The Parsons Happenings

Friday, December 13, 2019

A Message from Proud Principal, Laura Clark

It's such a busy time of year and it's easy to get caught up in the holiday shuffle. I came across this little message (see below) and it was such a great reminder of what really matters. Our kiddos are the most precious gift and we can show them by being present, wrapping them in hugs, sending them love, making memories, and being the light that shows them how to serve others. As all the adults who care about our students, parents and teachers, we work together to model these things. In return, our school, our community, and our world benefit. We are blessed to have a community that pours into our students.

We have a lot planned for the upcoming school week making memories with our students. We have the 1st grade Sound Parade, Classroom Holiday Parties, and the Holiday Dress Challenge (see below for details). By the way...we will be teaching the AKS also because we know that education is a gift as well. ;-)

Have a great weekend making memories with your kiddos.

Proud to be your Principal,

Mrs. Clark

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Student Council Attended Gwinnett Peer Leadership Conference

Our Parsons' Student Council members attended the 2019 Peer Leadership Conference at Discovery High School on Saturday, December 7. We are so proud of our student council and their leadership they provide at our local school. We are ensuring that our leaders today are ready to lead in the future.

Parsons PRIDE...Achieving and Believing!

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Parsons' Students and Staff Holiday Challenge

This is such a wonderful time of the year as we celebrate the many different holidays around the world. Let's have a little fun with a school wide holiday challenge.

Students and Staff are challenged to wear...

December 16-Wear your holiday socks

December 17-Wear a holiday hat or headgear

December 18-Wear something that jingles

December 19- Wear a holiday shirt

December 20-Wear your pajamas

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What an exciting's class party time!

See below for grade level party times.

Kindergarten-Wednesday, December 18 1:30 to 2:30

1st Grade-Wednesday, December 18 1:30 to 2:30

2nd Grade-Wednesday, December 18 1:30 to 2:30

3rd Grade-Thursday, December 19, 1:30 to 2:30

4th Grade-Thursday, December 19 12:30 to1:30

5th Grade-Thursday, December 19, 1:00 to 2:00

All visitors must check in through the front door and wear a visitor's pass. If you choose to check your child out after the party, you will need to go to the office, show ID, and they will call for your student to check out.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the winter season!

Need more information about Digital Learning Days?

Check out the flyer below for a general overview. Parents can also find out more information about using eClass tools at this website.

Want to learn more about eCLASS?

Join us for an eCLASS parent meeting on January 16th from 5:30-6:30 pm. See the attached flyer for more details. Please RSVP by January 13th.

Thank You Parents!

The fundraiser was a huge success! PTA was able to purchase these additional Chromebooks thanks to the support from our parents.The 55 Chromebooks arrived this week. The devices will be ready for teachers and students soon.
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Week at a Glance



Holiday Challenge ~ Wear your holiday socks

Readers Rally ~ 7:30 am



Holiday Challenge ~ Wear a holiday hat or headgear

Girls Who Code ~ 3:30 pm



Holiday Challenge ~ Wear something that jingles

World Citizens ~ 7:45 am

1st Grade Sound Parade ~ 9:00-9:15 am

1st Grade Gingerbread House Decorating ~ 9:15-10:15 am

Winter Class Party Kindergarten/1st/2nd Grades ~1:30-2:30 pm



Holiday Challenge ~ Wear a holiday shirt

Witzzle Pro ~ 7:40 am

Winter Class Party 4th grade ~ 12:30-1:30 pm

Winter Class Party 5th grade ~ 1:00-2:00 pm

Winter Class Party 3rd grade ~ 1:30-2:30 pm

i9 Sports Club ~ 3:30 pm

Robotics Club ~ 3:30 pm



Holiday Challenge ~ Wear your favorite Holiday PJs (Relay for Life ~ $1donation)

Final Falcons Friday

End of First Semester

Winter Class Party PreK ~ 12:00 pm

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20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

In celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. will host our 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Moore Middle School. All students and their families are invited to attend the celebration. The theme will be “The time is always right to do what is right”. We are proud to announce Lauren Seroyer is our Parade Grand Marshal! Lauren is a graduate of Peachtree Ridge High School class of 2018.

The celebration includes a parade, health fair, performances by students, and vendors. The 2020 celebration will also highlight artwork by Gwinnett County students. We encourage students of all ages to submit their artwork. All submitted work must be created entirely by th student artist and received in the front office no later than Monday, January 13, 2020.

Artists, whose artwork is selected to represent their schools, will receive a certificate.

Art Specifications Based on “The time is always right to do what is right”

1. Submit only one piece of artwork per student in any two-dimensional medium (no three-dimensional).

2. All entries must be no smaller than 9” x 12” and no larger than 18” x 24”.

3. Artwork must be mounted.

4. All artwork must be GCPS student original work.

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Clinic News

Parents, we have been seeing quite a few high fevers and viruses. We want to remind you that the GCPS policy is that students are to stay home from school until they have been fever/symptom free for 24 hours WITHOUT MEDICINE. Please do not give them a dose of Tylenol or Motrin and send them to school. While they are contagious with viruses and fever, they need to be at home resting and getting better. Our goal is to keep our school as uncontaminated as possible to keep our students and staff healthy. Thanks for your support.

Student Checkout

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

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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, which can be found here or on our school's website, and send it in to your child's teacher. 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.

Parsons Elementary School Vision and Mission

Vision: The vision of Parsons Elementary is to become a school of choice with a welcoming, safe and secure environment that provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to compete successfully in the 21st century and to be compassionate, conscientious, and productive leaders and citizens for our community, country, and world.

Mission: Parsons Elementary is a learning community that promotes individual academic excellence with a commitment to continuous improvement.

Motto: Achieving and believing


¨ All students can learn.

¨ Student learning is the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.

¨ Students learn in different ways and need to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills as well as be actively engaged in solving problems and producing quality work.

¨ Our commitment to continuous improvement is imperative so our school can enable students to become confident, self-directed life-long learners.

¨ A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.

¨ Teachers, administrators, parents, and community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.

Parsons Elementary Business Partners

We are so very thankful for our businesses in the area that have partnered with us this year. If you would like to get more information about how to become a Business Partner with Parsons, please contact Michelle Miller @
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