The Parsons Happenings

March 4, 2022

Dual Language Immersion Meeting (In-Person Meeting)

Mask Guidance

Lunchroom Visitors

Korean DLI class at GCPL

Author Visit

i9 Sports Flyer

Birthday Celebration Policy

Changemaker School Fundraiser

Spring Book Fair

Classroom Placement Form for SY2022-2023

GMAS Spring Testing Dates

Clinic News

5th-8th Grade Summer Camp at Maxwell HS

Afternoon Transportation

Student Check Out

GCPS is hiring Bus Drivers

Calendar of Events

PRYAA Football Flyer

PTA Happenings

Parsons on Social Media

Business Partners

Dual Language Immersion Meeting

Parsons Korean DLI (Dual Language Immersion) Program
Rising Kindergarten Parent Meeting
March 10th @ 6:00PM

Parsons ES Media Center


If you are interested in enrolling your kindergartener for the 2022-2023 school year, please join us to learn more about the Dual Language Immersion Program at Parsons. During the meeting, we’ll provide a brief overview of the program and its goals, describe the registration process, and answer any questions you might have. The meeting will be in person and a Korean translator will assist.

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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.

Visitors to Our School


As most of you know, we have updated guidance on mitigation processes for GCPS. Please review the following very carefully.

  • Masks are no longer required but recommended.
  • Students are not required to wear masks on the school bus.
  • All classes began eating lunch in the cafeteria on March 1.
  • Beginning March 7th, volunteers and lunch visitors will once again be welcomed to school as prior to the pandemic. See below for further information.

Volunteers:

Parents who wish to volunteer should work with teachers to schedule times. The teacher will provide the office with times so that you are expected. Once again, volunteers must be scheduled by the teacher in advance.

Lunch Visitors:

We need your help on this one. It has been a while since parents have been invited to eat with students. We will not be able to handle a rush of parents in the cafeteria on Monday. There will not be space or food for everyone to come at once. So, for at least the first two weeks, we will have a schedule by the first letter of your child's last name. Please see below:

  • A - E March 7, March 14
  • F - J March 8, March 15
  • K - O March 9, March 16
  • P - T March 10, March 17
  • U - V March 11, March 18

Here are some reminders for lunch visitors:

  • You must show your ID at the front office and wear a visitor sticker for the duration of your visit.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your child's scheduled lunch period and wait for your child's class at the cafeteria door.
  • You must eat with your child at the separate parent tables or the blue picnic tables outside in the back of the cafeteria.
  • Please do not ask your child's friends to join you at the parent table.
  • Please do not video or take pictures of students in the cafeteria.
  • Please do not bring fast food or soda into the cafeteria.
  • When lunch is over, please do not follow your child to class or out onto the playground. Return to the lobby for check out.
  • Please do not try to have a parent conference with a teacher during lunch. Enjoy the time with your child.
  • Also, please do not bring snacks for students in the class. This includes birthday snacks. If you wish to purchase ice cream for the class on your child's birthday, money needs to be sent in the morning by 9:15 am.

Full Adult Lunch $3.75

Main Item only $3.00

All Sides .40

Adults purchasing lunch should bring exact change. Credit and Debit Cards are not accepted.

We look forward to once again seeing our parents in the building.

Author Visit

Wednesday, March 30th
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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.

Coming Soon: Be a Changemaker

Get excited because a new school fundraiser is launching soon!


The Changemaker Initiative!


The Changemaker Initiative is the easiest way for you to support Parsons Elementary by simply donating your digital SPARE change. Sign up a credit or debit card, shop anywhere, and the change from every purchase you make will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and that spare change goes to the school as our fundraiser.


Text “PARSONS” to 404-994-3399 or click this link to learn more.
https://app.hellodonor.com/schools/parsons-elementary-school/signup


Add purpose to every purchase you make and support Parsons Elementary School!

Spring Book Fair ~ Ends Monday, March 7th!

Online Scholastic Book Fair: February 14-27

In-Person Scholastic Book Fair: February 22- March 7


Visit the Book Fair Home Page to shop online and for more information including the Scholastic eWallet option.


View the online version of the Scholastic Book Fair Flyer which contains highlights of the In-Person Book Fair.


We hope to see you all at the Book Fair to Catch the Reading Wave!


See the parent letter below for more information.

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.
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Clothes Donation for the Clinic

The clinic is looking for clothes of all sizes, boys and girls, to be donated for use in the clinic. We mainly need pants. You can send them in with your student in a bag marked "clinic".


Also, if your student has an accident at school and they come home in clothes that are borrowed from the clinic, please wash them and return those clothes to the clinic.

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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, March 7, 2022

  • Spring Book Fair
  • National School Breakfast Week
  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Bring your teacher's favorite snack
  • Exceptional Children's Week (3/7-3/11)
  • Lent (Orthodox) 3/7-4/23
  • 9:15 am ~ Learning through the Arts (5th grade) Cafeteria
  • 2:00 pm ~ PTA Meeting via Zoom ~ See info in PTA section
  • 3:30 pm ~ Girls on the Run


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Pictures/Words from the Heart
  • International Women's Day
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean After School Help


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Bring your teacher breakfast or lunch
  • 7:45 am ~ Student Council
  • 9:15 am ~ Learning through the Arts ~ 1st Grade ~ Cafeteria
  • 12:15 pm ~ Orff Club (4th Grade)
  • 3:30 pm ~ Girls on the Run


Thursday, March 10, 2022

  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Wear your teacher's favorite color
  • Thankful Thursday
  • 7:30 am ~ Coding Club
  • 7:45 am ~ Witzzle Pro
  • 11:50 am ~ Orff Club (5th Grade)
  • 3:30 pm ~ i9 Sports
  • 6:00 pm ~ DLI Parent Informational Meeting (Upcoming Kindergarteners) ~ Media Center


Friday, March 11, 2022

  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Week ~ Bring your teacher her favorite gift card
  • Awards/Ribbon Day ~ Students only
  • Johnny Appleseed Day
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PTA News

The next PTA Board Meeting is Monday, March 7 at 2pm and will be held virtually. Zoom link and details are below:


Topic: My Meeting

Time: Mar 7, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85985808395?pwd=dXFwTjQyUmt0Tys0eUMxcFQyYW5vdz09


Meeting ID: 859 8580 8395

Passcode: 194337

Parsons on Social Media

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Instagram

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Facebook

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