The Patrick Parent Weekly

March 3, 2023

Announcements and Reminders

Patrick Families,

It has been a busy but wonderful week at Patrick Elementary. We have enjoyed sharing your children's progress and sharing all their growth. I appreciate the time that all of our families took to come to the school and learn more about what is going on each and every day.

I want to thank our teachers for all the prep work that went into preparing for these conferences. They enjoy shining a light on student effort! Thank you as well to our PTA who fed us on Wednesday and Thursday.

Next week is Exceptional Children's Week and we look forward to celebrating what makes all our students unique and special.

I hope that you enjoy the weekend!

All my best,

Mrs. Cone

Check out our Patrick Science Fair participants and winners. They did a great job representing Patrick at the regional science fair. We are so proud of our Pups!

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Father Daughter Dance-LAST CALL to PRE ORDER! Deadline is Tuesday, March 7th!

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As part of Gwinnett County Public Schools' family engagement initiative, the school district seeks to empower parents with tools that allow them to help their children at home. Our AKS at Home project provides math and language arts resources to support families of children in grades K-5 so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. Click here for more information
Check out all the fun and exciting things happening in Art class!

Art News flyer

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Parents, our clinic is in need of clean, gently used clothing. If you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. We are in need of pants, but any donations would be put to good use!

Thank you!

*sizes 6-14

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!

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.

PTA Information

PTA is hosting a Virtual 5K Fun Run fundraiser and we are raising money for our Specials classrooms. See flyer for more information!

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE tickets are on sale in the PTA Store! Pre Order (by March 7) price: $40 per family. At the Door price: $60 per family. This event is for father and daughter(s) that are Patrick students only. See flyer for more information.

Want to volunteer for FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE? Due to fire code and room capacity, Moms, Grandmas, and non Patrick children are not allowed to attend this event. However, Moms... we need lots of volunteers to make this a successful event. Click on this SignUp Genius to volunteer today!

Sign up here to volunteer at our Book Fair!

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.

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Buy your Yearbook Now!

Visit the Treering Website to order your yearbook today.

Patrick Elementary passcode: 101502462275974

Cluster Information

SKG Athletics, Arts, & Club Activities


  • Basketball Season Reminders
    • Only Seckinger HS students and opposing HS students will be permitted in games without a parent. High School IDs will be checked.
    • Students must leave school on game day and can return one hour prior to tip-off. Students will enter through the main gym lobby.
    • All games are available for purchase online. Visit the GoFan website here:
  • All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult at all sporting events.

Upcoming Football Camp for Rising 1st to 8th Graders

Seckinger's new head football coach, Toni Lotti, is hosting a Youth Football Camp this June for rising 1st through 8th graders. Each camper will receive a T-Shirt and learn the fundamentals of football.

When: June 13 - June 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Seckinger High School Football Field - Jaquar Stadium

Instructors: Seckinger Football Staff and Special Instructors

Cost: $75 each ($55 for additional sibling)

Equipment Needed: Football cleats (tennis shoes in case of weather)

Questions: Contact Head Coach Toni Lotti at

See below for attached PDF sign up form to learn more about how to sign up for the camp.

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Community Information

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Upcoming Events

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