Suwanee Elementary Monday Mail

Week of December 7, 2015

Results-Based Evaluation System Parent Perception Survey

Your input is valued and appreciated. All parents and guardians are encouraged to take the Results-Based Evaluation System Parent Perception Survey in the Portal prior to Friday, December 11, 2015. If you prefer to complete a paper copy of this survey, you may do so at Suwanee this week. Thank you in advance for sharing your valuable perspective about teaching and learning at our school.

Georgia Milestones Assessment System Results

The Spring 2015 Georgia Milestones Assessment Results are in the Parent Portal for students who were in grades 3 through 5 during Spring 2015. In the Portal, parents can access a Parent Guide that explains the electronic score report. Below is a link to a press release outlining how students performed overall in Gwinnett County Public Schools:

Take a Look!

December 7 - 11

Tuesday - Junior Achievement parent meeting, 6:00pm

Wednesday - Chorus Practice, 7:30am

Wednesday - Chess Club, 7:30am

Wednesday - 2nd Grade Classroom Winter Celebration, 10:00-11:00am

Wednesday - 5th Grade Classroom Winter Celebration, 11:05-12:05pm

Wednesday - Tech Club, 2:45-4:00pm

Wednesday - Chorus After School Practice, 2:45-3:45pm

Thursday - All Pro Dad Meeting, 7:00am

Thursday - 1st Grade Classroom Winter Celebration, 11:40-12:40pm

Thursday - 4th Grade Classroom Winter Celebration, 12:30-1:30pm

Thursday - Orchestra Club, 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday - No Good News Club this week (start back on Jan 7th)

Thursday - Winter Chorus Concert, 6:00pm

Friday - Readers Rally. 7:15am

Friday - 3rd Grade Classroom Winter Celebration, 9:15-10:15am

Friday - Kindergarten Classroom Winter Celebration, 12:15-1:15pm

Saturday - Crescendo Strings Winter Concert (Theater @ Lanier High School, 6:30pm

December 14 - 18

Monday - District Assessment, Interim 2 test

Tuesday - District Assessment, Interim 2 test

Tuesday - Holiday Shop

Tuesday - PTA Spirit Day @ Fabrik

Wednesday - End of 2nd Quarter

Wednesday - Chorus Practice, 7:30am

Wednesday - Chess Club, 7:30am

Wednesday - District Assessment, Interim 2 test

Wednesday - Holiday Shop

Wednesday - Tech Club, 2:45-4:00pm (Last club meeting)

Wednesday - Year Book Team Meeting (Digital Diner), 3:00pm

Thursday - District Assessment, Interim 2 test

Thursday - Holiday Shop

Thursday - Orchestra Club, 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday - 5th Grade Spirit Night @ Sky Zone

Friday - Holiday Shop

Suwanee Winter Celebrations

Wednesday, December 9th

  • 2nd grade 10:00 - 11:00
  • 5th grade 11:05 - 12:05

Thursday, December 10th

  • 1st grade 11:40 - 12:40
  • 4th grade 12:30 - 1:30

Friday, December 11th

  • 3rd grade 9:15 - 10:15
  • Kindergarten 12:15 - 1:15

Suwanee PTA Upcoming Events

Hello everyone! It's hard to believe that the holidays are upon us! Although there are only three weeks of school in December, this will be a VERY busy time for our school! Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

December 14-18 - Reindeer Lane Holiday Shop - More information coming soon about this opportunity for the students to do some holiday shopping of their own for family members and friends!

December 15 - Spirit Night at fab'rik - A portion of all sales at fab'rik at Town Center this evening will benefit Suwanee PTA.

January 12 - Bingo Night - Our first event of 2016 will be a night of family fun!

Happy holidays from the Suwanee Elementary PTA!

Toys for Tots!

Please bring a NEW toy in its original packaging (but not gift wrapped) to your school. Last day is December 7th

Order your Yearbook today

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Note from Tech Club

Hello Parents,

As we are approaching the end of the Fall semester for TECH CLUB, we are reviewing our learning and working on an interactive greeting card for the 'HOLIDAY SEASON' !! We are having great fun working with snowman, reindeer, snowflakes, santa claus etc.

Here are a few updates :

1. Last class for Fall semester Dec 9, 2015.

2. Spring Semester starts Jan 20, 2016. Please complete the registration by Dec 20 to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT !

3. WhizLearning Kids is partnering with North Gwinnett Community Schools to bring a FREE HOUR OF CODE Workshop to increase computer science awareness. Please spread the word so students who have not had an opportunity to explore technology/computer coding can use this event to get an introduction. Please find the event details at


Nidhi Jain


A Request from the Artroom

The artroom is looking for small plastic butter, sour cream and yogurt lids to recycle and use in class.

Kelly Ochipa

Art Teacher

Suwanee Elementary School

-Every Child is an Artist! -- Picasso

Upcoming Parent Focus Groups

Our next focus group of the year is coming up in January and our focus will be on updating procedures at our school, specifically, our new Visitor Management System.

All are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Ms. Keag hosts these regular meetings for parents to share what we are doing well as a school, any barriers to excellence, and any ideas that would help our school community.

Thank you to all who attended our e-CLASS Parent Focus Group last month and provided key input about our use of this educational tool.

We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting!

Please be reminded.....

We enjoy having you at Suwanee to dine with your child for lunch. Visitors and their student(s) are to sit at the designated "Visitor's Table". Any students, other than your child, may not be invited to join you at the visitor's table as they must remain with their class.

Parent Portal

If you have not yet signed up for Parent Portal please do so...

You will need to come to the school, Suwanee Elementary School, complete the Portal Form, and show proper ID.

Thanks you.

Field Trip Fee

Don’t forget to pay your child’s Field Trip Fee.

One-time payment of $30.00 to cover all Field Trips, both in-school and off campus


If your Student has misplaced their jacket, lunch box, or any item,

please have them check our Lost and Found TODAY.

Safety and Security

All schools have a safety and security plans. The plans are designed with the help of school security and support staff members, as well as local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. Plans are reviewed and updated regularly. These plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents such as tornados, medical emergencies and criminal acts. All staff members are trained on all procedures as it relates to how to handle issues related to safety and security.

Jaguar Cafe News

Lunch and Breakfast Menu

To prepay for meals on-line use

*Free and reduced applications can be found on-line at

Suwanee Elementary School wants you to become a Business Partner

Levels of Business Sponsorships

Friends of Suwanee: Parent or Individual donations of a minimum of $100.

Name on display in school lobby

Bronze Sponsorship: $500 donation

Business Name listed on School Website

Business Name displayed in school lobby

Business Name mentioned in school newsletter

Recognition plaque to be displayed at business

Silver Sponsorship: $1250 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Recognition at a school event as a business partner

Gold Sponsorship: $2500 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Project recognition if project is paid for completely by sponsorship dollars.

Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 donation

Same as all above PLUS:

Logo on student recognition certificate (Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, etc.)

Suwanee Elementary School

Business Partners
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