Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter April 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Partee Families,


I hope that you are enjoying your Spring Break and that your family is able to spend some quality time together. It feels great to be able to step away from a computer. This newsletter contains very important information regarding some of our end of the year events. Continue to stay safe and I thank you for your continued support.


Generals Salute!


Mrs. Jennifer Clowers

Principal

April Events

4/5 Spring Break Begins (students return 4/12)

4/14 Guest Reader

4/15 Kindergarten Round Up Meeting 5:00 pm-6:00pm (see flyer below)

4/16 5th grade Class Picture 12:30 - 1:30

4/17 Saturday School

4/20 Digital Learning Day 4 (all students learn at home)

4/22 GMAS begins for 3rd grade students

4/22 PTA Meeting @ 7 on ZOOM

4/29 Title I Planning Meeting on ZOOM

Boosterthon Update

WE DID IT! We completed our first Boosterthon Fundraiser Event. Even though this has been an unusual year we were still successful. Our Main Event was so much fun. Our K-2 students had a blast and our 3rd-5th grade students had fun too, even though they were so laid back trying to be cool.


HUGE SHOUTOUT to our students' parents, families, friends, businesses and organizations for helping raise money to support Partee. Below are a few stats from the event. Prior to the event beginning, I promised the students that if we reached our goal of $10,000 they could duct tape me to the wall. Well, it looks like I have to keep that promise. Thank you again for your help.


Final Pledge Stats:

States: 23

Countries: 3

31% Registered

18% Pledged


Current Total Pledged: $16,447.90

Food Distribution @ Impact Church

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Media Center

April is a busy time in the Library! Guest Reader is Wednesday, April 14th and we are in need of virtual guest readers. Sign up at https://bit.ly/ParteeGuestReader to read to our school!


The Library will also be getting a face lift this month. As a result, curbside library, holds pickup, and regular circulation will be unavailable from Monday, April 26th through Friday, May 7th. Don't despair! The Online Research Library (located in the student portal) has a great selection of eBooks to choose from and the Centerville Public Library is a great resource for books and eBooks alike.

Please continue to check the GCPS website to review the most updated information regarding DLD guidelines. The school will also continue to communicate through emails, Class Dojo, and our website.

Clinic Information

Taveling outside the U.S. this spring break?

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding international travel.

The CDC recommends that all international travelers get tested three to five days after returning AND self-quarantine at home for seven days after travel.

So, what does that mean for travelers?

Travelers who test positive must isolate based on current guidance for a confirmed case.

Even travelers who test negative should self-quarantine at home for the full 7 days. In other words, students and staff who travel outside the U.S. will not be able to return to school or work for at least 7 days after their return to the U.S. However, during quarantine, students are required to continue logging in to school Digitally.

Travelers who choose not to be tested should self-quarantine at home for a full 10 days after travel.

During self-quarantine, make sure to monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, seek testing immediately and follow guidance for a suspected case.


For more about travel guidelines, visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing/testing-air-travel.html.

Kindergarten Registration

Future Generals, it's time to register for Kindergarten!




Please see the Kindergarten flyer below for more information.

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Partee PTA

The next PTA meeting will be Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm. We will be having elections for the 2021-2022 PTA Board at this meeting. Any interested candidates will need to contact our PTA board members by April 15th. Their email is listed below. 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.


- The Zoom link for the PTA meeting will be posted on ClassDojo.

- Check out our online store below for DISCOUNTED gift cards.


Follow us on Social Media! We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Email: pta4partee@gmail.com

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Georgia Milestones

On April 22nd GMAS testing will begin for our 3rd-5th grade students. All of our in-person students will participate in this assessment and some of our digital students. We ask all parents to make sure their 3rd-5th graders are at school on time. Testing will begin promptly at 9:00 am and will end around 11:00 am each day. Students who are late or absent will be able to take the assessment during make-up times.

Click on this is link to find additional resources: https://www.gcpsk12.org/domain/7707





Georgia Milestones Elementary School Schedule Spring 2021


3rd Grade GMAS Dates

ELA Section 1 Thursday, April 22nd

ELA Sections 2&3 Friday, April 23rd

Math Sections 1&2 Tuesday, April 27th

4th Grade GMAS Dates

Math Sections 1&2 May 4th

ELA Section 1 May 6th

ELA Sections 2&3 May 7th

5th Grade GMAS Dates

ELA Section 1 May 12th

ELA Sections 2&3 May 13th

Math Sections 1&2 May 18th

Science Sections 1&2 May 20th

Final Day for Makeups Wednesday, May 26th

Awards Day

Our 1st-4th grade students' Award's Day will be structured the same way as it was last semester. Each homeroom teacher will present awards to their digital and in-person students in the classroom on May 24th.


Kindergarten Award's Day

The week of May 17th our Kindergarten students will participate in an in-person Award's Day celebration. Our digital Kindergartners are more than welcome to come to the Award's Day ceremony. In order to make sure that we are following CDC guidelines and social distancing we are allowing only 2 guests per student to attend the event. Please look for more information to come from your child's teachers with specific details including the date and time of your child's Award's Day.


Fifth Grade Award's Day and EOY Events

Monday, May 24th - In-Person Awards Ceremony @ Partee Elementary School

In order to make sure that we are following CDC guidelines and social distancing we are allowing only 2 guests per student to attend the event. Please look for more information to come from the 5th grade team with specific details and times for your child's Award's Day.


Tuesday, May 25th - Celebration Blast!

Students have fun activities planned for them. Please refer to the parent letter that was previously sent out. To pay for the 5th grade events, visit www2.mypaymentsplus.com and select the desired activities.

Field Day

Field Day for our in-person students will take place on May 14th.

K-2nd grade: 9:00am - 11:30am

3rd-5th grade: 12:30pm - 3:00 pm


Our digital students will participate in a Virtual Field Day. Ms. May will send more information about our Virtual Field Day soon.


In preparation for Field Day, we would greatly appreciate Freeze Pop donations. In order to freeze them on time, please drop them off to our front office by May 6th. Donations of bottled water is also appreciated and can be dropped off any day prior to May 14th.


Field Day t-shirts are available for all students. Please see the flyer below.


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Parent Center

Corner's Academy is a tutoring program that provides academic assistance and support to students. Please reach out to Travis Sanders @ 404-565-7120 to receive additional information about the program. There are still opening slots for students.



Thanks to all of the parents for all the support this school year. Don't forget the resources we have in Parent Center. I'm available Mon-Fri 9am-3 pm at 678-344-4410.


Deborah Bridges

Upcoming Events for May

GMAS Continues during May

5/1 Saturday School

5/6 Virtual Shiloh MS Rising 6th grade Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30

5/14 Field Day

5/17-21 Kindergarten In-Person Award's Day

5/24 1st - 4th grade Award's Day in the classrooms

5/24 Fifth grade In-Person Award's Day

5/25 Fifth grade Celebration Blast Activities

5/26 Last Day of School

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.