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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.

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  • Georgia Milestones TestingDate: April 22 - May 13, 2021

    Location:

    In-person students will take their test in their homeroom class

    Digital learners will take their test in one of our testing labs (more information coming soon)

     

    The Georgia Milestones Assessment testing will take place between April 22, 2021 through May 13, 2021 for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students.  In-person students will take their test in their homeroom class on their designated days.  Digital learners will come to Centerville Elementary School on their designated testing days and test in one of our testing labs.

    Please view the GMAS testing schedule below for dates and times:

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  • Title I Planning Meeting

    your voice matters

    Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    Time: 9:00 AM

    Location: Virtual - Zoom

     Meeting ID: 961 8024 3818         Passcode: 010840

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    Join Zoom Meeting:
     
     
     
    Parents, community stakeholders, teachers and staff are encouraged to attend Centerville Elementary School's Annual Title I Planning Meeting virtually on April 20, 2021.  We will review school data, CES' Title I budget and Family Engagement documentations, plan for  school improvements, and set goals for the upcoming school year. 
     
    All stakeholders share in the decision making process for the development of the Title I Plan, Budget, Staff Trainings and Family and Community Engagement Activities. 

    The Document Review period will be held from April 20, 2021 – April 23, 2021.

    Your feedback is critical for our improvement!

    proud to be a Title 1 School  

    Please view the video(s) below for additional details about our upcoming TI Planning Meeting.

English Version
Spanish Version

  • Digital Learning Day

    digital learning days

    Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    Time: All Day

    All students, in-person and digital learners, will learn from home on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

     Learning will be asynchronous, meaning that students will not have a scheduled log-in time or planned “Zoom” session.  Instead, they will complete assigned work, at their own pace.

    Students who are unable to complete assignments on DLDs will be given the opportunity to complete assignments when they return to school.


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  • Tutor.com

    Tutor.com

    Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools has acquired access to Tutor.com to assist students who are learning remotely.

    The Tutor.com Learning Suite combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with powerful diagnostic tools and self-study resources to provide a well-balanced and flexible educational environment designed to meet the individual needs of all learners. Get one on one tutoring in any math, science, social studies and English subject. Tutor.com covers 40 subjects including AP courses.

    Live tutoring support is available daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, students can upload a document 24/7 for tutor feedback that will be reviewed and returned at a later time.

    Ready to get started? Click the button below and log in with your library card number and PIN.

     
  • GCPS Superintendent Search Survey

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    The Gwinnett County Board of Education is moving forward in its search to identify the school district's next superintendent.  An essential part of the search process is obtaining feedback from stakeholders, including families, students, staff, and others in the community.  We invite you to participate in an online survey to share your thoughts on the qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent.  The survey is open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, and is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

    Click here to take the Gwinnett Community Superintendent Search Survey.


  • Federal Programs: Family School Partnership Advisory Council

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    Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Location: Virtual

    The Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Thursday evening, April 29, 2021.

    To provide a secure online environment for attendees, registration is required using the Zoom meeting link or by scanning the QR Code above.  Spanish interpreters will be providing simultaneous interpretation during the online meeting.  For additional language interpretation requests, please contact Kathy Poole, School Improvement & Operations Assistant, at 678.301.7060 by April 22, 2021.

    click here to register for the meeting


  • From the Nurses Desk

    nurse

    Covid-19

    Do you believe your child may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19?  Is your child ill?  Or does your child have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

    If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, please read the documents below and contact our school nurse, Ms. Green, with any questions at 678-639-3703.

     

     Medication at School

    It is GCPS policy that NO medication, prescription or non-prescription, may be in the possession of any student while at school with the exception of epi-pens and inhalers for asthma.  Please DO NOT send your student to school with any medication.

    Parents/Guardians are responsible for bringing all student medication to the school nurse or front office personnel.

    All medication will be stored in the clinic.

    For additional information about the adminstration of medication, please click the link below.

  • Medication Given at School

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    Student Support Services

    Medications Given at School

    To ensure the safety of all students at our school, these guidelines must be followed when medications are sent to school.

    MEDICATION CANNOT BE KEPT IN THE CLASSROOM.
    ALL MEDICATION (both prescription and over-the-counter) MUST be brought in by a parent. Before medications can be given, an Administration of Medication Request will need to be completed in the clinic, or click here to download the form.
    ALL MEDICATIONS must be in their ORIGINAL CHILD-PROOF CONTAINERS. Prescription medications must be in the labeled prescription bottle. MEDICATIONS STORED IN ENVELOPES, BAGGIES, ETC., WILL NOT BE GIVEN.
    Administration of prescription and over-the-counter medicine (even for a short period of time) is discouraged. Parents should check with their physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours. Medications prescribed for three times daily can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime. There should be no need to send medication that only has to be given once or twice daily.
    MEDICATIONS MUST BE BROUGHT IN BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. Students are not permitted to carry medications of any kind. The only exceptions to this are asthma inhalers or Epi-Pens, which require a doctor's signature be on file in the clinic. Please call the clinic for information if this pertains to your child.
    MEDICATION MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE YEAR, OR IT WILL BE DISPOSED OF BY THE SCHOOL.
    Click here for a copy of our Administration of Medication Request Form.

  • Covid-19 Travel Guidelines

    Covid Travel Quarantine Guidelines

  • Covid-19 Morning Checklist (Spanish)

    Covid-19 Morning Checklist (Spanish)

  • Covid-19 Morning Checklist (English)

    Covid-19 Checklist


  • April is Poetry Month poet tree

    Attention Students!  April is National Poetry Month.  If you write poetry, we would love to place your poem on our “poet-tree” in the main hallway.  If you would like to participate, stop by the media center to pick up your entry form.  Remote learners may submit a digital entry through the Media Center eCLASS page.

    All participants will receive a free book!


  • Kindergarten Registration

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  • Parenting Tip(s) of the Week

    Tip of the Week

    Control screen time with a 'Payment Plan'

    'Buying' Recreational Screen Time Reduces Watching

    By necessity, students today are spending a lot of time in front of screens for school.  Too much time using digital media in their non-school hours keeps them from doing other things that may be better for their minds or bodies.

    To help maintain limits on recreational screen time, try having your child "purchase" it.

    This doesn’t involve money.  Instead, for every screen minute, your child must spend one minute exercising or reading first.  Time spent on these activities at school doesn't count.  There's no "banking"—all time must be used on the day it's earned.

    Your child may become so interested in an active game or a book that he will forget all about wanting screen time.


  • GCPS Hiring Subtitute Teachers

    substitute teachers needed

    Join our Substitute Teaching Team and Make a Difference in the Lives of Students!

    Gwinnett County Public Schools is hiring individuals to work as part of our substitute team! This involves going out to local schools and providing instruction through an in-person, digital, or hybrid format – you get to choose the assignments that you accept and determine your own schedule! Daily rates range from $98/day to $120/day.


  • Food Distribution

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  • Drive Through Meal Distribution

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    Date: Thursdays

    Time: 11:00 AM until supplies run out

    Location: Gwinnett County Public Library - Centerville Branch

    3025 Bethany Church Rd., Snellville, GA 30039

     

    Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with Lettum Eat! Inc. will hold free drive through meal distributions at the Centerville library branch location.  Meals will be distributed starting at 11:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, one meal per person while supplies last

  • 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

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    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

    Tutor.com

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    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

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    Click here for information, resources, how-to’s, and more related to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ plans for Fall 2020. No matter if you are learning digitally or plan to transition to in-person... this is your go-to source.

  • My eCLASS

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    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 navigate your student's eCLASS.

  • 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
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    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

     

    Fiction

     

    Nonfiction

    K-(D)

    Max Goes to School by Adria F. Klein

     

    Night and Day by Sian Smith

    1-(I)

    The Country Mouse and City Mouse by Eric Blair

    The Bottlenose Dolphins by Jody Sullivan Rake

    2-(M)

    Up, Up In the Air by Molly Blaisdel

    A Jaguar Grows Up by Amanda Doering Tourville

    3-(P)

    Sounds Like Trouble by Stacia Deutsch

    The U.S. Constitution by Norman Pearl

    4-(S)

    A Star is Born by Sable Hamilton

    Booker T. Washington: Great American Educator by Eric Braun

    5-(V)

    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!

    MARS!!!:

    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

     STEM

     manufacturing

    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!