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updated Dec. 9, 2016    
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Hooray for Anthony E. in Mrs. Applewhite's class!  He is the first student to find December's hidden Patriot Kid.  It is a bit harder this month, but you can do it, too! 

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2016 - 2017 Events

student eats her gingerbread manstar
Gingerbread Men Escape!



Dr. Hamilton hands out perfect attendance certificatesstar
Parsley staff and parents volunteer at Freeman Elementary
star Mrs. Suggs attends NCCAT
star Perfect Attencance Certificates
starThanksgiving activities in 1st Grade
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.

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 Nov. 14 and 28 are Refer & Infer. Go to Vocabulary in Action - Word of the Week page to view.

See which staff members and students are starring this week!

Patriot Post
Read the most recent edition of the  Patriot Post

SpeakUp surveySpeak Up – Your ideas are important to us!

We encourage all students, parents, and staff to read about and participate in this survey.

Survey is open until Jan. 13
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey!

Patriot KidsCooler weather is here which means our Lost and Found pile has been growing.  Found items are placed on a table that is located in the cafeteria. 
    Please write your child's name on the label in your child's outer garments so we can return them should they get lost.  Visit our Lost and Found page for more information.

Liberty with a Reflections ribbonReflections Winners announced! Our 25 county qualifiers will move forward to the county competition to be held in December/January. Winners will be announced in January/February.

View a list of all our winners on our Reflections page.

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.

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

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 : 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!
check it outAs a parting gift to Parsley, Mrs. Suggs created a pictorial history of Parsley.  View it on our History of Parsley page!

NCEdCloudStudents 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 2015-2016 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.

Upcoming Events

Other events may be listed on our PTA website.
  • Dec. 5-9:  Book Drive for West Lumberton Elementary School
  • Dec. 12:  PTA Papa Murphy's Fundraiser - 11 a.m. ti 9 p.m.;  10% of sales will be donated back to Parsley PTA;  Long Leaf Mall location only.
  • Dec. 13:  Parsley's Science Fair
  • Dec. 13:  PTA Board Meeting 4:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 14:  Bank in School grades K-2
  • Dec. 14:  Hour of Code, grades K-2, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 15:  Bank in School grades 3-5
  • Dec. 15:  Hour of Code, grades 3-5, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 21:  First day of Winter
  • Dec. 21:  Half day of school.  Students dismissed at noon.
  • Dec. 22 - Jan. 2:  Winter break
  • Dec. 31:  Last day to enter the December "Where's the Patriot?" contest
  • Jan. 13 :  Last day to complete the SpeakUp survey.
Fridays are School Spirit Days.
Wear your red, white, and blue!

News Flash

updated Nov. 15, 2016

starThe PTA has announced this year's Reflections winners!  Our 25 county qualifiers will move forward to the county competition to be held in December or January.  Winners will be announced in January or February.

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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Saturday at 10am
Your School News
Mon. - Sat. at 5:30pm
Wed. also at 7:30pm

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.

Library Media Center News

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.

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.


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