We are rolling out our summer reading program this week. As your child comes to the media center or to the computer lab, they will be given a user name and password at www.scholastic.com/summer. We are going through the process of registering with third through fifth graders. Kindergarten through second graders are going to be bringing the information home to have you help them register. Click on a quick form below.
The idea is to help Scholastic break the World Record for reading minutes counted from May 4-September 15. It's all about getting students to be motivated to read every day this summer. They can go onto the Scholastic website and log in their minutes. There are prizes and games to play as well as logging in minutes, so spend some time and explore the site. You'll be able to monitor the progress of the school too. We'll check in during the summer and post updates on our progress.
We also encourage you to take your child to the Mountain View Public Library this summer to sign up for the summer reading program. They will be able to check out books to keep reading. The younger students may want to stay for storytimes or participate in other summer activities. Between the public library and the Scholastic Reading Challenge, we hope that your child will stay busy having a great time AND continue reading all summer.
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!
Thank all to all of our wonderful parents who support our school and PTA. We are a School of Excellence due to the PTA, Foundation, staff, and parents working collectively as a team to give our students the best educational experience.
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! Way to go Foxes!!
The Foundation of Shallowford Falls is excited to host the 2nd Annual STEM Night at SFE on April 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Families will get hands-on experience in STEM education, with experiments in science, technology, engineering, and math. This year, there will be demonstrations from local scientists in their field of work, visits from historic scientific characters, the STARLab, and more! Students who attend will receive a homework pass!
We couldn't run this event without volunteers! If you are able to help out for one hour, please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa8a62caafc1-stem
The Cobb County Regional Science Olympiad was held at Walton High School on Saturday, March 7th.
This was the largest regional competition in the state with 33 teams. There were 18 events and we have 20 students on our team. We have 8 fifth grade students, 6 fourth grade students and 6 third grade students. This is our youngest team ever!!
Our team scored in the top 10 in 12 out of the 18 events!! This is quite an accomplishment with 33 teams represented—half the size of the state competition. After all the scores, we were 3rd in the Cobb County Regional Science Olympiad! We are on our way to the State Science Olympiad in May!!
See link below for results.
We want to congratulate all the winners!
3rd place winners were Victoria Damato and Katie Yim
2nd Place winners were Evyn Shelnutt and Kelly Wu
1st place went to Charlie Williams with Magic of Flight
3rd place winners were Caroline Heintzelman and Cetta Gatto
2nd plance winners were Ben Lee and Grant Thomas
1st place winners were Liam Murray and Jace Lavelle with Rubber Bands for Energy
3rd place winners were Nicole Shamaie, Emma Altrichter, Marena Amorim
2nd place winners were Emma Riser and Madison Nathan
1st place winner was Bryce Horton and Gavin Sollenberger with The Drop!
Congratulations to all the winners! First place winners will go onto county competition on Sat. March 7 at Walton High School!
Our Shallowford Falls Reading Bowl team placed third at the Regional competition in Carrollton, Georgia, on Saturday, February 7th. Eleven teams from the western region of the state were in the competition. Placing first was the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics. Our team tied for second with A. L. Burruss Elementary from Marietta City Schools but lost in a tie-break round. While our quest for the State championship ends here, we are so proud of our team's performance. They were competitive yet showed admirable sportsmanship throughout. Way to go, foxes!!
An unFURgettable night on the town was enjoyed by 15 lucky Shallowford Falls Foxes who rolled down to Buckhead in style for a most memorable evening on Friday, February 6th. Thank you to Mr. DeVigne and Ms. Drew for sponsoring the good times which provided a touch o’ class and a whole lot o’ groove! So much appreciation goes out to the Fur Bus and La Grotta Ristorante Italiano for making this event possible. All proceeds benefitted the Foundation of Shallowford Falls.
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.
She did it again! Shweta Krishnan was crowned Shallowford Falls Spelling Bee Champion for the second year in a row after the spelling bee on Wednesday, December 3. Runner up was Lena Pierce. Two members from each class of fourth and fifth graders competed in front of third, fourth, and fifth graders as well as parents in a fierce battle of tricky words. Shweta will continue on to the next round of competition in January. Congratulations to all of our great spellers!
Shweta Krishnan (left) and Lena Pierce (right)
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.
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.