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GCA PTSO NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

Our Purpose

GCA PTSO General Membership and Meeting Dates

GCA PTSO Regional Connections

GCA PTSO Regional Events Calendar

2018-2019 GCA PTSO Executive Board Nominations

GCA Career Day

GCA PTSO Leadership and Development Scholarship

GCA Spirit Gear

GCA Cooks Volume 3

GCA Fundraising From Home

GCA PTSO Fundraising Prepay Events

2017-2018 GCA PTSO Executive Board

Our Purpose

The Georgia Cyber Academy PTSO is a non-profit organization which is organized and operated for the charitable and educational purpose of assisting Georgia Cyber Academy in providing the best education possible to the children enrolled at the school.


To implement that purpose, the PTSO:

Provides family activities that build community within the school.

Provides learning opportunities through events and programs.

Provides funding for items not included in the school budget.

Holds various fundraisers in accordance with Georgia Cyber Academy’s policies to fund the above activities.

MEMBERSHIP AND MEETING DATES

Becoming a GCA PTSO member is easy! Click HERE then select the Membership icon. For only $5 per school term you will receive access to special programs, have voting rights, and so much more. For GCA PTSO founding members, check your email for renewal instructions. GCA PTSO Members meet 4 times per year to provide progress reports, vote on new initiatives, and provide activity reports please join us:


The last GCA PTSO Meeting Date for the 2017-2018 school year:


April 26, 2018


All meetings are accessed via the Coach Cafe icon on the GCA PTSO webpage, all meetings will be held at 7:00 PM Est. If you are unable to attend the archive of the meeting will be placed on the Archive page of the GCA PTSO website the next business day.

REGIONAL CONNECTIONS

GCA families are divided into 12 regions. Each region has its own unique identity and is supported by regional parent leaders, email addresses, and a Facebook page. Click here for the main PTSO Facebook now and here for the GCA PTSO Regional Information Page

REGIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR

To connect with other families in your region click here for the GCA PTSO Parent Leaders Regional Calendar of Events

2018-2019 GCA PTSO Executive Board Nominations

Your GCA PTSO Executive Board is excited to announce that we are accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 GCA PTSO Executive Board from 03/01/18 - 03/15/18. Anyone can nominate, however, you must be a member of the PTSO to be placed on the election ballot Click Here to nominate

GCA Career Day - March 15, 2018

GCA Career Day is Thursday, March 15th. It will be held virtually in the 4C Café, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. (http://tinyurl.com/FourC-Cafe)
Lunch break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Open to grades K - 12.
If you would like to be a speaker or provide a speaker recommendation, please fill out this survey: https://tinyurl.com/GCASpeakerSurvey

GCA PTSO Leadership and Development Scholarship

The GCA PTSO Leadership Scholarship purpose: To acknowledge the GCA student that made or plans to make an impact in their school or community while demonstrating positive leadership qualities. This is a $500 Scholarship.


Application dates for submission: 2/1/2018 - 3/1/2018

On 3/15/2018 your GCA PTSO Executive Board will select and notify 10 Applicants.The 10 Applicants will then submit a 500 word essay by 3/31/2018.

The GCA PTSO Executive Board will chose and announce the winner of the scholarship on 4/06/2018.

Minimum Qualifications: The student must be a Senior with Georgia Cyber Academy and meet all GCA Graduation Requirements. Scholarship must be used toward the students furthering education program. Click Here to Apply

Note: No GCA PTSO Executive Board Members students can receive this scholarship.

*****Spring Fundraisers*****

New GCA Spirit Gear - Spring Fundraiser

Show your school spirit with some great new additions for our GCA PTSO Spring Fundraiser

GCA Cooks Volume 3

Our Georgia Cyber Academy teachers, staff, parents, learning coaches, and students contributed recipes for this cookbook. It is a combination of Appetizers, Desserts, Main Dishes, Casseroles, Side Dishes, Dips, and easy to read Conversion Tables. The recipes range from easy to make snacks, to delicious main dishes that we are sure you will enjoy making for your family. Get your copy of GCA Cooks today

GCA Fundraising from Home

There are many ways for you to support GCA by fundraising from home. Simply access the GCA PTSO website and select the Fundraising From Home link for more information on Box Tops for Education, Tyson A+, Recycle Electronics, Kula, and Amazon Smile. Future newsletters will provide fundraising totals as fundraising progresses throughout the year.

GCA PTSO Fundraising Pre-Pay Events

Medieval Times

Prepay only event, prepay registration ends May 4, 2018 for Medieval Times Educational Matinee at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville GA 30043 on May 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Your GCA PTSO President Michelle Gilyard will meet you at the front of the venue near the ticket desk at 10:00 AM Est. to check you off the prepay list for access to the venue. Tickets will not be mailed Ticket price is $32 for children and adults. Vegetarian meal available. Child Lap Policy: Children age three and younger are free but must sit on an adult’s lap and eat from the adult’s plate. Visit the Online Store to purchase tickets

The World of Coca Cola

Prepay only event, prepay registration ends April 9, 2018 for The World of Coca Cola at 121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, Ga 30313, on April 14, 2018 from 10AM – 5 PM. Meet your GCA PTSO President Michelle Gilyard in front of the venue near the ticket desk at 10:00 AM Est. to check you off the prepay list for access to the venue. Parking Not Included, Tickets will not be mailed, Toddlers 0-2 Free with Paid Adult Visit the Online Store to purchase tickets

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Join us for a self guided tour and scavenger hunt of the museum on 03/26/18 11:00 - 12:30. There is a fee of 18.00 per adult for this event and a fee of 8.00 per student. Please pay using the link only this is the only way to confirm your attendance for the event. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to check in. Tickets will not be mailed. Final notes for the outing will come from Tonette Price, you may also email her at tprice@gacyber.org with questions. Parking is free at the museum. The link will close once the event fills. Visit the Online Store to purchase tickets

Georgia Renaissance Festival Field Trip Day

Prepay only event, “Georgia Renaissance Festival Field Trip Day” 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn, Georgia 30213. Event Date: 05/08/18, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM Tickets will not be mailed. $10.00 Students, $11.50 Adults, Toddler 4 and younger free with paid adult. Prepay end date 03/30/18 at 3:00 PM. Meet your GCA PTSO Region Chair Cecilia Mason at 8:30 AM in front of the venue for access. Visit the Online Store to purchase tickets

Chattanooga Zoo

Prepay only event, “Chattanooga Zoo” 301 N Holtzclaw Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Event Date: 04/20/18,10:00 AM Tickets will not be mailed. $5.00 Students, $8.00 Adults. Prepay end date 04/19/18 at Noon. Meet your GCA PTSO Regional Parent Leader Alesia Silcox at 9:30 AM in front of the venue for access Visit the Online Store to purchase tickets

2017-2018 GCA PTSO EXECUTIVE BOARD