Relationships, Rigor and Relevance for all
Preparing children for success within a global society
Thanks so much for your support of our Book Fair. All profits from the Book Fair go toward buying books and supplies for our media program. Click on the link below to connect to the online sales site.
Students, please consider entering the Doodle 4 Googe What makes me…ME contest. Celebrate self expression and create a design that could be placed on the Google homepage! The winner also receives a $30,000 college scholarship, $50,OOO Google for Education Technology Grant, and a chance for you and a teacher to visit the Google Headquarters! Please take an entry form from Mrs. Lyon in the Art Room. Click on the link below for details.
Parents needing information on Gifted Eligibility in Cobb County please click here. Also, if you would like to watch a video regarding the Gifted Eligibility Process and Service Models please click here. Should you have specific questions or need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact Shallowford Falls Elementary School’s Gifted Education Specialist, Dana Stewart at Dana.Stewart@cobbk12.org.
Planning is already underway for our AWESOME annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction scheduled for February 6th, 2016! In order to make this event a success, we rely on local businesses and personal contacts who may be able to donate to this event! Items to think about: vacation homes, events, concerts, experiences, services and the list goes on! Please think about any contacts or individuals that you may know that could help make this auction the best yet! All proceeds go to the funding of our wonderful STEM lab teacher, Mrs. Mills and our ongoing STEM initiative. Please contact Meredith Warlick email@example.com if you have any questions, items to donate or want to assist the committee in securing items!
WE DID IT, WE DID IT! Together we raised over $30,000 for our school! Thank you for ALL your hard work and dedication in making our 2nd Fox Trot Fun Run a HUGE SUCCESS! Our Foxes are cannot wait to "whip" our principals into a HUMAN ice cream sundae (stay tuned for a date)!
Our Foxes had a blast running, skipping, jumping their way around the field during the Fox Trot Fun Run. It was a beautiful day! A HUGE THANK YOU to our AMAZING Mrs. Douglas (aka Super Douglas) and Mr. Puckett (aka Batman) for making this event so much fun, we could not have done it without you!
Thank you very much for all of your donations! The money collected from this fundraiser will be used to support our Media Center "Learning Commons" upgrade initiative. Our Foxes will now have a wonderful new place to learn, laugh and grow in the heart of our school thanks to your support!
Shallowford Falls is proud to help students and families in our Cobb County community each school year. The following is our plan for Community Outreach this year. If you can contribute an item, know that it will be needed and appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 9-13th - Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 30-December 4 - Hollydale Elementary Toy Drive
January 11-15 - Lassiter High School Food Pantry
February 8-12 - Hollydale Elementary Treasure Box
March -14-18 - M.U.S.T. Ministries
May 9-13th - School Supplies for Shallowford Falls and Hollydale Elementary
I’m excited to tell you about a very special program I’m coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!
All around Shallowford Falls, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. A drop-off box will be located in the media center for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!
Shallowford Falls continues with our second year toward our state S.T.E.M. certification. S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We are preparing your children to become better problem solvers, critical thinkers and to how to collaborate with others. Exciting and engaging activities to look for are:
Please join our Foundation and continue to support their efforts to completely fund our S.T.E.M. program. They fund our Technology and S.T.E.M. Lab teacher’s salaries and materials, classroom technology needs such as iPads and Osmos, and many other S.T. E.M. related needs that will support our state S.T.E. M. certification process.
Please visit our Family S.T.E.M. blog for more information about our exciting plans for 2015-16.
www.shallowfordfalls.typepad.com/Family_Stem You can also find the link on our Shallowford Falls blog page. The link is S.T.E.M. 411 on the left hand side of the web page. Thank you for your continued support!
Reserve your spot and mark your calendar for these
Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.
Join us in the Shallowford Falls Media Center for a series of presentations that will help you enrich your child’s education.
Parent Investment 103: Building a Passionate Reader in 10 minutes a day..Nov. 11th
Time Management 104: Skip the Summer Slump: grade level activities to
keep your child’s mind active this summer April 20th
Panic Management 105: Getting Ready for Middle School: 3 traps to avoid and 4 skills to
Classes are limited to 25 people each.
Go to signupgenius.com and reserve your space today!
EXCITING NEWS: On Tuesday, Shallowford Falls Elementary School was awarded the "Outstanding Partner in Education Award" by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce for our community outreach partnership with our sister school, Hollydale Elementary. Hollydale Elementary nominated our school for this wonderful award! Our Fox families are very generous in their participation in our community outreach
program. We are very proud and honored that Hollydale recognized us for this award.
House Bill 244 was passed by the legislature and signed by the governor in the spring of 2013. HB 244 is the law that guides school districts on the necessary components of school leader and teacher evaluation instruments. Included for the first time in this law is a measurement to account for student learning growth that occurs in a course or grade.
The Cobb County School District will implement Student Learning Objective Assessments during the 2015-2016 school year. These assessments consist of a pre-test in August/September and a post-test in April/May.
What is a Student Learning Objective (SLO)?
SLOs are subject-specific learning objectives that provide growth measures for student learning. Teams of Cobb County teachers from throughout the district developed the SLO assessments that we will administer this spring.
For the 2015-2016 school year, the SLO implementation requires teachers to use assessments to determine student growth over the course of the year. The results of these assessments ensure that students, teachers, and schools are moving toward a common vision of exemplary instruction and high levels of student academic growth.
Take a photo, write a story or poem, draw a picture or produce a film or dance to show how you would “let your imagination fly”!
This is the PTA Reflections theme for 2015-16 and we are looking to send more Shallowford Falls Students to County and State next year.
Each year, our PTA challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. Supporting this program is one way you can encourage children’s creativity, increase student achievement, and promote the arts in your home, our school, and our community.
Music Composition, Literature, Dance Choreography, Visual Arts, Photography and Film Production
For more information or questions please contact Amy Grice at email@example.com
On April 30th, our school and its PTA were recognized by the 9th District, Georgia PTA and received the following awards: 1st Place - Outstanding Local Unit, Model PTA, Hearst Family-School Partnership "Communicating Effectively" and Best Ideas! We are so proud of our school community! It's awesome to be a Fox!
Additionally, our school and our PTA were recognized by the East Cobb County Council PTA and the Georgia PTA and awarded the following: Model PTA, Spectacular Eight, Best Ideas, Pacesetter, Early Bird, Visionary and Oak Tree! We are so proud of all the awards our PTA received this year! Shallowford Falls shines thanks to your support!
Shallowford Falls teachers, Kim Puckett, Amanda Svagdis, and Chelsea McConnell attended a Nanoscience conference at Georgia Tech last summer. They completed a design challenge with students to earn grant money in nanoscience—the study of structures and materials on the scale of nanometers. Your fingernails grow a nanometer every second—that’s how small it is! The teachers taught nano lessons which coincided with their curriculum throughout the fall. On December 5-6, they were each able to take two students to a follow-up extension conference at Georgia Tech. At the conference, they presented their design challenge and explained what they had made.
We invite any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader that DOES NOT have P.E. that day to come down to the gym for some morning fitness! We will start at 7:20 and end around 7:45. Please keep in mind that this is not recess, come ready to work!
This is an opportunity for students to get the "wiggles" out before they start their instructional day. Again, only come on the days you don't have P.E.
We are very excited and hope to see all the foxes there!!!
Whether you are new to our school or a seasoned veteran, we'd like to ask you to take some time to view our updated student handbook. This document contains many important rules and procedures for Shallowford Falls Elementary school.
You can CLICK HERE to view the document, or find it under Shallowford Falls Information on the right side of this page.
This holiday season is a great time to save money at Target by registering for a Target Red Card. Every time you use your Target debit or credit card, you'll save 5% on your purchase, get free shipping on Target.com AND Shallowford Falls will get 1% back as well. There are other advantages as well, so go to the link below and sign up before the holidays to get the discounts when you need them most. Shallowford Falls has already received over $1000 from this great program, so sign up today!!
The Cobb School District has revised their policy on absenteeism as of August 10, 2011. It addresses unexcused absences, and offers new timelines and tips regarding student absences. Please click on the link below and take a minute to read through the new policy. We are sure you will agree that your child's success depends on his/her regular attendance at school.