tomorrow's stars are shining brightly today!!
Nicholson News and Announcements:
Student Placement 2014-2015
If you have information you would like
to share regarding your child's placement for the 2014-2015
school year, please download the Placement
Form and turn in the hard copy to the front
office no later than May 2,2014.
Public Candidates Forum
Hello Nicholson Families.
Please join the Pope High School PTSA Cluster for a
public candidate forum on Thursday, April 17th
from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Hightower Trail Middle School.
Meet and hear from candidates for the
offices of Governor, House of Representatives District 44
and Cobb Board of Education Post 6.
There will be a meet and greet before the forum at
6:00 pm and another meet and greet following the forum.
Come learn about the candidates and the issues.
You can email questions before the
forum for the candidates at
The PTSA is nonpartisan and does not
support or oppose any candidate or political party.
We look forward to seeing you there,
and don’t forget to vote in the May 20th primary
election. Your vote
School Council Nominees Needed
Dear Parents of our Nicholson Stars,
It is time
to elect new School Council members!! We need your help! If
you would be interested in serving on the council for a
commitment, the nominations deadline is April 23rd.(
The forms are available in the front office). Council
members are made up of 3 parents of currently enrolled
students and 2 business owners. If you know of anyone or
you, yourself, would like to be considered, please submit
the forms to the office on or before April 23rd.
nominees’ names will be displayed on the front door on April
25th, and voting will take place on May 9th.
Please come by anytime on the 9th and cast your
ballot for our new council!
It is with your help and support that our school will
continue to be the wonderful place that it is! Thank you for
your consideration in joining our team!
With Kids in Mind,
Joan L. Johnson
Get ready for the CRCT with.....
THE VEGA CHALLENGE!!
Have you heard about Vega?
Vega is Nicholson’s mascot and if you don’t know,
Vega is the brightest star in the universe.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 we are offering a challenge (The
Vega Challenge) for all 3rd, 4th, and
5th grade students.
The CRCT will be here before we know it and we all
know that every practice opportunity just helps us increase
our skills, fine tune our test taking strategies, and build
the confidence needed for doing our best on the test.
Your teachers have been hard at work creating
practice tests on the OAS (Online Assessment System) and we
are ready for you to go online and practice, practice,
All you need to get started on the
challenge can be found on the link below so let’s start
practicing so that we can do our very best on the CRCT!
and log sheet
Substitute Teacher Job Fair
District will host TWO Substitute Job Fairs on
from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. For applicants interested
in substituting for the North Area Schools (North of
Powder Springs including North Marietta, East Cobb, Kennesaw
and Acworth) the job fair will be held at Piedmont
Baptist Church located at 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta,
30066. For applicants interested in substituting for
the South Area Schools (Includes Smyrna, Powder
Springs, Austell, and Mableton—South Marietta area), the job
fair will be held at Skyview Elementary School
located at 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton, 30126. To attend
applicants must complete the following
1- RSVP by
sending an email to EITHER
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can only RSVP to
one fair and this should be the geographic area you
plan to work as a substitute. You
must RSVP by 4/15/14.
2- Bring a resume with you to the
fair detailing all of your work and educational experience.
3- Be prepared to briefly meet
with an Administrator.
We appreciate your interest in
positively impacting our Cobb County students and teachers!
We look forward to meeting you at the job fair.
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 elgible 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
2014-15 School Choice
Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice
(HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school year.
Applications will be available beginning February 10, 2014.
For more information, please see our
2014-15 School Choice website.
Purchase of New Writing Program Proposed
PTA is proposing
to amend the instructional materials portion of the budget
to provide funds for the purchase of materials for a new
writing program that is being made available to the
The Units of Study in Writing Series by Lucy Calkins
is a writing workshop curriculum. The curriculum reflects
the latest research in writing, and will bring coherence and
continuity to our school’s elementary writing program.
If you would like more information about these
materials, please visit the link below:
Let’s Help Nicholson Stars Shine Brighter! Join
All classrooms with 100% membership
will receive a POPCORN PARTY.
The classroom with the most memberships will receive
a PIZZA PARTY
Your child’s Family name will be placed in a membership tree
that will be displayed in the main hallway.
Your family will get a Nicholson 2013-2014 PTA Calendar
Membership Drive Incentives begins: December 6th thru
December 17th, 2013.
Click on link below for a membership form.
Georgia Parent Survey
This survey, conducted by the Georgia Department of
Education will be used to calculate a 'School Climate
Star Rating' within the College
and Career Performance Index--the new index by which
all schools in Georgia are evaluated. Please click on
the link below for a letter from Mrs. Johnson with more
information about the survey. The survey may be
accessed by the second link below.
Letter from Mrs. Johnson
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.
This year we'll be
celebrating our Nicholson school spirit by wearing a
Nicholson shirt OR the Nicholson school colors--blue and
silver--every Friday! Chick-Fil-A biscuit sales will
be held one Friday per month.
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. Lisa Gagnon
Support Person of the Year (SPOTY): Mrs. Jill Colacicco