September 15, 2022
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
We've had the BEST 2 weeks here at Head! Between the Dogwood Picture Book night, the Back-to-School dance, the All Pro Dads event, Grandparents' Week, and our normal exciting days of teaching and learning, we have been BUSY! It is important to me that our community is engaged and connected to our school. Thank you so much for all your support! Next month, we have many more fun activities coming. In fact, we have so much going on, that we made an October calendar flyer for you! You will receive a hard copy in Friday Folders and we've also embedded an electronic version in this newsletter. The hard copy would be a perfect addition to your fridge! Remember, the purpose of our "theme" days or "activities" is to build engagement and excitement for our students. All events, activities, and dress up days are completely optional for you and your family! Enjoy your weekend and this beautiful weather.
PTA News You Can Use
The first round of spirit wear was passed out today. All other items will be passed out as soon as they come in.
It's time for our school art competition, Reflections! This year's theme is "Show Your Voice" and we are going digital with our submissions, which will make it even easier to submit your art! All the information can be found in the entry packet. Entries are due Friday, September 30, so start creating now! Good Luck! GA PTA Student Entry Packet 2022.docx
ParentVUE and StudentVUE
A recent application update requires you to delete and install the ParentVUE and StudentVUE mobile app from your device(s).
This update ensures that you have the newest version of the app and will continue to receive updates. If you do not delete and reinstall the applications, your device may not connect properly and continue to receive updates.
You will use the same username and password to log in after downloading the app. If you are not using the app and want to learn more, visit our website for information.
Please mark your calendars...Friday, Sept 16 is a Digital Learning Day!
💻Students will find all their lessons and assignments on their teacher's eCLASS page and/or Google Classroom.
💻Learning will be asynchronous, meaning students will not have live Zoom or Google Meet sessions.
💻Chromebooks will be sent home with students in 3rd-4th-5th grade (unless the parent signed the opt-out form). For students in Kindergarten-1st-2nd grade, parents should complete the form that went home this week to request that a device be sent home. Please return the form to your child's teacher by Sept 15th.💻For additional information & helpful guides, please visit our website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/heades/digitallearning
💻Questions? Please contact your child's teacher: https://www.gcpsk12.org/heades/staff
Meals will be delivered by bus only. There is no curbside pickup.
SPELLING BEE STUDY INFORMATION
The classroom spelling bee is coming for 4th and 5th graders!. (Date TBA). Each 4th and 5th grade classroom will have a spelling bee. The top 2 from each class will compete in the School Wide Bee (date TBA). The school Wide Winner will move to the next round. Here are the study guides. There are also more online!
4TH GRADE SPELLING LIST For classroom competition
5TH GRADE SPELLING LIST For classroom competition
SCHOOL WIDE SPELLING BEE LIST For the top two from each class
WORDS OF THE CHAMPIONS LIST For students who move to the next level.
Did you know reading books helps your spelling? Here are the 2022-2023 Book Selections for you to read.
AKS at Home - New Sessions for September 2022
The first round of live virtual AKS at Home K-5 sessions will begin on September 20, 2022. AKS at Home provides math and language arts resources to support families of children in grades K-5. Through live virtual grade-specific Zoom sessions and helpful AKS tip sheets, families of students in grades K-5 can learn ways to help their children practice foundational skills in language arts and math.
Who: Families of all elementary school students
What: Zoom sessions and tip sheets to support student mastery of AKS foundational skills in Language Arts and Math
Where: AKS at Home webpage
When: Session 1 live Zoom sessions will be offered from September 20, 2022, to September 22, 2022, in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Please see the attached flyers and advertisements for grade-level specific dates and times.
How: Register for Zoom sessions on the AKS at Home webpage
GCPS Tech Tips
This year’s series is focused on our 1:1 initiative. We are excited that each and every GCPS student now has access to a Chromebook! Each week, a new video will be released which focuses on how to effectively use your Chromebook and other tips/tricks. Check out the entire playlist here.
Connecting With the Community
September 16 - Digital Learning Day
September 20 - Character Book Dress Up Day
September 20 - Dogwood Pizza Night
September 21- Wear red, white and blue for Constitution Week
September 22 - Read with a Stuffed Animal Day
September 22 - School Council at 6:00 PM in the Media Center
September 23 - Homecoming Parade & Football Game