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Nicholson News and Announcements:
Your Input Needed!---New
GA Dept. of Ed. Parent Survey
The Georgia Department of
Education is administering a Georgia Parent Survey. This
survey will be used to calculate a School Climate Star
Rating within the College and Career Performance Index for
all Georgia schools, including Nicholson Elementary.
(This is not to be confused with the AdvancED paper survey
you previously received.)
This rating is
extremely important to our school, so we ask that you please
You will be able to complete this
survey using your personal computer, smartphone or iPad and
should take no longer than 5-10 minutes. Surveys are
anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia
Department of Education.
We would greatly appreciate your participation in this
important survey. The link to the survey is listed below.
After you click the link, a drop-down menu will appear and
you will be able to select our school district and school.
The Georgia Parent Survey will
remain open through Friday, March 27, 2015.
Georgia Parent Survey →
Thank you for your
participation in the Georgia Parent Survey.
As always, we appreciate your support.
for the new Milestones Test
Parents, the new Milestones test, which replaces
the CRCT, will be administered in mid-April. In order
to prepare our students for the new test format, we are
offering 'The Vega Challenge'. Through practice
testing, students have the opportunity to sharpen their
skills, build test-taking strategies, and gain the
confidence needed for doing best on the test. Students
that reach the practice test goals will be rewarded with the
privilege of attending 'Market Day'---a day set aside for
them with special fun-filled activities. Flyers with
all the instructions and the test log go home on Thursday,
March 5, but you can download a copy by clicking the link
below. Please note!
The correct password is 'explore'
NOT 'learning' as stated in the attachment.
Date and Time!!
The Talent Show has been rescheduled!!
It will now be held in the McCleskey Auditorium at
6:30 on Friday, March 20.
Don't miss it! It's great fun for the whole
family, and a wonderful way to support the end of year
activities for our 5th graders! Dress
rehearsal will be on Wednesday, March 18 at 4:30 in
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:
Yearbook Pictures Needed!!
If you have some favorite pictures from a school event this
year, we'd love to see them considered for the yearbook!
The deadline is approaching, so take a look and then follow
the simple instructions below to download them to the
Enter the school
project # 518855
to upload pics!
to submit any photos you’ve taken so far (BEST 6 or 7 of
each event) is Friday, March 13th,
but please don’t wait. Upload your favorites so they can be
considered to be a part of the 2014-2015 Nicholson
Kindergarten Registration -
students entering Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year
will be on Wednesday, March 25 in the Media Center from 8:30
AM until 11:30 am. Please check the link below for the
information about documents you must have with you in order
to complete registration.
What will the school need to enroll my child?
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