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
Weather Alert For Parents & Students
The National Weather Service and local
meteorologists are calling for very cold temperatures with even
colder wind-chills for the week of Nov. 17-21. All students, but
especially those who ride the school bus, should consider
dressing warmly with gloves, head-covering, and multi-layered
clothing to protect against the cold. All Cobb County school bus
drivers will report to work 30 minutes early to start their
buses and make sure morning pickup remains on schedule.
Fifth Grade Fundraiser
The weather is getting colder. Warm up
by purchasing a school sweatshirt and sweatpants. All
proceeds go towards fifth grade's end of the year activities.
Please click the link below for more
information. The deadline for ordering is December 3rd.
Spiritwear order form.pdf
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!
Parent Portal-Parent Survey
Greetings Hayes Parents! We are in
the process of creating a Parent Portal to provide you with
a plethora of resources with one simple click. In
order to create the Parent Portal, we are asking that you
complete this brief survey so that we can address your needs
and desires while completing the final workings of the
portal. We thank you for your continued support and
are committed to our mantra Hayes On A Mission which
includes student achievement and building a community that
includes our stakeholders and parents. We are
Partners in the Education of our children!
Parent Survey Link
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
Last month we learned about Habit #1
Be Proactive and how to take control of
YOU! During the month of November, we are learning
about Habit #2 Begin With the End in Mind – “Know What
Habit # 2, Begin With the End in
Mind, this workshop will inspire you and remind you on
how to have a plan.
What? The 7 Habits of
Successful Families - Habit #2 Begin With the End in
November 13 @10 – 11 a.m. or
Wednesday, November 19 @9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Where? The Parent Resource Center
We had a wonderful group of parents attend the October
workshop. Remember parents, this is for you to become familiar
with the 7 Habits.
Please e-mail me if you are interested in attending the
Results for Reflections 2014-15
“The world would be a better place
5th Grade, Jessica
5th Grade, Gabe Wanek
Winner, Literature, Visual Arts,
4th Grade, Madelynn Pleinis
4th Grade, Becky Matuszek
Winner, Visual Arts
3rd Grade, Andrew
Literature, Visual Arts, Photography
2nd Grade, Hannah Price
Winner, Visual Arts
Congratulations to all the participants and to the winners who
will move on to the next level of judging at the Tom Mathis Sr.
Council PTA level.
This year, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has
kicked off Parent Engagement
Month with a campaign for Title I schools and parents to renew
their commitment to work together and improve the learning
opportunities for students at school and at home. The
I CAN Play a Role
Campaign was launched with a
celebration at the state capitol on Monday, October 20th
with the First Lady of Georgia, the State School Superintendent
and various state leaders and agencies. A summary video of this
celebration will be available online by the end of October. This
campaign is an engaging way for everyone to come together around
the common purpose of improving student achievement. To
participate in the campaign and support their child’s school,
parents can select 15 different I
CAN Play a Role pledge cards (in English and
Spanish) to get involved in their child’s education. Parent
involvement is not one size fits all. Meaningful parent
involvement allows parents to use their time and talents to
support their child and the school through individualized
opportunities. These pledge cards provide schools and community
groups with various ideas to encourage parent engagement.
In addition to the I CAN Play a Role Campaign materials, you
also have access to many of our Parent Engagement Month
Get the Facts, Get Connected, Get
(many in English and Spanish). All these resources can be
accessed on the 2014 Parent Engagement Month website
all 4th and 5th Grade BOYS!
The Mustang Leadership Academy is now
Contact Mrs. Walker-Duncan for details.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Thank you for all of your
Your genorisity is greatly
Yankee Candle Fundraisers
The Yankee Candle Fundraiser Items will be
ready for pick up on Monday, November 17 and Tuesday, November
PTSA will be in Mrs. Walker-Duncan’s room
(on the 300 hall) on the following days and times for
Monday, November 17th- 7:15
AM – 8:30 AM or 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 18th- 7:15 AM-
8:30 AM or 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
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.
Read to Lead Flyer.docx
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