Generals Connect

Engage every child, every family, every day

November 13 - 17, 2023 *** Volume 6, Issue 16

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Translation available in all languages - see Translate located on right side of page.

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The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
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We ask that all parents use email group to communicate with front office staff about the pick-up changes and/or updates.

This will help us to avoid confusion and delays during the busy time of the day.

We will need the following information in your email.
Name of Student
Homeroom Teacher
What is the change of transportation
How many days

If Car Rider- Who is picking up and copy of ID attached.

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Anderson-Livsey celebrates

Family Engagement Month

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Join us

Thursday, Nov. 16 ** 7:30am-8:30am

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Friendly reminders.....

School Hours 8:15am - 2:45pm

Car riders can arrive and enter the building at 7:00am

Car rider lane closes at 8:10

Parents must drop students off in front of school after this time.

***Please make sure your student comes to school with a book bag EVERY DAY. This guarantees a safe and secure travel home.***

It is very important that students are in school before 8:15 to begin their academic day.

PLEASE NOTE.... Breakfast ends at 8:30.

**Students arriving after 8:15 - parent MUST come into the vestibule and front desk will check student in**

Make sure that individuals authorized to check your student out of school are listed on the student registration form and remind them to have their photo identification.

Students cannot be checked out after 2:00pm.

Dismissal begins at 2:45pm.

Car riders 2:45 - 3:10 after this time you must come inside to pick up your child.

Office Hours 7:30am - 3:30pm

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October 9-- November 30 -- United Way Campaign

November 6-15 -- Turkey Drive sponsored by 5-star steppers

November 14 -- All Pro Dad meeting -- 7:30am

November 16 -- Celebrating Family Engagement Month -- 7:30am-8:30am

"Muffins with Mom" and "Doughnuts with Dads"

November 20-24 -- THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 28 -- Counselor's Recognition lunch for Gratitude

November 29 -- School Spelling Bee (4th & 5th grade students)

December 4-15 -- District Assessments (DAs) -- Grades 1-5

December 4-7 -- Holiday Photo Session for Families 4:30pm-7:00pm

December 4-8 -- Holiday Shop - during school day

December 6 -- Holiday Lunch -- Grades PreK, Kdg, 2, 4, ASD 1-2

December 7 -- Holiday lunch -- Grades 1, 3, 5, ASD 3-5

December 14 -- Holiday Concert 5:00pm

December 18 - January 3 -- WINTER BREAK

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Meets Tuesday, Nov. 14@ 7:30am

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Mid-Year District Assessments (DAs)

begin Dec 4th- Dec 15th

students in Grades 1-5

    • Dec 4: Social Studies
    • Dec 5: Science
    • Dec 5: Make Ups
    • Dec 6: ELA
    • Dec 7: Math
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We are asking all families to make sure to register on MyPaymentsPlus. All fees associated with ALES and your child will be paid via this portal. This includes: Lunch, field trips, lost textbooks or library books, extracurricular activities, etc. This is also the location for all school documents you need to read and sign off on.

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Family Daily eTips -- November 13-19

Please clink link to read daily eTip.

Monday, November 13 --

Tuesday, November 14 --

Wednesday, November 15 --

Thursday, November 16 --

Friday, November 17 --

Saturday, November 18 --

Sunday, November 19 --

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Communication with your child's teacher

Parents please note.....ParentSquare is how we as a school and county communicate. ClassDojo is not used to communicate with teachers/parents regarding transportation, concerns, etc. It is now only used to record Dojo PBIS points earned by students.

ONLY ParentSquare is being used for communication.

Please sign up with ParentSquare -- you are missing out on important class/school news if you do not have it.

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The Office of Family Engagement in the Department of Federal Programs invites all families to join the “Family-School Partnership Advisory Council (PAC)” meeting on November 13, 2023, from 6:00 until 7:30 PM.

Click here to RSVP

or click

We are excited to meet in-person with all families at the

Grayson Room, Instructional Support Center.

During this meeting, GCPS families will receive information about Title I, Title II, Title III, ESSER, and Family Engagement. Families will have the opportunity to provide input on how these funds are utilized to support students, staff, and schools.

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SWA Connect - Affordable Connectivity Program

You may qualify for a FREE tablet if you qualify for one of the programs listed below.

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Free & Reduced -Price School Lunch Program
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Programs
  • Qualify through my income

Go to to apply.

Tablets will be delivered to the school and you will receive a phone call to come pick it up.

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United Way Campaign 2023

The goal of United Way, “to help every child unlock their full potential.”

According to the most recent data from United Way Atlanta, more than 500,000 of Greater Atlanta’s 1.2 million children and youth live in areas of high need, where measures of child well-being are significantly lower than their neighbors’.

Your neighborhood is likely within a few miles of children, youth, and families who need our support. United Way’s latest Child Well-Being Index shows that 79 neighborhoods across the Greater Atlanta region are among the most in need and are also in a state of declining child well-being compared to just a few years ago. As a result, 77,000 children in these circumstances will either be at risk or lifted up to achieve their full potential through equitable access to health care, education, housing, and healthy food.eing are significantly lower than their neighbors’.

How your donation helps

  • More children can go to school focused on learning instead of hunger.
  • Someone who overcame chronic homelessness can receive counseling.
  • A child can receive quality after-school programming.
  • An infant can attend a high-quality daycare, so their parent can work.
  • More youth are improving their school attendance and engagement.

United Way Campaign 2023 - How our students can help


Our students can help raise money too!

Activities for the School

$1 to participate per activity each week

The money we raise with these activities allows us to get 50% profit back in the spring.

collecting monies from students -- Front lobby -- Thursday morning 7:30-8:10

Pajama Day raised $307.67

Stuffed Animal Day raised $70

Wacky Shoe Day raised $7

Workout Day raised $29

Thursday, November 16 -- Superhero Day – wear your favorite superhero outfit

Thursday, November 30 -- Inside Out Day – wear your clothes inside out

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A Note from our ALES Clinic


Health Management Plans: Students that have medical conditions that require monitoring or medications such as asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, severe allergies, seizures, etc. will need a health management plan completed by the parent/guardian. Allergy, Asthma, and Diabetic Plans require a physician’s signature and require more than one form to be completed..

Please make sure all emergency contact numbers and emails are up to date.

Make sure all medical conditions for your child are listed in Synergy.

Check-Out Policy: The clinic is available for illnesses and injuries that occur during school hours. If a student is too ill to remain at school a parent/guardian will be contacted to pick the student up.

Medications: The following guidelines must be adhered to for the safety of all students.

  • All medications - prescription and over-the counter must be brought to the clinic by the parent and the medication must be in its original container.
  • Administration of Medication form must be accompanied with each medication.
  • No student should be carrying any medications in the school building.
  • All medications in the clinic must be picked up by the parent at the end of the school year. Any medications left in the clinic after that time will be disposed.

Students in Grades PreK - 2nd should keep a change of clothes in their book bags daily.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

678-344-2466 telephone

678-344-2083 fax

Thank you,

Kelley Carr

23-24SY Clinic Wish List

Donations can be brought to the clinic.

  • Band-Aids (all sizes)
  • Chapstick
  • Gently used clothing (boys/girls, sizes 4T-16Y)
  • Shoelaces
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Facial Tissues
  • Undershirts (boys/girls) --- All sizes
  • Underwear (must be new) boys/girls -- All sizes
  • Wipes (non-scented)
  • Lotion
  • Leggings - all sizes

Food Allergies

Safety is always our greatest concern. Your child's teacher, the clinic and the cafeteria staff need to know if you child has any food allergies and/or restrictions. If there are certain foods that your child cannot have because they have had or could have an allergic reaction to, please send written notice to your child's teacher and Ms. Carr in the clinic. The cafeteria staff will need doctor notification of this allergy as well. If your child has diet restrictions due to vegetarian and/or religious choice, please send a note to Ms. Harge in the cafeteria. Our clinic and cafeteria staff are very mindful of this information and always want to have the most accurate and up to date information. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
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Play 2 Learn


It is a FREE program offered at all Gwinnett elementary schools.

Looking for children ages birth to 5 years to be a part of our Play 2 Learn program. Class is comprised of 20 students enrolled. Please see Ms. Lindsay (Family Engagement Center) to register your child.

Our main goal of this program:

  • Build the capacity in parents to be their child's first teacher
  • Expose children to a high quality school environment
  • Provide social opportunities for children
  • Increase access to books and resources for children and parents

(an adult must stay with child during the class)

Must provide:

  • copy of birth certificate
  • must reside in Gwinnett County
  • two proofs of residency
  • identification of enrolling parent
  • P2L enrollment form completed

These items must be submitted before your child can start the program.

Our Play 2 Learn@home website is filled with exciting read-alouds, easy ideas for activities at home, and important early learning resources.

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Gwinnett Building Babies' Brains

is excited to share highlights showing the importance of early learning!

We want to raise awareness and highlight the following key points:

  1. Early Learning Matters: The early years of a child's life are a critical period for brain development with at least a million neural connections being built every second!
  2. Parental Involvement: We encourage families to engage in meaningful interactions and provide a stimulating environment for their children. They are, of course, their child’s first and best teacher!
  3. Access to Resources: We promote access to high-quality resources and programs that support early learning.

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We welcome you to sign up for this year's PTA.

DUES $15.00

Link to join PTA:

Why Join? The Anderson-Livsey PTA needs you!


Help your child perform better academically by being an active participant and role model in the community that helps raise your child!


Help create a positive, caring, and engaging community by supporting the teachers and administration!


Develop powerful relationships with teacher and staff while making life-long friends with other parents!


Volunteering your time, talents and energy while socializing with other parents is fun, healthy, and rewarding!

Are you a PTA Member with a business?

Then we are looking for you!

Area 1 Gwinnett County Council of PTAs is creating our own Yellow Pages book of our members that operate their own business. We want to be able to support our local businesses and this book will be our resource. The only requirement - you must be a 2023-2024 paid PTA member.

Please provide the following:

business name (your name if not included in business name)

address / phone number

website (if applicable)

type of service

hours of operation

Please send this information to

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Addressing school concerns

Gwinnett County Public Schools finds that the quickest and most effective way to resolve a concern regarding your child is by addressing it at the most direct level.

In our school district, we care about each and every student, and believe that open and honest communication between parents and teachers is a key to student success. Thank you for partnering with your child’s teacher and school to address any concerns.

  1. Teacher - First, talk to your child’s teacher or a counselor at school for assistance. Most concerns are resolved at the classroom level.
  2. Assistant Principal - If the concern is not resolved at the classroom level, please visit with your child’s assistant principal.
  3. Principal - If working with the AP does not adequately address the issue, please meet with the school principal.
  4. Cluster Superintendent - If the issue persists, please call 678-301-6000, and ask to speak to the cluster superintendent who is assigned to the school your child attends.
  5. Chief of Schools - If, after following steps one through four, your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, please contact the Chief of Schools for School Improvement and Operations.

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Do you have a library card?

Thanks to a partnership between GCPS and the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), every GCPS student's school ID doubles as a GCPL library card, giving access to the extensive print and digital resources of the county library system at any one of 15 branches around Gwinnett and online. A library card enables you to do more than just check out books; it provides free access to movies, online magazines—and even subscription websites. You can learn new languages, discover your family history, participate in events, and add job-specific software skills to your resume. Apply online for free today! is available for GCPS students at no charge

Gwinnett County Public Library, in partnership with GCPS, provides access to to assist students in learning remotely.

The Learning Suite combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with powerful diagnostic tools and self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners. Get one-on-one tutoring in any math, science, social studies, and English subject. covers 40 subjects, including AP courses.

Live tutoring support is available daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, students can upload a document 24/7 for tutor feedback that will be reviewed and returned later.

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Publix Partners is donating to our school.

Help your favorite school every time you shop.

Giving back to your school is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Join Club Publix, if you’re not already a member. Terms & conditions apply.
  2. Log in to your Club Publix account. Select My Publix Partner in your profile to choose your school.
  3. Pay with the Publix app or enter your phone number at checkout, and Publix will donate a portion of your eligible purchase to your school.*

*All in-store purchases are eligible, excluding gift cards, alcohol, tobacco, lottery items, money services, postage stamps, and prescriptions. Not available at Florida stores, Publix GreenWise Market stores, or with online transactions including Instacart.

Give back to your school.

Your school will receive a check up to four times a year based on minimum earnings of $250 per quarter. If your school does not earn $250 in a quarter, any funds accrued will carry over to the next quarter.

Your school chooses how to use the money. Whether they need computers or microscopes, art supplies or sports equipment, Publix Partners can help.

2023-2024 Administrative Team

Please contact the administrator for your grade level if you have questions or concerns.

Dr. Charlotte Sadler - Interim Principal

Assistant Principals:

Seumeika Blake-Carter - Title 1, Grades Pre-K - 1st

Denell Laidler - Special Education, 504, Grades 2 - 3

Christopher Jackson - Special Areas, Grades 4 - 5

Family Engagement Center

Family Engagement Center is located on the main hall Room 1.121

Laura Lindsay

Parent Instructional Coordinator


8:00am - 2:30pm



Anderson-Livsey Elementary School is a community of diverse scholars striving to be team players who are accountable and respectable.


The mission of Anderson-Livsey Elementary School is to provide an enriching and challenging learning environment that positively impacts and supports the optimal academic and social growth of all students leading them to become responsible, contributing citizens with a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime.


We believe that all children can learn.

We believe that high standards lead to high student achievement.

We believe in building positive relationships and valuing the differences of our peers, students and parents.

Visit the school's website for updated information, upcoming events, school notifications and much more.

Visit Us

4521 Centerville Highway

Snellville, GA 30039

Contact Us

Phone: 678.344.2082

Fax: 678.344.2083

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