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GCA PTSO Newsletter

February 2016

Agenda

This month we will only post a few VERY important announcements.
GCA PTSO Leadership Scholarship
PTSO General Membership Meeting

PTSO Leadership Scholarship Application

The GCA PTSO Leadership Scholarship purpose: To acknowledge the GCA student that made or plans to make an impact in their school or community while demonstrating positive leadership qualities.
Application dates for submission: 2/1/2016 - 3/1/2016
On 3/15/2016 your GCA PTSO Executive Board will select and notify 10 Applicants.The 10 Applicants will then submit a 500 word essay by 3/31/2016.
The GCA PTSO Executive Board will chose and announce the winner of the scholarship on 4/06/2016.
Minimum Qualifications: The student must be a Senior with Georgia Cyber Academy and meet all GCA Graduation Requirements. Scholarship must be used toward the students furthering education program.

Note: No GCA PTSO Executive Board Members students can receive this scholarship.


Fill out the form below to begin the application process:
PTSO Leadership Scholarship Application

PTSO Leadership Scholarship Donation Appreciated

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.

PTSO have agreed to match all donation up to $500 dollar for dollar.
Click HERE to make a donation!

PTSO General Membership Meeting

On February 25, 2016 @ 7PM we will hold our third meeting of the year. We will recap everything that we have done so far through out the year for our wonderful school, along with announcing some very important information about upcoming events from your GCA PTSO. Please make sure you attend. The meeting will be held in the Coach Cafe. The link for the Cafe can be found on the PTSO website at www.gcaptso.org. We hope to see you there.

February Regional Events

Statewide

National Build Events at Home Depot and Lowe’s. Every month, both Lowe’s and Home Depot offer kids clinics for free.


Feb. 13th: Lowes. 10-11 am. The project will be announced at the beginning of February with registration opening on Feb. 6th. Kids get to keep the craft, and will receive an apron, certificate, goggles, and a patch. Registration is HIGHLY recommended as spots fill up quickly. More information can be found at

www.lowes.com/buildandgrow

Region 1

Feb 20th: CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN CHATTANOOGA
Noon to 4 p.m.
Join Creative Discovery Museum as we celebrate the year of the Monkey during our annual Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 20, 2016. This spectacular event allows guests to learn about ancient Chinese traditions, make unique crafts, and enjoy special entertainment from Chinese dance and martial arts performers.
“Creative Discovery Museum's Chinese New Year event is a special time for families to celebrate a cultural tradition while engaging in a rich and colorful arts experience,” said Liza Blair, Arts Manager at Creative Discovery Museum. “Our friends from the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu in Atlanta, Ga., will be back again this year to present the ancient Lion dance for guests in the Atrium. Chattanooga-area folk dancers will also present traditional Chinese dances and routines during the event.”
Event schedule:
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Paper monkey masks and lion puppet activities
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Chopstick activity
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Cooking lesson / Chinese dumpling tasting
1 p.m.: Lion dance
1:30 p.m.: Folkloric Chinese dance
2 p.m.: Martial Arts demonstration
2:30 p.m.: Sword dance
3 p.m.: Lion dance
3:30 p.m.: Folkloric Chinese dance
4 p.m.: Chinese song

Activities and performances are free with admission to the Museum. Price is $12.97 for ages 2 years old and up. Don't forget to wear your GCA attire.

Region 2
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Region 3
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Region 4

*Read 5 books and receive a free kids circus ticket at the Villa Rica library.
More info. on Region 4 FB group or you can call the library @ 770-459-7012.
* Feb. 11th (Thurs.) 3-4 @ Villa Rica Library - Children's Craft Time
* Feb. 25th (Thurs.) during business hours @ Villa Rica Library - Kid's Winter Craft Day

Region 5
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Region 6
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Region 7
Park Days 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Columbia County Library (Park behind the library)
7022 Evans Towne Center Boulevard
Evans, GA 30809
Held on these dates: 2/1/2016, 2/8/2016, 2/15/2016, & 2/29/2016

Medals for Miles Youth Fun Run on Feb. 28, 2016
Make sure to register (Free) and wear your GCA gear (Available at
http://www.gcaptso.org/OnlineItems.html )
http://www.augustahalf.org/for-the-community/medals-for-miles
Want to learn more about earning college credit now?
Mid Feb & March events for credits for college (Juniors and Seniors)
http://goo.gl/forms/ewxJjzyrJh

Looking ahead, mark your calendars now for:
Undergraduate Preview Day at Augusta University
April 16th (Juniors and Seniors)
http://goo.gl/forms/F2VOfOQpA7

Region 8
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Region 9
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Region 10
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Region 11
Feb. 12th: 2:30-4:30 Valentine’s Day Party Chick-Fil-A on Inner Perimeter Road Valdosta for crafts and card exchange. Please RSVP to this form so that Alyce (Region Lead) has an idea how many crafts to supply and how many kids to expect.

Feb. 12th: VSU Open House at the Planetarium. Join us as we find out “Where Did All the Planets Go?” Valdosta State University. Show is FREE at the Planetarium in the Science building on the Main Campus.
Shows are at 7, 8, & 9 pm on a first-come basis. After the show, join the staff on the roof (weather permitting) for star-gazing.

As always, we participate in the National Home Depot and Lowe’s build events.

Region 12
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