7:50 am to 2:10 pm
Congratulations to Keeli C. Bowen~
New Principal of Cheatham
Click here to read a letter
from Mrs. Bowen . . .
Class lists will be posted on the
windows of the carpool area after 6 pm on Wed, July 30th.
31st - Sneak-A-Peek
– 1:00 p.m.
Last names Q - Z
Last names A - H
Last names I - P
1st - Bus Ride-A-Long - see
for more info
4th - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!
Supply Lists for
Cheatham Hill Names 2014
Teacher of the Year!
Sharon Wood is our new
Teacher of the
Sharon has taught first grade at Cheatham Hill for the past 8
years. Prior to that,
she helped open the school as a parent in 1997. She holds a
Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northern Illinois
University and in Elementary Education from Kennesaw State
(Education) as well as a Masters in Reading and Mathematics from
Sharon and her husband Brian, a systems analyst for Coca Cola,
have two children. Son Matthew graduated from Georgia with a
degree in ecology and is currently a Peace Corp volunteer in
Ecuador. Their daughter, Rebecca, is a junior zoology major at
Auburn University (War Eagle!). They also have two ‘babies’
Bella and Cocoa (their rescue mutts).
Sharon says “I am so, so grateful to work in such a fun and
rewarding community. I could not imagine a better way to
spend my days.”
who has been teaching Target in Cobb County for 25 years.
She considers Cheatham Hill "home" because her daughters
attended school here and she has seen how amazing our school is
from a parent volunteer and a teacher perspective. She has been
involved with coaching Odyssey of the Mind teams, helping with
the Fun Run and is currently a co-sponsor of the Homeless Pets
Club with Sharon Wood. Nancy feels extremely blessed to have the
opportunity to work with her Target students, their families and
side note . . . . Nancy and Sharon go way back as they led many
Cheatham Hill Girl Scout activities when their daughters were
best friends in elementary school. They were also room
moms together and enjoy sharing their passion for pets with
Homeless Pets Club activities.
Congratulations to both Sharon and Nancy . . . we are SO
proud of you both!
Mrs. Ramsey and Mrs. Downey win
Teacher Scholarship at TMC
President Appreciation Luncheon!
First grade teachers Judy Downey
and Linda Ramsey, were recently
awarded a Tom Mathis, Sr. Council PTA and KBA Upbeat Teacher
Scholarship. Their $500.00 award will be used to purchase
sets of Dr. Seuss I Can Read series books for
use during guided reading.
Way to go, Mrs. Ramsey and Mrs. Downey - you
make us proud!
PTA President Kathy Carter receives
2014 Outstanding PTA Membership Award
TMC President Leslie Davids presents
Kathy Carter, Cheatham Hill PTA President,
the 2014 Outstanding PTA Membership Award for a
4% increase over last year.
Thank you, Kathy, for your strong
leadership, dedication and countless hours of service to our school
First Grade Students
to all rising Cheatham Hill Champions!
We are so excited that you will be joining us in the fall.
You may want to visit
http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/enrollment/ to gather the
needed documents for enrolling your child. Email
Jennifer.Ridgway@cobbk12.org with questionsor if you
need help. We look forward to meeting you!
Cheatham Hill Cafeteria
If you need to contact Mrs. Hobbs, Cafeteria Manager,
If you need to contact Ms.
O'Grady, School Nurse,
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
If your student is in a
BYOD classroom, please
review CCSD's Internet Acceptable Use Policy,
Cobb County's Gifted Eligibility Process
If you'd like to know more about the Gifted eligibility
Effective September 7, 2010,
students will not
be permitted to return to classrooms after 2:45 pm to retrieve
forgotten items such as homework, lunch boxes, book bags, etc.
Teachers may leave the campus at 2:45 pm, therefore sending students
to rooms without someone present is a concern for our staff and for
the security of our students. Please be advised that ASP
workers and custodians will no longer be able to unlock classrooms
for parents or students. Until students become acclimated
to this procedure, we will provide daily reminders on the afternoon
Interested in signing up as a
WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteer?
Calling all Dads, Grandpas and
Uncles . . . We would love to have
you volunteer at our school. You can spend time in your
child's classroom and help in a variety of ways around the
Please to sign up at least two
days in advance so that we can put you on our schedule.
Also, if you signed up back in the spring, be
sure to visit the website to verify your date.
Click here to volunteer . . .
Watch D.O.G.S. T-shirts may be purchased in the Front Office for
Click here for WATCH D.O.G.S. End of Day Survey.
Our Vision . . . .
To graduate responsible and productive citizens with strong critical
thinking and 21st century
academic skills by providing a rigorous, dynamic, comprehensive
curriculum delivered in partnership with the community, family and a
competent, qualified staff in a safe and caring environment.
Routes for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on the CCSD
Runs and maps will be posted at your local school during
Sneak-a-Peek for review prior to the first day of school. During the
months of August and September, if temperatures reach 90 degrees or
higher, students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid
to drink on the bus.
Kindergarten and First Grade students along with their
parents are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, August 1,
2014, as a practice run prior to the first day of school on Monday,
August 4. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times
and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes
early. Due to limited space, we ask that you limit the number
of additional family members riding. Only school-age children
are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not equipped with car
seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return
back to the bus stop.
If you have
any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at
678/594-8000, or email your transportation area supervisor whose
email can be found on the Transportation website.
Message from the Cafeteria
Children need healthy meals to learn.
offers healthy meals every school day.
Breakfast costs $1.25; lunch
School: $2.15, Middle School: $2.30, and High School: $2.40.
Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price
meals. Reduced price is $0.30
for breakfast and $0.40
If you would like to apply for the Free and Reduced Meal
Program, please use the link below to submit your application:
is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
from the School Nurse
Does your child need medication given at school?
Click the following link for the
The Georgia Department of Education
has released the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)
for the school year 2012-2013. The CCRPI is the new statewide
accountability system that replaces the federal Adequate Yearly
Progress (AYP) measure. In spring 2012, Georgia was one of 10 states
granted waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB),
which assessed student achievement based on results of standardized
state tests such as the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)
for elementary and middle schools and the Georgia High School
Graduation Tests. The new CCRPI goes beyond a single set of test
results, rating schools for student achievement, academic progress
over time and for closing the achievement gap for specific student
Click here for letter to parents (English
pages 1-2, and Spanish pages 3-4)
The district is in the process of updating the wellness policy (District Administrative Rule EEE-R Wellness Program) to
reflect new federal requirements (Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010). The new requirements include nutrition standards for all
foods sold in schools. Attached you will find a brief summary of the nutrition standards. Please email Mrs. Bowen at
Keeli.Bowen@cobbk12.org with any comments, questions, or feedback by March 26th, as these will
be shared with district level personnel. Click here to review the new standards . . .
As you have heard, we will no longer be
able to sell food from outside vendors at school next year
(Chick-fil-a, Bake Sales, etc.) as many of these things do not meet
the federal nutritional guidelines. (Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
There is also a
proposed rule that this new federal guideline will
also impact classroom celebrations (birthdays, holidays, etc.). If
you have strong feelings either way, the USDA is seeking comments
regarding the proposal. The formal 60-day comment period is open now
through April 28th, 2014.
on CoBB edTV
The "Cheatham Hill iPads" video which was recently videotaped at our
school is now airing on COBB edTV (Comcast channel 24 / Smyrna
Charter Cable channel 97/AT&T U-verse channel 99).
It may be viewed "at or near the top of the hour"
in our local shows. These shows air daily (with some exceptions) at
5am / 7am / noon / 5pm / 7pm and midnight.
Bb Connect portal
allows you to add or modify the ways in which you want Cobb County
Schools to reach you using Bb Connect. You will able to add or
delete phone numbers and email addresses, add text messaging, and
even turn off certain types of notifications.
For more information and
instructions, click here . . .
|Add the CCSD Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.
BUZZ-IN SYSTEM NOW IN PLACE!
Our school has a new system for entering the building through the front doors. With this new system, visitors need to
"Buzz-In" after 8:10 am. We know everyone will have many questions about the new system, so our principal has written a letter to fill you in.
Click here to view the letter from Dr. Brazile for more details.
Parents . . . .
Click here to access the new Cobb County Family Resource Database.
TumbleBooks and TumbleReadables...
are now combined! Remember that they are accessible at Cheatham Hill and AT HOME and that they can be used for Rocket Reader!
Ask your child's teacher about the username and password!
Math Practice Site . . . Parents and students, click here to practice on IXL.com! If you have questions, please
contact your child's teacher.
Student Insurance .
. . Student accident insurance applications
from the Young Group are now available for parents to download and
Click here for applications:
Free or Low-cost Health Insurance for Georgia's children
For more information, or to apply online for PeachCare for Kids, click here!