October 28, 2022
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
Thank you for helping us celebrate Red Ribbon Week! If would like to know more information about this important campaign, visit https://www.redribbon.org/about.
Monday is Fall Dress Up Day when we will celebrate our imagination and the chance to play pretend! Please remember, no scary costumes, no masks, and no props. Our November calendar includes our annual Veterans Day program as well as our very first Open Mic Night... Kids Poetry Edition. We love to include our parents and families in all we do!
Enjoy the beautiful weekend!
PTA News You Can Use
Save the Date - 2022 RD Head Holiday Shop - Volunteers Needed
Saturday, November 12th from 10a-4p in the gym. This is a great chance to do some early shopping for friends and family. Gifts ranging from $.50 - $20 for all ages.
We need volunteers to assist with setup on Friday and to run the shop on Saturday. Shifts are just 1-2 hours and “many hands make light work.” CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
Canned Food Drive Update:
Thank you to all families who sent in canned goods. Your donations will be used right in our local community to help families over the holidays.
We collected a total of 1157 items. Blue stable won! Orange was 2nd place by only 17 items.
Spelling Bee: Save the Date: Mon. Nov. 7 @ 9 am is the school-wide spelling bee. 4th and 5th grade classroom winners and runner ups will compete in the school wide bee. Parents of the competitors are invited to the event. Winners and Runner-ups will be in the Nov. 4th Head Highlights.
Open Mic Night!
Instructional Resources Public Review Opportunity
Staff, students, families, and Gwinnett community members are invited to review and provide input on proposed instructional resources for select grades and courses in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Career and Technical Education, Health, and Foreign Language.
Before adopting instructional resources for classroom use, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) holds an extensive review. Multiple committees involving various stakeholder groups reviewed resources submitted by publishers for alignment with the school system’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) standards. During the ongoing review process, selected resources are piloted in GCPS classrooms. Data from the reviews and pilots will be considered in making adoption recommendations to the Board of Education in early 2023.
This year’s virtual public review is open now through October 31st. To begin, please visit this link.
Veterans Day Program
Our annual Veterans Day program is Friday, November 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the RD Head Gym. We invite any Veterans or active service members to join us at the program. You will receive a medal, certificate, and gift bag as a thank you from our school!
Please RSVP if you will be attending using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXu-81YQghx9usoCjGmfJVwPN62peMZNNuJo04Gli1cldvhQ/viewform
If you would like to send in a picture of a Veteran or active service member for our slide show, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you sent in a picture last year, you do NOT need to resubmit it.
All RSVP's and pictures are due no later than November 4.
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Attn: 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Parents
We are excited to announce that students have the opportunity to participate in the GCPS Mock Election for Governor, U.S. Senator, and an optional local school “special issue” (which is usually something like a favorite lunch option or favorite subject in school). The Mock Election will be available through the student portal. The only data that will be recorded is if your student has participated, but NOT who he/she chose. "Winners" of the election will not be tracked or announced in any way. This process is to expose our students to the act of voting without teaching, discussing, or promoting any particular party or candidate. While the actual candidates' names will be on the ballot, we will not be covering this information with the students. Third, fourth, and fifth graders will participate the first week in November. If you would prefer that your student not participate, please send your teacher a note or email.
Note: The Mock Election app on the student portal will still be active even if you opt out your student, but we will not take your student to participate in the voting event.
Connecting With the Community
October 31 - Fall Dress Up Day
November 3 - School Council 6:00 PM in the Media Center
November 4 - BHS Senior Night Football Game
November 6 - Daylight Savings Time Ends (fall back)
November 7 - Stable Color Spirit Wear Orders and Money Due
November 8 - Digital Learning Day
November 9 - All Pro Dads 7:15 AM
November 11 - Veterans Day Program
November 11 - 4 1/2 Weeks Progress Reports shared