Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, 2017

All Cobb County Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, for both students and staff, due to continued power outages at multiple schools and poor travel conditions on secondary roads in the northern part of the county.

Welcome to
Nicholson Elementary!


Principal: Joan Johnson 
  Assistant Principal:
Wendy Rice

Where tomorrow's stars
are shining brightly today!!

Nicholson News and Announcements: 

Click here for the latest news from Mrs. Johnson!

Student Transfer Information
Sibling Transfers - Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018. 

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx.

December Early Release Reminder---Dec. 19 and 20, 2017
Students will be dismissed 2 hours early on Tuesday, December 19 and     Wednesday, December 20, 2017. These are the last two days before the holiday break. This plan is new to our school calendar this year, so be sure to take note and prepare for your child's after school care on those days.
Winter Holidays - December 21 - January 3

Northside Hospital Celebration of Lights Fundraiser

Northside Hospital donates $1000.00 to Nicholson’s families in need by provided health related items. These items are used through out the school year to increase daily attendance and keeps our school safe by giving the items that are needed to keep our kids healthy. If a person donates a dollar, they will receive a Northside Hospital Celebration of Lights Coloring card. These cards will be displayed in our school until pickup. Coloring cards go to the patients in the hospital during the holiday season. Please help us meet our goals!  Please contact Nicholson counselor, Andi Hodgins with any questions.
                                 Click here to donate

Book Fair is Coming!!https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/assetuploads/200018_LG_wild_west_book_fair_clip_art_logo.jpg

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here from Monday, November 13 through Friday November 17!  What a great opportunity to pick up some educational holiday gifts!!  We are looking for volunteers to help with the Book Fair---no experience necessary, and you receive a $5 Book Fair gift certificate in appreciation for your help!  For information about our hours and volunteer opportunities, click on the link below.
    Book Fair Hours and Volunteer Sign Up

 

Nicholson's Annual VIP Thanksgiving Feast - November 15th and 16th!
We're serving a turkey dinner with all the trimmings in honor of our Very Important People---if you're important to one of our students, then you are a VIP to us!! 
           Wednesday, November 15th:  Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th 
               
 Thursday, November 16th: 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades.
In order to be able to accomodate all our guests, please RSVP by November 10th.
For more information, and to make your reservation, please click on the link below.
                                      VIP Luncheon Invitation

Author Gail Karwoski to visit Nicholson--Courtesy of Cobb EMC!
PictureOn Monday, October 23, author Gail Karwoski will be presenting to students in grades 1 through 4.  As part of their Community Literacy Week, Cobb EMC provides select local schools with author vists at no charge to the school!  It's an excellent time for students to hear about the writing and editing process and learn that publishing a book takes perseverance!! 

 

Send in those Boxtops!!Image result for boxtops
Did you know that each boxtop can bring in 10 cents for our school?  The next submission date is at the end of October, so now is the time to turn in any boxtops you may have collected at home.  You can find boxtops on all sorts of products around the house!  Have your children keep an eye out for them and when you are ready, boxtops can be turned in at the Media Center. 
                         Boxtop Collection Sheet

 
Visitor Check-In Procedure
Nicholson Elementary is piloting a new IPAD Visitor Check-in process in the front office. This new system will require ALL visitors to initially check in with their driver’s license, email and phone number. Once entered, a picture will be taken and a sticker will be printed out. This sticker will now replace the yellow stickers we have been using and has a QR code that will be scanned by the same IPAD in the front office upon your departure.

Nicholson is pleased to pilot this new process because it has proven to add another layer of safety and security for our students… Always our first priority.

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Student Dismissal Transportation Changes
Dismissal is one of the most important times in our day.  We work hard to ensure that our students get to their afterschool destination safely.  We will not take transportation changes over the phone, via fax or via email.  This is a safety measure that we MUST enforce to keep your child safe.  The Nicholson Transportation Change form, with a signature, must be sent in with your student in order for us to change your student’s afternoon transportation.  If the student arrives in the morning without this form the parent/guardian must come into the front office to fill one out since a signature is mandatory. 

If you are picking up your student at dismissal and do not have a carpool tag, it is necessary for you to come into the front office and show identification before we can release the student into your custody.

All early dismissals or transportation changes must be received before 1:45 pm.


  New!! Car Rider Dismissal Expectations
Please review with your children!

1. Students are expected to be silent.

2. Students are expected to sit in their zone.

3. Students are expected to follow staff directions.

*Staff will be handing out Star Bucks during dismissal as positive reinforcement.

*If parents do not have their car tag, they are expected to come inside to sign out their child. This is to ensure your child’s safety.

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Cobb County School District Magazine!
 

 

Read about some of the great things happening in our district!

 

 

Congratulations to our 2017 - 2018 Staff Members of the Year!

Teacher of the Year (TOTY): 
Ms. Beverly Brown


Support Person of the Year (SPOTY): 
Mrs. Kathleen Breen

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