February 10, 2023
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
Our teachers are so excited that conferences are around the corner. Conferences help teachers strengthen their relationships with families so both are able to support student learning. It's a time for your child to shine as you learn about his/her progress since your fall meeting.
Have you signed up for Run the Reagan? It's coming up on the 25th of February. Head Elementary receives five dollars for every runner/walker who signs up under our team. Join today!
Have a wonderful weekend!
PTA News You Can Use
Come eat with your Sweetheart!
February 14 - Grades 1, 2, 3 will be accepting guests at their normally scheduled lunch time.
February 15 - Grades K ,4, 5 will be accepting guests at their normally scheduled lunch time.
Ice Cream will be on sale for $1 on both days.
Conference Sign Ups
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, March 1st and Thursday, March 2nd. Parents may select to have the conference via Zoom or in-person. When signing up for your conference time, please enter VIRTUAL of IN-PERSON in the Special Request area.
- Wednesday, March 1st and Thursday, March 2nd will be Early Release Days. Head Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:50 PM. If your student is a walker/car rider/day-care rider, please make any necessary transportation arrangements for your child. Buses will drop students off at their stop at the earlier time.
Head Elementary will be utilizing an online scheduling system for this session of conferences. The online sign-up window will open on Friday, February 10th at 4:00 PM and close on Friday, February 24th at 4:00 PM.
At 4:00 PM on Friday, February 10th, the parent-teacher conference sign-up link will be listed on the main page of the Head Elementary website.
A step-by-step direction sheet will also be sent to parents through SchoolMessenger on Friday, February 10th.
Would you be willing to help in our garden located at the back of our building? We are looking for parent and community help. The girl scouts will be helping, but we would welcome other volunteers to refresh the garden beds with new soil and donate plants this spring. A community clean-up date and times will be announced soon.
Volunteers can email Malanie Abad at firstname.lastname@example.org
Black History Month
February is Black History Month.
GCPS celebrates #eachandevery individual as we cultivate a culture of belonging while leading with empathy, equity, and excellence to ensure that #TeamGCPS students, families and staff feel welcome, safe, accepted, valued, and prepared for the future.
The Media Center Celebrates Black History Month: We are in the middle of celebrating the amazing contributions Black Americans have made through the years. Check out information on the Media Center Website under our Celebrating Cultures page. Scroll down for a list of activities.
We need your help! Inspired by Ms. Cochran's door, and our school nurse's door in past years, we are going to have an optional Black History Month Door Decorating Contest! If you love arts and crafts, would you consider helping your teacher decorate his or her door? We have butcher paper in the media center! The class with the best door wins a pizza party!
Jacob's Black History Month Challenge! Jacob is challenging you to learn as many African countries as you can. Take the challenge. Stop by the media center or go to the media center website today!
In case you don't have the link, to get to the media center website go to our school website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/heades > school information > media center.
While you are there, you can watch a short video on the media center through the years. The Black History Month info is under Media Center Activities > Celebrating Cultures.
Reminder... GCPS students will be on break from Thursday, February 16, through Monday, February 20. Students and staff return to learning on Tuesday, February 21. Note that GCPS does not offer meal service on student holidays.
Connecting With the Community
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 14 - Sweetheart Luncheon -Grades 1,2,3 (normal lunch time) - Ice Cream $1
February 15 - Sweetheart Luncheon - Grades K, 4, 5 (normal lunch time) - Ice Cream $1
February 16, 17 & 20 - Student Holiday
February 21 - Dogwood Pizza Night
February 21 - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal at Grace Church
February 23 - Talent Show at Grace Church
February 24 - Color Stables Dress Up Day
February 24 - Conference Sign Up Window Ends
February 25 - Run the Reagan