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updated Aug. 27, 2015    
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Summer vacation is almost over and the Patriot Kids are ready to start playing hide and seek on our website. 

One of our Patriot Kids is now hiding on one of the pages of our website.  Who will be the first to find the hidden Patriot Kid and enter the "Where's the Patriot?" Contest?

If you are new to Parsley, visit the "Where's the Patriot?" contest page and learn about our monthly contest.
Students and families new to Parsley, as well as those returning, may want to review our Policies and Procedures page which has links to information about Arrival and Departure Procedures, Breakfast and Lunch Programs, Dress Code, Visitors' Policies, and much more.

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.

school supplies 
  Supply Lists for 2015-2016

June Events

Fun Day activitystar Fun Day

star Community Service Project

star 5th Grade Celebration

star Last Day of School

May Events

Dr. Hamilton with our Volunteers of the Yearstar Battle of the Books

starKindergarten Persuasive Writing Project Benefits 'Adopt an Angel'

starScience Olympiad

Facebook iconMany more events and pictures are 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.

Patriot Post
Read the most recent edition of the  Patriot Post
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. Dixon and Mrs. Butler teach us about 'Infer'.

Google Takeouts

All of NHCS student Google accounts will be deleted June 19 in order to transition to GADS. For more information about this and how it may affect your grade 3-5 student, visit this Google Takeout and GADS informational page.

There is also a link to Google Takeout information on the Parents', Students', and Teachers' tabs on our website.

Battle of the Books
See the 2015-2016 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. 

happy sunSummer Fun, Summer Learning!
With summer vacation fast approaching, here are some ideas for extending and enriching learning during the summer.

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 will return next school year!  Continue to save over the summer!

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:  We stil have many items in our Lost and Found. 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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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.
  • Sept. 3:  Picure Day - See Tips for a Successful School Picture
  • Sept. 3:  5th Grade Parent Meeting for Growth and Changes 5:30-6:30pm at College Park Elementary School
  • Sept. 7:  Labor Day Holiday - No School
  • Sept. 8:  PTA Meeting-
    • 4:15 - 5:00 - AIG Informational Meeting - Art Room #106
    • 5:15 - 6:00 - AIG Informational Meeting - Art Room #106 (Repeat Session)
    • 5:15 - 6:00 - Parent Need to Know Night (housed in classrooms grades k,1,2,4,&5), (Grade 3 in the media center).
    • 5:15 - 6:00 - Annual Volunteer Orientation Training
    • 6:00 - 6:30 - PTA General Membership Meeting
    • 6:30 - 7:15  Parent Need to Know Night (housed in classrooms grades k,1,2,4,&5), (Grade 3 in the media center). (Repeat Session)
    • 6:30 - 7:15 -  Annual Volunteer Orientation Training (Repeat Session)
  • Sept. 9:  Bank in School grades K-2
  • Sept. 9:  SIT Meeting 3pm
  • Sept. 10:  Bank in School grades 3-5
  • Sept. 10:  PTA Fundraiser - Moe's Night
Fridays are School Spirit Days.
Wear your red, white, and blue!

News Flash

updated May 1, '15

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

At the New Hanover County Council of PTA annual banquet on Thurs., Apr. 30, Mrs. Campbell earned the Tannis Nelson Outstanding School Volunteer Award.

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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 Williams.  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.

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 printer ink cartridges and used cell phones.

 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.

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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