Message fron the Clinic
Please remember to pick up any medications your student has
in the clinic on or before the last day of school.
Medications that are not picked up will be disposed of at
the end of the day on Thursday, May 23rd. We cannot
store any medications over the summer.
Mrs. Arp, School nurse
P. 3rd in Nation for First in Math!
Parent Placement Input
April 17, 2013
It’s hard to believe that April is here and we are beginning
to make plans for the 2013 – 2014 school year.
It is our desire to provide each child with high
quality instruction in a warm, creative and engaging
this reason, the administration and staff take the placement
process very seriously.
With our understanding of each child, we will plan
for classes that are heterogeneous; a combination and
balance of boys, girls, abilities and learning styles.
Our purpose for sharing this with you is to review the
procedures for student placement.
Parents are welcome to put in writing, to the
administration, their placement concerns before classes are
formed for next school year using the online “Parent
Placement Input Form”. This form should be used for
special concerns and is not required. The form will be due
by May 17, 2013.
Parents may request a
particular learning environment or state specific
characteristics about their child that need consideration.
Parents may not request a specific
teacher. Placement or non-placement will not be based
upon what may have been heard about a teacher. Just as
each child is unique, so is each teacher. An experience
that other parents may have had with their child’s
teacher most likely will be totally different from what
another child would have with the same teacher.
I will not accept
any request where a specific teacher is requested.
*A written request, or lack of such request, will have
no effect on the care given to each child’s placement.
Each child will be carefully and caringly considered.
Consideration of all educational factors,
academic and social, are the primary determinants in
placement decisions. The final decision on all placement
assignments rests with the administrative team.
Requests for a child not to be placed with
another student, for whatever reason, should be put in
writing. We make every effort to honor these requests.
However, parents need to be aware that other
considerations may prevent this.
All parent notes (before May 17th) will be
carefully considered, but there will be no individual
Please don’t assume that if your older child
had a certain teacher that we would place your next in
the same teachers room. Remember we are looking at what
is best for each child.
Please know that our goals
are to have children experience great success in school, and
to offer them a variety of experiences with teachers that
will help them grow and gain confidence. As always, I
appreciate all that you continue to do to support Chalker.
Congratulations to Harsha P,
she will be representing Chalker and the County at the State
Cobb County Elementary Science Fair
the folowing students, they were winners at the CCSD ESF
which was held this last Saturday.
3rd grade 3rd place winner was Nelitha N. with his project
"Which has more electrolytes - Gatorade or Orange juice?"
5th place honorable mention was Sonali P. with her project
"Vitanin C - Where is it?"
5th grade 3rd place winner was Madison F. with her project
"Stretchability and Elasticity of Tennis Strings."
Winners received tickets to either the Telus Museum or Zoo
Check out the
CCSD ESF official press release for pictures.
Science Fair winners
Congratulations to all the Science Fair participants and
We had some outstanding projects and experiments, over 80 in
Kindergarten winner was Jonathan W.
1st grade: Mayuri P., Emilia M., and Jacob S.
2nd grade: Emma H., Adam H., and Maura B.
3rd grade: Nelithia K., Jesselyn R., and Shaynah K.
4th grade: Arun D., Nevin K., and Zachary S.
5th grade: Madison F., Sonali P., and Partick T.
Gimme 5 for
Please help support Cobb Schools Foundation by
donating just $5 (or more!) to our "Gimme 5 for Education"
In the past Chalker has benefitted greatly from the procedes
of this fund, including grants to our teachers for a Sensory
room and to the Sunday Scholars program, several Chalker
Alumni have recieved the Cobb Education scholarship award.
The Gimme 5 campaign also provides funds for ASP
scholarships for students in need, as well as sponsoring the
Classified Employees lunchen and the Volunteer of the year
If we raise $250 in donations, 20% will be given directly to
Chalker, if we reach $750 in donations, then 50% will be
given back to purchase instructional materials. The
donations are tax deductable.
online or look for the Gimme 5 envelope or at your child's school!
Chalker's Relay for Life
Have you joined our Chalker Relay for Life Team?
If you are interested, please sign up to be part of our
awesome team at
www.cobbrelay.org Join our team “Chalker friends
for life”. The next big event is May 17th
at Jim Miller Park.
Spelling Bee winners
Congratulations to all the
spelling Bee participants, thay were: Christopher A,
Cheyenne F, Jack G, Rosie H, Mael L, Shaelin L,
Michelle M, Alex M, Mayukh M, Harsha P, and Sydney W.
The winner was Cheyenne F, who will represent Chalker at the
next level this Saturday and runner up was Jack G.
office is in need of parent volunteers to help with
answering phones, making copies, taking notes to the
classroom and student checkout. Volunteers are needed daily
from 12pm until 2pm. If you are interested in
volunteering, please see the attached sign up: If you
have any questions, please email:
To sign up, go to:
Thank you to all that came out to math night, it was a huge
success, check out the pics!
Thank you to all that came out to the game, we came
in 2nd place and earned $200 for the Media Center.
Geography Bee Winners!
Congratulations to all our Geography Bee finalists, they
Cullen C, Michael C, Iris G, Kyle K, Nevin K, Darnell M,
Harsha P, Mathaniel W, Theresa W.
After several intense rounds, Harsha P was declared the
winner with Kyle K a close 1st runner up, 2nd runner up was
Michael C. Harsha will represent Chalker in the the
next round, good luck Harsha!
Congratulations to all the reflections participants this
year and the winners were:
- 1st grade: Mayuri P, Alex P, Aaron K
2nd grade: Afia R, Lauren H, Gavin M
3rd grade :
Amanda B, Audrey P, Averie
5th grade: Madison F, Shivani R, Abia R
1st grade: Will F
2nd grade: Emma H
5th grade: Harsha P, Elizabeth G, Madison
Photography - 2nd grade: Ben M
5th grade: Kyle K, Harsha P, Harsha P
2nd grade: Maura B
4th Grade: Kayleigh E
3rd grade: Jack M
Madison F, Madison F,
Those highlighted went on to council level and all 3 winners
will now go to state level, good luck!
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.
January 23rd- Holly Stephens: Laura Ingalls
February 6th- Laughing Matters Improv
February 14th- Ballet (Field Trip)
K and 1st Grade
February 19th- Wendy Bennett: Sing!
February 19th- Sherry Norfolk: Spine Tinglers
February 28th- Atlanta Opera: "Stone Soup"
March 11th- 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.