Craig Colts News

August 4, 2022

Calendar of Events

Aug 3 - First Day of School - K, 1st, 6th, 9th and small group (digital day for all other grades)

Aug 4 - First Day of School - all other grades

Aug 9 - First Dogwood Pizza Night

Aug 16 - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Curriculum Night 6pm

Aug 18 - 3rd -5th Grade Curriculum Night 6pm

Aug 19 - PTA Popsicles in the Park 6-7:30pm at Alexander Park

Aug 25 - Cub Scout Round Up 7-8:30pm

Aug 29 - School Council Meeting 8am

Aug 30 - Culver's Spirit Night

Aug 31 - PTA Fundraiser Kick Off

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PTA Meeting

The first PTA meeting of the school year is this Friday, August 5 at 9:30am at Craig. Please join us!

We need you to help us!!

We need our parents and guardians to sign off on all required GCPS documents. When you log in to your MyPaymentsPlus account, which all students should have, you will be prompted to sign the documents. These are critical as they include the Attendance Protocol, Student/Family Handbook, Student Conduct Code and AKS overview. Thanks for your help! It will save us from having to contact you.

Lunch Visits begin August 23

We will begin welcoming lunch visitors on August 23! We take the first few weeks of school to get our students familiar with the procedures and expectations for the cafeteria. We have a new visitor/student eating area inside our cafeteria that we are excited for guests to use. Please remember that fast food is not allowed in our cafeteria as our county works diligently to provide nutritious meals daily for our students. Of course, students may bring their own nutritious lunch from home. We have a visitor schedule listed here!

Craig Lunch Visitor Schedule

Monday – no lunch visits


Kindergarten – Anderson, Corley, Daffin

1st Grade – Boddie, Flagg, Godfrey, Rosendahl

2nd Grade – J. Atkinson, Brock, Burns-Filonenko, Batchelor

3rd Grade – Ervin, Eubanks, Foster, Osborne

4th Grade – Blount, George, Lister, Whidden

5th Grade – Buckman, Christopherson, Collins, Conley

Multi Grades – Almand, Bezalel, Diaz, Holton, McDade, Monroe


Kindergarten – Galeana, Rowe, Samuels

1st Grade – Johnson, Machado, McLester, Niles

2nd Grade – Iurco, Gojic, Perez, Walker

3rd Grade – Hattaway, Mann, Tyner, Yancey

4th Grade – McNett, Weed, Wyche

5th Grade – Koch, Lee, Weir

PreK – Atoche, Clark, King, Patton

School Nutrition Program Updates

Due to the expiration of USDA waivers, the School Nutrition Program will now transition to pre-pandemic operations. While meals are no longer available at no charge to all students, we have made a few changes to assist our students and families as we transition away from the USDA waivers.

· Breakfast

  • Non-Title 1 schools – Free and Reduced-Price students will receive breakfast at no charge. Students with Full Pay eligibility will be charged $1.50

· Lunch

  • All students will be charged for lunch based on their current eligibility status (Free, Reduced, Full Pay)
  • There have been no changes to meal prices. Meal Prices for lunch are as follows: Reduced - $.40 cents; ES Lunch - $2.25; MS/HS Lunch - $2.50

· Meal Service

  • Students will need to enter their Student ID into the keypad.

· Free and Reduced Information

  • As a reminder, SY21-22 Free and Reduced eligibility status will carry over for the first 30 school days of SY23 (through 9/14).
  • The online SY23 Free and Reduced application is now available – SY23 Free and Reduced Online Application

GEMS Oversight Committee Applications

Gwinnett County Public Schools is inviting parents and guardians, community members, and school district employees to apply for the GEMS Oversight Committee, a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum standards. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 1, 2022. After the review, the committee recommends revisions and additions to the Superintendent for adoption by the Gwinnett County Board of Education. Committee members serve three-year terms. Those interested in serving should complete the online application no later than Aug. 12.

Brookwood Softball Youth Night

Students from Craig, you are invited to the BHS Softball Youth Night. The date is Thursday, August 11 at Brookwood High School. The gates open at 4pm. All children wearing a Brookwood shirt or jersey will get in free of charge. There will be raffles, popcorn, concessions and face painting.

GCPS is Hiring

Join TeamGCPS! We are hiring Teachers and Support Staff – Apply at

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GCPS is hiring bus drivers

Please open the file below for more information.

Community Events

See attached flyers below for events and registrations happening in our community.