Cobb County Kindergarten
and New First Grade Enrollment
Enrollment for all students entering a Cobb County kindergarten or first grade class for the first time in 2014-2015 will be on
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
8:30 - 11:00 am
Shallowford Falls Lobby
Please bring your child with you to complete a short screening.
The Shallowford Falls Fall Book Fair Fiesta will be March 17-21, and we are looking forward to seeing you there. Your child will be visiting the book fair with his/her class to preview the books. This year we invite you to come to preview the books with your child. The schedule is listed on the back of the flier sent home this week. At the preview you can take the time to view all the titles and make purchases too if you like.
Teacher Gift certificates will be available for purchase, which is a great way for the teachers to increase their classroom libraries. You may also buy a book from the Teacher’s wish list if you prefer.
We will be open each day starting at 7:30am. See the book fair hours below. Tuesday, March 18, is our Taco Tuesday Family Night, and we will be open for business that night for your convenience from 5:30-7:30pm. Paradise on the Border will be selling beef or chicken tacos in pairs with either soft or crunchy shells. Drinks will also be available for purchase. See the attached pre-order form. You do not need to send in money in advance; just please let us know you’ll be buying so that Paradise knows how much food to bring.
Wednesday night is the third grade Orff Concert. We will be open until 7:30 that night as well (no food this time though). We hope you’ll stop by to shop before or after the program.
Once again, we will be participating in the All for Books program. Jars for change will be in each classroom and at the cashier tables.This is a great way for us to increase our profit and to supply needy schools with books. Scholastic Book Fairs will match our money collected by donating one book for each $1.00 to one of three children’s charities. The money we collect will be used to purchase books from the book fair.
Book Fair hours are:
Monday, - 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Opens 7:30am - Taco Tuesday 5-7:30pm****
Wednesday – Opens 7:30am - Open during and after Orff Concert til 7:30pm
Thursday – 7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday - 7:30am- 12 noon
Check out our online book fair on the link below.
****See Media Center page for information about Taco Tuesday!
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.
Our next stop..Northern Division competition in Cobb County, at Lovinggodd Middle School on February 22. Congrats to our wonderful readers!!! What does the fox say? Wi-wi-wi-wi-wi-win!!!
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!
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications will be available beginning February 10, 2014. For more information, please see our 2014-15 School Choice website.
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.