Suwanee Elementary Monday Mail

Week of October 19, 2015

Please remember…..

October 19th – 23rd no Volunteers or Visitors are allowed in the building until after 11:00 am due to the ITBS Test.

Thank you


E-SPLOST on the Nov. 3 ballot

On Nov. 3, Gwinnett County voters will be asked to extend the special purpose local option sales tax for education (E-SPLOST). Over the years, the E-SPLOST has funded educational capital projects that have benefited all students in Gwinnett County. It is important for Gwinnett citizens to be aware of the E-SPLOST and the district's plan for meeting the classroom and technology needs of Gwinnett's growing student enrollment. Learn more about E-SPLOST

Volunteer Breakfast

We enjoyed hosting our Volunteer Breakfast on Friday, October 16, as our expression of gratitude for all of our volunteers. Whether you spend time in our classrooms, media center, or preparing materials at home for events we have at school, we appreciate the gift of time, talent, and resources that you share with us at Suwanee Elementary. Thank you for being a part of our school community!

RBES Parent Survey

Gwinnett County Public Schools
Results-Based Evaluation System
Perception Survey for Parents

This survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete. Its purpose is to gather feedback from parents/guardians about the quality of education that each school is providing. Your name will not be used and your answers will remain confidential. Results are averaged across all parent/guardian responses. These results are used to provide feedback to schools about their performance.
Please access this survey via the link on our school website:

Upcoming Parent Focus Groups

Our third focus group of the year is coming up soon. All are encouraged to attend these meetings. Ms. Keag hosts these regular meetings for parents to share what we are doing well as a school, any barriers to excellence, and any ideas that would help our school community. In our first and second meetings, the topics discussed included school wide communication, cafeteria expectations for students, and other topics suggested by those in attendance. Childcare is available at our school for the November meeting. Ms. Keag is looking forward to meeting with you and listening to your ideas in November.

Georgia PTA Day with the Atlanta Falcons - Nov. 29

The Atlanta Falcons will play host to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 29 at the Georgia Dome. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Tickets are $40 for upper level seats (Regularly $55). $5 from every ticket sold will benefit Suwanee Elementary's PTA. Please return the bottom portion of the attached order form to your child's teacher no later than Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Orders will be filled by the Atlanta Falcons on a first-come-first-served basis. In the event tickets are no longer available when the ticket order is received by the Falcons, a refund will be issued.

Don't miss the Wed., Oct. 21 order deadline. Return your order today and cheer on the Falcons with your Suwanee Elementary friends!

Take a Look!

October 19 - 23

National School Bus Safety Week

Monday - Friday - Great Days of Service

Georgia School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Monday - Friday - ITBS Testing - grades 2 & 5

Monday - Girls on the Run, 2:45-4:30pm

Tuesday - KidzKeys, 2:45-3:45pm

Wednesday - NO Chorus Practice this week

Wednesday - NO Chess Club this week

Wednesday - Tech Club, 2:45-4:00pm

Wednesday - Guitar Club, 2:45-4:00pm

Thursday - Girls on the Run, 2:45-4:30pm

Thursday - Orchestra Club, 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday - Good News Club, 3:00-4:30pm

Friday - No Readers Rally

October 26 - 30

Monday –Wednesday – ITBS Testing, Make-up

Tuesday - KidzKeys, 2:45-3:45pm

Wednesday - Chorus Practice, 7:30am

Wednesday - Chess Club, 7:30am

Wednesday - Guitar Club, 2:45-4:00pm

Wednesday - Tech Club, 2:45-4:00pm

Thursday - Girls on the Run, 2:45-4:30pm

Thursday - Orchestra Club, 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday - Good News Club, 3:00-4:30p

Thursday – 3rd Grade Music Program, 6:00pm

Friday - Readers Rally, 7:15am

Friday – PTA Carnival

Cafeteria Menu Change

Beginning Week 3, October 26, 2015 - October 30, 2015 our lunch menu will change!

According to Karen Hallford, MS RD in our SNP Department at Central Office, we've experienced a decline in lunch participation among Elementary and High School Students district wide. In an attempt to increase participation, our menu will feature only the top 20 most popular items among our students. Our menu will remain in three week rotation. However, rather than offering 5 different entree choices, there will only be 2 plus a vegetarian entree.

Peanut Butter and Jelly will only be offered 2 days per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays as opposed to everyday.

Published menus aren't quite ready. As soon as I receive the new menus, they will be posted on our website.

Best Regards,

Ms. Karen R. Jones

SNP Manager

Suwanee ES

Jaguar Cafe'

(770) 831-4897 or

(770) 831-8327

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Please be reminded.....

We enjoy having you at Suwanee to dine with your child for lunch. Visitors and their student(s) are to sit at the designated "Visitor's Table". Any students, other than your child, may not be invited to join you at the visitor's table as they must remain with their class.
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Gwinnett Parks and Recreation

Parent Portal

If you have not yet signed up for Parent Portal please do so...

You will need to come to the school, Suwanee Elementary School, complete the Portal Form, and show proper ID.

Thanks you.

Field Trip Fee

Don’t forget to pay your child’s Field Trip Fee.

One-time payment of $30.00 to cover all Field Trips, both in-school and off campus


If your Student has misplaced their jacket, lunch box, or any item,

please have them check our Lost and Found TODAY.

Safety and Security

All schools have a safety and security plans. The plans are designed with the help of school security and support staff members, as well as local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. Plans are reviewed and updated regularly. These plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents such as tornados, medical emergencies and criminal acts. All staff members are trained on all procedures as it relates to how to handle issues related to safety and security.

Jaguar Cafe News

Lunch and Breakfast Menu

To prepay for meals on-line use

*Free and reduced applications can be found on-line at

Suwanee Elementary School wants you to become a Business Partner

Levels of Business Sponsorships

Friends of Suwanee: Parent or Individual donations of a minimum of $100.

Name on display in school lobby

Bronze Sponsorship: $500 donation

Business Name listed on School Website

Business Name displayed in school lobby

Business Name mentioned in school newsletter

Recognition plaque to be displayed at business

Silver Sponsorship: $1250 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Recognition at a school event as a business partner

Gold Sponsorship: $2500 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Project recognition if project is paid for completely by sponsorship dollars.

Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Logo on student recognition certificate (Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, etc.)

Suwanee Elementary School

Business Partners
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