September 9, 2022
Where Learning Comes First
PTA News You Can Use
Back to School Dance - Tonight is the night!
Put on your Hawaiian shirt and come dance!
*Reminder: This is not a drop-off event. We would love siblings and friends to join us, but all children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the dance.
Use this link to order dance tickets or bring CASH/CARD to buy AT THE DOOR!
It's time for our school art competition, Reflections! This year's theme is "Show Your Voice" and we are going digital with our submissions, which will make it even easier to submit your art! All the information can be found in the entry packet. Entries are due Friday, September 30, so start creating now! Good Luck! GA PTA Student Entry Packet 2022.docx
2nd-5th graders, please join us for snacks, games, teaching, small groups, and playground time! In this Bible-based program, we'll learn about being a good friend, how-to live-in peace, how to forgive, how to love others well, where we find our confidence, and so much more. Tuesdays, beginning September 13, after school until 5pm. If you'd like your child to attend, click here to register. Kids must be registered to attend. If can cannot open the link, check your pop-up blocker, or copy and paste this link into your browser: Hope to see you there!
ParentVUE and StudentVUE
A recent application update requires you to delete and install the ParentVUE and StudentVUE mobile app from your device(s).
This update ensures that you have the newest version of the app and will continue to receive updates. If you do not delete and reinstall the applications, your device may not connect properly and continue to receive updates.
You will use the same username and password to log in after downloading the app. If you are not using the app and want to learn more, visit our website for information.
Please mark your calendars...Friday, Sept 16 is a Digital Learning Day!
💻Students will find all their lessons and assignments on their teacher's eCLASS page and/or Google Classroom.
💻Learning will be asynchronous, meaning students will not have live Zoom or Google Meet sessions.
💻Chromebooks will be sent home with students in 3rd-4th-5th grade (unless the parent signed the opt-out form). For students in Kindergarten-1st-2nd grade, parents should complete the form that went home this week to request that a device be sent home. Please return the form to your child's teacher by Sept 15th.💻For additional information & helpful guides, please visit our website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/heades/digitallearning
💻Questions? Please contact your child's teacher: https://www.gcpsk12.org/heades/staff
Meals will be delivered by bus only. There is no curbside pickup.
From the Cafeteria
From the cafeteria:
Deadline to renew applications to qualify for continued benefits from last school year is September 14th.
Throughout the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allowed school systems across the country to provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge to families. However, the USDA waivers expired during the summer, and students are required to pay for meals based on their individual eligibility. In order to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits, families must complete the Free and Reduced-price Meal Application and meet eligibility requirements.
So, if your family qualified for free or reduced-price meals in previous years, or your family’s circumstances have changed, make sure to complete the application by September 14. Note that families that currently receive these benefits must reapply so that their benefits continue beyond the Sept. 14 deadline. Please do not wait to apply for your benefits, although online applications usually process in a few days it can take up to 10 days to process and possibly longer for paper applications. If your application is not approved before Sept. 14 your student will automatically go to full pay meals and be responsible for any charges to the meal account.
Online applications can be found on the county website or at http://gwinnett.schoollunchapp.com
If you have any questions or need to know your students current eligibility status please contact Doris Brewer at 770-736-4512 or email@example.com.
MILLION WORD CLUB! WE HAVE OUR FIRST MILLION WORD CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR! It is Caitlyn Pinheiro, a fifth grader in Ms. Huseinspahic’s class. As a school, we have read over 23 million words since August 1! Here are our top readers so far:
Media Center: Reading Makes You Smarter! September is Read-a-thon month! So far, we have read hundreds of minutes! Please set up your read-a-thon page today at www.read-a-thon.com/readers and put in your teacher's name! Then, participate in these fun activities!
SPELLING BEE STUDY INFORMATION
The classroom spelling bee is coming for 4th and 5th graders!. (Date TBA). Each 4th and 5th grade classroom will have a spelling bee. The top 2 from each class will compete in the School Wide Bee (date TBA). The school Wide Winner will move to the next round. Here are the study guides. There are also more online!
4TH GRADE SPELLING LIST For classroom competition
5TH GRADE SPELLING LIST For classroom competition
SCHOOL WIDE SPELLING BEE LIST For the top two from each class
WORDS OF THE CHAMPIONS LIST For students who move to the next level.
Did you know reading books helps your spelling? Here are the 2022-2023 Book Selections for you to read.
AKS at Home - New Sessions for September 2022
As part of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ family engagement initiative, the school district seeks to empower parents with tools that allow them to help their children at home. Our AKS at Home project provides math and language arts resources to support families so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. This support is available for families to access in the format that fits them and their schedule best. They can attend live virtual meetings, view recorded information at a time that best fits their schedule, or gain tips and suggestions on how to best help their students through tip sheets on a wide variety of topics.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26993
GCPS Tech Tips
This year’s series is focused on our 1:1 initiative. We are excited that each and every GCPS student now has access to a Chromebook! Each week, a new video will be released which focuses on how to effectively use your Chromebook and other tips/tricks. Check out the entire playlist here.
After Labor Day, you will be able to purchase a slide on our marquee for your child's birthday via mypaymentsplus. If your child has a birthday prior to Labor Day, please let Katie Callahan know.
Connecting With the Community
September 9 - Welcome Back Dance
September 12 - Grandparents Luncheon - Grades 1&5
September 13 - Grandparents Luncheon - Grades 4&3
September 14 - All Pro Dads
September 15 - Grandparents Luncheon - Grades 2&K
September 16 - Digital Learning Day