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GCA PTSO Newsletter

MAY 2015

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May News You Can Use!

PTSO End of Year Events - Dates and locations
Thank you to 2014-2015 officers
Teacher Appreciation
Box Tops for Education

A Message From Your Future 2015 - 2016 PTSO President

Volunteer Committee

Fundraising Committee

A Special Farewell to the 2014 - 2015 PTSO Executive Board

Another school year is coming to an end, as well as the 2014-2015 PTSO Administration. This year, the PTSO Executive Board has worked hard to assist the GCA staff and families to make everyone's school experience more enjoyable. The PTSO has hosted many events over the school year that have made life time memories and friends for both students and families alike. Be sure to show the current Board your appreciation as you see them at the End of Year Events throughout the month of May.

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!!

The PTSO would like to thank our GCA teachers for all the hard work they have done for GCA students this year. Without these wonderful teachers, GCA would not be the wonderful school that it is.

Here are a few things that you and your students can do to show your appreciation.

1. You, the learning coach, can write a letter of appreciation and send it to the teachers through kmail.
2. Your student can write a letter of appreciation and send it through kmail.
3. Create and send an e-card to your teacher.
4. Send your teacher a hand-made or store bought gift.
5. Have students prepare a PowerPoint presentation slide and attach it to a kmail.
6. Have your students make a poster, take a picture with it and then send it as attachment in a kmail or through snail mail.
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PTSO Dollar Drive : Help Support GCA Students!!!

Our $pring for Spring Fundraiser has ended, but the Drop in a Bucket Dollar Drive is still underway. The Drop in the Bucket Dollar Drive will continue to raise money for our End-of-Year Events. We are asking everyone to donate $1; that's it, it is only ONE dollar. All money raised will go toward picnics to help our GCA students celebrate another school year coming to an end and all the hard work they have done this year. The more money we raise the bigger and better these events can be, so head over to the link below and drop a dollar in the bucket.

You might think it is only a dollar, but oh what a difference a dollar can make! Click here to drop your dollar in the bucket!

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Call for Volunteers!!!!

We need Region Leads for the 2015 - 2016 school year. If you are interested in actively participating in the planning of your region events, please contact Melissa Alewine at about becoming a Region Lead, co-lead, or volunteering in your region.

We are looking for volunteers to fill our committees for the 2015 - 2016 school year. The volunteer list will be scrubbed clean at the end of this school year; if you are a parent volunteer for the 2014 - 2015 school year, you will need to fill out the survey for next year. We would like to get the committees filled so we will be able to have a few meetings and get training ready for the beginning of the upcoming school year. We want to hit the ground running next year! Please be sure to fill out the survey here and someone will be in touch with you soon.

Box Tops for Education

Clip Box Tops! Let’s reach our goal of $1,500.00! Gather all your Box Tops, Bonus Box Tops, and collection sheets; even if you don’t have 50 box tops, that's okay.
Mail them to
C/O Box Top
Shirley Lester
2387 Rodgers Dr. SE
Conyers, Ga. 30094

More ways to earn! Collection Sheets: Print Rally Collection and attach Box Tops by tape or glue to sheets of 10, 25 or 50. Do not attach Box Tops with staples. You can print sheets here.

Box Tops Code: If you a 14-digit eBoxTops code you can redeem it here. Your designated school will automatically be credited with this bonus: In-Store Bonus Offers:

Look for Bonus Box Tops opportunities at a store near you.
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PTSO End of Year Event : Dates and Locations

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! We have over 1700 people registered for these events! Come join the fun!

***ENDED*** Region 1 (1 of 2 Events)

May 7th from 11-2 at White Oak Park

298 Mustang Dr

Dallas, GA 30132

We will have snacks, games, and prizes. We’ll be located at the picnic tables and grills by the playground. Simply drive into the park entrance and continue straight. There is a small parking area directly in front of the playground as well as a larger lot right before. This park has several large grassy areas, a fishing pond, a large walking trail, and an extensive playground. Feel free to bring a sack lunch or to bring food for the grill as there are plenty available for use in our designated area. Hosted by Rebecca Vega and Jen Brown.

***ENDED***Region 1(2 of 2 Events)

May 9th from 10 at Sloppy Floyd State Park

2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd

Summerville, GA 30747

Let’s celebrate our students and Mother's Day! We will have a variety of activities along with crafts for the children to make their mothers a present for Mother's Day. We will also hold a drawing at 2 P. M. for a chance for 3 lucky children to win a gift basket for their mother. Also, if you would like to fish, bring your pole. Bring a sack lunch and drinks for the day. There is a $5 parking fee. Hosted by Jill Smith and Angel Gilstrap.

***ENDED***Region 2

May 15th from 4-9 at Don Carter State Park

5000 N Browning Bridge Rd

Gainesville, GA 30506

We are planning a day of fun while recognizing the rising 6th and 9th graders. There is a $5 parking pass per car so have cash on hand. Hosted by Lisa Moseley.

***ENDED***Region 3 (1 of 2 events)

May 12th from 12-3 at Lenora Park

4515 Lenora Church Rd

Snellville, GA

A day full of fun with food, game, and crafts hosted by Michelle Gilyard.

***ENDED***Region 3 (2 of 2 Events)

Monday, May 11th from 11am-2pm

McCurry Park

164 McDonough Rd.

Fayetteville, GA 30214

Let’s end the year in celebration. Bring your lunch, sporting equipment and let’s have a good time. Also be prepared to recognize your child for their accomplishments this year. Hosted by : Rachel Hayes and Monique Sheffield.

***ENDED***Region 4

May 13th from 11–3 at Gold Dust Park

646 Industrial Blvd

Villa Rica, GA

Come to a carnival hosted by Missy Pike!

***ENDED*** Region 5

May 8th from 2-5 at Memorial Park

293 Gran Ellen Dr

Athens, GA 30606

Enjoy a trip to the Bear Hollow Zoo, then make our way to the pavilion at 3 p.m. where each student will receive a certificate. We will have a cake, piñata, face painting, and free play. There will be a student achievement display table. Each student is invited to bring something he/she completed this school year (a project/assignment/art work) or something special from a sport or a hobby. Hosted by Leslie Wynn.

***ENDED***Region 6

May 19th from 11-5 at Ocmulgee National Monument Indian Mounds

1207 Emery Highway

Macon, GA

The GCA PTSO is hosting an End of Year picnic at the Ocmulgee National Monument Indian Mounds in Macon on May 19th from 11 A.M. until 5 P.M. We will begin the day at 11 A.M. in the Visitors Center for a video and a tour of the cool things they have for your entertainment. At 12 P.M. we will enjoy a picnic, so bring your own sack lunch and drinks. The children will have the opportunity at 1 P.M. to learn how to make their own pottery or take a guided tour of the park. Children that choose the pottery can also take a tour of the mounds after they finish the pottery. As this event is a gift from the PTSO there will be no charge, so be sure to tell the people at the park that you are with the GCA PTSO. To find out more information about the park, click here. Hosted by Jill Smith.

***ENDED***Region 7

May 13th from 1–3 at Memorial Gardens

7022 Evans Town Ctr. Blvd.

Evans, GA 30809

Come join us for a day full of fun and activities hosted by Nydia Colon, Christine Lewis, and Kathy Muehlbauer.

***ENDED***Region 8

May 15th from 11-4 at Oxbox Meadows

3535 South Lumpkin Rd

Columbus, Ga 31903

Bring a sack lunch & drinks for the day, hosted by Linda Schlomer & Tiffani Stacy.

***ENDED***Region 9

May 15th from 10–2 at Babes Mighty Mite Complex

479 Hinson Mosley RD

Jesup, GA 31545

Bring a sack lunch and drinks for the day, hosted by Joyanna Smith.

***ENDED***Region 10

May 15th from 10–3 at Reed Bingham Park (Beach Pavilion)

542 Reed Bingham Rd

Adel, GA 31620

Bring a sack lunch and drinks for the day. We will have access to the Lake Beach so bring a bathing suit and towel if you plan to swim! Hosted by Samantha Vick.

Region 11

May 23rd 1:00 at McKey Park (HBA Tennis Center)

1120 Burton Ave

Valdosta GA 31602

Join us for a luau hosted by Alyce Avary.

Click HERE to register for this event!

***ENDED***Region 12

May 12th from 11-2 at J. F. Gregory Park

521 Cedar St

Richmond Hill, GA

Come to the Region 12 Field Day! Bring a sack lunch. We will have games and water games, so bring a towel and a change of clothes. You can see detailed information about the full day of events here. Hosted by Melissa Alewine and Angela Nowitzke.

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2014 - 2015 PTSO Executive Board

President - Jennifer Brown
Phone # 762-338-1285

Vice President - Jill Smith
Phone # 404-480-3506

Secretary - Shirley Lester
Phone # 470-269-3643

Vice Secretary - Alicia Murphy
Phone # 770-765-3320

Treasurer - Nickii Turner
Phone # 762-338-1092

Vice Treasurer -
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Region Chair- Melissa Alewine
Phone # 912-495-8618