Monday, September 26, 2016

Announcements for 9/26/15

*School pictures will be taken tomorrow. Everyone's picture will be taken for the yearbook, and you will have the opportunity to order prints in a few weeks. Sixth grade pictures will be taken during 5th period PE/computer. Students must be in school uniform for these pictures.

*Permission slips and checks for the field trips must be turned in by Friday, 9/30. If there is a problem meeting this deadline, please contact your child's homeroom teacher. If you have misplaced your permission slip, please print another one HERE.

*We are rapidly approaching the days when computers will be distributed to students. Everyone has signed up for a training class. Please make sure you have the correct time and day marked on your calendar.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Announcements for 9/16/16

* Monday is TWIN DAY! Encourage your child to find a twin, triplet, quadruplet, or squad and dress alike. Costumes do not have to be elaborate - anything will do - and be creative.

* Clarification on chaperones for field trips: You may go on either the Stone Mountain or Gwinnett Environmental Center trip and still be considered for the Columbus trip. The Columbus trip is a completely separate process. More information will be sent out about that trip in November.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Announcements for 9/13/16

We are excited to announce that this year the entire school will have the same dress-up days for Homecoming Week. This should make for a lot of excitement leading up to our game against Prince Avenue. Below you will find a list of the themes for each day as well as the guidelines covering acceptable attire.

Also, on Thursday, September 22, we will be decorating the golf carts for the homecoming parade. All available middle schoolers are asked to stay after school until 4:00 to help blow up balloons.   We will be working outside the lower school gym and pick up will be at 4:00 in the lower school carpool line.

If you have any questions about the festivities, please let us know.

Dress Up Days:  Monday-Friday (September 19th-23rd)
Monday:  Twin Day
Tuesday:  Character Day
Wednesday:  Decade Day
Thursday:  Disney Day
Friday:   Farm Day

Guidelines for Costumes:

*Students who are not dressed in the theme of the day must wear school uniform.
*No masks or painted faces allowed.
*Headpieces may be worn if they are a part of the costume, but teachers may ask students to remove them in the classroom.
*No cut-off shorts or pants.
*Shorts and skirts must meet dress code length requirements.

*if you wear a leotard or leggings your top must cover you to uniform length.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

* Thank you to everyone who came for this morning's coffee and talk session. We hope it was helpful.

* If you are reading this and the other blogs on a phone or tablet, you may not be seeing the entire page. Please scroll to the bottom and click "view web version."

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Announcements for 9/6/16

*Thank you to everyone who has already completed the Module 1 training. If you have not completed the course, please do so before 9/12/16. If after the final assessment, it is not showing that you have completed the course, try refreshing the page.

*Please remember to sign up for a class time for Module 3. An email was sent out by Mrs. Lyndsey Bailey concerning this class.

*There will be a question/answer session for 6th grade parents on Thursday, 9/8/16 at 7:45 am in the Upper School Media Center.

*This Friday, September 9th, is a PINK OUT at GWA. All students and staff are welcome to wear pink attire or GWA spirit wear to school on Friday. This includes:

    **Pink shirts, bows, shoe laces, pants, or appropriate length shorts
    **GWA spririt wear - no collard shirt requried
    **Jeans - NO JEAN SHORTS
   If you do not wear jeans, black or khaki uniform shorts or pants are required.
NO painted faces or hair during the school day.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Important Announcement:

*An email was sent today giving instructions for completing Module 1 of the computer roll out training. Please check your email and follow the instructions carefully.

*An email was sent Wednesday with instructions for signing up for Module 2 classes. There are two sessions of this class being offered and the student and one parent are required to attend one of the sessions. At this session, the student will get his or her computer.

*In honor of Labor Day, there is no school on Monday, September 5, 2016.