Berkeley Lake Elementary School

Where KIDS Come First


    Dr. Lesley Pendleton 

    Dr. lesley Pendleton, Principal of Berkeley Lake Elementary
    School Hours for Students 
    8:10 - 2:45

    (students may arrive as early as 7:45)

    School Phone: 
    (770) 446-0947

    School Fax:
    (770) 582-7514

    School Address:
    40 S. Berkeley Lake Rd. Duluth, GA 30096

    Parent Center: 
    Our Parent Center is open each day from 7:30-3:30. The Parent Center is located across from the front office. For Parent Center support please call Ms. Sandra Orci, Parent Liaison, at 678-291-4232. 

    Title IX Info

    Right to Know: 
    Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable.  Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school's principal for more information.

  • Georgia School Health Survey

    Parents, we need your help completing the Georgia School Health Survey. You may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you do not have access to a device or internet at home, you are welcome to come take the survey in our Parent Center. We would like as many parents as possible to take the survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of our School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. This survey is also available in Spanish. Click this link to access the survey. Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this.

  • Thanksgiving Grocery Giveaway

    Many of us are facing economic hardships and may need help during holidays. A local church has a program that is a fun family event and provides help for Thanksgiving.

    At the event you will receive a grocery bag of food for your family, a delicious sit-down lunch, and warming items like gloves, hats, or blankets for the children! You can also have a family portrait taken by a professional photographer! All Free!!!!!!! The whole family is invited and encouraged to attend, but you must register ahead of time for the event.

    The Thanksgiving Grocery Giveaway Will Take Place on Saturday, November 23, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

    To Register:
    Please complete the form that came home in your student's Friday folder and return to Laura Marantz, or call her at 770-582-7522, or Sara Penland, or call her at 770-582-7523 for registration. To register in Spanish call Sandra Orci at 678-291-4232. Spots are limited. Respond ASAP!

  • Thanksgiving Break

    School will be closed the week of November 25th for Thanksgiving Holidays.

  • Gwinnett Parks and Recreation Event

    Click here to view information on the Gwinnett Parks and Recreation Native American Festival

  • Earn Money for Our School While Shopping Online

    Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our school? AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Click here to get started and select Berkeley Lake Elementary PTO.

  • Candlelight Luncheon Schedule

    The annual Candlelight luncheon is a time when we invite parents or other special guests of students to join them during their lunchtime to feast on a special holiday meal provided by our cafeteria. The lunchroom is decorated for the holidays and students love having a special someone join them for lunch. The schedule will be as follows:

    • Students in grades 3rd and 5th will be on Wednesday, December 11
    • Students in grades Kindergarten and 2nd will be on Thursday, December 12
    • Students in grades 1st and 4th will be on Friday, December 13

  • Winter Music Concert Events

    December 9th, around 7:15 or 7:30: Our chorus will be performing a small set of holiday tunes at the Barnes and Noble at the Forum

    December 13 at 7:35 PM: Our Berkeley Lake Elementary Chorus will perform the National Anthem and five Christmas/Holiday-themed songs at the Atlanta Gladiator's Hockey game against South Carolina. Tickets are discounted for this event. See the flyer below for more details on purchasing tickets.

    Thursday, December 19: Our Strings Club will perform at 4:30, followed by a chorus performance at 5:15. At 6:00 PM, our 4th graders will perform.

    Please come out and support Mr. Green, our music teacher, and our BLES students for any or all of these events if you can.

  • Winter Break

    Winter break will be from Monday, December 23 - Monday, January 6

  • Digital Learning Day

    If School is Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

    The Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) 2019-2020 school calendar includes two make-up days to address school days missed due to inclement weather. In addition to these days, GCPS also has the option of making up days missed due to inclement weather using Digital Learning Days. Should a decision be made to cancel school, students, parents, and staff will be notified via SchoolMessenger of the closing and if the day is a Digital Learning Day.

    How does a Digital Learning Day work for students?

    On the day that school has been canceled, teachers will post assignments on their eCLASS C&I course pages. Elementary school assignments will be posted by 9 a.m.

    Students will use the My eCLASS student portal to log in to their teacher's course pages where they will access assignments, resources, and other materials. If the power is out, a student may access the teacher’s course page when power returns. If a student does not have access to a computer or device (tablet, smartphone, etc.), the student can get the assignment once school resumes.

    Student work will be expected to be turned in to the teacher (either digitally or in person), using a school’s process for turning in work following an absence. For example, if your school allows students to turn in work two days after a missed day the Digital Learning Day assignments would be due two days after classes resume.

    During the school year, teachers will share additional information with students about Digital Learning Days, including how they will support student learning during the day. Parents and students who need a refresher course on how to access eCLASS C&I can go to district website for helpful resources and information.

    (Here at BLES, students should look for the image below on each teacher's course page)

    Digital Learning Day button from BLES eClass pages

  • Gwinnett Parks and Recreation Community Activities & Classes

    The newest edition of Gwinnett LIFE is now available. Gwinnett L.I.F.E. is a complete guide to exciting classes and recreational activities offered by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation. Visit and click Online Registration for our online activity search and registration!

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