Welcome to Russell Elementary
"Home of the Roadrunners!"
 "The 2013 Exceptional Media Program"
"The Lego WeDO STEM Lab"

Check out our 2013 Media Center Open House Video

Mr. Peter Manson, Principal   |   Ms. Tammy Watson, AP

Play Russell's School Song: Go RUSSELL!

Russell's Role Model Bus Video (Featuring Russell Teachers)

**Important Meeting for Rising 6th Graders @ FLOYD MS
Click HERE for more information
May 1, 2014

2014 Title I Annual Parental Involvement
May 7, 2014
Vendor Information

2014 Title I Russell Parental Involvement
May 9, 2014

2014-2015 PTA Board Elected

Congrats tot he following parents for being elected to the 2014 - 2015 PTA Board!  Thank you for serving Russell!

Christy Griffith - Co- President
Jessica Jones - Co-President
LaTasha Kebe - Co-Vice President
Danielle Draffkorn - Co- Vice President
Claudia Martinez - Co-Secretary
Merce Russell - Co-Secretary
Janice Copeland - Co-Secretary
Hannah Ongtingco - Treasurer

If you are interested in volunteering with PTA for the 2014-2015 School Year, please contact our Russell PTA today by emailing them below: ptaroadrunners@gmail.com

Congrats to Ms. K for being an honored as an 11 ALIVE Class Act Teacher!  We are so proud of her!!!  Check out the story below from 11 Alive! 


A BIG THANK YOU to Ms. K and Ms. Osley for their help in writing the grant and helping bring the Lego Lab to Russell Elementary School!

Win a NEW TABLET COMPUTER by practicing for the CRCT!  Earn an 80% or higher on our Georgia OAS March Madness Practice CRCT and you will earn a "Win the Day" Bracelet and be entered into a drawing for a NEW TABLET COMPUTER!  We have a practice test for Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, so you can earn ALL five of the different colored bracelets and be entered five times into the drawing for the NEW TABLET COMPUTER!  For more information, read the flyer below. 
March Madness Flyer

Ematic 7" Tablet 8GB Memory Quad Core

Login to the Georgia OAS and start practicing today!  We will give out bracelets each week on the afternoon announcements and we will announce the winner of the NEW TABLET COMPUTER at our CRCT Pep Rally in April!
Georgia OAS
ID: GTID # (Email Your Child's Teacher for the Login)
Password: learning

The Cobb County School District will host a Substitute Job Fair on Tuesday 4/22/14 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  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 jobfairsouth@cobbk12.org.  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.

Congratulations to our Writing Fair Winners!  These students will be entered into the Cobb County Competition.

Kindergarten - Jasmine - "My Dad"
First Grade - Morgan - "The Best Book Ever"
Second Grade - Haley - "Not a Pig for Me"
Emily Chapman - "Gaby and Grace"
Fourth Grade - Kevin - "Home Alone"
Fifth Grade - Emma - "Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig"

Check out the video of our students sharing their winning writing pieces!

Reading/Writing Learning Night @ Russell Was Lots of Fun!

Thank you to all of the students and parents that packed our classrooms to hear some amazing stories from our amazing authors at Russell Elementary School.  After sharing our stories, we packed the cafeteria and play BINGO FOR BOOKS!!!!  Thank you to our Reading/Writing Learning Night team for putting together such a wonderful event!

Russell's First Hands On Atlanta Event is a HUGE SUCCESS!!!

Over 30 Fulbright Scholars from AROUND THE WORLD visited Russell Elementary School on March 1, 2014 and facilitated an amazing Social Studies CRCT Prep event that brought the content alive for our students!  It was an amazing event that we are looking to make an annual tradition at Russell Elementary School!!

Click here for a SMILEBOX of this wonderful event!

The 2014 Russell STEM Spring Challenge has been released!

Students, what can you design out of normal everyday household items to make our lives easier???  Start thinking, start designing and START BUILDING!  Check out the letter, entry form and rubric below for more information!  Letters and entry forms will be going home soon in Friday Folders!
All entries are due to Ms. Bodner with the entry form by March 21!

2014 Russell STEM Spring Challenge Letter
Making Life Easier Entry Form

Russell STEM Night was a HUGE SUCCESS!!

A BIG THANK you to the KELL Robotics Team for coming out and sharing their robots with us during our STEM Night!  Students loved seeing the robots shoot baskets and throw frisbees!   A BIG THANK you to PTA for providing PIZZA during our STEM Night and great jobs STEM planning team for planning such a wonderful evening!  Students are already saying that can't wait until next year!!!

Spelling Bee Winner!!!!!

Maria Monteiro-Oliveira, a student  in Ms. Ruiz and Ms. Lawson’s class fifth grade class,  is the winner of the Russell Spelling Bee! Maria will represent Russell at the Cobb County Spelling Bee on Saturday, January 25th at 9:00am at Kennesaw Mountain High School! Come out and show your support!

The Lego WeDO STEM Lab is NOW up and running!  All of our 2nd - 5th Grade Teachers have been trained and can access this amazing opportunity for our students!  Congrats to Ms. Chesterfield class for being the first class to access the lab!!!  Students learned about engineering, collaboration and simple machines!  Thank you Ms. Chesterfield and Ms. Singleton for being the first class to use it!

Thank you Cobb County School District for making this dream a reality through the Promising Practices Grant!

Parent Involvement: Bridging the GAP

In order to do a better job of engaging our parents, Mr. Timothy Fairley conducted research on the best ways to engage parents at Russell Elementary School. Based on recommendations from his study, we will be implementing a Friday Folder with a two way communication form that we hope will invite parents to dialogue with the school.

Parent Involvement: Bridging the Gap Research
By Mr. Timothy Fairley

Russell RoadCHAT
Russell RoadCHAT Part II (January 31, 2014)

Help Russell Elementary School "Go Green" and save money by signing up to receive information by email when possible. Complete the "Opt In" Google form by clicking the link below.
Going Green @ Russell

We are excited to announce that Russell Elementary is partnering with The Clean Air Campaign. The Clean Air Campaign is committed to improving Georgia’s air quality. Daily they announce Smog Alerts on days when the air quality is unhealthy. You can check the air quality by visiting our Russell’s website or http://www.cleanaircampaign.org/. Each morning in the car rider line Blair the Bear will show the daily air quality.

The Weatherbug system has been installed at Russell. We are one of only two schools in Cobb County to have the Weatherbug. Click on the weather bug to view the current weather at Russell Elementary School.


Stay connected with Russell and download the Russell App today for your smartphone!
(Click on the icon for more information.)

The 2013-2014 PTA Store is up and running! Purchase your spirit wear and other PTA items today ONLINE!

Russell PTA Online Store


The Russell Space Team YouTube Channel
Watch it LIVE on May 2nd and May 3rd!

WEBCast Schedule Via YouTube

STS-16 Media Guide
STS- Mission Program Guide

Follow the Russell Space Team on Twitter...

Thank you www.i9sports.com for supporting our Russell Foundation!

Thank YOU K-Kids for your service to the Russell Community!

Gift Givers Play 2014

Russell is a GREEN school!!!