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
the upcoming testing schedule for students in grade 3-5:
ELA Part 3
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.
Survey – Please take time to
complete the climate survey. CCRPI is a comprehensive school
improvement, accountability, and communication platform for
all educational stakeholders that will promote college and
career readiness for all Georgia public school students. It
is the score that all schools earn yearly (replaced AYP,
Adequate Yearly Progress). The survey is one factor is
developing the rating for our school.
Data from the Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0, the Georgia
School Personnel Survey and the Georgia Parent Survey along
with other sources will be used in the calculation of a School
Climate Star Rating which is a diagnostic tool within
The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the
student survey and contains 24 questions. A Spanish version
of the parent survey will be available soon. Parents, you
can complete the survey using your personal computers,
smartphones or iPads. All parents are encouraged
to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data
will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating.
Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted
directly to the Georgia Department of Education for
analysis. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey
will not be available to the public and will not be posted
WE NEED ALL PARENTS TO PARTICIPATE!
The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted
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
The students mastered Habit #4:
Think Win-Win in December and January. We received so many
forms back on how you saw your child live Habit #4! Your child’s
name was announced on the morning announcements and placed in a
drawing to have breakfast with Mrs. Watson.
following students enjoyed having breakfast with Mrs. Watson:
Christina Barber, London Barnhill, Fenneth Bonja, Isaiah
Briggins, Hannah Eubanks, Brayden Fairley, London Howell, Tyrees
Maxwell, Xavier Ramsay, Samantha Roque, and McKaya Ross
other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well
with others, even people who are different than me. I work well
in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems
because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better
solutions than what any one of us could alone. I look for Third
Habit 6: Synergize
is achieved when two or more
people work together to create a better solution that neither
would have thought of alone. It’s not your way or my way,
but a better way.
Think of 1+1=3 (or more).
How is that possible? Well, 1 person + another person = 2
ideas + many, many more that neither of them would have thought
of alone. It’s taking good ideas and making them better by
working together. Synergize is a great tool for families.
Expect your child to use words and
phrases like synergy, working together, and “better idea then we
could come up with alone” in his/her conversations this week.
You can encourage your child to be a leader by using some of
this language at home.
Check out the “Parent’s Place” at
www.TheLeaderInMe.org for fun ways to bring the habits home.
Habit 6: Synergize 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 6: Synergize.
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.
Habit #5 Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood
This workshop will
reinforce why listening is essential to your family.
Wednesday, March 18th
at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in
the Parent Resource Room.
Synergize-Together is Better
26th at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Parent Resource
will reinforce why listening is essential to your family.
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.
Mustang Basketball Skills and Drills Clinics
KMHS Basketball Camp
the 2015-2016 Hayes PTSA Executive Board are now being accepted.
To nominate yourself or someone else, please fill out the forms
in the front lobby at school and place them in the ballot box.
Nominees must be members of the PTSA. If you have any
questions or need more information, please contact Pamela Stone.
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 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
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 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.