Welcome to Ford Elementary
25 Years of Excellence

Dr. Jami Frost, Principal  |  Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal
Shay Kappel, Support and Services Administrator


GaDOE STEM Certified School and AdvancED STEM Certified School

@FordStem on Twitter
Tweets by @FordStem
STEM AdvancED logo

“Greening” STEM… "It’s In Your Nature”
A PowerPoint Presentation of our STEM journey.

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


Important Dates and Information

5/23: Early Release (12:20)
5/23: Foundation Tuesday: Vacation Wear, Tacky Tourist
5/24: Early Release (12:20) Last Day of School
           Have a great summer!
7/31: First Day of School

Important Survey for Parents
As Cobb County School District moves forward in the process of K-12 Science and Social Studies Content Acquisition Process, please complete the parental survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B6P9LFY

Ford Elementary 2016-17 Supply List



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 (YouTube Video)


Congratulation to Ford’s Math Olympiad Team!
They placed 2nd place at the Cobb Intermediate Math Team Tournament.
CobbCast Blog: http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=19471



Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is the perfect set of digital tools to compliment the 4 C’s (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking) in the classroom. In order to use these great tools with students, parental permission is required.
Office 365 Flyer
Office 365 Support Page for Parents  
Ways to Give Parental Consent for Office 365  
Consent via Email
   {Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD}  
Consent via Synergy ParentVUE
  {Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVue}   


Congratulations to our Retirees! We will miss you!

Retirees 2017

Pictured: Tina Smith, Angi Morrison, Catherine Padgett, Laura Holmes, Barb Birkbeck, Jan Goodall, Eileen Dunk, Barbara Warren, Beth Godino, and Kay Applegate
Not Pictured: June Noriega

Cake



Congratulations to Maria Hunt,
Ford Elementary School's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!



Teacher of the Year
Pictured: Dr. Frost and Ms. Hunt


Congratulations to Amany Demian,
Ford Elementary School's 2017-2018
Classified Employee of the Year!


CEOTY
Pictured: Mrs. Demian and Dr. Frost


Congratulations to our State-Level Reflections Winners!

State Reflections

The Green Schools National Network featured an article about Ford Elementary. Article: Putting the "A" in STEAM
 


Ford Elementary School Foundation’s Big Head Race
The Ford Foundation Annual Campaign funds supplies for the STEM lab, project-based learning projects, teacher grants, and new technology for the Learning Commons. Classes raced to the finish line to see who could collect the most money for Ford. Due to the support and generosity of Ford families and our community, Ford raised over $35,000! Since our school goal was met, students were treated to an Extreme Recess which included inflatables, bounce houses, and an obstacle course. Ford’s staff appreciates the donations which keep Ford moving forward.
 


Congratulations to Our 2016 - 2017 Spelling Bee Winners

Spelling Bee


Pictured: Taylor (Winner), Dr. Frost, and Ashlyn (Runner-up)


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 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.) 

Follow the Learning Commons on Twitter.
Tweets by @MustangsLC

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


Summer Reading

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Join in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and log your reading minutes! Summer reading helps maintain academic gains and helps students start next year off right. For more information and reading resources, visit http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/faq.html.
Parent/Guardian Letter

Go to 
http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2017/kids to log your reading minutes.

Cobb Summer Reading Resources


Cobb Summer Learning Resources

Four Simple Ways to Participate in Summer Reading

Click on the link to view the Cobb County Public Library summer reading puppet show on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JjCM4qmGrRU.

To learn more about Cobb County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, visit http://www.cobbcat.org/summer-reading-program/summer-reading-program-2017/.

Free Access to Thousands of Digital Books!

These books are available through myON, a partner of Get Georgia Reading.
To get started: Go to www.myON.com and click Log in now.
School Name:
 Get Georgia Reading ( Note: Do not cut and paste, instead start typing "Get Georgia" and select from the drop down menu)
Username: cobbcounty   
Password: read  

Click the Sign In button and select a book to start reading! (Available through Aug. 31)
Flyer


Log in to Edmodo

Skills Tutor



Congratulations to Emily for being awarded the opportunity to attend an Atlanta Braves game at Sun Trust Park.

Atlanta Braves Game Ticket Winner


New Furniture and Technology in the Learning Commons (Media Center)

New tables and Node chairs

Our media center has been transformed into a learning commons. A learning commons has a flexible environment which allows students to create a space which suits their learning needs.  We have new tables, chairs, and custom seating. The tables have casters, so students can easily move them. The custom seating is part of the collaboration center. Ford's Foundation funded this project.
Every year, the fifth-grade class has a legacy project. Last year’s fifth grade class bought a mobile bookcase, table, and glass boards (signs) for our learning commons. The furniture and boards will be delivered in October. Thank you for your support!
We appreciate our parents, members of the Foundation, and PTSA for their support.


Ford Elementary was 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.


The Fourth Graders at Ford Elementary Won First Place in the Green Your School Statewide Competition!
Green YOUR School is a statewide competition designed for all students in Georgia, and serves to set them on a path of discovery about high performance, healthy buildings, which includes the land around the buildings. While learning about sustainability, they will discover how to identify hidden opportunities in their schools, how to create sustainable programs and the many career opportunities available in the green building profession. 

The fourth graders at Ford Elementary have won first place with their amazing habitat restoration projects. The judges that reviewed the projects were amazed by what the students had learned and the passion they have for making a difference. A check for $200 will be sent to the school shortly and their project will be displayed at the Recognition Day in 2017.


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


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


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