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updated Oct. 23, 2014    
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Congratulations to Dalia E. and Rhia C. for finding October's hidden Patriot Kid. 
# entries - 5
Congratulations to Ria. K in 5th grade for winning the Aug./Sept. contest.

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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.

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Lost and Found:  Now that the weather is getting cooler, our collection of found items is growing. 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.

Patriot Post
Read the most recent edition of the  Patriot Post
Annual Volunteer Orientation information and dates.
pencilVote for Mrs. Radford as your Favorite Teacher on the SHOREPICKS - 2014 Best of the Cape Fear Region.  She is one of three teachers across NHCS nominated for this honor.   Voting continues through Sept. 19!
3rd Grade nominations for AIG are due Oct. 20.  Read more....
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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.

The Adventures of the
Patriot Kids...

View the Patriot Kids Blog!

Freedom at a Lighthouse in EnglandbulletFreedom's Winter Break Vacation in England with Chloe

bulletLiberty's Winter Break with Zoe in Michigan

bulletFreedom Vacations in Europe with Marley

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.

Liberty bankingBank in School has resumed this school year.  This is a great opportunity for students to begin saving for the future.
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.
  • Oct. 20-24:  National School Bus Safety Week
  • Oct. 23:  Early voting begins
  • Oct. 23 - 31:  Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 29:  Battle of the Books morning meeting in MPR
  • Oct. 29:  PTA Night at Tropical Smoothie 5:00 - 8:00pm
  • Oct. 30:  Reflections entries due date.  Bring to the MPR before school.
  • Oct. 30:  NHCS Community Meeting about Education Bond - 5pm at Myrtle Grove Middle School
  • Oct. 31:  Half day of school.  Noon dismissal.  End of 1st Grading Period
  • November:  Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive
  • Nov. 3:  Battle of the Books afternoon meeting 2:30 - 3:30
  • Nov. 3:  Volunteer Training - 6pm
  • Nov. 4:  Election Day.  Please vote!
  • Nov. 6:  Report Cards go home
  • Nov. 6:  PTA Board Meeting
  • Nov. 7:  Young Authors entries are due
  • Nov. 11:  Veterans Day Holiday - no school
  • Nov. 12:  Bank in School grades K-2
  • Nov. 13:  Bank in School grades 3-5
  • Nov. 17:  Book Fair Family Night and Reflectons Gallery
  • Nov. 18 - 20:  Book Fair
  • Nov. 18:  Grandparent Day -  Grandparents are invited to eat lunch with their grandchildren and then visit the bookfair.
Fridays are School Spirt Days.
Wear your red, white, and blue!

News Flash
updated Oct. 6, '14
starParent Portal How-To Guide Now Online

starCongratulations to our 2013-2014 Volunteers of the Year:  Debbie Langtry and Kelly Foreman.  Read more

starCongratulations to our 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Stephanie Blackburn and Teacher Assistant of the Year, Julie Schiffer.

starNHCS launches new Parent Resources page.

starCongratulations to all our Science Fair winners.

starCongratulations to Brady Savard, Regan Williams, and Kate Reiniche. They are NHC Council of PTAs Reflections Winners!

Update: Kate's entry advanced to the state level competition!

E-News sign upNHCS E-News Parent Update, a monthly e-newsletter that reports on current points-of-interest within NHCS. Highlights about new programs, updates on NHCS initiatives, latest advances in academics and instruction, system-wide events calendar, and more. Learn more about this and other NHCS E-News.
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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.

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