Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter - January 2020

January Events

January 6 - Back to School

January 10 - Report Cards go home

January 17 - 1st Semester Awards Ceremony, see information below

January 16 - 100th Day of School

January 20 – Martin L. King Day - Student/Staff Holiday

January 23 – Title I Parent Meeting, 6 PM

January 23 – STEAM Night, 6:45 PM

Principal's Message

Happy New Year! I hope your break included lots of rest and fun with friends and family. We are looking forward to returning to school. Many of us are ready to resume a normal routine after staying up late and sleeping in for the past two weeks.

Thank you to everyone for supporting our students during the Winter Wonderland Concert last month. The students did a phenomenal job! Their hard work really paid off. Thanks also to Ms. Breland for putting on another great show! This one will be hard to top.

Parents we appreciate all the support you have provided this year. From volunteering in the classrooms, creating scenery for the Dragon City Generals, volunteering during movie night, attending skate night, and donating items for students and teachers. We appreciate all that you do to support everyone student and family at Partee!

We are looking forward to the 2nd 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 on the Partee ES website.

Generals Salute!

Dr. McCain

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

GCPS Honors Chorus

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the

GCPS Honors Chorus:

Izabella Lester

Jaela Parker

Malia Maxey

Melody Taylor

Dragon City Generals

Thank you to the following staff for working with the robotics team, The Dragon City Generals: Mona Brawley, Ericca Redden-Bradley, Jessica Stipe, Ember Webb, Sharon Compton, All Pro Dads and a few moms, Branddon Benson. While they did not bring home the trophy, they did an excellent job developing, researching, and presenting their plan for improving the community. Way to go! See the great pictures below.

Because they were sooooo awesome, the Dragon City Generals have been invited to participate in the first Lego League Robotics Expo on Friday, February 21, 5:00-7:00 at the Infinite Energy Center.

See team photos below.

Join the Substitute Teaching Program!

Interested in gaining valuable teaching experience while getting paid?

You’re invited to attend the Substitute Teaching Job Fair!

When: Monday, January 13, 2020 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where: J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center located at

437 Old Peachtree Rd, NW, Suwanee, GA 30024 - Grayson Rm 2.124

Come and talk to Substitute Management team members to learn about how to become a GCPS Substitute Teacher. Computer labs will be available and fully staffed to walk you through the online application process.

*Registration is not required. You do not have to be certified to substitute teach.

Apply today at

Reasons To Keep Your Child Home From School - Part 2


If your child complains of a stomach ache and says it hurts to move and cannot eat, he/she should stay at home. If this is a continuous problem, you may need to call your child's doctor.


One event of diarrhea is reason for your child to stay home from school. If student has fever, rash or weakness along with diarrhea, the student may need to see their doctor.

You should keep your child at home if he/she might spread an illness to other children. Children who are sick have a difficult time participating in class and learning.

Thank you :)

1st Semester Awards Ceremony

It’s that special time of year when we acknowledge the hard work of our students. Our 1st Semester Awards Program will be held in the gym on Friday, January 17. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Principal’s Award, Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Citizenship

  • 9:30 - 10:30 - 4th and 5th grades
  • 10:45 - 11:45 - 1st and 2nd grades
  • 1:30 - 2:30 - Kindergarten and 3rd grades

February 2020 Guest Reader

Welcome back, Reading Generals! Our next Guest Reader event will be happening on Wednesday, February 5th from 8:30am to 9:30am. Sign up at to volunteer to read to a classroom. Books and light refreshments are provided.

Guest Readers is a program occurring each quarter in which parents and community members are invited to read to an eager group of students. Our Guest Readers program takes place on select Wednesdays beginning at 8:30 AM. Readings begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Please sign up for a classroom today to ensure that all students are able to enjoy a great story!

Looking Ahead - February 2020 Events

February 5 - Guest Reader

February 12 - Shiloh Cluster Showcase

February 13 - School Council Meeting

February 14 – Student/Teacher Holiday or Inclement Weather Day 1

February 17 – President’s Day – Student/Teacher Holiday

February 19 & 20 Early Release

  • Dismissal at 12:20 PM each day
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

February 21 – PTA Father Daughter Dance

February 24-28 - Book Fair

February 26 – Spring Picture Day

February 28 - Black History Program

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.