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updated Oct. 25, 2016    
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Vocabulary in Action Word of the WeekView our new Vocabulary in Action - Word of the Week page where you can learn about the program and see videos of our Word(s) of the Week.

   The Words of the Week for the week of Oct. 17 are Locate and Support .  Go to Vocabulary in Action - Word of the Week page to view.

See which staff members and students are starring this week!

Liberty drawing a pictureCalling all artists!  Authors, dancers, photographers, song writers, film producers, and visual artists are all invited to enter the National PTA Reflections Contest.  This year's theme is "What is Your Story?" Mrs. Sload has been talking about Reflections with students during Art class.

Entries are due this Friday, Oct. 28.

Taylor H. found October's hidden Patriot Kid and entered the contest.   Hooray, Taylor!

# entries - 9
Congratulations to Nigel N. in Mrs. Hart's class! He won the first "Where's the Patriot?" contest of this school year. 
Doodle 4 google logoThe Doodle 4 Google contest is open.  Visit our Doodle 4 Google page to learn about this exciting contest that any of our K-5 students may enter.  Entries are due to Mrs. Sload no later than Wed., Nov. 30.
Freedom writingCalling all authors!  If you have a talent for writing prose or poetry, fiction or non­fiction, you may want to enter the 2016­17 NCRA
Young Authors’ Project
.  This year's theme is “Step Outside: Writing About the Natural World.” For more information as well as guidelines for submissions, visit our Young Authors' Contest page.
Patriot KidsWhether you are a new or returning Parsley family, please visit Policies and Procedures page to familiarize yourself with some important information.  Let us know if we can clarify anything for you.
Patriot Post
Read the most recent edition of the  Patriot Post

Volunteer Orientation
Click here to view the Volunteer Orientation for 2016-2017.

2016 - 2017 Events

Mr. Walters accepts awardstar Mr. Walters is an FSI Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Traflet with a family at Open Housestar Kindergarten Playdates
star Open House
star First Day of School

Facebook iconMany more events and pictures are posted on Parsley's Facebook page.   Follow us to see everything going on at Parsley!

View the month-by-month events of the school year for a recap of events from previous months school years by visiting our Past Events web page.

check it outParsley's Volunteer Orientation and Training Information will soon be available on our website for the 2016-2017 school year. Visit our Parsley Volunteers page for more information.
Liberty bankingBank in School:  Students have the opportunity to make deposits or open a new account once a month.  This is a great opportunity for students to begin saving for the future.
red arrowWalking Club has begun! K-2 students walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in grades 3-5 walk on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Get to school early and start your day with a brisk walk to energize your learning!


Supply Lists for the 2016-2017 school year.

check it outAs a parting gift to Parsley, Mrs. Suggs created a pictorial history of Parsley.  View it on our History of Parsley page!
Battle of the Books
See the 2016-2017 Battle of the Books list. 
Learn about the books and authors
and print out a list.
Most of the authors have wonderful websites and are worth a visit. 
Parsley Picks'

   Read any good books lately? Looking for your next good read? Check out Parsley's new student-generated book review blog at!

   On the site, students can see what other Parsley readers recommend or submit a review of their own. To submit a review, students can simply click on the menu icon (three small horizontal lines), then choose "Submit Your Book Review." Reviews automatically come to Ms. Wilcox for approval before posting, and no last names are ever published. To see what other students recommend, students can browse the reviews by scrolling or they can search for reviews by author, title, keyword, or even genre.
   We look forward to seeing what our fantastic students are reading

NCEdCloudBeginning Feb. 15, students access their Discovery Education account through the NCEdCloud portal.  Students in grades 3-5 have had logins to NCEdCloud all year.  Teachers in grades K-2 will receive these logins this week and will share them with their students if they are using Discovery Education.
   A link to NCEdCloud has also been added to the drop-down menu under "Students."

View Parsley's 2014-2015 School Report Card.

Education AppLiberty making an announcement

Have you tried the new Parsley app? Download the NHCS app, tap on School Apps and then select Parsley from the elementary schools.

Apple App store Google Play store

Liberty making an announcementThe Parsley PTA now has an online store where you can purchase Parsley apparel and school spirit items.  Go to and check it out!

The Adventures of the
Patriot Kids...

View the Patriot Kids Blog!
(Note:  Parsley has been experiencing some issues with our blog, specifically with photos not always loading. We are working to resolve the issue.)

Justice at White Lake

bullet Justice's Summer Vacation at White Lake

bullet Freedom Goes on a Field Trip to Airlie Gardens with Ms. Collins and Mrs. Joyce's 3rd Grade

Read all about these and other trips with our Patriot Kids

Attention Parsley Patriot parents, family and friends:  We invite you to also check out a Patriot Kid and then share with us a story of your adventure.  For more information visit the Traveling with the Patriot Kids page.

light bulbOn our Parent Resources page you will find a link to the NHCS Volunteer Program.
Please visit this resource for information about policies pertaining to volunteering in NHCS schools.
Parsley has e-books!  E-books are viewable on desktop computers, laptops, iPads and other WiFi-enabled tablets, and even smartphones (iPhones, Android, etc.).  Students may read these books by logging into Destiny.  To learn more, visit the Media Center Book Search page.

Upcoming Events

Other events may be listed on our PTA website.
  • Oct 27:  Make-up Picture Day
  • Oct. 28:  End of 1st grading period and half day of school. Students dismissed at noon.
  • Oct. 28:  Reflections entries are due
  • Oct. 31:  Last day to enter the October "Where's the Patriot?" Contest. Entries due by 3:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 1:  Ident-a-Kid
  • Nov. 3:  Report Cards to home
  • Nov. 4:  Young Authors Contest entries due to Mrs. Haukos
  • Nov. 8:  Election Day - No School
  • Nov. 8:  PTA Board Meeting 10:00 a.m.
  • Nov. 14 - 17:  Book Fair
  • Nov. 14:  Book Fair Family Night 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 16:  Bank in School grades K-2
  • Nov. 17:  Bank in School grades 3-5
  • Nov. 23:  No school
  • Nov. 24:  Thanksgiving holidays
  • Nov. 30:  Doodle 4 Google entries due to Mrs. Sload
  • Dec. 12:  Interim Reports go home
  • Dec. 13:  Parsley's Science Fair
Fridays are School Spirit Days.
Wear your red, white, and blue!

News Flash

updated June 9, 2016

starCongratulations to Parsley's Volunteers of the Year:  Paul Williams and James Yingling. Read more about these volunteers on our Good News page - PTA section.

starWe are proud to announce that Chris Walters has been selected as our 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year.  Leslie Martin is our Teacher Assistant of the Year.

Update:  Mr. Walters has been selected a the New Hanover County Teacher of the Year!

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We Recycle. We want YOUR empty inkjet and laser printer cartridges.  Please only send those from the original manufacturer, not those that have been refilled.

personally owned wifi-enabled devicesNHCS BYOD Policy
(Bring Your Own Device)

When appropriate for use in the classroom, some teachers allow the use of students' personally owned devices for specific instructional use if a parent/guardian signed BYOD form is returned to the school. 

Students must use the district’s secured wireless network (NHCS_BYOD) and have a working knowledge of their own device and be able to follow directions on how to connect their device to the NHCS_BYOD network. 

For more information about the NHCS BYOD policy, the Student Agreement Form, well as directions for access on a variety of devices, visit the NHCS BYOD webpage.

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        Use our SEARCH feature! is available for all NHCS students. It's a one-stop shop for automated school meal account management. Go to our Cafeteria page or for more information.

Understanding and respecting copyright is important - even for elementary students.  Visit our Copyright and Copywrong page to get started on understanding copyright and fair use and being a good digital citizen.


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