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Mark Your Calendars

Week of January 18-22

Monday, January 18


Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Tuesday, January 19-Day 1

9:30-3:00 Spring Book Fair

3:15-4:00 Debate Team

6:00 pm Jump Rope Team Performance at Lanier High School

Wednesday, January 20-Day 2

7:30-8:20 Reader's Rally

9:30-3:00 Spring Book Fair

3:45-5:00 IMPACT Club

Thursday, January 21-Day 3

7:30-8:40 Chorus Practice

9:30-3:00 Spring Book Fair

5:00-5:30 BYOD Informational Meeting

5:30-7:00 Math/Science Carnival

Friday, January 22-Day 4

100th Day of School

7:40-8:20 Jump Rope Club

9:15-1:15 4th and 5th Grade to DHS for Play

9:30-3:00 Spring Book Fair

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Happy New Year from PTA!

We did a random membership drawing and below are our winners.

K- Jene Lindsley (Kaylee Lindsley - Haselden)
1st- Karis White (Emma White - Crain)
2nd- Vicki Holder (Arie Benjamin- DiMuzio)
3rd- Kristen Taylor (Kai Taylor - Gulich)
4th- Andrew Belcher (Adoni- Means)
5th- Laurie Digby (Emily Digby- J. Reid)

Each will receive a Green Tea gift card and will be sent home Friday in their child's folder.

Clinic Needs Donations

Our clinic is in need of the following items:

  • SOFT Peppermints
  • Paper Towels
  • Snack Size Baggies

Counselor's Corner

During the month of February, our School Counselors will be presenting lessons from a research-based program called "Think First & Stay Safe". This is a program that teaches children how to protect themselves from abuse and exploitation. A letter will be coming home with your student that will give more details about this program.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, Inc. will host the 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2016 in Lawrenceville. The theme, “What Are You Doing For Others?” underscores the importance of everyone making a difference by reaching out to help others in need. The brief program and parade line-up will take place between 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center located at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville. Mrs. Beauty P. Baldwin will be the 2016 Grand Marshal!

The parade concludes at Moore Middle School located at 1221 Lawrenceville Highway (HWY 29) at the intersection of Johnson Road. The celebration includes information provided by community outreach organizations, artwork displays by GCPS students and a step show at Moore Middle School. The activities will take place until 2:00 p.m.

Please visit the website www.gwinnettmlkparade.com for further details such as parade registration, parking and activities planned. You may also call 678-856-7602. The United Ebony Society is looking forward to your participation! Thank you for ensuring the success of honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.