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

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

School Strategic Plan

Important Dates and Information

3/5: Chick-fil-A Night; 5:30-7:30 PM     
3/10: Shane's Rib Shack Night; 5:00-9:00 PM
3/24: Yogli Mogli; 2:30-8:00 PM
3/25: Kindergarten Registration 8:30-11:30 AM
3/30: Stevie B's Night; 3:30-9:00 PM
4/2: Chick-fil-A Night; 5:30-7:30 PM
4/6-4/10: Spring Holidays

*Every Tuesday morning is Chick-fil-A Spirit Morning (6:00-7:30).

Georgia Parent Survey
Please complete this 24 question survey from the Georgia Department of Education. The data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating, a diagnostic tool within the CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Performance Index). We appreciate your time and feedback.

Georgia Parent Survey

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

Buy a Brick. Leave a Legacy!

Ford Elementary School Foundation offers the chance to leave your mark on Ford! You can purchase a 4x8 ($50) or 8x8 ($75) personalized, engraved brick to install in the pathway from our gardens to the playground area. All net proceeds will help fund enhanced educational opportunities that otherwise would not be a part of the Ford Elementary School instructional program.

Please print the attached Legacy Brick order form or go online to http://www.fordesf.org/forms/. Or stop by the Parent Information Center outside the front office to pick up an order form. Then turn in your forms and payment in an envelope marked “Legacy Bricks” by Friday, February 6th to ensure your Legacy Brick will be installed by our school’s Evening in the Garden in May.
4 x 8 Brick Order Form           8 x 8 Brick Order Form

Attention Parents of Rising

Lost Mountain Middle School 6th Graders
The Lost Mountain PTSA and Counseling Department would like to invite you to our March 6, Coffee Talk to meet our Principal, Ms. Candace Wilkes.  Coffee Talk Invitation

Swinging for STEM
April 27
at 11:00 AM at Governors Towne Club
Registration Form

The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership Wins a
National Award
The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP) has won a
Forest Service 2015 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Award for Urban Communities in Conservation. Ford Elementary was included in the nomination package.  Below are the contributions attributed to Ford’s efforts in this project.
Contribution:  Ford Elementary School is a nationally recognized Green Ribbon School and is one of the original partners in the GAPP.  Ford has planned, organized, and led two Learning Garden Conferences reaching more than 400 teachers and administrators.  The garden program at Ford is the model used by the Captain Planet Foundation and Greening Youth Foundation for the gardens these organizations have developed in the Atlanta area.  The garden program at Ford has been featured in the PBS program Growing a Greener World and highlighted in Herb Broda’s book Moving the Classroom Outdoors: Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning in Action.  The school hosts an event called Evening in the Garden where the community comes together to celebrate the gardens.  This event reaches more than 500 people annually.
The awards event will take place March 11, at the Hilton Omaha in Nebraska, in conjunction with the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.

Congratulations to Our 2014-2015 Spelling Bee Winner

Pictured: Natalie Stevenson (winner), Dr. Frost, and
Maggie Frost (Runner-up)

BYOD Information
BYOD Guidelines

BYOD Permission Form

Ford Elementary's 2014-2015 Supply List

Congratulations to Tina Smith,
Ford Elementary School's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!

Pictured: Mrs. Smith and Dr. Frost

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

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.

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

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