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Preparing children for success within a global society
Tuesday, Sept. 23rd from 6-7:30 pm
Competitive Math Games for Students & Parents
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The PTA of Shallowford Falls is very excited to announce our new fundraiser, the “Fox Trot Fun Run”. Unlike other programs, our school and the Shallowford Falls PTA will retain 100% of the funds raised. This money will be used to support our very important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) initiatives. The funds will directly support programs and curriculum enhancements for every teacher, classroom and student. Our goal is to have more than one iPad in every classroom!
Our children will run their way to raising funds for our school. They will ask their family, friends and neighbors to make a donation, and they will in turn receive classroom incentives (class parties, homework passes, pajama days and more) based on the amount raised. Incentives are earned when preset donation goals are met. Calculations will be done based on collected amounts that are averaged per the number of students in the classroom. Incentives are not awarded individually, but are a class effort. Also, Mrs. Angelle and Mrs. Spiva, have agreed to present some of their very own school wide incentives.
Finally there will be many wonderful volunteer positions available. Volunteering is a great way to reconnect with old friends but also an amazing way to meet new friends in the SFE community. If you are interested in volunteering for this great new fundraiser, please feel free to contact Kelley Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her directly at 770-925-5568.
Come out and cheer for your child on the day of the Fox Trot Fun Run Dash – Friday, October 3rd – at the following times:
Pre-K & Kindergarten – 1:20pm-2:05pm
1st Grade – 12:30pm-1:15pm
2nd Grade – 10:30am-11:15am
3rd Grade – 8:50am-9:35am
4th Grade – 9:40am-10:25am
5th Grade – 8:00am-8:45am
TO ENTER A CREDIT CARD DONATION NOW, click on your child’s grade, find their teacher, and then proceed. Your child will also bring home a collection envelope for cash and check donations.
Keep an eye on our Thursday Memo for details and updates throughout the fundraiser!
100% of the funds raised will go directly to Shallowford Falls Elementary classroom and curriculum enhancements, teacher support, and a variety of school enrichment programs as well as funding our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) initiatives. Shallowford Falls Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the umbrella of the National PTA.
The 2014-15 Reflections Theme is:
“The world would be a better place if…”
The Categories that students can choose to participate in are as follows:
Have your student work on their Reflections entries now! For more details, contact: email@example.com
Shallowford Falls is continuing our journey towards state STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) certification. As part of this certification, we are required to have business, community (that is you), and post-secondary partnerships involved in the STEM instructional program 1-4 times per month. 100% of our teachers are ready, willing and are to teach STEM units. We cannot achieve certification without family involvement. Teachers plus our SF families are the formula for STEM success. Please take a moment to fill out this survey. Our students study all kinds of subject areas and we need lots of different occupations to help advise teachers and share with our students. We have 435 families at our school and we received only 22 surveys when it was sent out about a month ago. This sharing of real world knowledge is a requirement for state certification plus it helps our students explore different career choices. Thanks for helping to support our children’s education.
If you are a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader and are interested in trying out for the Shallowford Falls Science Olympiad 2015 team, please see Mrs. Goodman for a tryout study guide. Parents, you may also email her at Deborah.Goodman@cobbk12.org. She will deliver the study guide to each interested child. Tryouts will be September 26th, from 2:30-3:30pm.
Remember: Science Olympiad is an academic competition. Practice and serious commitment are requirements.
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.
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!!
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.