September 30, 2022
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
Happy Fall everyone! It's hard to believe we are talking about NEXT school year when fall 2022 just started, but it's time to look at selecting the GCPS school calendar for next year. The Board of Education and Dr. Watts would like all parents to vote AND to provide feedback. All feedback given will be sent to the county office for review, so your voice is important! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by Friday, October 21st. Thank you for your time!
PTA News You Can Use
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.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th. Parents may select to have the conference via Zoom or in-person. When signing up for your conference time, please enter VIRTUAL or IN-PERSON in the Special Request area.
- Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th 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, September 30th at 4:00 PM and close on Friday, October 14th at 4:00 PM.
At 4:00 PM on Friday, September 3oth, 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, September 30th.
Please be aware that there is currently a system glitch that is causing some teachers’ progress reports and/or emails to be sent multiple times even though the teacher has only sent it once. This is happening throughout GCPS and a solution is being actively worked on to fix this issue.
If you receive multiple progress reports or emails from the same teacher, please delete the additional reports/emails you may have received.
You can also try to clear your browser's cache and cookies (deleting your browsing history) to see if this will also help alleviate this issue.
We appreciate your understanding while this issue is being resolved.
Annual AKS Public Review
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) invites GCPS families, Gwinnett county residents, students, and GCPS staff members to participate in the school district’s review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum through Oct. 6. The public may review proposed standards online, offering feedback on AKS that have been developed to align the curriculum with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and/or Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Click here for a list of the courses with AKS under review. To review the AKS and provide feedback, please click here to begin. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, Oct. 6.
What: Annual AKS Public Review Opportunity
When: Now through Oct. 6
Veterans Day Program
Our annual Veterans Day program is Friday, November 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the RD Head Gym. We invite any Veterans or active service members to join us at the program. You will receive a medal, certificate, and gift bag as a thank you from our school!
Please RSVP if you will be attending using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXu-81YQghx9usoCjGmfJVwPN62peMZNNuJo04Gli1cldvhQ/viewform
If you would like to send in a picture of a Veteran or active service member for our slide show, please send it to email@example.com. If you sent in a picture last year, you do NOT need to resubmit it.
All RSVP's and pictures are due no later than November 4.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Connecting With the Community
October 4 - PTA Popsicle Day for classes with 100% memberships
October 5 - United Way Hat Day - $1
October 6, 7 & 10 - FALL BREAK
October 12 - All Pro Dads
October 13 - International Walk to School Day
October 13 - Family Learning Night
October 14 - PJ Day United Way - $1