The Missionof 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!"
'Parsley: Making Tomorrow Together' Commercial
Elementary School 3518
Masonboro Loop Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28409
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
You may also choose to communicate with staff members using e-mail.
School hours are 8:00am to
2:30pm. Students may begin arriving at 7:30. 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.
are the Parsley Patriot Kids:
Liberty, Justice and Freedom.
We have a student enrollment
of approximately 580 students and a faculty of over 70 teachers and
support staff. We have 26 regular Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms
and two special education class.
Students are taught
core curriculum in accordance with North Carolina standards. Students receive
instruction in Art, Music and PE once a week.
Our arts curriculum is further enhanced by PTA sponsored events held
throughout the school year. Arts
Alive is our semi-annual showcase
of the visual and musical arts allowing families to admire student art and
participate in hands-on activities. Fourth and Fifth grade students have the
opportunity to participate in Choral Performances. Just before the school year ends,
students put into play many of the PE skills they learned by participating in
Students in Kindergarten
through Fifth grade are scheduled to visit the Media Center every week. Students
may also visit the Media Center during the school day from 7:30 to 7:53
and throughout the school day to check out books. Access to the computer lab is flexible. Teachers
sign up for whole class or small group instruction or projects. The
computer lab is an extension of the classroom.
many students receive enrichment in our AIG program (gifted
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.
Our occasional Friday production
Today" is filmed
live from the classroom that is performing and is broadcast throughout
the building. Since each show showcases a different classroom that has
signed up to perform, the viewing audience of students, staff and parents
are treated to unique shows that generally spotlight what the class has
most recently been studying. This can be anything from a skit,
song, report, or even a game show. Student Council uses Parsley Today to kick off special projects like our annual food drive. Parsley Today is also used to recognize
student achievement such as Science Fair winners. Parsley Today is
optional for teachers who choose to participate. On the Fridays
when a show has been scheduled, we will be airing at 8:00am.
Education program is an important part of the curriculum for Parsley
students. Our Guidance Counselor coordinates school-wide
Character Education programs. Classroom teachers integrate character
education in lessons throughout the week.
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
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.
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
Our school, staff, students and
PTA have earned many Honors and Awards since we opened in 2001.
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
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.