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Partee ES Parent Newsletter - March 2021
It's hard to believe that it is March. Where has the time gone. The next few months will be very busy. Please see below for important updates about our special fundraiser, Virtual STEM Night, Virtual Career Day, and The Georgia Milestones Assessment. Let's finish the year strong!!!
Our fundraiser kicks off on March 15th in less than two weeks! Our goal is to raise $10,000 for our gym floor, new technology, and classroom supplies. We are so excited about this fundraiser because it will be fun for all of our students. They will take part in a character program, all participate in the digital dance fit and get a needed boost of school spirit, too! As a family you can give, or simply share your student’s fundraising link with others, or both! You’ll learn more about how to easily support our fundraiser on funrun.com as we get closer to our start date, which is on March 15th. Thank you for your support this year!
Georgia Milestones Update
Students in 3rd-5th grade will have to take the Georgia Milestones Assessment. This year the assessment will not determine promotion or retention and the state has reduced the amount of questions on some of the tests. The data that we will receive will be used to help us determine how to best support our students in the fall. The Georgia Milestone testing window opens on April 19th. We are currently working on our testing plan and will share this with our parents within the next couple of weeks. Please click on the link below to access Study/Resource Guides for the Georgia Milestones. These guides are intended to serve as a resource for parents and students.
So proud to be a General!
District STEM Fair
Congratulations to our three district STEM Fair participants; Naomi Gedion, Paul-Emmanuel Ikoe, and Liya Simon. These students worked very hard to complete their research on a specific topic, create a prototype of their solution, design a project board, and finally submit a video detailing their process. Paul-Emmanuel was selected to move on to the 2nd stage of judging. We are so proud of our Generals.
Virtual STEM Fair
Spring Online Chess Club
Family Engagement Tips for Parents
Help your child learn to work as part of a team
Leadership is a positive trait, but students also need to know how to work with others without taking over. To encourage compromise, take turns making some family decisions, such as what toppings to put on a pizza. Discuss the need to consider everyone's tastes. Promote fairness by setting rules such as "If one person chooses the game, the other gets the first turn." Praise your child when he shows teamwork. http://niswc.com/17cHC326428
Have your child create a sight word story
To help your child learn spelling or sight words, have him make them into a story. Make up two characters and a topic sentence for your child to start with, then have him keep going using words from his list. As he writes, he'll have to put the words into context. That will help him remember them. He'll also get writing practice and a sense of pride when he reads his story to you. http://niswc.com/17cJC326428
The Counselor's Corner by Kerronn Kitchen
- Parents, please check your Class Dojo, the counselor's eClass page, and Partee ES website regarding information about The Child Lure lessons that your child will participate in for the month of February and March. If you do not want your child to participate in these lessons, you must provide a written notification to your child's counselor or teacher.
- Virtual Career Day- April 2, 2021- Contact Ms. Kitchen, School Counselor, if you wish to be a presenter.
Asthma and Allergies
Asthma and allergies are different conditions, but they often go hand-in-hand. Severe allergies can trigger an asthma attack.
The same substances that trigger your child's allergy symptoms can also cause asthma signs and symptoms. Common allergy-related triggers in Georgia are:
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
- Roaches and pests
Some of these allergy and asthma triggers, such as pollen, are seasonal. Others can cause symptoms year-round. You can reduce your child’s symptoms by avoiding your child’s exposure to allergens whenever possible.
Do you suspect your child suffers from allergies along with asthma?
- Request allergy testing to help identify specific allergies.
- Keep all windows closed and use air conditioning during pollen season.
- Know when the pollen count is high and consider treating your child’s allergies before symptoms start.
Most treatments are designed to treat either asthma or allergies, but a few treatments help with both conditions. Ask your child's doctor for more information, and to see if allergy shots might help.
Spring will be here before you know it, if your child has Asthma, and it flares up when the seasons change, please ensure to fill out the corresponding Health Management Plan and provide medication to treat your child accordingly.
If you have questions about the paperwork, please contact the school clinic at (678) 344-4406 and Mrs. Hutto will be glad to assist you.