The Peach Pit

GCA PTSO Newsletter

December 2015

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Send Your Student a Gift from Your Region Rabbit!

What child does not like receiving letters and cards in the mail? For only $3, parents and learning coaches have the opportunity to order a personalized card and picture from the Region Rabbits, to be sent directly to your child. Each card will include a picture of your Region Rabbit and will be signed by your your Region Rabbit as well.
Order your cards here!

You will have 3 options, the cards can be Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, or a generic card that is not Holiday related. All profit goes directly back to the PTSO. Feel free to order as many or for whom ever you would like, whether a GCA student or not.

Send Your Favorite Teacher or Staff Member a Gift!!

New in the PTSO Store, you now have the opportunity to send your favorite GCA Teacher or Staff Member a gift card.



  1. Visit the PTSO Store
  2. Under "Teacher Gift Cards", choose which department (Elementary, Middle, High, Staff).
  3. Select the amount and "add to basket"
  4. In the "note to seller", enter the first and last name of the teacher or GCA staff member you would like it sent to and any special note.
  5. Check out.


The PTSO will mail the gift card to the recipient. If you have questions, please contact PTSO Treasurer at treasurer@gcaptso.org
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Join Today!!

FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!!! DECEMBER 7TH THROUGH DECEMBER 14TH, IN LIGHT OF THE HOLIDAYS, WE WILL BE REDUCING OUR MEMBERSHIP PRICE BY 40%. YOU CAN GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR $3. DO NOT MISS THIS AMAZING DEAL!!

PTSO will be hosting a Holiday Membership Drive from December 1st through December 13th. For the $5 membership fee, you will receive voting rights, the opportunity to run for office in the April Executive Board Elections, access to the Perks Program, and much more. Show your support, and join today!!

PTSO is Awarding One More Scholarship to Covenant CNA School of Atlanta and Discounts

The GCA PTSO has awarded a full scholarship to Caroline N. complements of the Covenant C.N.A. School in Atlanta! Congratulations, Caroline!


Another scholarship will be awarded to one High School Senior at the end of the school year. Details will be announced at a later date.


GCA PTSO will also be helping any GCA student, 17 years of age or older, that would like to attend the Covenant CNA School of Atlanta, by providing a significant discounted rate. If you would like more information please kmail Maria Blencowe.


C.N.A. classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays, so students are able to continue their GCA studies while being trained.

If you would like more information, please kmail Maria Blencowe. mblencowe@k12.com

GCA Student Gets Special Recognition!!

Boys & Girls Club of American Youth of the Year Local Finalist: Jhacori S.

Georgia Cyber Academy High School senior, Jhacori S., is one of seven local Boys & Girls Club finalist for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year.


Jhacori S., 17, of Columbus Elizabeth Canty Boys & Girls Club, started a community meal program in April of 2012.


For the past three years on every Friday, Jhacori spends his allowance on transportation to pick up meals prepared by SODEXO staff at Total Systems and brings the meal to his house where he helps feed 50-60 families in need.

PTSO Gives Back Charity Drive

December 1st through December 26th

The PTSO is asking everyone to please help put a smile of someones face over the Holidays. We are hosting a Charity Drive during the month of December to promote kindness and holiday spirit. Charity can be anything from working at the neighborhood food pantry to raking the leaves for your elderly neighbor.
Keep record of your charity time and submit it to the PTSO by Dec 26th. The family with the most hours will be recognized in the January edition of the Peach Pit Newsletter.
Log Hours Here!!

PTSO Charity Week December 21st through December 26th

During this week, we are asking everyone to post all their charity photo's to our Region Facebook Pages. Show the hard work your family has done during the Holidays.

PTSO Raffles

B&B Circus Extreme


Enter for your chance to win 4 FREE tickets!! $1 each!!

B&B Circus Extreme Feb 15th (we are out of school this day)

Phillips Arena in Atlanta
1 Philips Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
seating 100 area $13.00 per ticket


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rZYHdzOmB-FcOCalKhO0lpeeFDM6DLD5xc_hpjlSTa0/viewform


Children age 2 and older must purchase a ticket. Lunches permitted during intermission as long as there are no cans or glass containers. Performance runs approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Sorry no refunds after Jan. 3rd, 2016

Future Events

Lego Land Atlanta (Pre-Pay)

Dec. 21st from 10am to 6pm. This price does not include food.

3500 Peachtree Road, Suite G-1 Atlanta, Georgia 3032
10:00am to 6pm
Sorry no refunds after Dec. 1st, 2015

Frozen Disney On Ice (Pre-Pay)

Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Friday, April 22nd 2016
Infinite Energy Arena
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
Children age 2 and older must purchase a ticket. All sales final. Performance runs approx. 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission. Lunches permitted during intermission as long as there are no cans or glass containers. Orders will be shipped to the address on your order form. Thank you and we hope everyone enjoys the show! Sorry no refunds after Fed. 3rd, 2016

B&B Circus Extreme (Pre-Pay)

B&B Circus Extreme Feb 15th (we are out of school this day)
Phillips Arena in Atlanta
1 Philips Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
seating 100 area $13.00 per ticket
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rZYHdzOmB-FcOCalKhO0lpeeFDM6DLD5xc_hpjlSTa0/viewform

Children age 2 and older must purchase a ticket. Lunches permitted during intermission as long as there are no cans or glass containers. Performance runs approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Sorry no refunds after Jan. 3rd, 2016

Region Events!

December Regional Events

Check the PTSO Parent Led Calendar for more information!!


Statewide


12/21: Lego Land Atlanta 10 am-6 pm Prepay: http://mkt.com/georgia-cyber-academy-ptso/lego-land-atlanta


Region 1


12/4: Ci-Ci’s Pizza 11:00 am


Region 2


None Listed


Region 3


12/5 Indoor Rock Climbing @ Stone Summit Atlanta,GA

12/9 Sparkles home school skate Kennesaw, GA

12/11 Yule Log Celebration Reynolds Nature Reserve Morrow, GA

12/15 Stars And Strikes Bowling Sandy Springs 7/10 Grille Atlanta, GA


Region 4


12/5 Christmas on Main Street in Villa Rica

12/7 Cookies and Milk with Santa @ Villa Rica Library

12/10 Holiday Wreath Making @ Villa Rica Library

12/17 Christmas Crafts @ Villa Rica Library

12/18 Children's Christmas Play @ Villa Rica Library


Region 5


12/3 Christmas Parade @ Downtown Monroe

12/4 Meet and Greet @ Walnut Grove Public Library

12/15 School Spirit Night @ Ole Town Conyers Outdoor Skating Rink


Region 6


None Listed


Region 7


None Listed


Region 8


None Listed


Region 9


None Listed


Region 10


None Listed


Region 11


12/5: Home Depot Build Event 9 am-12

Valdosta Farm Days Downtown Valdosta 9 am

Valdosta Open House & Christmas Parade Downtown Valdosta 10 am-7 pm. Parade starts at 5 pm

12/12: A Seussified Christmas ‘Dosta Theater Downtown Valdosta 7:30 pm Prepay event: A Seussified Christmas

Lowe’s Build and Grow 10 am-11:30

12/19: Region 11 Holiday Party Details TBD Please check FB and PTSO Calendar as details become available!


Region 12


None Listed

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Fundraising from Home

Click here to find out easy ways to support your school from home.

PTSO Executive Board

We Would Love To Hear From You!

For Contact Information Click Here!
President - Jill Smith
Vice President - Michelle Gilyard
Secretary - Tracy Kennedy
Vice Secretary - Shirley Lester
Treasurer - Angel Gilstrap
Vice Treasurer - Tiffani Stacy
Region Chair - Alyce Avary