The Parsons Happenings

April 15, 2022

5th Grade: Rising 6th Grader Information

Parsonspalooza

Girls on the Run 5K

Clothing & Household Donations Drive

Disney on Ice Challenge

Car Show for Relay for Life

Promotion Requirements

Book Mobile 5K

Mask Guidance

Birthday Celebration Policy

GMAS Spring Testing Dates

5th-8th Grade Summer Camp at Maxwell HS

Afternoon Transportation

Student Check Out

GCPS is hiring Bus Drivers

Calendar of Events

PTA Happenings

Changemakers School Fundraiser

Parsons on Social Media

Business Partners

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Happy Easter to those families who will be celebrating this weekend!

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5th Grade: Rising 6th Grade Information

Rising 6th Grade Website

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


JumpStart Summer Camp

Summer camp just for rising 6th grade students at Hull Middle School. This is an opportunity for students to become familiar with Hull before the 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

ParsonsPalooza: Friday, April 22nd

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Food for sale at Parsonspalooza!

You can pre-purchase a box of Papa John's pizza, either cheese or pepperoni, for $9 on MyPaymentsPlus.


Pizza by the slice at the event will be $2 per slice which includes a bottle of water. These will be located at the PTA booth.


Relay for Life will also have a booth and will be selling:

Popcorn ~ $1 a bag

A variety of ice creams ~ $1 each

Drinks ~ $1 each

(Cash only)

Teddy Bear Mobile is Coming to the Palooza!

Preorder your furry friend at Teddy Bear Mobile by Friday, April 15th.

ParsonsPalooza animal outfit for $10!

Girls on the Run 5K

Support our Parsons' girls as they prepare for the 5K Race on April 27, 2022 @ 4:00 at the Peachtree Ridge High School track.


Show your Parsons spirit by running with the girls or cheering on the sidelines.

*If you are interested in volunteering to support the team, please contact Yolanda Harris @ 678-957-3050 or send an email to @ Yolanda.Harris@gcpsk12.org. If you would like to bring water or snacks to support, please contact Ms. Harris.

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Clothing and Household Donations Drive

During the week of April 18th, send gently used clothing, accessories and small household items with your students so they can be donated through the school. Our textile recycling bin gets filled with donations all year long. Once the bin is full, it’s collected by Charity Recycling Services and our school earns money based on the weight of the items. All items must be in clean, usable condition and bagged. All small household items should be in working condition and must be non-breakable. See below for a list of acceptable items!

  • Women's, Men’s and Children's Clothing/Accessories (casual, athletic, formal, jeans, jackets, sweaters, shirts, shoes, purses, backpacks, hats, gloves, etc)

  • Small Household Items (pots, pans, towels, sheets, toys, books, etc)

The textile recycling bin is open all year long and is located in the car rider line. You’re welcome to put your donations directly into the bin anytime throughout the year!

Disney on Ice Challenge

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Join in on the fun at the Gwinnett County Public Library! Read 5 books and earn a FREE ticket to Disney On Ice Let’s Celebrate! Get your Mickey Ears ready!


Disney On Ice Let’s Celebrate is a magical show that features 50 fan-favorite Disney characters and brings them to life with world-class ice skating! A few of the characters you can expect to see are:

  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy
  • Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and Forky from Toy Story 4
  • Elsa from Frozen
  • And a possible surprise appearance from Timon and Pumba from The Lion King!

Car Show for Relay for Life

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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.

GMAS Spring Testing Dates

The Georgia Milestones EOG Elementary School Schedule is now available. Students in third, fourth, and fifth grades will take the GMAS beginning in April.

**Please note the updated schedule below. 5th grades schedule has been adjusted. They will now be taking both parts of the Science test on May13th.

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5th-8th Grade Summer Camp at Maxwell HS

Maxwell High School of Technology will be hosting Middle School Summer Adventures for 5th-8th graders from May 31-June 3! Registration opens on March 1st. For more information visit:
https://www.gcpsk12.org/domain/13549

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, April 18 , 2022

  • DLI Registration
  • 3:30 pm ~ Girls on the Run


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

  • 9:15 am ~ Volunteer Breakfast (Cafeteria) by RSVP only
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean After School Help


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

  • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ~ Kindergarten Registration for Rising Kindergarteners
  • 12:15 pm ~ Orff Club 4th Grade
  • 3:30 pm ~ Girls on the Run


Thursday, April 21, 2022

  • Georgia Milestones EOG 4th Grade Math
  • 11:50 am ~ Orff Club 5th Grade
  • 3:30 pm ~ i9 Sports


April 22, 2022

  • 7:15 am ~ All Pro Dads
  • Georgia Milestones EOG 4th Grade Math
  • Earth Day
  • Holy Friday (Orthodox)
  • 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm ~ ParsonsPalooza
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Join us for All Pro Dads on Friday, April 22nd in the Cafeteria!

Changemakers School Fundraiser

Become a Changemaker! This is an ongoing fundraiser that helps our school continue to raise money to add to our playground equipment. It is not too late to become a Changemaker. TextPARSONS” to 404-994-3399 or click this link to learn more.

https://app.hellodonor.com/schools/parsons-elementary-school/signup

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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