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updated Apr. 27, 2017    
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The 20th entry for the April "Where's the Patriot?" contest is from Haylee F.  You have until Sunday, Apr. 30 to enter this month's contest.

# April entries - 20
Gus C. in Mrs. Dixon's 1st grade is the winner of the March "Where's the Patriot?" contest!

The Adventures of the
Patriot Kids...

View the Patriot Kids Blog!

new blog posts added Apr. 17!

Liberty with friend in Turks and Caicos

bulletLiberty and Mia Spend Spring Break in Turks and Caicos

bulletJustice Travels to the Austrian Alps 

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

2016 - 2017 Events

The Azalea Festival School Visit on April 6 will be a special event in the history of Parsley.  Speaking of history... Do you know about Parsley's history?  Who was Walter L. Parsley?  Visit our History page to find out!

Mrs. Lodato is Teacher of the Week
star3rd-Grade Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program
starRead Across Parsley
starBest Foot Forward
starWWAY TV3 Teacher of the Week

Jump Rope for Heart
starArt Contest Winners
star100th Day of School
starJump Rope for Heart
starNHCS All-County Honors Art Clinic

Facebook logoMany 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.

Patriot Kids and a Lost and Found boxOur 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!

View a list of Parsley's 25 Reflections winners on our Reflections page.

Update:  Mar. 8, 2017  -  Three of Parsley's students placed at the state-level competition.  Congratulations to:

  • Olivia Mallard, 3rd place Film (Intermediate - Grades 3-5)
  • Siena Boldizar, 2nd place Music (Primary - Grades K-2)
  • Valadie Cammack, 1st place Dance Choreography (Intermediate - Grades 3-5)

Valadie will move on to the national level to compete against other state-level winners!

Liberty bankingBank in SchoolStudents 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!

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.

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Liberty making an announcement
The Parsley PTA has an online store where you can purchase Parsley apparel and school spirit items. 

Go to and check it out!

Justice standing at a computer

Volunteer Record Log - In an effort to improve our records of volunteer hours completed OUTSIDE of school, the PTA has created a form for volunteers to fill out in order to log such hours. This includes time spent on PTA or classroom related clerical tasks, preparing for a PTA event, and volunteering at Freeman. Please click on the link below to help us record your hours!
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.
  • Apr. 24-28:  Food2Help Community Food Drive
  • Apr. 29 :  Science Olympiad
  • May 1-5:  National Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 5:  School Lunch Hero Day
  • May 6:  NHCS Teacher Trot
  • May 8:  Interim report cards go home
  • May 10: National Bike to School Day
  • May 10:  Bank in School grades K-5 7:30 a.m.
  • May 11:  PTA fundraiser - Islands Monkey Junction 5-10 p.m.
  • May 14:  Mother's Day
  • May 23:  Rising Kindergarteners Transition Night 6 p.m.
  • May 25:  EOGs - 5th-grade Science
  • May 29:  Memorial Day holiday
  • May 31:  EOGs - 3rd - 5th Reading
  • June 1:  EOGs - 3rd - 5th Math
  • June 6:  PTA Board Meeting 4 p.m.
  • June 8:  Last Day of School.  Students dismissed at Noon.
  • June 13:  Report Cards mailed home


Fridays are School Spirit Days.
Wear your red, white, and blue!

News Flash

updated Jan. 18, 2017

starParsley's volunteers of the yearCongratulations to our 2016-2017 Volunteers of the Year: Lisa Campbell and Christy Vargo.  Read about these wonderful volunteers on our Good News page.

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.

Update:  Jan. 2017 - The NHCPTSA has announced their winners.  See the list of 10 winners from Parsley! Students moving forward to the state-level competition will be announced at the reception on Jan. 20.

Update:  Mar. 8, 2017  -  Three of Parsley's students placed at the state-level competition.  Congratulations to:

  • Olivia Mallard, 3rd place Film (Intermediate - Grades 3-5)
  • Siena Boldizar, 2nd place Music (Primary - Grades K-2)
  • Valadie Cammack, 1st place Dance Choreography (Intermediate - Grades 3-5)

Valadie will move on to the national level to compete against other state-level winners!

starMrs. Candace Hart has been voted as Parsley's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!  Mr. Phil Mansfield is our Teacher Assistant of the Year.

starTwo of Parsley's students were winners at the NHCS Science and Engineering Fair held on Thurs., Jan. 12.  Congratulations to Chloe Maughan and Samin Bhan.  They will now compete at the Regional Science Fair at UNCW on Feb. 11.

Update Feb. 13:  Samin Bhan was a 1st place winner at the Regional Science Fair and will not advance to the 2017 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair to be held March 24-25 at Meredith College in Raleigh.

Update Mar. 27:  Samin earned Honorable Mention at the 2017 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair

starMr.  Chris Walters is Parsley's 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.

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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