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About Parsley Elementary

The Mission of Parsley Elementary is to nurture responsible decision-makers, who are cooperative, passionate self-learners respectful of diversity.  Through engaging students in relevant and individualized learning, we will produce creative and dynamic citizens who will contribute to and flourish in our global society.

The Vision of Parsley is to instill a passion for learning and nurture well-rounded, respectful, contributing citizens of a globally competitive society.

Parsley's Motto is "Parsley Pride is on Our Side!"
(about our motto)

Transcript of "What Makes Parsley Special?" video


Parsley Elementary School
3518 Masonboro Loop Rd.
Wilmington, NC  28409

Phone: 910.790.2355
Fax: 910.790.2362


Each staff member has voice mail. If you would like to call and leave a message for a teacher, you may dial the extension number any time after the message begins. For directory assistance, dial 411. Teachers will return your call after 2:45. If it is an emergency, dial 0. Note: Information about transportation changes should be left with the office, not as a message on the teacher's voice mail.

You may also choose to communicate with staff members using e-mail.

Parsley Web Site Address:  E-mail the webmaster:

Principal: Robin Hamilton

Assistant Principal: Rosemarie Wheeler
e-mail: rosemarie.wheeler(at)

Hours of the regular school day: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
Students may enter the school building at 7:25 a.m.

 Where is Parsley? Click here for a Parsley location map.
(This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.)

  We welcome your comments, suggestions, or questions.
Please e-mail us at

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Walter L. Parsley Elementary School, home of the Patriots, is located in Wilmington, North Carolina. We opened in August of 2001.  We are a 2006 NC Real D.E.A.L. School.

Our motto is "Parsley Pride is on our side!"
Our mascots are the Patriot Kids.

Click here to learn about the history of Parsley Elementary.

School hours are 8:00am to 2:30pm. Students may begin arriving at 7:25.  The first bell rings at 7:53 and morning announcements begin at 7:55. Instruction begins at 8:00am and students are tardy at this time.

  Patriot KidsWe are the Parsley Patriot Kids:
Liberty, Justice and Freedom.

Learn more about the Patriot Kids...

We have a student enrollment of approximately 675 students and a faculty of over 75 teachers and support staff. We have 31 regular kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms and three special education class. 

Students are taught core curriculum in accordance with North Carolina and Common Core standards. Students receive instruction in Art, Music and PE once a week.  Choral Performances by some of the grade levels are held throughout the year. Just before the school year ends, students put into play many of the PE skills they learned by participating in Fun Day.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are scheduled to visit the Media Center every week.  Students may also visit the Media Center during the morning from 7:25 to 7:53. 

Upon qualification, many students receive enrichment in our AIG program (gifted education). AIG enrichment covers many curriculum areas including Language Arts, Math, Music and Art. The needs of students qualifying for other special educational services are also met.

Parsley staff are committed to the academic excellence of all our students and participate in various committees that meet regularly throughout the school year. One such committee is the School Improvement Team which also has elected parent representatives.

Extra curricular activities/clubs are offered.   We hold our own Battle of the Books. In 2006, the PTA started the Parsley Morning Walking program which gives students an opportunity to walk before school starts promoting healthy students. Parsley Pacers and Science Olympiad are two other programs offered after school.

Our supportive and active PTA contributes to the success of our school with many special activities for students and their families. Volunteers are also in integral part of our success. Their assistance helps teachers and enriches the lives of those students they work with.

Our school, staff, students and PTA have earned many Honors and Awards since we opened in 2001.

Other pages of interest: Staff Websites, Staff e-mail, Meet Our Staff.

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The Flag Patrol raises and lowers the American flag each day.

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The signal flags flying in front of Parsley have a special meaning.  Can you decipher the code?

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Click here to learn about New Hanover County Alternative Enrollment Options

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If you are looking for information on employment opportunities (ie. teaching positions, teacher assistant positions, etc.) please see the New Hanover County Schools Personnel Page for job listings.

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Parsley welcomes Visitors and Volunteers! Upon entering the building ALL visitors must report to the front office to sign in and receive a visitors' sticker.  Please review our visiting and volunteering policies page.

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NHCS logo   In compliance with Federal law, including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, New Hanover County Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of disability, race, religion, national, or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, or gender except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.
   To file a complaint of discrimination, contact: Dr. Rick Holliday, Deputy Superintendent, Student Support and Federal Programs, 6410 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, Telephone (910) 254-4206; Fax (910) 254-4226.
   Copyright Notice: No materials on any of New Hanover County Schools' web pages may be copied without written permission unless permission is clearly stated on the page. All of the 'Patriot Kids' graphics on this website are the property of Parsley Elementary and may not be copied for use in any other format.

Walter L. Parsley Elementary School, 3518 Masonboro Loop Rd., Wilmington, NC  28409, Telephone (910) 790-2355, Fax (910) 790-2362

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