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Where quality teaching is building tomorrow...today!
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Annette Bishop - Assistant Principal

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Chalker Community,
Please support Jenny Taylor, fifth grade teacher, with her "Donors Choose Grant".  Ms. Taylor is raising money to purchase iPads to use in her classroom.  Donations can be made through the folowing website link
If link does not work you can go to www.donorschoose.org and type 30144 into the projects near me window to pull up her grant. You will know you are donating to the correct project because you will see her name at the top and  the name of our school.
Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Linda Bryant, our wonderful custodian, was voted Chalker's Classified Employee of the Year for 2014-15.

CONGRATULATIONS TO GIANNA O. AND EMMA H.
State level winners for Reflections, well done girls, good luck at the National level!

CRCT Testing Dates
Wednesday, April 23rd through Teusday, April 29th

CPR Training At Palmer Middle School
Saturday, April 26th, please see flyer: CPR training

Attention 5th graders
Palmer middle school have a few special events coming soon:
April 10th- Music/AVID open house from 5:30-7:00 pm.
May 6th- Rising 6th grade parent night from 6:30-7:30.

Registering a New Students at Chalker
Registration is handled between 8:30am and 12:30pm each day. 
For your convenience, you may make an appointment  to register your child.  If you arrive after 1 pm, 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.

Chalker Writing Fair Winners
Congratulations the all of our writing fair winners, all first place winners will go on to the CCSD writing Fair!

Kindergarten

Third Grade

1st           Norah L

1st           Aryan C

2nd          Mason R

2nd          Nathan W

                Abigail H

                Leanna R

                Landon D

                Stephanie B

First Grade

                Juan M

1st           Mya W

Fourth Grade

2nd          Austin K

1st           Shaynah K          

                Jared M

2nd          Averie E

                Raygan W

                Malachi M

                Melanjah P

                Braeden H

Second Grade

                Hersh M

1st           Sophia M

Fifth Grade

2nd          Lina T

1st           Michelle M

                Colin M

2nd          Nevin K

              Gabby M

                Rosalia H

              Emilia M

                Ariel S

Jump rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart
Congratulations to all Chalker families, this year we raised over $12,000 for the American Heart Association, way to go!

Science Fair
Congratulations to all Science Fair participants, there were some exceptional projects this year!  Winners were:
Kindergarten: Sophie L, Jasmine R, Amon H
1st grade: Karim T, Leah L, Miles S
2nd grade: Mayuri P, Clair L, Emelia M
3rd grade: Adam H, Aryan C, Nathan W
4th grade: Nelitha K, Andrew M, Chloe B
5th grade: Cooper L, Arun D, Rosie H



Cooper L, & Nelitha K - County level winners!

Spelling Bee
Congratulations to our class spelling Bee winners, they were Devin C, Nicole D, Roshan D, Christian H, Nevin K, Hayden L, Hersh M, Michelle M, Ian P, Ariel S. Our alternate is Hayden L and the 2013-2014 spelling Bee winner is Hersh M, well done by all.
 

Geography Bee
Congratulations to all the Geography Bee class winners, they were:
Briggs A, Olivia A, Riley C, Jake E, Kelly H, Hayden L, Malachi M, Audrey P, Ian P, and Sarah T.  After several intense rounds, the final two standing were Hayden L and Malachi M. with Hayden just edging out Malachi for the wining trophy.  Good luck to Hayden as he advances to the next stage.

2014-15 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications will be available beginning February 10, 2014.  For more information, please see our 2014-15 School Choice website.

GEORGIA PARENT SURVEY
Please take time to complete the Georgia Parent Survey. The results from this survey will be used to calculate Chalker’s School Climate Star Rating as part of the CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Performance Index). The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete and the link is listed below.
Parents will access the 20 questions survey (5 -10 minutes) at Georgia Parent Survey at: http://admin.doe.k12.ga.us/gadoe/sla/gaparents.nsf/Survey.xsp
After you click on the link, a drop-down menu will appear and the parent will use the drop-down menu to select their school district and their school. 
Thank you for your time and support,
Mrs. Arduino

This is our Our Wonder Board which goes with the Chalker School Vision of SPARK WONDER, DREAM DREAMS AND BECOME MORE THAN EVER IMAGINED.  Students write an I wonder question.  Other students take those questions  home, research and write the answer and then share the information on the morning news.  Come and check out the great questions and the even greater answers, the board is right outside the cafeteria!

Congratulations!!!

the folowing students were winners at the Tom Mathis council level:

Zach A - 1st grade Photography
Gianna O - 1st grade Dance Choreography
Claire L - 2nd grade Literature
Emma H - 3rd grade Literature
Lauren H - 3rd grade Dance Choreography
Nevin K - 5th grade Music Composition

They will represent Chalker at the next level GOOD LUCK!

Reflection winners
Congratulations to our Reflections winners, the 1st and 2nd place winners will go on to represent Chalker at the council level.

Literature

1st place

Isabella E

1st grade

1st place

Clare L

2nd grade

1st place

Isabela W

3rd grade

2nd place

Emma H

3rd grade

1st place

Audrey P

4th grade

2nd place

Jamie T

4th grade

3rd place

Jesselyn R

4th grade

1st place

Arun D

5th grade

2nd place

Kirana W

5th grade

Dance Choreography

1st place

Gianna O

1st grade

1st place

Lauren H

3rd grade


Music Composition

1st place

Nevin K

5th grade

2nd place

Roshan D

5th grade

Honorable Mention

Ellie A

5th grade


Photography

1st place

Zach A

1st grade

1st place

Yasmeen Q

3rd grade

1st place

Ryan H

5th grade


Visual Arts

1st place

Ania R

Kindergarten

1st place

Miles S

1st grade

2nd place

Gianna O

1st grade

1st place

Mayuri P

2nd grade

2nd place

Alexander P

2nd grade

Honorable Mention

Kolby S

2nd grade

Honorable Mention

Aaron K

2nd grade

Honorable Mention

Aileen R

2nd grade

1st place

Parker B

3rd grade

2nd place

Brooke S

3rd grade

Honorable Mention

Afia R

3rd grade

Honorable Mention

Javier R

3rd grade

Honorable Mention

Kenneth D

3rd grade

1st place

Averie E

4th grade

2nd place

Audrey P

4th grade

1st place

Meghan H

5th geade

2nd place

Kirana W

5th grade

Honorable Mention

Arun D

5th grade

Red Ribbon week @ Chalker.
Check out all the wonderful and colorful outfits on our slideshow on the right.

School Council Update:
Thank you parents for participating in the School Council Elections.  Kathleen McElroy has been elected as the new parent/business person.   We appreciate your assistance and support with this process.

Clinic Substitutes
Licenced Clinic Substitutes needed, $18.40 hourly rate.
Apply online at www.cobbk12.org

Students' birthday celebrations
Parents,
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 instructional time.
Please coordinate all birthday treats beforehand ( 2 days ahead of time) with the classroom teacher so we can address any student allergies.

We appreciate your support of this policy as we want to work with you so that all students can participate in these special treat days. 
Thank you!

Preventing Cold & Flu:
Fact from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Students who wash their hands at least four times a day will take 24% fewer sick days from colds and flu.”

Chalker PTA
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.

Chalker Elementary School meets the HealthierUS School Challenge – April 2013

Chalker Elementary School is making national news by working to support and improve the health of our children and our community. As part of their effort, Chalker Elementary School is featuring healthy items on their menus and emphasizing physical education and activity to students. Their efforts are part of the HealthierUS School Challenge.

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary certification available to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. It supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign by recognizing schools that create healthier school environments through promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the initiative encourages all schools to take a leadership role in helping students make healthier eating and activity choices that will last a lifetime. Schools, including Chalker Elementary School, that champion the HUSSC work hard to make changes to their school nutrition environment in order to (1) improve the quality of the foods served, (2) provide students with nutrition education, and (3) provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activity.

To qualify for an award, a school must submit a formal application and meet basic criteria set forth by the FNS. The HUSSC criteria reflect the recommendations of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and also apply to those foods sold outside of the organized school lunch meal. HealthierUS Schools must also have a local school wellness policy and those that receive the HUUSC award commit to meeting the criteria throughout their four year certification period. Chalker Elementary School qualified for the Bronze Award of Distinction.

Performing Arts
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.

Click on the Cheetah mural to take a tour of our school!

Chalker is a STEPS TO RESPECT school.
We believe bullying is unfair and one sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frighting, threatening or leaving someone out on purpose.

Chalker After School enrichment programs
Click here for a complete list of programs, times, locations and contacts.

Chalker
Blockers
Chalker
Chorus
Chalker
Running Club
Drama
Club
Visions
Art Club
Kidchess
Kids 'N
Motion
Kidzart  

Supply lists for 2013-2014
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Clinic
  Target

Click here for more information on:

 Thank you for your support of Cobb Schools Foundation!  Proceeds from these events/activities help the Foundation provide grants to teachers, scholarships for graduating seniors, ASP scholarships to kids in need, Project 2400, Classified Employee of the Year awards and many other programs funded by the Cobb Schools Foundation.

CCSD District Calendar of Events
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