Suwanee Elementary Monday Mail

Week of January 11, 2016

Take a Look!

January 11 - 15

Tuesday - PTA Committee Meeting, 10:00am

Wednesday - Chess Club, 7:30am

Wednesday - Chorus, 7:30am

Wednesday - Spelling Bee, 8:30am

Wednesday - PTA Bingo Night

Thursday - Orchestra Club, 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday - Good News Club, 2:45-4:30pm

Friday - Readers Rally, 7:15am

Friday - All Pro Dad "Launch Day", 7:00am

Saturday - Parent Focus Group meeting, 7:30am

January 18 - 22

Monday - Dr. Martin L. King, Jr Day, Schoolwide Holiday

Wednesday - Chess Club, 7:30am

Wednesday - Chorus, 7:30am

Wednesday - Tech Club, 2:45- 4:00pm

Thursday - Orchestra Club, 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday - Good News Club, 2:45-4:30pm

Friday - Readers Rally, 7:15am

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All Pro Dad's Day

All Pro Dad’s Day is a monthly school program where dads and kids meet to have breakfast and enjoy meaningful conversation that strengthens their relationship. Our initial launch meeting open to all dads (parents) January 15, 2016 @ 7-7:45 AM.

Please see the website for more info on AllPro Dads and please RSVP! We look forward to seeing you here!

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Upcoming Parent Focus Groups

Our next focus group of the year is coming up in January and our focus will be on updating procedures at our school, specifically, our new Visitor Management System.

All are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Ms. Keag hosts these regular meetings for parents to share what we are doing well as a school, any barriers to excellence, and any ideas that would help our school community.

Thank you to all who attended our e-CLASS Parent Focus Group last month and provided key input about our use of this educational tool.

We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting!

The Media Center and PTA are excited to announce our author visit for this year: Kelly DiPucchio!

Kelly is the award-winning author of several children’s books: Clink, Everyone Loves Bacon, Gaston, and more. Two of her books, Grace For President and The Sandwich Swap, were New York Times bestsellers. The media center will be hosting a mini book fair the week before Kelly's visit to allow students to purchase books to be autographed. Details will be sent regarding titles and prices in February.

Want to learn more, check out Kelly's web site:

FREE text service for parents of 4 & 5 yr olds

  • provides literacy & math tips and resources
  • now available in English and Spanish.

What: Collaborative effort between Georgia Department of Education and Stanford University to create a free text service for parents of 4 & 5 yr olds that includes tips, facts and suggestions to promote early literacy and mathematics.

When: Text messages are sent every 2 to 3 days.

Please add to your webpage and newsletters as you deem appropriate:

Text "GAREADY4K" to 313131 to join! It's Free!

Envíe el mensaje de texto “GAREADY4KESP” al 313131 para comenzar a recibir mensajes en español totalmente gratis!

Georgia Milestones Assessment System Results

The Spring 2015 Georgia Milestones Assessment Results are in the Parent Portal for students who were in grades 3 through 5 during Spring 2015. In the Portal, parents can access a Parent Guide that explains the electronic score report. Below is a link to a press release outlining how students performed overall in Gwinnett County Public Schools:

Suwanee PTA Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

January 13 - Bingo Night - Our first event of 2016 will be a night of family fun!

Happy holidays from the Suwanee Elementary PTA!

Girls on the Run Spring Registration

Girls on the Run will begin spring registration, using a lottery system, on January 14th.

See our website for details about the new registration process:

GOTR meets twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m, beginning February 8th and ending the week of April 25th at Suwanee Elementary. The GOTR program is for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls. Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The fee is $170 for the 12-week season, and partial scholarships are available during online registration on a sliding scale fee starting at $25.

To register, see our website:

Order your Yearbook today

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Field Trip Fee

Don’t forget to pay your child’s Field Trip Fee.

One-time payment of $30.00 to cover all Field Trips, both in-school and off campus


If your Student has misplaced their jacket, lunch box, or any item,

please have them check our Lost and Found TODAY.

Safety and Security

All schools have a safety and security plans. The plans are designed with the help of school security and support staff members, as well as local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. Plans are reviewed and updated regularly. These plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents such as tornados, medical emergencies and criminal acts. All staff members are trained on all procedures as it relates to how to handle issues related to safety and security.

Jaguar Cafe News

Lunch and Breakfast Menu

To prepay for meals on-line use

*Free and reduced applications can be found on-line at

Suwanee Elementary School wants you to become a Business Partner

Levels of Business Sponsorships

Friends of Suwanee: Parent or Individual donations of a minimum of $100.

Name on display in school lobby

Bronze Sponsorship: $500 donation

Business Name listed on School Website

Business Name displayed in school lobby

Business Name mentioned in school newsletter

Recognition plaque to be displayed at business

Silver Sponsorship: $1250 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Recognition at a school event as a business partner

Gold Sponsorship: $2500 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Project recognition if project is paid for completely by sponsorship dollars.

Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Logo on student recognition certificate (Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, etc.)

Suwanee Elementary School

Business Partners
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