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Week of May 2-6

Teacher Appreciation Week

School Nutrition Employee Week

PTA Student Appreciation Week

Post-Test Assessments Ongoing All Week

Monday, May 2-Day 8

7:45 Witzzle Pro Club

7:50 LAST Intramurals

3:15-4:00 Debate Team

3:45-4:30 Spring Running Club

Tuesday, May 3-Day 1

3:15-4:00 Debate Team

3:30-5:00 Art Club Team Van Gogh

Wednesday, May 4-Day 2

9:15-11:45 Kindergarten Field Day

3:15-4:00 Debate Team

Thursday, May 5-Day 3

7:45 Jump Rope Team Breakfast

9:30 Bus Safety Puppet Show

10:00-12:00 2nd Grade In-School Field Trip

2:00-6:00 Kindergarten Registration

3:15-4:00 Debate Team

3:45-4:30 Spring Running Club

Friday, May 6-Day 0-NO SPECIALS due to Walk-a-Thon


Relay for Life Walk-a-Thon

7:30 SPARKS Meeting

9:45-11:15 Rising 6th Graders (5th Grade) visit Dacula Middle School

3:15-4:00 Debate Team


Yearbooks are arriving this week! We have a limited quantity for sale. Cost is $35 and must be paid in CASH. Thanks!

Field Days Are Coming!

Kindergarten-May 4th

1st Grade-May 9th

2nd Grade-May 10th

3rd Grade-May 11th

4th Grade-May 12th

5th Grade-May 25th (Last Day of School)

Attention 5th Grade Parents

Maxwell High School of Technology is hosting their annual Middle School Summer Camp May 31st-June 3rd. The flier in the link below states the camp is for current middle school students; however, we also welcome current 5th graders as well.


Kindergarten Registration is May 5!

Registration will be available on our school website beginning April 4th. Please plan to attend Kindergarten Registration, with your child, at your child's school on May 5.

WHO: Rising kindergartners - children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2016 - and their parents or guardians.

WHAT: Register for the 2016–17 school year.

WHEN: Dacula Elementary- May 5, 2016 2:00-6:00 pm

WHERE: Visit the school website to register online, beginning April 4, and then complete the registration process at your local school on May 5. If you’re not sure which school your child will attend, call the Planning Department at 678-301-7085.

WHY:So you and your child will be ready for the first day of school-Monday, August 8, 2016. (Look online for other important calendar dates for the 2016-17 school year.)

HOW:Come to your local school during registration hours with the important information listed below. Your child’s registration will be delayed if you do not bring the needed paperwork. Allow plenty of time to fill out forms

Bring your rising Kindergartner with you on May 5!
The school will have activities, screening, and important information for your child, too.

Kindergarten Resources

What to Bring for Registration:

  • Your child! Schools offer activities or screenings on registration day. It's important that your child participate in this exciting day for your family.
  • An official document showing proof of birth date. Examples include an original birth certificate or birth registration, an official state or federal form with date of birth, or passport. For a fee, parents can order a birth certificate for a child born in Georgia through the state's ROVER service.
  • Proof of residency in attendance zone. The school requires proof of residency, which may be verified by presenting a current utility bill (excluding telephone bills) with one of the following documents:
- a non-contingent sales contract

- current lease/rental agreement
- most recent income tax return

    - current paycheck stub
    - current residential property tax statement or bill
    - current warranty or quitclaim deed
    - current home purchase agreement
    - current homeowner’s insurance policy
    • Documents presented for residency verification must include the same address as the accompanying utility bill. An exception: A deed without an address is acceptable if accompanied by two utility bills (excluding telephone bills) with same address in the attendance zone. A contingency contract is not acceptable. If you live with a friend or family member and need information about verifying your residency, call your local school.
    • A Georgia certificate of immunization. By state law, a valid certificate of immunization (Form #3231) or a notarized Affidavit of Religious Exemption (available from school) is required for enrollment. The certificate of immunization must be completed by the health department or your private physician. A valid Form #3231 must be marked with either “Date of Expiration” or as “Complete for School Attendance.” (A certificate marked with a “Date of Expiration” expires on the date indicated. A current certificate must be submitted within 30 days of expiration.) A medical exemption, if applicable, should be noted on Form #3231 with a current date of expiration.
    • Evidence of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening obtained in the past year. This information should be on a current Georgia Form #3300 (rev. 2013), available from the health department or your physician and dentist and dated within the last 12 months. Letters from appropriate healthcare professionals and out-of-state certificates are acceptable, if completed within the last 12 months and stapled to the state form.
    • A photo ID. The person enrolling a student should present proper identification. This identification may include a driver’s license, a state identification card, a passport, or other official photo identification, such as an ID card obtained through an official government agency or consulate.
    • Proof of custody/guardianship. Proof of Guardianship is required for registration if the enrolling adult is not the birth parent. Contact Gwinnett County Probate Court at 770-822-8350.
    • The child’s social security number. State law requires that schools ask for this number at the time of enrollment. Students will be enrolled, even if the number is not provided. However, parents will be asked to sign a waiver.
    • A copy of the pre-K progress report if your child has attended a state Pre-K program. You also can bring the final Pre-K assessment to your child's teacher when the school year begins. The information can serve as a benchmark of your child's skills and abilities.
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