September 29, 2023
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
What a wonderful time had by all at Family Learning Night! I loved seeing the kids so excited to share their learning with all of you. Stable Color Shirt order forms are now available and should have been sent home today. They are now tie dyed, and there is a Stables United shirt that includes all the colors in one. Even though we like to have fun competitions with Stable Colors, it is important to remember that when our colors come together, they unite us in loyalty, kindness, creativity, courage, and integrity.
Have a wonderful weekend!
PTA News You Can Use
Reflections: Theme is "I am hopeful because...". Deadline for entry is 9/30. Please send any questions to email@example.com
We are no longer using memberhub for memberships. We are now using Totem for memberships. Here is the new link( https://jointotem.com/ga/lilburn/r-d-head-es-pta/join/register)
The classes with the most PTA memberships that will receive popsicles are:
Color Stable Shirts
Your child should be bringing home a form (also attached below) to order Color Stable Shirts - Tie Dye Style! All orders/money are due by November 2nd.
We Love Our Custodians!
Thank you to Zumra, Amira, Mejrima, and Hector for keeping our school clean and beautiful!!!
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th. Parents may select to have the conference virtually (via Zoom) or in-person. When signing up for your conference time, please enter VIRTUAL or IN-PERSON in the Special Request area.
- Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th will be Early Release Days. Head Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:50 PM. If your student is a walker/car rider/day-care rider, please make any necessary transportation arrangements for your child. Buses will drop students off at their stop at the earlier time.
Head Elementary will be utilizing an online scheduling system for this session of conferences. The online sign-up window will open on Friday, September 29th at 4:00 PM and close on Friday, October 13th at 4:00 PM.
At 4:00 PM on Friday, September 29th, the parent-teacher conference sign-up link will be listed on the main page of the Head Elementary website.
A step-by-step direction sheet will also be sent to parents through ParentSquare on Friday, September 29th.
Social Media Matters
Are you tagging the correct school page/account on your posts?
Please make sure to tag "R.D. Head Elementary School", which is the official school page and the one we control.
Unfortunately, some are tagging "Head Elementary School" which is an unofficial Facebook page that we did not generate and have no control over. The profile image looks identical on both pages (the correct one has the #GCPSstrong banner) so it can be confusing.
Our official school social media accounts are:
Facebook: @rdheadelementary (https://www.facebook.com/rdheadelementary)
Instagram: head_elementary (https://www.instagram.com/head_elementary/)
Also, please be mindful when taking pictures here at school. You can help protect student privacy on social media by only taking and posting images on social media of your own child. Please avoid taking and posting images of other students as some have not consented to the district's media release agreement. Thank you for your help with this!
Have you accessed your Parent Portal account recently?
We know that families want easy access for need-to-know information about their student's education— from records to resources. Just as important, you want an easy way to stay in touch with the school.
The updated GCPS Parent Portal gives parents access to grades, assignments, and communication with teachers. The GCPS Parent Portal gives families a direct line to the classroom, with 24/7 real-time information and anytime, anywhere access, with in-portal translation in multiple languages.
For more information regarding the GCPS Parent Portal (or to register for an account), please visit: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26042
Please note that the GCPS Parent Portal is different from the new ParentSquare app. Parents should access both tools to ensure they have up-to-date information for their student!!
Connecting With the Community
October 4 - PBIS Celebration
October 5-9 - Fall Break
October 11 - All Pro Dads
October 12 - Chick fil A Spirit Night 5-7 PM
October 13 - Walk & Roll to School!
October 13 - BHS Homecoming Parade & Game