Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter - February 2019

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February Events

2/1 Strong4Life Visit

2/5 GMAS Parent Workshop, Grades 3, 4, 5

2/7 Shiloh Cluster Showcase Night, 5:30, Shiloh High School

2/8 Father & Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:30 PM

2/8 Progress Reports go home

ALL Pro Dads meeting - 8:00 AM - Cafeteria

2/13 Partee Book Fair Begins (ends 2/22)

2/15 Inclement Weather Day or Student/Teacher Holiday

2/18 President’s Day Student Holiday/Teacher Planning

2/20 Early Release - Dismissal at 12:20 PM (See article below)

2/21 Early Release - Dismissal at 12:20 PM

2/22 PTA Skate Night,5:30 PM

2/26 Spring Picture Day

Zaxby's Night - 6:00-8:00

2/28 Black History Program (schedule to be announced)

3/1 Read Across America Day - More information to come

The Counselor's Corner by Brenda Foster

Show Your Child That You Care

During February we celebrate Valentine’s Day and show others our love. Children need to know that they are loved. It is important that they know you are proud of them and pleased with their accomplishments. Here are some ways that you can show your child love:

  • Find ways to say “I love you” every day—no matter what your child’s age.
  • Make time to talk with your children and really listen to what they say. Being listened to builds self-esteem and helps children learn.
  • Monitor your child’s school work. Talk about their progress and make sure they know that you are proud of their accomplishments.

GCPS Strategic Priorities - Your feedback is needed!

Planning the future for Gwinnett County Public Schools hinges on listening to our stakeholders. As part of that process, the district will be holding focus groups on our Strategic Priorities for 2020-2030.

The focus groups will be held February 19-21. This is an opportunity for our community to share candid feedback on the 10 components of our current Strategic Priorities: students; employees; parents and guardians; governance and leadership; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; facilities and operations; financial stewardship; information management and technology; communication; and public image and community pride. The feedback will help inform our direction for the 2020-2030 plan.

You should have received an notifying you of the opportunity to register for the focus groups. The email comes from Gwinnett County Public Schools but is an invitation from the K12 Insight Research Team. They are the independent research partner GCPS is using to conduct the review. K12 Insight will randomly select participants from registrants, facilitate the focus groups, and compile the results to ensure confidentiality.

Interested stakeholders can register online January 28 through February 11 by clicking the link below:

Please register now! We would love to have great representation from Partee ES and the Shiloh Cluster!

PTA Informational Session

Would you like to learn how to support our school community? Please join us for the PTA informational session on Saturday, Saturday, February 23 to learn more about the needs at the school.

The information covered during these sessions will provide you with detailed information regarding PTA Board member's roles and responsibilities and share ways that you can support the school as a general member of the PTA. This will assist you with making a better informed decision regarding running for office during the spring elections and joining the PTA.

If you are interested in learning more about serving on the Partee PTA, please RSVP for one of the two informational sessions using the following link:


Rising Generals Observation Day

February 7

9:00 AM - 12 PM

Rising Generals Transition Night #2

April 24

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Atlanta Hawks Game

All the tickets have been sold!

From the Media Center

Thank you to all of our Guest Readers who came to share a story with a classroom last month! There is only one more Guest Reader left this school year - more information about signup will be released in the March Newsletter.

This month, students will be looking forward to our last Scholastic Book Fair of the year. Students can shop beginning Thursday, February 14th through Friday, February 22nd. Volunteers are always needed for the Book Fair, so please contact the school if you are interested. Volunteers always receive 10% off their purchase.

There is always something going on in the Library! Here are some upcoming dates to remember:

February 14th - 22nd - Scholastic Book Fair

March 1st - Read Across America Program and Book Character Parade.

March 22nd - Guest Reader

March 23rd - Saturday Story & Cinema


Fight the flu: Get vaccinated! There’s a lot of information out there about the flu. Know the difference between the myths and the facts.


· The Flu is just a bad cold.

· Not everyone needs a flu vaccine.

· The flu vaccine gives you flu or makes you sick.


· The Flu is a serious virus that hospitalizes nearly 100,000 people every year.

· Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year.

· The flu vaccine does not give you the flu or cause any infection.


  • Nonproductive cough
  • Abrupt onset of fever, chills and fatigue

  • Runny nose, sore throat

  • Diarrhea and vomiting


  • Fever lasting 3 days
  • Fatigue or inconsolable irritability

  • Confusion or headache that does not go away

  • Chest pain, labored breathing and persistent cough

  • Neck stiffness

  • Stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea or inability to drink enough fluid to stay hydrated

  • Back or muscle pain or weak legs or feet

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.

Substitute Teaching Job Fair

The Substitute Management Office will be hosting a job fair at Meadowcreek High School on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4:30-6:30pm. Registration is not required and you do not have to be certified to substitute. Apply today at