Centerville Elementary School

Excellent on Purpose

  • VisionCenterville Elementary School will be a world-class school where our students are ENCOURAGED to excel both academically and behaviorally; EMPOWERED to discover their strengths; and MOTIVATED to realize their full learning potential.

    MissionThe mission of Centerville Elementary School is to create a safe learning environment focused on academic excellence and high expectations for teaching and learning.

Mrs. Bonita Banks

  • Mrs. Bonita Banks

    Email: bonita_banks@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
    CENTERVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Snellville, Georgia (2016 - present)
    PARTEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Snellville, Georgia (2007 – 2016)

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    PARTEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Snellville, Georgia (2005 – 2007)
    DR. MARTIN L. KING, JR. MIDDLE SCHOOL, New Orleans Public School District, New Orleans, LA (2003 – 2005)
    LORD BEACONSFIELD LANDRY MIDDLE SCHOOL, New Orleans Public School District, New Orleans, LA (2001 – 2003)
    EDWARD HENRY PHILLIPS MIDDLE SCHOOL, New Orleans Public School District, New Orleans, LA (1995 - 2001)

    ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
    Education Specialist in Educational Leadership, Argosy University – Atlanta, GA
    Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix – Online, Phoenix, AZ
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Southern University at New Orleans - New Orleans, LA 
    Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism, Southern University at New Orleans - New Orleans, LA

IMPORTANT UPDATES

  • Greetings Centerville Parents,

    I hope this finds you enjoying the slower summer days. By now, you should have received communication from the GCPS district office about the 2020-2021 Return To School Plan. There have been phone messages and emails through School Messenger. If you have not received an email, it may be that you have not included that in your student’s profile. The Parent Questionnaire is also located on the GCPS website. Let me reassure you that we have been working diligently and will continue to make sure we have a safe Return To School plan for Centerville.

    Please take the time to review the Frequently Asked Questions document that was sent. This information will be very beneficial to you as you make the best decision for your family. The district will continue to provide the most current decisions as they finalize plans. I will also begin communicating the Centerville plans as soon as we are able to finalize them. Many of our decisions will be impacted by the choices that our parents make. Please make sure that you complete the Parent Questionnaire before July 10th.

    The Parent Questionnaire asks for your students’ ID. If you do not know that then you can enter 0. This should allow you to complete your choice. I know this is not an easy decision as there are benefits and barriers for each option. These are challenging times and there is still a great deal of uncertainty. The Centerville community is a strong community that will work together for our students.

    I will share more information as it is available to keep everyone informed as the start of the school year approaches. Be safe and stay well!

    From your proud principal,

    Bonita Banks

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  • Summer Learning Resources

    Given ongoing concerns about COVID-19, GCPS will support its students in kindergarten through 8th grade participating in the school district’s Summer School program with a selection of Priority Resources and Additional Resources in place of face-to-face courses.

    Please click this link to access the resources.

    The resources (downloadable files and website links) are available over the summer to continue supporting learning for all K-12 students.

    These resources include a variety of engaging technology tools and hands-on activities for your child to complete alone or with your assistance. Parents who have questions or issues accessing these online resources can send an email to: ElementarySchoolSummerSchool@gcpsk12.org or MiddleSchoolSummerSchool@gcpsk12.org.

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  • Title I: Virtual Kindergarten Transition Workshop

    Do you have a rising Kindergarten student and need more information about how to transition your child to Kindergarten?

    Parents and guardians of Centerville Elementary School's rising Kindergarten students (children who will be 5 on or before September 01, 2020), please watch the animated slide show and complete the evaluation survey by clicking the link below.  The transition video/slide show will provide you with information about our curriculum, expectations, how to support your student to effortlessly transition to Kindergarten, volunteer opportunities, and resources available to aid your child's learning at home.

    Click here to access the Title I Kindergarten Transition Workshop

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  • Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

    Parents who are interested in transferring their child to a private school in Georgia may be able to take advantage of the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship.  Click on this link for additional information.

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  • COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Update

    GCPS Final DLD Update 5.15.2020

    GCPS DLD Update 5.01. 2020

     

    Link to CDC website

    Link to Gwinnett County Health Department

    Link to GCPS website (update COVID-19) page

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  • Click here to read Mrs. Banks' Welcome Letter.

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School Information

Lunch

  • Full price student meals are $1.50 for breakfast and $2.25 for lunch.

    Reduced price student meals are $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

    Adult lunches are $3.00.

    Kindergarten

    10:50 AM to 11:25 AM

    1st Grade

    11:00 AM to 11:35 AM

    5th Grade

    11:10AM to 11:40AM

    3rd Grade

    11:35AM to 12:05PM

    4th Grade

    12:00PM to 12:30PM

    2nd Grade

    12:10 PM to 12:40 PM

Early Checkout

  • Checking A Student Out of School/Dismissal of Students

    1. The cut-off time for checking a student out of school early is 2:15PM.  Dismissal will only be allowed after 2:15PM in serious emergency situations (must be approved by an administrator). 
    2. A picture ID is required to check out a student.
    3. All students are to be checked out at the front reception desk.  Your child will be called for you. 
    4. In order to maintain a safe and security school, please do not go directly to the classroom.
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