Welcome to Hayes Elementary:
A “Leader in Me” School!
-- Our Vision --
Working Together to Ensure Success for All
-- Our Mission --
Developing Future Leaders to Impact
Community and Global Change
News and Announcements
New Rule Regarding Food
Due to safety regulations, food
items for all celebrations going forward must be store
bought with nutrition labels. We must be able
to account for the ingredients that our students ingest
while at school. Thanks in advance for your
7 Habits of
Successful Families Workshops for The Leader in Me
Parents, mark your
calendars, there will be a 7 Habits of Successful
Families Workshops for The Leader in Me held in
January. The workshop will be held in the Parent Resource Room
Habit # 4 Think
Win-Win (Everyone Can Win) will be Wednesday, January
28th @ 9:30 AM
Please contact Pamela Stone, Parent
with any questions
Habit #4: Think Win-Win
January, we are continuing with Habit #4! Think Win-Win is
the belief that everyone can win. It’s not you or me, it’s
both of us. It’s a belief that there are enough good things for
everyone. It’s being able to be happy when good things
happen to other people.
Expect your child to use
words and phrases like “Think Win-Win”, sharing, abundant, and
“being happy for others” in his/her conversations this month.
You can encourage your child by using some of this language at
home. You may have an opportunity to share your feelings
with your child about Think Win-Win.
The flyer went home explaining Habit #4! Please let us
know how you have seen your child live Habit #4 Think
Win-Win at home. Check out the “Parent’s Place” at
for fun ways to bring habits home.
Cosmic Bowling night is Thursday, February
5, 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity to polish up on
your bowling skills and help us raise money for our Relay for
Life Team. Dinner will be served in the cafeteria
following The PTSA general meeting at 6:30, and then we will
open the gym doors for cosmic bowling! Bowling will be
from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In order to help raise money for
the American Cancer Society, we are asking for a small donation
at the door before you come in to bowl with us. The cost
is $6.00 per dinner, and includes two slices of pizza, chips,
cookie and a drink. Dinners are only for those who prepay
in cash by January 30th. ALL proceeds benefit
American Cancer Society. Each child in attendance must be
accompanied by a parent! Bright Green form went home last
Thank you for
your support, Coach Oria and Mrs. Devine
Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, the Hayes Mustang Academy
will be sponsoring a Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance on
Friday, February 13th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at
Hayes Elementary School. Be on the lookout for the flyers to
come home soon with details pertaining to ticket sales.
Save the Date, it will be a memorable evening for everyone who
- Friday, February
13, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
- Tickets will be
$25.00 per adult, ticket price includes one adult and 2
- Dressy attire
- Price will
include dinner, drink, and desserts.
- Dinner will be
held in the cafeteria and the dance will be held in the gym.
- Open to all elementary school girls,
students must attend with an adult chaperone (Father,
Stepfather, Uncle, Grandfather)
Yearbooks are still on sale for $30 at
Fewer books will be available this year, so order ASAP. The
deadline to guarantee that you get a book is Tuesday,
January 30th. After that time, it will be first
come, first serve. Questions? Contact Kate Millholland at
Grade Yearbook Dedications
Recognition ads are
still available for $25 by visiting
It is VERY easy to place an ad! Just go to
and click on “Yearbooks” at the top. Next you will click
on “Yearbook Advertisement & Recognition Ad” in the drop down
menu. You’ll enter “Hayes Elementary” and then follow the
prompts from there. The deadline to submit your ad is
Monday, February 2nd. Anyone
can place an ad: friends, family, grandparents, coaches.
Questions? Contact Kate Millholland at
The Inaugural 4th
and 5th Grade Sadie Hawkins Dance
Friday, February 6th, 2015
PM - 4:00 PM
Ticket are $5.00 and include admittance to the dance, pizza, and
be sold to 4th
and 5th grade students during the week of February
2nd—6th in the morning from 7:15-7:45 on the 500 hall between
Ms. Hughes and Ms. Driver’s rooms.
This event is a fundraiser and all proceeds from the dance will
go to the end of the year events for the 5th grade
Thank you to all
of our PIEs, Partners in Education!
Thank you to all of our PIEs, Partners in Education, who came to
celebrate National Pie Day.
appreciate all of your support, time and dedication to our
Congratulations to our Hayes Mustangs who placed at the Tom
Mathis Council PTA level ceremony for Reflections.
3rd place for 5th Grade Literature,
1st place for 4th Grade Literature,
2nd place for Kindergarten Visual Arts
and Andrew Wanek,
1st place for 3rd Grade Literature. All 1st and 2nd place
winners will move on to the state level which will be announced
sometime in March.
Congratulations to Mrs. Ginny
Mrs. Buttram was awarded
"The Teacher of Promise" award from the
GSTA (Georgia Science Teacher's Association) .
The Teacher of Promise (TOP) award recognizes
science teachers with one, two, or three years of teaching
experience that show exceptional promise in the field of
awards are granted to one elementary, one middle, and one high
school teacher in the state of Georgia each year.
Congratulations to Our Radical Readers!!!
Reading Bowl ~ Hayes Elementary Radical Readers, First Place,
Elementary, middle and high school students vied to become the
best readers in the District on Jan. 17 at the Annual Helen
Ruffin Reading Bowl, hosted by North Cobb High School.
Teams faced off in six rounds of fast-paced, game-show-style
quizzes in which the person who buzzes in first gets to respond.
The Reading Bowl was
created by Helen Ruffin, a DeKalb County library media
specialist looking for a way to motivate the students at her
school to read more. It was so successful that schools all
across Georgia began holding their own competitions.
The Cobb County bowl was
started 8 years ago by Kathi Vanderbilt, now a retired school
librarian. It has grown so much over the years that the
25+ elementary teams compete in the morning and the 15+
middle/high school teams compete in the afternoon.
To kick off each event the opening
ceremonies feature a parade of schools followed by 6 competition
rounds. Suspense is high as winning teams are determined by
cumulative points so it’s impossible to know who wins until the
closing ceremony. At last year’s bowl a parent remarked, “This
is my child’s first academic competition and it’s awesome.”
Winning teams at each level will advance to the regional
competition. That is followed by divisional and state
competitions. Cobb County School District has a history of
producing state winners.
Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to our Third Grade Teacher of
the Month, Keelan Morhaus, sponsored by
Melissa Krudwig "The Bear of Real Estate" Think Melissa Team.
Strong for Life Parnters Visit
Our Strong 4 Life partners came out for a
visit! While they
were here they reminded us of the 4 Healthy Habits to stay
Strong 4 Life: Make Half Your Plate Veggies and Fruits, Be
Active, Limit Screen Time and Drink More Water!!
Mr. Blackmon spent time with our students in the gym and
cafeteria teaching them about the heathy habits!
Hayes Chorus Performance
The Hayes Chorus
sang at Stevi B’s Tuesday night. A picture of them has been
entered in the Stevi B's Fundraising Group Photo Contest where
our school could win $500! You can vote by going to
http://bit.ly/1qwpDcc. Please share with your friends and
family so we can be the next winners!!
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to the
winners of the Spelling Bee, Benjamin DeHass, and runner up,
Katherine Hagar! You both did
a fantastic job!
Leader In Me
At Hayes Elementary, our Leadership Program
provides students with tools to develop into leaders who will
impact community and global change! The Leader in Me is a
schoolwide process that develops staff and students as leaders
and thereby transforms the culture and performance of the
school. We seamlessly integrate leadership development into
daily curriculum, activities and systems to create a culture
where every student is encouraged to set and achieve meaningful
goals, be a positive influence on others, and use his or her
individual gifts to better the world. Be a part of the GREAT
that happens here at Hayes Elementary School!
Walton Parent Math Night
What a great turnout we had for our Walton Ridenour “Parent Math
Night”! Thank you to Walton for hosting us and allowing us
to connect with our parents. Our parents left with some
great activities, resources and knowledge about the content that
their child is learning. We couldn’t have asked for a
Care of Atlanta- Strong 4 Life Pep Rally
All Hayes’ students attended an awesome pep
rally! Be sure to ask your student what they learned!
-Drink Water -Eat Fruits
and Vegetables -Limit Screen Time -Be Active
Thank you to everybody who came out for the
Sanctuary Fall Festival on Saturday. A special thank you to
Sanctuary Church for their time, commitment and dedication to
our staff and students. We’d like to thank all of our Partners
in Education who helped to make this event possible: Eaton
Chiropractic, Maximized Living, The Think Melissa Real estate
team, Metropolitan Dental Associates, Lost Mountain Golden
Kiwanis Club, Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta and On the Border.
It was a beautiful day with many great memories created!
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Fire Lane Parking
The Fire Marshall will ticket and/or tow cars that are parked in the fire lane. Please be aware.
Lost and Found
Please check our lost and found if your
child is missing something. If these items are not
claimed, Hayes will donate them.
Would you like Volunteer at Hayes?
you are interested in volunteering at Hayes Elementary School
this year, please contact Ms. Stone and let her know what days
and times are convenient for you. Feel free to email at
We appreciate all of our volunteers and
realize that we could not accomplish everything we do, without
Every volunteer will need to sign off on a
Cobb County form in reference to volunteering. Please feel free
to look at the link listed below, before coming in to volunteer.
We hope to see you soon!
We are pleased to announce our
Teacher of the Year !
Second Grade Teacher
She is wonderful in a million ways!
Hayes is excited to have such a dedicated teacher
at our school!
Congratulations to our
Classified Employee of the Year
("CEOTY") for 2014-2015!
Mrs. Sheevy has been part of the Kindergarten team for many years. We are fortunate to have her as a member of the Hayes family.
General School Information
School doors will open to students at 7:15 a.m. All students are expected to be in their classrooms ready to begin instruction at 7:50 a.m.
We ask all parents to remain in vehicles when picking up students. Be certain to have your car rider tag displayed on your dashboard on
the passenger's side. In the interest of student safety, if you do not show a car rider tag, you will be asked to park your vehicle,
come inside and show identification in order to pick-up your child. To keep our line moving, we ask that parents refrain from
conferencing in the car rider line. Thank you!
will be served from 7:15 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. for car riders. All
students are expected to be in their classrooms ready to begin
instruction at 7:50 a.m. Bus riders will be served breakfast
Afternoon Dismissal Times
1st Load: 2:05
Car Rider: 2:15
Second Load: 2:45
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.