Partee General News

Partee Elementary Parent Newsletter - January 2023

January Events

1/13 - Local School Council meets

1/16 - MLK Holiday (Staff/Student Holiday- no school)

1/26 - Award's Day (more information to come)

Principal's Message

Happy New Year! I hope your break included lots of rest and fun with your family. Most importantly, I hope that your family was able to stay healthy and safe. We were happy to welcome our students back to school last week. Many of them were having to adjust to being back on their normal routine. I'm sure our students were used to staying up late and sleeping in because that's exactly what I did on my break. It's good to get back on a schedule. 😉


At Partee we are looking forward to the second 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 that's on the Partee ES website.


Generals Salute,

Mrs. Clowers

PTA Virtual Meeting - January 18th @ 6:30 pm

Counselor's Corner

Attendance- Please be reminded to send in attendance/doctors notes when your child is absent or tardy.


Students who are on time to school and actively engaged in instructional activities greatly increase their knowledge, skills, and learning in general. It is my belief that students who are consistently tardy or absent miss out on teacher directions for morning activities, school wide morning announcements, and overall, lose valuable instructional time. Instructional time is needed to acquire skills in reading, math, spelling, writing, social studies, or science.


Looking Ahead:

Child Lures Lesson- Letters were sent home prior to the break and will be posted on our website. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the school counselor. Students will begin receiving the lessons in January.


Career Day- March 31, 2023, in person for our students



Ms. Kitchen

School Counselor

770-982-6920

kerronn.kitchen@gcpsk12.org

Play 2 Learn ****Time Change****

Partee's Play 2 Learn program will resume on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from

10:00 am - 11:30 am. We have adjusted the time due to our parents input and feedback.


If you have any questions, please call the front office.

The Family Engagement Center

Happy New Year to our Generals and welcome back. As we start this new year, we would like to thank all our families for staying in touch and keeping up with what is happening in school.

Thank you to our ALL PRO DADS for helping during our Holiday Staff Luncheon!


Please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns or questions.


Ms. Deborah Bridges

Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

Parent Outreach Liaison

Partee Elementary School

Deborah.Bridges@gcpsk12.org

678-344-4410

I Get Juiced Food Truck

Students at Partee Elementary School start each morning with Generals Time which provides students with an opportunity to receive enrichment and intervention in the areas of reading and math. During Generals Time, some of our students in 4th and 5th grade have worked on a math project in which they were to construct a 3D food truck, design a floor plan, and calculate costs for the truck. On Friday, December 16, Angel Jackson brought her food truck to Partee. Students were able to view the interior of the food truck and ask questions about the truck and the business. An award was presented to the students who created the best food truck. We're thankful to partner with wonderful business owners in our community!


More information about Ms. Jackson

Angel Jackson is the business owner of I Get Juiced

She has a juice bar in Snellville as well as food trucks for events.

She has won Best in Gwinnett since she opened in 2017

Big picture

Cafeteria Meals

If your student eats lunch in the cafeteria, there is a fee. If the student did not qualify for free and reduced lunch, then we have to charge the students MyPaymentsPlus account. The limit for each student is $11.25. If the student reaches that amount, and does not have any money on their account, then the student receives another lunch until their account is paid. Please make sure your student has money in their account in order to get their lunch.

Important Reminders

Lunch visitors
  • Food from outside the cafeteria is not permitted.
  • Birthday's can only be celebrated during lunch. Feel free to bring store bought cupcakes, cookies, donuts, etc. No balloons, treat bags, stuffed animals, etc. please.


Transportation Changes

For the safety and security of all students, please try to keep afternoon transportation consistent. In the event that changes are needed, please do the following:

One-day change: Write a note and attach a copy of your driver's license. Requests can be delivered by the student, faxed to 678-344-4400, or emailed to Partee.Transportation@gcpsk12.org. Please call the school by 2:30 to verify that the request was received.

Temporary Change (minimum of 5 days): The parent or guardian must come in and complete a "change of transportation" form in the front office.


Lost and Found

We already have a number of items in Lost and Found. To help us return lost items to their owner, please put your student's name and teacher name on the label of your child's clothing

Winter Wonderland Concert

Holiday Luncheon

Have You Signed Up for the Parent Portal?

It's easy! Log on to https://go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/index.html to log into 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. Please contact the school if you need assistance with accessing or creating your account.

Looking Ahead -February Events

2/3 - Digital Learning Day # 3 (students learn from home)

2/9 - STEAM Night 6:00-7:30

2/14-2/15 - Spring Pictures

2/16-2/20 - Winter Break (staff/student holiday)

2/21 - Students and Staff return back to school

2/23 - Georgia Milestones Parent Meeting

2/28 - Black History Program