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 on October 2nd
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
10/1: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, 5:00-8:00
10/5-10/8: Iowa Assessments (IOWA) 3rd and 5th Grade
10/13: STEM Night, 6:00-8:00 pm
10/16: Fall Festival, 6:00-8:30 pm (Rain date 10/23) Flyer
10/16: Book Fair, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
10/19-10/22: (Monday-Thursday) Book Fair, 7:15 am to 2:45 pm
10/23: (Friday) Book Fair, 7:15 am to 11:00 am

Ford Elementary 2015-2016 Supply List
Ford Elementary School Handbook 2015-2016

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

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.

Reflections Art Contest
Entries are due Wednesday, October 14th.

For rules and categories, visit www.fordptsa.org

Fall Book Fair

Join us for the fun!
Book Fair Dates:

October 16th, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm (Fall Festival Evening)
October 19th - 22nd, (Monday - Thursday) 7:15 am - 2:45 pm
October 23rd, (Friday) 7:15 am - 11:00 am
Book Fair Homepage
If you would like to volunteer for the book fair, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/npc87s2. Thank you!

Fall Pine Straw Fundraiser
It’s that time of year again!  Get your Pine Straw! Ford Elementary School Foundation is partnering with West Cobb Pine Straw to offer
Ford Families a great way to help maintain our Outdoor Classrooms, which benefits ALL of our students.  Send your order form in by Friday, October 16th. Pine Straw will be delivered to your house by November 2nd. Order Form

Allatoona Youth Basketball League (AYBL)
Boys and Girls Grade 1-8; High School Boys: 9-12
Cost: $175 per player
Registration Deadline:
October 9th, 2015
Skills Evaluation: October 11, 2015

Harrison High School is hosting Hoya Fall Basketball clinics.
Sundays from 1:00-3:00 at Harrison High School
August 16th-October 11th.
For boys grades 1st-8th.Come out for a great time of learning and fun!You can register here. For questions contact Coach Crump at

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

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.

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