April 30, 2021
Dear Parents,

Third grade did a great job again this week on the Georgia Milestones. The rest of the students did an awesome job being quiet in the hallways, making sure that the third graders were not interrupted. We have amazing students here at Head. Fourth grade will begin testing on Monday. 

I am in need of some help from parents. It is becoming a safety issue with so many parents arriving to school after 8:40. The problem occurs when we still have buses in the bus lane (which we often do) and the car rider line has ended. All cars must park in the gravel lot because, cars are not allowed in the bus lane when students are loading and unloading. We have about 40 cars a day coming in after the 8:40 bell. We do not have that many parking spots and there is not much room for cars to come and go. This is causing a traffic jam. I am pleading with parents to arrive to school by 8:40. That way, students can get to class, are settled, and ready for instruction to begin promptly at 8:50. I appreciate all of us working together to ensure the safety of our students by arriving at school prior to 8:40. 

This coming week is teacher appreciation week. Thank you to all the parents that donated to the PTA so they could provide breakfast, lunch and a special treat bag to all our teachers. We have fabulous, hard-working teachers that go above and beyond each and every day. Please encourage your child to write thank you notes to honor their teachers this coming week. 

Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to have your child read every day!

Teacher’s appreciation week begins May 3! We need YOU to help us give our teacher’s a week to remember after the HARD WORK they have given our students. Help us make our teachers
and staff feel as loved as they make our students feel! Sponorships for breakfast and a special treat begin at the Bronze level for $10, Silver level for $20 and the Gold level for $35. At the Gold Level, you will receive a RD Head Magnet with your donation!

Sponsorship levels can be found here: https://gapta-1792.memberhub.store/store?offset=21

Believe it or not we are already preparing for the 2021-2022 school year. Each year our parents and community step up to contribute their time to our fantastic school. New to RD Head? New to volunteering?
Read to meet more parents? Want to get to know our teachers, administrators and staff? Sign up today! We need volunteers on our following committees:

- Hospitality

- Back to school dance co-chair

- Holiday Shop

- Fundraising

- Teacher liaison

- Membership

OR vpresident.heades.pta@gmail.com to sign up or to answer any questions you may have
The Gwinnett County Board of Education is moving forward in its search to identify the school district's next superintendent. An essential part of the search process is obtaining feedback from stakeholders in the community. As a member of our school community, we hope you will participate in the online survey to share your thoughts on the qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent. The survey is open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, and is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Click here to take the Gwinnett Community Superintendent Search Survey. 
2021 Kindergarten Registration Time!

Please click the link for information on how and when to register your rising kindergartener. We cannot wait for them to be a part of our Head family next year!

Screen-Free Week is May 3-9

Screen-Free Week is an annual celebration where children, families, schools, and communities around the world swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. Screen-Free Week is a fun way to reduce dependence on television, video games, smartphones, tablets, and computers...especially during the pandemic. It’s a chance for children and adults to power down and reconnect with the world around them. 

We realize that this year may be a bit difficult to go completely screen-free due to digital learning and daily Zoom meetings. So, this year for Screen-Free Week 2021, celebrate however you can! Whether it’s by shutting off all devices at dinner time, spending more time outdoors, or taking the whole week to only use screens for work and school to enjoy some serious offline fun!

Here are some resources to help you make this week fun!

Media Center 

Read, Read, Read! Can you beat Mrs. Johnson to the Million Word Club?

Rising 6th Graders - Click the link for more information on this summer camp!

5/3-5/7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5/3 - GMAS Fourth Grade Math 1
5/4 - GMAS Fourth Grade Math 2
5/5 - Make Up Testing & Cinco de Mayo
5/6 - GMAS - Fourth Grade ELA 1
5/7 - GMAS - Fourth Grade ELA 2
5/9 - Mother's Day
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