Partee General News
Partee ES Parent Newsletter April 2021
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.
Mrs. Jennifer Clowers
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
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:
Current Total Pledged: $16,447.90
Ms. Stipe's 5th grade class raised the most money prior to our Kick-off day and got to pour Gatorade on Mr. Benson
K-2 Dance Fit
3-5 Dance Fit
Food Distribution @ Impact Church
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.
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.
Future Generals, it's time to register for Kindergarten!
- Step 1: Starting April 6th: Complete online registration on the GCPS website at www.gcpsk12.org
- Step 2: Register for an appointment using the following link https://forms.office.com/r/4BBp68MPNb
Please see the Kindergarten flyer below for more information.
- The Zoom link for the PTA meeting will be posted on ClassDojo.
- Check out our online store below for DISCOUNTED gift cards.
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
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.
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.
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.
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