GCA's Family Engagement Newsletter: May 2017 Edition

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In this edition:

  • A Message from Champ
  • Title I Annual Parent Survey
  • End of the Year Outings and Innings Near YOU!
  • K12 Summer Camps
  • Last District Town Hall Meeting of the School Year
  • ... and more

Message from Champ!

Hello fellow Champions!

Whew! Testing is done, and we are wrapping up the end of our school year! Remember, we are going to be in school until Friday, May 26th, so you have plenty of time to finish assignments if you need too. Also remind your LC to keep logging attendance until our last day. And then...we celebrate!!

Speaking of celebrations, have your Learning Coach come to the last District Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. GCA will be sharing out celebrations and talking about transitions.

Are you going to an outing for GCA Outing day on Wednesday, May 17th? It's a great way to meet other GCA Students, Learning Coaches, and Staff in your area! Check out our locations here or in the info below. If I don't get to see you there, send me a picture of you at your outing day! You can tag me on my Facebook page here or email to your Family Engagement Coordinator listed at the end of the newsletter. I can't wait to see all the fun you will be having at GCA Outing Day! :)

Enjoy your summer, Champions!

Until next year,


To download pictures of Champ, click on the link below:


Feel free to share with Champ pictures on how you incorporate Champ in your every day school life and more on his Facebook page @Champ GCA.

Title I Annual Parent Survey

Your input is very important in the planning and carrying out of the Family Engagement Program and activities in our school.

The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist with future planning for family engagement activities and events at GCA. We appreciate your feedback!

Please take the time to complete this survey below:

Your Input Matters!!

Summer Events with GCA!

Be sure to come out and join us for fun at parks like High Falls State Park, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Amicalola State Park, Chastain Memorial Park in Atlanta and even a tour of the lighthouse on Tybee Island and a sand castle competition while we are there. Even if an event is not in your area, be sure to join us for the fun. All events have limited capacity.

Details are listed at this link www.calendarwiz.com/gva

Register for June events here: https://goo.gl/forms/EmVl9fV97CypY5Rt2

Please like our Facebook page for the latest updates and photos from events. www.facebook.com/GeorgiaCyberAcademy

Please cut and paste the links above to register or go to the main page at http://gca.k12.com/events-calendar.html

K12 Summer Camps!!

We Love the SUMMER and especially CAMPS!

Free online Summer Camps are a great way to get and stay connected to your school community this summer. These virtual camps are each only 1 hour long and are scheduled late-June through the first of mid-August. Get ready to make new friends, have fun and explore interesting topics!

Find out more about K12 Summer Camps here.

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May District Town Hall Meeting!

Thursday, May 18th, 7pm

This is an online event.

The Family Engagement Team hosts monthly District Town Hall meetings where we share district wide information to inform you of upcoming events, department news, ways to further help your student at home, and other district-wide news.

Join us on May 18th as we host the District Town Hall Parent meeting. Let's celebrate a great school year as our Head of School and school principals share the year's successes and what you have to look forward to for the 17-18 school year. See you there!

May 2017 Parent Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00 pm

Click here to join the session on 5/18@ 7:00 pm.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

District Town Hall Recordings

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The Latest GCA PTSO News in The Peach Pit: https://www.smore.com/krc75

Fresh out of the oven!! GCA PTSO Cookbook on SALE!!

GCA teachers, staff, parents, learning coaches, and students contributed a combination of recipes like: Appetizers, Desserts, Main Dishes, Casseroles, Side Dishes, Dips...

The recipes range from easy to make snacks, to delicious main dishes that we are sure you will enjoy making for your family.

Click here to purchase yours today!

Volunteers needed!

Whether you have 1 hour per week or 1 hour per month, we have a place for you!

There are many areas to volunteer including online and/or Face-to-Face opportunities.

Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with our wonderful school!

Please complete this form to let us know the area(s) in which you can offer your assistance.

The GCA PTSO and GCA Family Engagement team appreciate any amount of time you can give to support GCA families!


Become a PTSO Member!

Our Parent-Teacher-Student Organization helps provide great opportunities for our students and families. Join today!

Visit: http://www.gcaptso.org/home.html for more information.


Weekly Juice: https://gcaweeklyjuice.wordpress.com/

Check out these recent articles:

" Matilda Childers: A Child with a Mind" by Rahmah I. (Senior)

"Truth About My Story" By Kathryn M. (Junior)

View more at: https://gcaweeklyjuice.wordpress.com/

Submit your writing to GCA’s student-led newspaper:


CANDY, May 2017

GCA Resource Room

The GCA Resource Room on Pinterest provides families with useful, interesting, inspiring and engaging supplemental educational content. Visit today!


Throwing Away Box Tops is Like Throwing Away Money
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Fundraising from home:

Support the fundraising efforts for our school by collecting the Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+™ labels on items you purchase and use in your home Plus, newly added Kula, Amazon Smile, and Recycle Electronics.

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year, we earned $1394.60 and used the money to get student incentives for their students. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $1500.00.

Bundle with rubber bands, baggies or rally sheet place in an envelope attach proper postage.

You can mail items to:

GCA Fundraisers 2387 Rodgers Dr. SE, Conyers, GA 30094

Or Bring these items to events

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Shirley Lester at gcafundraiser@gmail.com.

Shopping online or booking a great vacation through KULA.com or by donating your loyalty points from KULA’s participating loyalty programs you can simply and easily support our cause.

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Georgia Cyber Academy every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

Collecting electronic items for recycling which will add more funds to support our school. Mail them to Family Engagement, Georgia Cyber Academy 1745 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30349

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There's a Facebook group for Learning Coaches who live near you...

The GCA PTSO sponsors a closed Facebook group for each region across the state.

Get in touch with other Learning Coaches for community building and support. Click on your region below to get started.

Region 1 (Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, and Harralson counties)

Region 2 (Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White counties)

Region 3 (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties)

Region 4 (Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson counties)

Region 5 (Jackson, Madison, Elbert, Barrow, Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, Oconee, Walton, Greene, Newton, Morgan, and Jasper counties)

Region 6 (Putnam, Monroe, Jones, Baldwin, Crawford, Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Peach, Houston, and Pulaski counties)

Region 7 (Wilkes, Lincoln, Taliaferro, Warren, McDuffie, Columbia, Augusta-Richmond, Hancock, Glascock, Washington, Jefferson, Burke, Jenkins, and Screven counties)

Region 8 (Chattahoochee, Clay, Muscogee, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Summer, Talbot, Taylor, and Webster. Harris, Marion, Muscogee, and Chattahoochee counties)

Region 9 (Appling, Bleckley, Candler, Dodge, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, and Wilcox counties)

Region 10 (Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth counties)

Region 11 ( Turner, Ben Hill, Irwin, Coffee, Bacon, Tift, Berrien, Ware, Pierce, Brantley, Cook, Lanier, Clinch, Brooks, Lowndes, Echols, and Charlton counties)

Region 12 (Bulloch, Effingham, Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Glynn, and Camden counties)

Have a great May!

Middle School

Veronica Okpani

Middle School Family Engagement Coordinator

Regional Family Engagement Team Lead

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