The Parsons Happenings

December 3, 2021

Message from your Proud Principal

Spelling Bee

Cubs of the Month for November

Principal for the Day

December Dress Up Challenge

GCPS Hosts Vaccination Clinics

CDC International Travel Guidelines

Empty Stocking Fund

Salvation Army: Angel Tree Program

Gwinnett Student Media Festival

Schoolwide Reading Program: Biblionasium

Afternoon Transportation

Student Check Out

Masks are required

GCPS is hiring Bus Drivers

Parsons on Social Media

Calendar of Events

PTA Happenings

Business Partners

Message from your Proud Principal

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Sometimes all we need is a little bit of light. We hope for those that celebrate Hanukkah, it brings light, health & happiness to you and your loved ones. Happy Hanukkah!

Parsons 2021 Spelling Bee

Parsons held the 2021 Spelling Bee on Thursday and our 10 contestants were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The 10 contestants won their class Spelling Bee and then went on to participate in the Parsons Elementary 2021 Spelling Bee!!


These following students represented their classrooms:

Mia Abreu from Mr. Asztalos’ class

Tae Kwak from Mrs. Bell’s class

Leah Smith from Mrs. Lawson’s class

Yuto Kawanishi from Mrs. Melts' class

Matthew Oh from Mrs. Piper’s class

Marc Shu from Mr. Yi’s class

Yejin Kim from Mrs. Davis’ class

Elisha Park from Mrs. Patterson’s class

Rory Gilchrist from Mrs. Rogers' class

Isabella Onoja from Mrs. Vickers’ class


Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 Parsons Spelling Bee:

Isabella Onoja and the runner up Mia Abreu!


Prepared by the Principals for the Day: Ethan Nguyen and Olivia Choe

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Congratulations to our students who were selected as Cub of the Month for November. We are so proud of them for exhibiting R.O.A.R. behaviors and setting an example for others.

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Principal for the Day

As part of the the Fundraiser prizes, students who raised $500 were awarded the opportunity to serve as Principal for the Day. It was such an honor to serve alongside Principal Ethan Nguyen and Principal Olivia Choe. They greeted students during arrival, presented the morning announcements, welcomed guests to the Spelling Bee, and provided input on how to make our school safe, welcoming, and fun.

December Dress Up Challenge

As we count down the days to Winter Break, let's have some fun! Each day in December our students and staff are challenged to dress up in celebration of the upcoming break.
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GCPS Hosts Vaccination Clinics @ Peachtree Ridge HS on December 6th!

GCPS encourages our community to learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and take advantage of opportunities to get vaccinated. In an ongoing partnership with the Gwinnett Health Department and other health partners, GCPS continues to host vaccination clinics at high schools around the county during December. No appointment is necessary. Participants will receive the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two shots. Those who are eligible for a booster shot and who completed their initial vaccine series (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson) at least six months ago also may attend a vaccine clinic. This opportunity is available to anyone eligible for the vaccine, ages 12 and older. Students ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Interpreters will be on site. For more information on COVID vaccinations, go to the health department website.


The following schools will host vaccination clinics:

  • Meadowcreek High School
    December date TBD

  • Peachtree Ridge HS
    Mon., Dec. 6, 2021, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

CDC International Travel Guidance

Parents, if you are planning to travel during the holiday season, please make sure you are aware of the CDC quarantine information guidelines below.

Empty Stocking Fund

Empty Stocking Fund Holiday Help for Families: Registration is now open.

Step 1: Register

All children who are receiving any form of public assistance are eligible to receive gifts from The Empty Stocking Fund. There is no application process. Simply visit www.emptystockingfund.org/holiday-gifts or click here to register. Proof of benefits is required.

Step 2: Shop

Within two weeks of submitting registration and acceptable proof of benefits, families will receive an email letting them know that their shopping link has been activated.

Step 3: Pick Up Your Gifts

Thanks to distribution partners like the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, ESF is able to get gifts closer to families! When families submit their order they will be given an opportunity to choose when and where to pick up the gifts.

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Schoolwide Reading Program: Biblionasium

Just a reminder that our Schoolwide Reading Program is in full force. We began in September, and it will continue through the end of March. Each student must have 2,500 reading minutes entered by the end of March to qualify for the reading reward in May. Minutes must be entered into Biblionasium. There is a help video on Mrs. Britt's Media Center eCLASS page. We have a monthly competition among grade levels, and 4th grade won for the month of October for having the most minutes entered. They earned an extra book checkout for the month of November. What grade level will be the winner for November? We want all of our students at Parsons to enjoy reading for pleasure and develop a love for reading. Please encourage your student(s) to enter their minutes into Biblionasium each week. The parent letter from Curriculum Night is attached for further information. In addition, your student(s) can continue to participate in the reading programs offered at the Gwinnett County Public Library such as Grow Good Readers, Feed Your Brain, and the yearly Summer Reading Challenge using Beanstack.

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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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, December 6, 2021

  • December Dress Challenge ~ Mad about Plaid ~ Wear your favorite plaid
  • 7:30 am ~ Readers Rally
  • 2:00 pm ~ PTA Board Meeting
  • 6:00 pm ~ Orff Concert Program


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

  • District Assessments
  • December Dress Challenge ~ Tinsel Tuesday ~ Wear your bling, sparkle, glitter and shine!
  • 7:15 am ~ Reflections Awards Ceremony (By invitation only)


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

  • District Assessments
  • District Assessments ~ All Digital Students must come to school for assessments
  • December Dress Challenge ~ Stars and Lights Shine Bright~ Wear something that lights up!
  • 7:45 am ~ Art Club
  • 7:45 am ~ Student Council


Thursday, December 9, 2021

  • District Assessments
  • District Assessments ~ All Digital Students must come to school for assessments
  • December Dress Challenge ~ Elf Theme~ Dress like a festive elf!
  • Thankful Thursday
  • 7:45 am ~ Witzzle Pro
  • 3:30 pm ~ i9 Sports
  • 4:00 pm ~ Robotics


Friday, December 10, 2021

  • District Assessments
  • December Dress Challenge ~ Hat Day~ Wear your favorite hat, headband or tree topper
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Parsons Elementary PTA

parsonsespta@gmail.com

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