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
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.
Transportation Changes after 1:45 PM
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.
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
News and Announcements
Pies for Relay for Life
Many thanks to our staff
members who volunteered to
take a pie in the face for a good cause
May 20th & 21st
(last two days of school for students)
Early Dismissal begin at 12:10 p.m.
Summer Reading Programs
for Hayes Students & Families
You can participate in two
this summer at the same time!
CCSD Library Media, Cobb County
Public Library and Scholastic have teamed up to bring
Power Up & Read
log your minutes online
to help read for the World Record
Sanctuary Church returns with
Read to Lead
on Wednesdays @ Hayes
11:00 a.m. - noon
beginning June 3rd
Read to Lead Info -
Reading Log -
3-5 Reading Log -
Hayes Elementary Summer Camp for Rising Kindergarteners
Registered at Hayes
We are very excited to offer you and your child a great
opportunity this summer! Hayes Elementary will be
conducting a Summer Camp this July. Your child is
eligible to participate in this program if they are
enrolled at Hayes Elementary School. They will
benefit from the extra support given by certified
teachers. There is NO COST to you for this
Transportation will not be provided!
Students will attend from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The
program will be conducted on the following days:
July 13th, 14th, and 15th
(Monday - Wednesday).
We will not be providing breakfast and/or lunch.
We will provide a snack.
Please be certain to register your child by
May 18, 2015 in the front office at Hayes Elementary!!
Office 365 is here for students!
Information was recently sent home on how to access this
valuable resource available at no charge to you.
If you've misplaced the instruction page, please visit
instructional technology page for more information.
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
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
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.
SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT HAYES MUSTANGS
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Thanks to all of the
participants of the Father/Daughter Dance. We had a great
turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves!
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 Mrs. Ginny
Mrs. Buttram was chosen as our Teacher of the
Year for 2015-2016
Congratulations to Mrs. Cheryl Holland!!
Mrs. Holland was chosen as our CETOY for 2015-2016
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
Special Areas/Student Support Teacher of the Month, Ginny
addition to being recognized by PTSA, our Partners in Education,
Melissa Krudwig "The Bear of Real Estate" Think Melissa Team,
provided Mrs. Buttram 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 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.