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)
Thank you all for coming to our fall book fair and supporting our media program. All proceeds go to purchasing supplies and resources for use by Shallowford Falls students and staff. Our fair was very successful thanks to all of our generous parents.
No book fair could take place without the help from a great group of volunteers. Christy Richards and Lisa Podolski are our book fair volunteer coordinators, and we were so fortunate to have such a great group of parents volunteering their time to set up, stock shelves, help the students create wish lists, man the cash registers and take down the fair.
We would also like to thank Anne Baker for coming up with the ideas for the decorations and spending countless hours creating her vision. Thanks to Debbie Buckley's sister, Cynthia, for decorating our horses for Mrs. Angelle and Mrs. Spiva's "joust."
Thanks also to Mrs. Angelle and Mrs. Spiva for being up for anything to promote our book fair. We appreciate Kim Puckett and Lindsey Drew for being our pages and Trish Douglas for letting us invade her space and handling the sound. Our teachers were great to be so flexible with their schedules to fit the joust in with not much notice. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
Our Fox Trot Fundraiser was an amazing success--the best fundraiser ever in our school's history!!! 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 count day on Thursday, we surpassed our goal of $40,00 and had received over $50,000!!! If you still have contributions to send in, please do so this week. We will have a final count day on Wednesday.
Mrs. Angelle and Mrs. Spiva promised that if we met our goal of $40,000, they would sleep on the roof. Thursday, they delivered!! Here are a few pictures of them as they settled in on the roof for the evening.
The children of Shallowford Falls appreciate your support!!
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.