Britt for her enthusiasm in sharing media resources, IPTV and Polycom during Tuesday's professional learning.


Landa Torrence for her continued support of eCLASS as we prepare for a possible "Cyber" 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 pdf to verify progress reports

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

STEM Night

We are preparing for our STEM Night (previously Math/Science Night) on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. This is a wonderful evening for our school community. Please let me or your grade level AP know if you will be able to provide assistance and/or host a learning station that evening. We will need to know who will be presenting, the activity, location and any supplies you may need. Thank you so much for your support!

Academic Contracts

Please share Academic Contracts with your grade level AP by January 19, 2016 to be reviewed and signed before they go home. See Cara's email for more details.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

In celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. will host their 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2016, at Moore Middle School. All students and their families are invited to attend the celebration. The theme will be "What Are You Doing For Others?". The celebration includes a parade, step show and resource from community outreach organizations. Please see the attachment in the Parsons eNews for more details.

Week at a Glance

January 11

Readers Rally

January 12

7:30 arrival

Meeting for all certified staff ~ Bring your laptop (Internet Protocol TV update & Staff Perception Survey)

January 13

Grade Level Professional Learning ~ Data Review

IPTV Test (Tune in between 11:00 -1:00 pm to check for video and sound)

January 14

Grade Level Planning

Leadership ~ 3:45 pm

Grades for District Assessment/Part B are due (Grades 3-5 ELA & Math)

January 15

All Pro Dads Breakfast

District Assessment window closes

Label Ladies ~ Box Tops collection

4th/5th Grade Spelling Bee ~ Media Center @ 9:30 am

School Tour ~ 10:00 am (New families)

All grades entered by midnight

Looking Ahead

January 18

No School ~ MLK Holiday

January 19

7:30 am arrival ~ Faculty meeting

GKIDS Pull

ACCESS Testing window opens

January 20

Grade Level Professional Learning ~ Fountas and Pinnell

Please complete report card verification by 4:00 pm

January 21

Learning Through the Arts ~ PreK/K (Cafeteria)

Great Depression Day ~ 5th Grade

Report card will be printed

January 22

Staff Goody Day ~ 2nd Grade parents

Midyear RBES are due (Attach updated profile sheets and sign off in the GTES tool)