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Grayson Elementary School - MARCH 22-31, 2023

Recognizing Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment

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GES celebrates accomplished women during March. This week's guest: Sunni Lynn Vickery

As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month in March, Grayson Elementary students and staff enjoyed a GETV interview on March 20 with Ms. Sunni Lynn Vickery, CEO and Wedding Planner for her company, Cottage 84, an event venue a short walk from our Grayson Elementary campus

Ms. Vickery (shown below with her interviewer Michael) has been interested in creating business ventures since her childhood. She recalled enjoying the novels of Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club series, about a group of young friends who ran a local babysitting service. That inspired Ms. Vickery to create her own Baby-Sitter's Club, and try other money-making services as a child, such as selling lemonade.

During the global pandemic that first surfaced in 2019, Ms. Vickery changed careers and became a wedding planner, which she enjoys very much, and operates Cottage 84 and its many services with her husband Jordan.

All entrepreneurs understand the hard work that goes into operating successful businesses. Ms. Vickery shared with our students some wisdom she has gained along her journey.

"Never quit, that's number one, and don't take no for an answer (unless it is your parents telling you 'no' for something), and never give up on your dreams. You have to be willing to work if you want to own your own business."

Ms. Vickery is a busy mom and business operator, and we greatly appreciate her stopping by the GETV studio this week to share her story and some excellent life advice!

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Drop-Off Donations for Annual Staff Egg Hunt by Friday, March 24th

A reminder from our wonderful PTA to those who would like to participate:

Dear GES Families,

Every year we host an egg hunt for our GES staff to win a variety of fun prizes. This is a way for us to show our love and appreciation for all that they do for our children. We would like to invite our GES FRAMILY the option to participate.

If interested in participating, please complete the following survey so that we have an idea of what to expect. Donations for GES Staff Egg Hunt 2023 - CLICK TO COMPLETE SURVEY

All items should be dropped off at the front of the school, inside our PTA box no later than Friday, March 24

Suggested Items: gift cards to local restaurants or shops, entertainment tickets, gourmet candy, basket filled with treats, cozy socks, candles, fancy soaps, coffee and mug, etc. Any item that would put a smile on a staff member's face! ????

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A special message from Music Specialist Le Gibson, about Chorus opportunities for 4th and 5th Graders

Hey, 4th & 5th graders, do you really like to sing?

Spring Chorus will start the week of April 10th - after Spring Break. For interested 4th or 5th graders to sign up, those students must go onto Mr. Gibson's Music Special Google Classroom and fill out a form with their parents. GES Chorus is for 4th and 5th graders only.

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Registration Link: GMAS Assessment Meeting (Grades 3-5)

GMAS Assessment Meeting (Grades 3-5) -- to be conducted on Zoom, Tuesday, March 28, 5:30-6:30 PM. You are invited to join a meeting: GMAS Family Night. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

GMAS Family Night on March 28th -- for families of 3rd through 5th Graders

Tuesday, March 28th, 5:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

GCPS's Family Engagement team has partnered with the GCPS Accountability and Assessment team to provide information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) assessment. This online event, for families of 3rd through 5th graders, will include sample questions and helpful tips for parents to help their children at home.

What is GMAS?

"The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive summative assessment program and represents a single system of summative assessments that span all three levels of the state's educational system – elementary, middle, and high school. The system is designed to send consistent signals about students' preparedness for the next level, be it the next grade, course, or endeavor, such as entering college or beginning a career after leaving the K-12 educational system." (Source: Georgia Department of Education)

Counseling Department's "Child Lures" Program continues through the end of March

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Want to get involved? Find out how you can help. If you are interested in volunteering, please scan the QR code.

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GES News Bilingual - March 2023 Edition

PBIS/SEL Newsletter - Spring Edition

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Grayson High School STEM Night

Thursday, March 30th, 6-8pm

50 Hope Hollow Road

Loganville, GA

Grayson Cluster Elementary Students are Invited.
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STEM Camps, ages 7-14; Save $75 if registered by 4/15

Camps held at Gwinnett School of Math, Science, & Technology (Lawrenceville) - June 10-14 & July 17-21 - and Paul Duke STEM High School (Norcross) - June 12-16, June 19-23, & June 26-30. Weekly full & Half Day options. Click GREEN BUTTON for website.

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SPRING BREAK for Gwinnett County Public Schools

Monday, April 3rd, 12am to Friday, April 7th, 11:45pm

460 Grayson Parkway

Grayson, GA

No classes for Grayson Elementary students, April 3-7.
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Annual Parent Involvement Survey for Parents of Students Receiving Special Services

Who: Families of students who are receiving special education services

What: Each state is required to conduct a parent survey to measure parent/family perceptions of the success of parent engagement between home and local schools.

When: Through May 31

Where: Parents can complete the survey via the survey link below.

Please use the following link to access the survey:

Grayson Elementary School

Mr. Chris Brown, Principal

Mrs. Ferdye Tenorio, Assistant Principal

Dr. Lisa Watts, Assistant Principal