Partee General News

Partee Elementary Parent Newsletter - October 2021

October Events

10/5 -10/15 - District Assessment Window

10/7-10/11 - Fall Break

10/14 - International Night 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Partee

10/16 - Saturday School

10/20 - Digital Day #2 students learn from home

10/20 - Parent Teacher Conferences

10/21- Early Release Day and Parent Teacher Conferences

10/21-10/29 - Book Fair

10/25-10/29 - Red Ribbon Week

10/29 - Kona Ice 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Principal's Message

Early Release/Parent Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences and Early Release days are right around the corner. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday, October 21st. October 20th is a Digital Learning Day and students will learn from home. On Thursday, October 21st, the buses, car riders, and daycare van riders will be dismissed at 12:20 pm.

Parent Teacher Conference time is a great opportunity to meet with your child's teacher to learn about the progress your child is making on learning the grade level skills. Parents will be able to sign up for conferences from October 7th - October 18th. All teachers' conference sign-up links will posted on the Partee website and ClassDojo during this time period.

Generals Salute,

Mrs. Clowers

Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year

Congratulations to the 21-22 Partee ES Teacher Of The Year - Ms. Tonya Merl


Congratulations to the 21-22 Partee ES Support Employee of the Year - Ms. Deborah Bridges

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The Plan.....The Promise

The Plan: The purpose of the Family and Community Engagement Plan is to establish the school’s expectations for parental/family engagement; describe how the school will implement a number of specific family engagement activities designed to increase student academic achievement.

The Promise: The purpose of the School-Family Promise (Compact) is to serve as an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together, explaining how they will partner to ensure that students meet state academic standards.

To view Partee's Plan...Promise document, please visit the Partee Elementary School Website under the Parent's Tab.

Safety and Security

Emergency Procedures - Please be sure to follow check-in and check-out procedures and the procedures for car riders. These are in place to ensure safety of our students.

Also, we will continue to practice our required fire drills, tornado drills, hard and soft lock down drills regularly. The School Resource Officers (SROs) will be assisting us with the hard lock down practices throughout the school year. Remember that these practice sessions are necessary so that everyone knows what to do in the event of a real emergency.

Partee PTA

Don't forget to join PTA! Visit our website and online store! Follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Band! Feel free to email us at

Click the video below to learn more!


Partee was one of six schools in the district to win the Innovative STEAM Grant. Ms Mona Brawley and Ms. DeAnna Espinoza had a vision and wrote a grant entitled The STEAM Creation Station & Entrepreneur Expo. They were awarded a check from Gas South for almost $9,500.00.

Annual AKS Review

The annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum is open and runs through Oct. 11. Parents, GCPS staff, students, and Gwinnett County residents may review proposed standards online, offering feedback on AKS that have been developed to align the curriculum with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and/or Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Feedback on this year’s AKS review may be submitted via an online AKS survey. Comments will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 11.

2022-2023 Calendar Options

The district has shared three draft calendars for the 2022-23 school year. We are asking our parents and community members to provide input on the calendar options by answering three questions. Click on the link below to provide us with feedback. In order to see a larger version of the calendar, download the PDF version.This link will stay open until October 14th.

Link for Feedback

Media Center

Partee September Monthly Report

Refer to the image to the left to find out the GREAT things that our Media Center is doing. It's obvious that our students are enjoying reading, because book checkouts in the Media Center have been record breaking. Over 4,000 books were checked out in the month of September. Keep reading Generals!

Book Fair

The book fair is coming October 21st through October 29th! This is always an exciting time for our students. Classes will have the opportunity to browse the fair and make a wish list of titles they would like to purchase. Look out for these wish lists and other information regarding the Book Fair coming home within the upcoming weeks. As always, participating in the book fair is optional. A portion of all sales goes directly to buy new books for our school library.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

This year all GCPS students will have access to breakfast and lunch at no charge; however, the number of students who qualify is used to determine school funding each year. It is very important that our families complete a new free and reduced lunch application every school year. If you would like a paper application please come by the front office.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application - Due October 21st

5 Star Generals Spotlight

Would you like to share some positive feedback for an experience you or your child encountered with one of our Faculty or Staff members? Please feel free to submit your experience or send a shout out below.

Partee Students are SHINING!

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Counselor's Corner

October is Bully Awareness Month

Better Day of Service (October 11th-20th)

  • Help fight hunger in Gwinnett County. Bring in your canned food goods to Ms. Kitchen

Red Ribbon Week (October 25th -29th)

  • Students pledge to be drug, alcohol, and bully-free
  • Please look out for flyers that will be coming home regarding the activities for those days.

Please remember to send in a note when your child is absent from school.

Ms. Kitchen

School Counselor


The Parent Center

The 2021-2022 school year is off to a great start! You are your child’s first and best teacher, and we support you in your efforts to help your child receive a quality education. The Parent Center is designed to be a welcoming, safe place to find support, information, and advice. We’re all about bringing home, school, and community closer together to strengthen student learning and development. Think of us as a resource center, available to give you information and materials to help your children learn.

Ms. Deborah Bridges

Parent Liaison


Have You Signed Up for the Parent Portal?

It's easy! Log on to to log into 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. Please contact the school if you need assistance with accessing or creating your account.

From the Clinic

Fall season has arrived along with weather changes, the flu, seasonal allergies and unfortunately for some, even asthma flare ups.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Students should wear a mask daily and have a spare or two in their bookbag.
  • Students should dress up in layers, as the mornings are cool, and afternoons are warm.
  • If your child suffers from allergies, please start treating them if their physician has prescribed allergy medication.
  • If your child has asthma, please ensure that you have provided the school clinic with paperwork and the corresponding medication prescription.
  • Consider getting the flu shot for your children by the end of October.
  • If your child does not feel well, please keep him/her home.

If we take precautions, we'll get to enjoy the season and everything that it may bring. Thank you for your cooperation.

**"Masks are Required in all GCPS facilities, students should have them on before getting on the bus and before entering the building. Please add a couple of spare masks to your child's bookbag, as sometimes masks are thrown away when clearing up their lunch trays, or they are left behind at the playground."

Important Reminders

Parent Student Handbook

  • If you have not done so already, please go to MyPaymentsPlus to sign-off stating that you have received and read the GCPS Parent and Student Handbook. MyPaymentsPlus can be accessed on the Partee ES website or by going to


  • Visitors are not permitted at this time during lunch.
  • Birthdays can only be celebrated during lunch. We now offer ice cream for $1 per student. You have this option as a way to celebrate your child's birthday and other students in the class. Ask your teacher how many student's are in the class. No balloons, stuffed animals, etc. please.

Transportation Changes

For the safety and security of all students, please try to keep afternoon transportation consistent. In the event that changes are needed, please do the following:

  • One-day change: Write a note and attach a copy of your driver's license. Requests can be delivered by the student, faxed to 678-344-4400, or emailed to Please call the school by 2:30 to verify that the request was received.
  • Temporary Change (minimum of 5 days): The parent or guardian must come in and complete a "change of transportation" form in the front office.

Looking Ahead -November Events

11/09 - Digital Learning Day #3 students learn from home

11/16 - Picture Retakes

11/18 - Math Night

11/19 - Kona Ice 11:00 am -1:00 pm

11/22-11/26 - Thanksgiving Break