GCA Parent Newsletter: December 2015 Edition
In this edition:
- Question of the month
- Parent Meeting dates & links
- Parent University
- Regional Family Engagement News
- Send your favorite GCA teacher a gift
- K12 Learning Coach Workshop
- PTSO News
- Facebook groups
- ... and more
Question of the Month:
Interested in what other Learning Coaches have to say? Click below for Questions from previous months:
October: "Why did you choose GCA?"
Do you have questions? Well, we've got answers!
Weekdays at 12:00 pm and a 7:00 pm evening session once per week. Check the GCA Events Calendar for dates, times, and room link.
Can't make a live session? Submit your question below and we'll be in touch.
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December Parent Meeting!
Thursday, Dec. 17th, 7pm
This is an online event.
Please join us for our November parent meeting where you will learn all about parent opportunities at GCA. We have a lot to share with you and opportunities for you to be involved, so please attend!
This month's topics:
- Counseling and Family Resources
- 8 Secrets to Success (Richard St. John)
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Upcoming Parent Meetings:
Town Hall Meeting - Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm (click to enter live meeting)
Parent Meeting - Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm (click to enter live meeting)
Parent Meeting - Thursday, March 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm (click to enter live meeting)
Parent Meeting - Thursday, April 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm (click to enter live meeting)
December Parent University Sessions:
Our Parent University Sessions will occur immediately following the December Parent Meeting. Please join us this month for the following topics:
Elementary School - Counseling and Family Resources: Where to go for help
Middle School - Teaching My Child to Take Ownership of His/her Learning
High School - High School Clubs 101
Links will be provided during the December Parent Meeting
Parent University Recordings:
October 2015: Understanding Assessment Data
November 2015: Student Ownership and Motivation - Part I (at the end of the parent meeting)
November 2015: High School Math - Learning Coach Survival Skills
K12 Learning Coach Workshop
Hour of Code - December 7-11, 2015 @ 3pm
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
All of K12 is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
Our Hour of Code is a statement that K12 is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students.
Clayton, DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, and Henry Counties
Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Paulding Counties
Love your teachers?
If you have questions, contact Angel Gilstrap: firstname.lastname@example.org
The December Peach Pit has arrived!
News You Can Use!!
- Gifts for teachers and students
- Holiday Membership drive
- GCA Student recognition
- PTSO Gives Back: Charity Drive
- PTSO Charity Week
- … and more
View previous editions of the Peach Pit:
We Love Clubs!
Does your student want to connect with other students who share a common interest? Clubs are the way to do that! Many clubs are sponsored by GCA teachers or Learning Coaches, and others are offered at the national level by K12. A state list of in-person clubs is growing, so be sure to see if there are any clubs happening close to you!
Fundraising from home:
Bring items to any GCA Event or mail them to:
2387 Rodgers Dr. SE,
Conyers, GA 30094
If you have any questions, or would like to help with our Labels for Education collection drive, please contact our Labels for Education Coordinator, Shirley Lester, at (470) 269-3643 or via email at email@example.com or visit: http://www.gcaptso.org/fundraising.html to learn more.
Thank you for your support.
Box Tops for Education
Bundle these into groups of 50 using rubber bands, envelopes or baggies. Label each bundle with "50" on the outside.
Labels for Education
Separate 1-, 5- and 10-point UPCs, beverage/sauce caps and Bonus Certificates. Place them in paper lunch bags, envelopes or clear plastic bags. Label each bag with the total amount of UPCs and point values contained inside.
Note: Make sure the Bonus Certificate bundle is marked “Bonus Certificates” and is packed with the first box/packet of your submission.
Please do not use staples or excessive amounts of tape as these materials are not recyclable.
There's a Facebook group for Learning Coaches who live near you...
Get in touch with other Learning Coaches for community building and support. Click on your region below to get started.
Region 8 (Chattahoochee, Clay, Muscogee, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Summer, Talbot, Taylor, and Webster. Harris, Marion, Muscogee, and Chattahoochee counties)
GCA Board of Directors Meeting
The Georgia Cyber Academy is governed by a Board of Directors composed of nine community leaders, some of whom are GCA parents.
The next Board Meeting will occur on December 16th.