September 23, 2022
Where Learning Comes First
PTA News You Can Use
All classes with 100% PTA membership by October 1st will win a popsicle party.
You can join for just $6 using this link: Yes, I want my kid to have a popsicle party! Sign me up.
Your PTA membership has no volunteering requirements and the funds help to support great programs for parents, staff, and students. Memberships are counted for each child so make sure to purchase one for each of your students.
It's time for our school art competition, Reflections! This year's theme is "Show Your Voice" and we are going digital with our submissions, which will make it even easier to submit your art! All the information can be found in the entry packet. Entries are due Friday, September 30, so start creating now! Good Luck! GA PTA Student Entry Packet 2022.docx
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.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th. Parents may select to have the conference via Zoom or in-person. When signing up for your conference time, please enter VIRTUAL of IN-PERSON in the Special Request area.
- Wednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20th will be Early Release Days. Head Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:50 PM. If your student is a walker/car rider/day-care rider, please make any necessary transportation arrangements for your child. Buses will drop students off at their stop at the earlier time.
Head Elementary will be utilizing an online scheduling system for this session of conferences. The online sign-up window will open on Friday, September 30th at 4:00 PM and close on Friday, October 14th at 4:00 PM.
At 4:00 PM on Friday, September 3oth, the parent-teacher conference sign-up link will be listed on the main page of the Head Elementary website.
A step-by-step direction sheet will also be sent to parents through SchoolMessenger on Friday, September 30th.
SchoolMessenger is a rapid notification system used to contact families in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) via telephone messages, text messages, and email messages. The district uses the system to communicate information related to districtwide events, including safety alerts and school closings due to inclement weather. Schools also may use the system to communicate general/non-emergency information related to school events and attendance messages via email.
1) Make sure you are signed up for SchoolMessenger notifications by following these directions: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26742
2) Verify the accuracy of your contact information in your Parent Portal account. The SchoolMessenger service is based on parent/guardian information that we have on file at the school. https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/26042
Annual AKS Public Review
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) invites GCPS families, Gwinnett county residents, students, and GCPS staff members to participate in the school district’s review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum through Oct. 6. The public may review proposed standards online, offering feedback on AKS that have been developed to align the curriculum with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and/or Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Click here for a list of the courses with AKS under review. To review the AKS and provide feedback, please click here to begin. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, Oct. 6.
What: Annual AKS Public Review Opportunity
When: Now through Oct. 6
Connecting With the Community
September 23 - Homecoming Parade & Football Game
September 29 - Wear Work Out Clothes - Reading is exercise for your brain!
September 30 - Color Stables Dress Up Day
September 30 - Football Game at BHS - GOLD OUT!
October 4 - PTA Popsicle Day for classes with 100% memberships
October 5 - United Way Hat Day - $1
October 6, 7 & 10 - FALL BREAK