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Partee ES Parent Newsletter-December 2018

December Events

December 5-6 - Holiday Luncheon (see below for more information)

December 6 - Progress Reports Go Home

December 10 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Georgia Aquarium

December 10 - 5th Grade Puberty Lesson

December 12 - Winter Wonderland Concert - 6:00-7:00 PM

December 16 - School Bus Safety Puppet Show

December 17 - ESOL Parent Workshop

December 19 - Holiday Parties (12-2 PM) check teacher webpage for more details

December 23 - Winter Break begins (students return Monday, January 6)

Principal's Message

WOW! I can't believe it is December already. We have had a great first semester and we want to finish strong. With the busy holidays upon us, many of you are preparing for family events, shopping and taking advantage of many holiday festivities. While this is a very busy time for us all, please make sure that your student(s) have a regular routine for completing homework and/or projects and adhering to a regular bed time schedule. This will help each student be prepared, focused and well rested for the school day.

Our annual Holiday Luncheon is always a huge success. I can't wait to see each of you here for this fun event. Don't forget to send a family picture to the email address that Mrs. Mills sent through Class Dojo.

As we move into the holiday season, this is a great time to reflect on our blessings and think of ways to impact others. Volunteering at shelters, donating to local charities, or just reaching out to a neighbor or friend in need are simple ways to show our love and support for others.

Thank you for your continued support! Have a safe and blessed holiday season and New Year.

Generals Salute!

Dr. McCain

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

  • 3rd @ 11:00 - 11:30
  • 5th @11:30 - 12:00
  • 1st @ 12:10 - 12:40
  • Walker @ 11:00 - 11:30
  • Atha @ 11:30 - 12:00
  • Hearne @ 11:45 - 12:15
  • Webb @ 12:00 - 12:30
  • Alston @ 12:15 - 12:45

Friday, December 6

  • 4th @ 11:06 - 11:36
  • 2nd @ 12:00 - 12:30
  • Kdg @ 12:30 -1:00
  • Vasquez @ 11:00 - 11:30
  • Cooley @ 11:45 - 12:15
  • House @ 12:00 - 12:30

2019-2020 Partee ES Teacher of the Year

We celebrated Mrs. Espinoza and every TOTY in GCPS at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet. Mrs. Espinoza looked beautiful and represented Partee ES well. We thank her for all of her hard work and commitment to serving our students.

Dragon City Generals - Robotics Club

Our students met with Mr. Austin Shelton, Snellville City Planner to share their ideas to improve pedestrian safety at the Hwy78 and Hwy124 intersection. See photos below.

Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to the following Winners!

1st- Zacharias Negussie- 5th Grade

2nd- Jaela Parker-5th Grade

3rd- Jada Jackson- 4th Grade

Zacharias will represent Partee ES at the district Spelling Bee. Way to go Generals!

Georgia Department of Education 2019-20 Distinguished Schools

The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2019-2020 lists of Distinguished Schools and Reward Schools.

The Distinguished Schools designation recognizes the highest-performing Title I schools in Georgia, while the Reward Schools designation recognizes Title I schools making the greatest improvements.

“While we are focused on continuous improvement for all schools, it’s also essential that we recognize when schools are doing well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “These schools are overcoming barriers, meeting challenges, and producing great gains for their students. I commend the school leaders, teachers, parents and communities in our 2019-20 Distinguished and Reward Schools who are opening up opportunities for their students.”

Distinguished Schools are among the highest-performing 5% of Title I Schoolwide schools and Title I Targeted Assistance schools. Partee ES was one of 5 elementary schools in the district to earn this designation. Way to go Partee ES!

Schools must be Title I to be eligible for the Distinguished School and Reward School designations, and must not be currently identified for CSI or TSI support. Click here for detailed criteria.

ESOL Parent Workshop - December 17th

Lunch and Learn for parents of ESOL students. Please come out and learn about our ESOL program at Partee. We will discuss the following: What is WIDA? What is ACCESS? Reading strategies to support your child's learning.

Season's Greetings from the Parent Center

Happy holidays to all of our Partee families! Volunteers are always needed throughout the building! Lots of resources can be found in the Parent Center to support learning at home. Please stop by the Parent Center so you can help your student(s). We look forward to seeing you! Feel free to call if I can help with anything 678-344-4410.

Mrs. Bridges

Winter Wonderland Concert

Thursday, Dec 13

6:30 PM

Students who are performing should arrive at 6:15 PM.

Holiday Classroom Parties

Thursday, December 19

12 Noon - 2:00 PM

2:00-2:15 PM, Clean Up

2:15 PM, Just Read time

Unexcused Absences and Tardies

There are many benefits your child will gain from arriving on time to school and class. The likelihood of success in learning is strongly linked to being at school everyday, on time. These are habits that students should develop early, from the time they start school.

Arriving on time and remaining at school the entire day ensures that your child is receiving instruction for every content area. When they are late or checked out early, they miss out on critical learning activities that assist them with being successful.

While we know that there are times that we run late or have appointments, but please make every effort to make sure your child is at school, on time, all day. When they are absent, please send a note to the teacher so that your child will not have multiple unexcused absences. Our cafeteria closes at 8:40 AM so if your child arrives late, he/she will need to eat breakfast at home.

Thank you for your support and commitment to making sure your child is at school everyday.

From the Clinic: Reasons to Keep Your Child Home from School - Part 1

The summer temperatures are finally behind us, and the fall season quickly felt more like "winter season". We have adapted from CHOA and The American Academy of Pediatrics some guidelines for when you notice your child experiencing symptoms. This is part 1 of 4 in our series "Reasons to Keep Your Child Home from School," and we hope you find it helpful.


Children with a fever of 101 degrees or higher should stay at home until there is no fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. If you treat a fever with medicine before school, the fever can return and your child could still be contagious.

Throwing up

If your child has thrown up at home, this means that their body is fighting an illness. Please keep your child home if they are throwing up and have a fever. To return to school, your child must be fever free and throw up free for 24 hours.

When there's doubt in your mind about sending your child to school, consult your child's doctor.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Lost & Found

Lost & Found items are located outside of our cafeteria. Please check the lost and found if your child is missing any items.

Looking Ahead - January 2020 Events

January 6 - Back to School

January 10 - Report Cards go home

January 17 - 1st Semester Awards Ceremony

January 17 - Popcorn on Sale

January 20 - Student/Staff Holiday

January 23 - STEAM Night

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.