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updated Aug. 22, 2016    
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The first "Where's the Patriot?" Contest is ready to begin. 

Search our website to find one of our hidden Patriot Kids and email us with the URL of that page to enter the contest.  If you are new to Parsley, visit our contest page to read all the rules.

Congratrulations to Siena B. for being the first student to find this month's hidden Patriot Kid!

 

ESSA survey
Please share your input regarding what North Carolina's Accountability Model should be under ESSA. The Accountability Model is the state's plan for how schools and districts should be evaluated. It includes end of year course and grade testing.

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

check it outAs a parting gift to Parsley, Mrs. Suggs created a pictorial history of Parsley.  View it on our History of Parsley page!

NHCS Summer Programs:

2015 - 2016 Events

June
Coach Walters with Parsley's trophystarGive 5 - Read 5 Book Drive
starTubs of Love Community Service Project
starMr. Walters is NHCS Teacher of the Year
star5th Grade Memories and Celebrations
starLast Day of School
starGood Bye to Mrs. Suggs

May
student painting on tilestar Parsley Pacers compete at NHCS Teacher Trot
starElementary Battle of the Books Competition
starA Lesson in Economics

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.

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.

   The Word of the Week is over for this school year, however we invite you to view all of them on our Vocabulary in Action - Word of the Week page.

Patriot Post
Read the most recent edition of the  Patriot Post
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 www.parsleypicks.wordpress.com!

   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

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.

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
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Liberty making an announcementThe Parsley PTA now has an online store where you can purchase Parsley apparel and school spirit items.  Go to https://sites.google.com/site/parsleypta/apparel-school-spirit 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.
The first Bank in School days for the 2016-2017 school year are Sept. 14 & 15.

check it outParsley's Volunteer Orientation and Training Information is now available on-line! Visit our Parsley Volunteers page.

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  will resume for the 2016-2017 school year.
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.
  • Aug. 25: Open House 4-6pm
  • Aug. 29:  First Day of School
  • Sept. 5:  Labor Day.  No school.
  • Sept. 8:  Picture Day.  See hints for great school photos.
  • Sept. 14:  Bank in School grades K-2
  • Sept. 15:  Bank in School grades 3-5
  • Sept. 26:  Interim Reports go home
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Wear your red, white, and blue!

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Parsley
News Flash

updated June 9, 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.

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.

Update:  Mr. Walters has been selected a the New Hanover County Teacher 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.” 

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!




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Wed. also at 7:30pm


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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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LunchPrepay.com is available for all NHCS students. It's a one-stop shop for automated school meal account management. Go to our Cafeteria page or www.nhcs.net/nutrition for more information.


Summer Fun, Summer Learning

Patriot Kids on the beach

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

Justice surfingFor the 2016 summer, the Parsley teachers and staff are challenging all students to participate in a Writing Challenge. Students received a letter the week of June 6 that included a bingo board and are encouraged to complete five writing activities that include thinking maps, journal writing, letter writing, blogging, and more.

Visit the Summer Fun, Summer Learning page for more information about this Writing Challenge,



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.



Community Service Project logoParsley has a heart for Community Service.
Visit our Community Service Project Blog.

 

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