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Nicholson News and Announcements:
Georgia Milestones Testing--Begins
Wednesday, April 15th!
The new Georgia Milestones Test that replaces the
CRCT, will be administered from Wednesday, April 15th
through Tuesday, April 21st. Please make every
effort to have your 3rd - 5th grade students at school each
day on time, and well rested. Students who arrive late
will not be able to enter the classroom, and will have to
make-up that portion of the test during the make-up time the
following week. Please help your student do their
best by starting them off on the right foot. You can
also encourage them to participate in the Vega Challenge to
sharpen their test-taking skills! See details below.
April--Month of the Military Child
Department of Education will join other states and
organizations across the country in celebrating April as the
Month of the Military Child, which is a time to honor the
strength and sacrifices of military children. State School
Superintendent Richard Woods is asking that each district
designate a day to wear purple and honor the children of
military families in Georgia’s public schools.
Cobb County School
District selected Thursday, April 30 as our designated day
to wear purple and honor the children of military families.
Ideas from the minds of Cobb kids
Have you ever come up with a great solution to a real
Have you ever found a new and useful purpose for something
very common and ordinary?
Have you ever had a great idea for your school or community
but never told anyone?
We want you to produce your own
video and share your awesome ideas with the whole world.
are based on the popular TED Talks programs where people
from every part of the world in a wide variety of industries
and cultures share brief bits of specific knowledge that can
be applied to the more broad human experience. Lives have
been changed and even saved by simply sharing knowledge.
for more information and to find out how to submit YOUR
Order Your YEARBOOK---- ONLINE!
Now you, your family members, and friends can order the
Nicholson Yearbook securely ONLINE @
**Be sure to select "Nicholson Elementary School, Marietta,
You can also download the order form
and send it in with you child. Please make all checks
payable to Nicholson PTA.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Stacy Llamazales: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Julie Hughie:
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
Cobb County Now Hiring School
is a FANTASTIC Part-Time job with FULL-TIME BENEFITS!
Just a few of the great benefits of
working in Transportation:
rate is $14.51/hour
Dental, Life, and Cancer Insurance
days follow the Cobb County School Calendar
a difference in a child’s life
Apply online: www.ccsdbusdriver.com
After School Enrichment Clubs
The Nicholson Foundation
selects and manages these clubs, and receives a portion of
the tuition. These funds are used to purchase additional
technology items that are specific to the academic needs of
our students. Click the link below to the Nicholson
Foundation blog to find a list of available clubs and
Enrichment Club Information and Registration
District Direction for Continuous Improvement
Nicholson Teacher Receives Cobb Schools Foundation Impact
was awarded the Teacher Impact Grant from The Cobb Schools
Foundation. Mrs. Pragovich wrote the grant to fund a
Portable Writing Lab to provide the technology needed to
meet the varied needs and learning differences of our
special education population. These portable word
processors will enable students and teachers the opportunity
to focus on direct writing goals without the obstacle of
tedious handwriting errors and prepare students for the
writing portion of the new Georgia Milestones Test.
Nicholson is now officially
enrolled in Kroger's
Community Rewards program. Once
you have gone online and enrolled YOUR Kroger Plus Card with
Nicholson, EVERY TIME you use
your card at checkout, all eligible purchases will earn our
school a rebate! Just for presenting your card like
you normally do! All it takes is about 5 minutes of
your time to enroll. See link below for instructions!
enrolling your Kroger Plus Card
Let’s Help Nicholson Stars Shine Brighter! Join
We will continue to log our volunteer hours this year. Please
sign in and record your volunteer hours every time you visit
Nicholson. The volunteer sign-in sheet is located in
the lobby next to the computer used for visitor badges.
Nicholson is a 'Steps to
We believe bullying is unfair and one-sided. It happens
when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or
leaving someone out, on purpose. Cobb County Schools
has designed a pamphlet to help parents and students
navigate the unclear roadways of behaviors that can be seen
as hurtful teasing or bullying behavior.
Click here to access
Fire Lane Violation Information
here for information from the Department of Public
Child Passenger Safety Law
Child passenger safety.
Child passenger safety booster seat.
Congratulations to our Staff
Members of the Year!
Teacher of the Year (TOTY): Mrs. Karen Hersey
Support Person of the Year (SPOTY): Mrs. Sandie Frigerio