The Patrick Parent Weekly
February 24, 2023
Announcements and Reminders
Parent/ Teacher Conferences- Early Release March 1st & March 2nd
The time is drawing near for our March Early Release Conference Days. The early release dates for conferences are March 1st and March 2nd, 2023. Both days are early release days where students attend school in person and will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. to give teachers an opportunity to continue meeting with parents.
We encourage in-person conferences but will also offer the convenience of online Zoom conferences to our parents on an as needed basis. This allows you to make and change your conference appointments more easily and choose times that best match your family’s schedule.
Patrick Elementary School is using PTCFast.com for conference signups. Please use the link below to sign up for a conference.
1) Go to https://ptcfast.com/schools/patrickpups
2) Select the conference for your child’s teacher
3) Fill in the required information.
4) Please be sure to indicate whether you would like to meet in-person or via Zoom by typing that in next to your child’s name.
Parents who need an interpreter must sign up for a time during the following blocks of time:
- Between 1- 5 on Wednesday, March 1st
- Between 1 - 3 on Thursday, March 2nd
We look forward to seeing you!
February AI challenge
Our AI challenge for February focuses on Decision Making. Everyday students are faced with many decisions. One of the most important decisions they can make is to be kind. Click the link below for the AI challenge which offers children an opportunity to show off making kind decisions.
Come join us and be inspired by the works of art that our students have created! The show is conveniently scheduled on early release days, March 1st and 2nd from 1pm-4pm so that you may view artwork before or after conferences. Student musician performances from 2pm-3pm. We hope to see you there!
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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
All students who participate will be included on our PES World Map. Thanks for sharing!
Free and Reduced Lunch
Please see the GCPS School Nutrition page for more information about free and reduced meal benefits.
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!
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.
Buy your Yearbook Now!
Visit the Treering Website to order your yearbook today.
Patrick Elementary passcode: 101502462275974
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: https://gofan.co/
- All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult at all sporting events.
- Have you seen our Athletics Newsletter yet? Check out Java's Journal here: https://www.smore.com/tdnuw3
- Please click here to access the head coach's directory and email the coach for more information.
Upcoming Football Camp for Rising 1st to 8th Graders
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See below for attached PDF sign up form to learn more about how to sign up for the camp.