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updated May 24, 2016    
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2015 - 2016 Events

Coach Walters with Parsley's trophystar Parsley Pacers compete at NHCS Teacher Trott




Fun Day

starScience Olympiad
Pirates! 2:  The Hidden Treasure
starCamp Flintlock
starVolunteer Appreciation Breakfast
starSpecial Olympics
starNHCS Elementary Art Show at the Mall
starFun Day

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.

   This week, May 23, is the last Word of the Week video for this school year is for Explicitly.  The "Knock Your Socks Off Show" returns with special guests Dress Sock Schiffer and Toe Sock Tripp.

Siena B. found the May/June hidden Patriot Kid.

That makes four students who have entered the contest.


# entries: 4
Congratulations to Haylee F. in Mrs. White's class for winning the April contest.

Patriot Kids holding a sign

Important:  New traffic pattern at Parsley

Give Five Read Five logo

Parsley is participating in the Give Five - Read Five Book Drive and Summer Reading Program. 

Book Drive dates are May 16 - 27. 
More information about Summer Reading Program will be coming soon.

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Read the most recent edition of the  Patriot Post
Celebrate your good report cards with some report card rewards!


Supply Lists for the 2016-2017 school year are available.

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

Important information for Parsley Patriots   The NC General Assembly has determined we will hold a special judicial election on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Parsley Elementary School is a polling location. As a result, we will be unable to access our Multi-Purpose Room from Monday, June 6, 2016 through Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

   Our end-of-year schedule has been revised to accommodate this legislative directive. Thank you in advance for working with us as we try to facilitate end-of-year activities with space restrictions.

View revised schedule here

NCEdCloudBeginning Feb. 15, students 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 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.

Education AppLiberty making an announcement

Have you tried the new Parsley app?  Information and directions about the app may be found here.

Apple App store
Google Play store

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.

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.
Bank in School is over for the 2015-2016 school year, but will return in the fall.

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.
  • May 16 - 27:  "Give Five - Read Five" Book Drive. Extended another week!
  • May 16 - June 3:  "Tubs of Love" Community Service Project donations accepted
  • May 24:  Transition to Kindergarten Night for rising kindergarteners.  6pm
  • May 26:  5th Grade Science EOG
  • May 27:  All library books are due!
  • May 30: Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 1 & 2:  EOGs for grades 3-5.  (Make up testing on June 3) Please, no lunch visitors on these three days as our lunch schedule is unpredictable during testing days.
  • June 7:  Last day to enter the May/June "Where's the Patriot?" contest. Entries must be received by 3:30pm.
  • June 7:  Judicial election.  Parsley is a polling site. Please see this schedule as to how it affects Parsley and events on the last few days of school.
  • June 9:  5th Grade Celebration 8:15am
  • June 9:  Brusters Ice Cream - PTA fundraiser
  • June 10: School Improvement Team (SIT) Meeting 10:30am
Fridays are School Spirit Days.
Wear your red, white, and blue!

News Flash

updated April 4, 2016

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.

starMrs. Youmans has published another book!

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.

starParsley 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

megaphoneUpdate:  Regan and Owen Williams' project earned Elementary Exemplary Award at the Southeast Region 2 Science and Engineering Fair, Feb. 2016 and won the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Young Naturalist Award at the NC Science and Engineering Fair on April 2 in Raleigh.

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 Hardison:
- 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!

NHCS logo  View NHCS programming online
NHCS-TV Schedules
The Morning Show
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 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.

 magnifying glassNot sure where to find something on Parsley's website?
        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.

Our 2016 Community Service Project this year is called "Tubs of Love" and we will be thanking those who serve our community like members of the Police, Sheriff, and Fire Departments, as well as EMS, local hospitals, and Animal Control.

We will be filling Rubbermaid tubs full of student artwork, thank you cards, non-perishable food and drink items, clothing, games, etc.

We are asking our Parsley families to donate supplies beginning now through June 3.
Suggestions for non-perishable food and drink items include microwavable meals, canned goods, salty snacks, protein bars, coffee, tea, sugar and creamers, bottled water, Gatorade, etc.
Suggestions for miscellaneous items to donate are board games, decks of cards, large socks, gift cards to grocery stores and restaurants.
Donations for Animal Control could be pet food and newspapers.

Summer Fun, Summer Learning

Patriot Kids on the beach

As summer vacation approaches, you can begin to make plans for some fun summer learning.

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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