September 25, 2015

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Pictures taken on September 29 are for the Yearbook. You may order pictures by pre-pay only. The order forms will be sent home in Friday Folders. Please return the forms to your child's teacher prior to September 29. Thank you.


We are now taking applications for the Gwin Oaks Odyssey of the Mind team. If you are a 4th or 5th grader who enjoys problem solving, this is the team for you! You may pick up forms on the wall outside Mrs. Capps' room. All forms must be completed and returned by Monday, September 28.


Reflections is a contest that is sponsored by our PTA. The 2015-2016 theme for Reflections is “Let Your Imagination Fly.” Students may create an entry in one of the following categories: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Film Video, Dance Choreography, or Music Composition. All entries are due on Friday, October 2. Reflections is supervised this year by 3 PTA volunteers. Please direct all questions concerning Reflections to one of these ladies:

Sheila Lamb

Stacie Pursell

Andrea Diehl

All entries must be accompanied by a Student Entry Form. Please use the links below to obtain rules and the entry form:


Entry Form:

Rules and the entry form may also be obtained from Mrs. Collins’s eClass page and the Gwin Oaks website. Paper copies are available at Lee Ann Miller’s desk.


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Book Fair

Book Fair Buying: Sept. 25-Sept. 30

Shopping Hours: 8:30-4:00


Stay in the Know- eCLASS

As we transition this year from old webpages to the new eCLASS tool, we want to offer support and help. Here are some documents and videos that can assist you in getting in your child's page.

  1. Watch this short video for an overview of My eCLASS
  2. Go to Gwin Oak Webpage or the Gwinnett page and click on the student portal/My eCLASS button. You will need your child's student number and password. Please as your teacher for this information if you don't have it.
  3. Visiting via cell phone. things might look different. Here is a tutorial for cellphones.
  4. Now, watch this video on what to expect once you are at your child's page.
  5. Lastly sign up for notifications. Every time your child's teacher updates their page you will know that you need to visit the page! Here are the directions.
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Preorder your 15-16 Yearbook! Don't delay!

Yearbooks on Sale, NOW! Order yours today!

Go to:

$35 per book or $40 for personalized. Prices goes up January 6th.

Order deadline is March 6, 2014.

5th Grade Recognition Ads

It’s time to order your 5th grade yearbook ad. Create a special note to your child that will be included in the back of the yearbook. All ads are 1/8 of a page and cost $30.00. The ads will consist of a picture of your child and a dedication. You will easily create your Recognition Ad using the Pictavo online software. We only have 30 ad spaces. Ads will be filled on a 1st come, 1st returned basis as Recognition Ads are purchased online. Once the 30 spaces are filled no other hand delivered ads will be accepted.
You will find directions on the Gwin Oaks website. A video and PDF directions will be on the main page below the Pictavo image and also located under Announcements.

This cost is in addition to ordering a yearbook!

1-Go to Pictavo
2-Log in
3- Shop Recognition Ads
4- Purchase the ad
5- Design the ad
6- Submit to yearbook staff

Paper directions
Video directions

NOTE: This is in addition to purchasing a yearbook!


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Friday, OCTOBER 30, Starting at 5:30pm in the cafeteria!

$4 per person for 10 rounds of BINGO

Doors will open at 5:30pm for dinner and BINGO will start at 6:30pm. Food, drinks, ice cream and more will be available throughout the evening.

FABULOUS PRIZES will be awarded to the winner of each round. Come dressed in your Halloween Costume for costume contest! Prizes will be passed out during BINGO!

Celebrity Guest Appearances will be made by teachers in each grade so make sure to come out and see your teacher!

There are a limited number of seats and food available, so please fill out the order form below and return it to your teachers in an envelope with your check (made out to GOES PTA) by October 26. All ticket sales and food are on a first-come first-served basis. No refunds or cancellations will be made. No pre-ordering food this year. Food will be paid for at BINGO Night. Order Form

*** If you have any questions please contact Tony Scalzi at


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Gwin Oaks Elementary

400 Gwin Oaks Drive

Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Elementary 770-972-3110

The mission of the faculty and staff of Gwin Oaks Elementary is to facilitate a safe and supportive environment where excellence in learning for all children results in responsible

and productive citizens and lifelong learners.

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