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
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
Habit #5: Seek
First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Look for information on Habit #5 in your student’s Friday folder.
“I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to
see things from their viewpoint (paradigm). I listen to others
without interrupting. I listen with my ears, my eyes, and
my heart. I am confident in voicing my ideas.
Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood means that it is
better to listen first and talk second. This habit is best
approached by listening as a skill – something that should be
practiced. Simply put, we have two ears and one mouth, and
should use them accordingly.
Expect your child to use words and phrases like Talking Stick,
“listen with your ears, eyes and heart”, and seeking first to
understand” 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. Please let us know how you
are seeing your children living out Habit #5 at home!
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.
Parent Leadership Month!
The month of February has been declared Parent Leadership Month
and every year various events and activities that recognize,
respect, and celebrate parents for their leadership in their
homes, communities, and schools take place across Georgia.
Parent Leadership Month is designed to highlight the various
opportunities afforded to parents, professionals, policymakers,
and community members to engage in partnerships with the goal of
building and supporting strong and lasting roles for parents as
leaders in the school environment. To celebrate Parent
Leadership Month this year, the Georgia Department of Education
will feature different parent leader each day on Twitter. Meet
some of our fascinating parent leaders by following us
If you would like to find out how you can become more involved
in your child’s school, please contact Pamela Stone @
Elementary School 2015-2016
I Parent Involvement Survey
Hayes Elementary School is a Title I
school, and as the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title
I school you are an important part of the Title I team.
Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the
parent involvement program and activities in our school.
The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students
meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of
all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and
background. Each family should have received a
confidential survey from school this week that will be used to
assist us with future planning for parental involvement
activities for the 2015-2016 events at Hayes Elementary School.
You may take the survey
by clicking the following link:
you for taking out the time to fill out the survey. Your
feedback is appreciated. Please note, all surveys on-line or
paper versions, must be completed and returned by
March 5, 2015
to Pamela Stone, Parent Facilitator.
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.
The Hayes’ Curriculum Carnival
Due to the weather conditions, the
Curriculum Carnival had to be postponed. The new date
will be announced real soon.
This year our carnival will celebrate with a Disney theme, “Hayes…Where Dreams
Come True”. We hope all our Hayes students and families
will join us for this fun event! There will be
free games and snacks for all, and you just might see
some of your favorite Disney characters! So make your
plans to join us on February 26 at 6:00 for our annual
and her team are sponsoring our Curriculum Carnival.
She is a long time Partner in Education. Melissa
Krudwig and The Bear of Real Estate - The Think Melissa
Team are the #1 Sales Team and are here to help you or
others buy or sell Real Estate now or in the future.
Krudwig is known as the Bear of Real Estate and she is
very protective of her clients and of their interests.
She is skilled at avoiding real estate "bear traps" that
can catch Buyers and Sellers unaware. As full service
Real Estate Consultants, Melissa and her team provide
real estate services tailored to their Sellers and
Buyers. The team is fully staffed to provide excellent
customer service, including a Director of Buyers
Services, an Office Manager, a Closing Coordinator, a
Listing Coordinator, and a Marketing Coordinator.
Also sponsoring the Curriculum
2847 S. Main
Street Kennesaw, GA 30144 Dr. Cris Welsh
Eriece B. Harris D.C.
Students are allowed to wear Disney-inspired, school
appropriate costumes if they would like.
The class with the best participation will receive a pizza
has been extended to Friday, March 6, 2015
The Cobb County School
District’s “Gimme 5” Campaign will be held
– March 6th.
Here is a recap of the “Gimme 5 for Education” fundraiser.
“Gimme 5” supports the Cobb Schools Foundation which provides
teacher grants, student scholarships, support for the After
School Program, Classified Employee of the Year, and much more.
If Hayes Elementary is
able to raise at least $750.00 then 50% of the proceeds will be
spent on educational items and instructional use for our school.
We have been able to meet this goal for the past four years!
Last year we raised over $1,400 and won first place for
elementary schools in our district. Let’s make this happen
the students and classes …
50 cents PJ Day on Friday-March 6th. Bring in 50
cents and wear pajamas on Friday, 3/6!
– The classroom with the highest amount donated will receive a
“Party” on the Friday before Spring Break. (April 3rd) This will
include wearing PJ’s, a movie, cupcakes, popcorn, and punch!
– At the end of the campaign a student’s name will be drawn and
that student will win a “Movie Night” basket which will include:
Two tickets to AMC Theatre, theatre candy, a gift card for
popcorn and drinks.
Elementary Science Fair
All participants will be invited to an awards ceremony on March
at 8am and will be entered into a drawing for some wonderful
with any questions.
Hayes Got Talent
Come one, come all for
You are invited to
hear the good news at the…
Information Sharing Meeting
Join us to inform our
community about what’s happening at Hayes Elementary School!
Be sure to bring a
friend who wants to hear the good news!
When: Tuesday, March
10th at 6:30 PM
Where: New Salem Baptist
836 New Salem Road,
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Hayes staff members and
parents will be on hand to share details about the vision of
Hayes Elementary School.
Discover what makes
Hayes special - our unique programs, initiatives and awards.
Find out what it means
to be a Title 1 School.
Learn about how the
Leader in Me Program is transforming our students.
We will also share
information about our Hayes educators, our wonderful Partners in
Education, our school curriculum, and ways to get involved and
positively impact our students.
The whole family is
welcome to attend. Cake and beverages will be served.
We look forward to
seeing you soon!
Please RSVP to
School Policy &
Compact Parent Review Meeting
Date: Tuesday, 3/10/15
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: Parent Resource Room 1.032
more information, please contact
Pamela Stone, Parent Facilitator
Title I Meeting
LAST CHANCE TO
Don’t Miss Out!
This is your final opportunity to guarantee that your
student will have a yearbook at the end of the school year. The
PTSA does not buy extra yearbooks. Any yearbooks sold at the end
of the year are overruns sent by the publisher.
Don't delay, order by
Monday, February 23rd
to purchase a yearbook for $30 or fill out a PTSA form and
submit it with payment in the PTSA box by 2/23.
Kate Millholland, PTSA Yearbook Chair:
Kennesaw Mountain Jr. Mustang Cheer Program- 5th
Come learn what it takes to be a KMHS Jr. Mustangs Middle School
Date: February 22nd, March 22nd,
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Location: KMHS small gym
Must be a current 5th, 6th or 7th grader
*Must live in the Kennesaw Mtn. High School District
*NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Tryout Dates March 30, March 31, April 1st and April
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Cheer Program Flyers Attached!
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.
Strong for Life Parnters Visit
Our Strong 4 Life partners came out for a
visit! While they
were here they reminded us of the 4 Healthy Habits to stay
Strong 4 Life: Make Half Your Plate Veggies and Fruits, Be
Active, Limit Screen Time and Drink More Water!!
Mr. Blackmon spent time with our students in the gym and
cafeteria teaching them about the heathy habits!
Hayes Chorus Performance
The Hayes Chorus
sang at Stevi B’s Tuesday night. A picture of them has been
entered in the Stevi B's Fundraising Group Photo Contest where
our school could win $500! You can vote by going to
http://bit.ly/1qwpDcc. Please share with your friends and
family so we can be the next winners!!
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to the
winners of the Spelling Bee, Benjamin DeHass, and runner up,
Katherine Hagar! You both did
a fantastic job!
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!
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
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.
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.