Welcome to Ford Elementary
“STEM Certified…Kid Approved”

Dr. Jami Frost, Principal  |  Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal

Georgia Department
  of Education
STEM Certified School


STEM Educator Tour of
Ford Elementary School
March 11th
Click here to schedule your visit.

Please sign up if you plan to attend.
Space is limited to 30 participants.

Vision: Create a Community with a Passion for Learning
Mission: Achieve Excellence and Provide a Strong Foundation in Education and Character

Cobb County School District Direction for Continuous Improvement

2015-2016 Cobb County School District Strategic Plan

Important Dates and Information

2/4: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 5:00-8:00
2/5: School Dance, 6:30-8:00
2/5: Book Fair, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm (Before and During the Dance)
         Additional Information about the Book Fair
2/8-2/11: Book Fair, 7:15 am - 2:45 pm
2/11: Moe's Spirit Night
2/12: Book Fair, 7:15 am - 11:00 am (Last Day)
3/30: Kindergarten Registration, 8:30 - 11:30 Flyer
Ford Elementary 2015-2016 Supply List
Ford Elementary School Handbook 2015-2016

Ford Elementary Receives AdvancED STEM Certification
Ford Elementary is proud to have the distinction of earning AdvancED STEM Certification. This certification recognizes that our STEM educational programs have met the rigor and substance vital to creating and sustaining superior, student-centered STEM teaching and learning programs. We are committed to preparing our learners for the careers of tomorrow by continuing to foster and perpetuate their enthusiasm for STEM disciplines today. Our focus on STEM, demonstrates our continued commitment to Cobb County School District’s mission of Creating and Supporting Pathways for Success.

Ford Celebrates AdvancEd STEM Certification

2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

Ford Elementary Receives STEM Certification
Ford is the first elementary school within the Cobb County School District to receive STEM certification from the state.

                 Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair theme is Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair: Peace, Love, and Books!  This is a part of an exciting reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. 
Book Fair Dates
February 5th, 2016; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (before and during the dance)
February 8th-12th,  Monday 7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Tuesday 7:15 am - 2:45 pm, Wednesday 7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Thursday 7:15 am – 2:45 pm, and Friday 7:15 am - 11:00 am                    
Cash, Check, or Credit cards accepted.  Please make checks out for the exact amount. (No Sales Tax)

If you would like to volunteer for the book fair, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/h62nf7f.

Transition Dates for 5th Grade Students:

Lost Mountain
Parent Night:  May 17th 6:30-8
Lost Mountain counselor visits our 5th graders that will be attending Lost Mountain.  March 4th ,1-2
Ford travels to Lost Mountain for a field trip - 3/29  9:15-11

Parent Night: May 17th 6:30-8
Ford to visit Durham Field trip: 3/23 9:30-11

Cobb County School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and students!
Parents, use the following link to review the resources and watch the video.

Office 365 Information and Video

If you have trouble downloading Office 2013 on your home computer, go to the following link: Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.

If you did not receive an email about Office 365 for Students,
contact Jane.Swanson@cobbk12.org.

Congratulations to Bram Micklow, CCSD's Teacher of the Week

Teacher of the Week

Pictured: Mr. Tyler Gwynn (District Staff Member), Chick-fil-A Cow, Mrs. Bram Micklow (4th Grade Teacher), Dr. Jami Frost (Principal), Thomas Campisi (student), Mrs. Annette Craddock (Asst. Principal), and Mr. Jacob Bettis (Chick-fil-A Manager)

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!

Spelling Bee Winners 2015-2016

Pictured: Ashlyn Perry (1st Place), Dr. Frost (Principal), and
Ethan Yap (2nd Place)

Ford Events

School of ExcellenceFord Elementary:
A School of Excellence
School & District Calendar
Add the Ford Elementary Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.

Ford's Foundation Link for DonationsHelp support the Ford Foundation with an online donation.

We appreciate your support!

Cobb Digital Library
Student Guide for Cobb Digital Library (MackinVia)
(See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.) 

Use your Destiny username and password to access your FollettShelf account.
Click here for Destiny @ Ford Elementary.

Skills Tutor

Ford Elementary is Featured on
Growing a Greener World!

Episode 309 of Growing a Greener World  was filmed last spring and heavily features the great things going on at Ford! Click on the link above to view this episode.

Ford Elementary School Foundation's  (FESF)
Annual Campaign

The FESF plays an important role in advancing the academic excellence at Ford. Click here to learn more about the Foundation. You may donate online by using the link on the right under the calendar. Thank you in advance for your support of the Ford Foundation Annual Campaign!
Ford Elementary School Foundation Donation Form

for your support.
Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.

Help Support Local Families
Help support local families who need financial assistance by donating your used cell phone and ink cartridges. Flyer

Ford's STEM Day Video
This video was featured on Cobb edTV. To view this video, click on the Cobb edTV page, go to the Video Archive, and scroll until you see Ford STEM Day.

Summary of the Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

2013 Learning Garden Conference Video

Congratulations to Colleen Cauffiel,
Ford Elementary School's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

Pictured: Mrs. Cauffiel and Dr. Frost

Congratulations to Eileen Dunk,
Ford Elementary School's 2015-2016
Classified Employee of the Year!

Pictured: Mrs. Dunk and Dr. Frost

BYOD Information
BYOD Guidelines

BYOD Permission Form

Ford Welcomes Our Newest Partner in Education:
David Kessler from Atlantis Hydroponics

Atlantis Hydroponics

Pictured: Dr. Frost and David Kessler

Media Center Survey for Parents
We are working on transforming the media center at Ford into a learning commons. A learning commons provides a flexible space that teachers and students can adapt to their needs. This student-centered environment will accommodate individual and collaborative student learning. Here is a great YouTube video on the transformation of several libraries to a learning commons model.

We would like to have input from our parents to help us plan how we can better meet the needs of our students. Please help us by completing this short survey If the link for this survey does not open, please try another browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer). Thank you for your participation.

Ford Elementary School Wins the Green Your Schools Competition
See the story on the Cobb Cast Blog.