The Patrick Parent Weekly

November 18, 2022

Announcements and Reminders

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Science Fair Information

The Gwinnett County Science Fair will be held on February 24, 2023. This year, Patrick is opening the science fair to our 4th and 5th grade students. Students are allowed to work in groups of up to three people. Mrs. Calvert has allotted time for students to work on their science fair projects in STEM class. Patrick will be holding a local school fair in late January; this date will be finalized soon.

Students who want to participate in the science fair will be given a packet in STEM to complete their projects. This packet is also linked below. Students need to have their projects approved by December 9th and should let Mrs. Calvert know about their topics.

Mrs. Calvert will be hosting help sessions Tuesday, December 6th, Tuesday, December 13th, and Tuesday, December 20th at 7:15 A.M. in the STEM classroom. Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Calvert with any questions or concerns. You can also visit the Gwinnett Science, Engineering, and Innovation Fair website for more information.

Link to Science Fair Notebook

Patrick is Collecting for the CHOA Toy Drive

We will be having a Toy Drive starting the Monday after Thanksgiving. The toys will be sent directly to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for the kids that have to spend Christmas in the hospital. Below is a wish list of approved toys. If you would like to donate, all toys should be new and unwrapped. The deadline to bring in your gift will be the Friday, December 16th.

Watch the CHOA therapy dogs help Santa deliver presents below and see how much your gifts can help this season.

Hospital Therapy Dogs Help Santa Deliver Presents

Resources for Assistance During the Holidays

Please see the links below if you are in need of holiday assistance this year. You may reach out to our counselor, Heather Doran, with questions or concerns. Thank you.

AI Monthly Challenge

Students are learning more about AI in their everyday lives. After watching two sample videos that show ways they may see AI daily, they will post a question that they are still curious about. Click the link below to access the videos and the place to post.

November AI Challenge

How to Decide if Your Child’s Too Sick for School

Play 2 Learn

Gwinnett County Public Schools offers a BIRTH TO FIVE program for you and your child at Patrick Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year!

‐ Learn how to find the teachable moments in everyday activities
‐ Learn how to engage with your child in play
‐ Learn how to continue learning at home or anywhere
‐ Learn about your child’s educational milestones
‐ Learn how to get your child READY FOR SCHOOL!

The GCPS Play 2 Learn website is filled with information about this program, as well as exciting read-alouds, easy ideas for activities at home, and important early learning resources.

Interested parents can email Kim Kooi or visit the front office at Patrick to sign up for this wonderful program!

PTA Information

Want Kona Ice for lunch? See the PTA Webpage below for more information!

To view all of the current PTA flyers, visit the new PTA Webpage!

Follow us on Facebook! Find the Patrick Elementary School PTA page and answer all 4 security questions to join our PTA Facebook group.

Kona Ice Will Be At Patrick on December 2nd

If you would like to pre-order your Kona Ice, please see the flyer below for more information.
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Buy your Yearbook Now!

Visit the Treering Website to order your yearbook today.

Patrick Elementary passcode: 101502462275974

Pups Around the World

We are so excited to learn about and celebrate our students' heritage here at Patrick. Click HERE to share more with us about your child's cultural background.

All students who participate will be included on our PES World Map. Thanks for sharing!

Free and Reduced Lunch

Children need healthy meals to learn. Gwinnett County Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.25 for elementary and $2.50 at middle and high schools. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. The reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.

Please see the GCPS School Nutrition page for more information about free and reduced meal benefits.

Cluster Information

Seckinger HS Fall Sports Schedules

Please see below for a list of fall sports schedules for Seckinger HS. Come out and support the teams!

Upcoming Events

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Please check out our Parent/Student Google Calendar for important dates.