Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter - October 2020

Principal's Message

Early Release/Parent Conferences are right around the corner. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd. The bus rider, car riders, and daycare van riders will be dismissed at 12:20 pm on both days. Please send any transportation changes to your child's teacher the week before conferences.

Parent 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. More information regarding scheduling a conference is coming soon.

Please make sure that your student(s) is logging in on time everyday. Also, remember to check your student(s) assignments to make sure they are being completed daily. Some students have earned an NTI on their progress reports for assignments that have not been submitted. There is still time to get those assignments turned in by October 7 so he/she will not earn a zero.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dr. McCain

October Events

10/1 - School Council Meeting @ 9:30 am

10/8 & 10/9 - Fall Break - No School

10/12 - Columbus Day - Student Holiday

10/12-23 - Great Days of Service: You "Can" Do It Can Food Drive

10/16-10/23 - Book Fair

10/19 - School Pictures - digital students - more information to come

10/21 & 10/22 - Early Release Day - more information to come!

10/23 - School Pictures - in-person students - more information to come

10/23-30 - Red Ribbon Week

2020-21 Partee ES Teacher of the Year!

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Mrs. Mona Brawley

Congratulations to Mrs. Brawley, Partee ES Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Brawley has 27 years of teaching experience, 15 of those years at Partee ES. She is not only committed to the students she teaches in her STEAM class everyday, she is also an active member of the community. Mrs. Brawley provides opportunities for students to experience a variety of special learning experiences through the GAGE Camp, Lego Club, Minecraft Education Club, gardening beds, community outreach, and much more.

"I knew that if I could teach my students to identify and build problem-solving and critical thinking habits, they when they were confronted with challenging or even daunting tasks, I could encourage them to keep trying and to draw from the strategies they already had in their personal toolbox." - Mrs. Mona Brawley

Media Center - Upcoming Events

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting the Partee Library eClass page for stories, songs, and activities that celebrate the rich culture and traditions of Central and South America and the Carribbean. A new story is featured every Monday and Thursday by staff members around Partee.

Our next Book Fair is right around the corner..... Friday, October 16th through Friday, October 23rd. The Book Fair will be virtual and in-person with measures in place to protect students and parents. More information about the Book Fair will be forthcoming as the date gets closer. In the meantime, check out what's new by visiting

Impact Church Education Hub

Exciting News! Impact Church (formerly Canaan Land Church) is launching its Impact Education Hub!

Beginning October 12, Impact Education Hub will open its doors to provide academic assistance in math and language arts for grades K-5.

Operating hours will be Monday-Thursday from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm. Parents can complete the short interest form at

The Impact Education Hub programming will take place in the Children’s Building on the campus of Impact Church at 3594 Centerville Hwy, Snellville GA, 30039 (next to Burger King).

Parent Center

Please contact our Parent Liaison, Deborah Bridges, if you need any type of additional resource to help with your student(s) or family.

Annual Can Food Drive

Partee Elementary School is participating in the Annual Can Food Drive to help fight hunger in Gwinnett County. We will be collecting can food October 12th - October 23rd. Please drop off all can cfood during school hours.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is October 23rd-30th. October is Bullying Awareness month so we will be focusing on Anti-Drug/Bully-Free Awareness. Students are learning how to stand up against bullying during classroom guidance with the counselor. The theme this year is: Send a message, Stay drug free.

Friday: Lets kick off Red Ribbon Week, "Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free"

Monday: "RED OUT" wear as much RED to show you are drugs and bully free.

Tuesday: "Put a cap on drugs and bullying" wear your favorite cap or hat.

Wednesday: "Sock it to drugs and bullying" wear your wackiest socks.

Thursday: "Your future is too bright for drugs and bullying" wear neon colors.

Friday: "Team up against drugs and bullying" wear your favorite sport jersey/t-shirt.

Curriculum Review

GEMS Annual AKS Review - Please Post/Distribute Information to Parents and Community

The annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum is open and runs through Oct. 12. Through the review process, parents, staff, and community members can give feedback on new AKS (Academic Knowledge and Skills) standards developed to align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence and/or Georgia Performance Standards.

The AKS spells out the essential concepts students are expected to know and skills they should acquire in a given grade, subject, or course. This review is addressing AKS in career and technical education, Health and PE, and core academic courses. Input on these courses will be given via an online survey.

On Nov. 5, the GEMS Oversight Committee--a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the AKS curriculum-- will review the suggestions and curriculum director comments before making recommendations to CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks for adoption by the School Board.

GCPS Parent Mentors

Gwinnett County Public Schools Parent Mentors provide parents of students who receive special education services in GCPS information, guidance, and resources to help support their children at home, school, and in their communities. The attached flyer provides information about the GCPS Parent Mentors for parents of students receiving special education services.

From the Clinic

Oral Health

Healthy mouth and teeth are an important part of a child’s wellness. Adding a dental professional as a resource to your support system can provide ongoing peace of mind for your entire family.

Brushing and flossing

  • The teeth should be brushed within 5-10 minutes after eating.
  • The teeth should be brushed for 2 minutes.
  • Also, your child needs to care for his gums as well; he should be taught to floss regularly, preferably once a day, in order to help prevent gum (or periodontal) disease in adulthood.
  • A tartar-control toothpaste can help keep plaque from adhering to your child's teeth.
  • Fluoride in the toothpaste can strengthen the exposed outer enamel of the youngster's teeth and help prevent cavities.
  • Fluoride treatment should continue until age 16.

Additional Reminders

Lunch visitors

  • Food from outside the cafeteria is not permitted.
  • Birthday's can only be celebrated during lunch. No balloons, stuffed animals, etc. please.
  • You can purchase Ice Cream during lunch for a Birthday Treat. $1 per ice cream

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.

Lost and Found We already have a number of items in Lost and Found. To help us return lost items to their owner, please put your student's name and teacher name on the label of your child's clothing.

Safety and Security

Emergency Procedures - Thank you for continuing 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.

Have You Signed Up for the Parent Portal?

It's easy!

Log on to and create 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.

November - Upcoming Events

11/1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends (remember to set your clocks back!)

11/3 - Student Holiday/Election Day

11/6 - Guest Reader Visits

11/9 - Saturday Story and Cinema @ 12 noon

11/12 - School Council Meeting

11/23-27 - Thanksgiving Break