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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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  • March 26, 2023

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  • CES Fundraiser

    Today, March 26th is the last day to sell sell sell!

    All  fundraising money and order form should be turned in on Monday, March 27, 2023.

    It's not too late to participate!  Please help support Centerville Elementary School by participating in our special fundraiser.  Funds raised will be used for student and staff recognition.  Our fundraiser features a popular variety of exciting items including: Bags, Cookies, Candles, Chocolates, Cups, Kitchen Gadgets, Shirts, and much more.  Out-of-town family and friends can also participate by shopping at the online store with more than 1,000 items available for ship to home and ship to school.

    Students may register for the fundraiser  at: https://store.prime.ai/fundshoppe/Account/RegisterForSchool/a44afff5-d0d8-42ac-9ce5-9e2d369eda7f 

    or by scanning the following QR code:
    Parents, remind your child(ren) to turn in their fundraising ticket(s) to their teacher to earn a hedgehog.
    All money collected is due Monday, March 27, 2023
  • AKS @ Home - Georgia Milestones Assessment - GMAS

    Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Location: Virtual (click on the link in the flyer )

    The next AKS @ Home will be specially designed to build the capacity of elementary families about the end of the year GMAS assessment. 

    This one-night event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM via zoom.  The Family Engagement Office in partnership with the Office of Accountability and Assessment will provide information about the GMAS assessment for 3-5 grade families.  Sample questions and tips to help your student with the GMAS assessment will be shared with all attendees.

    English flyer

    Spanish flyer

    Vietnamese flyer

  • Order Your Yearbook Today!

    Order your yearbook before they're all gone.  Click on the link below to be redirected to Strawbridge.net, click order pictures and yearbook, then enter parent code: YB26638 and place your order. 


    Code: YB26638

  • Spring Break

    April 03 - 07, 2023

    Rest, relax, and enjoy your break.  All GCPS students will be out of school from April 03 - 07, 2023 for Spring Break.  All students will return to the classroom on April 10, 2023.

  • Parenting & SEL Tip of the Week

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    Model Creative Problem-Solving

    There is usually more than one way to solve a problem.  And to solve some problems, you have to think outside the box.  When kids learn this, they become better problem solvers.

    Children learn creative thinking by watching others.  When you have a problem to solve, think it through out loud.  Let your child see you tackle problems in different ways.  Regularly propose new solutions for old problems.

    Don’t always go with the easy answer.  Show your child that fresh thinking can turn up new approaches to solving a problem.

     Brought to you by:  Gwinnett County Public Schools  © 2022 The Parent Institute, a Division of PaperClip


    Social & Emotional Learning

    SEL Tip: Use music to build togetherness

    Using music to build togetherness

    Music has uniquely vibrant ways of bringing people together, whether through singing in a choir, swaying in rhythm to a familiar beat, or yelling a school fight song with 70,000 other fans in a packed stadium.  Oh…the power of music.  It helps us to regulate our moods, feel comfort, and remember important moments.


    Music and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) are closely connected.  Through music, we learn to manage our emotions, celebrate diversity, and develop leadership skills. Moreover, when we listen to music together, it increases the amount of mood-enhancing chemicals in the brain, which positively impacts social bonding and trust.  For example, listening to music while cooking together can make the experience more enjoyable.

    Check out these tips to build togetherness and other social emotional skills through music.

    • Listen to Music to Improve Your Mental Health: Be intentional about listening to music that excites you, calms you, and helps you to connect to your feelings and to the feelings of others.

    • Listen to Music to Strengthen Social Bonds: Singing karaoke or singing with a choir or playing an instrument is a great way to bond, increase trust, and increase feelings of togetherness.

    • Listen to Music to Celebrate Diversity: Venture outside of your favorite type of music to explore other cultures and customs.

    If you’re interested in more information on how music draws us together, here is one of many resources.

    provided by: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_music_bonds_us_together

  • Shiloh High School Spring Festival

    Date: Friday, April 14, 2023

    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Location: Shiloh High School

    Shiloh High School will host their annual Spring Festival on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 5:00pm.  The festival is open to all students and families in the Shiloh Cluster.  Each game will cost $1.00 a piece to play and will be set up along the track on the athletic/football field.

  • Play 2 Learn

    Play 2 Learn

     Date: Wednesday Mornings

    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Location: Centerville Elementary School

    Registration is OPEN to All Gwinnett County residents! Only a few spots available!

    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. Jarrell at (678) 631-3721 / Fueneequa.Jarrell@gcpsk12.org.

    Registration is required to attend.

  • SPED Parent Survey

    Annual Parent Involvement Survey

    Who: Families of students who are receiving special education services  

    What: Each state is required to conduct a parent survey to measure parent/family perceptions of the success of parent engagement between home and local schools.  

    When: Available January 23, 2023 – May 31, 2023

    Where: Parents can complete the survey via the survey link below. We ask that a copy of the attached letter be sent home with every SWD student. Additionally, we ask that the letter(s) and survey link be posted on your special education teachers e-class pages as well as your school website. Our goal is to ensure that all parents are aware of the survey and can participate. 

    Please use the following link to access the survey:  https://survey.gadoe.org/SPEDParentSurvey

    Please use the following link to access the parent letters: 

    English Parent Letter

    Spanish Parent Letter

  • Important Reminders

    Morning Arrivals

    CES Families, in an effort to expedite morning arrivals and for the safety of all, please adhere to the following guidelines:

    The car-rider lane will close promptly at 8:10 AM.

    All students who arrive after 8:10 AM need to be physically escorted to the front desk through the front entrance.  Please do not allow your child(ren) to walk across the lawn or parking lot unaccompanied.  Please do not pull up to the front and let your child(ren) out of the car, as they should be escorted into the building.

    Parents are permitted to use the bus lane in front of the school after 8:10 AM and after all buses have been dismissed (it is a safety hazard to pull into the bus lane prior to 8:10 AM).  Please do not pull into the bus lane if buses are still present.

    All students should be in their class by 8:14 AM. The tardy bell rings at 8:15 AM.  The cafeteria will stop serving breakfast at 8:10 AM.

    We appreciate all your support and understanding. These guidelines provide for safety but also keep the morning arrival routine flowing smoothly.

    Thank you for ensuring the safety of ALL by being mindful of the above guidelines.


    School Bell Schedule

    Arrival Bell – 7:45 AM (School doors open)

    Tardy Bell – 8:14 AM (Students must be in their class)

    Early Check-Out Cut Off - 2:15 PM

    Dismissal Bell – 2:45 PM

    Checking a Student Out of School/Dismissal of Students

    The cut-off time for checking a student out of school early is 2:15 PM.  Dismissal will only be allowed after 2:15 PM in serious emergency situations (must be approved by an administrator). 

    A picture ID is required to check out a student.

    ALL parents and other school visitors will be required to state the purpose of the visit before gaining access to the school building.  Entry to the building can be delayed if the person is exhibiting behavior that makes the receptionist reasonably concerned for the safety of the school.  As always, be prepared to show proper identification to visit and/or pick up students.

    Lunchtime Visits

    When you visit your child in the cafe, you will notice that we have cafe routines, procedures, and expectations which create an atmosphere of orderliness and safety for all who enter.  All lunchtime visitors must check in at the front with a proper ID and wear the printed visitors badge. 

    As a reminder:

    Fast food is not allowed.

      Adults can purchase cafeteria meals for $3.45 or meals from home can be brought in.

    Students should go back to their classroom with their class and teacher.

    Visitors are not allowed to walk students back to their classroom.

    Visitors should exit the building through the front doors.

    Thank you for adhering to the cafeteria lunchtime visitor guidelines and rules.

    Transportation Changes

    If there is a change in transportation, please make all changes in writing to the classroom teacher. There is a Transportation Change Form located on the school’s website.  We ask that you not call the main office or teacher for transportation changes.  It is important that we receive the written changes as soon as possible to ensure all paperwork has been completed for the change request.  An office staff member will contact the parent/guardian to verify any change request.

  • GCPS' Relay for Life Car Show

    Date: April 22, 2023

    Gwinnett County Public Schools’ ISC Relay for Life Car Show will be held on April 22, 2023.  If you would like to register, please click on this link:https://gcps-foundation.org/gift-designation/isc-relay-for-life-car-show/ .  Once you register, an e-mail will automatically be generated notifying the ISC Relay team to forward you the car registration and more details on the show.  Please share the link and invite your family/friends.  Join us in our fight against cancer as everyone deserves another birthday.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact diane.cribb@gcpsk12.org.  Thank you for your support!

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  • Our school is participating in an important district initiative called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  PBIS is a school-wide system that includes proactive strategies for teaching, modeling, and reinforcing appropriate student behavior.  We are using this program to help our students have a safe, positive learning environment and to provide consistency in all areas of our school.

    Your student is taught behavior expectations by their classroom teacher and by the school counselor.  Every adult in the building reinforces students when they meet the behavior expectations.  Our school-wide behavior expectations fall under our school rules, which are: I am prepared, I am respectful, I have integrity, I am disciplined, I am engaged.           

    Five Star General Pledge

    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.

    When your student follows the rules, they can earn tickets.  Each month we will have recognition events for all students to participate in order to earn prizes from the school store.  In addition, as a part of the teaching on being respectful, students are being taught social emotional skills (SEL) on Navigate 360.  We encourage your student(s) to make good behavior choices.  We appreciate your encouragement at home to do the same.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

    For more information about PBIS, click here.

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  • 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

  • Download the Gwinnett County Public Schools App

    Stay on top of the latest news, calendar events, and emergency information by downloading our free Gwinnett County Public Schools mobile app.  You can enable notifications and choose your preferred language.

    Why download the app?

    • Receive alerts for school closures or delays and important districtwide information.

    • Check school and district events calendars.

    • Access your school’s lunch menu and add money to your student's account..

    • Access districtwide digital resources.

    • Read the latest district news.

    Search for Gwinnett County Public Schools in the App Store or Google Play to download the app for free.

  • 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.

  • Technology Help

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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 support your student with digital learning at home.

  • Gwinnett County Public Library

    Please click on the link to access the Gwinnett County Public Library Calendar of Events: https://www.gwinnettpl.org/

  • 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/

  • Department of Community Services Special Events

    Please click on the link to view the Department of Community Services calendar of events:

    March 2023 Event Calendar

  • 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.

  • Storyline Online Stories

    Online Stories Listen to stories read by celebrities.

  • 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 

  • 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!