Welcome

Welcome to Parsons Elementary School.  Our Parsons vision is to empower all students to succeed as lifelong learners and responsible citizens.  As part of our PBIS program, we encourage our students to be safe, be responsible, and be respectful.  We welcome family and friends to stop by, visit us, and become an active part of our Parsons School family.
   Jonathan Downing, Principal

District Headlines

  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through March 11, 2016 take a 20-30 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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  • DPS Summer Camp - Window Program

    Summer Camps offer full hands-on learning and student led activities with DPS teachers, Millikin University pre-service students, and DPS high school interns. Application DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to download a copy of the current school calendar at a glance. This calendar was approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Operation Calculus

    Operation Calculus is a highly successful program that works with African-American students to close the achievement gap in honors level math courses. Click here to see more about the successful program.

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  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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  • Substitutes Wanted

    Find out how to become a substitute Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse at Decatur Public Schools. The application process is easy.

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  • Common Core Handbook for K-12

    Take a look at this Common Core handbook for K-12 students.This is a great resource for parents, out-of-school education providers, and volunteers.

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Announcements

  • Red Ribbon Week - October 26-30

     

    This is a week that is focused on keeping our kids drug free!!!  We are having dress up days at Parsons.

     

    Monday, Oct. 26th - I'm too bright for drugs - NEON/bright colors/sunglasses

    Tuesday, Oct. 27th - From head to toe, I'm drug free - hats and crazy sock day

    Wednesday, Oct. 28th - Superhero day - Dress like a superhero to show you have the power to say "No" to drugs

    Thursday, Oct. 29th - Say "Boo" to drugs - Halloween costumes (nothing gory or violent)

    Friday, Oct. 30th - No school

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