Patriot Post January 2012

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the patriot post january 2012 parsley elementary school a 2010 2011 honor school of excellence http sites.google.com/site/parsleypta www.nhcs.net/parsley parsley elementary school pta newsletter important dates mark your calendars parsley s bingo night february 10th 6:00 8:00 pm play bingo at parsley s bingo night on february 10th 68pm bring the whole family and enjoy free bingo games in addition we will have snacks and drinks for sale we need your help with bingo prizes such as books games puzzles small toys etc items under $10 in value a box will be located in the front office for donations we also need volunteers look for an email blast with volunteer spot info to sign up later in january contact toni kirby tkirby1@ec.rr.com or emily reiniche ereiniche@gmail.com jan 6 parsley s national geogra jan 10 parsley science fair jan 10 pta board meeting 4pm jan 11 express yourself celebration uncw phy bee happy new year to you and your family i hope this is your happi est healthiest year thus far parsley s pta plays a pivotal role in our school s success a few of parsley pta presents the numerous benefits they provide include technology for our halligan s restaurant night classrooms staff events extra instructional materials and supplies thursday january 26th money student assemblies and field trips we have a goal of increasing our pta membership by 25 this year if you haven t joined 4-9pm pta this year i encourage you to join my staff with your membership corner of masonboro loop and masonboro in this worthwhile organization call the school if you would like more sound information 20 of sales donated to parsley pta i would like to thank everyone who follows our established car drop help support your school off and pick up procedures your cooperation enhances our safety and efficiency as a reminder the south parking lot has never been a designated drop off or pick up area only parents parking their cars young authors writing contest and walking in to the classroom may utilize this area in the mornings and no one except parents of sda children should be parking in the parsley has three winners in the south lot during afternoon dismissal children leaving the school camnew hanover county reading assopus in the afternoons are dismissed from the parent pick up line in ciation s young authors writing the front circle only students truly walking to their homes or riding contest congratulations to wiio their bikes are dismissed from the south entrance thank you for your meinheit tyler hamilton and sara cooperation in helping us maintain campus safety meehan their entries will advance to the as always please do not hesitate to contact me if i can be of any assistance to you thank you for trusting us with your children every state level competition day sincerely robin hamilton ed.s principal watson school of education 5:30-7:30pm jan 16 marin luther king day-no school jan 20 half day for students/noon dismissal jan 23 teacher workday no school jan 25 last day to submit application to serve on the d.c virgo advisory board jan 26 parsley night at halligan s 4pm-9pm jan 26 county-wide science fair jan 27 bob morning marvels 7:30am room 407 jan 30 report cards go home jan 31 last day to enter the january `where s the patriot contest feb 7 nhcs board of education meeting spencer building 6:30pm feb 10 parsley s bingo night 6pm-8pm reflections contest correction congratulations to courtney van note for her achievement courtney was awarded third place for the photography k-2 portion of our parsley reflections contest way to go courtney and best of luck to all of our parsley patriots who advanced on to the county competition!

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parsley science fair parsley is having our annual science fair on january 10th we need a few volunteers to help set up and check in projects that morning from 7:15-8:30 if you are interested in helping with this event please contact pam cannon at pamela.cannon@nhcs.net or 910-790-2355 ext 405 notes from nurse fran welcome back to school and to the start of 2012 january is typically time for setting new year resolutions here are some ideas for healthy resolutions for elementary age kids have you child stop in and let me know what their healthy resolution is and if i can help them with it in any way i will drink milk and water three times each day and limit soda and fruit drinks to once each day i will apply sunscreen before i go outdoors on bright sunny days i will try to stay in the shade whenever possible and wear a hat and sunglasses especially when i m playing sports i will try to find a sport like basketball or soccer or an activity like playing tag jumping rope dancing or riding my bike that i like and do it at least three times a week i will always wear a helmet when bicycling i will wear my seat belt every time i get in a car i ll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat until i am tall enough to use a lap/shoulder seat belt i ll be nice to other kids i ll be friendly to kids who need friends ­ like someone who is shy or is new to my school i will get a good night sleep each night and make sure to start each school day with a healthy breakfast so that i can stay healthy and be ready to learn from the desk of mrs youmans aig match team the purpose of the aig match team is to determine if a student needs the differentiated services provided through the aig program an aig match team is established at each school site and includes the gifted education specialist teachers and administrators the aig match team gathers information and data regarding students who are nominated the aig match team makes decisions based on the following criteria student aptitude student achievement student performance observation of student behavior and student interest and motivation the aig match team at parsley meets at the beginning of each nine weeks to review any students who have been nominated students can be nominated at any time during the school year however once a student is nominated there are several factors which influence when the aig match team will meet on the student data and information must be gathered parents teachers and the student must complete aig forms regarding observations of the student and information about the student classroom observations of the student may need to be made former schools may need to be contacted and all pertinent test scores must be recorded this process is not rushed as the aig match team needs the opportunity to collect all applicable data before meeting on a student therefore if a student were nominated for example at the end of the first nine weeks the aig match team may not be able to meet on that child at the 2nd nine weeks meeting because there would not be sufficient time for the gathering of data/work samples/observations the aig match team would most likely meet on that student at the beginning of the 3rd nine weeks upcoming morning marvels for 4th and 5th grade battle of the books participants friday january 27 2012 thursday february 16 2012 wednesday february 29 2012 all sessions are 7:30-7:53 am in room 407 unless otherwise notified out of sight web sites please contact marie warren at marie@ec.rr.com or 350-0627 or 619-9003 for more information north carolina pta www.ncpta.org national pta for student parent topics www.pta.org sign up for the nhcs e-news update www.nhcs.net new hanover county council of ptas http teacherweb.com nc/newhanovercountyschools/newhanovercountycouncilofptas president vp fundraising vp special events treasurer recording secretary corresponding secretary pta council representative richard meehan kem gonzalez toni kirby chuck mapson sandi gessner garnett willard james yingling meehan28409@ec.rr.com akgonzalez@ec.rr.com tkirby1@ec.rr.com jadonsmom@chuckmapson.net sandig@ec.rr.com garnettw@ec.rr.com sfyingling@hotmail.com yearbook group activity photos will be taken in january strawbridge studios will be coming into our school for one day only therefore we will be unable to schedule makeup days please make every effort to have your student at school the appropriate date be on the lookout for dates if you have any questions please contact rhonda adams at adamsclan4@hotmail.com yearbook news

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parsley elementary school pta 2011-2012 pta membership drive $6 first membership $5 each additional membership simply fill out the membership form and return it to your child s teacher along with your payment cash or check made out to parsley pta a couple common misconceptions about joining the pta often people think that only one family member needs to join this is not true joining the pta is an individual event and open to everyone each parent and all teachers students grandparents aunts uncles friends guardians and neighbors are welcome anyone interested in improving the educational experience at parsley and being part of an effective advocacy group is invited i have been told by many that they do not have enough time to join the pta this is a big misunderstanding of what joining means joining the pta simply connects you to a wealth of information there is no time or volunteer commitment with a pta membership joining the parsley pta includes building relationships with the principal teachers staff and other parents becoming a member of the north carolina pta and the national pta obtaining access to the national pta members only website obtaining access to the national pta membership benefit program offering discounts through participating providers the pta is about half way to the membership goal for 2011 -2012 of 600 joelle ando parsley pta vp of membership joelleando@gmail.com annual membership dues gastos anuales $6 first member $5 additional members pta/ptsa name parsley pta 2011-2012 member s name nombre del miembro telephone number número de teléfono email child s names el nombre del hijo grade grado teacher maestro/maestra amount enclosed cantidad incluído

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