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

Friendly Reminders

Morning Car Riders

School opens at 7:15 AM; students cannot be dropped off before 7:15 AM.  Students are expected to be in their classroom by 7:50 AM to begin instruction. Students are tardy after 7:50 AM.  After 7:50 AM, the student must be signed in by an adult. 

No Transportation Changes after 1:45 PM

For the safety of the students, we cannot take any transportation changes after 1:45 PM.  If you need to come to pick up your student early, it must be done prior to 1:45 PM.

Afternoon Bus Riders

Students 8 years old and younger will be brought back to their school in the afternoon if a parent, guardian or parent/guardian designee is not present at the bus stop to receive them or if they otherwise appear to have no appropriate supervision. This is in accordance with the Department of Family and Children Services Guidelines for safety and supervision of children.  When returned, every effort will be made to contact parent/guardian.  If unable to reach a parent, the student will be placed in the After School Program (ASP).  There is a $10.00 registration fee and a $7.00 daily fee for ASP. 

Safety and Security

To improve the safety and security of our property, a fence is being installed on the side of the playground.  The installation of the fence is in progress so please excuse the mess as they work to survey the area, remove trees and install the fence around our playground area. 

Thank you for patience as we work to keep our school safe and secure! 

News and Announcements


End of Year Assessment Information 

Georgia Milestones
Testing Information
(Grades 3-5)

 Here's the upcoming testing schedule for students in grade 3-5:

Test Date

Content Area

Wednesday, April 15

ELA Part 1and 2

Thursday, April 16

ELA Part 3

Friday, April 17


Monday, April 20


Tuesday, April 21

Social Studies

Wednesday, April 22

Makeups – all areas

Thursday, April 23

Makeups – all areas

Friday, April 24

Makeups – all areas

The National PTA has put together a brochure for parents explaining the new Georgia tests. Please read through it carefully and direct any questions you may have to your child's teacher or an administrator.

Testing Information
(Grades K-2)

End of Year Assessments for students in grades K-2 will run from Wednesday, April 15th through Wednesday, April 22nd.  Be sure to check your child's agenda or Friday folder for exact dates and times. 

Please be on time!  Testing starts promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Fun Run is coming April 24th

Students can earn really cool prizes and all monies raised benefit our school!

Have you registered?

If not, visit here and get signed up!

Your teacher might also win as event sponsors are giving away prizes to teachers who have the most students registered and who raise the most money.

(If you need help with the registration process, please watch this video that explains the process.)

Title I Presents:
Living the Dream Literacy Project

Please join the CCSD Title I Office for its annual
Summer Literacy Family Summit on
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. - noon

@ Cobb County Safety Village
1220 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, GA  30008

Each family participant will receive a
free book compliments of the Title I Office.

Kindergarten Orientation
April 29, 2015
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Media Center

Come join us to find out what kindergarten is all about!

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.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is up and working!!!  It can be accessed via the Hayes webpage under the Parents tab at the top and on the side where the links are located.  Look for a flier to go home in Friday folders with this information.


Habit #7: Sharpen the Saw

I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body).  I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school (brain).  I spend time with my family and friends (heart).  I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul).  I balance all four parts of myself.

The story that a man was sawing down a tree and not making much progress.  When asked why he didn’t stop to sharpen his saw, he answered that he was too busy.

Habit 7 reminds us that we are more productive when we are in balance: body, brain, heart, and soul.  If one area is being ignored or overused, the rest will feel the results.  A good analogy for children is a car needing all four tires; as leaders of themselves, they need to take care of all four parts of themselves.

Expect your child to use words and phrases like Sharpen the Saw, four parts of myself: body, brain, heart and soul, taking care of myself, and balance in his/her conversations this week.  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 Sharpen the Saw.

Check out the “Parent’s Place” at www.TheLeaderInMe.org for fun ways to bring the habits home.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw information was sent home today.  Please return the form to your child’s classroom teacher and let us know how you’ve seen your child live Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw.  Your child’s name will be announced on morning announcements and his or her name will be placed in a drawing to have breakfast with Mrs. Watson.


Clinic News

The clinic is in need of snack size and sandwich size zip-lock style baggies. 

Thank you so much in advance for your donations.

Help A Child Smile- please turn in your signed permission slip ASAP.

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 the image below. Actual enrollment forms can be picked up in the front office.


2015 Lady Mustang Basketball Skills and Drills Clinics

Flyer Attached!

KMHS Basketball Camp


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

Standards - Parent Letters 

Thank you to all who attended the

Father/Daughter Dance!

Thanks to all of the participants of the Father/Daughter Dance.  We had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves!

FD Dance

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.     

We appreciate all of your support, time and dedication to our students!


Congratulations to our Hayes Mustangs who placed at the Tom Mathis Council PTA level ceremony for Reflections.  Jessica Chu, 3rd place for 5th Grade Literature, Madelynn Pleinis, 1st place for 4th Grade Literature, Sean Bracero-Borders, 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 Buttram!!

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 Science.  These 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!!!

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl ~ Hayes Elementary Radical Readers, First Place, Elementary Division

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 Fourth Grade Teacher of the Month, Enger Dickey!  In addition to being recognized by PTSA, our Partners in Education,  Melissa Krudwig "The Bear of Real Estate" Think Melissa Team, provided Mrs. Dickey with a Spa Gift Certificate and our Partner in Education, Chick-fil-A, gave her a Gift Certificate.   

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!

  Fire Lane

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? 

If 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 Pamela.Stone@cobbk12.org. 

We appreciate all of our volunteers and realize that we could not accomplish everything we do, without your help. 

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! 

Mandated Reporting link: 


Hayes Watch D.O.G.S.:

 Below is a link to the National Watch D.O.G.S site so you can learn more about the program.  http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/ and  "watchdogbradley@yahoo.com" is the account created as a central e-mail address to be able to send and receive correspondence. We look forward to establishing a great group of Watch D.O.G.S. for the 2014-2015 school year!

Bleasdale Family

Barnett Family



Message from PTSA

Please "like" the Hayes Elementary PTSA facebook page for information and reminders about school events! If you have something you would like to share please contact Nicole Burt at nicoleburt06@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce our
Teacher of the Year !

Renya Barden
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!

Patti Sheevy
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

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


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.

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Hayes Elementary has been identified as a Focus school according to the definition contained in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver granted to the State of Georgia in February of 2012. Hayes’ Focus school designation is due to an achievement gap between student groups identified from 2010-2011 school data. Focus schools must offer a Flexible Learning Program (FLP) designed to increase academic achievement. The Hayes Elementary FLP program addresses the subject of math. The FLP program will provide afterschool tutoring on Mondays and Thursdays to identified 3rd grade through 5th grade students. The FLP program will provide tutoring to Kindergarten, 1stgrade, and 2nd grade students twice a week during the student’s specials schedule. All of the instruction will be conducted by certified teachers. If you have more questions about the Flexible Learning Program or the ESEA waiver please click on the link below or contact Denise Walker at Hayes Elementary.