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,
Student Council Attended Gwinnett Peer Leadership Conference
Parsons PRIDE...Achieving and Believing!
Parsons' Students and Staff 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
What an exciting time...it's class party time!
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!
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Thank You Parents!
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
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.
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.
For assistance in updating contact information on the parent portal, please visit https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/11430.
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.