Relationships, Rigor and Relevance for all
Preparing children for success within a global society
Do you know that our school spends thousands of dollars on high-quality, age-appropriate online resources for your child to use for research? We also have hundreds of ebooks at your fingertips by using one portal online. Did you know you can monitor yoru child's Accelerated Reader progress online too? Take an hour on Monday, september 29, from 6-7pm to learn how to use those resources to help your child succeed. Click on the flier below to read about the workshop.
When the East Cobber was scheduled during our fall break, we were disappointed that our wonderful Teacher of the Year, Kresta Kaplowitz, and our fabulous Classified Employee of the Year, Moira McDonough, wouldn't be honored properly. BUt we decided to have our own parade with the help of Ben and Jay and their "Zambonis." On Friday the entire study body lined the halls to show Kreasta and Moira how much they are loved! Congratulations to both of you!!
Mrs. Mills is organizing a garden clean up, adding plants to hillside in front of the playground, spreading mulch, and cleaning up the outdoor classroom area on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9am-12pm. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up using the following link:
Our Fox Trot Fundraiser is off to a GREAT start! The kids are excited about their classroom incentives and even more excited about helping raise money for our school!! Remember this is the ONLY fundraiser for the PTA for the year and will set the PTA budget. The funds raised through the Fox Trot Fundraiser will provide many of the supplemental classroom materials that are critical for our children to get the incredible education they receive at Shallowford Falls!!
After our first count day, we raised over $15,000!! Remember our goal is $40,000. PLEASE SEND YOUR DONATION ENVELOPES INTO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th for our second count day!! Your envelopes will be returned at the end of the day for your child to continue fundraising We only have 2 more count days before the Fox Trot on October 3rd!
The children of Shallowford Falls appreciate your support!! If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nina Corya at email@example.com or visit the PTA website at http://shallowfordfallspta.com/foxtrotfunrun/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.