News and Announcements
Here are your 2016-17 School Supply Lists!
Please note our new partnership with Office Depot and Office Max! The company will donate 5% of your purchase back to the
Garrison Mill PTA. That is easy money! Happy Shopping, Greyhounds!
See your supply list for details:
Let the Summer Reading Challenge Begin!
GM Students Participate in Mabry Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Garrison Mill student council was invited to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for Mabry Park. They were asked to be a part of the event because of the fundraising the students did a few years ago.
The event took place on Wednesday, May 18. Check out the front
page article of the Marietta Daily Journal!
When you register your child, please bring the necessary information which can be found here:
Here is some helpful Kindergarten Information
Kindergarten Screening for Gifted Services
At Garrison Mill, all kindergarteners will automatically be screened in the spring for potential need of gifted
services. The parents of only students requiring further evaluation will be contacted. For further information about
the screening process please read:
Microsoft Office 365 for Students
The Cobb County School District is offering a free copy of Office 365 for students. Parents should have received this offer via
email. Before students can download their copy, parents must choose one of the three Parental Consent options from the
original email and use the student information provided in the follow-up email. Please utilize the following links to
download Office 365 and access additional
CCSD Office 365 Resources.
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.
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.
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
Start Time: 7:50 AM
Dismissal Time: 2:20 PM
REMINDER: FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL STUDENTS
If your child arrives after 7:50 AM, you must sign the child in at the PTA desk in the lobby.
No transportation changes or dismissal is permitted after 1:40 PM.
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.
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.