Gator Gazette Volume 1 Issue 7

February is the month of love.

Love is the most powerful force in our world. Love is the one thing that we can freely give to others endlessly. Love can change everything. Throughout my life, I have learned some very important lessons about love.

  1. Show love and kindness to the unlovable and unkind ...they need it the most.
  2. Loving others means forgiving others...even when they don’t always deserve it.
  3. Loving others means believing in them and their potential. Be someone’s cheerleader and celebrate their successes, both big and small.
  4. Love others despite their mistakes and failures. We all mess up. None of us are perfect.
  5. Love never fails.

Some of the people I love most of all are in this very building...my Gator family. I am blessed beyond measure to share each day with our precious students, amazing educators, and selfless staff.

Put a little love in your heart...and the hearts of others. Tell someone (or several someones) you love them. Give out a few (or many) hugs. Share a smile with others everywhere you go.

One of my favorite quotes is, At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well? - Jack Kornfield

Big Hugs and Lots of Love - Beth & Troy

We Need Your Help!

If you haven't already done so... It's time for our annual School Climate Survey and we need your help! The survey consists of 24 questions. It may be completed using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please visit the following link and complete the survey at a time that is convenient for you. We appreciate your help!

Club Spotlight: Jr. Beta

Jr. Beta is a club that recognizes students who excel academically, behaviorally, and demonstrate leadership qualities. The club motto is “Lead by serving others.” Our Betas do just that. They meet once per month to work on various service projects including Helping Hands, Backpack Blessings, The Haven, Children’s Healthcare Centers of Atlanta, and many more. They volunteer their time daily in running our school’s food program, Helping Hands. They've learned to have fun while serving their fellow students.

Gators of the Month

Congratulations to our January Gators of the Month for being trustworthy! Our overall winner for Gator of the Month and winner of the prize pack was Maggie Russell. Way to go, gators!

  • Ava Brown - Pre-K
  • Zander Hammett - Kindergarten
  • Maggie Russell - 1st Grade
  • Mia Monroe - 2nd Grade
  • Jaley Chapman - 3rd Grade
  • Gregory Hobbs - 4th Grade
  • John Ferguson - 5th Grade

Attendance Winner

Mrs. Capehart’s first grade class is January’s Attendance Streak winner! Thank you for making attendance a priority! #PerfectAttendance #ComeToSchoolEveryday 💙💚

Groundhog's Day - February 2nd

Will we have an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter? Hmm...🤔 What will Mr. Groundhog say? Students in first grade offer up their opinions! #LearningIsAJourney #TakeTheFirstStep #EngagementEncounters


Congratulations to our #Gatorbytes #VEX Team! They proudly were awarded the Design Award and are state bound in competition on Saturday, February 1st, 2020.

Gilbert Spelling Bee

Our Gilbert Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, January 23rd. After a great competition congratulations to Stephen Haskett (1st Place), Emma Duncan (2nd Place), and Payton Harding (3rd Place). We know they'll represent us well at the county competition on February 7th.

Technology Competition

On January 24th, Mr. Cherry and Mrs. Richardson accompanied 16 students on the technology team to the NW Regional Technology Competition at Georgia Highland College in Rome. Competition was fast paced and exciting. Congratulations to Liv Hendricks and Lexie Jackson for their first place finish in 3-D design.

Data Nights a Success!

Thank you to all of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families who joined us for Family Data Night! We greatly appreciate your commitment and partnership in your child’s education! #PowerOfTeam #GatorFamily #FamilyInvolvement 💙💚

Thank you to all of our kindergarten, first grade, and second grade families who joined us for Family Data Night! We greatly appreciate your attendance! ❤️🐊

Important Dates

  • Feb. 3 - Art Club: 4th Graders Only
  • Feb. 7 - Walker County Spelling Bee
  • Feb. 10 - Art Club: 5th Graders Only
  • Feb. 12 - 5th Grade to Tour LMS
  • Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day
  • Feb. 17-18 - Winter Break
  • Feb. 20 - Spring Pictures
  • Feb. 24 - Art Club - 5th Graders Only
  • Feb. 27 - Beta Club Meeting
Created By
Dianne Richardson


Created with images by Carolyn V - "Heart" • Jonas Jacobsson - "www.jonasjacobsson.co"