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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


Parents, click here for important arrival and dismissal information.









  • Monday, October 15 - Friday, October 19
    Conference Week
    Early Release Every Day

  • Friday, October 19
    Cape Day

  • Monday, October 22
    Awards Day

  • Tuesday, October 23
    Stop the Bullying Presentation
    10:00 AM

  • Saturday, October 27
    Fall Festival

  • Thursday, November 1
    Curriculum Carnival
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

October 15 - 19, 2018 are early release days.
Students will be dismissed in the following order:

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM:  Car riders

12:30 - Buses will leave campus
(expect your child home 2 hours early)

12:45 - ASP begins

Morning Car Rider Procedures

     Due to the increase in morning car riders, we have seen an increase in the number of students arriving to school tardy.  In an effort to make sure that our students arrive on time for classroom instruction and to ensure a smooth morning for all of our families, we would like to remind everyone of the following procedures: 


·   Please make sure that your child is ready to exit your vehicle when you arrive in carline.  There is no standing or parking in the line. If you need extra time, please park in the lot and walk your child across at the crosswalk.   Please do not block the carline at any time.



·   Please refrain from using cell phones in carline to ensure that the line runs quickly and efficiently.


·   Carline begins promptly at 7:15 am.  To avoid the rush directly before the bell, please consider arriving between 7:15-7:35 am.


·   Please be aware that Cobb County School District sets our bell to the official time.  When the bell rings at 7:50, our carline staff must enter the building to begin teaching and cannot stay outside to receive late students.  Once the bell rings at 7:50, it is necessary to park your car and walk your child into school.


·       We will move the Tardy Sign-In Station to the front lobby until 8:15 am to allow for easier sign-in for late arrivals.

Hayes Spirit Week
October 22 - 26

'Merica Monday: Red White & Blue
Camo Tuesday: Camo Day
Wednesday: Wear Red Day
Thursday: Dress up from your Favorite Decade Day
Friday: Dress for your Career

Hayes recognizes student achievement!

Monday, October 22, 2018
Kindergarten: 8:00 AM
1st Grade: 8:50 AM
2nd Grade: 10:00 AM
3rd Grade: 10:50
4th Grade: 12:35 PM
5th Grade 1:25 PM

Fall Fundraiser Items Have Arrived!

Parents and Guardians may pick up your items the week of October 15 - 19 in room 1.150 at the following times:

Monday - Friday   7:15 AM-8:00 AM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 PM
Thursday and Friday: 1:00-5:00 PM

Mrs. Baum
1st Grade Teacher


Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Baum!

PTSA presented her with an Award Certificate and a Gift Card.
Thank you for all you do!



Presentation: Stop the Bullying
October 23    10:00 AM
Title 1 Room

Our school social worker: Mr. Bennie Wilkerson will be presenting ways and ideas to end bullying.


For more information, please contact Pamela Walker at
(678)594-8127 ext. 254


Advisory Board Foundation


Behind every school is a strong foundation!  At Hayes, we are looking to establish our very own foundation.  We need talented, committed and interested members to serve on our advisory board.


President - Vice President - Treasurer - Secretary


If interested, please email a picture and a brief introduction to be posted in the lobby letting our Hayes community know the position you are interested in and your reasons for wanting to serve. 
Email Teressa.watson@cobbk12.org by Friday, October 12.


ParentVue Activation Keys are available in the front office.
ParentVue is a tool which allows you to access your child's information for K-5th grades.  The grade book is available for 4th 5th grades only.

New this year: Report cards will be accessible through ParentVue for all grades.

A printed copy of the report card will be available upon request only!


Hayes is starting a STEM closet! 

We need your donations to start our collection.  All classrooms will have access to these items for STEM activities!

Please send in any of the items below to your child’s teacher.  Let them know that it is for the STEM closet. 
These donations are accepted year round. 
Thank you for your support!

·     Masking tape

·     Straws

·     Aluminum foil

·     Construction paper

·     Craft sticks

·     Cotton balls

·     Pipe cleaners

·     Toilet paper rolls

·     Paper towel rolls

·     Empty cereal boxes

PTSA Reflections Contest

Click here for more information.

Hayes is on a roll....

The Governor's Shape Honor Roll!  This recognizes schools for "creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students and the community."
Hayes has been awarded Platinum status for the 4th consecutive year!  Way to go!


Congratulations Kindergarten! Our kindergarteners did a wonderful job last spring! Thank you Ms. Lauren Daniell on another outstanding performance.

Introducing the 2018-2019 PTSA Executive Board

Taylore Bradshaw - President
Staci Lawton- Co-Vice President
Becky Trollinger- Co-Vice President
Beth Matuszek- Secretary
Kristin Pendley- Treasurer

Thank you to the Nominating Committee: Teressa R. Watson, Kristin Pendley, Shelly Bell,
April Shultz, and Cathy Spencer. Also. Taylore Bradshaw, Beth Matuszek, and Kristin Pendley
want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Beverly Pleinis, Kate Millholland, and Lea Tatum for
your dedication to PTSA and your training and patience with us! You will be missed!

At Hayes, we love and respect parents as being the very first teachers of our students. As we assume the responsibility for providing formal education in a school setting, we want to form partnerships with our parents to ensure the success of all students. To that end, we encourage parents to be engaged in the activities and events here at school. We are open to new ideas for parents, but currently have the following opportunities available:

Field trip chaperones
Room Moms
School Council
Title I Planning Committee
Watch DOGS
Volunteers: classrooms, media center, and office

Should you wish to participate in one of these activities or have a proposal
for other engagement ideas, please contact Pam Walker at pamela.walker@cobbk12.org.


Birthday announcements are sold on a first-come basis. This purchase entitles your birthday child’s name to be displayed on the marque, mentioned on afternoon announcements and put in the Hayes’ Happenings on/around his or her birthday. The name will be up from the opening of school until 3:00 pm that same school day (or longer) provided the application and payment have been received in advance. Birthday applications must be received at least two weeks in advance.

Please see attached flyer with more information

Birthday Fundraiser

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 school-wide 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!

At Hayes Elementary, we follow the Cobb County dress code.  All students must dress appropriately and neatly. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Skirts and shorts may be no shorter than one inch above the student's knee.
  • Shorts, dresses and skirts with leggings must also be 1 inch above knee or longer
  • No tank tops or two tank tops worn on top of each other.
  • No see-through garments without proper under garments.
  • No clothing with suggestive phrases, designs or profanity.
  • No midriff blouses or skirts.
  • No bandanas or caps.
  • No halter tops or spaghetti straps.
  • No pants that expose the navel.
  • Sun dresses must be worn with jackets
  • No items showing illegal substances for minors.

All Student Administrative Rules can be found by visiting www.cobbk12.org. Click on Administrative Rules, then scroll down to section "J" - Students

A Message from Ms. Walker

Dear Parents,

My name is Pamela Walker and I am your Parent Facilitator at Hayes Elementary School. One of my main objectives in this role is to get more parents involved in the school. Hayes is a Leader in Me School, where great things are happening every day. Too often, people think because they work they cannot be involved, but that is far from true. Please know any assistance you can give as a volunteer is always appreciated!

The Parent Resource Room is opened from 7:10 to 3:10 daily. Please feel free to come and visit the Parent Resource Room, located in the back hallway, to the left of the cafeteria in Room 1.032.

The Parent Resource Room has a variety of materials that parents can check out at their leisure. There are educational books, as well as math and literature materials and games available. I am here to assist you at Hayes, should you need assistance in the school or information on community resources.

Parents are an integral part of the success of a school. It has always been my thought that working together can make the difference in the life of a child. If you would be interested in volunteering, please feel free to e-mail me with your name and availability and I will follow up with you about volunteer opportunities.

Please try to come attend The Leader in Me Workshop for parents, held in the Parent Resource Room. The first one will be in September, be on the lookout for the date in the weekly e-blast.

Thank you in advance for your time and we look forward to seeing you at Hayes!

Pamela  Walker

Parent Facilitator

Hayes Elementary School

678-594-8127 ext. 254


Due to safety and hygiene concerns, animals are not allowed in the school other than approved classroom pets, for example, fish and turtles. Please refrain from bringing your animals/pets in the building unless you have prior approval for therapy/service animals or for an event such as “Strut your Mut”.

In light of the recent attempted child abductions throughout metro-Atlanta, our Hayes counseling department focused their guidance lessons on stranger safety during the month of September.  During these lessons, the students have been given tips and strategies for staying safe, especially when it is necessary to walk anywhere unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.  They were taught how to recognize safe strangers (policemen, firefighters, etc.) and safe places (schools, police departments, etc.) where they can seek help, if needed, and how to respond if a stranger approaches them or tries to get them into a car. 

Further, in today’s world of dual working parent families, we know that a parent waiting at the bus stop with a child is not always possible.  Though it is always safest to have an adult accompany a child to and from the bus stop, here are a few suggestions to help keep your child safe:

  • Work with other parents to have children walk to and from bus stops and wait in groups. Use the "buddy system" whenever possible.
  • Create a Safe Walking Plan with your child using the safest and most direct path to the school bus stop.
  • Establish "Safe Houses" along the route to the bus stop that your child can go to if approached while walking to or from the bus stop.

Let’s keep working together to ensure the safety of our kids!


Parents, we ask for your support as we enforce the policies of our school designed to help keep our students safe. ALL parents and visitors are required to sign-in with the main office before entering the hallways of our building. NO EXCEPTIONS! We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

CCRPI stands for College and Career Readiness Performance Index.  It is the way the state now evaluates a school’s performance.  There are several factors that contribute to the overall score for the school:

  • Achievement Points
  • Progress Points
  • Achievement Gap Score
  • Challenge Points

We also want our community to be aware that there are additional factors, in parents’ direct control that will impact our school.

  • Student Absences – The percentage of students with good attendance is also factored into our CCRPI score. The state of Georgia has qualified “good attendance” as no more than five days of absence.  This means that once a student hits six or more days of absence they are counted against our overall score.  This includes absences for any reason.  Both unexcused and excused absences count in the same way.
  • School Climate Survey – Each year, parents are requested to take an online survey to assess the climate of the school.  The percentage participation rate, along with the parents’ scores, directly influence our CCRPI score. Parents are asked to rate the school in the following areas:  Safety, Relationships, Teaching and Learning, and Institutional Environment.

More information about CCRPI can be found here:


Office 365 is here for students!

Information was sent home on how to access this valuable resource available at no charge to you. If you have misplaced the instruction page, please visit the instructional technology page for more information.

Login: Firstname.Lastname@students.cobbk12.org*
Password = normal computer password

*Students with same first/last names will have a 3 digit code added to their last names. Please contact the media specialist at your school if you experience trouble logging-in.

New Rule Regarding Food

Please Note: 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 cooperation.

ASP Information

Need convenient, after school child care for your student? Enroll your child in ASP. Program details and a sample enrollment agreement may be accessed by clicking here. Actual enrollment forms can be picked up in the front office.

Click on the following link to find parent letters per grade level with information about standards being taught this nine weeks.

Standards - Parent Letters


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.