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at a Glance
1/8/21
MRS. JOHNSON'S NOTES
Dear Parents, 

We hope you all had a restful break and enjoyed having the students back to school this week. I was excited to see so many students reading books and taking AR tests over the break. Students read over nine million words in December.

Please join us on January 11 at 6:30 for our virtual PTA general meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to determine how to use the money collected during our Step-It-Up fundraiser.

Our third School Council meeting will be held virtually on January 14 at 6:00. Current enrollment for spring semester, projected enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year, the teacher transfer process, and how we will proceed with spring events will be discussed.

First semester progress reports will be mailed home for each student regardless of whether they are digital or in-person. The county will be sending these out January 19-22.

As we move into the second semester, please remember that it is so important for students to stay home if they are sick or have been in contact with someone that has symptoms of Covid. Help us keep our students and staff safe and healthy.


PTA NEWS AND EVENTS
Looking for an easy 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

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, roller blading
December Yearbook Challenge: Bake something fun and share it with a friend or your family, make a holiday card and share it, or capture an act of kindness!

Please submit full resolution photos to rdheadyearbook@gmail.com

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!
AROUND SCHOOL

ZOOM LINKS FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS

Please click on the following links to attend the meetings at the time listed. 



CAFETERIA

Free Meals will continue through the end of the school year in May.  Free breakfast and Lunch are available to students learning in person. Digital students and any child 18 or younger may pick up free breakfast and lunch curbside in the car rider lane, Monday through Friday 11:00 to 1:00. Students do not have to be present when they pick up their meals.  

MEDIA CENTER

Congrats to everyone who read and took AR quizzes in December.  Here are the top 3 from every grade.  Overall, we read 9,311,887 for the month!  We started the new challenge for January on 1/1/2021.  Cant wait to see the top 3 in every grade at the end of the month!  

December
Kindergarten
London McKibbenTundidor399,837
Louis NguyenPetric34,182
Timothy IbyPetrillo28,451
1st Grade
Kaylee ZhuCochran64,003
Paul AutenStallworth43,511
William PieperCochran26,478
2nd Grade
Annamaria SutojoLee163,003
Renye ZhaoKang121,764
Joann SkariaKang78,168
3rd Grade
Jayden McKibbenNocks1,321,749
Caitlyn PinheiroMcAlexander836,876
Samanyu ChaudharyMitchell243,875
4th Grade
Jimmy ZhangCompton411,255
Gavin ZhangAuten233,977
William SheppardRichter192,105
5th Grade
Michael IbyNeighbors618,564
Kasey StallworthGalindo257,458
James WatsonNeighbors231,484
Parents/Staff
Mrs. Branch132,782
Mr. Nocks35,262
Mrs. L. Johnson27,280


Remember digital pickup holds need to be placed by 4pm on Wednesdays.  Books not picked up today for digital learners will be checked in (since they were checked out before the break.)
We are asking digital pickup families to please wear a mask and have books in the trunk or back of your car.  (I've seen several parents with a "book box" to keep them together.)  If we don't see you, please call the # on the cone let it ring a couple of times and hang up - it just alerts us someone is outside like a doorbell.  Pickup is 9 am - 10:45 am and 1-2:15 pm on Fridays, however if you pick up lunch you can also pull up to the cone to get books at the same time.  

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 finder to get it.  There is also an app for AR book finder. 

For those who want more books to read than we can provide at school, you can reserve books from the public library online and they will notify you when they are ready for pickup.   

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 take a quiz!

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.  

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.   Today only AR will be down for maintenance from 8 pm tonight until 6 am tomorrow.  

Don't forget that Mrs. Griffith has put many "how to" videos on the Media Center website to help with many of your questions, like how to take an AR quiz, put books on hold, etc.  This will help at home if you can't remember how to find something!
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... 
1/11 - PTA General Meeting at 6:30 PM
1/13 - Picture Make Ups/Retakes 
1/14 - School Council Meeting at 6:00 PM

Brookwood Lacrosse Association's registration for 2021 spring season is OPEN on broncolax.com. Students from K - 8th grade may register. Spring practices start the week of January 25 and games begin second weekend of February until the beginning of May.
Questions, please contact treasurer@broncolax.com.
In partnership with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.