Friday, October 30, 2009

Parade & Children's Festival - Awesome!!

The First Annual Reading Celebration Parade was huge success as each class did an awesome job with their costumes and props! Precious books came to life in our downtown square on Oct. 28th - from Goldilocks, Where the Wild Things Are to Cloudy With A Chance of Meatball .........all the classes did an outstanding job!The High School literature classes took it to the next level with the Children's Shakespear Festival following the parade.

Children's Shakespeare Festival - WOW

In celebration of "Book Week", GCA's High School literature class created and preformed a Shakespearean Festival for the 2nd - 5th graders following the Character Parade on Oct. 28th in Willis Park. Way to go guys....beautifully done!!

7th & 8th Grade - Georgia Study Tour

The 7th & 8th grade classes will be participating in a Georgia Studies Tour March 3-5th. Information on this wonderful opportunity was sent home on Oct. 22nd and the deadline to reserve your seat is November 15th.

4th Graders Create "Character Pumpkins"

Mrs. Sheffield's 4th grade class brought characters to life in one of their recent reading projects. Each child selected an AR book from the school library and were asked to design a pumpkin to look like the main character of their book. Each student had to "show & tell" about their pumpkin and book to the class.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Good Luck XC Team!!

The Cross Country Team will be competing Saturday, October 24th in the Panhandle Championship in Marianna. Good Luck!! And here is the rest of it.

Reading Parade - October 28th in Willis Park

The week of Oct. 26th - 30th we will be celebrating "Book Week" and we have several exciting activities including our Scholastic Book Fair going on throughout the week.
GCA's first annual Reading Celebration Parade will take place on Wednesday, October 28th at 9:30 a.m. in Willis Park. The Primary School through fifth grade will be marching. Each grade has chosden a book to honor durning the parade and will be dressed up as the characters in their book. The 2nd - 5th grades will also be participatng in a Shakespearean Children's Festival that will take place in the park following the parade. It will be presented by the GCA high school literature classes and will start around 10:00 a.m. Please come and support this wonderful educational experience! And here is the rest of it.

9th Annual Winter Festival Set for Dec. 1st

The 9th Annual Winter Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st. As you know, this is our largest fundraiser for the year and we have lots of opportunties for you to be involved and participate. The General Store committee is looking for Home-Made casseroles, lasagna, chili, baked goods, arts & crafts, jewelry, etc... The Auction Committee is looking for nice items for their silent auction. Order forms for our newly designed T-shirts and our 1st annual GCA Christmas Ornaments have already been sent home but they will also be available that night. All the wonderful Student Art will be available again this year and we still have a few classes that need help with their projects so if you have ideas and want to help, please contact Allison Godwin. Mardi McRae will need volunteers to help with the Outdoor Games and activities so check your calendars now as it promises to be a fun, filled evening!!
Raffle tickets will be sent home in early November.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

GCA Book Fair - Oct. 26th - 30th

The GCA Book Fair is scheduled for next week, October 26th - 30th. It will be set up in the cafeteria and open each day from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with a Family Night scheduled for Monday evening, Oct. 26th from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Please visit our Book Fair website at There is a special section on the site that you can sign-up to volunteer. All proceeds from the book fair benefit the GCA Library. And here is the rest of it.

Friday, October 2, 2009


1st Annual Grandparents' Day - WOW

What an exciting day September 25th ended up being for our school. The GCA Foundation along with our awesome faculty and staff hosted the 1st Annual Grandparents' Day @ GCA and it was wonderful! Over 270 grandparents attended and enjoyed a delicious spread of goodies prepared by Lisa McClendon; a violin duet performed by Russell King and Jordan Davis; an exciting slideshow; a foundation presentation by Mike Harrell and a performance by the GCA Praise Band and Choir. Following the program, the grandparents had an opportunity to visit the classrooms and see their grandchildren at work. The Foundation Board also hosted a hospitality tent for all the grandparents that were able to stay for the GCA Soccer games that afternoon. What a Great Day!! Many thanks to all of you (faculty & staff) that made it such a success!

6th Graders Enjoy Theater Productions

Mrs. Bennett's 6th Grade class enjoyed a great trip to Albany on Oct. 2nd to view several "classic" plays performed by Chamber Theater Productions. The plays included: They Saw, Tell Tale Heart, The Monkey's Paw, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Necklace, and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.