Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter - February 2021

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February Events

2/3-7 - School Counselor Week

2/11 - School Council Meeting 9:30-10:30 am

2/12 - Student/Teacher Holiday

2/15 - President's Day Student Holiday/Teacher Planning

2/17 & 2/18 - Early Release - Dismissal at 12:20 pm & Parent/Teacher Conferences

2/23 - Virtual Principal Chat (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm) ZOOM link will be posted on Partee's website

2/24 - Virtual Principal Chat (10:00 am -11:00 am) ZOOM link will be posted on Partee's website

2/25 - Spring Picture Day (Digital Students can come to Partee between 3:45 pm -6:00 pm)

Principal Message


Greetings Generals!


I am Mrs. Jennifer Clowers, the proud principal of Partee Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such amazing students, extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. We will miss Dr. McCain and wish her the best in her new role as Assistant Superintendent in Gwinnett.


I began my educational career almost 20 years ago. I previously worked in DeKalb County School District and Atlanta Public Schools. I have experience as an elementary school teacher, Instructional Coach, and have served as an assistant principal for the last four years at Partee Elementary. All of these experiences have afforded me the opportunity to gain new insights into the positive impact a school has on the children and the community in which they serve.


This month, I will be hosting several opportunities for us to get acquainted. The dates and times for these opportunities will be emailed and posted on the website. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you as we work together to ensure the success of every student in the Partee Elementary School family. I look forward to partnering with each of you to be certain that our students are successful.


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



Thank you for your support!


Your proud principal,

Mrs. Clowers

Kids Heart Challenge

We will begin our "Kids Heart Challenge". The event will be held January 25th-March 5th. Please click the link below to join the challenge.

https://www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/ym_khc_get_started_guide.html


Guide to get started - Kids Heart Challenge - American Heart Association

The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun and exciting event where your student learns about their heart while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association. It prepares your child for success through physical and emotional well-being.

www2.heart.org

From the Parent Center

Corner's Academy is a tutoring program that provides academic assistance and support to students. Please reach out to Travis Sanders @ 404-565-7120 to receive additional information about the program.



As always if you need assistance, please contact Mrs. Bridges at (678) 344-4410. She is here to support you and your student's needs in this pandemic.

Shiloh Middle School Transition Nights

Rising Generals Transition Night #1

February 25, 6:00 PM


Rising Generals Transition Night #2

May 6, 6:00 PM


Rising 6th grade parents will be provided with resources, links to AKS guides, sample class schedules, and promotion criteria to prepare students to transition to middle school.


Email Ms. Spence, Parent Instructional Coordinator at shernita.spence@gcpsk12.org if you have questions.

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From the Media Center

February may be a short month, but it is jam packed with many activities. Celebrate Black History month by visiting the Partee Library eClass page. Here you will find stories read by Partee teachers and fun facts about these outstanding history makers. The Partee Library eClass page is always available for accessing eBooks and databases. And while you're there, don't forget to encourage your child to submit a video for What Are You Reading Wednesday and/or Flash Dance Friday.


Guest Reader is pleased to be back with a safe way for volunteers to share their love of books. This program will be offered on the second Wednesday of every month. The guest reader for the month will read from the library while being broadcast to the rooms and digitally for students at home. Sign up now to read to a class room!


And the Book Fair is returning at the end of this month! More information about the BookFair will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

Mask and Face Coverings

Mask and Face Coverings


GCPS requires employees, students, and visitors in school facilities to wear masks or cloth face coverings.

Please ensure that your child is wearing a mask before he/she gets on the bus

If possible, keep a spare mask in his/her bookbag, and wash cloth masks regularly.

Masks and other face coverings are a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and ono other people when we talk, cough, or sneeze.

  1. All masks or face coverings should fully cover the nose and mouth, secure under the chin, and fit securely against both sides of the face. The CDC does not recommend using masks if they have an exhalation valve or vent.
  2. Face shields may be worn in addition to a mask, but not in place of a mask or face covering.
  3. The use of a mask or face covering is not a substitute for social distancing when possible.
  4. Students may remove their masks during meals, and when students are outside and social distancing can be achieved.
  5. If a student is not wearing a mask or face covering (that is not a face shield):
  • The student will be asked to adhere to the current mask guidelines
  • A disposable mask will be provided for the student
  • If a student continues to refuse to wear a mask, then the parent will be called to pick up their student and a conference will be held to discuss the option of digital instruction.

Students with Disabilities

We understand that some of our students with disabilities are unable to wear a mask for extended periods and accommodations will be made for these students.


Medical Conditions

Students and employees who have medical conditions that make wearing a mask difficult will need to provide medical documentation from a doctor.

Notes from the School Counselor

Parents, please check your Class Dojo and Partee ES website regarding information about The Child Lure lessons that your child will participate in for the month of February and March. If you do not want your child to participate in these lessons, you must provide a written notification by February 19, 2021 to your child's counselor or teacher.


Virtual Career Day- April 2, 2021- Contact Ms. Kitchen, School Counselor, if you wish to be a presenter.

RBES Parent Survey

Due to the pandemic, GCPS is administering a contactless version of the RBES Parent Survey this year. There will be no paper or school computer option. Instead, SchoolMessenger will deliver an email invitation to families to complete a survey for each school at which they have one or more enrolled students. The confidential survey will be available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese and will be accessed using the link and unique code provided in the SchoolMessenger email. The RBES Parent Survey will be available from February 8 through February 26. Your participation helps us to continuously improve our school. Thank you in advance for making your voice heard!

Shiloh HS Community School

Shiloh Community School is planning for the 2021/22 school year and wants to hear from you! What courses, classes, or seminars would you like us to offer? Until the schools open for community use after school, classes will be virtual. Would you like courses about exercise, taxes, financial planning, crafts, gardening, personal safety, getting unstuck in life, helping my child with digital learning, driver’s education, de-stressing … anything to make life better!


Please complete this short survey so we can locate the professionals to make it happen! When you finish the survey, select submit and it will automatically be sent to Ms. Landress.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefGTM3jXbo0In18Q24Nz6DYbp2B7mybyYXG xRbQSuf-yTpHQ/viewform?usp=pp_url


For any who would like to strengthen their English skills, English as a Second Language courses are also taught through Gwinnett Tech. Next registrations starts in March. For more information about adult ESL classes go to their website.

http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/ESL



Remember, the Shiloh Community School is here for you, your student, teachers, and others in our community. We welcome everyone to take advantage of our offerings.

We are very excited to offer the courses you want and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Cecelia Landress

Shiloh Cluster Community School Director

#StayConnected Cecelia.Landress@gcpsk12.org

Have You Signed Up for the Parent Portal?

It's easy! Log on to https://gwinnett.k12.ga.us/parents/PPS/login 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.

Boosterthon is Coming to Partee!

Parents please join us in our first ever Boosterthon. This is an initiative to help raise funds for Partee and ultimately our students. We will hold our “Kick Off” on Monday March 15th, 2021. Our promotional ads will began as soon as next week detailing how you and your family can best support our school in this endeavor. Please look for flyers to come home, and updates on our school website. This event will be an opportunity for our students to raise money, win prizes, get fit, and have fun in the process. Stay tuned for details.

March Upcoming Events

3/01 - Read Across America Week

3/02 - Digital Learning Day 2 - All students learn @ home

3/10 - Guest Reader

3/11 - Virtual STEM Night 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

3/12 - Student/Teacher Holiday

3/14 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

3/15 - Boosterthon Kick-off

3/16 - Digital Learning Day 3 - All students learn @ home

3/19 - Progress Reports Go Home

3/23 - Boosterthon Main Event