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^ Click here to see GPLA's Testing Schedule.^
Testing begins Monday, April 3, 2017.
Be sure to get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school.
Tuesday, April 11th, was LOVE MY SCHOOL Day.  To celebrate this day, we celebrated our students, parents, and teachers who make our school wonderful.   Thank you to all who participated!  We hope our morning carpool parents felt their appreciation as they enjoyed donuts!
 ~~ See our #LoveMySchool photo gallery. ~~
Thank you to our parents that shared their love on social media!!
Review this Parent Resource Newsletter for some extremely helpful information! 
 test taking tips
Athletic Program Award
2017 Track Schedule
successful STEM literacy night
Treasured Memories are Preserved in School Yearbooks
By selling yearbook ads, we will be able to offer a HIGH QUALITY publication that families can afford for a reasonable price.  We cannot do this without your help.  Please spread the word to help us sell ads for the 2016-17 yearbook. The form is linked below, and we are hoping to rally as much support form local businesses and families as possible.  

*Click HERE >> Yearbook Ad Form  <<Click HERE*

 Pre-K Learns about Healthy Eating
Healthy eating habits should be formed at a young age to promote a better quality of life for our students and families.  Thank you, Mrs. DiMaggio and the Pre-K teachers for teaching our children life skills!
 Hailey Johnson, Ah'Miracle Cain, and Daija Demasare making a healthy plate:  
1 meat. 1 fruit. 1 veggie. 1 bread. 1 dairy. 
 ol ladies
 Ms. Daniels, Ms. Rhody and Ms. DiMaggio celebrating the 100th Day of School
These "Old Ladies" have a thing or two to teach us about making the most of each of the first 100 days of school.   #everydaycounts  #weleadtosucceed
 "The United States will need approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than are projected to graduate over the next decade."   ~White House news release, December 2012
Hammond Robotics
 Hammond Robotics with 2080!
Science Saturday  
 Science Saturday on Dec. 17 focused on STEM learning.  Here, a LIGO Representative shares a trial and error activity.  Students are using reasoning and deduction with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make the motorized gadget draw designs.
edible ecosystem  
Thank you Antoine George for coming by and sharing our wonderful experiences.  STEM activities are happening all around.  Feature activity:  EDIBLE ECOSYSTEMS in Mrs. Anderson's 3rd grade class with Magnet Specialist Tressa Hart Jackson. 
girls in science  
edible ecosystems anderson's class  
Come dig into SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATH with our fantastic teachers who are excited to STEMulate your minds!   
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GPLA Girls' Basketball Schedule:
Girls Basketball Schedule  
* denotes home games 
 Westside Basketball Tournament
 We are incredibly proud of our SCHOLAR ATHLETES!  Continue your hard work, being LEADERS both on and off the court!
boys westside tourney champs  
Congratulations to our boys for placing FIRST PLACE in this tournament!  Keep up the great work, guys! 
Our ladies placed SECOND at this tournament.  Great job, Lady Tors!
girls westside tourney  
Wishing all of our students and
their families a very SAFE and
HAPPY Thanksgiving.  We are
so grateful for our students,
parents, extended families, 
administration, and our dedicated
Thankful for YOU!  
 We look forward to seeing you back on Monday, November 28th. 
Click the above link to view our 2016-17 Basketball Schedule.  
We have been counting our blessings lately, and learning that one great way to track numbers and amounts is by GRAPHING!  AT GPLA, WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR TEACHERS FOR CONSISTENTLY CREATING SO MANY HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR OUR STUDENTS!
3D Graphing with CANDY  
Our Purple Hall Learning Community has been learning all about 3-Dimensional Shapes and used real cylinder, sphere, cube, and cone-shaped candies to build their graphs.  What else can you find at home with these shapes?
 Duck for President
Purple Learning Community had the BEST time learning about ELECTIONS!  After reading and exploring the story Duck for President, students went through a process of voting in their own voting booth for either Mr. Duck or Mr. Farmer.  The young students engaged in an assortment of graphing activities throughout this fun and memorable unit! 
Ms. Penn's Turkey Tasting Gobblers  
Above:  Ms. Penn & Ms. Butler with their taste-testing gobblers.  Below:  Student displaying her progress on her graph.  She proudly exclaimed, "Now, all I need is my TITLE and my DATA!"  It is wonderful that these students confidently know all the necessary parts of a graph.
Student with her turkey and graph  
Be sure to check out the resources tab atop this page for awesome resources your teachers recommend.  Newly added is a link to ConnectED's Wonder Reading Program activities.  Thank you, Mrs. Stagg for this contribution. 
Wonders Activities
Homecoming 2016
 Homecoming Court
 Congratulations to GPLA's 2016
Homecoming Court
Back Row:  Ashanti Knighten, Mykeria White,
Isabella Franklin, Miracle Robinson
Front Row:  Sy'Kia Osby, Azaria Garner, Aja Hutton,
Tania Granados 
Homecoming Events:
 Monday, October 31st:  Pep Rally!  Who has the MOST team spirit?!
November 1st: Homecoming Game at Hammond HIgh:  Bring your friends and families to this wonderful event to cheer on our TORS and watch GPLA's Homecoming Court presentation.
Spirit Week Dress-Up Themes:
Monday >  Twin Day:  Pick a friend to dress alike with!
Tuesday >  Spirit Day:  Wear your TOR Pride!
Wednesday > Career Day:  Dress as your future career!
Thursday > Crazy Hair and Sock day:  Get creative and fun with your hair and socks.  
Friday >  Grandparents Day:  Dress like you're 75+
(Face paint and masks are prohibited for all events.) 
Hammond TORS!
TOR PRIDE!   We love our 2016 TOR Football Team!
No School
There will be NO SCHOOL Tuesday,
November 8th, Election Day. 
October :
 Kindergarten Class Creations!
 Our kindergarten classes each carved a pumpkin to contribute to the lively October spirit at GPLA.  We LOVE the display - thank you students!!
Our own fairy book princess!  
Our book fair brought many wonderful friends to read to our amazing students.  The Fairy Book Princess even came to share her favorite story with a mesmerized audience!
Things 1 & 2 PreK and K Teachers Celebrate Books
 PreK and Kindergarten Teachers are excited about celebrating books with this week's book fair!   Things 1 & 2 are commotion causing characters in Dr. Seuss books.  Who are YOUR favorite book characters?
BOOK FAIR!  October 17 - 21 (Mon. - Fri.)
Pirate Ship Library Entrance
Arrgh you ready for the Fall 2016 Book Fair?
Hours of Operation:  7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Special for Carpooling Parents:  7:05 - 7:30 daily.
Tuesday is "GRAND" Day -- All grandparents are invited to come to the fair with their grandchildren and get a FREE PICTURE taken with them.   
*Cash or Credit Cards ONLY* 

Why we love STEM:

2016 Volleyball team
Come out and support GPLAs volleyball team for our home games at 4:30 on October 5th, 10th, and 12th at the Michael J. Kenney Center on Coleman Avenue.  See you there!
We love our alumna, and they love us!
We love our alumna, and they love us!!
Pictured from left to right:  Dr. Kay Williams, Cora Burns Forcell, Mary Allen Haun, Malcolm Anderson, Richard Addison, Cynthia Carter Thorn, Ruby Claiborne Jackson, Catherine Cooper.  Not pictured:  Terry Hill Gaten, Blanche Pines Hart, and Elizabeth Pier. 
Welcome home!  Thank you for joining us.
Thank you, PARENTS!  You are doing a FANTASTIC job with our carpool system! 
 GPLA Carpool Traffic Guidelines
 To maximize efficiency and the safety of our students, it is pertinent that all traffic strictly adhere to the arrow guidelines in approaching and departing our campus.
*Pre-K - 2nd graders will be dropped off on JW Davis.  Older siblings of these students may exit here with their younger siblings.
*3rd - 8th graders will be dropped off at the Coleman Avenue drive way. 
Supply List
Click the image above to access our current supply lists. 
Today is Wednesday, April 26, 2017



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