All Events are Postponed Indefinitely

Chalker Elementary School

Nicole Bristow, Principal

Jeff Jones AP | Shannon Robertson SLI  I Melanie Miller SSA

 

 

Annette Bishop, AP  |    |  Chris Schoonover, SSA

325 North Booth Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 678-494-7621
Fax: 678-494-7623

Welcome to Chalker Elementary

Our vision is to spark wonder, dream dreams
and become more than ever imagined

Nicole Bristow - Principal, welcome letter
Jeff Jones - Assistant Principal
Shannon Robertson - School Leadership Intern
 Melanie Miller - Support Services Administrator


Chalker Happenings 

4/3/2020

The Chalker Staff Miss Seeing You

Miss You!

Staff Photo

Chalker's Vision

4/1/2020

Per Governor, Cobb Schools will Remain Closed Through End of 2019-2020 School Year

 

We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on guidance from the Georgia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as our state leaders.

 

In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance and to best prioritize student and staff safety, Cobb Schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Per executive order from Governor Kemp on April 1, 2020 all public schools and colleges in the state of Georgia will be closed through May.

 

Digital learning will not occur over spring break which is from April 6th through April 10th.

 

Food distribution will continue over spring break at all designated sites across Cobb County on Monday, April 6th.

 

Further academic guidance will be made available by the end of the day tomorrow, Thursday April 2nd.

 

4/1/2020

Step One:

 

Go to: [olr.cobbk12.org]olr.cobbk12.org

 

Step Two:

 

Complete: Online Registration

 

*You can register using most internet enabled devices

 

Our goal is to register your student efficiently and effortlessly through this safe and secure system. The enrolling adult can register all students in their family at one time. This tool will provide the convenience of entering information with the ability to save the work for later completion. If you have a current Cobb county student, you will need to use your ParentVue account to register additional new students. Current families that do not have a ParentVue account will need to contact their local school to receive a ParentVue activation code prior to completing the Online Registration for your new student.

 

Documents Needed:

 

Please upload the following documents.

 

State law requires a Certificate of Immunization (Form #3231) and a Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutritional Screening (Form #3300) available from physicians or the Cobb County Health Department. Form #3300 must be dated within 12 months of the first day of school (August 3, 2020).

 

Proof of birth: A certified copy of Birth Certificate, Military ID, Passport, Adoption Record, a religious record authorized by a religious official, an official school transcript, or an affidavit of age. Social Security Card or Cobb County School District Waiver Form JBC-4. The social security number will be required by the state for students applying for the HOPE scholarship.

 

Two (2) proofs of residency (one of each) Home ownership documentation or lease/ rental agreement; and one (1) current utility monthly statement

 

Useful Links

Online Registration

Enrollment and Immunization Requirements

3/31/2020

Check out Mr. Hale's, Art Teacher, First YouTube Video!

3/22/2020

Chalker's Digital Spirit Week

3/20/2020

During week two of Cobb Schools’ partnership with MUST Ministries, the District and non-profit have built a long-term solution to provide students with a 5-day supply of breakfasts and lunches at 8 school locations on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first day of the meal distributions will be Monday, March 23. 

The school locations selected for the meal distributions include schools with more than 50% Free and Reduced Lunch populations. 

Cobb Schools Food Service staff will make the food as it is provided by the District and MUST volunteers will distribute to students curbside. The meals can only be served to Cobb County students under 18 years of age, and students must be physically present.  

The weekly breakfast and lunch distributions can be sustained through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year or until Cobb Schools re-opens. However, MUST needs volunteers to help by giving food donations and to sign up here to help with food distributions at schools. Please join us as we help our community in need. 

 Breakfast and Lunch School Distribution Locations from 11 am – 1 pm:

·         Acworth Elementary 

·         Bryant Elementary 

·         Campbell HS 

·         Compton Elementary 

·         East Cobb Middle 

·         Garrett Middle  

·         Osborne High  

·         Riverside Intermediate 

The new school locations will replace sites where food boxes were provided this week.

Learn More

3/15/2020

Chalker Elementary classroom teachers will continue to communicate with parents through the method they have always used this year.  Our specialists (art, music, P.E., and STEM) have put together some resources/activities for students during the school's closing.  Please click the pictures below for more information. 

Art (Mr. Hale)                   Music (Ms. Collins) P.E. (Mrs. Huck)                   STEM (Ms. Taylor)

Message from the Principal

                    

Greetings, Chalker Families!
I hope this message finds everyone well. We are currently navigating uncharted territory with the school closure. Please know that we will keep you up to date with information as it is provided to us. Our staff has been working diligently to prepare digital and distance lessons and activities for our Chalker students. It has been recommended that our kindergarten through second students work for an hour a day, and our third through fifth grade students work for two hours a day. Teachers will be communicating through their regular digital format. Feel free to reach out to them with any questions or concerns related to schoolwork. Mr. Jones, Mrs. Robertson and I will be available through email with any other questions. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need something. We will be consistently checking our email messages throughout the day. We will do our best to help everyone through this period of school closure.
The administration team is so grateful to be in such a wonderful community. Our teachers, staff and students have been taking this situation in stride. We know this is an unprecedented circumstance and will come with challenges. We will do what we can to support the Chalker community. You will find two links at the bottom of this communication for resources. Thank you for your time, energy and effort throughout this period, and we look forward to seeing everyone back soon!
Regards,
The Chalker Administration Team
Nicole Bristow: Nicole.Bristow@cobbk12.org
Jeff Jones: Jeffrey.Jones@cobbk12.org
Shannon Robertson: Shannon.Robertson@cobbk12.org

Please visit the links below for additional information.

Food Resources
Internet Resources

Chalker Counselors

Parents:

The Chalker Elementary School Counselors are available during the school closure. Please do not hesitate to reach out via email.  We will be returning emails all day and are available to make phone calls to parents or students during the hours of 12pm-2pm. If you or your child has a crisis, please call 911.

Lauren Clarke (Grades 1, 3, 5) Lauren.Clarke@cobbk12.org

Catherine Schenck (Grades K, 2, 4) Catherine.Schenck@cobbk12.org      

For additional information, please visit the links below.

Talking with your child about the Coronavirus Resources and Tips

Counseling Resources and Activities for Parents and Students

Digital Tools and Resources
Clever Instructions

Media Center Digital Resources  

 

 

Georgia Parent Survey

ParentSurvey

The Georgia Parent Survey is available for parents to provide great feedback about Chalker Elementary!  The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Access the survey by clicking on the picture above. 

Chalker's New Primary Playground

After several weeks of construction, Chalker's new primary playground was completed and students (and staff too) were thrilled with how it turned out.  Primary Playground


            
Click to see the flyer. 

Happy First Day of School!!

         


Online Registration

 

3/12/2019

Chalker's Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to State Finals

Odyssey of the Mind problems challenge students to go beyond conventional thinking and incorporate creative problem solving in learning.   Chalker was the only Cobb County School to have 5 teams represented at the regional tournament.  We are also the only elementary school to have 4 teams advancing to State Finals on April 13th!  Congratulations and way to go! 

2/26/2019
                      

Beginning Monday, March 4th, parents may begin using a new app to track when their child's bus will arrive at their stop.  Please see directions and the video below on how to access this new app.

Sign Up Instructions for Parents:

  1. Download Here Comes the Bus app or visit herecomesthebus.com
  2. Click the "Sign Up" button
  3. Enter school code 87881 and click "Next" followed by "Confirm"
  4. Complete the "User Profile" box
  5. Under "My Students" click "Add." Enter your child's last name and student ID number
  6. Once you confirm your information, you're ready to begin

3/1/2019

12/17/2018

Chalker's Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to each of our students who competed in last Friday's spelling bee competition.  Rhyanna Watkins will serve as Chalker's spelling bee champion and compete at the county level. 

 

12/7/2018

11/6/2018

 

8/13/2018

Thank You Active Life Chiropractic, Partner in Education

Chalker's staff is very appreciative of all of our partners in education.  Last Friday, Dr. Stone of Active Life Chiropractic treated Chalker's staff with several delicious breakfast choice items!  Thank you Dr. Stone!

Dr. Stone's office is located at 4390 Bells Ferry Road, Kennesaw, GA 30114.  Please support our partners in education.

www.ActiveLifeChiropractor.com

Meet the new ASP Director, Kera Mayes

 Cobb County Bus Routes

On-Line Meal Applications

Flu Information

 

Good News:  Office 365 for all students

All CCSD students (K-12) will have access to the Office 365 digital tools suite unless a parent previously opted out last year.  If a parent wants to confirm student access and/or ascertain their student's Office 365 username, they can locate this information via ParentVUE (https://parentvue.cobbk12.org/)

Communication with parents will be as follows:
1.  The "all parents.pdf" message will be sent to parents who previously consented or provided no response to the consent emails last school year.  See attachement below. 
2.  The "Opt-Out Parnets. pdf" message will be sent to the small  number of parents who previously opted out last school year, giving them information on how to opt-in.  See attachement below.
3.  Parents will no longer receive monthly emails requesting they provide a consent option. 
4.  Schools will no longer need to send the consent email to their parents.

Download All Parents Letter

Download Opt-Out Parents Letter                    

Office 365 Support Page for Parents



Donate to the Chalker Foundation in order to “Save the Stem Lab”

Chalker Foundation Donations

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 $17.50/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.

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

Student 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 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!

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.

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.

Calendar of Events

Chalker is a STEPS TO RESPECT school.
We believe bullying is unfair and one sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, fighting, 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
Kidchess
Kids 'N
Motion
   

Supply lists for 2019-2020
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Clinic
SNPK Focus 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.