The Peach Pit
GCA PTSO Newsletter- January 2020
In This Issue
In Your Area This Month
Regional Events Calendar
Volunteers & GCA PTSO Committees
GCA PTSO General Membership and Meeting Dates
GCA Spirit Gear
Fundraising From Home
In Your Area This Month:
We need as many parents as would be willing to organize events in their local area within each region! Let Lisa Moseley know here.
There are 12 regions across the state. Which one are YOU in? This year, we would like to see as many parents as possible POINTING THE WAY to a social event in THEIR AREA! Yay!
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Volunteers & GCA PTSO Committees
We are looking for volunteers to fill our committees for the 2019-2020 school year. The volunteer list begins anew every year. We would love to have your help in enriching our GCA communities across the state and helping our teachers throughout the year!
Please fill out this Survey and we will be in touch with you. The current committees that are listed below are the ones we are looking to fill right now.
Parent Leader Committee
Room Coach Committee
The Coach Café is experienced learning coaches hosting sessions to help other coaches. Questions can be asked in the main room or breakout rooms for private issues. Reminders will be posted on the GCA PTSO Regional Facebook pages.
If you have at least 2+ years’ experience as a GCA Learning Coach and would like to volunteer to help answer questions fill out this Survey to be contacted. If you are unable to attend the archive of the meeting will be placed on the Archive page of the GCA PTSO website the next business day.
Cafe Dates: 7pm on Jan. 13th, Feb. 10th, Mar. 9th, & April 13th.
Room Coaches are needed to help our wonderful GCA teachers during Class Connect Sessions. Room Coaches can help by monitoring breakout rooms, offering encouragement, or watching for questions in the chat box.
The Room Coach program will begin this semester. When you register chose the dates and times that work for your schedule. If you are interested, please fill out this survey and the Room Coach Committee Chair will contact you to pair you with a GCA teacher.
MEMBERSHIP AND MEETING DATES
Becoming a GCA PTSO member is easy! Select the Membership icon. For only $5 per school term you will receive access to special programs, have voting rights, and so much more. For GCA PTSO founding members, check your email for renewal instructions. GCA PTSO Members meet 4 times per year to provide progress reports, vote on new initiatives, and provide activity reports. Please join us! Also, all members that are present at each meeting will have a chance to get their name entered into a drawing for either some GCA spirit gear or an Amazon gift card.
The Next GCA PTSO Meeting Date for the 2019-2020 school year:
7:00 PM, February 18, 2019
All meetings are accessed via the PTSO Room icon on the GCA PTSO webpage. If you are unable to attend, the archive of the meeting will be placed on the Archive page of the GCA PTSO website the next business day.
***** Back To School Fundraisers*****
*****Fundraising From Home*****
Box Tops & Labels for Education
After 23 years of clipping, Box Tops is changing to fit today’s families. To participate in the new digital program simply, download and use the Box Tops App! The new and improved app uses technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online.
FAQ on new program and how to redeem existing Box Tops
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Georgia Cyber Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Find out how to make GCA your charitable organization!
The Georgia Cyber Academy PTSO is a non-profit organization which is organized and operated for the charitable and educational purpose of assisting Georgia Cyber Academy in providing the best education possible to the children enrolled at the school.
To implement that purpose, the PTSO:
Provides family activities that build community within the school.
Provides learning opportunities through events and programs.
Provides funding for items not included in the school budget.
Provides teachers with incentives and other support materials.
Holds various fundraisers in accordance with Georgia Cyber Academy’s policies to fund the above activities.