Parsons Partyline

Friday, December 4, 2015

Stay warm and enjoy your weekend!

Local Heros

Thank you to Landa Torrence for all of her work coordinating the testing and lab schedules. We appreciate all of your help getting through another testing season.

Sharon Britt for meeting with her "lunch bunch" to encourage their love of reading.

Jennifer Grace for offering morning tutoring sessions for her students.

Sue Chong who has been with us since August, completes her student teaching today. (don't we all remember that feeling:-) She will be graduating from Piedmont College on December 12, 2015 with a MAT in Early Childhood Education. Sue has already found a 4th grade teaching position at Cliff Valley. We wish her the best of luck!

State Survey for School Personnel

As part of our school climate rating, all staff members(teachers, custodians, paraprofessionals, cafeteria and office staff) are asked to complete a brief survey. This will be part of our CCRPI score and is compared to parent and student ratings to determine our star rating. Our climate rating is then placed for public view on the GA Department of Education website. I appreciate and encourage your participation.

12 Days of Celebration....coming this week.

12.07.15 ~ Wear your favorite tacky holiday outfit.

12.08.15 ~ Grinch it up! Wear green for Grinch Day at Parsons!

12.09.15 ~ Wear red and/or antlers. Find Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer hidden in the building (Bring it to Keya Newman's office for a special treat).

12.10.15 ~ Have a Holly/Jolly Hero Day at Parsons. Check your mailbox for a special treat.

12.11.15 ~ Relax and enjoy the cold. Wear your favorite slippers at Parsons.

Georgia Milestones Assessment System

Student individual assessment reports are now available in Parent Portal and the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS). Paper reports are expected to be delivered in January. A brochure is located in the portal to assist parents with reading the reports. We will plan an informational meeting for 4th and 5th grade parents, when we return from the break.

Holiday Winter Celebrations

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 ~ K-2 @ 1:30 pm

Thursday, December 17 ~ 4th Grade @ 1:00 pm

Thursday, December 17 ~ 3rd & 5th Grade @ 1:30 pm

Thursday, December 17th ~ 1st Grade Specials ~ 1:35 - 2:20 pm

5th Grade Specials ~ 9:55 - 10:40 am

Note from Landa ~ Report Card Timeline

Friday, January 15th - all grades, effort, comments should be entered by Midnight

Monday, January 18th - Student and Teacher Holiday - No School

Tuesday, January 19th - Homeroom teachers receive pdfs to verify

Wednesday, January 20th - verification should be completed by 4 PM

Thursday, January 21st - begin printing report cards; last minute changes, make-ups, reprints

Friday, January 22nd - finish printing report cards and send home with students today

Week at a Glance

December 7

Half Day Planning ~ 4th 8:00 - 11:50 am / 1st - 11:50 - 3:50 pm

PTA Reindeer Lane opens ~ Bradley's old room

Chess Club

Tennis Club

Computer Club

Readers Rally

December 8

7:30 arrival ~ No meeting

3rd Grade In-House Field Trip

Literacy Training with Wanda Mangum ~ Grade level reps ~ 8:30 - 3:45 pm

Guitar Club

Spanish Club

December 9

Half Day Planning ~ 5th - 8:00 - 11:50 am/ 2nd - 11:50 - 4:00 pm

December 10

Sam's Club representative in the mail room ~ 10:30 am

PTA General Meeting ~ 6:00 pm - Required staff event

PES Chorus Holiday Program~ 6:30 pm - Required staff event

December 11

Label Ladies ~ Box Tops

Building Level Team Meeting ~ 9:00 am ~ Conference Room

Last day for PTA Reindeer Lane

Looking ahead

December 14

Chess Club

Tennis Club

Computer Club

4th Grade Colonial Days

December 15

7:30 arrival ~ Learning Teams

5th Grade Immigration Day

Guitar Club

December 16

FOCUS Museum (Bonds, Grace & Hulon)

Mrs. Goodman will be visiting

K-2 winter celebrations ~ 1:30 pm

Grade level planning (moved from Thursday)

December 17

No grade level planning

1st Grade Specials ~ 1:35 - 2:20 pm

5th Grade Specials ~ 9:55 - 10:40 pm

1st Grade Gingerbread Houses ~ 9:00 am (cafeteria)

FOCUS Musuem (Davis & Perkerson)

4th Grade winter celebration ~ 1:00 pm

3rd & 5th Grade winter celebration ~ 1:30 pm

Staff Holiday Party ~ Susie Pittman's home

December 18

2nd Quarter Ends ~ See Landa's note

Relay for Life Pajama Day

School Tour ~ New Families