Bronco Bulletin

FULL STEAM AHEAD

January 29, 2016

Message from Administration

Another happy parent....

"Today was the second time I've worked in the bus lanes at bus call, and once again I was amazed by how organized and efficient the staff are. As a parent, I put my kids on the bus in the morning and they came home in the afternoon and I never really thought about how they got off the bus and back onto it. It just seemed to happen like magic!! Now I know how much organization goes into making it all happen, I'm so proud that my children get to be cared for, and guided by such exceptional staff. You should be very proud of your team!

Thank you for everything you and your staff at Gwin Oaks do for Nicolas and Adison!" (Alison Woodall, parent and sub)


ACCESS testing update: Issues surrounding the online testing, the speaking test in particular, are being worked out with the GaDOE. The county hopes to resume testing mid-week next week. Thank you for your patience as we work on finishing this necessary testing.


Happy Counselor Appreciation Week!

Next week is Counselor Appreciation Week here in Gwinnett! You ALL know how wonderful our own Natalie Pugh is to our students, our parents, and our staff! I know I speak for everyone when I say THANK YOU, Natalie, for all you do! We appreciate you each and every day!


Guided Reading Observations

The admin team and coaches are finishing up our last few Guided Reading observations next week. We are working hard to analyze what we see so that we can make decisions on how to move forward with professional learning. Stay tuned! :)


ILT Meeting- Tuesday, February 9th in PLC Room- 3:15-4:15. Bring laptops just in case we need them.


Staff Perception Survey

Last call! We have 87 surveys completed (GREAT JOB!) which means we are still missing about 10 people. If you have not taken it yet, please do so no later than Monday! Thank you to Jackie Roberts for handling the survey so efficiently! I use this feedback to improve our school! I appreciate the time you have taken to complete it. Thanks!!

SPECIALS SCHEDULE- REMINDER

Kevin R. from UGA will be here on Monday, February 1st, to meet with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers about the practice assessment results. This is the same schedule that has been communicated and is on the calendar. This is just a reminder.

Specials will be flipped (and morning times are extended) - 3-5 in the morning, K-2 in the afternoon.

8:20-9:20 5th grade

9:25-10:25 4th grade

10:30-11:30 3rd grade

Special areas teachers- lunch 11:30-12:05

12:05-12:55 1st grade

12:55-1:45 2nd grade

1:45-2:25 Kindergarten

Friends and Family Lunch

Remember to check the lunch schedule for Friends and Family Lunches.


February 3, K & 4

February 10, 1& 3

February 17 2 & 5

CALENDAR

February 1 - 12.....ACCESS Testing (Lab B Closed)

February 1.............Special Ed Vertical Team Meeting @ BHS

February 1.............UGA Assessment PL Grade 5/Specials 8:20 - 9:20

February 1.............UGA Assessment PL Grade 4/Specials 9:25-10:25

February 1.............UGA Assessment PL Grade 3/Specials 10:30 - 11:30

February 1.............Grade 1/Specials 12:05 - 1:05

February 1.............Grade 2/Specials 12:55 - 1:55

February 1.............Kindergarten Specials 1:45 - 2:25

February 1.............Talent Show Parent Meeting GOES Cafe 3:45

February 2.............Cluster Technology Meeting

February 2.............SAMS Club Rep Here

February 2.............Tech Tip - Interactive Devices - PLC - 3:00

February 3.............Friends and Family Luncheon - K and 4th

February 3.............Severe Weather Drill 1:15

February 3.............Techspert Training

February 3.............Relay for Life Meeting after school

February 4.............Literacy IF

February 8-12.......National School Counselor Week

February 8.............Math Cluster Collab @HES - K&1 AM, 4&5 PM

February 9.............Math IF

February 9.............Tech Vertical Mtg@FFM

February 9.............Dogwood Pizza Night

February 9.............ILT Meeting, PLC - 3:15 - 5:30

February 10..........Friends & Family Luncheon - 1st & 3rd

February 10..........Math Cluster Collab - 2&3@HES AM

February 11..........Admin Sweet Treats

February 11..........Talent Show at Cannon UMC - 6:00

LIFE SAVER AWARD

Congratulations to Albert McDaniel. Albert does a wonderful job of being a leader with technology and new county changes for his class. He has fully embraced eclass, STEAM, and the upcoming PBL. He does his job with a smile and wit. I am proud to not only be his sister, but his coworker as well.
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BIOMETRIC SCREENINGS

We will again be able to have our biometric screenings for insurance incentives done here at school. The date is Friday, March 18. Click the button below to schedule your appointment. You may also schedule an appointment for your spouse. (Gwin Oaks is a little past the halfway point on the locations list.)

COMMUNITY

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Northeast Atlanta Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty and other fairytales, Friday, March 11th - Sunday, March 13th. Our very own Carol Belcastro will dance as the Queen (mother of Sleeping Beauty). Many other Gwin Oaks students are participating in this fabulous production at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center (Infinite Energy Center). Please see the following dance moms for tickets!!


Leigh Blakely (Sara)

Tiffany Taylor (Sydney)

Amy Simmon (Scarlett)

Kim Shoaf (Sara)