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TGAP Grandparents' Days

posted Sep 5, 2017, 9:49 AM by Lena Dowdy



TGAP would like to recognize all of our wonderful Grandparents by inviting them to breakfast.  
We will offer a special breakfast for each grade level on the following days:

Kindergarten Grandparent's Day Breakfast is Tuesday, September 12th
First Grade Grandparent's Day Breakfast is Wednesday, September 13th
2nd & 3rd Grade Grandparent's Day Breakfast is Thursday, September 14th
4th & 5th Grade Grandparent's Day Breakfast is Friday, September 15th






Our TGAP Book Fair

posted Sep 5, 2017, 9:28 AM by Lena Dowdy


Come Saddle Up and Read at our TGAP Scholastic Book Fair!



When: Thursday, September 28th - Tuesday, October 3rd

Where:  TGAP Media Center

Family Night is on Friday, September, 29th.  
On this night we will be open late until 7:00PM.  

Coding Club

posted Sep 5, 2017, 9:17 AM by Lena Dowdy

TGAP Coding and Robotics Club 

Welcome to the Club!

Fall Meeting Dates:
Tuesday, September 5 
Tuesday, September 12 
Tuesday, September 19 
Tuesday, September 26 
Tuesday, October 3 
Tuesday, October 10 
Tuesday, October 17 
Tuesday, October 24 
NO CLUB ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 
Tuesday, November 7 
Tuesday, November 14 

K-2 Coding Club Contact Information:  

Mrs. Kostulakos kelley.kostulakos@white.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Holcomb Elizabeth.holcomb@white.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Kelli kelli.usher@white.k12.ga.us 

Mrs. Grisham suzanne.grish am@white.k12.ga.us


3-5 Coding Club Contact Information: 

Mrs. Bass lee.bass@white.k12.ga.us 

Mr. Bishop scott.bishop@white.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Carney anissa.carney@white.k12.ga.us






Musical Auditions

posted Aug 18, 2017, 9:45 AM by Lena Dowdy   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 9:47 AM ]

Princess and the Pea Musical Auditions

TGAP will be presenting The Princess and the Pea Musical on October 6th and 7th.  Auditions will be open to all 3rd-5th grade students.  The auditions will be August 22nd and 23rd from 6:00-8:00 in the TGAP Cafeteria.  Rehearsals will start on August 29th and run every Tuesday and Thursday until the performance.  The performance will be at the high school.  More information will be sent home with students.  
Come join the fun!

Open House

posted Jul 12, 2017, 8:32 PM by Lena Dowdy   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 8:33 PM ]



First Day of School is coming soon!     
We are excited about our 2017-2018 school year!  TGAP will host an Open House on August 7th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  
Come meet your teacher, take a tour, and kick off this year with us!

Our First Day of School is August 9th!

Back to School Ideas

posted Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 PM by Lena Dowdy   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:56 PM ]



Parents, 
  Are you looking for a little help getting your child ready for Back To School.  

Back to school time can be both exciting and stressful for students and parents alike. Getting ready for the first day of classes is a family effort. These tips from Kids.gov may help parents make this year’s back to school time easier:


  1. Schedule time with teachers. Keep an open dialog with school staff  to help your children thrive.
     
  2. Get your shots. Some schools require immunization records for entry. Find out if your child needs any vaccines before school starts.
     
  3. Ease into the school routine. A good night sleep is key to a successful school day. Preschoolers need 11-12 hours of sleep a night, school-age children need at least 10 hours, while teens need 9-10 hours.
     
  4. Pack a healthy and safe lunch. Choose a balanced meal for your children’s lunchbox and make sure you keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Low-income families may qualify for free and reduced price school meals.
     
  5. Shop smart. Some states have sales tax holidays in August. Make a list, know what you need, and shop the sales. Knowing where the bargains are will help you save.
     
  6. Talk to your kids about online safety. Identity theft, bullying or inappropriate behavior can happen online. Teach your children about online safety as use social media to connect with old and new friends at school.
     
  7. Plan and practice how to get to school. If your kids’ school or school system provides bus transportation, find the nearest stop to your home and the pick-up and drop-off times. Teach your kids to be safe whether by car, bus, bicycle or walking.
     
  8. Teach time management. Leisure time, sports, and “screen time” can interfere with homework. Keep your family's schedule on time with these tips.
     
  9. Make sure kids are insured. Your child could qualify for free or low-cost insurance through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  
     
  10. Listen to your kids. Anxiety and nerves can take over, so provide a safe environment at home and in the classroom. Talk to kids about bullying and what to do if they encounter it.

Check Kids.gov throughout the year for free educational and timely information for teachers, parents and kids. We're also on Pinterest! Check out our Back To School Pinterest Board.

Falcons SOAR

posted Jul 12, 2017, 7:40 PM by Lena Dowdy

Welcome to TGAP! 
Our mascot at Tesnatee Gap Elementary is the Peregrine Falcon.
Our Motto is Falcons S.O.A.R
We Support Others while Acting Responsibly


Georgia Milestones

posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:09 AM by Lena Dowdy   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 7:18 AM ]

Georgia Milestones Testing

Georgia Milestones will be administered to White County Students in grades 3-5 April 24 – May 5. Students in Grades 3-5 will be taking the End of Grade Assessment for their grade level.  Please note that not all students will test everyday during this window. It is important that students are in attendance all day during this time as testing sessions vary from morning to afternoon.

Please see the links below to help your child be prepared for the types of questions on the Georgia Milestones Assessment. Georgia Milestones assesses at a higher level than basic recall, so it is important for you and your child to see sample questions. Writing is also assessed through Milestones. 

Student Study Guides:  


Online Practice:  



BOGO Book Fair

posted Mar 7, 2017, 4:47 AM by Lena Dowdy



It's Coming!  Our BOGO Book Fair!
S'More Fun With Books!

We have all been waiting for it!  Our BOGO Book Fair is coming May 4th- May 9th.  This is a great time to stock up on summer reading books.  Buy One book Get One Free!  

Spring Break

posted Mar 7, 2017, 4:37 AM by Lena Dowdy

Spring Break is coming!

Our White County Spring Break will be April 3rd- April 7th.  Students will return to school on Monday, April 10th.  Enjoy this time with your family.  Take a hike, have a picnic, and visit our local parks.  Whatever your family's plans,  may you have a safe and happy break!  

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