The Educator | November 14, 2022

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    November 14, 2022

    And the Winner of the 2nd Annual Charitable Kickball Tournament Is...

    Shout out to the champions of the 2nd annual Charity Kickball Tournament, the Safety & Security and School Police departments, known as "The Po-Po's!" The Academics and Communications departments, known as the "A/C's," came in second place.

    This fun employee event was sponsored by the Charitable Sports Program, which is a subsidiary of Fulton CARES. This year's donation of more than $2,000 will go to Volunteer Florida, an organization that supports the recovery efforts for families affected by Hurricane Ian. Thank you to all our participants. See you on the field next year!

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    Kickball Photo 1

    1st Place Champions
    Safety & Security/School Police

    Kickball Photo 2

    2nd Place Winners
    Academics/Communications

    Kickball Photo 6

    The Charitable Sports Program Committee: Ladyjoy Love, Styland Scott and Tebora Wimby

    Kickball Photo 5

    Thank you to our referees - Robert J. Sanders- Teacher/Coach, Asa Hilliard ES, Dr. Anthony Newbold, Principal of Global Impact Academy, Firefighter Travis Blake, and Dr. Jason Stamper, Principal of Banneker HS

    Kickball Photo 4

    Dr. Cherisse Campbell,
    Zone 1 Superintendent,
    served as Co-Captain of the A/Cs

    Check out Styland Scott's slide show of the FCS Kickball Tournament on YouTube!

    Dates to Remember

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Break
    November 21-25, 2022

    Monthly Awareness

    Native American Heritage Month

    Native American Heritage Month

    National Homeless Youth
    Awareness Month

     

    What's Coming Up?
    It's a Family Affair!
    (Part 2)

    Thanks to those who sent in photos for this edition! But we know there are more of you out there. It’s YOUR turn to share photos of you and other family members who work for FCS.

    Email us your photos now!

    Be sure to include a group photo with your name and current school or department. 
    Inside FCS

    It's a Family Affair!

    When we think of the holiday season, we think of family gatherings, feastful events, and family travels.
    At FCS, it's a family affair! Check out some of our featured employee couples.

    1

    Kyle & Ashley Bussell
    Transportation

    2

    Styland & Valencia Scott
    District Health Services
    and Communications

    3

    Darrell & Leah McDaniel
    School Police
    and Camp Creek MS


    STRAIGHT FACTS
    Warehouse The Warehouse Operations Team handles all the auxiliary goods for the district which includes surplus, assessments, furniture, textbooks, mail, food for distribution, and special projects. All suitable surplus furniture goes into the Warehouse Marketplace to be selected by the district personnel first. If the goods do not move within a certain window, the items are posted to GovDeal.com for public bidding. As of today, they have sold over $1.2 million worth of goods (surplus furniture, peripheral equipment, etc.) on GovDeals.com with that amount growing weekly. The fund's go back into the district's general fund.
    Focus FCS

    FCS Celebrated National School Psychology Week

    Thank You

    Schools across the country celebrated National School Psychology Week on November 7-11, 2022, with the theme "Together We Shine." This week is about highlighting and showing appreciation for the work of school psychologists and the school-based services they provide in promoting student success!

    School psychologists' partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists have extensive knowledge in the areas of learning strategies, interventions, behavior, mental health, data-based decision making, evaluations, and crisis prevention and response. They collaborate with school teams to provide guidance and recommendation to support struggling students and diverse learners.

    Share how you celebrated National School Psychology Week by tagging @FCSSchoolPsychs and @FultonCoSchools on twitter and using the hashtag #SchoolPsychWeek!!!


    Governor's Back-to-School Supplement: DEADLINE EXTENSION

    The Governor’s Back-to-School Supplement deadline has been extended from the original deadline (October 31) to December 30.

    Using the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds, GaDOE is distributing $125 Back-to-School Supply Supplements to eligible school employees. These grants will be provided to all full-time, public-school teachers and staff members who work to provide instructional and supportive services directly to students daily. Click here to view the full list of eligible job codes and titles, an FAQ for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) submitting data, and an FAQ for eligible LEA employees.

    If an employee received an email from ClassWallet but has an issue with the account, they can email help@classwallet.com.


    Let's Talk Schools!
    Check out our weekly series, Let’s Talk Schools, hosted by Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney.
    Let's Talk Schools #12
    In Episode 12, Dr. Looney discusses resources, interventions, and supports that meet the academic, social, and behavioral needs of our students with Banneker High School Principal Dr. Jason Stamper and FCS Deputy Chief Academic Officer Dr. Gyimah Whitaker. Click here to watch video.

    Click here to watch.
    Let's Talk Schools #13
    In Episode 13, Dr. Looney explores the authentic experiences and innovative instruction for students of all ages at the FCS Teaching Museum and Archives with Jena Sibille and Mike Santrock.

    Click here to watch.
    We Employee Perks!

    The holiday gift-giving and travel season is fast approaching, and over the next few months we wanted to share some “steals and deals” links offering employee discounts.

    Give Tech This Years Dell's Holiday Gift Guide

    Shop online through your Member Purchase Program store:
    www.dell.com/mpp/FultonCoSchools

    Deals last through November 26. Additional Limited Quantity Deals go live November 24-26. These will be limited in quantity and first come, first served. Shop early as these deals will sell out quickly!
    Holiday Travel Discounts

    AVIS Car Rental
    Save up to 25% off base rates. Click on the link below or call 800-331-1212 and use discount code AWD#: D134100.
    Get more info

    BUDGET Car Rental
    Save up to 25% off base rates. Click on the link below or call 800-455-2848 and use discount code BCD#: Z408900.
    Get more info

    HERTZ Car Rental
    Save up to 25% off base rates. Click on the link below or call 800-654-2210 and use discount code CDP#: 1742729.
    Get more info

    BOOKING.COM
    Employees can save up to 40% off select hotels on Booking.com.
    Get more info

    EXPEDIA.COM
    Employees can save 8% off select hotels at Expedia.com.
    Get more info

     

    Other Discounts

    Family First
    The holidays are around the corner and Family First Credit Union has your back! For the 5th year in a row, Family First wants to help meet your needs by offering the $1,200.00 We Care Loan at 8.90% APR for all Fulton County Board of Education employees. Click here for info.

     

    Kurios
    Cirque Du Soleil- Kurios

    Discount Tickets

    Save up to 20% off!

    Atlanta Falcons
    Atlanta Falcons Teachers Appreciation Game

    As a special thank you for all your hard work, we want to continue to show our appreciation with another special offer just for teachers! Join the Atlanta Falcons as we celebrate teachers for our New Year’s Day on January 1st game vs Arizona Cardinals. The offer includes access to discounted tickets and Holiday Koozies Mittens.

    January 1st - FALCONS vs CARDINALS @ 1:00PM

    WITH THE HOLIDAY BUNDLE YOU WILL RECEIVE:
    - Two game tickets
    - Two Holiday Koozie Mittens

    Inventory is limited in select areas of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
    Click here to purchase tickets.

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