Welcome to Blackwell Elementary
P.R.O.U.D. to be a Bulldog
Our Mission:  Believe, Excel, Succeed!

Missy Shackelford, Principal
Karen Wacker, Assistant Principal
Wes Satterfield, Support and Services Administrator

No Student Checkout from 1:45-2:25 in the office.  This is for the safety of all students at dismissal.

 


New Kindergartners Tour and Q & A session
Tuesday, April 24
5:30-6:30
Meet with Administrators and Kindergarten Teachers
Ask Questions to learn about Blackwell
Tour the school

We look forward to meeting with you!

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PTA SNOW CONES FOR SALE
Wednesday, April 24
Only $1 each
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5th grade ROCK EAGLE Parent Meeting
Thursday, April 26
6:00-7:30
Critical information will be shared about the field trip!



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Field Day is Friday, April 27....we NEED VOLUNTEERS
It's time to prepare for our 2018 Field Day! Our students look forward to this special event. As always, parents play a very important role in field day activities. Field Day will be held for all grades levels on FRIDAY, APRIL 27th from 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:30 to sign-up for a station, help set up, and go over instructions. In addition, volunteers are asked to stay until 1:30 to help clean up. We appreciate you volunteering your time to work a station or activity. If inclement weather occurs, we will have a modified Field Day so please still plan to come. 

Please do not bring strollers or children not enrolled at Blackwell since we will have over 850 students, parents, and teachers on campus. Thank you for enforcing good sportsmanship and cooperation. We could not have Field Day without you! 
PLEASE SIGN UP HERE:  http://signupgenius.com/go/30e0844aea82ba31-blackwells



Thanks to parents of our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who took the EOG/Milestones test over the past 2 weeks.  Because of your efforts to get your child to school on time each day, we were able to give 100% of the assessments by the deadline!!! That is a major accomplishment!! The tests have now been turned in and we expect scores in a few weeks!!


HELP NEEDED FOR A FAMILY!!

WHY:  Jen Lane, sister of Blackwell’s Teacher of the Year, 3rd grade teacher Liz Chandler, was injured in a horrible accident during the recent snowfall.  While out walking in the snow with her husband and son, a tree branch fell on her, hitting her in the head and severing her spinal column, which has caused permanent paralysis. Jenny has a long road to recovery, and she and her family need any and all help from Blackwell and its surrounding communities.  

If you would like to make a donation, please go to support the Go Fund Me page that has been set up for her.

THANK YOU!

 

survey                                               Survey for Parents from the State of Georgia
Please click
HERE to take a survey about Blackwell Elementary.  Click on your language, choose Cobb County, then choose Blackwell Elementary and finally answer all the questions.  The state would like to hear your opinion. The survey will be used to calculate the Climate Rating for Blackwell and will be part of the school's CCRPI score.  We value your input!



 

box tops
Please collect, cut out, and turn in Box Tops (in a ziploc with child's name and grade level) to Mrs. Spence in the gym.  There is a grade level competition to see which one turns in the most Box Tops.  Also, any student who turns in 100 or more Box Tops throughout the year will be invited to a breakfast at the end of the year.  Box Top money is used to purchase new PE equipment.  Thank you for your help!!

IT'S TIME TO PLAN AHEAD!

mark your calendarCobb County School District will have several EARLY RELEASE DAYS in 2017-18.  Please note the following dates on which students will be released at 12:30 p.m.  You will need to be in the car rider line or at bus stops approximately 2 hours earlier than usual.  ASP will be open as usual until 6:00.   The dates remaining for this year are:  May 22-23.

 

registration

Registration for 2017-18 School Year

Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. only! New students will begin classes the following day after registration is complete.

There are FIVE (5) main documents required of ALL students prior to being enrolled in the District. To help ensure that the enrollment process for your child goes as smoothly as possible, please refer to the following items:

1. CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION: as required by Georgia Law 20-2-771:

  • Georgia Form 3231

2. CERTIFICATE OF VISION, HEARING, DENTAL, AND NUTRITIONAL SCREENING: as required by Georgia Law 20-2-770 (Georgia Form 3300)

3. PROOF OF BIRTH DATE: for students enrolling in kindergarten (the age of five on or before Sept. 1) or first grade (the age of six on or before Sept 1),

4. PROOF OF RESIDENCY: 

Any Two items from the list below are required by the person(s) enrolling a child in the District.

  1. home ownership title
  2. lease or rental agreement
  3. current utility monthly statement

5. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: According to Georgia Law 20-2-150d; An official copy of the student’s Social Security card/number is required for enrollment.

OTHER DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR ENROLLMENT

6. A valid transcript and a withdrawal form from the student’s previous school is essential for appropriate academic placement.

7. For those students enrolling in the Special Education Program: the parent/guardian may provide a copy of the student’s latest IEP.

8. Custodial Documents: The District may request proof of custody in situations involving multiple adults claiming control of the same student.

Additional Information:

The School May Also:

  1. request proof of custody or custody documentation; or
  2. suggest that the adult with whom the student lives obtain legal guardianship.
  3. other information the school deems necessary for proper placement.
  4. request proof of age and name verification; and

Provide the names and phone numbers of persons who may pick up your child if you cannot be reached, and the name and phone number of your child's doctor.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BLACKWELL'S 2017-18 TEACHER OF THE YEAR AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR!

TOTY CEOTY

Left to Right:  Mrs. Stephanie Rush (Classified Employee of the Year) and Mrs. Liz Chandler (Teacher of the Year).  Voted on by their colleagues, Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. Rush represent the very best of the Blackwell staff.  They both are passionate about teaching children, work well with other staff members, and go above and beyond to provide a great learning experience for students.  We are proud of both of you!


Reminders:

- The school building opens at 7:20 a.m. Please do not drop students off before 7:20 a.m.
- School starts at 7:50 AM
- Breakfast will be served until 7:45 AM
- Student check-out is not permitted after 1:45 PM
- All transportation changes must be in the form of a hand written note with a signature and a date. We cannot accept changes that are sent via email, fax, text, or phone.


Cobb County School District is now offering Office 365 to students. For more information please visit the district’s Instructional Technology page. The student username was sent to parents in an email from the district. It is similar to an email address. The student password for Office 365 is their student number.


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