Upcoming Events

All parents-please send in 12 8oz water bottles before graduation! Thanks so much.

4/29 Strawberry Patch field trip (jeans)

5/13 Field Day (early dismissal 11:00 ish)

5/26 Last day of school K4 & K5 and Kindergarten Graduation

Monday, April 18, 2011

Busy Busy Spring!!

It is hard to believe that we only have 27 days left of school! We will be very very busy for the rest of the year! We need you to email us or write a note telling us your child's full name for the diploma! Don't forget to order your Field Day shirt by Friday4/22. It is optional but almost everyone does order one. You don't need to know if you are on the red team or the black team. Your child's teacher will divide up the kids and let you know that soon. We also need every child to send in a candy filled egg for each child in his/her class by Thursday but the sooner, the better! This week our story is On The Move. We will work with the letters V and Z and our comprehension skill is Main Idea.

Upcoming Events

April 22-Easter party...all of the kids need a candy filled egg for every student in the class

April 26-K -5 Graduation Pictures...kids need to wear KHAKI bottoms and a WHITE shirt

April 29-Strawberry Patch field trip

May 13-Field Day - early dissmissal for lower school at the end of field day 11:00-ish

May 26-Last Day of school for kindergarten and Kindergarten Graduation

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring is already busy busy busy!

Sandy Creek Nature Center field trip is Tuesday 3/22.

Individual Spring Pictures will be taken on Wednesday 3/23. These are "pre-pay" and a pre-pay envelope will go home by Friday. If your child is paying to have their picture taken, he/she is allowed to wear a nice spring outfit that day rather than the uniform. If they are not paying to buy an individual spring picture, he/she needs to wear a GWA uniform that day.

Grandparents/Special Friends Day is Friday 3/25!! Early release for all students in lower school

Class pictures will be Monday 3/28. Everyone will be in the picture whether you are purchasing one or not. Kids will wear a GWA uniform that day.

Space Day is Friday April 1st

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A note from the K5Lucky Dawg Art Auction committee

Each year, GWA students and families participate by creating projects to raise money to support GWA through the Lucky Dawg Art Auction. This year, all of the projects created by the students are grade-level projects. The K-5 has an awesome project this year. We will have a dog house (or pet house) that has been built from a kit by one of our K-5 families. Our Pet Package includes services from Ashley Hills, a pet bed, and wood chips.
We need your help to complete our K-5 project! We are asking if each K-5 family might contribute $2.00 by 3/17 to cover the cost of the dog house kit and the additional purchase of any materials to complete the project. We will send home envelopes next Monday.
Can you sew? We would love to have you contribute your skills and enthusiasm to this project! If you might be interested in making a pet bed for our project, please email Ashley Roesler at ashley.roesler@gmail.com!

Friday, February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011

Mixed Up Monday-wear an article of clothing backwards to school.
Top Hat Tuesday-we will make hats at school
Wacky Wednesday-wear wacky socks to school
Wocket in My Pocket Thursday-bring a small object in your pocket for show and tell
Green Eggs and Ham Brunch on Friday!

WE NEED BABY PICTURES!! If you have not sent in a baby picture of your child, please do so as soon as possible!

TURN IN READING LOG for Book It and Six Flags! Six Flags logs are due Monday 2/28.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Week - One more week until Winter Break

NO SCHOOL tomorrow - Friday 2/4 for Kindergarten - We are testing the upcoming K4/K5 kids

2/8-2/10-Valentine Goodie Sale

2/14-2/18 - Winter Break-no school

3/25 Grandparent's Day for Lower School

4/4-4/8 Spring Break

Keep up the reading for Six Flags and Book It Reading Programs!

Continue to work on Family Times, the little Readers that come home, Rainbow Words, Blending Words and Challenges!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Pajama Day was a huge success! Only in kindergarten can you have this much fun!

The book fair is coming to GWA next week, January 31--February 4. You are welcome to join us in the lower school media center (on the preview or shopping day) to shop with your child.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Last week in January updates

Pajama day is this Friday 1/28. Kids can wear pj's and bring slippers small stuffed animal. We will eat breakfast for lunch in our room that day so they will not need a lunch box.

Walk of Fame this Thursday 1/27 for those who have completed 1 challenge in January

Monday 1/31 100th Day Celebration. We are collecting 100 cans in kindergarten

Book Fair is next week! More information will go home on that soon.

Feb 4th NO SCHOOL for kindergarten

Feb 14-18 Winter Break NO SCHOOL

March 25 Grandparents Day

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jan. 6 - GWA Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Jan. 10 - GWA Mi Mexico Spirit Night

Jan. 11 – Report Cards

Jan. 14 - Field Trip Money due

Jan. 14 - Berens Frozen Custard GWA Spirit Night

Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Holiday - No School

Jan. 21 - field trip to INK

Jan. 24 - 100th Day celebration

Jan. 28 - Pajama Day

Feb. 4 - NO SCHOOL for Kindergarten only – testing day

Feb. 14 - 18 - Winter Break - no school this week

March 25 - Grandparent's Day - Lower School

April 4th - 8th - Spring Break - no school this week
Directions From Interstate 985

Exit onto highway 129 (exit 22)-towards Gainesville.
Go approximately .5 miles.
Go straight through two red lights.
Take the next left onto Chestnut Street.
Park in first parking lot on your right.
INK’s entrance is located on the Chestnut Street side of building in the middle section
(Formerly the Warren Featherbone building).

Directions from 400N

Go down Hwy. 53 East(Dawsonville Hwy).
~this is a right after the outlet malls after a Wendy’s
Hwy 53 East turn into Jesse Jewell take a left.
Turn right onto Hwy 129 (EE Butler Parkway) at the Lanier Centre Hotel.
Stay on your right hand side approximately ¾ of a mile.
Turn right onto Chestnut Street.
Turn right into the first parking lot on the right. We are located in The Featherbone Center. Main entrance in center of building.

Directions from Dahlonega

Drive Hwy 60 to Gainesville.
Continue on Hwy 60/Hwy 129 onto Green Street.
Just past the US Post Office which is on your left, you will continue down Hwy 129 which angles off to your left.
Go one mile and make the next right onto Chestnut Street.
Park in the first parking lot on the right. We are located in The Featherbone Center. Main Entrance in the center of building.