Shea Thomas, Principal | Ashley Campoli, AP | Cissi Kale, AP

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Strong4Life from CHOA is coming to Kemp!

Click on the link below to learn about about this awesome program coming to Kemp!


The Rice Family Reunites with their Dad!

Major Lucas Rice is home for a visit with his family after being deployed since December.  We are so proud that he is a part of the Kemp Family!

New Science Lab thanks to Parent and Foundation


This year we were so lucky to have our STEM lab again led by our awesome teacher Mrs. Gwen Youngs.  We were so fortunate to have our tables donated by a parent, Mr. Jim Bryant.  His donation was so generous and we are thrilled!

We are also thankful to the Kemp Foundation for donating the money to buy the stools as well as 5 iPads!  We are so lucky for all the gerenous people willing to support Kemp Elementary!  Our community is Kemply the Best!

S.O.S.-Save Our School PTA Fundraiser

We are super excited about our school fundraiser this year.  Please consider making a donation to Save Our School-SOS!


*All proceeds from the fundraiser stay at Kemp to support our Little Cougars.
*Ask your company if they will match your donations
*Fun prizes will be awarded for different donation levels...including the very popular zip line!!
*Please email questions at



 Spanish Clubs Starting Soon!

We will again have our Native Speakers Club with Sra. Tansey.  Click on the link below for more information./p>

Club de nativos 2014-15.docx

This year Kemp will be starting a  Spanish Club for the Foreign Language learners in 2nd -5th grade in order for them to get to expand upon what they learn in Spanish class. The club will meet twice per month, on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 2;30-3;30 in Sra. Tansey’s class (Rm. 404). We will learn more about Spanish speaking countries, play games, do crafts, make “Spanish word of the day” videos for the rest of the school, play out dialogs, act out stories in Spanish and more. The students will have to be picked up outside KEMP at 330 or go to ASP for the normal fee. If they are interested in participating please complete the form below.  If there is enough interest, I will announce the first meeting at school and by email or text. If you have questions, please contact me at Click on the link below to learn more!

Spanish Club 2014-15.docx

 Hillgrove Flag Football

Hillgrove is starting a new Flag Football program this fall.  Click on the link below to learn more.

Flag Football Flyer.pdf
Football FAQ.pdf

 Open House

We are excited to host Open House during the first week of school.  We will have two open houses.

K-2 on Tuesday, August 5th @ 6:30
3-5 on Thursday, August 7th @ 6:30

On Tuesday, parents will begin in the cafeteria for our first PTA meeting of the year.  After the meeting, parents will report to the classrooms for the Open House. 

On Thursday, parents report directly to the classrooms.  We will not have a PTA meeting. 

Transportation News

CCSD Bus Routes for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on the CCSD website.  Runs and maps will be posted at your local school for review prior to the first day of school.
Bus Routes

Kindergarten and First Grade students along with their parents are invited to ride the bus August 1, 2014, as a practice run prior to the first day of school on Monday, August 4. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.  Due to limited space, we ask that you limit the number of additional family members riding.  Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop.

During the months of August and September if temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 678/594-8000, or email your transportation area supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation website.


Welcome Mrs. Thomas, Kemp Principal

The Kemp family would like to formally welcome our new principal, Mrs. Shea Thomas!! Mrs. Thomas is currently the principal at Baker Elementary, but will begin her tenure at Kemp beginning 7/21.   Some of you may remember that she was the assistant principal at Kemp a few years ago, so she is excited to return home.

Click below to read Mrs. Thomas' welcome letter.

Mrs. Thomas Welcome Letter

2014-2015 Summer Information

We hope you are having a great summer.  We know it is full of fun, but we also hope you are READING and working on MATH.  Click on the link below for your summer reading assignments, as well as the Kemp Essential Skills for each grade level.  The SUPPLY LISTS for next year are posted as well. 

Summer Reading and 2014-2015 Supply Lists

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