4111 Wesley Chapel Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (770) 642-5600
FAX: (770) 642-5602

News and Announcements

Bring in Your Science Fair Project to the Media Center - Judging Today!

The Science Fair is open to all students in grades K-5.  Students may work alone, with a partner, or in a team of 3.  The Garrison Mill Fair will be held the week of January 14-18.  Judging will take place on Friday, January 18.  Top-placing projects may be entered in the Cobb County Fair which will take place on February 9th, 2019 at Lovinggood Middle School.
Display Regulations Science Fair Topic Ideas:  Education.com
Science Buddies
K-2 Scientific Method Organizer 3-5 Scientific Method Organizer


It’s time for Garrison Mill’s annual week of activities promoting kindness, diversity, and bullying prevention where we focus on the positive and emphasize practical ways we can all be heroes every day! Please encourage your student(s) to participate in each day’s theme/activity and be sure to ask about what they’ve learned each day.  Parent Letter

As an everyday hero, I promise...
... to be kind to everyone, even if they are different from me.
... to do my best to treat everyone fairly.
... I will do my part to help everyone feel safe and happy at school.
... if I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell an adult.
At Garrison Mill, every day is an opportunity to be a hero!

Tuesday Everyday Heroes Promise Signing
Wednesday Kindness Day
Thursday Mix It Up Day AND International Night
Friday Celebrate Your Favorite Hero Day - Dress up as your favorite super hero, historical hero, or living hero.  Costumes must be school appropriate and limited to clothing only - no masks or face paint.

Garrison Mill Elementary New Kindergarten Parent Informational meeting


East Cobb County Council of PTAs Honoring Our Heroes is a student writing contest designed for students to write about their real-life heroes and role models. This person should display one or more of the following characteristics: generosity, trust, persistence, dedication, leadership, creativity, caring, bravery, imagination, service, gentleness, courage, or compassion. Is there someone who has made an impact on your life such as a family member, doctor, public safety officer, soldier, or teacher?
2018-2019 Honoring Our Heroes Contest
Entries are due to the Garrison Mill PTA Committee Chair by February 8, 2019.
For additional information, please contact the committee chair, Kathy Tira, at givank@yahoo.com.

Congratulations Reflections Winners!

  Student Category
K Izabella Wallace Visual Arts
  Adeline Morley Visual Arts
2nd Shreya Ram Photography & Visual Arts
  Trisha Manoj Visual Arts
3rd Anahelle Villefanche Music Composition
  Lydia Morley Literature  
  Teddy Behrman Music Composition  
5th Alexandria Wallace Visual Arts  
  Zowie Villefranche Music Composition  

We are so excited to announce that 4 students also won at the county level this year!!! Additional Congratulations to: Adeline Morley, Alexandria Wallace, Anahelle Villefranche and Shreya Ram. These students were honored with a reception hosted by the ECCC PTA before the holidays. Their entries have now been submitted for competition at the state level!!! Winners are expected to be announced later this month. All 9 school winners will attend an awards ceremony in their honor at Garrison Mill on Jan 24th (prior to International Night).

Cafeteria Shout Outs

This is exciting news! 
For classroom celebrations,
you may also order a class
pizza party
or a
snack pack.

High Five Fridays

Every Friday morning, we are inviting Moms & Dads to come help out in the carpool line and welcome the kids to school. We are expecting lots of laughs, high fives, and encouragement! The kids will love it! It is such a great way for everyone to start the day.  Please use SignUp Genius to volunteer.

Registration Information

Calling All Kindergarten and New-to-Cobb-County Students!
Please find important registration information here:  www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/enrollment. 
Here is some helpful Kindergarten Information

We Love Our GM Greyhound Chorus

You will want to join Chorus too!

On this date in 1814, the Star-Spangled Banner was written. Please stand as Garrison Mill Greyhound Chorus sings our National Anthem

Be a Sub

COBB COUNTY SCHOOLSi s looking for Substitute Teachers.  If you are interested, please reference the Flyer and the Cobb County Website.

Kindergarten Screening for Gifted Services

At Garrison Mill, all kindergarten students will automatically be screened in the spring for potential need of gifted services. The parents of students requiring further evaluation will be contacted. For further information about the screening process please read: Kindergarten Screening

Iowa Assessment Information

Students are assessed in the fall on the Iowa Assessments. This is a norm-referenced assessment that measures student achievement in comparison to other students nationwide. Students in grades 3, 5, and 7 are tested in Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Read More...

Blackboard Connect Parent Portal

The Blackboard Connect Parent Portal is an online system designed to allow you to customize how you receive notifications from your child's school as well as from the district. Notifications can now be received by phone, text message, or email.

Download: Parent Instructions for Setting Up Your Blackboard Connect Account


ParentVue helps parents stay informed and connected by allowing parents to access near real-time information on assignments and scores, attendance, and demographic information. ParentVUE offers parents a single sign-on to view all of their children’s information regardless of school.

Create an account: download instructions.

Review the Acceptable Use Policy: Download Agreement

Kyle Giesler
Kyle Giesler
Asst. Principal

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Upcoming Events

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General Information

Start Time:  7:50 AM
Dismissal Time:  2:20 PM

Late Arrivals and
Early Dismissals

For the safety of all students, if your child arrives after 7:50 AM,  you must sign your child in at the PTA desk in the lobby. No transportation changes or dismissals are  permitted after 1:40 PM.

Inclement Weather

We encourage our staff and parents to listen to News/Talk 750 WSB (750 on the AM radio dial) when winter weather threatens. In addition, the News/Talk 750 WSB website provides a complete and frequently updated list of school closings online at: www.wsbradio.com.

In the event of an early dismissal due to inclement weather, the After School Program (ASP) will also be closed.

Bus Pass

Students are permitted to ride a different bus or get off at a different stop, if there is a childcare need. The Bus Pass form must be completed in advance and returned to the front office for authorization. Students may not ride a different bus for playdates, parties, sleepovers, etc.