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!

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New Ipad Visitor Check-in Procedure 
Beginning Thursday, April 27th, Nicholson Elementary will be piloting a new IPAD Visitor Check-in process in the Nicholson 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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MOVIE NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH

Auction/Raffle starts @ 5:00,

Movie starts @ 6:00

**Bring a picnic blanket or spectator chairs** 

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http://rockymountfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Kickball1-226x300.jpg  Relay for Life Kickball Fundraiser

Help our students fight cancer and win the opportunity to play kickball against the teachers and staff of Nicholson Elementary.

When: May 1 - May 5

 How: Money is collect in each homeroom teacher’s classroom. All donations are welcome, but a minimum of 50 cents will be required each day to participate in the following dress up days.

 Monday – PJ Day

Tuesday – Sports/ Jersey Day

Wednesday – Crazy Hair/ Mismatch Day

Thursday – Hat Day

 Thanks for your help with supporting such a great cause!

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Buy One - Get One Free Book Fair -- starts May 8!

   That's right---just in time for summer reading!  But this sale is just THREE DAYS ONLY!  So come in on May 8th, 9th, or 10th, and buy one item, and get another item (of equal or lesser value) FREE!! 
                                 Book Fair Hours 
                           Monday thru Wednesday
                             7:30 AM until 3:00 PM
                            
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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK 
May 8th-12th
 

  • Monday - Flower Day (flowers previously purchased will be delivered to each recipient) Feel free to send in flowers, if you did not purchase ahead of time
  • Tuesday - Wear your teacher's favorite color
  • Wednesday - Bring in your teacher's favorite snack 
  • Thursday -Make a special care or picture for your teacher 
  • Friday - Your choice! Do whatever you know will make your teacher smile! 

Don't forget your Specials Teachers!
 (Music, Art, P.E., Media Center, and Target)


 

 

Mrs. Karen Hersey Wins Georgia Teachers of Mathematics Award!
Fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Karen Hersey, received the Georgia Council of Mathematics award on Wednesday, October 26.  Three awards, one each for elementary, middle and secondary schools, are given to excellent teachers in the state of Georgia, who have strong content foundations in mathematics appropriate for their teaching level, show evidence of growth in the teaching of mathematics, and show evidence of professional involvement in both the Georgia and National Councils of Teachers of Mathematics.  Nicholson is very proud of Mrs. Hersey, and her accomplishments!

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Does your student have an Office 365 account?
If you use Office 365 through your child's student account, please be aware that the passwords have been changed.  The password is your child's network password, which is now their birthdate in month/day format.  For example, if your child's birthday is April 7, their password is 0407.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Messinger in the Media Center @ lisa.messinger@cobbk12.org

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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.

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  PBIS........PBIS……..PBIS……..PBIS

PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS!!

In our efforts to establish Nicholson Elementary as a safe, welcoming and purposeful learning environment, we have implemented a framework called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  PBIS actively encourages students to achieve their academic potential while also behaving with good character.  At Nicholson, the focus is on teaching and encouraging appropriate behavior in all areas of the school, concentrating on the instruction of how to be a “STAR”: Safe, Trustworthy, Accountable, and Respectful.  Students who exhibit the characteristics of a Nicholson Star maximize their learning experience and do not detract from the learning opportunities of their classmates. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE REVIEW PBIS INFORMATION. Let us remember ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL, STUDENT SUCCESS

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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!

 

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 Congratulations to our Staff Members of the Year for 2016 - 2017!
Teacher of the Year (TOTY): 
Mrs. Jessica Boyd

Support Person of the Year (SPOTY): 
Mrs. Julie Hughie

     Sign in to Microsoft Online Services
Cobb County School district is able to offer Office 365 to all Cobb County students and their families--free of charge!!  Cobb County students may download the full version of Microsoft Office and familiar Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office 365 is a user-based service and allows each student to install Microsoft Office on up to five PCs or Macs and five mobile devices (including iPads). In addition, access to Microsoft Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones is available. (Office Mobile applications are included with all Windows phones.) Click here for more information about Office 365. Parents should have already received an e-mail invitation to download Office 365.  If you did not receive the e-mail or need help downloading, please contact Lisa Messinger for more information. 

District Direction for Continuous Improvement
                                  Click here

Kroger Community Rewards
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!
   Instructions on enrolling your Kroger Plus Card

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