Friday, October 9, 2015
-- Grace Lee Boggs
Our week here at Parsons is a great example of this. Parents teachers and students working together to support one another. Each person, team and group made an important contribution to an awesome school week.
Melanie Ford for organizing an amazing field day. We appreciate all of your work to make the two days fun and successful.
Trisha Baughman for supporting Walk to School Day.
Parsons staff and students who participated in Walk to School Day! Click on the link to see the article about Parsons in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Staff Children on Monday
9:00 - 9:30 am ~ Iowa test meeting (Please see Cara's email for those required to attend)
9:45 am ~ Staff meeting ~ PAGE Representative
(All certified staff members are asked to attend one session) ~ Location TBD
10:30 am~ eCLASS Professional Learning Beginner Session - Introduction to course page design, homepages, navigation bars/themes; adding required elements (teacher contact information, schedule, newsletter, link to teacher website if applicable)
11:00 am~ eCLASS Professional Learning Intermediate Session - Exploring sample course pages; selecting elements to add to your own page
11:30 am ~ eCLASS Professional Learing Advanced Session - Creating your own widgets; customizing the page (adding a visual course widget picture; creating content and adding release conditions)
12:00 - 4:00 pm ~ Lunch on your own and work in your classrooms
Report Card Timeline
Sunday, October 11th - Enter all grades, effort, and comments no later than Midnight
Monday, October 12th - I will send .pdfs to classroom teachers to verify by Noon
Tuesday, October 13th -classroom teachers work on verification and make any changes
Wednesday, October 14th - classroom teachers complete verification by Noon
Thursday, October 15th - I will begin printing report cards; last day to make any changes
Friday, October 16th - I will finish printing report cards. Report cards will be placed in mailboxes as they are printed.
The Interim 1 grades do not have to go on this quarter's report card; if you are not scheduled to take an Interim before the report card deadline, you can enter these grades on the second quarter report card instead.
Directions will be attached in an email.
Great News! Our yearbook publisher now has an app so you can submit photos right from your phone or tablet. Go to your app store for Apple or Android. Download the app called Balfour ImageShare. Open the app and you will be asked for project number (616913) and password (lioncub) and your contact info. You can send an existing picture from your gallery or take one and send from within the app. When sending the picture, tell us the student name or teacher/class name and event so we can consider it for the correct yearbook page. No need to send all of your pictures. Just send us your best pictures. Thanks for your help in making this a great yearbook for Parsons!
Flu Shots available
Tech Tips from Ricky Berry
Plan at least one day a month to use your laptop plugged in to the network with an Ethernet cable for a few hours.
This will make sure that the computer's account is registered and that updates get applied that might not happen wirelessly.
If your laptop decides one day that it doesn't want to connect to the wireless network, this is the first thing I will do:
Connect the laptop to an Ethernet cable (one end plugged into the wall jack, of course)
Use the laptop connected this way for a class period if possible
Disconnect the Ethernet cable and check the wireless connection (H: drive, S: drive, Google)
Rejoice and do the happy dance if the problem is resolved
This also works for the student laptops
Week at a Glance
Student holiday/Teacher Professional Learning Day ~ 8:00 - 4:00 pm staff hours
Staff meeting will begin at 8:00 am
Iowa Testing meeting
Clothing Drive begins ~ See flyer in eNews or Ms. Vosough
No personal leave
4th Grade Fieldtrip to Stone Mountain
Learning through the Arts (5th grade)
NASA visits to the moon
Grade Level Professional Learning ~ FIP Module #2
Leadership meeting 3:45 pm
Grade Level Planning
Clothing Drive ends
All Pro Dads Breakfast ~ 7:15 am
Student Council meeting ~ 7:45 am
Label Ladies ~ Box Tops
Learning Through the Arts ~ 2nd Grade
Mrs. Goodman will be visiting classrooms
School Tours ~ New families
Bus Driver appreciation week
Food drive begins
Iowa Test ~ 2nd and 5th Grade
Field Trip ~ Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center ~ 3rd Grade FOCUS students
Iowa Test ~ 2nd and 5th grade
Iowa Test ~ 2nd and 5th Grade
Grade Level Professional Learning
Iowa Test 2nd and 5th Grade
Jumpstart Read for the Record
DA Q1 closes
Iowa test ~ 2nd and 5th grade
Food Drive ends
Staff Goody Day ~ Kindergarten parents
Student Council meeting~ 7:45 am