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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 November 11, 2019

Hello, Gotha Families.  Here is your update for the week of November 11, 2019.

Our Food Drive to support our own Gotha families is this week!  Volunteers will be stationed outside at the front entrance car line and at the back gate at Morton Jones Road during morning drop off to collect non-perishable, unexpired food items.  There will also be a labeled drop box located at the bus loop.

We will also be collecting your “spare change” on Thursday November 14th and Friday November 15 in the car line to help supplement the food donations! Please see the flyer attached to the email version of this call for more details!

We have a number of clubs going on at our school, everything from Robotics to Running.  Check out the list of clubs and meeting times in the email version of this weekly message. Email the club sponsor for more information!

 

 

On November 19th Olympia High School principal, Guy Swenson, will be hosting a Gotha Parent Academy - Vaping and Cell Phone Safety - What Parents Need to Know - in our cafeteria.  Please come hear about how to help your student manage these difficult pressures.  

Our Athletic Department is hosting two Volleyball Home Game Student Raffles. Each student who attends the home games on November 11th and 13th will get a raffle ticket and drawings will be done throughout the night.  Winners will receive prizes ranging from free pizza, drinks, and candy!! Be sure you come support our Grizzlies at home on the 11th and 13th!

We will be doing a Serving Contest for all those who attend Intramurals on Tuesday November 12th @ 8:00 A.M.  We will have prizes for the winners! Underhand or overhand serves allowed and practice time will be provided! Please enter through the parking lot doors and you MUST be in by 8:15 to participate!  

For your planning purposes, Boys and Girls Basketball tryouts will begin in January!

All physicals need to be turned in by January 7TH @ 12:00 NOON in order to try out. The packet can be found @ https://gothams.ocps.net/ under important links.

Learning Focus of the Week
At school, we talk all the time about what we can do to motivate students.  Check out this article, Twenty Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed At School, for quick tips related to how you can help us help them!

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Mon 11/11:
Volleyball v. Bridgewater - 5:30pm (HOME)
SAC Meeting - 5:30pm Media Center

 Wed 11/13:
Volleyball v. SunRidge - 5:30pm (HOME)


Save the date - next Wednesday, November 20th - our PTO is sponsoring a Gotha Spirit Night at BurgerFi in Windermere from 5 - 9.  I hope to see you there!



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Happy Veteran’s Day to all of our veterans.  Thank you for your service.
​​​​​​​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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