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  • Communication Reminder

    Please frequently check our website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/CentervilleES, follow us on twitter @CESGenerals, and read all emails from Centerville Elementary School to stay up to date on all current and upcoming events, important updates, and invaluable information. Please make sure that our front office has your most current and updated contact information on file.

    All of our website correspondence can be translated into multiple languages.  Please click on the translate button at the top of the page to view this newsletter in your preferred language.


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  • Congratulations to CES' 2021-22 Teacher of the YearTOTY

  • CogAT Testing


    Date: September 21-23, 2021

    Grades: 1st & 2nd

    Date: September 21, 2021

    Grade: 5th

    The CogAT test will be administered for 1st and 2nd graders September 21, 22, and 23, 2021.  5th graders will test only on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  Please make sure that your student arrives to school on time and gets plenty of rest.  The school building opens at 7:45AM.


  • Title I Annual Parent Meeting

    Title I School 

    Mark your calendars!

    Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Time: 6:00PM

    Location: Virtual (Zoom)

    Meeting ID: 988 5368 6831

    Passcode: 448340

    Zoom Link: https://gcpsk12-org.zoom.us/s/98853686831

    All CES Families and Community Stakeholders are invited to attend our Virtual Title I Annual Parent Meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:00PM.  The Zoom link will go live five minutes prior to the start time. 

    During our meeting, we will provide you with information about our Title I Program and how our program benefits you and your student(s) for the 2021-22 School Year.

  • School Pictures

    fall picture day

    Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    Strawbridge Studios will be on campus Tuesday, September 28, 2021 to photograph students for fall pictures.  Please fill out the forms sent home with students or download the form below and return it to school with your payment.

    Online Forms (click here)




  • Boy Scouts of America Informational Meeting

      Boy Scouts of America


    Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: CES Cafe

    A representative from the Boy Scouts of America will be on site Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  Come find out all about what the Boy Scouts of America has to offer your child.  The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations.  The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.  For additional information, please email adonis.bradford@scouting.org.


  • Walton EMC Superstar Teacher Competition

    thank you superstar teacher

    Do you know a special teacher that deserves recognition?  Nominate them for the Walton EMC Superstar Teacher competition.   The winning teacher will receive $250 for personal use and $250 for classroom use.  The nominator of the winning teacher will receive a $25 gift card.

     It's easy to enter!  Simply write a paragraph about why your teacher is a superstar.  Nominations should include the teacher’s name and Centerville Elementary School as the school.  Your superstar teacher must be a current teacher.  E-mail your entry to teacher@waltonemc.com.  Make sure you include your name and home address with the nomination.

     Walton EMC will accept nominations from September 1-30, 2021.  You must be a customer-owner to send in a nomination.  The Walton EMC Teacher will be announce in mid-October.

  • Parenting Tip(s) of the Weektip of the week

    Use Words That Motivate, Not Discourage 

    Your child has been working to master a new skill in class, but their schoolwork shows that they still don’t understand it.  The language you use to talk with them about it can motivate them … or cause them to give up.

    Saying things like "You haven’t quite mastered this yet," sends a signal to your child that they can get the answer if they just keep working.  Studies show that children will keep working if they believe they can figure out the answer … even if they’re "not there yet." On the other hand if your child hears you say, "You still don't understand," they may think they never will.

  • Attendance Awareness Month

    Every September , Attendance Awareness Month takes place to spread awareness regarding why maintaining attendance in school and college is essential for academic success.  Apart from the fact that missing classes can place a student behind in their coursework, absenteeism also affects assignments and final exams.

    When people think of school attendance, they immediately think of truant students, students who skip school, or have unexcused absences.  Instead, there is a need to focus on total absences as a whole, both excused and unexcused, as the impact of missing school can be universally observed in all grade levels in a student’ s academic achievement and overall adjustment to school.  Below are resources available to support students based on contributing factors for chronic absences.

    Attendance Awareness Resources (click here)

    Attendance Awareness flyer (click here)

  • PTA Executive Board Members Needed!


    We are very eager to get our PTA up and running!  We will need the following Executive Board Members to get started on the work:




    Please contact Ms. Jarrell in the Parent Center at 678.639.3721 for your interest.  Additional information will be provided to all interested candidates.

    You may decide that you want to join a committee instead or that this type of leadership is right up your alley.  Whatever your preference, we are excited to start a fresh new year with a new team.  Please email Fueneequa.Jarrell@gcpsk12.org, call 770.972.2220 (option #6) / 678.639.3721 or click the link below and complete the form and indicate what capacity you would like to serve.

    Thank you!

    PTA Executive Board Member Application

  • School Visitors & Volunteers 

     volunteers make the world go round 

    Out of an abundance of caution and due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, we will continue the visitor protocol that was in place for the 2020-2021 school year until we receive further guidance.  Lunchroom visitors and school volunteers will not be permitted in the school building until further notice.  It is our sincere hope that conditions will improve, and we will be able to reopen our doors and benefit from the value that our committed volunteers add to our school.  We appreciate and cherish each of our volunteers, family visitors and community partners.  In the interim, we invite you to help us identify opportunities for volunteers to support our school community virtually.  Please reach out to Ms. Jarrell with your suggestions at Fueneequa.Jarrell@gcpsk12.org.

  • Birthday Treats

    birthday treats

    At Centerville Elementary School, we enjoy honoring students on their birthday.  However, we would like to continue to practice safety during these times; we are requiring that all birthday treats be individually and commercially wrapped and nut free.  Foods made at home may not be distributed within the school.  If your child wants to bring a birthday treat, encourage them to bring in a healthy snack or even better; bring an item for the classroom such as a classroom book (signed and dated by your child) or other classroom supplies such as pencils, erasers, etc.  Individually packaged items that would be considered healthy snacks include: pretzels, baked crackers, and granola bars.  At this time, we are asking that you do not send cupcakes for your child's birthday treats.  These items are not individually wrapped and do not meet our safety guidelines during the pandemic.

  • Substitutes Needed!subs needed

     Make a difference in your career and the lives of GCPS students as a substitute teacher!  Earn part-time income ($108-$120/day) with a flexible schedule. Certification is not required.  Digital and in-classroom instruction options available.  Apply today at http://GCPSJobs.org.

  • Play 2 Learn

    Play 2 Learn

     Date: Thursday Mornings Starting August 12th

    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: Centerville Elementary School 

    Registration is OPEN to All Gwinnett County residents!

    Looking for a FREE program for your younger child that encourages them and YOU to PLAY, LEARN and GROW?.... Play 2 Learn is that program.  Children ages birth to 5 years old and their parent, guardian, or caregiver can register to attend 90 minutes of weekly interactive instruction by contacting Ms. Michelle Bays at (770) 972-2220 / Michelle.Bays@gcpsk12.org or Ms. Jarrell at (678) 631-3721 / Fueneequa.Jarrell@gcpsk12.org

    Registration is required

  • Low Cost After School Tutoring/Corners Academy 

    Date: Monday - Thursday

    Time: 3:30PM - 5:30PM

    Location: Impact Church, 3594 Centerville Hwy.

    Snellville, GA 30039

    Need extra help with homework?  Reach out to Travis Sanders at 404.565.7120/travis.sanders@cornersoutreach.org and register your student(s) for after school tutoring.  The cost is $125.00 per family for the entire 21/22 school year.  Transportation is not provided.  Please see the flyer for additional information.


  • Centerville Elementary E-Store

     Get ready for spirit wear Wednesdays and Fridays.  Show off your school spirit with a custom school 'Spirit Wear' shirt!

    Centerville Elementary School has partnered with Corporate Specialty Insignia to offer you one of a kind custom spirit wear apparel.  Use our online E-Store to directly purchase your spirit wear apparel.  All items will be shipped directly to the address you provide.  Please click on the appropriate image/link below to purchase your spirit wear shirt(s).



        E-Store for CES Families and Students                                          E-Store for CES Employees       

  • Educational Resources

    links and resources

    Below are some links and activities to help keep your student(s) engaged in learning.

  • Parent Portal Information

    Parent Portal

    parent portal parentvue

    Introducing... The Updated GCPS Parent Portal!

    We heard you and we’ve updated the look, feel, and function of the school district’s Parent Portal, with easy access and one go-to location for need-to-know information about your student’s education—from records to resources.  The Parent Portal is a website that will allow you to log in and see your child's information, such as attendance, grades, standardized test scores, etc.


    Families that don’t have an account yet can register online at: https://go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/parents/PPS/register or print and complete the Parent Portal registration form and return it to the main office M-F 8AM-2PM.  Along with the completed form, you are required to show a photo I.D. for verification.  Learn more about the registration process in this flyer for families.


    Don't have time to get on the computer and look up your student's information?  GCPS now offers a mobile phone app for your ParentVUE/Parent Portal.  Click here to view the flyer for mobile ParentVUE app.

     You do not need to register for a new parent portal account every school year.

  • Tutor.com




    In partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), GCPS provides Tutor.com as a free online tutoring resource for students.  Live tutoring support is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  In addition, students can receive study skills coaching and  “drop-off support,” 24-7, by uploading a document for tutor feedback that will be reviewed and returned at a later time.

  • Learning Hub

    Learning Hublight bulb learning hub

    Click here for information, resources, how-to’s, and more related to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ plans . No matter if you are learning digitally or plan to transition to in-person... this is your go-to source.

  • Technology Help

    my eCLASS logo


    The Student Portal (flyer), allows you to access your eCLASS course pages, the Online Research Library, the Media Catalog, additional resources such as G Suite for Education, Classworks, Safari Montage; as well as your digital textbooks and Gizmos.

    Plus, in StudentVUE (flyer), students can access Messages, Calendar, Attendance, Schedule, Course History, Course Request, Grade Book, Student Info, and Documents. On the Class Schedule tab, you’ll find your classes and teachers. The Grade Book tab shows you your classes and grade averages for the grading period. And with the Detailed Grade Book tab, you can drill down into any class to see a detailed view of current and future
    assignments, including missing work.

    Click here to view video tutorials on how to support your student with digital learning at home.

  • Talking To Your Child About COVID-19

    How to talk to your children about COVID-19 webinar 

  • Storyline Online Stories

    Online Stories Listen to stories read by celebrities.

  • Gwinnett County Public Library Online Resources

    Gwinnett County Public Library Online Resources

    Self-Guided Learning Resources


    Self-guided learning resources have been made available to all through a collaboration between Gwinnett Public Libraries, GCPS, and Lynda.com.  By following the link below, you will be taken to the county library webpage.  At the bottom of the page, follow the directions.

    Your log-in and password are – for students: Student ID and login password; for all others: Library Card number from back of card and 4 digit password that you created with your library account.

    Lynda.com access link - https://www.gwinnettpl.org/lynda/

  • GCPS Elementary School Online Research Library

    GCPS Elementary School Online Research Library

    Video:Accessing E-Books and Online Research Databases through the GCPS E-Class Portal 

  • Get Georgia Reading

    Great news! Get Georgia Reading is now offering FREE access to myON Digital Library! Students and their families have access to more than 6,400 online books and age-appropriate news articles! Kids can search more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. During our Digital Learning Days, we hope that every student gets to maximize his or her reading time! Signing up is easy.  

    1.     Go to https://www.myon.com/login/index.html  

    2.     School Name: Get Georgia Reading 

    3.     Username: gwinnettcounty 

    4.     Password: read 

    Explore thousands of books and check out the tiles recommended by the Language Arts department!  


    Gr Level-

    (Reading Level






    Max Goes to School by Adria F. Klein


    Night and Day by Sian Smith


    The Country Mouse and City Mouse by Eric Blair

    The Bottlenose Dolphins by Jody Sullivan Rake


    Up, Up In the Air by Molly Blaisdel

    A Jaguar Grows Up by Amanda Doering Tourville


    Sounds Like Trouble by Stacia Deutsch

    The U.S. Constitution by Norman Pearl


    A Star is Born by Sable Hamilton

    Booker T. Washington: Great American Educator by Eric Braun


    Volar and Victory by Brandon Terrell

    Exciting Engineering Activities by Angie Smibert

  • Locating Books by F&P Reading Level

    Locating Books on your F&P Reading Level

  • Virtual Field Trips

    Virtual Field Trips

    Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links

    (Click on colored text for links. Safe Travels!)

    San Diego Zoo:

    The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

    Yellowstone National Park: 

    Mud VolcanoMammoth Hot Springs, and so much more.

    Tour Yellowstone National Park!


    Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

    They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!

    Animal Cameras:

    Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo

    Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

    Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

    6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

    Georgia Aquarium has JellyfishBeluga Whales, and more

    Virtual Farm:

    This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 

    11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

    U.S. Space and Rocket Museum

    in Huntsville, AL:

    See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.

    Discovery Education

    Virtual Field Trips:

    A few of the field trip topics include

     Polar Bears and the Tundra

     Social Emotional Skills



    The Louvre:

    Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

    The Great Wall of China:

    This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

    Boston Children’s Museum:

    Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps!

    This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.

    Have fun learning at home!

  • PBIS

    Centerville Elementary School reinforces Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, an evidence based framework for developing a positive learning environment.  As a result, students are rewarded and recognized for displaying desired behavior in and out of the classroom.

    As part of PBIS our school expects all students to have Five Star General Pride!

    Five Star General Pledge

    For more information about PBIS, click here.

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  • thank you sponsors

     Please click this link to view our Community Partners page.

    All companies, organizations, or individuals who are interested in supporting Centerville Elementary School, please contact the front office at 770-972-2220 or Ms. Jarrell at 678-639-3721.  No gift is ever too small!

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