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updated Apr. 27, 2015    
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Patrick M. found April's hidden Patriot Kid. Last day to enter this month's contest is Thurs., Apr. 30.
# entries - 20

March's winner is Oliva K. in Mrs. Downs' class!

April Events

Dr. Hamilton with our Volunteers of the Yearstar NHCS Board of Education presents Certificates of Recognition to Parsley Patriots  

star Goal - 4th Grade Musical

starCapt. Schiffer Visits Parsley to Say Thank You

star Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

March Events

at the Executive Mansionstar Read Across America  

starBattle of the Books

star NC Azalea Festival Proclamation Presentation

Facebook iconMore events and pictures are also posted on Parsley's Facebook page.

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 outView our new Vocabulary in Action - Word of the Week page where you can learn about our new program and see videos of our Word of the Week.

Watch Mrs. Karnes , Mrs. Downs, and some of their students teach us about 'Support'.

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.

The next Bank in School dates are:

  • May :  grades K-2
  • May :  grades 3-5

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.)

Freedom at the zoo

bulletSkyler and Gabriella Take Freedom to Florida for Spring Break

bulletLiberty's Spring Break Vacation in Washington, DC with Josie and Emery

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.

Patriot Post
Read the most recent edition of the  Patriot Post

Yearbook Ordering Information

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.
Patriot Kids by Lost and Found box

Lost and Found:  Our collection of found items continues to grow. Outerwear garments, such as hoodies, sweaters, and jackets that you may have lost can be found on a table in our cafeteria. Visit our Lost and Found page for more information.

Please write last name on label in garment so we can return if found.

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Battle of the Books
See the 2014-2015 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. 

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.
  • Apr. 30: Last day to enter the April "Where's the Patriot?" Contest.  Winner announced on Fri., May 1.
  • May 4 - 8:  Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 4:  Interim Reports go home
  • May 5:  County Battle of the Books
  • May 13:  Bank in School grades K-2
  • May 14:  Bank in School grades 3-5
  • May 16:  NHCS Elementary Science Olympiad
  • May 25:  Memorial Day holiday
  • June 11:  Last day of school
Fridays are School Spirit Days.
Wear your red, white, and blue!

News Flash

updated Apr. 23, '15

starCongratulations to our 2014-2015 Volunteers of the Year:  Holly Campbell and Anna Oppelt.  Read more

starCongratulations to the following students who will be representing Parsley at the New Hanover County Battle of the Books on May 5:  Katelynn Bellamy, Grayson Borst, Lily Dahlgren, Niklas Karp, Ryan Langtry, Keira McWilliams, Coltrane Nevruz, Joshua Shackelford, and Regan Willians.  Good Luck!

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.

starSeveral Parsley students performed well at the NHCS Science Fair.  Congratulations to Joshua Wilbur, Ria Kapoor, Reagan Williams and the team of Emily Foreman & Lilly Triemsta. 

Ria's and Reagan's projects have also been selected to advance to the Regional Science Fair at UNCW. Way to go, Patriot Scientists!

starCongratulations to Nicholas Karp, 4th grader in Mrs. Postemski's class, for winning Parsley's National Geographic Bee.

star7 of Parsley's students were selected as winners at the county level of the PTA Reflections contest.  Visit our News Flash page or Reflections page for a list of the winners.

starParsley selected the literary works of four students to be submitted the NHC Reading Association's 2014-2015  Young Authors’ Project.  This year's theme is “Dare to Dream.”  Congratulations to Ria Kapoor, Sydney Campbell, Isabella Vicidomini, and Madeline Renneker.  Visit our 2014-15 Young Author's page to read their poems.

starCongratulations to our PTA Reflections winners.

starParent Portal How-To Guide Now Online

starCongratulations to our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year, Stephanie Blackburn and Teacher Assistant of the Year, Julie Schiffer.

starNHCS launches new Parent Resources page.

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Weekdays at 6am
Saturday at 10am
Your School News
Mon. - Sat. at 5:30pm
Wed. also at 7:30pm

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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