The Peach Pit
GCA PTSO Newsletter
May News You Can Use!
Thank you to 2014-2015 officers
Box Tops for Education
A Message From Your Future 2015 - 2016 PTSO President
A Special Farewell to the 2014 - 2015 PTSO Executive Board
Jen Brown has been an integral part of the PTSO for 2 years. Next year, Jennifer will be a parent volunteer as Region 1 Lead. Thank you, Jen, for all your hard work.
Jill Smith joined the board in February. She will remain on the Executive Board next year as the elected PTSO President.
Shirley Lester has played a very important role at GCA this year as the PTSO Secretary; she managed the PTSO website Committee Chair. Next year, Shirley will be a parent volunteer and remain on staff as the Website Committee Chair.
Alicia Murphy currently serves as PTSO Vice Secretary. A sincere and heartfelt farewell to Alicia, as her son will be graduating this year. Congratulations to her son!
Nickii Turner is our current Treasurer and has been such a huge asset to the PTSO. Next year, Nickii and her family will not be with GCA. You will be greatly missed!
Region Lead Chair
Melissa Alewine currently serves as the Region Lead Chair and keeps all of the Regions moving along. Next school year, she will be serving as the elected Vice President of the PTSO. Thank you for all the work you have done for our Regions over the past year.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week!!
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.
PTSO Dollar Drive : Help Support GCA Students!!!
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!
Call for Volunteers!!!!
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
Mail them to
C/O Box Top
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. http://www.boxtops4education.com/Bonus-Box-Tops/In-Store-Offers
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.
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
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
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.
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.
May 19th from 11-5 at Ocmulgee National Monument Indian Mounds
1207 Emery Highway
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 -
Region Chair- Melissa Alewine
Phone # 912-495-8618