The Peach Pit

GCA PTSO Newsletter - September 2017

In This Issue

Our Purpose

GCA PTSO General Membership and Meeting Dates

GCA PTSO Regional Breakdown

GCA PTSO Regional Events Calendar

GCA Sprit Gear

Fundraising From Home

Academic Support Committee

Coach Cafe Committee

Perks Program

2017-2018 GCA PTSO Executive Board

Our Purpose

The Georgia Cyber Academy PTSO is a non-profit organization which is organized and operated for the charitable and educational purpose of assisting Georgia Cyber Academy in providing the best education possible to the children enrolled at the school.

To implement that purpose, the PTSO:

Provides family activities that build community within the school.

Provides learning opportunities through events and programs.

Provides funding for items not included in the school budget.

Holds various fundraisers in accordance with Georgia Cyber Academy’s policies to fund the above activities.

Membership and Meeting Dates

Becoming a GCA PTSO member is easy! Click HERE then select the Membership icon. For only $5 per school term you will receive access to special programs, have voting rights, and so much more. For GCA PTSO founding members, check your email for renewal instructions. GCA PTSO Members meet 4 times per year to provide progress reports, vote on new initiatives, and provide activity reports please join us:

GCA PTSO Meeting Dates for the 2017-2018 school year:

September 28, 2017

November 30, 2017

February 22, 2018

April 26, 2018

All meetings are accessed via the Coach Cafe icon on the GCA PTSO webpage, all meetings will be held at 7:00 PM Est. If you are unable to attend the archive of the meeting will be placed on the Archive page of the GCA PTSO website the next business day.

Regional Breakdown

GCA families are divided into 12 regions. Each region has its own unique identity and is supported by regional parent leaders, email addresses, and a Facebook page. Click here for the main PTSO Facebook now and here for the GCA PTSO Regional Information Page

Regional Events Calendar

To connect with other families in your region click here for the GCA PTSO Parent Leaders Regional Calendar of Events

GCA Spirit Gear

Show your School Spirit with this fabulous GCA Spirit Gear

Fundraising from Home

There are many ways for you to support GCA by fundraising from home. Simply access the GCA PTSO website and select the Fundraising From Home link for more information on Box Tops for Education, Tyson A+, Recycle Electronics, Kula, and Amazon Smile. Future newsletters will provide fundraising totals as fundraising progresses throughout the year.

Academic Support Committee

Your GCA PTSO is looking for volunteers to help our wonderful GCA teachers during Class Connect Sessions. Room Coaches can help out by monitoring breakout rooms or watching for questions in the chat box. The Room Coach program will start in September. Register your interest here and we will contact you to pair you up with one of our teachers.

Coach Cafe

The Coach Cafe is a Learning Coach to Learning Coach help session to help families that need answers about subjects such as the OLS, Class Connects, PTSO, LC strategies, or anything GCA related. If you have at least 2 years’ experience as a GCA learning coach, and would like to volunteer to assist our Coach Cafe visitors, please complete the survey below. Coach Cafe sessions will start mid-September. Register here to be contacted for the next Coach Café Training session.

Perks Program

Do you own your own business or know someone who does? The GCA PTSO would like to provide you free advertising to all our GCA PTSO Members. All we ask in return is you provide these members with a coupon/discount for your services to post in our Perk Program. The Perk Program discounts will only be accessible to GCA PTSO Members. We will provide access to the printable coupons on our website, which not only helps us, but gives you free advertising as well. If you are interested or have any questions, fill out the survey and someone from our Perks Committee will contact you soon.

The Weekly Juice

We would like our GCA students to exercise their journalistic talents! The Weekly Juice is a web-based student newspaper sponsored by the PTSO. We are asking students from our schools to submit short articles weekly for the chance to be published in The Weekly Juice. We cannot wait to see our student’s writings! Check out this video for more details. If you would like for your student to participate in this program, please fill out this survey: email us at

2017-2018 GCA PTSO Executive Board