The Parsons Happenings

January 28, 2022

Happy Lunar New Year

Kids Heart Challenge Spirit Week

Valentine's Day Info

Ultimate Twos-Day

Computer Science Kindergarten

District Approved SY22-23 Calendar

AKS At Home

Department of Community Services Special Events Calendar

Covid-19 Morning Checklist

Mask Guidance

GMAS Spring Testing Dates

Gwinnett Student Media Festival

Clinic News

Schoolwide Reading Program: Biblionasium

Warming Stations

Afternoon Transportation

Student Check Out

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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Happy Lunar New Year! February 1 marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, celebrated by many Asian cultures around the world. 2022 is the year of the Tiger which represents bravery, confidence and strength. We want to wish a Happy Lunar New Year to those of our families who are celebrating and sharing traditions with family and friends.


The following lunar new year celebrations are unique to the different Asian cultures. At Parsons, 47% of our student population is Asian. We take much pride in the different cultures and the diverse community we live in. Happy New Year and enjoy the celebration!

  • Chinese New Year-農曆新年 Spring Festival )
  • Vietnamese New Year (Tết nguyên Đán 節元旦)
  • Korean New Year 설날 Seollal )
  • Japanese New Year 正月 Shōgatsu) (present)
  • TTibetan New Year ལོ་གསར་ Losar)
  • Mongolian New Year Tsagaan Sar)
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Join Parsons Elementary and dress up each day in that day's KHC Spirit Week Color. Then take the challenge each day. Check out the flyer for more details about the daily challenge. Watch the videos linked in the flyer for more!
**Don't forget to register and join the Kids Heart Challenge.
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We will be sharing the love on February 14th here at Parsons. Teachers will be sharing a list of student names so they can make Valentine cards for their classmates. Parents may send in 'store bought', individually wrapped treats for the class.

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Get ready for 2/22/22...The Ultimate "Twos" Day

Get ready for 2/22/22...The Ultimate "Twos" Day

Tuesday, February 22nd is the ultimate "TWOS" day! Let's celebrate by dressing up. Wear a tie, tiara, two different tennis shoes, or a tutu. You can wear them all...anything to make it a special "Twos"day.

Computer Science in Kindergarten

In our Computer Science Special, students learn how to think like computer scientists. Our Kindergarten students are learning to code Legos. They created a Lego train and programed the code bricks for the train to follow.

Calendar Approved for 2022-23 School Year

The Board of Education has Approved our 2022-23 Calendar

- English - 中文 - 한국어 - Español - Tiếng Việt

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As part of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ family engagement initiative, the school district seeks to empower parents with tools that allow them to help their children at home. Our AKS at Home project provides math and language arts resources to support families of children in grades K-5 so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. This support is available for families to access in the format that suits them and their schedule best. They can attend live virtual meetings, view recorded information at a time that best fits their schedule, and gain tips and suggestions on how to best help their children through tip sheets on a wide variety of topics.


We invite our families to sign up for a virtual session to learn more about how they can support their children.

Tip Sheets and Recordings can be accessed by selecting the appropriate grade level. Recordings will be available at the end of each unit series.


Click the link for dates and times https://www.gcpsk12.org/domain/13286

Department of Community Services Special Events for February

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Mask Guidance…

When students returned to in-person instruction on Jan. 6, masks were required due to a HIGH level of community transmission. The district’s updated mask guidance is based on community transmission as determined by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). For the rest of the semester, families and staff will be notified via School Messenger each Monday afternoon about mask guidance for the rest of the week. Under the district’s current COVID-19 protocols, community transmission levels must be maintained at the MODERATE or LOW level for two consecutive weeks before district mask guidance transitions to “Strongly Recommended.” (Note that staff and students returning early from COVID-19 isolation would be required to wear a mask through Day 10, regardless of community transmission rates and the district’s current masking guidance.)

GMAS: Georgia Milestones 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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Gwinnett Student Media Festival: Calling all entries!

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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. 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.

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, January 31, 2022

  • Kids Heart Challenge Begins
  • Kids Heart Challenge ~ Wear Orange like CREW
  • Early Bird Discount to Order Your Yearbook Ends today ($30)
  • 3:30 pm ~ Readers Rally Scrimmage


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

  • Kids Heart Challenge ~ Wear Blue like SKY and LEE
  • National African American History Month
  • Black History Door Contest Kick Off
  • American Heart Month
  • National Freedom Day
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean After School Help


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

  • Kids Heart Challenge ~ Wear Yellow or Sports Team like FLASH
  • World Read Aloud Day
  • Groundhog Day


Thursday, February 3, 2022

  • Kids Heart Challenge ~ Wear Red or Dress for Beach like BANKS
  • 7:30 am ~ Coding Club
  • 7:45 am ~ Witzzle Pro
  • 3:30 pm ~ i9 Sports


Friday, February 4, 2022

  • Kids Heart Challenge ~ Wear Green like AMOR and MAX
  • Kids Heart Challenge ends
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Don't forget to order your yearbooks! The last day to order yearbooks at the discounted rate of $30 ends January 31. Beginning February 1, the price increases to $40.


All Pro Dads is seeking a male guardian to lead the amazing program beginning Fall 2022. From current All Pro Dads Team Captain Josh Holt:

I have had the honor of being the All Pro Dads Team Captain at Parsons ES for the past 6 years. Those Friday morning breakfasts/gatherings with my boys and many of your families have been the highlight of my time at Parsons. Being that my youngest son will be heading to middle school next year, I would love to “pass the torch” to an All Pro Dad (or two) to continue this great program at Parsons ES. Please feel free to reach out to me at 678-687-0195 or holtdaddy2@yahoo.com if you are interested and/or have any questions.


Parsons Elementary PTA

parsonsespta@gmail.com

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