Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter - March 2019

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March Events

3/1 Read Across America

3/1 All Pro Dad Breakfast meeting, 8AM

3/4 - 15 2nd Semester District Assessments

3/10 Daylight Savings Time

3/14 Title I Parent Meeting - 6 PM

3/14 Literacy Night - 6:45 PM

3/15 Mother & Son Dance, 6:00 PM

3/22 Progress Reports go home

3/22 Guest Reader - 9:00 AM

2/26 District IV Area Board Meeting – 7PM, Shiloh High School

3/29 Student/Teacher Holiday or Inclement Weather Day 2

The Counselor's Corner by Brenda Foster

Promote Future Success with Parental Involvement in School


Parental involvement at the preschool level has been shown to help to prepare children to succeed in elementary school. Begin by encouraging learning at home. You may read daily with your child. Do number and letter activities. Even take “field trips” to new places. (Fernbank Science Center, Puppetry Arts, Piedmont Park, Stone Mountain Park)


Have high expectations for your child, but make sure that those expectations are realistic. For example, you might say, “I’m so proud that you can read your name and know so many letters. Someday you’ll be able to read lots of words.”


Most importantly, when you are involved in your child’s education you model that school and learning is important. Be present. Volunteer at their school. Be a mystery reader, chaperone on class field trips, or contribute at home by sending in healthy snacks. Continue to encourage a love for school and learning with your child.

Upcoming Events for April

4/1 Spring Break, back to school 4/8

4/9 Georgia Milestones (GMAS) begin

4/12 All Pro Dad breakfast meeting

4/21 Easter Sunday

PTA Informational Session

We will be having elections for the 2019-2020 PTA Board in April. In order to vote for the Board who will represent and support our school, you need to be a member. Please log into mypaymentsplus.com to join for only $5.00.

IMPORTANT REMINDER TO 5TH GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Rising Generals Transition Night #2

April 24

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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General Salute!

Skate Night was a huge success! We had lots of families join us for a night of fun at Sparkles! Thanks All Pro Dads!


Regular volunteers who have put in lots of hours helping in classrooms and around the school....Mrs. Spears, Mrs. John, Mrs. Hawkins, Mrs. Moore, Mr. Bradley, Mr. Harris, Mr. Leath.


Zaxby's Night - Our very first Zaxby's night was filled with Partee ES families. The tables and the parking lot were full! Way to go Partee! Thanks Mrs. Bridges! More information to come about the next one.


Black History Program - This was a great way to celebrate our student's talents and interests. The performances were awesome. Please see a few photos below.


  • Mr. Alexander, Band Director at Shiloh High School - Thank you for your hard work with the the Shiloh Drum Line. The students really enjoyed the Drum Line performance that included some of our former Partee ES students.
  • Ms. JJ from JJ's Define You Dance Studio for assisting the Distinguished Young Ladies with their performance for the Black History Program.
  • All Pro Dads for volunteering to help during the PBIS celebration and the Black History Program.
  • Partee Staff for putting together awesome performances for the program. Many of them came in early, stayed after school or used any extra time they had to work with the students. One Team, One Dream!

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Partee 2018-2019 Year Book

Our yearbook team is hard at work putting together this year's edition. You will be able to select a hard cover or soft cover book for purchase. All purchases will be done through the Lifetouch website and the link below.


The deadline to order the yearbooks is March 25. So, please place your order now. Please contact the school if you have any problems accessing this information.


ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook ID Code: 11443719

From the Media Center

The Book Fair was a success, so thank you for supporting your child's reading through this fun event. Proceeds from this fair will go to purchase additional books for the Media Center.


March will be a busy month in reading! Today is Read Across America, held on Dr. Seuss's birthday, which we will celebrate with a book character parade on Friday, March 1st at 2:45 PM. Students came dressed as their favorite character from a book and march around the school in our afternoon parade. But the fun does not stop there! We are also kicking off our "Spring into Reading" Grand Event! Beginning on this day, students should begin logging books/minutes they read into the online reading log. Those reading 300 minutes will receive a trip to the Book Mobile and earn a free book on Wednesday, May 8th! These students will attend our event, "Reading is Magic" show on Monday, March 25th.


Guest Reader is also this month on Friday, March 22nd at 9AM. Sign up to read to your child's classroom today! http://www.parteees.org/media-center.html


Saturday Story & Cinema will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at 2PM. This free program features a reading of the book Horton Hears a Who followed by a showing of the movie. All participants will be entered to win two free movie tickets to AMC Theatres!

THE FLU: A RESPIRATORY VIRUS

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.


FLU MYTHS:

· The Flu is just a bad cold.

· Not everyone needs a flu vaccine.

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

FLU FACTS:

· 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.


TYPICAL SYMPTOMS

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

  • Runny nose, sore throat

  • Diarrhea and vomiting

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR

  • 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 https://gwinnett.k12.ga.us/parents/PPS/login 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.