The Parsons Happenings

February 16, 2022

Student & Staff Holiday

CEE Parent Survey

Read Across America Week

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dual Language Immersion Meeting

Birthday Celebration Policy

Spring Book Fair

Ultimate Twos-Day

Department of Community Services Special Events Calendar

Gwinnett Parks Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Mask Guidance

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

PTA Happenings

All Pro Dad Flyer

Parsons on Social Media

Business Partners

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Student & Staff Holiday

There will be no school from February 17th- February 21st for students and staff. Enjoy your time with your family.

CEE Parent Survey

GCPS will not be sending out the RBES Parent Perception Survey as previously stated in last week's eNews. Dr. Watts, our District Superintendent, is working with the Center for Educational Effectiveness and as part of our district's continued work to create sustainable change in schools and communities so every child is whole—healthy, safe, challenged, supported, and engaged, our district will ask our families to participate in the CEE Parent Survey instrument this year instead of our traditional RBES Parent Perception Survey.


Local schools will be receiving more information in the coming weeks about the CEE survey that will be distributed to parents and families in March.

Read Across America Week

February 28-March 4, 2022

Get excited about Read Across America Week and celebrate reading all week long!
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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place the week of February 28th-March 4th with a Digital Day on Wednesday and Early Release at 12:50PM on Thursday.


Conferences will be held over Zoom. Be on the lookout for an email/letter from your child's teacher that contains the class code. Parents will sign up using the class code provided by the teacher at https://www.ptcfast.com/parent_registration1.php. Parents may request an in-person conference but must notify the teacher by email if they prefer to attend in person. For help signing up for a conference, please see the document attached below.


Teachers will send conference Zoom links by email on February 25th.

Dual Language Immersion Meeting

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


If you are interested in enrolling your child 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 translator will assist.

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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.

Spring Book Fair

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.


Special Family Event for Book Fair shopping at Parsons in the Media Center: Wednesday, March 2nd, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (DLD Day)


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


See the parent letter below for more information.

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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, and/or a tutu. You can wear them all...anything to make it a special "Twos" day.

Department of Community Services Special Events Calendar

Gwinnett Parks Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Our Stuffed Animal Sleepover is going to be a blast and we hope to see you there! Put on your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for story time and crafts. Leave your stuffed friend with us for a sleepover. Come back the next day between 10:00am and noon for a light breakfast and see pictures of what they were up to while you were sleeping! Please pre-register by March 15th. To register, call us at 678.277.0850 ext. 0 or register online at gwinnettparks.com with code BOP11603

Parks and Recreation | Gwinnett County

Catalog - Gwinnett Community Services (rec1.com)

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 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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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, February 21, 2022

  • Student/Staff Holiday
  • Presidents' Day


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

  • Twosday Tuesday ~ Tiaras, Ties, Tutus and Tennis Shoes
  • Spring Book Fair
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean After School Help


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

  • Spring Book Fair
  • 7:45 am Student Council
  • 12:15 pm ~ Orff Club (4th Grade)
  • 3:30 pm ~ Girls on the Run


Thursday, February 24, 2022

  • Spring Book Fair
  • 7:30 am ~ Coding Club
  • 7:45 am ~ Witzzle Pro
  • 11:50 am ~ Orff Club 5th Grade
  • 3:30 pm ~ i9 Sports


Friday, February 25, 2022

  • Spring Book Fair
  • Black History Month Door Contest Winner Announced
  • 7:15 am ~ All Pro Dads Breakfast
  • 10:00 am ~ School Council
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All Pro Dads will be meeting next Friday, February 25th at 7:15 am in the cafeteria. See flyer below for details.

Parsons on Social Media

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Facebook

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