Chalker Elementary School

Nicole Bristow, Principal

Jeff Jones AP | Rachael Duckett 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
 Rachael Duckett - Support Services Administrator


Chalker Happenings 

10/3/2018

PTA Reflections - Due October 15th

As a reminder, PTA reflection entries are due on Monday, October 15th.  The theme this year is "Heroes Around Me".  Please encourage your child to participate this year.  Additional information can be found through the link and video below.

http://www.georgiapta.org/reflections/

10/1/2018

Classified Employee of the Year Luncheon

Congratulations again to our Classified Employee of the Year, Karen Manoussos!  Mrs. Manoussos was recently recognized at the county's annual luncheon.  Thank you Mrs. Manoussos for everything you do to support our students here at Chalker.

10/10/2018, Rescheduled due to weather

Chalker Cheetah Chase Fun Run
Friday, October 12
Kindergarten & 1st Grades 8:30-9:30
2nd & 3rd Grades 9:45-10:45
4th & 5th Grades 12:45-1:45
Donations/Register

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

PTA Reflections Information

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Georgia PTA cultural arts competition.  Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.  The theme for 2018 Reflections is "Heroes Around Me".  Please consider submitting one or more of the following: visual arts photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography, or film production centered around this year's theme "Heroes Around Me".  The deadline to turn in all projects is Monday, October 15th in the Media Center.

For additional details, please visit the PTA link below.
http://www.georgiapta.org/reflections/

Meet the new ASP Director, Kera Mayes

 Cobb County Bus Routes

On-Line Meal Applications

2018-2019 Teacher of the Year
Tamara Bearden

2018-2019 Classified Employee of the Year
Karen Manoussos

Flu Information

 

Reflections Awards

Congratulations to Abigail H. She placed 3rd in the district in the Literature category. 

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

Chalker Foundation Blog

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.

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

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, 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
More Than a Lesson  

Supply lists for 2018-2019
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Clinic
SNP 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.