Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter - January 2019

January Events

January 3 - Back to School

January 4 - Report Cards go home

January 4 - All Pro Dad Breakfast meeting, 8 AM

January 11 - 1st Semester Awards Ceremony, see information below

January 11 – All Pro Dad Movie Night, doors open at 5:30 PM

January 17 - 100th Day of School

January 21 – Martin L. King Day - Student/Staff Holiday

January 24 – Title I Parent Meeting, 6 PM

January 24 – STEAM Night, 6:45 PM

January 25 – Guest Reader, 9 AM

January 25 – Skate Night, 5:30 PM

Principal's Message

Happy New Year! I hope your break included lots of rest and fun with friends and family. We are looking forward to returning to school this week. Many of us are ready to resume a normal routine after staying up late and sleeping in for the past week.

At Partee we are looking forward to the 2nd semester. We experienced great success the first half of the year and we are ready to finish the year strong. Please make sure to mark your calendars for the events we have each month. You can find this information in the newsletter and on the calendar that on the Partee ES website.

Our school is working diligently to create a strong and sustainable PTA. This month we will be hosting a PTA information session on Saturday, January 26 for any parent who wants to learn more about how to support the Partee ES community. Please see the information below to sign up to attend the information session in January and February.

Generals Salute!

Dr. McCain

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

5 Star Salute!

DeAnna Espinoza, Partee Media Specialist on receiving a $3,500 grant from Walton EMC for her proposal to create a filming and editing studio.

Deborah Bridges, our Parent Liaison, on being awarded a grant from Rack Room’s Shoes That Fit program.

Parent Volunteers - for supporting the students at Partee ES the first half of the school year. Thank you for mentoring students, covering lunch duty for teachers, helping with monitoring the halls for testing, presenting to students, reading to students, etc.

All Pro Dads - for volunteering to cover lunch duty, help with the PBIS Star Gala, and for donating to help Partee ES families during the holidays.

PTA Update

If you are interested in learning more about serving on the Partee PTA, please RSVP for one of the two informational sessions using the following link:

Staying Healthy

The 2018-19 flu season has begun and Georgia is experiencing higher levels of flu than anticipated for this time of year. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend an annual flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect against influenza. And, although the flu shot can't prevent every case of flu, it can protect you from more severe illness. It’s not too late to get a flu shot; so consider getting a shot for yourself and your family members, especially those with asthma and other chronic illnesses.

Health officials encourage families to take precautions to limit the spread of illness, including washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home and keeping ill children home when flu-like and other cold symptoms appear.

If your child has flu-like symptoms, please contact your physician or health clinic for recommendations. The flu may last 7-10 days. If your child has a fever, they must be kept home. They must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school.

Please refer to this Healthy Habits link for tips on flu prevention. If you have questions about the flu or flu prevention, you may also contact the Gwinnett County Health Department at 770-339-4260.

We appreciate your efforts in helping us keep our students and staff well and healthy!

1st Semester Awards Ceremony

It’s that special time of year when we acknowledge the hard work of our students. Our 1st Semester Awards Program will be held in the gym on Friday, January 11. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Principal’s Award, Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Citizenship

  • 9:30 - 10:30 - 4th and 5th grades
  • 10:45 - 11:45 - 1st and 2nd grades
  • 1:30 - 2:30 - Kindergarten and 3rd grades

Season's Greetings from the Media Center

Our next Guest Reader is right around the corner and we need YOU! There are two dates left for this school year and our goal is for 100% of classrooms to have a Guest Reader. Please consider signing up by visiting today. The next Guest Reader is scheduled for Friday, January 25th at 9 AM.

Looking for other ways to engage your students in learning? Don't forget about our excellent partner in education, Gwinnett County Public Library. Stop by the Centerville Branch or check out their calendar at to find an amazing event happening soon!

Area IV Board Member

Our newly elected Board Member, Mr. Everton "EJ" Blair, was sworn in on Thursday, December 20, 6:30 at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center. He makes history as the first African American and the youngest person to serve on the GCPS Board of Education. His is also a 2009 Shiloh HS graduate! Go GENERALS!

Please Donate

Our clinic is always in need of your support. Currently we are out of boys and girls bottoms sizes 5-12. If you have any clothing items your children have grown out of, we would certainly appreciate them.

Thank you!

Counselor's Corner by Brenda Foster

With the start of a new year, it is a great time to teach your child about the world’s many cultures and how everyone deserves to be treated with understanding and care. This month, and every month, it is a great time to put the golden rule into action: Treat others the way you want to be treated. No matter what else children learn and master, the golden rule is an essential one for their future and for the world. Happy New Year!

Looking Ahead - February 2019 Events

February 1 – All Pro Dad Breakfast meeting, 8 AM

February 8 – PTA Father & Daughter Dance

February 13 – Black History

February 15 – Student/Teacher Holiday or Inclement Weather Day 1

February 18 – President’s Day – Student/Teacher Holiday

February 20 & 21 Early Release

  • Dismissal at 12:20 PM each day
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 22 – PTA Skate Night, 6:00 PM

February 26 – Spring Picture Day

Have You Signed Up for the Parent Portal?

It's easy! Log on to and create your account. With access you can: update student information, check your child's attendance record, see their grades; and opt into School Messenger. With School Messenger, you get text messages on school wide events and notification of when your child's bus has let the campus late.