April 21, 2023
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
Our End of Grade Milestone testing begins this Monday, 4/24! PLEASE help us ensure that your child gets plenty of rest each night before testing. It is our hope that each child arises in time for a great breakfast and arrives on time to ensure he/she is able to unpack, relax, and be ready for a 9:00 AM start. Testing does begin promptly at 9:00. Any student who arrives after the start time will have to wait and take a make up test with a small group at a later time.
I am so proud of all the learning that has taken place to prepare our students to show what they know. I can't wait until Monday to see them ROCK this test!
Have a wonderful weekend!
PTA News You Can Use
Photos Needed for 5th Grade Slide Show! April 30th DEADLINE!
5th Grade Fun Day (May 24th)
PTA is busy planning an awesome last day of school for the amazing 5th graders. They need your help to make it happen.
- Submit photos of your kiddo for the slideshow. The slideshow will be displayed during their lunch on the last day. Deadline is next Friday April 28th. It is a quick electronic form (you can do it from your phone) and we would love to have pics of each student. GOOGLE FORM TO SUBMIT PHOTOS BY APRIL 28th
- Last Day Activities. Starting at 9:30 with the graduation walk, there is a great day planned. Games from 10-12. Fun lunch 12-1:30. Then the world's biggest water balloon fight. To pull it off we need parents to help by sending in items and/or volunteer their time. We are looking for tailgate-type games to borrow + bunch-of-balloons donation.
Thank you so much! Reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
CHECK OUT REMINDER
This is a friendly reminder that our last check out time is 2:45 PM daily. If you arrive after 2:45, your child will have to go home his/her normal way. Thank you in advance for your support.
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS: AN END OF THE YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE CAFETERIA
As we approach the end of the school year, we wanted to remind you that per our charge policy, students will not be able to charge their meals after April 30th. If a student does not have sufficient funds on their account after April 30th, they will receive an alternate meal until sufficient funds are applied to their account. In order to avoid this situation, we strongly encourage you to ensure that your child has enough funds on their account through the last day of school, which is May 24.
If your student receives free meal benefits, those will continue through the end of the school year.
Additionally, if your child has a negative balance we kindly ask that all negative balances are paid no later than May 22.
If you have any questions please contact Doris Brewer, cafeteria manager.
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🍎Do you have a child that will be starting Kindergarten next year?🍎
Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is coming soon! The online registration process will open on Monday, April 10th. When completing the online registration form, please make sure to select the 2023-2024 school year from the drop-down list.
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/heades/kindergartenregistration
Media Center Games
Battle of the Books is coming to Head Elementary on May 17th, and you can help your students sign up below on the Google Form.
This fun game show is for students in 1st-5th grades.
Blue Bookmarks (Beginning Books Typically 1st & 2nd Grades)
Green Bookmarks (Medium Books Typically 3rd & 4th Grades)
Red Bookmarks (Advanced Books typically 4th & 5th Grades)
Students reading above their grade level can choose a higher level. After reading, students should take the AR test on the book. This competition is open to all students who have read most of the books on the list.
Note: We have added 3 new books to the red group because we have 4th & 5th graders who have already read all the books! These will be bonus questions. The books are on the new bookmark below.
The competition will be May 17th during school. Students will complete the answers on their Chromebooks. We will check the leader board often during the competition to add excitement.
The main goal of Battle of the Books is to encourage children to read independently before the end of the year testing...because reading makes you smarter!
Here is the link to sign up for Battle of the Books 2023!
GEORGIA MILESTONES RESOURCES (Grades 3, 4, 5)
If you are looking for resources to help your student prepare for the Georgia Milestones, please visit:
You will find parent information flyers, printable study resource guides, links to practice sites, and more...
Attention Brookwood High School Seniors - Class of 2023
Come join us at Head Elementary on Monday, May 22nd at 1:30 PM. Please RSVP by using the link below so we may include you in our Bronco Senior Walk. We can't wait to see you all!
Don't forget to wear your cap and gown! Parents are welcome.
Please meet in the Head Elementary Media Center by 1:15 PM.
Four Front Row Seats - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Principal for a day was fun! Now it's time to bid on 4 front row seats at Head's Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony. Bidding closes May 5th at 10 PM. Doors open at 6:30 on May 23rd, and the event begins promptly at 7:00 PM. Bid for these seats, and you won't have to try to beat the crowd.
Connecting With the Community
See our very own Drum Club play at the taste of Lilburn at 5 p.m. on Saturday April 29. They would love to have your support!!!
April 24 - GMAS ELA Day One
April 25 - GMAS ELA Day Two
April 26 - GMAS ELA Day Three
May 1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1 - GMAS Math Day One
May 2 - GMAS Math Day Two
May 4 - GMAS Science
May 5 - Walk & Roll to School Day