Jag News

Words for this Week from Ms. Keag

Week of September 7, 2015

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Congratulations, Lisa!

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Tuesday, September 8

On Tuesday, September 8, ILT will meet in the Mind Meld room promptly at 3:15. Dr. Anderson and John Willis will join us this week. Please bring your Gap Analysis and 5 Strengths with you to our meeting.

Committees will convene this week for the first time. Please see the email from Dorothy regarding which committee you serve on and where it is meeting. If you have any questions, please email Dorothy.

Staff Development is on Thursday during your planning. We look forward to seeing you in the Mind Meld room.

Classified Employees Preconference-Wednesday, September 9

All classified employees should attend their preconference in the Digital Diner at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, September 9.

RBES Conferences-Wednesday, September 9

As a grade level, please meet in the Mind Meld room on Wednesday, September 9 to write your RBES goals. Your goals will align with our school wide LSPI goals but will reflect grade level percentages. A handout will be provided for assistance.

I apologize for the short notice for this meeting. It will be a brief meeting.

Fountas and Pinnell-All Reading Levels Are Due Now

Your spreadsheet should be complete on the shared drive with each child's F&P level.

Vision and Math Institute

Both LA Vision and Math Institute will focus on learning that is connected to our Local School Plan for Improvement and your RBES goals for this year. I strongly encourage you to pick Vision or Math Institute and attend with your colleagues. Having collaborative learning opportunities outside of Suwanee is key to expand our knowledge of how we can move student learning forward so our students achieve at the highest levels. *You can find these opportunities through PD&E or email Melissa or Hilary for information.

Broadcast Room Remodel

As part of our retrofit the broadcast room will also be getting an update. We will be getting new equipment as well as new software. The broadcast room refresh will occur over two days beginning on Monday, September 14th through Tuesday, September 15th. Our morning news will most likely be read over the speaker on Monday and Tuesday morning. However, it is our hope that we can show bus numbers in the afternoons even if we do that in a low-tech way for a day or two. We appreciate your patience during this transition to new software and equipment and we will do our best to keep things as smooth as possible during dismissal.

Turn off Projectors

Please remember to turn off your projectors when they are not in use. The bulbs are expensive and have a finite amount of time for use. If you walk past a room where the projector is not in use but it is on, please go in and turn it off. Let's be good stewards of these resources and look out for one another.

Suwanee ES Training Page

Please see Suwanee ES Training page in C&I for key documents you need. We will begin posting all of our documents there for future access. Simply click on the content link to see the table of contents to find what you need. Thank you to Dee Dee for her time and expertise in continually updating our page!

Way to go for your use of e-CLASS!

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North Gwinnett Schools Foundation 2015-2016 Grant Application Process-Time Sensitive

It is time to think of those original, innovative teaching ideas that will transform the learner's experience in the classroom and can be funded by the North Gwinnett Schools Foundation. The process is different this year, so please see the video link before you begin completing the application. Grade chairs are a resource if you have questions about this process.

Informational video about the process:


Link to the application:



On November 3, voters will have an opportunity to go to the polls. ESPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds capital projects that support Gwinnett County Public Schools and Buford City Schools, such as building projects and technology retrofits. This ESPLOST is not a new 1-cent sales tax. It would continue the current 1-cent sales tax for 2017-2022. For more information, please go to our website and click on the link to learn more about ESPLOST.

Sunshine News

Just wanted to invite you once again to consider participation in our Sunshine project this year. We are encouraging each staff member to join by giving toward Sunshine. $25 or anything you would like to give is very much appreciated!

Way to go, 3rd grade! You were the first grade level to have 100% participation!

Checks are made out to: Suwanee ES Sunshine

*Remember 100% staff participation is ONE WEEK OF JEANS.

You can give any amount=100% participation!!!!

Nut Free Table

We have a nut free table in the Jaguar Cafe. This new addition is an option for our friends with allergies. A friend, whose meal is nut free, may join them at this table. Please make sure your students and their parents are aware of this option to keep them safe and healthy.

Count Days

Please remember to post your class counts on the form provided by Ms. Martinez no later than 9:00 AM for our final count day on:

September 8

This information is reported to the district office regarding our enrollment, so please see Ms. Martinez if you have questions about how to complete the form.

The form will be in your box prior to the count in the morning.

Week At-A-Glance

Monday, September 7

Rotation 1

Labor Day - School Holiday

Tuesday, September 8

Rotation 2

No Personal Leave

Enrollment Count Day

5th Grade Dress Up Day - (Hats & Crazy Socks)

Scholastic Book Fair

10:00 - PTA Committee Meeting

2:00 - SNP Inservice Meeting

2:45 - KidzKey Club

Wednesday, September 9

Rotation 3

7:30 - Chess Club

7:30 - Chorus Practice

Scholastic Book Fair

2:45 - Art Club

2:45 - PE Club

2:45 - Guitar Club

2:45 -Tech Club

Thursday, September 10

Rotation 4

Scholastic Book Fair

2:45 - Girls on the Run

2:45 - Orchestra Club

Friday, September 11

Rotation 5

Grandparents Day

7:15 - Readers Rally

7:30 - Parent Focus Group

Scholastic Book Fair

9:30 - Local School Council Meeting

Saturday, September 12

2:00 - PTA Beautification