Partee General News

Partee Elementary Parent Newsletter - January 2022

January Events

1/13 - PTA Meeting on ZOOM @ 6:00 pm

1/14 - Reports Cards mailed from district office

1/17 - MLK Holiday (Staff/Student Holiday- no school)

1/21 - Virtual Awards Day Ceremony

1/25 - Digital Learning Day #4 (students learn from home)

1/27 - STEAM Night

1/28 - PBIS Celebration

Principal's Message

Happy New Year! I hope your break included lots of rest and fun with your family. Most importantly, I hope that your family was able to stay healthy and safe. We were happy to welcome our students back to school last week. Many of them were having to adjust to being back on their normal routine. I'm sure our students were used to staying up late and sleeping in because that's exactly what I did on my break. It's good to get back on a schedule. 😉


At Partee we are looking forward to the second semester. We experienced great success the first half of the year and we are ready to finish the year strong. Please make sure to mark your calendars for the events we have each month. You can find this information in the newsletter and on the calendar that's on the Partee ES website.


Generals Salute,

Mrs. Clowers

Technology Update

A Chromebook and charger have been checked out to every student for both in school and at-home use. Students will begin to bring their device home and back to school each day. This daily practice of transporting their device will assist students with becoming accustomed to bringing their device home for scheduled digital learning days as well as any unplanned moves to digital learning due to COVID protocols or inclement weather.


At home students can....


  • Access their teacher's eCLASS course page
  • Access programs such as Classworks, iReady, and Amplify to practice grade level concepts and skills.


If your child has access to a device at home and would not need to bring the school device home, please inform your classroom teacher so the device is not sent home. Your child will still use the school device that’s checked out to them in class.


All Partee parents will need to complete and return the Chromebook Acceptance document on Monday, January 10th. Students will return this form to their teacher.

Partee Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Cayla Hodges for winning the school-wide competition.

She will represent Partee ES at the next spelling bee competition later this month.

Our proud alternates are Olivia Garner and Rayhan Alam.

We are so proud of all three of these awesome scholars!!

Partee PTA


All members are needed to meet quorum as we will vote on changing our bylaws.

Questions: email us at pta4partee@gmail.com

Visit our website and online store

Follow us on social media @parteepta on Facebook, Instagram and Band; @partee_pta on Twitter


Feel free to email us at pta4partee@gmail.com

Partee's Lego Robotics Team - Royal Generals

Congratulations to Partee's Lego Robotics Team. The team advanced to the First Lego League Super Regionals competition which will take place on Saturday, January 15, 2021 at Trickum Middle School. We are so PROUD of you and know that you will represent at the next competition!


Partee Lego Robotics Team Members

  • Seth Anderson -5th grade
  • Riley Erby - 4th grade
  • Malu John - 5th grade
  • Jonathan Padilla - 4th grade
  • Liya Simon - 5th grade
  • Justin Vu - 5th grade
  • Ms. Brawley - Faculty Member/Sponsor
  • Ms. A. Grant - Faculty Member/Sponsor

Counselor's Corner

Parents,

In the coming month, permission slips will be sent home regarding the following classroom guidance lessons listed below:

  • K-5th grade - Child Lures
  • 5th grade ONLY - Lifelines

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Ms. Kitchen

School Counselor

770-982-6920

kerronn.kitchen@gcpsk12.org

Media Center

Take a look at the amazing things that happened in Partee's Media Center during November and December.

The Parent Center

Happy New Year to our Generals and welcome back. As we start this new year, we would like to thank all our families for staying in touch and keeping up with what is happening in school.

Thank you to our ALL PRO DADS for helping during our Holiday Staff Luncheon!


Please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns or questions.

(I miss you all being in the building.)


Ms. Deborah Bridges

Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

Parent Outreach Liaison

Partee Elementary School

Deborah.Bridges@gcpsk12.org

678-344-4410

1st Semester Virtual Awards Day - January 21st


We will celebrate our students for their hard work on Friday, January 21st. Due to limited visitors in the building, our Awards Day will be virtual and held in each teachers' classroom. If your child will be recognized for their achievements, their teacher will send you a Zoom link so that you can view the Awards Day.


Below are the Awards Day times for each grade level.

  • 9:00 - 3rd
  • 9:30 - 4th
  • 10:00 - 1st
  • 10:30 - 5th
  • 11:00 - 2nd
  • 11:45 - KK

COVID Vaccine Opportunity

GCPS has set up an opportunity for adults and children to get COVID vaccines. On January 13, 2022 a medical team from Core Response Vaccination will be providing Moderna and Pfizer boosters and 1st/2nd doses, as well as Pediatric Pfizer doses from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Shiloh High School, 4210 Shiloh Rd., Snellville GA . Please register using the registration sites. The adult and kids' links to register for vaccines/boosters are below.


When you arrive on January 13th between 3:00-6:00, you will park in the MAIN ENTRANCE parking lot at Shiloh HS. The main parking lot is located past the bus lane. Once in the parking lot locate the visitor's parking. The main entrance is directly in front of the visitor's parking. YOU MUST wear a mask to enter the building. Enter through the main entrance... the door on the right will be unlocked. Enter the building and proceed straight down the hall until you reach the commons where you will check-in.


Kids link:

GNRvaxPED.coreresponse.org


Adult link:

gnrhealthvax.coreresponse.org

5 Star Generals Spotlight

Would you like to share some positive feedback for an experience you or your child encountered with one of our Faculty or Staff members? Please feel free to submit your experience or send a shout out below.

https://forms.gle/xvtVAGTP6Jqc3grE9

Important 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.


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 Partee_Transportation@gwinnett.k12.ga.us. 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

Have You Signed Up for the Parent Portal?

It's easy! Log on to https://go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/index.html to log into 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. Please contact the school if you need assistance with accessing or creating your account.

Looking Ahead -February Events

2/4 - Progress Reports Issued

2/4 - All Pro Dad's meeting

2/11 - RBES Parent Perception Survey begins (more information to come)

2/17-2/21 - Winter Break (staff/student holiday)

2/25 - Spring Picture Day

2/28 - Book Fair begins