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GCA PTSO NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

Our Purpose

GCA PTSO General Membership and Meeting Dates

GCA PTSO Regional Connections

GCA PTSO Regional Events Calendar

GCA Career Day

GCA PTSO Leadership and Development Scholarship

Summer Camp Scholarship for GCA Students

New GCA Spirit Gear

GCA Cooks Volume 3

GCA PTSO Fundraising Prepay Events

GCA Fundraising From Home

2017-2018 GCA PTSO Executive Board

Our Purpose

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.

Holds various fundraisers in accordance with Georgia Cyber Academy’s policies to fund the above activities.

MEMBERSHIP AND MEETING DATES

Becoming a GCA PTSO member is easy! Click HERE then 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:


GCA PTSO Meeting Dates for the 2017-2018 school year:

February 22, 2018

April 26, 2018


All meetings are accessed via the Coach Cafe icon on the GCA PTSO webpage, all meetings will be held at 7:00 PM Est. 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.

REGIONAL CONNECTIONS

GCA families are divided into 12 regions. Each region has its own unique identity and is supported by regional parent leaders, email addresses, and a Facebook page. Click here for the main PTSO Facebook now and here for the GCA PTSO Regional Information Page

REGIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR

To connect with other families in your region click here for the GCA PTSO Parent Leaders Regional Calendar of Events

GCA Career Day - March 15, 2018


GCA Career Day is Thursday, March 15th. It will be held virtually in the 4C Café, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. (http://tinyurl.com/FourC-Cafe)
Lunch break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Open to grades K - 12.
If you would like to be a speaker or provide a speaker recommendation, please fill out this survey: https://tinyurl.com/GCASpeakerSurvey

GCA PTSO Leadership and Development Scholarship

The GCA PTSO Leadership Scholarship purpose: To acknowledge the GCA student that made or plans to make an impact in their school or community while demonstrating positive leadership qualities. This is a $500 Scholarship.


Application dates for submission: 2/1/2018 - 3/1/2018


On 3/15/2018 your GCA PTSO Executive Board will select and notify 10 Applicants.The 10 Applicants will then submit a 500 word essay by 3/31/2018.


The GCA PTSO Executive Board will chose and announce the winner of the scholarship on 4/06/2018.


Minimum Qualifications: The student must be a Senior with Georgia Cyber Academy and meet all GCA Graduation Requirements. Scholarship must be used toward the students furthering education program. Click Here to Apply

Note: No GCA PTSO Executive Board Members students can receive this scholarship.

Summer Camp Scholarship for GCA Students


Registration is now open for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Summer Camps!


Named by Forbes as a “top program for high school students,” it’s time to register for one of FEE’s 3-day economics and entrepreneurship summer camps for ages 14-17. Thanks to generous donors, full tuition, dorm housing, and all meals are in included in the $79 camp fee ($500 value). If any families find they are not able to afford the $79, FEE is happy to be able to offer the full tuition reimbursement after the camp. Use the promo code ​​GCA2018​ ​on the payment page for guaranteed tuition reimbursement. 2018 camps are located throughout the US at various universities such as Emory, Vanderbilt, University of Denver and more. Travel scholarships up to $500 are ​​also available to those who apply early (first come first served).​ Here is the summer camp link for more information and to register​ or go to FEE.org/seminars.​


Learn more about FEE ​Programs​ or contact Anna Jane Parrill ajparril@fee.org with any questions.

*****Spring Fundraisers*****

New GCA Spirit Gear - Spring Fundraiser

Show your school spirit with some great new additions for our GCA PTSO Spring Fundraiser

GCA Cooks Volume 3

Our Georgia Cyber Academy teachers, staff, parents, learning coaches, and students contributed recipes for this cookbook. It is a combination of Appetizers, Desserts, Main Dishes, Casseroles, Side Dishes, Dips, and easy to read Conversion Tables. The recipes range from easy to make snacks, to delicious main dishes that we are sure you will enjoy making for your family. Get your copy of GCA Cooks today

GCA PTSO Fundraising Pre-Pay Events

DISNEY ON ICE "INFINITE ENERGY ARENA"

Prepay only event, “The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice” Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 Show date: 02/23/18 at 10:30 AM Tickets are mailed one week prior to event. Tickets are $15, children 2 and older must purchase ticket, 2 hour show with 20 min. intermission Prepay window closes on 02/07/18 at 3:00 PM Online Store to purchase

DISNEY ON ICE "PHILIPS ARENA"

Prepay only event, “The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice” Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303. Show date: 02/19/18 at 11:00 AM Tickets are mailed one week prior to event. Tickets are $18, children 2 and older must purchase ticket, 2 hour show, Prepay window closes on 02/02/18 at 3:00 PM Online Store to purchase

Freedom Train

Prepay Only Event - "Freedom Train" 02/22/18, 11:45 AM, Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt Zion Pkwy, Jonesboro, GA 30236 Tickets will not be mailed, meet your group 30 minutes prior to start time in front of the venue to obtain access, PrePay End Date 02/07/2017 at Noon Online Store to purchase

The Cat in the Hat

Pre-Pay Only Event - "The Cat in the Hat" 03/05/18, 12:15 PM, Fox Theater - 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Tickets will not be mailed, meet your group 30 minutes prior to start time in front of the venue to obtain access, Pre-Pay Close Date 02/15/2017 at Noon Online Store to purchase

GCA Fundraising from Home

There are many ways for you to support GCA by fundraising from home. Simply access the GCA PTSO website and select the Fundraising From Home link for more information on Box Tops for Education, Tyson A+, Recycle Electronics, Kula, and Amazon Smile. Future newsletters will provide fundraising totals as fundraising progresses throughout the year.

2017-2018 GCA PTSO EXECUTIVE BOARD