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updated Feb. 10, 2016    
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Congratulations Kaden F. for finding February's hidden Patriot Kid and entering the contest.

# entries: 4
Congratulations to Zachary L. in Mrs. Perrone's class.  He's the January winner!
Check it outView 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.

   Our Words of the Week for Feb. 8 are Connections and Synthesize and are brought to us by Mrs. Ciamillo and Mrs. White.

2015 - 2016 Events

first graders performing on WECT newsstar Facebook Video of 1st Graders Goes Viral

star 100th Day of School

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  Science Fair

star  Word Masters Team achieved Highest Honors
star  National Geographic Bee

Patriot Post
Read the most recent edition of the  Patriot Post
free trial through Mar. 31
 NHCS is participating in a pilot
through the public library
View Parsley's 2014-2015 School Report Card.
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.

Liberty making an announcementHave you tried the new Parsley app?  Information was included in the Oct. Patriot Post.  In case you missed it, you may view information and directions about the app here.

Our Lost and Found table in the cafeteria has many items on it. Stop by to look for an item that may be lost.

Patriot Kids by Lost and Found box

Lost and Found:  Please label all outer wear garments and lunch boxes so that we may return them if found.  Visit our Lost and Found page for more information.

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.

Battle of the Books
See the 2015-2016 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. 

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.

check it outParsley's Volunteer Orientation and Training Information is now available on-line! Visit our Parsley Volunteers page or go directly to Mrs. Sugg's website.

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.
red arrowWalking Club:  Students in grades K - 2 walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in grades 3 -5 walk on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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.
  • Feb. 8-19: Parent Conference Weeks
  • Feb. 8-12:  Love the Bus Week - Transportation Appreciation
  • Feb. 19: Half day of school - students dismissed at noon.  Staff Development Day
  • Feb. 22:  Battle of the Books afternoon meeting 2:30 - 3:30
  • Feb. 22:  Interim Reports go home
  • Mar. 1:  5th Grade "Parent Need to Know Night"
  • Mar. 4:  Battle of the Books morning meeting 7:30am
  • Mar. 8:  1st Grade and 4th Grade "Parent Need to Know Night"
  • Mar. 9:  Bank in School grades K-2
  • Mar. 10:  Bank in School grades 3-5
  • Mar. 14:  Battle of the Books afternoon meeting 2:30 - 3:30
  • Mar. 15:  Teacher Workday; No School; Election Day
  • Mar. 21-25:  Spring Break
Fridays are School Spirit Days.
Wear your red, white, and blue!

News Flash

updated Jan. 26, 2016

Parsley had two project winners at the NHCS Science Fair held Thurs., Jan. 21. Congratulations to Regan and Owen Williams (Hot or Not - Does beach nourishment affect sand temperature?) and Sarah Johnson (It's Rye Time) for being selected as Elementary Division Winners.In addition, Regan's and Owen's project has been chosen to represent New Hanover County at the Regional Science Fair at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Feb. 13.

Congratulations, Parsley Patriots!

starA team representing Walter L. Parsley Elementary School achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The fifth grade team scored an impressive 186 points out of a possible 200 in the first of three meets this year, placing seventh in the nation.  Read more...

starParsley selected the literary works of four students to be submitted the NHC Reading Association's 2015-2016  Young Authors’ Project.  This year's theme is “Making the Most of Me.” 

The Young Authors entries for the school level have been judged and four students are Parsley winners.  Their entries will go on to be judged at the county level.Those students are:
Fifth graders:
-Nikolai Khorokhorin
-Jacob Russell
-Tessa HardisonAnd Third Grader:
- Owen Williams Congratulations to our Parsley Young Authors winners!  Read their entries on our 2015-2016 Young Authors' Contest page.

Update Dec. 16:  Congratulations to Tessa Hardison whose entry won at the county level and will advance to the state competition!

starWe are proud to announce that Stacy Stone has been selected as our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year.  Melissa Hawley is our Teacher Assistant of the Year.

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We Recycle. We want YOUR empty printer ink cartridges and used cell phones.

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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.

Community Service Project logoParsley has a heart for Community Service.
Visit our Community Service Project Blog.

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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