From the Principal

While snack time and recess were high on their lists, what students mentioned most were their teachers ("I love Ms. __) and that school is fun ("We are always doing fun stuff!)
 
I love that our kids (and adults) have fun at school (and at work) and that every day we ALL have the opportunity to experience JOY!!!
 
WEEKLY UPDATE
 
Thank You
  • A huge Thank You goes out Chris Meyer and Christopher Young for the awesome Read Across America week!  And Thank You to the teachers and staff for participating in all of the fun activities! 
Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award
Congratulations to Global Village Academy Douglas County for receiving the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award. 
  • This award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth on the state's school performance framework. 
  • This is the framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools "exceed" expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and "meet or exceed" expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps. 
  • GVA is one of 9 Douglas County schools to receive this prestigious award.
Growing Together Campaign
Our school is embarking on a capital campaign known as "Growing Together". This initiative embodies the forward-thinking spirit and community culture that makes GVA-DC a unique and desirable alternative to other schools. "Growing Together" will:
  • Raise vital funds to help support the launch of the middle school for the 2018-2019 academic year;
  • Cover any gaps to ensure a smooth, sustainable and fiscally responsible expansion; and 
  • Increase our presence in the Parker community.   
Growing Together Town Hall Meetings
  • If you would like to learn more about the "Growing Together "campaign, you are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 8:30 am during the monthly Principal's Coffee or on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm.
Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Spring Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 15th.  
  • However, Spring Conferences will be scheduled for parents/guardians on an as-needed basis. Teachers will be sending out invitations to families they need to meet with. 
  • Everyone else will be receiving an academic update in their Friday folders before Spring Break.
  • Teachers will not be posting a signup genius; instead, they will request that those parents who are invited to attend contact them to schedule a time. 
  • If you are not contacted by your child's teacher but would like to request a conference, please email them directly. 
Experience Kindergarten
  • Parents and their student entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018 are invited to participate in a day of Kindergarten. 
  • You and your child will have an opportunity to meet the Principal, tour our school, learn about kindergarten readiness and join in activities in our Kindergarten classrooms.  
  • Join us on Wednesday, March 14th from 9:00 am - 10:30 am or on Friday, March 30th from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm.  
  • RSVP on our website as seats are limited. 
Looking Ahead
 
Tuesday, March 6      
  • 5th and 6th Grade Students at AmeriTown!!   
  • School Accountability Committee  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 7  
  • Principal's Coffee/Town Hall 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday, March 13     
  • Town Hall 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 14 
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (No Students)  By Appointment
  • Experience Kindergarten 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 15    
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences (No Students) By Appointment
Friday, March 16th      
  • No School
Monday, March 19th - Friday, March 23rd     
  • Spring Break
Have a good week!
 
Warmly,

Stacy Bush
Principal, GVA Douglas County