Partee General News

Partee ES Parent Newsletter - November 2019

Principal's Message

I am so excited to share that the students at Partee ES continue to make strides in academic performance. In just two years, our students made some of the highest gains of all elementary schools based on data from the GCPS Weighted School Assessment (WSA) - the district performance measurement tool. In addition, our CCRPI score increased from 74.8% (2017) to 82% (2018) to 90.2% (2019) on the most recent state report. The full report can be found using the following link: 2019 CCRPI Public Reports

We could not have made these great gains without our FANTASTIC staff, students and parents! Our teachers have been working so hard to make sure they are delivering effective instruction that is aligned to the standards. This type of progress would not be possible without their expertise and commitment and your support. We appreciate all that you do!

The Fall Festival, sponsored by Canaan Land Church, was a huge success! We had families from all of the Shiloh Cluster schools attend this fun event. We will post pictures on the Partee ES website soon.

Generals Salute,

Dr. McCain

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller

November Events

11/1 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Fernbank Museum

11/3 - Daylight Savings Time Ends (remember to set your clocks back!)

11/6 - Guest Reader Visits

11/8 - PTA Movie Night

11/11 - Veteran's Day

11/14 - School Council Meeting - Shiloh High School @ 9:00 am

11/15 - School-Wide Spelling Bee

11/19 - Zaxby's Spirit Night

11/21 - Math Night

11/22 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center

11/25-29 - Thanksgiving Break

Shiloh Cluster Events

FREE! GED Prep Classes for adults 18 years and older! Classes will be held Monday, January 13, 2020 through Wednesday, May 20, 2020 each Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Shiloh High School.

Applications Open November 1st. Follow these instructions to apply:

1. Go to

2. Scroll down & click on GED® Preparation Classes

3. Scroll down to “CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION


5. Scroll down to “BEGIN APPLICATION” & click on age category

6. Click on “APPLICATION FORM” to begin application

7. Choose the Shiloh High School session (Testing site is your class site)

8. Complete, and submit form

***The Application Complete message you receive upon submission is your only confirmation***

English as Second Language through Adult Education. If you want to improve your English, then apply online…

Online application opens November 18, 2019.

Spring classes begin January 6, 2020.

What you need to know for registration:

  • A valid, unexpired government-issued picture ID is required. (See website for a list of valid identifications.)
  • A US Visa and I-94 are required with all foreign passports. B1, B2, BBCV, F1 visas, and consular ID cards are not accepted.
  • Space is limited, so you must apply online. Online applications close when all spaces are filled.
  • Print your registration appointment slip, make a screen- shot, or write down the information and bring it with you to the required in-person registration at your selected site.
  • For safety and liability reasons, infants and children under 12 are not allowed at registrations.
  • Be prepared to stay for at least 2 hours.
  • For more information, call 678-226-6401.


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!

Title I Parent Workshop and Math Night

Joins us for a Title I Parent Workshop

Thursday, November 21st from 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm

and then stay for Math Night

from 6:45 pm until 8:00 pm


Thank you to the 140+ parents who have already taken the RBES Parent Perception Survey. Information from this survey is communicated to the staff and used to make improvements each year. The results are also part of Partee ES's performance evaluation. The survey will be available until November 22 on the parent portal. We will also have computers set up during Math Night for parents to take the survey. WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND SUPPORT!

AWESOME Mentoring in Action

Big picture

Media Center - Upcoming Events

The Book Mobile is coming on November 22nd! Don't let your student miss out on the opportunity to visit the converted school bus and receive a free book. All students who complete the Fall Reading Log and log 10 books (or 150 minutes) will be able to choose a free book from the Book Mobile.

From the Clinic

Allergies in Children

When your child has a food allergy, his or her body thinks that those foods are trying to do harm. It fights back by setting off an allergic reaction. A mild reaction may include a few raised, red, itchy patches of skin (called hives). A severe reaction may cause hives all over, swelling in the throat, trouble breathing, nausea or vomiting, or fainting. This is called anaphylaxis (say "ANN-uh-fuh-LAK-suss"). It can be deadly.

A good way to prevent your child's allergic reaction is to avoid the foods that cause it. An allergy doctor or a dietitian may be able to help you understand which foods will be okay and what to avoid.

During a mild reaction

  • Give your child an over-the-counter antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or loratadine (Claritin), as your doctor recommends.

During a severe reaction

  • Call for emergency help. A severe reaction is an emergency.
  • Give your child an epinephrine shot. Make sure it is available for your child at all times.

To prevent future reactions

  • Avoid the foods that cause problems. And try not to use utensils or cookware that may have been in contact with food your child is allergic to.
  • Inform your child's teachers and caregivers about your child’s food allergies, and provide them with medication.

Always consult a medical doctor regarding any reaction your child may experience. Please also notify the school clinic worker if your child has a food allergy to share the treatment plan that the physician has recommended.

Have You Signed Up for the Parent Portal?

It's easy!

Log on to 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.

Safety and Security Reminders

The Gwinnett County School System has always taken the safety of its students very seriously. We will continue with the existing procedures below:

  • Prior to entering a school, visitors will be asked about the purpose of their visit before being buzzed into the school. You can state reasons such as: Check-in, Check-out, Registration, Lunch, Meeting, Withdraw, Transportation, or Volunteer.
  • All volunteers must first check in and then will be escorted to our Parent Center were volunteer opportunities are coordinated.
  • All visitors are required to check in and wear a visitor’s badge. Visitors will be asked to return to the front office if a staff member does not see the visitor’s badge.
  • All visitors must show county identification or a driver’s license.

Thank you for helping us keep every student and staff member safe.

December - Upcoming Events

12/5-6 - Holiday Luncheon

12/6 - Progress Reports Go Home

12/12 - Winter Wonderland

12/19 Holiday Parties

12/23-1/3 - Winter Break