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GHES 16 | 17 CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

AUGUST

 Open House/Celebration of Learning 11 am-1 pm
 First Day of School, Tears and Cheers- Media Center, 8-9 am
5  PTA Board & Foundation Mtg, 8:15 am
10 Brown Bag Lunch, 12 pm
12 PTA General Meeting to Approve Budget, 8am
17-21 Mud Monkey Spirit Days, 20% to GHES all week!
19 Deadline for Extracurricular Sign Ups
21 Spirit Day at Zoes Kitchen, 10% to GHES all day!
25 Go Team Meeting, 5 pm (Open to all parents)
27 Principal Abbott’s Visit to Woodland Community, 9:00 am
29 Most Extracurricular Programs Begin This Week
30 Picture Day
31 School-Wide Title One Planning Meeting: 8 am in the Media Center

SEPTEMBER

2  PTA Board & Foundation Mtg: 8:15 am (Open to all)
5  Labor Day-No School
6
Shakespeare Boot Camp begins, 2:30 pm
7
Morning Mile begins, 7:30 am on the GHES Field (1st-5th Graders)
8
Sutton Middle School 6th Grade Campus Tour: 9:30 am (RSVP required)
12 Discovery Kids Club Begins, 2:30-3:30 pm every Monday
13 Prospective Parent Tour 9:30 am and
GHES Curriculum/Meet the Teachers Night, 6 pm (Parents & students welcome)
14   Brown Bag Lunch 12 pm in the GHES Auditorium: Special Guest-Mrs. Abbott!
15  Spirit Night at Marco’s Pizza & Current Gifted Program Parent Meeting, 6-6:30 pm
16 Discover Architecture begins 2:30 pm
17  EITG 2016 Sign Up Party: Race & Reel
(this event presented at EITG Fundraiser 2015-16)
21 NAPPS Meeting at Sutton Northside Campus, 6:30-7:30 pm
22 Garden Committee Mtg, 3:00 pm in Ms. Carlson’s 3rd Grade classroom
22 Benefit for Horizons Atlanta at Ponce City Market, 7-10 pm
24 International Festival, 5:30-7 pm
29 Go Team Meeting, 7 am in the Media Center
29 1st Cub Scouts Meeting, 6:30 pm
30 Deadline for Gifted & Talented Testing Referrals

OCTOBER

1 EITG 2016 Sign Up Party: MiniMakers Crafts (this event presented at EITG Fundraiser 2015-2016)
2 Garden Clean Up
4  GHES Family Picnic-5:30 pm, Main Field
7-11 Fall Break No School
12
Chorus/Handbells Parent Meeting: Choose 7:45 AM or 2:45 PM in the Music Room
12 Brown Bag Lunch, 12 pm: home of Gwendy Johnston (see rolling calendar)
13 Sutton 6th Grade Campus Tour, 9:45 am
13 School-Wide Meeting Re: Changes in IB at GHES, 6 PM
14 PTA Board Mtg, 8:15 am (Open to all), 14 3rd-5th Grade Fall Dance, 2:30-5 PM
15
GHES Fall Festival, 11 AM-2 PM
18 4th Grade Parent Meeting in the Media Center, 7:30 AM
18 Junior Girl Scouts Meeting, 2:30-3:45 pm
19 2nd Grade Parent Meeting in the Media Center, 7:30 AM
19 GHES Prospective Parent Coffee & Tour, 9:30 am
19 Discussion “Opportunity School District”, 7-8:30 pm See rolling calendar for details
20 Deadline for 25% AR Goal
20 Sutton Prospective Parent Event: 6:30-8 pm
25 3rd Grade Parent Meeting in the Media Center, 7:30 AM
25 North Atlanta Cluster Community Meeting, 6-7:30 pm at Sutton’s Northside Campus (7th-8th)
25 Spirit Night at Farm Burger
25 1st Grade Parent Meeting in the Media Center, 7:30 AM
26 5th Grade Trip to Fortson 4-H Center
26 NAPPS Meeting at Morris Brandon Primary, 12 PM See rolling calendar for details
27 Go Team Meeting, 7 am in the Media Center
27 Party for 25% AR Goal Achievers, Grades K-2
28 Party for 25% AR Goal Achievers, Grades 3-5
28 Discussion of October’s POM, during lunch periods

NOVEMBER

4  PTA Board Mtg 8:15 am (Open to all)
5 EITG 2016 Sign Up Party: Secret Garden (this event presented at EITG Fundraiser 2015-16)
7  5th Grade Parent Meeting, 7:30 AM in the Media Center
8 NO SCHOOL: Teacher Work Day & Election Day
9 Brown Bag Lunch, 12 pm (location TBD)
10 Sutton 6th Grade Campus Tour, 9:45 am
11 Junior Achievement Day at GHES
10, 11, 12: SMS presents GREASE (school version): see rolling calendar for details
13  Evening in the Garden Committee Interest Meeting, 7 PM at the home of Kerry Dyer: 779 Greenview Ave in Peachtree Park
14 Student Council Canned Food Drive begins
15 Prospective Parent Tour, 9:30 am
15 Family Math Night, 5:30-6:30 PM in the cafeteria
16  NAPPS Meeting at 12 PM, E Rivers Elementary
17 Georgia Gives Day benefitting GHES Health & Wellness Programs
17 Family Day in the Cafeteria, during lunch
21-25 Thanksgiving Break-No School
29
Spirit Night at Blue Moon Pizza

DECEMBER

2 PTA Board Mtg, 8:15 am (Open to all parents)
3 K-2nd Grade Sings at AIS German Christmas Market, 11:30 am
5 Last Week of Extracurricular Programs
5-9 Scholastic Book Fair
Horizons Atlanta Holiday Party, 6:30 pm (see rolling calendar for details)
8 Sutton 6th Grade Campus Tour, 9:45 am
8 Go Team Meeting, 5 pm in the Media Center
9 Extracurriculars End, DKC ends
12 4th/5th Grade Chorus & Handbells Field Trip
15 Holiday Program, 6 pm in the Gym
19-Jan 3  Holiday Break No School

 

JANUARY

4  Back to School
6  PTA Board Mtg, 8:15 am (Open to all)
6  50% AR Goal Deadline
10 Prospective Parent Tour, 9:30 am
10 Spelling Bee, Grades 1-3: 9:30 am in the Auditorium
11 Spelling Bee, Grades 4-5: 9:30 am in the Auditorium
11 Brown Bag Lunch, 12 pm (location TBD)
12 Sutton 6th Grade Campus Tour, 9:45 am
12  Party for 50% AR Goal Achievers: Grades K-2
13 Party for 50% AR Goal Achievers: Grades 3-5
16 MLK Holiday No School
17 
Go Team Meeting, 5 pm in the Media Center
18
Evening in the Garden Planning Mtg, 8:15 am
18 NAPPS Meeting, 6:30 pm at Jackson Main Campus
20-22 Mud Monkey Spirit Weekend
21 Chess in the Community Event for APS Gifted Students, 10 am-2 pm at the Campbell Building
23 Extracurricular Programs Begin
26 Celebration of Learning, K-2nd, 7:45 am in the Media Center
27 Celebration of Learning, 3rd-5th, 7:45 am in the Media Center
27 Prospective Parent Cocktail Party, 7 pm
28 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
28 Rising Sutton 6th Grade Skate Party at Park Tavern, 11 am-2 pm
30 Online Pre-K Registration begins (see rolling calendar on home page for details)

FEBRUARY

Pre-K Lottery Registration Help, 12 pm & 3:30 pm
2 Go Team Meeting- 4:30 pm in the Media Center
3 PTA Board Mtg 8:15 am  (Open to all)
3  Movie Night, 6 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
8 Brown Bag Lunch, 12 pm: Home of Kirsten Neufeld (see rolling calendar)
9 Sutton 6th Grade Campus Tour, 9:45 am
9 Shakespeare Auditions Workshop, 2:30-4:30 pm in the GHES Auditorium
9 Girls On The Run Practice begins, Thursdays & Fridays after school, 2:30-4 pm
9 Tupperware Party: Girls Night Out Spirit Night! 7 pm at Jennifer McCarthy’s house
10 Shakespeare Auditions, 2:30-4:30 pm in the GHES Auditorium
10 Memorial Service for Ms. LaKesha Davis, 4-4:30 pm in the GHES Courtyard
15 NAPPS Meeting at GHES, 12 pm Auditorium
16 Parent Resource Center Open House, All Day (8 am-2:30 pm) in the Media Center
16 Shakespeare Performers Announced & Scripts Available for Performers
17-21 Winter Break, No School
27-Mar 3 Teacher Appreciation Week
27:
Morning Mile resumes, every Mon. & Wed.
28: Parent Meeting for Georgia Milestones Testing (Grades 3-5), 7:30 am in the Media Center
28
Chow Bing Spirit Day (Portion of Full-Day proceeds donated to GHES!)

MARCH

Feb 27-Mar 3 Teacher Appreciation Week
1
EITG 2016 Sign Up Party: Zen Out Yoga (this event presented at EITG Fundraiser 2015-16) POSTPONED
PTA Board Mtg, 8:15 am (Open to all)
7 4th Graders Take NAEP Assessments (Details on home page)
9 Sutton 6th Grade Campus Tour, 9:45 am
12 Family Day at Fado Irish Pub, 1 pm- 10% of Proceeds donated to GHES
14  Prospective Parent Tour, 9:30 am
14 Gifted & Talented Parent University, 6-8 pm
15 NAPPS Meeting at Bolton, 12 pm
15-17 Kindergarten Round Up
16 75% AR Goal Deadline
16 APS Parent Expo (Details on home page)
17 No School, and Evening in the Garden 2017
18
College University Fun Walk, 8 AM-1 PM
23
Falcons Junior Training Camp, 9:15-11 AM: for 4th-5th Grades Only
23 Go Team Meeting, 5 pm in the Media Center
24 Discussion of March POM during lunch periods
27 Picture Day
27 Party for K-2 75% AR Goal Achievers
28 DLI Program Meetings for Prospective Parents, 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM
29  Brown Bag Lunch, 12 pm at GHES: Sutton 6th Grade Principal Gail Johnson will attend!
29 Last Day of After School Tutoring
29 Party for 3-5 75% AR Goal Achievers
30 Spirit Night at Chipotle on Piedmont
31 Box Tops Contest Deadline

APRIL

3-7  Spring Break, No School
11  Prospective Parent Tour, 9:30 am
11  PTA Board Meeting, 8:15 am in the Media Center (All are welcome!)
11 Presidential Portrait Reception, 11:00 am in the Auditorium
11 Brown Bag Lunch for Parents, 11:30 am in the Auditorium
12-19 Georgia Milestones Testing for 3rd-5th Grades
13 Sutton 6th Grade Campus Tour, 9:45 am
20 Talent Show Auditions, During School
21 5th Grade Sleepover with Coach J & Ms. Aquil (EITG Fundraiser Sign Up Party), 7 pm
22 Earth Day: GHES Fun Run (9-11 am) & Garden Mural Reception (11 am)
25 Spirit Night at Smoke Belly, 5-9 pm. 20% donated back to GHES!
26 Title 1 Meeting, 8 am in the Media Center
28 GHES Shakespeare Performance: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7 pm in the Auditorium
29  Girls On The Run 5K at Georgia Tech
29 Guys Night Out (offered as a Sign Up Party at EITG 2017)

MAY

1 Go Team Meeting at 7 am CANCELLED
1-5
 Buy-One-Get-One Book Fair in the Media Center
4 Field Day: K-2nd
5 Field Day: 3-5th, 100% AR Goal Deadline
5 PTA Board Meeting, 8:15 am in the Media Center (All are welcome!)
5 Deadline to make the Million Words Club
5 GHES Chorus Sings National Anthem at Braves vs. Cardinals Game, 7:35 pm Game Time
8 Extracurriculars End
9 Horizons Bingo Night Fundraiser at AIS, 6:30-9:30 pm
10 Volunteer Appreciation Lunch in the GHES Auditorium, 12 pm
10 NAPPS Meeting: “Stellar Seniors” at NAHS, 12 pm
10 Rising Pre-K & Kindergarten Lemonade Social, 3-4 pm on the GHES Playground POSTPONED
10 Party for 100% AR Goal Achievers (K-1st)
11 Sutton 6th Grade Campus Tour, 9:45 am
11 IB World Concert at North Atlanta High School, 6:30 PM
11 We are Sutton Event for Rising 6th Graders: 6-7:30 PM at the Sutton 6th Grade Campus
11 Party for 100% AR Goal Achievers (2nd & 3rd)
12 Last Day to Check Out Books
12 Talent Show, 6 pm
12 Party for 100% AR Goal Achievers (4th & 5th)
15-19  International Travelers Week
15-19 Piano Recitals by class period, during school-Parents invited to attend
16 Spirit Night at Farm Burger Buckhead, 4-10 pm
17 Deadline for SchoolKidz send-in orders
17 Pre-K Celebration of Learning
17 Celebration for Million Words Club
19 Deadline for SchoolKidz online orders
19 Kindergarten Celebration of Learning
23 GO Team Meeting, 5 PM
24  4th Grade Walk to Frankie Allen Park, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
25 5th Grade Graduation & The Last Day of School (5th Grade Graduation 9:00 am in the GHES Gym)

JUNE

2  Report Cards Mailed

**dates subject to change**