At Parsons Pre-K we think our grandparents are a hoot. We celebrate Grandparents Day in September with fun rotations for all. Grandparents and students visit photo booths, make a craft together, and read a story.
September is Hispanic Heritage Month. At Parsons, we love to celebrate our diverse cultures. Our Hispanic cultures are represented with a special parade where fashions and flags are marched through our halls as students and staff watch and cheer.
At the end of each grading cycle, each students receives a free book for their home library. Is important for students to have access to books at home to prepare them for future school success and help them become self-confident and motivated readers.
Parsons Pre-K is proud to have a bilingual Vietnamese program. We celebrate the Lunar New Year with our students by hosting lion dancers and watching traditional performances by our bilingual Vietnamese students. Every year our students are asked to perform at a celebration in the community where they sing and dance for big crowds, some have included Garland's mayor and our GISD Superintendent, Dr. Lopez.
We have so much fun at our field trips to Naaman Forest High School to see the theater students perform. The NFHS Theatre Department does an awesome job entertaining our students with magical stories, amazing costumes, and stunning backgrounds.
To celebrate a milestone in preschool we celebrate 100 days of school. We hold an assembly where students do 100 exercises, read 100 words, and count to 100. All students are led into the assembly by a parade of all things 100. Students work with their families to create something that represents 100 days of school to showcase in the parade. We love seeing everyone's creativity and we are so proud of our families for rocking their very first 100 days of school.
Our students have the unique opportunity to visit the Crayola Experience in Plano, TX. The Crayola Experience is kind enough to close the building to the general public during our time there so that the safety of our students is the number one priority. Students have a great time doing art projects and experimenting with colors.
In March, students are asked to invite their male role model to school for a special event called My Hero Day. Alongside their heroes, students enjoy snacks and read a book. Of course no super hero day would be complete without making a shield to take home. There are two prizes given out to the best superhero duo in costume.
To celebrate a successful school year, Parsons hosts Panda Prom. Students and family members come dressed up and ready to dance just like a real prom. Ticket holders are provided pizza, cookies, and juice. Parents, students, and staff enjoy dancing, taking photos by beautiful backdrops, and getting a chance to see our favorite panda bear, Pablo. Proceeds from the prom go directly into our scholarship fund, which is given to graduating seniors who attended Parsons as students.
We celebrated our moms by hosting a Tutus and Bow ties Mother's Day event. Moms and daughters dress up in tutus while boys sport their awesome bow ties. Our librarian reads a story about how amazing moms are and then a craft is handed out to students to decorate for their moms. Students sing "You are my sunshine" to their mothers and enjoy a delicious snack afterwards. After the craft, everyone poses for photos in front of decorated backdrops.