May 5, 2023
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
We enjoyed showering the staff with appreciation this week! The highlights included two breakfasts and a luncheon - both provided by PTA. Thank you so much, PTA, for your thoughtfulness! Although we are celebrating the end of Milestones testing, it is important to note that there is still powerful teaching and learning going on in the building. We have some fun things in store over the next couple of weeks, and I am looking forward to celebrating with your child!
Have a wonderful weekend!
PTA News You Can Use
Last Day Activities 5th grade
Starting at 9:30 with the graduation walk, there is a great day planned. Games from 10-12. Fun lunch 12-1:30. Then the world's biggest water balloon fight. To pull it off we need parents to help by sending in items and/or volunteer their time. We are looking for tailgate-type games to borrow + bunch-of-balloons donation.
Thank you so much! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CHECK OUT REMINDER
This is a friendly reminder that our last check out time is 2:45 PM daily. If you arrive after 2:45, your child will have to go home his/her normal way. Thank you in advance for your support.
Students, Staff, and Community...
The Gwinnett County Board of Education invites students, staff, and community members to share their feedback on the 2023 Community Board Governance Survey.
This brief survey opens today, Wednesday, May 3, and closes on May 24. All responses will be shared with the GCPS Board of Education Governance Team at their next Governance Team Training session in June.
Learn more and find the link for the survey here: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/35785
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS: AN END OF THE YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE CAFETERIA
We are now into the final days of this school year. Parents, please be mindful of your child’s meal account balance. As of April 30th, no charging of food items is allowed and all students must have funds in their account or cash in hand in order to purchase any food items. All current charges MUST be paid by Monday May 22nd. All meal accounts must have a positive or zero balance on the last day of school. Any funds remaining in the meal account will roll over to next year. When sending payment to school in the form of a check or cash, please place it in an envelope marked with the student’s name and teacher. Payments can also be made online with a debit or credit card at mypaymentsplus.com . If you have any questions or concerns, please call Doris Brewer, Cafeteria Manager at 770-736-4512. Thank You
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Media Center Games
Battle of the Books is coming to Head Elementary on May 17th, and you can help your students sign up below on the Google Form.
This fun game show is for students in 1st-5th grades.
Blue Bookmarks (Beginning Books Typically 1st & 2nd Grades)
Green Bookmarks (Medium Books Typically 3rd & 4th Grades)
Red Bookmarks (Advanced Books typically 4th & 5th Grades)
Students reading above their grade level can choose a higher level. After reading, students should take the AR test on the book. This competition is open to all students who have read most of the books on the list.
Note: We have added 3 new books to the red group because we have 4th & 5th graders who have already read all the books! These will be bonus questions. The books are on the new bookmark below.
The competition will be May 17th during school. Students will complete the answers on their Chromebooks. We will check the leader board often during the competition to add excitement.
The main goal of Battle of the Books is to encourage children to read independently before the end of the year testing...because reading makes you smarter!
Here is the link to sign up for Battle of the Books 2023!
Attention Brookwood High School Seniors - Class of 2023
Come join us at Head Elementary on Monday, May 22nd at 1:30 PM. Please RSVP by using the link below so we may include you in our Bronco Senior Walk. We can't wait to see you all!
Don't forget to wear your cap and gown! Parents are welcome.
Please meet in the Head Elementary Media Center by 1:15 PM.
Connecting With the Community
May 8-12 GMAS Make Up Days
May 10- Happy School Nurse Day to Ms. Reid!
May 11 - Boy Scout Recruitment 7:00 PM in the Head Cafeteria
May 14 - Happy Mother's Day!
May 15 - Kindergarten Field Day
May 16 - 1st & 2nd grade Field Day
May 17 - Battle of the Books
May 17 - Special Ed Awards at 1:30 PM
May 18 - 5th grade Field Day at BHS
May 19 - 3rd & 4th grade Field Day
May 19 - Color Stables Dress Up Day