GCA's Family Engagement Newsletter: Aug 2017 Edition

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In this edition:

  • A Message from Champ
  • Title I Family Input Meeting
  • Back to School Outings and Innings Near YOU!
  • ... and more

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Message from Champ!

Hello fellow Champions!

I would like to say a big 'welcome' to my new and returning Champions! I hope you all had an amazing summer and are refreshed and ready for this school year to start off with a big bang!

I would also like to share some successful tips in hopes to start your school year off right:

  • Plan your schedule for the week. Prepare your week ahead time so you feel empowered and motivated about school.
  • Make sure you're attend classes live. Attending classes live allows you to get real time instruction and to get your questions answered.
  • Make sure you're completing your lessons and assignments on time. Staying on top of your school work will eliminate most of your stress.
  • Make sure you get to know your teachers. Your teachers' job is to be your instructor, your adviser, and your friend.
  • Make sure you make friends in your classes. GCA wants families to get and stay connected.
  • And last but not least, make school fun. If you have a positive attitude about school it will be fun and go by extremely fast!

Have an amazing school year, Champions!


To download pictures of Champ, click on the link below:


Feel free to share with Champ pictures on how you incorporate Champ in your every day school life and more on his Facebook page @Champ GCA.

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Title I Family Input Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 17th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Please join us to review and provide input on our Title I Program. We are going to review items and documents such as the District Wide/School Wide Plan, Title I Funding, Parent and Family Engagement Policy, and School Compacts.

Georgia Cyber Academy values feedback from our Parents and Learning Coaches. If you are unable to attend live, we will place the recording in the GCA Event Calendar for you and our families to view. You can contact our Title I Director or Family Engagement Coordinators to provide feedback on our Title I Program at any time during the school year.

August 2017 Title I Family Input Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

7:00 pm

Click here to join the session on 8/17 @ 7:00 pm.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Upcoming District Town Hall and Parent Meetings

Save the dates:

August 17 – Title I Input Meeting

September 14 – District Town Hall

October 19 – Annual Title I Meeting

November 16 – Parent Meeting followed by Parent University

December 14 – Parent Meeting followed by Parent University

January 18 – District Town Hall

February 15 – Parent Meeting followed by Parent University

March 15 – Parent Meeting followed by Parent University

April 19 – Title I Feedback Meeting

May 17 – District Town Hall

Please visit the GCA Events calendar for times and location.

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Upcoming Parent University Sessions

Elementary School's Parent University:

September 14

November 16

December 14

January 18

February 15

March 15

Middle School's Parent University:

November 16

December 14

February 15

March 15

High School's Parent University:

November 16

December 14

February 15

March 15

Please visit the GCA Events calendar for times and location.

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GCA's Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)

Become a 2017-2018 PTSO Member:

Our Parent-Teacher-Student Organization helps provide great opportunities for our students and families. Join today for $5!

Visit: http://www.gcaptso.org/home.html for more information.

Volunteers needed!

Whether you have 1 hour per week or 1 hour per month, we have a place for you!

There are many areas to volunteer including online and/or Face-to-Face opportunities.

Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with our wonderful school!

Please complete this form to let us know the area(s) in which you can offer your assistance.

The GCA PTSO and GCA Family Engagement team appreciate any amount of time you can give to support GCA families!


GCA Resource Room

The GCA Resource Room on Pinterest provides families with useful, interesting, inspiring and engaging supplemental educational content. Visit today!


Throwing Away Box Tops is Like Throwing Away Money
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Fundraising from home:

Support the fundraising efforts for our school by collecting the Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+™ labels on items you purchase and use in your home Plus, newly added Kula, Amazon Smile, and Recycle Electronics.

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year, we earned $1394.60 and used the money to get student incentives for their students. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $1500.00.

Bundle with rubber bands, baggies or rally sheet place in an envelope attach proper postage.

You can mail items to:

GCA Fundraisers 2387 Rodgers Dr. SE, Conyers, GA 30094

Or Bring these items to events

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Shirley Lester at gcafundraiser@gmail.com.

Shopping online or booking a great vacation through KULA.com or by donating your loyalty points from KULA’s participating loyalty programs you can simply and easily support our cause.

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Georgia Cyber Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

Collecting electronic items for recycling which will add more funds to support our school. Mail them to Family Engagement, Georgia Cyber Academy 1745 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30349

There's a Facebook group for Learning Coaches who live near you...

The GCA PTSO sponsors a closed Facebook group for each region across the state.

Get in touch with other Learning Coaches for community building and support. Click on your region below to get started.

Region 1 (Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, and Harralson counties)

Region 2 (Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White counties)

Region 3 (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties)

Region 4 (Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson counties)

Region 5 (Jackson, Madison, Elbert, Barrow, Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, Oconee, Walton, Greene, Newton, Morgan, and Jasper counties)

Region 6 (Putnam, Monroe, Jones, Baldwin, Crawford, Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Peach, Houston, and Pulaski counties)

Region 7 (Wilkes, Lincoln, Taliaferro, Warren, McDuffie, Columbia, Augusta-Richmond, Hancock, Glascock, Washington, Jefferson, Burke, Jenkins, and Screven counties)

Region 8 (Chattahoochee, Clay, Muscogee, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Summer, Talbot, Taylor, and Webster. Harris, Marion, Muscogee, and Chattahoochee counties)

Region 9 (Appling, Bleckley, Candler, Dodge, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, and Wilcox counties)

Region 10 (Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth counties)

Region 11 ( Turner, Ben Hill, Irwin, Coffee, Bacon, Tift, Berrien, Ware, Pierce, Brantley, Cook, Lanier, Clinch, Brooks, Lowndes, Echols, and Charlton counties)

Region 12 (Bulloch, Effingham, Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Glynn, and Camden counties)

Have a great August!

Middle School

Veronica Okpani

Middle School Family Engagement Coordinator

Regional Family Engagement Team Lead

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