Welcome to Ford Elementary
“STEM Certified…Kid Approved”
Dr. Jami Frost, Principal |
Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal
STEM Certified School
STEM Educator Tour of
Ford Elementary School
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)
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
Elementary 2015-2016 Supply List
Elementary School Handbook 2015-2016
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
capacity information and applications will be available
February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information,
2016-17 School Choice
Ford Elementary Receives STEM
Ford is the first elementary school within the Cobb
County School District to receive STEM certification from the
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
Book Fair Dates:
February 5th, 2016; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (before and during
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 -
Cash, Check, or Credit cards accepted.
Please make checks out for the exact amount. (No Sales
***If you would like to volunteer for the book
fair, please sign up at
Transition Dates for 5th Grade
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
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
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,
Congratulations to Bram Micklow, CCSD's
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!
Pictured: Ashlyn Perry (1st Place), Dr. Frost (Principal), and
Ethan Yap (2nd Place)
A School of Excellence
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support the Ford Foundation with an online donation.
We appreciate your support!
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
Click here for
Destiny @ Ford Elementary.
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)
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
Elementary School Foundation Donation Form
for your support.
Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.
Help support local families who need
financial assistance by donating your used cell phone and ink
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
Ford Elementary School's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!
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 Permission Form
Ford Welcomes Our Newest Partner in Education:
David Kessler from 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
Ford Elementary School Wins the
Green Your Schools Competition
See the story on the
Cobb Cast Blog.