Welcome to Chalker Elementary
Our vision is to spark wonder, dream dreams
and become more than ever imagined
Sharon Arduino - Principal
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Annette Bishop - Assistant Principal
Billy Pritz - School Leadership Intern
Chris Schoonover - Special Student Services Administrator
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is
again offering School Choice (HB 251
and SB10) transfers for the
2016-2017 school year. Individual school
capacity information and
applications will be available beginning
February 1, 2016 on the District
website. For more information, please
2016-17 School Choice
Donate to the
Chalker Foundation in order to “Save the Stem Lab”
Pancake Breakfast to benefit Tyson Griggs
See attached flyer
Hoops for Heart
for 4th & 5th grades on
Thursday, February 11 from 2:30-4:00.
Jump Rope for Heart Friday, February 12 during specials.
All donations due Friday, February 12th.
The yearbook would love to have any
pictures of school activities or events. We love to receive all of
your great pictures of your students for the yearbook this year.
Please submit your pictures to:
The deadline for yearbook orders and picture submission is
Friday, March 11, 2016.
Friday, February 26
Invention forms are due Friday, January 29th.
Chalker Administrative Team
Introducing the new Administrative Team members
The first few weeks of my Chalker experience have been amazing. The staff, the students and the community have been
extremely welcoming. This year I will be serving on the administration team as the School Leadership Intern.
I have spent the last ten years in the classroom, teaching 4th grade at Rocky Mount Elementary School
in East Cobb. I graduated this May with a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Berry College and decided to make the move out
of the classroom and into administration. Both my wife and myself, are products of the Cobb County School District. (McEachern and Harrison High School)
I am the proud dad of a year and a half old son, Will. After school, I put on my coaching hat. I coach soccer at NASA and have done so for the past 10
years. I have coached many Chalker alumni throughout the years. I cannot wait for this exciting school year and look
forward to meeting all of the Chalker family. Have a great year!
I am thrilled to have been chosen as the new Support and Services Administrator for Chalker Elementary
School. I come to Chalker with 16 years of experience in the Cobb County School District with eight years in the classroom.
During the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with teachers and students in all levels of our
education system here in Cobb. I am also proud to say that all three of my children have graduated from Cobb County Schools and
have continued their education through our State University System. I know this is going to be a great year for all of our Chalker students and
look forward to being a part of their education.
Thank You, Vulcan!!
Chalker Elementary would like to THANK Vulcan Materials Company for their financial support. We appreciate your donation to our STEM Lab.
Thank you for being such a gracious Partner In Education, supporting our local school programing.
Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt Fundraiser
School Council Representative Information Letter
Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for
School Bus Drivers!
Starting rate is $14.51/hour
Apply online: www.ccsdbusdriver.com
Chalker Teacher of the Year 2015-2016
Mrs. Ginny Lyon-Burling
||Marguerite Brand, our wonderful custodian, was voted Chalker's Classified Employee of
the Year for 2015-2016. She was also recently recognized for 36 years of dedicated service to CCSD.
Registering New Students at Chalker
Registration is handled between 8:00 am and 11:30 am each day.
For your convenience, you may make an appointment to register
your child. If you arrive after 11:30 am, we will be glad to
give you a registration packet to take home with you.
Class placement will depend on the information that the
enrolling adult provides and information from the previous
school. Once all the pertinent information is received, we
can place your child in a classroom.
Thank you for your help with the registration process.
Licenced Clinic Substitutes needed, $18.40 hourly rate.
Apply online at www.cobbk12.org
Student Birthday Celebrations
Thank you for taking the time to review the following school policy which can be found in the Chalker Parent / Student Handbook.
For children’s birthdays, treats may be brought during lunch time only, for the teacher to distribute to the students. We are
promoting a more health conscience approach to birthday treats and ask that you consider bringing mini cupcakes or something
more nutritious. Please do not bring party favors, balloons, etc. to the classrooms as this can interrupt valuable
Please coordinate all birthday treats beforehand ( 2 days ahead of time) with the classroom teacher so we can address any
We appreciate your support of this policy as we want to work
with you so that all students can participate in these special
Support Chalker..... join PTA, please click on the link
above to join PTA, find info about the PTA officers, Chalker
Chatter, fundraisers, food nights after school activities,
special events and much more.
Do you remember donating money and signing permission slips for Cobb County Performing Arts?
All the donations go to the county; they pay for 2nd and 5th grade field trips,
and then send the rest back to the school.
These programs were a huge hit with all the students, so please consider donating to this fund, click
here for more information and to download a
permission slip and the donation form.
Here are some of the upcoming Performing Arts programs. Some are sponsored by Chalker PTA and some are paid with Performing Arts donations.
3rd Grade (PA) - Holly Stephens: Laura Ingalls
K-5th Grade (PTA) - Laughing Matters Improv
2nd Grade (PA) - Ballet (Field Trip)
K and 1st Grade (PA) - Wendy Bennett: Sing!
4th Grade (PA) - Sherry Norfolk: Spine Tinglers
K-5th Grade (PA) - Atlanta Opera: "Stone Soup"
5th Grade (PTA) - GA Ensemble Theatre
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Did you know that State Child Protective Services has a
policy regarding lack of adequate supervision for children?
State Policy states
that children, ages 13 and above, can act as babysitters for
other children. Children, ages 9 – 12, can occasionally be
left unsupervised for brief periods of time. Children 8
years old and younger should never be left home alone.
Of course, a specific child’s immaturity and behavior
may necessitate adult supervision.