September 22, 2023
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
You recently received communication through ParentSquare regarding calendars for next year and the following year. We want to hear your voice! Please take a look at all aspects of each calendar and take the survey using the link that was in your email. Each person (email address) may only vote once. Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this.
Have a wonderful weekend!
PTA News You Can Use
Reflections: Theme is "I am hopeful because...". Deadline for entry is 9/30. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are no longer using memberhub for memberships. We are now using Totem for memberships. Here is the new link( https://jointotem.com/ga/lilburn/r-d-head-es-pta/join/register)
Also, the top 3 classes with the most PTA membership participation will win a popsicle party. The deadline is 9/27! Memberships are $6 for the year.
The school’s goal is to get a membership for every child.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th. Parents may select to have the conference virtually (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 18th and Thursday, October 19th 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 29th at 4:00 PM and close on Friday, October 13th at 4:00 PM.
At 4:00 PM on Friday, September 29th, 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 ParentSquare on Friday, September 29th.
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 Sept. 4 through Sept. 28. 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, Sept. 28.
What: Annual AKS Public Review Opportunity
When: Now through Sept. 28
Social Media Matters
Are you tagging the correct school page/account on your posts?
Please make sure to tag "R.D. Head Elementary School", which is the official school page and the one we control.
Unfortunately, some are tagging "Head Elementary School" which is an unofficial Facebook page that we did not generate and have no control over. The profile image looks identical on both pages (the correct one has the #GCPSstrong banner) so it can be confusing.
Our official school social media accounts are:
Facebook: @rdheadelementary (https://www.facebook.com/rdheadelementary)
Instagram: head_elementary (https://www.instagram.com/head_elementary/)
Also, please be mindful when taking pictures here at school. You can help protect student privacy on social media by only taking and posting images on social media of your own child. Please avoid taking and posting images of other students as some have not consented to the district's media release agreement. Thank you for your help with this!
Good afternoon Bronco Families,
Throughout the school year, a variety of surveys are given to students, staff, and families to gather feedback and information. There are no new surveys this year, but we wanted to direct you to the district website to review any surveys that students participate in during the year.
For more information, please visit https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/35333.
Family Learning NIght
Come on out for a night of learning and fun! Doors open at 6:00 PM, but you can drop in anytime before 7:30.
Have you accessed your Parent Portal account recently?
We know that families want easy access for need-to-know information about their student's education— from records to resources. Just as important, you want an easy way to stay in touch with the school.
The updated GCPS Parent Portal gives parents access to grades, assignments, and communication with teachers. The GCPS Parent Portal gives families a direct line to the classroom, with 24/7 real-time information and anytime, anywhere access, with in-portal translation in multiple languages.
For more information regarding the GCPS Parent Portal (or to register for an account), please visit: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26042
Please note that the GCPS Parent Portal is different from the new ParentSquare app. Parents should access both tools to ensure they have up-to-date information for their student!!
Keep on Reading, Broncos! Here are our top readers by grade level:
Students not listed above who almost have ½ million words include:
Connecting With the Community
The RD Head Chorus will be singing the National Anthem at the Gwinnett Stripers game on Saturday, September 23 at 6:05 p.m. Come out and support the chorus! Tickets are $13 and a portion of ticket sales benefit the music program here at Head. Email email@example.com with any questions. See you September 23!
Ticket link: https://fevo.me/headelementaryschool23
September 23 - Chorus Singing at the Gwinnett Stripers game at 6:05 PM
September 28 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
September 28 - Family Learning Night
September 29 - Color Stable Dress Up Day
October 4 - PBIS Celebration
October 5-9 - Fall Break