What is Relay for Life? Relay for Life is one of only two charities that the county endorses. Money raised goes to the American Cancer Society and stays right here in Cobb County to help those fighting cancer. It funds many programs that help patients get to treatment appointments, gives breast cancer patients hands-on beauty techniques to manage the appearance side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, provides a place for families to stay while family members undergo treatment, and many more programs.
The Cobb County Relay for Life event this year is on May 2, the same night as our Famiy Movie Night here at Shallowford Falls. We will not be going out to the event at Jim R. Miller Park, but we still want to meet our goal to raise $2000 for the American Cancer Society. How can you help?
1. We have begun our Stomp Out Cancer fundraiser this week. We will be competing between classes to see how many purple feet each class can post in the hallway outside the classroom. Each foot costs $1. Send in a check made out to the American Cancer Society or to the Shallowford Falls Relay for Life Team, or you can send in cash. We will post a foot for every dollar donated (or a special Big Foot for each $20).
2. Buy a luminarie bag to honor someone who is battling cancer or as a memorial to someone who has lost the fight. Bags are $10 and should be decorated with the person's name. You can decorate it, or our Girls on the Run club will decorate it for you. The money should be sent in to the media center and will be added to your child's class's total. We will be lighting these luminaries at our Family Movie Night on May 2 on the path that leads to the field where the movie will be shown.
Click on the link below to get a copy of the flier that went home about the Relay for Life event.
Click on the link below to get a copy of the luminarie bag form.
Shallowford Falls' first annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Night on Wednesday, April 9, was a huge success. There was tons of science fun for the whole family, including hands-on science experiments, StarLab, Magic of Science demonstration, Computer Coding Games, iPad Lab, demonstrations by our Science Olympiad team and the Pope Robotics Team, and much more!
Saturday, March 1, could not have been more busy for students, parents, teachers, administrators, etc. It started with the District 2 Spelling Bee at Mabry Middle School. Our very own super speller, Shweta Krishnan, represented our school with 21 other school spelling champions (many of them middle schoolers). She was amazing, spelling word after word, round after round. She made it to the last five qualifiers. She placed fourth and we couldn't be more proud! Way to go, Shweta!
At the same time over at Walton High School, our Science Olympiad County Championship was taking place. While we don't have the final results as to whether or not we will move on to the State competition, here is the list of our results. Just click on the link below.
Finally, our Drama Kids Unlimited production of The Sound of Music concluded Saturday night to a full house.Some of the students from Science Olympiad were also in the musical, so it was an action packed day for many of our students. The play was wonderful and all our kids were so professional on stage and off. We're so proud to be foxes on this very busy day!!
The Winners are:
1st place: Maddie and Cetta Gatto
2nd place: Austin Long
3rd place: Claudia Graves
1st place: Sofia Poage and Daniela Diaz
2nd place: Emma Riser and Madison Nathan
3rd place: Kathryn Steele and Emma Okrent
1st place: Geetha Kasibhatla
2nd place: Justin Hahn
3rd place: Grace Lawton
Congratulations to all our winners! We can't wait to see your spectacular projects next Saturday at the Cobb County Science Fair
The front office cannot accept transportation changes after 1:45pm unless it is an emergency. Please be diligent about sending a note to your child's teacher in the morning for transportation changes.
Our fabulous Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team came in first place on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Western Region Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. They were incredibly well-prepared and confident, and showed such poise in their accomplishment. Thanks to the parents who practiced with them and helped them prepare, sent in snacks, and are their biggest cheerleaders.
On February 22, participated in the Divisional Competition and placed fourth Congrats to our wonderful readers!!! What a great season we had!!
Our own Shweta Krishnan has become the 2014 Cobb County Spelling Bee Champ! On Saturday, January 25, she became one of three students who will advance to the next level of competition--the District Spelling Bee which will take place in March. The other students were from Timber Ridge and Mabry Middle School. Congratulations, Shweta! We're so proud of your achievement!
December 9-13 was International Hour of Code. Over 11 million students worldwide learned how to program and code software to use on the computer. Thanks to Kari Long and our Foundation, every student at Shallowford Falls learned how to tell a computer how to make a program work. Mrs. Long, Mrs. Bowden and Mrs. Kelley worked with every class to show them their super coding powers! See the link below to learn about Hour of Code.
The Shallowford Falls Fox Trotters performed during half-time at the Georgia Tech basketball game on December 7. The Fox Trotters are a dance team comprised of fifty-nine 5th grade boys and girls and promotes physical fitness and school spirit through music and movement. They perform at various functions and assemblies throughout the school year. They have performed at the East Cobber Parade, the Fall Festival, and will be the half-time entertainment at Pope High School girls’ and boys’ basketball games next week. They are also scheduled to perform this year at the Shallowford Falls Holiday Sing, Pancake Breakfast, and annual Talent Show.
Parent Brochures explaining the new math concepts are also available on the teacher links page of our Shallowford Falls Web site.
The URL for ParentVue is https://parentvue.cobbk12.org . A link is posted under Parent Info on the district web site’s home page and titled: Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVUE.
The Cobb County School District is proud to introduce the Blackboard Connect Parent Portal, an online system designed to allow you to customize how you receive notifications from your child's school as well as from the district. The Blackboard Connect Parent Portal will allow parents to choose how they receive these notifications as well as keep that information up to date. Notifications can now be received by phone, text message, or email.
Click on the User Guide below for instructions:
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 7:40. 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.
With the help of some of the 5th graders, we came up with a REALLY cool name for this morning program. We are calling it FOX AM 720, similar to the radio station. It stands for Focus On eXercise AM (in the morning) at 7:20! We are telling everyone to "get tuned in"!!!
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.
Our school can earn as much as $60 from Georgia Natural Gas for each household or business in our school and community, and you don’t even need to be an existing customer. As a matter of fact, our school can earn more if you’re with another provider, and make the switch. Do you know who your current gas provider is?
Like other buyer-rewards programs, when you become a Georgia Natural Gas customer, you can save up to a $0.15 per therm discount in addition to the $5 that GNG donates every month you pay your bill. That adds up to $60 for each new customer, the first year.
If you’re already with Georgia Natural Gas, that’s good, too. Just go online to TrueBlueSchools.com and designate our school to start receiving donations – $5 every month will be donated as long as you’re an active customer.
So, would you like to help our school earn TrueBlue dollars for our Science Teacher and Lab?
It’s easy to get started. You can go to TrueBlueSchools.com and sign up to start earning. Either way, please remember to use the Promo code: TRUEBLUE, so our school gets the full credit and earnings for everyone who signs up.
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!!