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Monica Emery

 

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Mission: To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community.


Gotha Update - Week of 10/14/2019

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Hello, Gotha Families.  Here is your update for the week of October 14, 2019.

Stay tuned for additional information regarding a Gotha Parent Academy on November 19th with guest host Guy Swenson, principal of Olympia High School, who has important information to share with parents regarding how to talk to your students about vaping and cell phone look fors.

As our school year gets into gear and volleyball season is upon us, I wanted to remind current families and inform new families about our sports event policies.  Each student attending a game as a Gotha fan must present their student ID in order to buy a ticket. No student will be allowed in without that ID. In addition, any student who has a level 3 or level 4 infraction this school year will not be permitted to attend.  We want our sports teams to be supported in a safe and secure environment.  

This year we are once again participating in SOCKTOBER!  Our goal is to collect as many new and unused socks to donate to a local shelter.  An estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. We want to show that even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless. Students can bring their donations to their first period class between October 7th and October 18th. Last year we donated HUNDREDS of pairs of socks!

We are happy to announce an opportunity for our 6th grade students to participate in a tutoring opportunity being provided by Study Buddies - a group of Olympia upperclassmen. Their goal is to match an Olympia student with a Gotha 6th grader for the year. We believe this mentor relationship will have a positive impact on our Gotha kids! If your 6th grader needs some extra help, please complete this survey.  

We wanted to make families aware of the Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit – For LGBTQ+ students and their parents happening October 19th from 9:30am to 4pm at Valencia West Campus.  This is a free event with breakfast and lunch provided. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Boilard at Devin.Boilard@ocps.net

Literacy Focus of the Week
We are going to start DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) school-wide on a monthly basis.  Our first DEAR day is 10/25. The idea is that we ALL drop everything and read. There will be a general question the students will need to answer in Canvas - it will be posted on the Gotha Student page as an announcement.  Students who answer the question thoroughly using complete sentences and grammar will be entered into a raffle for prizes!  Make sure your student ALWAYS has a book with them!

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Mon 10/14:
School Advisory Committee Meeting @ 5:30 - Media Center

Tue 10/15:
Volleyball Parent Meeting - after practice - GYM

Wed 10/16:
GOTHA SPIRIT DAY
NO EARLY RELEASE

Thur 10/17:
Hurricane Make-up Day - THERE IS SCHOOL

Fri 10/18:
NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day
 

 

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Don’t forget yearbooks can be purchased by going to www.jostens.com.  

I hope everyone enjoyed this BEAUTIFUL weekend. As always, Be Nice - and remember, it’s a GREAT DAY TO BE A GRIZZLY!

Monica Emery
Principal

www.ocps.net

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