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General Information:

Start Time: 7:50 AM
Dismissal Time: 2:20 PM


July 11, 2018

Did you miss the county-wide registration day on July 11?
Additional days to register at East Side Elementary

Wednesday, July 25 -- 1:30-3:00 PM
Thursday, July 26 -- 8:30-11:30 AM and 1:30-3:00 PM
Friday, July 27 -- 8:30-11:30 AM

After this date you will need to register on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 1

Eagle Day – Come meet the teacher, sign up for ASP, add funds to lunch accounts, etc.

Monday, July 30, 2018

10:00AM - 11:30AM Kindergarten
12:30PM - 2:00PM 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
2:30PM - 4:00PM 4th and 5th


June 22, 2018

East Side Welcomes Maria Clark as Principal

East Side is happy to welcome Maria Clark as Principal. Please read her letter to the community below.

Principal Maria Clark Community Letter


May 31, 2018

Summer Link: Math & Reading (Pre-K to Grade 8) 

The Personalized Learning Department is working closely with CCSD Library Media Services, and other resource providers, to provide an engaging digital summer learning experience for students. The Summer Link website has been enhanced for easy navigation on any device and now includes resources in multiple languages. Tasks have been differentiated by level and are available for all students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade.  

Postcards were mailed to all elementary students. Email blasts will be the primary means of communication for our middle school families. We have also expanded our communication into the community with postcards/pop-up signs at local pediatricians, daycares, and grocery stores.  

Please encourage your families to utilize these resources by posting the link below in a prominent place on your school’s website. Summer Link Webpage: Summer Link


May 31, 2018

Registration Information and Supply List  

East Side's 2018-2019 School Supply List

New Student Registration
Wednesday, July 11
9 AM – 6 PM 

Follow this link for information regarding forms necessary for registration


May 21, 2018

Please Welcome Donna Nall, Assistant Principal

I am overjoyed and honored to serve as your new Assistant Principal at East Side Elementary! My personal mission is to lead the whole child, helping them realize their true potential. I am looking forward to meeting all the students, staff, families and community partners at East Side.

From my earliest memories in childhood, I wanted to be a teacher. I realized this dream in 2000 when I began my teaching career. I taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades as a classroom teacher. I served grades K-5 as an ESOL and EIP teacher. As a Georgia native, my experience spans across multiple counties in Georgia to include Rockdale, Fulton and Cobb. I came to Cobb six years ago and have recently served as School Leadership Intern and Writing Coach. I have a Masters in Reading and Literacy from Walden University and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Berry College.

I believe all children can learn and will reach their full potential through high expectations and positive role models. I am excited to join the supportive community at East Side where student success is at the heart of what we do.

Outside of school, I enjoy playing tennis, decorating, and reading. My best days are spending time at Lake Lanier with my husband, two daughters and son in law. My family adores Boston Terriers! We have three between us, and they love going with us on boat rides.


May 17, 2018

East Side's Science Olympiad Team Takes 2nd Place in State!

East Side's Science Olympiad team recently competed at Kennesaw State University with 69 other schools across the state and finished in 2nd place!  We are so proud of these students' achievements.  Thank you also to our Science Olympiad coaches: Kelly Jones, Sherry Werbke, Renee Mitchell, Amy Murray, Mihaela Brooks, Mary Agnew, Leigh Lyjak, and Jayme Mills.

East Side also congratulates Shallowford Falls Elementary for receiving first place in the state!


May 7, 2018

Volunteer of the Year

East Side is fortunate to have many great parents who volunteer in many capacities and we are pleased to announce Mollie Cushing as East Side's 2017-2018 Volunteer of the Year!  We truly appreciate everything she has done with supporting STEM.


April 11, 2018

East Side's Art Show

You will not want to miss this year's Art Show at East Side!  Mrs. Kaltreider, our fabulous art teacher, has worked hard to ensure every students' work of art will be showcased so that they feel like true artists.  Please come out and support our fine arts program on Thursday, April 26th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Additional information can be found below.

Special Invite East Side

Art Show - Save the Date_________________________________________________

March 30, 2018

2018 - 2019 Teacher & Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Jayne Becker, first grade teacher and Mrs. Shannon Newman, school nurse! 


March 30, 2018

Milestones Parent Letter

Please see the letter below from Ms. Mavity, principal, regarding the upcoming Milestones assessment.

Milestones parent letter


March 29, 2018

Classroom Visits

In an effort to highlight one of our school policies regarding classroom visits, we ask that you adhere to the following procedure:

Parents and students should not return back to their classroom after school hours.  After dismissal, our teachers have many responsibilities.  If you need to meet with your child's teacher, please feel free to schedule an appointment.


March 22, 2018

Additional Kindergarten Registration Dates and Screenings

April 17 and 19 - 12:30 - 1:45 PM

April 23 & 25 - 9:00-11:45 AM

May 2 - 9:00-11:45 AM

Please visit the link below to sign up for kindergarten screenings.


March 21, 2018

Milestones Testing Schedule

Parents, please see the Milestones testing schedule below. Testing will begin each morning at 8:00 a.m. for most classes, so please ensure your child arrives to school on time, gets a good night sleep, and eats a healthy breakfast.


March 19, 2018

Parent Input - Student Placement Letter

Administration takes the placement process very seriously. Please know there are many factors that are considered when placing students. Please see the attached letter and parent input form which may also be picked up in the front office. Forms may be turned into Pat Mabry, secretary, no later than Friday, March 30th.

Placement Parent Input - 2018 - 19


March 6, 2018

School District Safety Procedures and Protocols

The video link below is from the last board meeting where Superintendent Chris Ragsdale explains the county's safety procedures and protocols to keep all of our students, faculty, and visitors safe.

Chris Ragsdale, Superintendent - School Safety______________________________________________

February 26, 2018

School Counselor Appreciation Week

We have the best counselors here at East Side!  Mrs. Anne Rowley, Ms. Chandra Garrett, and Ms. Virginia Hetzel are the best and we are appreciative of everything they do!  Thank you to everyone who showed their appreciation for our school counselors by dressing up to different themed days.


February 15, 2018

Florida Tragedy

Parents, please see the letter below from Ms. Mavity, regarding yesterday's tragedy in Florida.

Florida Tragedy - Letter from Ms. Mavity


February 9, 2018

Milestones - Spring End of Grade (EOG) Assessment

Please read the letter below from Ms. Mavity, principal, regarding changes to the upcoming Georgia Milestones assessment.  This letter is also being sent home with all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students this afternoon.

Letter from Ms. Mavity - Milestones


February 8, 2018

2018-19 Kindergarten Orientation

Thursday, March 8, 2018 (Students attend)

8:30-9:30 AM – East Side Café

Come and hear an overview of the kindergarten program and have questions answered regarding registration.  Students will visit a kindergarten classroom.

2018-19 Kindergarten Registration

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (Students do not need to attend)

8:30-11:30 AM – East Side Media Center

The website below will provide information regarding documents needed for enrollment.


February 5, 2018

Public Review of New Science and Social Studies Curriculum Resources

A Public Review starts tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6, at Hawthorne and will be available through Friday, February 16 from 8:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. This includes all materials currently under consideration. 

Address: 1595 Hawthorne Ave.Smyrna30080


February 1, 2018

Carpool Concerns and Guidelines

Ensuring the safety of all students, staff members, and visitors are our top priority.  Please read the letter from Ms. Mavity, principal, addressing continued carpool concerns. 

Carpool Letter to Parents

Please also read East Side's carpool guidelines through the link below.

Carpool Guidelines and Expectations


January 30, 2018

2018-19 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251) transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 5, 2018 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2018-19 School Choice webpage. Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.


January 29, 2018

East Side's First Grade Students Celebrate 100 Days of School

Friday, January 26 marked Cobb County's 100th instructional day of school.  First grade students are pictured below.


January 29, 2018

East Side Student Recognition

Pictured below are the many students who have recently represented East Side in various extracurricular events.  Thank you for making East Side proud!  Thank you also to our staff members who support and encourage these students to participate in such events.


January 23, 2018

Delta Community Credit Union

A huge thank you to Delta Community Credit Union, a partner in education, for supporting our school's STEM program.  We greatly appreciate this generous donation!


January 16, 2018

East Side's STEM Night - Tuesday, January 23

Parents, please join us at East Side's Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) night Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  This is a family event that you will not want to miss!



January 3, 2018

Sibling Transfers

 Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018. 

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, click here. _______________________________________________

December 20, 2017

East Side’s Giving Tree

It is the season of giving and once again our East Side parents and staff took this season to heart.  This year the Giving Tree included families from Fair Oaks and Brumby.  We were able to provide toys and clothes for over 150 children.  Thank you to everyone that gave to these families to help make their holiday season a little brighter!


Winter Holiday Break - December 21 - January 3

We wish you all a wonderful and safe winter holiday break and a happy new year!  Tuesday, December 19th and Wednesday, December 20th, students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.  The After School Program will be open until 6:00 p.m. both days.  New student registration dates are listed above. 


December 4, 2017

East Side's 12th Annual Jingle Jog

East Side's 12th annual Jingle Jog was a huge success!  Thank you to all of the parents and community volunteers that made this wonderful event so successful.  Many students supported the Toys For Tots campaign by bringing in unwrapped toys for the upcoming holiday season.

We are so fortunate at East Side to have the best P.E. coaches in the county.  Many kudos to Coach Daniel, Coach Chaddy, and Coach Whatley for another successful event! 


November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving 2017

We hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving break.  We will see all students and staff back on Monday, November 27.


November 13, 2017

Veterans Day Pictures & East Side Recognition

East Side's Veterans Day pictures can be found through the link below. 

East Side Veterans Day Pictures

Check out East Side's feature on the county website as well!

Cobb County Webpage - Veterans Day Program


November 10, 2017

Veterans Day Breakfast & Parade

East Side's fifth annual Veterans Day event was held on Friday, November 10.  We celebrated our veterans by providing breakfast, a performance by our kindergarteners, and concluded with a parade around the school. 

Thank you to all who have served our country!


November 8, 2017

Exciting News!!

East Side received very exciting news from the state!  East Side continues to excel on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scoring amoung one of the highest in the county.  Please view the attached letter from our principal, Ms. Mavity, for additional information.  This letter is also being sent home with students today.

CCRPI - Letter from Ms. Mavity


October 31, 2017

East Side's Teacher of the Year Pep Rally

Mrs. Susanne Smith, East Side's Teacher of the Year, was honored at the annual Cobb County Teacher of the Year Pep Rally. 


October 24, 2017

Veteran's Day Breakfast & Program

We are very excited about our upcoming annual Veteran's Day breakfast and celebration.  This year, Veteran's Day will be observed on Friday, November 10th.   The breakfast and program will be from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast & Photos
7:50 - 8:00 Welcome by Ms. Mavity, Principal
8:00 - 8:03 Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem 
8:03 - 8:10 Video
8:10 - 8:25 March of Honor
8:25 - 8:30 Kindergarteners sing and closing by Ms. Mavity

This is one of our favorite events of the year.  If you have family members who have served in the military or you have served, please join us for this wonderful program so that we can celebrate you. 

Please complete the RSVP form below and return back to your child's teacher no later than Tuesday, October 31st.

Veteran's Day RSVP Form


October 17, 2017

Fall Festival - Teacher Auction Is Now Live

The East Side Foundation Teacher Auction is live!  Support East Side and bid to win amazing student-teacher experiences, tickets for local attractions and more!


October 16, 2017

A few reminders:


  • Dismissal will begin at 12:30 each day this week
  • There are no BEST After School Enrichment Programs this week.
  • Our After School Program (ASP) is available each day until 6:00 p.m.
  • Parent teacher conferences will last 20 minutes




October 16, 2017

Please reserve your spot for the program by calling Cobb’s Special Education Mentor Stacy Greene at 770-529-0046 or by registering at the following link: Register for this event


October 12, 2017

Caine's Arcade

East Side students were challenged with the task of building a fully functional arcade game completely out of cardboard boxes for the first school wide STEM day.  A huge thanks to all of the parents that helped our students with building their arcade games.  We certainly could not have done it without you!


October 10, 2017

East Side STEM T-Shirts

Order forms went home today with students.  If you are interested in purchasing a STEM t-shirt for your child, please order by Friday, October 27th.   The next school-wide STEM day will be held on November 29th.

STEM Shirts Order Form____________________________________________

October 6, 2017

East Cobber Parade

The annual East Cobber Parade was another huge success.  It was great to celebrate our current Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year, Mrs. Susanne Smith and Mrs. Pennie Bedsole.  Thank you to everyone who came out to this wonderful event.


October 2, 2017

East Side's STEM Day - Caine's Arcade

For the second year, East Side students created their "arcade" games out of cardboard boxes for other students to play.  This was inspired by a 9 year old student in California who inspired the world.  Information can be found through the link below.  Our students did an amazing job creating the arcade games and learned a lot about the engineering process!  More photos will be posted soon on East Side TV - found on the right side of this page.



September 13, 2017

Revised IOWA Testing Schedule

Parents of 3rd and 5th grade students, due to the school closure on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12, the county has postponed testing until Thursday, September 14.  Please see the revised dates and test sections below.  As a reminder, please ensure your child eats a healthy breakfast, gets a good night sleep, and arrives to school before 7:50 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 14 - Reading & Vocabulary
Friday, Sept. 15 - Written Expression, Spelling, Capitalization, & Punctuation
Monday, September 18 - Math & Computation
Tuesday, September 19 - Science & Social Studies


August 31, 2017

Classified Employee of the Year Luncheon

Mrs. Pennie Bedsole, bookkeeper and current classified employee of the year was celebrated on Tuesday, August 29th at Roswell Street Baptist Church.  Mrs. Bedsole and Ms. Mavity enjoyed a special lunch among other principals and classified employees of the year.

CEOTY _______________________________________________

August 21, 2017

Cobb County Safety Village - Saturday, September 9th

Cobb County School District is partnering with Cobb County Safety Village to present on the topic of keeping students with disabilities safe at home and in the community.  Information including registration for this event can be found in the "Safety First" document below.

Safety First__________________________________________

August 11, 2017

Solar Eclipse - August 21, 2017


Please see the letter below from Ms. Mavity, principal, regarding the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

Eclipse Parent Information Letter

Milestones Testing Results

4th and 5th grade parents should have received Milestones results from the test given last spring.  Please visit the link below for more information on how to interpret your child's test scores. 

Milestones Interpretive Guide for Score Reports

August 9, 2017

Open House 3-5 - Important

Open House for our 3-5 grade parents will begin in the teacher's classrooms at 6:00 p.m.  There will not be a PTA meeting, so please plan accordingly.


August 7, 2017

Congratulations Mrs. Susanne Smith!

We are proud of Mrs. Susanne Smith, first grade teacher, for her dedication to teaching and STEM education. The Cobb STEM Distinguished Educator Awards are designed to recognize exceptional K-12 teachers in the Cobb County School District who have made a commitment to meaningfully implement STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in their classroom. Way to go Mrs. Smith! We are very proud of you!


August 1, 2017

East Side Parent Handbook

Want to know a little more about East Side?  Check out our updated parent handbook for an alphabetized list of everything you need to about being an East Side Eagle!

East Side Parent Handbook


Cobb Schools Extend School Day by 45 minutes on August 21, 2017 due to Solar Eclipse

Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes. 

The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school dismissal time.  Since student safety is always our first priority we will start the day on time and delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse.   Subsequently, high schools and middle schools will delay dismissal as well.

Parents are welcome to pick-up their child at the typical dismissal time, if needed.

For more information regarding the solar eclipse visit the National Weather Service at

Please visit the Cobb County School District Website: for further information and helpful links.


July 21, 2017

East Side's New Family Playdate

East Side's PTA is hosting a playdate to welcome new familes to East Side this Sunday, July 23rd from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the front large playground.  We look forward to seeing and meeting many new families!

Join PTA Online Today!

Please click the link below and join PTA today.  The number one reason why you want to join PTA is because it benefits your child.  Our PTA funds over 30 wonderful programs and provides a variety of resources for parents, teachers, and students. 

East Side's PTA


June 12, 2017

East Side's Registration and Meet & Greet

New Student Registration: Wednesday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meet & Greet:  Thursday, July 27 


May 24, 2017

2017 - 2018 K-5 Supply List

East Side's K-5 2017-2018 Supply List

Have a wonderful and safe summer!  We will see students and parents at Meet and Greet on Thursday, July 27.  Students first day of school - Monday, July 31.


May 17, 2017

East Side Welcomes Dr. Ashley Beasley, Assistant Principal

Please welcome our new assistant principal, Dr. Ashley Beasley, who is joining our staff beginning next school year!  She has previously been assistant principal at Powers Ferry Elementary for the past five years.  We feel very fortunate to have her join our staff.


April 13, 2017

Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year

Classified Employee of the Year!  A very deserving congratulations goes to Mrs. Susanne Smith, first grade teacher and Mrs. Pennie Bedsole, bookkeeper!


School Is Almost Back In Session
July 21, 2016

Here is some helpful information for current and new students at East Side.

School Tour
PTA & Foundation Introduction
Supply Lists for 2016-17