Welcome to Dowell Elementary

Principal: Christine Dinizio   |   Asst. Principal: Michelle Curry

Meet and Greet Schedule

On Thursday, July 31st
 you are invited to come meet your teacher for the new school year according to the following schedule:

              8:00 am – 8:30 am:  Kindergarten Only Parent Meeting

             8:30 am – 9:30 am:  Kindergarten Only Meet and Greet

          10:00 am – 11:00 am:  Grades 1 – 5 Meet and Greet OR
   3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Grades 1 -5 Meet and Greet

You will also be able to join PTA, sign up for the After School Program, pre-pay for lunches, register for BlackBoard Connect communications, and more!

Note:  Students in Grades 1 – 5 should only attend one of the times offered – morning or afternoon.

Cobb Kindergarten and First Grade Families
can ride along on school bus trial runs
Friday, August 1st

Parents or guardians of students entering Kindergarten or First Grade in Cobb County Schools may ride along on their child's school bus trial run on Friday, Aug. 1. The District offers this opportunity to help families introduce Cobb's youngest students to the school bus and make our first day on Monday, Aug. 4 run more smoothly.

Click the Bus Route link to use the online bus route query system to identify the stop time, location and bus number for your student. Plan to arrive at your child's bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pickup time. Buses will travel complete routes to and from each school, returning students and parents back to their original bus stops.

Note:  Due to limited available space,
only Kindergarten and First Grade students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) may participate in the ride along.


New 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 atKeeli.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:


Proposed Rule:



Tina Jenkins
Teacher of the Year



Supply Lists 2014-2015
Pre K
Pre K Supply List 2014-2015

Kindergarten Supply List.docx
1st  Grade
1st Grade Supply List 2014.docx
first grade supply list spanish.docx
2nd Grade
Supplies for School.docx
3rd Grade
3rd Grade Supply List for 2014-2015.docm
SUPPLYLIST2014-2015(SPANISH grade3).docm
4th Grade
4th grade supply list school year ending 2015.docm
5th Grade

BB Connect

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. As we work to improve communication with our families it is important that we have the most current phone number(s) (for call-outs and texts) and email address(es) so that you can receive information.  Please access the link to update and manage your BB Connect information.



Important Information
Regarding Medicine

Parents, if your child needs to take either prescription medicine or an over the counter medicine you must bring the medicine in and sign the proper form with the school nurse. Please refer to the CCSD policy regarding transporting medicine to school JGCD-R


Vision:  Preparing innovative learners for a dynamic world.



Grade Level Math Brochures

Math Brochures in Spanish

Kindergarten Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 1 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 2 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 3 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 4 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 5 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf