Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter - November 2020

November Events

10/31 - Daylight Savings Time Ends (remember to set your clocks back!)

11/03 - Student and Teacher Holiday

11/06 - Progress Reports go home

11/11 - Veteran's Day

11/12 - School Council Meeting - @ 9:30 am

11/20 - Picture Make-up Day (in-person and digital students) - Time TBD

11/23-27 - Thanksgiving Break

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,


I am so excited to share that our very own, Mrs. Mona Brawley (STEM Teacher), was selected as one of 25 semi-finalists for the GCPS Teacher of the Year. Not only was she voted as the TOTY at Partee ES, she was selected out of 140 teachers to be a semi-finalist for this honor at the district level. Please send her congratulations and wish her well through the next phase of the process.


On Monday, October 28, the district emailed, texted, and left phone messages about the process for selecting your child's learning environment for the second semester. Like this semester, families may select either in-person instruction at their child’s school or digital learning at home. Since students and families are more familiar with these two options and what they entail, the decisions families make will be for the entire second semester.


The Spring Instructional Preference Questionnaire will be available in your Parent Portal account October 28 through 11:59 p.m. on November 15.


If you do not have a parent portal account, please go to the school district website, use the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or contact your local school to request one.


Please make your selection as soon as possible as this information will be used to plan for a safe second semester for the students and the staff.


Generals Salute,

Dr. McCain

Congratulations to Mrs. Mona Brawley

Partee ES TOTY is one of 25 semi-finalists for GCPS TOTY!
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Work Completion/Late Assignments (reminder)

Attendance and work completion are important for your child's success. It is also important that students know to adhere to deadlines and complete their work in a timely manner. Please see the guidelines below regarding late assignments that will be in effect through the end of the school year.


Work Completion/Late Assignments

  • All assignments are due on or before the assigned due date.

  • The grace period for ALL late assignments is 11:59 p.m. on the Sunday following the assignment due date.

  • The grace period does not apply to tests, quizzes, and projects.

  • When late assignments are submitted, it is the responsibility of the student and/or parent to notify the teacher.

  • Late assignments will be reviewed and graded by the teacher as their schedule permits. Grades will be entered by the end of the grading period.


Grade Reporting

  • Teachers will communicate student progress regularly.

  • It is the responsibility of the parent and the student to review student progress regularly through the parent portal.

  • NTI (Not Turned In) – This means an assignment is due but has not been submitted. The student can still submit the assignment before the grace period ends. If the assignment is not completed, this code will calculate as a zero.

CLASS DOJO

Please sign up for Class Dojo!


This is a great tool that is used to communicate what is happening at school in real time. We were able to use Class Dojo this week to communicate to every parent that we had a power outage at the school. We also use this tool to communicate if buses are running late. Contact your child's teacher to get connected!

Media Center - Upcoming Events

Thank you to everyone who shopped at the Book Fair! Money raised will go to the library for new book purchases. Curbside Library is still happening on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the bus lane from 11am to 1pm. Books on hold can be picked up from the front office during school hours.


Exciting news! The Book Mobile will be visiting Partee on Thursday, December 3rd from 1pm to 3pm for our PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade classes. All students in these grades will be able to select a FREE book. Schedules for classroom visits and digital students will be released closer to the date. Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade will be able to visit the Book Mobile on a separate date later this school year.

Impact Church Education Hub - Tutoring for all students

Exciting News! Impact Church (formerly Canaan Land Church) is launching its Impact Education Hub!


Beginning October 12, Impact Education Hub will open its doors to provide free academic assistance in math and language arts for grades K-5.


Operating hours will be Monday-Thursday from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm. Click the link to sign up: https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dp69iYvSvtCKQS1


The Impact Education Hub programming will take place in the Children’s Building on the campus of Impact Church at 3594 Centerville Hwy, Snellville GA, 30039 (next to Burger King).

From the Clinic

Staying healthy during cold and flu season

With everything that has been going on this year in Georgia and other states, now is the perfect time to remind students and families of tips to help you stay healthy.

  • Keep your distance. Avoid close contact, maintaining personal space to avoid getting germs from others or sharing your germs with them.
  • Don't share personal items (toothbrushes, towels, utensils, etc.)
  • Stay home when you are sick and keep children home from school when they are ill.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Keep "germy" hands away from eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Practice good health habits. Get enough sleep, eat a good diet, be physically active, drink plenty of fluids (especially water), manage stress, and get fresh air every day.

What are the symptoms of flu?

  • Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with the flu will not have a fever.

Can my child go to school if he or she is sick?

  • No. Your child should stay home to rest and to avoid giving the flu to other children or others at school.

When can my child return to school after having the flu?

  • Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after his fever is gone. (Fever should be gone without the use of a fever reducing medicine.) A fever is defined as 100.0 F (37.8 C) or higher.

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.

December - Upcoming Events

12/3 - Book Mobile Visit (PreK, KK, 1st, 2nd Grade)

12/4 - Progress Reports Go Home

12/17 - Holiday Parties

12/21-1/5- Winter Break

1/6 - Students return to school