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Dear Parents, 

As we get ready for our Thanksgiving break, I often take this time to reflect on things that I am thankful for. I am thankful for our amazing teachers, students and parents. I appreciate your continued support of our school. I am so fortunate to be the principal of such a wonderful school and community. 

When we return on Monday, November 30, we have color stable dress-up day. Don't forget to post to the Padlet on eCLASS a picture of you sporting your colors. 

Please take time this next week to spend some quality time with family and friends.  Please encourage your child to read over the break. The November reading competition ends on Monday, November 30.

The Reflections Virtual Exhibit is right around the corner. Plan a watch party with your family on December 6 at 3-5 pm, to see the artwork that was submitted this year. Winners will be announced during the zoom! Register using this link.
Thanks to all the students who created art this year! 

We are sad to announce that our annual Holiday Shop will not be able to go on as planned this year.  But there is still a super easy way for you to help raise money for our school, without any extra money out of your pocket- Sign Up for AmazonSmile.
Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile:
  1. Visit smile.amazon.com.
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
  3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice.
  4. Select your charity.

Looking for an even easier holiday gift for your Bronco fan?? We are still selling our RD Head spirit wear! you can purchase anytime on member hub https://gapta-1792.new.memberhub.store/store
Thank you to those who participated in Reflections this year! Save the Date for the virtual Reflections Exhibition on SUNDAY DECEMBER 6 of all the entries from our Area. There will be a link sent out once it gets closer, but will be a great way to see the work you submitted and can be shared with parents, teachers, friends, and family. 

As you may have heard, we are having an exciting yearbook this year, with submissions from parents making up the majority of the yearbook.  So far, we have two challenges for submissions.  
Our August challenge: Submissions are closed!
Our September challenge: Visit a natural outdoor body of water (creek, stream, waterfall, river, lake, ocean, or sea) or outdoor water activity (water sprinkler, water balloons, swimming pool, water slide)
October Yearbook Challenge: zoo, animal, sanctuary, farm, or pet care. (Alpaca farm, yellow river sanctuary, do something with your pet, Stone Mountain barnyard, visit a pet store or a pet shelter)
November Yearbook Challenge: Take a hike, walk your neighborhood, go on a bike ride, scooter ride, roller skating, rollerblading

Please submit full resolution photos to rdheadyearbook@gmail.com

Thank you to all of our parents, teachers and administrators who have already joined PTA this year. For those who haven't, we hope you'll join us soon! PTA supports our school, teachers and students throughout the year and does not require any volunteer time from its members.  We cannot do what we do, without your support! You can join PTA and support our school for just $6 per year. If you are able to give a little more to our program, we would love for you to purchase a membership package for just $24.  This package includes 4 PTA memberships, and a FREE surprise R.D. Head spirit gift! 

You can join PTA and purchase spirit wear  on member hub  at: https://gapta-1792.new.memberhub.store/store

Follow us on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/HeadPTA

If you would like to volunteer, please contact any PTA Executive Committee member, we would love to have you!

Open Position - Special Education Paraprofessional - MOID Grades 3-5
If you know of someone who would be interested in this position, he/she may apply online via Applitrack. Come be a part of the Head ES family!

Media Center

We are having a special online holiday book fair from 11/30 (the day we come back from break) through 12/11.  Scholastic said all orders should be delivered before holidays!  Mrs. Branch had 2 orders that came within days of ordering from the last book fair!  She is reading and taking AR quizzes all of Thanksgiving break on those!
All books are delivered to your home and there are so many to choose from!  New releases that weren't on the last fair are now in stock.  

Here is the link with the information, but ordering does not start until 11/30.  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14Je8qEmlFvm8Iw0RXIJmRHnTh2B9tpT63EUUKBf4QA4/edit?usp=sharing
Last minute Scholastic holiday book fair! Give the gift of reading to family and friends! 11/30 through 12/11 Fair goes live 12 am 11/30 https://www.scholastic.com/bf/rdheadelementaryschool1 Thank you for supporting the Media Center!

Don't forget the last day of our November AR challenge will be Monday, November 30th!  Hopefully, you will have plenty of time to take quizzes over the break!  Here's the AR link.  https://global-zone05.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/310783  Remember, your login is your student number and password is mustangs.  It will automatically unlock after about 15 minutes if you get locked out! 

Use the SORA app to read online  (link on Media Center page in eclass.)   Since you are reading online you can easily open a tab to take the AR quiz when you are finished.  If you don't know the quiz # you can type the title or google AR book inder to get it.  Thre is also an app for AR book finder. 
For those who want more books to read than we can provide at school (like the whole Wimpy Kid series at one time or ALL the Mo Willems books...) You can reserve books from the public library online and they will notify you when they are ready for pickup.  You can even go into some branch locations to pick books in person using social distancing and wearing masks. 

With this link you enter the child's student ID number and their password is their birth month and day (ex. 0805.)  From here you can navigate and put books on hold at your closest Gwinnett Public Library.   Just another way to keep reading or supplement what you check out from the school.  Most books have AR so once you finish your book you can 

If you have a library card you can reserve books that way as well.  

Most books have AR so once you finish your book you can google AR book finder to find the quiz # or just enter the tittle in the AR app.  
the https://global-zone05.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/310783  Take AR quizzes here.  This link is also on the student eclass page and can be used from home until 10pm nightly.  

Our November challenge ends 11/30 so try to take as many quizzes as you can over the break!  We can't wait to see the top 3 in every grade and overall.  

Don't forget that Mrs. Griffith has put many "how to" videos on the Media Center website to help us with every question we might have.  
Enjoy your break!
Bidding for Good
Visit the following site to bid for awesome prizes such as:
Lunch with the Principal in her office
Star on the Morning Announcements for a week
Become Principal for a Day
Go to the movies with Mrs. Johnson (you and a friend)!

Looking Ahead...
11/23-11/27 Thanksgiving Break (No School)
11/30 Color Stable Dress Up Days
11/30-12/11 Holiday Online Book Fair