Cheatham Hill . . .
       Our mission is to develop the minds, hearts, and spirits of champions.

SCHOOL HOURS:
   
7:50 am to 2:10 pm

2013-14 CALENDAR


APRIL -

10th - West Cobb Diner Spirit Night
21st - PTA Science Fair projects due
         at 8:00 am
23rd-May 2nd - CRCT-Grades 3, 4, & 5
24th - IHOP Spirit Night

MAY -

1st -   Field Day  Grades K, 1 & 2
2nd -  Field Day  Grades 3, 4 & 5
          
K Family Fun Day
7th -  School Nurse Day
8th -  Mother's Day Cakes Gr K, 2 & 4
8th -  PTA Meeting and Rocket Reader
         Celebration  6:00 to 7:45 pm
         --First Session 6:00 pm 
            Grades K, 2nd and 4th-please arrive by 5:45 pm
         --PTA meeting 6:30 pm
         --Second Session 7:00 pm
            Grades 1st, 3rd, & 5th-please arrive by 6:45 pm     
9th -  Mother's Day Cakes Gr 1, 3 & 5
15th - 5th Grade Awards


Plan to Maximize Remaining Instructional
Days at Cheatham Hill

Parents - Click here to review our plan for maximizing instructional time between now and the end of the year. A letter from Dr. Brazile providing more information will also be sent home on Friday, March 7th.


Congratulations - Classified Employee of the Year 2014!

  CEOTY 2014

Lynne Williams is our new Classified Employee of the Year! She is one of our front office clerks and this is her
6th year at The Hill. Brandi Lester, classroom parapro
and ASP, is our runner-up. She has worked here for 14 years. 
Congratulations Lynne and Brandi; thank you
for all you do for us on a daily basis!


Registration for Kindergarten and
New First Grade Students

Welcome 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!

 

2014 Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our 2014 Spelling Bee Champions! Pictured here are Lindsey Bryan, runner-up, Hayden Miller, first place, and Mrs. Valerie King, coordinator of our local school competition.  We are so proud of you, Hayden and Lindsey! 

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Congratulations also go out to the 4th and 5th grade classroom winners who competed in the 2014 Spelling Bee. Keep up the good work!

2014 Geography Bee

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Keeli Bowen, Assistant Principal, and Valerie King, Target teacher and coordinator of the 2014 Geography Bee, are pictured here with Parker Champagne, first place winner and Austin Clyne, runner-up. Congrats to both Parker and Austin who are true Champions!

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A big shout-out to the 4th and 5th grade classroom winners who competed in the 2014 Geography Bee. We're so proud of your hard work!


Cheatham Hill Cafeteria
If you need to contact Mrs. Hobbs, Cafeteria Manager, click here.

School Nurse
If you need to contact Ms. O'Grady, School Nurse, click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
If your student is in a BYOD classroom, please review CCSD's Internet Acceptable Use Policy, click here.


Cobb County's Gifted Eligibility Process
If
you'd like to know more about the Gifted eligibility process, click here.


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 announcements.


watchdogs

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 building.

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 $13.00.

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.

NEWS ALERTS

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Apple for your Teacher Contest - Nominate Your Favorite Teacher

An Apple For Your Teacher Contest - Nominate Your Favorite Teacher Superior Plumbing and the Marietta Daily Journal have teamed up to give local K-12 teachers working in kindergarten through 12th grade a chance to win an iPad during each week of the 2013-2014 school year. Parents and students can nominate a teacher online. The Marietta Daily Journal Staff will select a winner from the nominations received each week and will present that winner with an iPad. A photo of the teacher and the students will appear in the newspaper each week. This contest is open to any teacher whose primary residence is within a 60 mile radius of the Marietta Daily Journal. 

newNew Nutrition Standards
effective 7-1-14

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 of 2010)

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.

Comment Online:

www.regulations.gov

Proposed Rule:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/local-school-wellness-policy

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SUBSTITUTE JOB FAIRS

The School District will host TWO Substitute Job Fairs on Tuesday 4/22/14 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  For applicants interested in substituting for the North Area Schools (North of Powder Springs including North Marietta, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Acworth) the job fair will be held at Piedmont Baptist Church located at 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, 30066.  For applicants interested in substituting for the South Area Schools (Includes Smyrna, Powder Springs, Austell, and Mableton—South Marietta area), the job fair will be held at Skyview Elementary School located at 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton, 30126. To attend applicants must complete the following REQUIREMENTS:

 1-RSVP by sending an email to EITHER jobfairnorth@cobbk12.org  OR  jobfairsouth@cobbk12.org. You can only RSVP to one fair and this should be the geographic area you plan to work as a substitute. You must RSVP by 4/15/14.

2-Bring a resume with you to the fair detailing all of your work and educational experience.

3-Be prepared to briefly meet with an Administrator.

We appreciate your interest in positively impacting our Cobb County students and teachers!  We look forward to meeting you at the job fair.


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CHES CHESS TEAM Goes to State Championship!

Congratulations to the Cheatham Hill chess players for making it to the 2014 Georgia K-8 Team State Championship!! Students will compete on March 23, 2014 in a rated, 5-round, Swiss style tournament.  Approximately 450 students across the state of Georgia will come to Atlanta to compete for the championship title. Cheatham Hill will be participating in the K-5th grade division! We are very excited for our students that will be competing and wish them the best of luck!

For more information about chess at Cheatham Hill, please visit www.kidchess.com or call 770.575.5802.

newCHES Video Featured
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.

newCRCT Questions & Answers for Parents of GA Students Grades 3 thru 8

Click here to learn more about the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT's) . . .

2014 Science Fair

 Calling all scientists! Cheatham Hill   Science Fair 2014 is coming! Projects will be due Monday, April 21, giving students plenty of time to work on a project over Spring Break.  

 Participants can see the blog at http://sciencesnipits.blogspot.com
for information about this year's fair or pick up a flyer in the Media Center. 


Any adults who wish to volunteer some time to help make the fair happen and run smoothly, please contact Eden Hunt at electronmom2000@yahoo.com.

Vision 2026 – A Community Conversation About the Future of Your School District and Your Schools . . .
For more information about upcoming public forums, click here . .

                                                                    

Important Notice  - BlackBoard Connect
for Parents:

The 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 . . .


     District/Board Calendar 

Add the CCSD Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.

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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.


Quicklinks

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!

Tumblebooks

 

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 print.

Click here for applications:

             English             Spanish   

Free or Low-cost Health Insurance for Georgia's children For more information, or to apply online for PeachCare for Kids, click here!