On January 17, our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team placed second out of 27 teams in the Cobb County Ruffin Reading Bowl. The team has been practicing since August to prepare for the bowl. They read 16 Georgia Children's Book Award Nominees, wrote questions for practice, took AR tests, and participated in weekly drills answering detailed quesitons about the books. The top two finishers in the County competition move onto the Regional competition held at the University of West Georgia on February 7.
Congratulations to our great Ruffin Readers!
CALLING ALL 5TH GRADE PARENTS!
Believe it or not, the planning process has already begun for this year’s 5th Grade Celebration! If you have any photos that you would like to submit for the slideshow, please upload to the following site: http://www.dropevent.com/gallery/pho82864
(NO SMARTPHONE IMAGES PLEASE)
If you have any questions, or would like to help to plan this event, please contact Rachael Astorga at email@example.com
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage.
Please join us for an exciting morning of family fun at The Foundation of Shallowford Falls’ Annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction from 8:30am to 11:30am in the cafeteria on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Enjoy hot pancakes with your family and then be entertained in the gym by Martial Arts, the Fox Trotters, a performance from the upcoming drama Peter Pan, and a performance from a select group of Ms. Boland’s music classes. Students and their families may also participate in fun learning activities in the STEM Lab and the Technology Lab. More information and an opportunity to buy pancake tickets will be sent home with your child soon.
We have a critical need for volunteers to help us prepare for the event, secure silent auction items, as well as, work the day of the event. If you would like to help us, please contact Adrianne Morin at Adrianne.firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation's fundraising efforts.
Parents, the state would like your input about Shallowford Falls Elementary School, by taking the Georgia Parent Survey. Parents you can complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone or iPad. We would appreciate all parents participating in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used to calculate the Shallowford Falls’ School Climate Star Rating, which is a diagnostic tool within the CCRPI score for our school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.
Georgia Parent Survey: http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp
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.