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January 2016

A Message from your PTSO President!

I would like to take a moment and Welcome all of our NEW GCA students. I am Jill Smith, PTSO President. We are ready and excited to share all of our future plans we have in-store for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year. Over the next few months, you will get periodic updates and information. Be sure to keep an eye out for emails, kmails and also visit our PTSO website often. Have a wonderful remainder of the year and remember we are always here to help. You can find contact to any of your Executive Boar Members on our website at www.gcaptso.org.

The wait is over! The GCA PTSO Cookbook is ready for purchase.

Our Georgia Cyber Academy teachers, staff, parents, learning coaches, and students contributed recipes for this cookbook. It is a combination of Appetizers, Desserts, Main Dishes, Casseroles, Side Dishes, Dips, and easy to read Conversion Tables. The recipes range from easy to make snacks, to delicious main dishes that we are sure you will enjoy making for your family.


Thank you to everyone who helped with this project.


Click the link below to purchase your very own copy of "GCA Cooks". http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStore/gca-ptso-cookbook/26ec473a-fb5d-47e2-8255-fac0bc0473df?isbn=9781682732601

GCA PTSO Gave Back!!!

PTSO had their first GCA PTSO Gives Back Charity Month in December. We asked families to think of others and volunteer their time to people in need. The family who volunteered the most time were the Orris Family from Woodstock, GA.


When I asked the student, "How did you Give Back to your community?" she responded, "

We volunteer at elderly homes all around Georgia. WE not only help take care of the elders, we help them survive ! What we do is we help clean up their house, help them feel comfortable, help them eat ( including cooking), and of course help them get around and about everywhere. Sometimes we just go shopping for them !"


We would like to thank the Orris family along with everyone who Gave Back during our drive.

Congratulations to the PTSO's First Scholrship Recipitent!

At the beginning of the school year, the PTSO rewarded Caroline N. a full CNA Scholarship to Covenent CNA School of Atlanta. As of Dec, she has completed her courses and graduated with her CNA Degree.


Remember to be keeping an eye out. We will be offering one more Full CNA Scholarship before the end of the year.

Georgia Cyber Academy PTSO Leadership and Development Scholarship

We are inviting you to participate in the Georgia Cyber Academy PTSO Leadership and Development Scholarship.


The Georgia Cyber Academy Leadership and Development Scholarship was established by the PTSO in recognition of the dedication of Georgia Cyber Academy students who choose to further their personal leadership and development through higher education for future prosperity.


We are asking for any and all donations for this scholarship. Donations can be made at the link below. PTSO will match all donations dollar for dollar up to $500 total. Please help us help a student reach their goals.


Information on how to apply will be announced soon.


Link to donate: https://squareup.com/market/georgia-cyber-academy-ptso/scholarship-donation

Regional Events

Statewide

Every month Lowe’s and Home Depot have clinics for kids. These are completely FREE and are held nationally, so you don’t have to go to the one in your city/region. Home Depot is the first Saturday of every month. Kids get an apron, a pin, and a certificate, plus they get to keep the project they make. Registration is HIGHLY recommended as some areas fill up faster than others. You can see the schedule here: www.workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

Lowe’s holds their kids’ clinics on the second Saturday of every month. Kids get an apron, safety goggles, and a certificate, plus they get to keep the project they make. Registration is HIGHLY recommended as some areas fill up faster than others. You can check the schedule here: www.lowes.com/buildandgrow

Region 3

January 14, 2016: Skits R Us! For teens in grades 6-12 – Gwinnett County Library, Snellville Branch 5:00-6:00

January 19, 2016: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party! For kids in grades 3-5 – Gwinnett County Library, Snellville Branch 5:00-6:00

January 25, 2016: Fayetteville FUN BOWL – 124 N 85 Pkwy, Fayetteville - $1 each game per person $3.99 shoe rental – All Day beginning at Noon

January 28, 2016: Wii Gaming for Teens – Gwinnett County Library, Snellville Branch 4:30-5:30 – Grades 6-12 Marianna has set-up a MONTHLY ongoing Indoor Rock-Climbing event for the 1st Wednesday of every month. Check the Facebook page or Parent-Led Calendar for more information.

Join Today!!!

PTSO is running a $1 Membership drive. Be sure to get yours before time runs out. Remember, to be able to run or vote in our upcoming PTSO Executive Board Elections you must be a member.

Be sure to check out our website for all exciting committeees and updates we have in store for you!!