Chalker Elementary School

Sharon Arduino, Principal

Annette Bishop, AP  |  Billy Pritz, SLI  |  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

Sharon Arduino - Principal (Check out my Blog!)
Annette Bishop - Assistant Principal
Billy Pritz - School Leadership Intern
Chris Schoonover - Special Student Services Administrator


Chalker Calendar


Chalker Happenings

2016-2017
Parent Placement Letter
Parent Placement Input Form

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 final consideration:

Reading Foundation (Phonics)

·         Benchmark Education K-2

Reading/Leveled Library

·         Benchmark Literacy K-2

·         Scholastic K-2

Writing

·         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:

  • CCSD Central Administrative Building - Lobby
    514 Glover Street, Marietta, GA
    • Wednesday, April 27-Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • CCSD Hawthorne Center - Room 139
    1595 Hawthorne Avenue, Smyrna, GA
    • Wednesday, April 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     Mrs. Debbie Duncan

2016-2017 Chalker Classified Employee of the Year
Ms. Amanda Stone  Ms. Amanda Stone

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

https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/cobb-schools/gift.aspx?fundid=127

Chalker Foundation Blog

Parents,

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. 

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913

 

Chalker Administrative Team


Introducing the new Administrative Team members

Billy Pritz

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!

Christine Schoonover

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.

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 ( 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!

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.

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 2015-2016
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.

Calendar of Events

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