Message from the Mill

October 2022

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Red Ribbon Week

Our Red Ribbon theme this year is:

Celebrate!


On October 11th, the Red Ribbon Week essay contest will be announced. This year, students can write an essay (grades K-1 can draw a picture with a caption/explanation) about a time they were proud of a choice they made. A winner from each grade level will receive a prize. Essays are due on 10/26/2022.


PMES will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from 10/24/22 - 10/31/22.


Monday 10/24-RED DAY

Tuesday10/25 - SPIRIT WEAR DAY

Wednesday 10/26 - CRAZY SOCKS DAY

Thursday 10/27- MISMATCH DAY

Friday 10/28 - HAT DAY

Monday 10/31- BOOK CHARACTER DAY

Relay for Life Fall Candy Grams

It is time for our Fall Candy Gram event! Be on the lookout for the flyer and candy gram forms in your student's Friday folder on October 14. Students can purchase candy grams to send to their friends and teachers. Parents can purchase and send to their student. Cost is just 50 cents per candy gram. You can purchase these by completing the candy gram form and turning the form and money into your student's teacher OR you can go on MyPaymentsPlus and purchase. We will fill out the form for you! Last day to purchase will be Thursday, October 27. Candy grams will be distributed on Friday, October 28. All proceeds support Relay for Life.
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Social and Emotional Learning at Puckett's Mill

This year, we are focusing on the five competencies of SEL, as defined by CASEL. These include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. During the month of October, our theme will be YOU-Nique. This focus encourages students to realize that each individual is special and valuable.

Annual AKS Public Review

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) invites GCPS families, Gwinnett County residents, students, and GCPS staff members to participate in the school district’s review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum September 12 - October 6, 2022. The public 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). Click here for a list of the courses with AKS under review. To review the AKS and provide feedback, please click HERE to begin. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, October 6, 2022.


What: Annual AKS Public Review Opportunity

When: Now through October 6, 2022

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Mark Your Calendar!

For those students that missed our Fall Picture Day in September, TSS Photography will be here on Friday, October 21, for our Fall Picture Make-Up Day. More information will be sent home as we get closer to the day.

Important Reminders

My Payments Plus

Do you have a MyPaymentsPlus account? If you don't, it is free and easy to set up! Click here for step-by-step directions on how to set this up for your student/students.


You can do so many things through MyPaymentsPlus. Here are just a few:


  • Pay for cafeteria meals
  • Pay for field trips
  • Pay school donations for clinic supplies, for instructional supplies, and for technology needs
  • Pay fines for lost/damaged library books
  • Electronically sign the acknowledgement that you have read the GCPS and PMES Parent Student Handbooks


If you already have a MyPaymentsPlus account - thank you!! Just a couple of quick reminders for our MyPaymentsPlus users:


  • If you have not signed off on reading the GCPS and PMES Parent Student Handbooks, please take a moment to do that. Lots of important information included in these!
  • If you have a student in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade and have not made a donation towards the cost of the agenda book they received, we would so appreciate your help with this.



If you have any questions about MyPaymentsPlus, don't hesitate to reach out to the school.

Community Events

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Explore Your Future with Career and Technical Education

The Academies and CTE Department is hosting a community-wide, K-12 career and education exploration experience open to all GCPS families.


What: Explore Your Future with Career and Technical Education

When: Saturday, October 15 @ 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Where: Discovery High School (1335 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046)

Who: All community members with students in Kindergarten to 12th grade are invited!


Event Description: Explore Your Future with Career and Technical Education is an open community event for each and every GCPS family with students in Kindergarten to 12th Grade. The event will provide families with rich encounters and hands-on experiences to explore Career and Technical Education course offerings, local employers and careers from all of the CTE career clusters, and Career and Technical Student Organizations such as DECA, FIRST Robotics, HOSA, FBLA, and more.

Industry partners ranging from healthcare to information technology to manufacturing to construction and trades to arts and film and beyond will be represented! Students and families can learn more about the event and RSVP by visiting HERE.

PMES Family Calendar

Click above to see all the upcoming events.