GCA Parent Newsletter: October 2015 Edition

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Monday October 5th: “Stop, Drop, and Roll” –Act out “Stop, Drop and Roll” to put out fire on your clothes. “Go Low” –Practice crawling under the smoke to breathe the good air. http://viewpure.com/-fltEmbUm_8 http://viewpure.com/aUdxOmHgeZ4

Tuesday October 6th: Visit Spark’s webpage to learn more about smoke alarms and complete fun activities: http://www.sparky.org/parentpage/fpwkids.htm

Wednesday October 7th: “Statewide Fire Drill” at 10:00 a.m. Families are encouraged to have a fire drill in their homes and practice in different parts of the house, meeting up at their designated areas. Practice scenarios in multiple parts of the home to be sure the child knows how to escape in the event of a real emergency

Thursday October 8th: “Home Safety Checklist” Take a safety walk and inspect your home. http://www.sparky.org/PDF/SparkyChecklist.pdf

Friday October 9th: GCA whole school assembly 11:00 am --Special Guest Speaker Enter assembly through this link: Mrs. Locke’s classroom

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October Parent Meeting!

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Please join us for our October 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:

  • Regional Opportunities
  • Study Island Tips for Success
  • Study Island Engagement Strategies

Click here to join the session on 10/15 @ 7:00 pm.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Upcoming Parent Meetings:

Parent Meeting - Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm (click to enter live meeting)

Parent Meeting - Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm (click to enter live meeting)

Parent Meeting - Thursday, December 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm (click to enter live meeting)

Town Hall Meeting - Thursday, January 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm (click to enter live meeting)

New to GCA?

Visit the Strong Start website for resources, tutorials, recordings, links to live sessions, and more:


Save the labels, please.

This year, our school will be participating in the Labels for Education® program. Through the program we can earn points which can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise!

Our goal this year is to collect 1,200 points. It’s easy to help – simply save UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products and bring them to any GCA Event or mail them to:

GCA Fundraisers

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 gcafundraiser@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support. Together, with the Labels for Education program – we can build a better school for our children.

Visit Facebook.com/LabelsForEducation to find out about additional ways to earn Labels for Education bonus points!

To see a complete list of participating products and point values, please visit LabelsForEducation.com.

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Bryan, Bullock, Chatham, Columbia, Effingham, Jenkins, Screvens, and Richmond Counties

Clayton, DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, and Henry Counties

Gwinnett, Forsyth, Rockdale and Newton Counties

Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Paulding Counties

Looking for Learning Coach to Learning Coach support?

Come to the Coach Cafe where you can chat with experienced Learning Coaches who have "Been there. Done that."

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm. Click here to join the meeting live.

Visit the GCA PTSO website for more details.

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GCA Cook Book - Recipe Submission Deadline October 15th!

Do you or your student like to cook? The PTSO has just the thing for you. This cookbook will be for GCA students, Learning Coaches, and Staff to share their recipes and help our school at the same time.

You will have the opportunity to have your students name and picture, if you choose, in the cookbook for your family and friends to see. The cookbook committee is in need of your very special recipes and even science recipes.

The deadline to submit your recipe is October 15th.

To get involved with the creation of this wonderful cookbook, fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/adWXadL7yE

Or for more information, email us at ptsocookbookcommittee@gmail.com

K12 Learning Coach University

There's Always Something New to Learn!


In this three-part workshop, we’ll explore strategies for working with your children, reducing conflict, and helping your students make better choices. At the end of this session, you’ll receive tips to try at home and an opportunity to follow-up and tell us how things are working. You can do this, and we’re here to help!

Click Here to register

K12 Student Clubs

With 50+ clubs available, there's something for every student enrolled in a K¹² partner school.

Check out all the choices:

Language Arts and History

Math, Science, and Technology


Music and Art

Success Builders

World Interests

Click Here for more information about K12 Student Clubs

Graduation Meeting

Class of 2016: Join us for a Graduation Meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

Click here to join the session: ​http://tinyurl.com/graduation2016

GCA has a website...

Visit gacyber.org for Elementary, Middle, and High School information, news, FAQs, important documents, and more.

Check it out!

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 October 14th starting at 6:15. Meetings will occur at Robbins Freed Law Offices: 999 Peachtree Street NE Suite 1120 Atlanta, GA 30309

Dial-in: 1-888-824-5783

Passcode: 55777021

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Have a great October!

Middle School

Veronica Okpani

Middle School Family Engagement Coordinator

Regional Family Engagement Team Lead