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
We are approaching the
final phase of the learning resource acquisition
process for K-2 English Language Arts.
As a result of the committee review, community feedback, and local
school input, the following list of resources are being recommended for
Benchmark Education K-2
Benchmark Literacy K-2
Units of Study Writing K-2
Before a final
recommendation is made to the CCSD Board of Education, the materials
must be on display for public comment for 10 business days.
Print and digital
materials will be available for public review, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM –
4:30 PM at the following locations and dates:
Administrative Building - Lobby
514 Glover Street, Marietta, GA
27-Tuesday, May 10, 2016
CCSD Hawthorne Center - Room 139
1595 Hawthorne Avenue, Smyrna, GA
27-Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Should the Board of
Education move to approve the named resources above, they will be
scheduled for implementation in August of 2016.
Carton 2 Garden Video
2016-2017 Chalker Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Debbie Duncan
2016-2017 Chalker Classified Employee of
Ms. Amanda Stone
Donate to the
Chalker Foundation in order to “Save the Stem Lab”
We would like your feedback.
Please take the AdvancED Parent Survey.
You may complete the survey using your personal computer,
smartphone, or tablet. We encourage all parents to participate in
the AdvancED Parent Survey because the data will be used to inform the
school and the district of parent’s opinions and set goals for the
future. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to
AdvancED’s eProve for analysis.
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.
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
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.