The Parsons Happenings

October 6, 2021

Enjoy Fall Break

Calvin & Hobbes ~ Fall Season

PRHS Trunk or Treat

Parent Conferences

2022-2023 Calendar Options & Feedback

School Improvement Plan (LSPI)

Social Media Parent Tips

Book Fair

Great Days of Service

Picture Make Up/Retake Day

Afternoon Transportation

Student Check Out

Autism Walk 2021

Masks are Required

GCPS is Hiring Bus Drivers

Parsons on Social Media

Calendar of Events

PTA Happenings

Business Partners

Enjoy your Fall Break! We will see everyone back on Tuesday, October 12, 2021!

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Fall is officially here and Summer has past. Gone are the long days of sunshine, swimming in the pool, and weekend lake trips. Can you tell Summer is my favorite season? It wasn't until I came across this comic that I was reminded "Good Things" come from Fall. The air turns cooler, football season starts, and the kiddos are settling into the school routine. Like Calvin and Hobbes, the difference was really my outlook, not the season. Enjoy your Fall Break and all the "Good Things" Fall has to offer!
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Peachtree Ridge High School hosts the Annual Trunk or Treat

Don't miss out on a fun, ONERIDGE, community event. Dress up the kiddos and come to Trunk or Treat on October 26th, from 6pm to 8pm.
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Parent Teacher Conferences

Be on the lookout for a letter/email from your child's teacher. It will contain a code for you to register for a conference. Conferences will be held over Zoom during the week of October 18th.


All conferences will be over Zoom unless you email your teacher to notify them that you would like to attend in person. Parents will use PTC Fast to sign up for both Zoom Conferences and In-Person Conferences. Please register for a conference once you receive the conference code from your teacher. A help guide can be found below.

GCPS Calendar Options for 2022-2023

Calendar Options Feedback

GCPS would like your feedback on the 2022-2023 Calendar Options. Please review the three options above and provide your feedback using the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSce-Yn4Ghr1gz8JME6SNUx5fDz3v3KDZwe6uV5QUmtnZcCjbg/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Each year, our school sets instructional goals to improve student achievement. Click the link below to review this school year's Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI).

Have you heard about the recent TikTok Challenges?

Here are 8 Parent Tips to help you navigate parenting in a Social Media World

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Book Fair

Online Scholastic Book Fair: September 29 - October 12.

In-person Scholastic Book Fair: October 12 - October 25.


  • 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.
  • The Book Fair letter for parents will be coming home soon and is also included for additional information.


Please note the two special family events for Book Fair shopping at Parsons in the Media Center.

  • Friday, October 15 ~ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (before the PTA meeting & Movie Night)
  • Wednesday, October 20 ~ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (Digital Learning Day)


We hope to see you all at the Book Fair! Books Bring Us Together!

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Great Days of Service

Gwinnett's Great Days of Service is coming! Did you know that in Gwinnett County, 1 in 10 people are food insecure? To help our local families in need, we will be having a Canned Food Drive from October 12th - October 15th! Please bring in non-perishable food items and personal care items. In the past few years, our school has donated these items to the Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries which supports families in the Norcross area. Student Council will also be collecting items during Family Movie Night on Friday, October 15th. Come by the front doors to drop off your donations! Want to spend time with your family giving back to our community? There are lots of different volunteer opportunities that you and your family can participate in together! Check out...

https://gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org/collections/find-a-organization/

Picture Re-Take/Make Up Day has been moved to Wednesday, November 10th.

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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 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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Autism Walk 2021

Thank you so much for your support with Autism Awareness here at Parsons ES. We raised $559.78 with your support this year. There is still time to make donations online using the link below. Look for "Team Parsons" when making your donations. Please follow these steps when donating: https://www.autismspeaks.org/

1. Click on Walk - click on Find Your Walk - enter this zip code 30034

2. Click on Atlanta Walk - register

3. Click on Donate - and enter the name "Kate Osemwengie". Then click on "search for participate"

4. Click on my name and enter "Parsons" for the team name

5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Kate Osemwengie" to donate.


Our Annual Autism Walk this year will be held on 10/10/2021, at Atlantic Station (Pinnacle Lot) 1371 Market Street, Atlanta, GA 30363.


Please try to register to join our team before the walk. We are planning to leave our school parking lot on 10/10/21, at 8 AM. The opening ceremonies begin at 9:00 AM. The walk starts at 9:30 AM and should conclude before noon.


Due to COVID-19, we will maintain safety precautions by wearing a mask if you would like to carpool. You're welcome to drive downtown as well. Don't forget to wear your Autism t-shirt to show your support. Please let me know if you're planning to join us for the Walk. Hope you can join us this year. Come and experience a fun and relaxing atmosphere.


Thank you,

Pre-K Team

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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, October 11, 2021

  • Fall Break ~ No School
  • National School Lunch Week
  • Columbus Day/Discoverer's Day/Indigenous People's Day


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Book Fair Shopping Day
  • Great Days of Service
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean Language/Homework Help


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Walk to School Day (Meet-Up at 7:45am)
  • Book Fair Shopping Day
  • Great Days of Service
  • 7:45 am ~ Student Council
  • 12:15 pm ~ 4th Grade Orff Ensemble


Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Book Fair Shopping Day
  • 7:45 am ~ Witzzle Pro
  • 11:50 am ~ 5th Grade Orff Ensemble
  • 3:30 pm ~ Korean Language
  • 3:30 pm ~ i9 Sports
  • 4:00 pm ~ Robotics Club


Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Great Days of Service
  • Book Fair Shopping Day
  • Dasara/Dussehra (Hindu)
  • Staff Goody Day (Kindergarten and Pre-K Parents bring items in)
  • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm ~ Book Fair Shopping Open
  • 6:30 pm ~ PTA General Membership Meeting (Front Lawn)
  • 7:00 pm ~ Movie Night Under the Stars
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Walk to School Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 13th at 7:45 am. Families can meet at one of these locations between 7:45 and 8:00 am to walk with the group to school:

  • Sugarloaf Methodist Church

  • Olde Savannah Square Clubhouse Parking Lot

  • Berkshire At Sugarloaf Neighborhood Pool Parking Lot


Sparkles Roller Skate Night
is on Thursday, October 7 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Siblings, friends, and family are welcome to attend. Non-skating parents have free admission. Teachers skate for free. Sparkles is located at 1104 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 20045. See you all there soon!


Save the date for a Family Movie Night Under the Stars on October 15th. Parsons PTA will host a great family movie night on the grass in front of the school for only $5 per family. Payments can be made on My Payments Plus. Food and snacks will be available for purchase. The Student Council will have the Great Days of Service can food donation box open for canned food donations. The Book Fair will also be open for shopping from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.


YEARBOOK is looking for YOUR pictures! Submit pictures from any school events to the yearbook with this google form. https://forms.gle/vJFS3UruS5ub9AhV8


Parsons PTA is selling adult t-shirts for a limited time. Purchase on My Payments Plus by October 8 to get your shirt by Movie Night on October 15. Final deadline to purchase is October 29.


PTA wants to encourage parents and students to Connect for Respect. Be an UPSTANDER. Be a FRIEND. Team up with the Parsons PTA and talk with your student about modeling respect for everyone at the school. Families who fill out this short form will get a cool blue Parsons bracelet. https://forms.gle/4fGDB8Y1Ni2KVPZu6

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