Garrison Mill Elementary School

Kyle Giesler, Principal

Niki Bristow, Assistant Principal

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

Welcome ~ Go Greyhounds!

News and Announcements

'Tis The Season of Giving

Each year Garrison Mill families generously support the Star Giving Tree Drive. This annual drive collects needed items for children of families from Milford Elementary School, Lassiter High School, AND Garrison Mill. Because of your generosity, we are able to provide for families that are often homeless, transient, or in need. How else can you help? If you know of companies, organizations or groups that would be willing to donate gift cards or sponsor a child or family, please contact Heather McKelvey at Thank you for sharing with our neighbors in need! For more information, please read the Giving Tree Form.

Important Dates:
Oct 17 Week of Forms go home
Nov 1 Tuesday Forms due
Nov 7 Week of Stars are chosen
Dec 2 Friday Wrapped gifts are due

Driftwood Field Trip Rescheduled!

The 5th grade trip has been rescheduled for Monday, October 31 through Wednesday, November 2.  Thank you for your patience and support as many schedules were adjusted to bring this amazing experience to our students.  For additional information, please READ MORE.

SQUARE 1 ART IS HERE! Get ready for the arrival of your child's personal artwork in their Thursday folder. The stickers are a gift for you whether you choose to purchase something or not. This is a fundraiser for the art room. A portion of your purchase comes back to the school to help purchase art supplies for your child to use in art class. Items like paint, brushes, clay, paper, marker, crayons, and more are purchased because of your help. You can order online here or fill out the order form and return it to the box in the lobby labeled Square 1 Art.
The DEADLINE to order is October 20.

Public Review of Learning Resources

The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3 - 12 English Language Arts and K – 12 ESOL. Click on the link for more information:

Congratulations Jill Clark & Beth Jann!

Jill Clark, Teacher of the Year, and Beth Jann, Classified Emoployee of the Year, were celebreties in the East Cobber Parade this Saturday.  The objective of this event is to spotlight people who contribute to the quality of life in East Cobb County.  Congratulations ladies!

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.

Registration Information

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: 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
Asst. Principal
Niki Bristow


Upcoming Events

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. There are no transportation changes or dismissals 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:

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.