September 2, 2022
Where Learning Comes First
Dear Head Community,
Fall is almost here! September means cooler weather (maybe soon?), football, and fun events at Head! Next week, I hope to see you at Dogwood Pizza for Picture Books and Pizza night on Wednesday! We have many teachers coming to read aloud to our students. You and your family can come enjoy dinner and the entertainment! Dinner on you, reading on us! 🙂 Also, our Back-to-School Dance is Friday, September 9th at 6:30pm at Brookwood High School! Get your tickets from PTA today! Looking forward to seeing our families out and about!
PTA News You Can Use
Back to School Dance
*Reminder: This is not a drop-off event. We would love siblings and friends to join us, but all children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the dance.
Use this link to order dance tickets.
PTA General Meeting - Thursday Sep 8, 5:30pm on ZOOM. More detail will be sent next week with important documents and ZOOM link.
CONGRATULATIONS, JESSICA GASKIN - HEAD'S 2022-2023 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!
2nd-5th graders, please join us for snacks, games, teaching, small groups, and playground time! In this Bible-based program, we'll learn about being a good friend, how-to live-in peace, how to forgive, how to love others well, where we find our confidence, and so much more. Tuesdays, beginning September 13, after school until 5pm. If you'd like your child to attend, click here to register. Kids must be registered to attend. If can cannot open the link, check your pop-up blocker, or copy and paste this link into your browser: Hope to see you there!
From the Cafeteria
Complete a meal application by Wednesday, September 14, to continue meal benefits and ensure added support for your school!
If your family qualified for free or reduced-price meals in previous years, or your family’s circumstances have changed, make sure to complete the application by September 14. Note that families that currently receive these benefits must reapply so that their benefits continue beyond the Sept. 14 deadline.
Throughout the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allowed school systems across the country to provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge to families. However, the USDA waivers expired during the summer, and students are required to pay for meals based on their individual eligibility.
In order to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits, families must complete the Free and Reduced-price Meal Application and meet eligibility requirements. Click here to learn more and find a link to the application.
Please activate your Read-a-thon page by going to
then put in the code below for your teacher
If you set up your page by Mon. Sept 12 @ 8:00 am, you win a cool bookmark from the media center!
Reading Makes You Smarter! The Read-a-thon is on!
Read-a-thon is during the month of September! Your children will be given lots of fun opportunities to read (see below). As a school, we have read over 15 million verified words already! Parents, please activate your student’s read-a-thon page by Sept 11th to support their reading and our school (and to win a bookmark!) Here is the link: https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/PfHnWp/1
Wednesday, Sept. 7: Dogwood Picture Book Night. We will bring the books!
Monday, Sept 12th: Win a cool bookmark! Set up your read-a-thon page before Monday, Sept.12, @ 8 am and win a cool bookmark. Bookmarks can be picked up all day on Sept.12 in the media center. Here is the link to set up your page. https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/PfHnWp/1
Thursday, September 15: Celebrate the first day of Hispanic Appreciation Month. Read a Spanish/English book in our library! We will have them all set up for you. They even come with AR tests and candy from a pinata!
Tuesday, September 20: Story Book Character Dress Up Day! Dress up like your favorite character from a book or movie. You can wear the same thing on Halloween. (No masks or super scary outfits please. We don’t want to scare our kindergarten students!) Readers Assemble!!
Thursday, Sept 22: Read With a Stuffed Animal Day: Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school.
Thursday, Sept. 29th: Wear Your Work Out Clothes Day! Reading does for the brain what exercise does for the body! Celebrate giving your brain a workout by reading in your work-out clothes. You can wear whatever you work out in…football/baseball/basketball uniforms, yoga pants, tennis…
Sept 6-30: Create a Reading Rap you can read on Headline News! M-RAP stands for Make Reading A Priority. Create a rap, song, poem or paragraph about the benefits of reading. You can read or sing your creation on Headline News! Not an anchor person? Get a friend to read your creation!
READ ON, BRONCOS!
SPELLING BEE STUDY INFORMATION
The classroom spelling bee is coming for 4th and 5th graders!. (Date TBA). Each 4th and 5th grade classroom will have a spelling bee. The top 2 from each class will compete in the School Wide Bee (date TBA). The school Wide Winner will move to the next round. Here are the study guides. There are also more online!
4TH GRADE SPELLING LIST For classroom competition
5TH GRADE SPELLING LIST For classroom competition
SCHOOL WIDE SPELLING BEE LIST For the top two from each class
WORDS OF THE CHAMPIONS LIST For students who move to the next level.
Did you know reading books helps your spelling? Here are the 2022-2023 Book Selections for you to read.
All Pro Dads is an event where fathers and other caring adults can come together with their children to spend quality time together, learn about a special topic, speak words of affirmation over their children, and enjoy fun games! This event is brought to you by the RD Head PTA. More information is located at www.allprodad.com.
Check-in will begin at 7:00 a.m.
Participants must RSVP by Sunday, September 11 to reserve your spots (and your breakfast)!
After Labor Day, you will be able to purchase a slide on our marquee for your child's birthday via mypaymentsplus. If your child has a birthday prior to Labor Day, please let Katie Callahan know.
Connecting With the Community
September 5 - Labor Day Holiday
September 7 - Picture Book & Pizza Night
September 8 - Fall Pictures for the Yearbook
September 9 - Welcome Back Dance
September 12 - Grandparents Luncheon - Grades 1&5
September 13 - Grandparents Luncheon - Grades 4&3
September 14 - All Pro Dads
September 15 - Grandparents Luncheon - Grades 2&K
September 16 - Digital Learning Day