Welcome to Russell Elementary
"Home of the Roadrunners!"
"A GADOE Exceptional Media Program"
"The Lego WeDO STEM Lab"
Mr. Peter Manson, Principal | Ms. Tammy Watson, AP
Play Russell's School Song: Go RUSSELL!
(Check out our video of Russell!)
NOW Accepting Lego Donations in Our Front Office
Click Here for More Information
2014-2015 Russell Club
PTA Fall Festival and Camp Russell is Coming! Reserve your
October 17, 2014
PTA Camp Russell
Thank you to all of the families that were about to attend our
Title One Informational meeting. Please visit the
following site for the presentation and minutes from the
During the meeting, many parents requested more information
about the upcoming Georgia Milestones Assessment. The
District is working on an informational brochure, but in the
meantime, please check out infromation from the Georgia DOE.
Milestones Assessment from GA DOE
Robots INVADE 4th Grade Classes at Russell!
Thank you IBM for all you do to support STEM education at
Russell Elementary School! Recently, IBM presented a
lesson on programming with our fourth grade students! In
addition to working with our 4th grade students, IBM has worked
with our 3rd grade students and will be working with our 1st
Check out our latest posting on Russell's Online Parent
University YOUTUBE Channel!
Online Parent Unversity YouTUBE Channel
Our next video will be in November. If there is a
particular topic you would like addressed, please email us
Email Us HERE!
STEAM IT Up @ Russell Elementary School
Did you know that our SPECIALISTS are
blazing a new trail of integrating the ARTS into STEM? We are
calling it, STEAM It UP!
The Russell Specialists have planned lessons that align
with the processes that our students are learning in their
science and math classes.
Be sure to ask your child about it today and check out
our STEAM It Up bulletin board outside of our Art room.
Ms. Kelly Bodner for more information!
It UP Video
Parent Involvement: Bridging the GAP
In an effort to empower and engage our families, Mr. Timothy Fairley conducted research on the best ways to engage
and empower families at Russell Elementary School. Based on
recommendations from his study, we have implemented the Russell
RoadCHAT to encourage a dialogue between home and school.
We will continue the Russell RoadCHAT during the 2014-2015
If you have not done so already, please complete the
PARENT INVOLVEMENT survey below, so we can better serve our
Russell RoadCHAT Part
2014-2015 (COMING SOON)
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
Thank you Cobb County School District for making this
dream a reality through the Promising Practices Grant!
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.