Welcome to Ford Elementary
Growing Toward the Future
Dr. Jami Frost, Principal  |  Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal

Ford Elementary is a National Green Ribbon School!


US Dept. of Agriculture at the National Green Ribbon Award Ceremony


Green Ribbon Award Presentation
at Ford Elementary

Pictured: Superintendent Michael Hinojosa,
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge,
Laura Turner Seydel from the Captain Planet Foundation,
and Principal Dr. Jami Frost

WSB-TV Video Coverage

This award was a collaborative effort between the district office, administration, teachers, cafeteria, and custodial staff. To learn more about Ford from the document created by the US Department of Education, click on the link below and then click on Highlights from the 2013 Honorees. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/performance.html

Click here to view the state-level Green Ribbon Recognition Ceremony which was held March 20th, 2013 at the
Georgia State Capital.


We are having a Book Fair Fiesta!
Our Scholastic Book Fair theme is – FIESTA-Yo Quiero Libros!  Vamos a Leer!  That is Spanish for I Want Books!  Let’s Go Read!  This is an exciting reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books.

Book Fair Dates:  
April 11, 2014, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, before the start of the movie.

April 14- April 17,  7:15 am- 3:00 pm
April 18, 7:15 am - 11:00am

Visit our book fair homepage.

If you would like to volunteer for the book fair, please sign up at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4CA4AD22A31-spring.


CRCT Information
Students in third, fourth and fifth grades will take the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) from April 23-29.

It is important for your child to be at school on time each testing day.  Testing begins in our school at 8:00 AM.  Students will not be allowed to enter the testing room once testing has begun. 
TEST SCHEDULE
Students will take the following content area tests:
CRCT

Wednesday, April 23 Reading
Thursday, April 24 English/Language Arts
Friday, April 25 Mathematics
Monday, April 28 Science
Tuesday, April 29 Social Studies
Wed-Fri, April 30-May 2 Make-ups


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Swinging for S.T.E.M.: May 19th, 2014
Registration for Swinging for S.T.E.M. is currently open.  The event is being held at Governor’s Towne Club on May 19th, 2014.  This event is a fun way for you to support your children as they strive to be better problem solvers and more prepared for their future education and careers.    To register, go to http://www.golfdigestplanner.com/25013-SwingingforSTEM
Pay online or send your check and registration to the office.
More Information             Registration Form


April Events
3/31-4/4: Spring Break
4/11: Spring Movie Night
          6:30 - 8:00 Food Sales, Kona Ice, Relay for Life Refreshments,
          and Silent Auction
          6:00 - 8:00 Scholastic Spring Book Fair
          Movie Starts at Dark
4/14-4/18: Scholastic Book Fair
4/17: Chick-fil-A Ford Night, 5:30 - 7:30 @ Brookstone Location
4/30: Parent Information Night @ Durham 7:00 PM

COMING SOON

5/6: Evening in the Garden, 5:30 - 7:30
5/12: Parent Information Night @ Lost Mountain 6:00 PM
5/19: Swinging for S.T.E.M. Golf Tournament

5th Grade Transition

Parent Night:

Lost Mtn.  May 12th at 6:00
Durham April 30th at 7:00 

Field Trip for Students to Tour the School:
(We will leave at 9:10, return by 11:00.)

Lost Mtn. March 27th
Durham May 8th


Congratulations to Ford’s Odyssey of the Mind Team
for Placing 3
rd at State Competition! 



Congratulations to Jane Swanson,
Ford Elementary School's 2014-2015
Classified Employee of the Year!


Pictured: Dr. Frost, Mrs. Swanson, and Mrs. Craddock


Coerver Coaching
The World’s Number One Soccer Skills Teaching Program Comes to Ford!
Registration Information
Video Clip


Information on Harrison's Summer Camps


Ford's Strategic Action Plan and Goals


2013 Learning Garden Conference Video


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.


Ford Events


School of Excellence
 
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!

Success for all
Looking for financial assistance?  Check out Ford's Social Work Dept.
Click here to visit our website.
   
gas company

Make money for your schools the True Blue Way.

 


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

 

FollettShelf

Use your Destiny username and password to access your FollettShelf account.

Click here for Destiny @ Ford Elementary.


TrueFlix
See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.

Skills Tutor


Chick-Fil-A Biscuit Sales
Begin Friday, August 16
Fridays:  7:00-7:50 am in the car line or bus port
$2.50 per biscuit or order a discount value card.
Proceeds support Ford Foundation Programs! 


Vision 2026 - A Community Conversation About the Future of Your School District and Your Schools http://www.cobbk12.org/vision2026/


Important Notice to Parents, Guests and Staff at Cobb County Schools
To prevent being cited by the Office of the Fire Marshall or the Cobb County Police Department, per the Fire Marshall's Office, no one is allowed to park in a Fire Lane, whether there is a driver in the vehicle or not, at any time other than the following:
· 30 minutes prior to the end of the school day and 30 minutes after the end of the school day (this does not include the After School Program nor any other activity at the school)
·
passengers actively loading or unloading during the day (this would cover students unloading in the morning at the beginning of the school day)
The only time a vehicle would be allowed in a Fire Lane would be to actively drop-off and/or pick-up a student where there is no waiting. Other times, such as After School Program or after school activities would not be included.


Understanding Playful vs. Hurtful Teasing and Bullying Behavior
Click here to view the pamphlet and to read more information on this important topic.


Learning Garden Conference
On September 14th, Ford Elementary School hosted a Learning Garden Conference. Sally Creel, the Science Supervisor for Cobb County Schools gave a presentation entitled Next Generation Gardens. To view her presentation, click here. CCSD's website features a video  of the Ford/EPA Learning Garden Conference. Look under COBBedTV to view the video. Here is an article which provides more details about the Learning Garden Workshop.


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
FESF Science Lab Video
 


New Security System
Our school has a new security system for entering the building through the front doors. With this new system, visitors need to "Buzz-In" after 8:10 AM. Please view the letter from Dr. Frost explaining this new system.


Information from Alicia Hayworth, School Social Worker

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


Student Accident Insurance
Student accident insurance applications from the Young Group are now available online in PDF format for parents to download and print on demand.
English version Spanish version


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

Please note that this will be effective starting with the next school year.


Instructional Coaching Parent Letter from
Superintendent, Dr. Hinojosa


2014-15 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications will be available beginning February 10, 2014.  For more information, please see our 2014-15 School Choice website.


Ford Elementary School was the recipient of the Cobb Foundation Impact Grant for $2,500.00. 
These funds will be used to purchase learning materials to support our classroom teachers in the implementation of STEAM practices.  


Ford’s Response to Our Snow Days
Please read this important letter from Dr. Frost to our Ford Families. A
nnouncements will start early, but students are still not counted tardy until 7:50.


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


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.


Video of Chef Alex Reethof Cooking with Ford Students