January 27, 2023
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
Last night's International Night was amazing. I was so impressed with the quality of the food and entertainment. Thank you so much to the families who showcased their talents and shared their culture with us.
Our PTA fundraiser is gearing up next week! Thank you in advance for supporting our school. The funds go directly to bettering our school and helping our students and teachers.
Mark you calendar - next Friday, February 3rd is our next Digital Learning Day.
Have a wonderful weekend!
PTA News You Can Use
Calling 5th Grade Parents
Each year a team of parents help to plan and put on the year-end festivities for the graduating 5th graders. We need your help on this team. Reach out to email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.
Save the Date - PTA General Meeting on March 7th at 6pm
All PTA members welcome, even the kiddos. The meeting will be quick with great door prizes and voting for next year's PTA Executive Committee.
Mark your calendars! Our Step It Up! fundraiser will launch on January 30th. More details will come as the fundraiser unfolds!
We had a wonderful time at International Night! Thank you to all the families that participated, to all the amazing performers, and for our Head ES community for attending!
For pictures, please visit: https://sites.google.com/g.gcpsk12.org/headesmediagallery/international-night-2023
Media Center Games! The media center games have begun. Students are being given the opportunity to see how many layups they can do in a minute during recess. Caden Birston holds the school record with 11 hoops in 1 minute. Coach G had the previous record at 10. But, on the buzzer with no time left, Caden was able to make the 11th basket, and the crowd went wild!
Do you want to learn a layup? Check back soon for the times of layup clinics being offered by student instructors who are now being trained in our Kids Teaching Kids program. Or watch these videos to learn!
The media center games are part of our Social and Emotional Learning initiative this year. Children are faced with challenging but attainable tasks and are given an opportunity to figure out how to do them through perseverance and self-control. In addition, anerobic activities, like the layup drill, are great for fitness and for relieving anxiety and stress. Keep playing, Broncos!
Make sure to connect with Head ES!
- Are you receiving our weekly school newsletters every Friday? If not, please make sure you have signed up for SchoolMessenger. More information can be found here: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26742
- School newsletters are also posted on our website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/heades/stayconnected
- Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rdheadelementary and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/head_elementary/
- Visit our website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/heades
Download the Free Gwinnett County Public Schools App
Stay on top of the latest news, calendar events, and emergency information by downloading our free Gwinnett County Public Schools mobile app. You can enable notifications and choose your preferred language. For more information, please visit the GCPS website.
Why download the app?
- Receive alerts for school closures or delays and important districtwide information.
- Check school and district events calendars.
- Access your school’s lunch menu and add money to your student's account..
- Access districtwide digital resources.
- Read the latest district news.
Search for Gwinnett County Public Schools in the App Store or Google Play to download our app for free.
AKS at Home
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 of children in grades K-5 so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. This support is available for families to access in the format that suits them and their schedule best. They can attend live virtual meetings, view recorded information, and gain tools and suggestions on how to best help their children through tip sheets on a wide variety of topics.
We invite our families to sign up for a virtual session to learn more about how they can support their children. New sessions start the week of January 30th! Click here to get started.
Connecting With the Community
January 30 - Step It Up! Launch Day (fundraiser)
January 31 - School Council at 6:00 PM
February 1 - Black History Month Begins
February 3 - Digital Learning Day
February 8 - All Pro Dads
February 10 - Conference Sign Ups Go Live at 4:00 PM