Welcome to Russell Elementary

A 2014 GADOE PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) School

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

Play Russell's School Song: Go RUSSELL!

Lights, Camera, RUSSELL!
(Check out our video of Russell!)

NOW Accepting Lego Donations in Our Front Office
Click Here for More Information

2014-2015 Russell Club Opportunities


Letter Regarding the Lockdown on October 31, 2014

Conference Week is HERE!  Students will be dismissed 2 Hours Earlier this week (10/20/14).

Please don't forget to complete the Parent Teacher Conference Survey, so we can continuously improve on serving you and your child.

Parent/Teacher Conference Survey
Spanish Survey

Don't forget to visit the BOOK FAIR this WEEK Only!!

Click here for more information about our Book Fair!

The Cobb EMC Lego Competition and Russell STEM Learning Night is coming! The Event is OPEN to ALL members of the community!  Proceeds benefit the Russell Foundation! 

This LEGO competition will be OPEN to the ENTIRE community, so be sure to REGISTER today to secure your spot!  All students that enter the competition will receive a FREE LEGO Kit!  Registration will CLOSE October 30, 2014.

November 7, 2014
6 PM - 9 PM
Check in Starts at 5 PM!

Register today by clicking the link below:

Registration Link

Pay Online or at Russell Elementary School
Registration Closes October 30, 2014
Click the Link Above for More Information

Click HERE for more information about the Event!


Check out the flyer for more information in regards to our Annual Canstruction Event at Russell!  This is a great event where we can complete a STEM challenge and donate food to the 11 ALIVE Can-A-Thon!

We will start collecting cans on November 7!  Turn them into Ms. Bodner!

Canstruction Flyer
Canstruction Project Rubric

Russell Canstruction Video from Last Year

Thank you to all of the families that were able to attend our Title One Informational meeting.  Please visit the following site for the presentation and minutes from the meeting.


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 grade students.

Check out our latest posting on Russell's Online Parent University YOUTUBE Channel!

Russell 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 below.

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.  Please email Ms. Kelly Bodner for more information!


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 school year.

If you have not done so already, please complete the PARENT INVOLVEMENT survey below, so we can better serve our Russell Families!

Russell RoadCHAT
Russell RoadCHAT Part II
Russell RoadCHAT Part III

2014-2015 (COMING SOON)

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 2014-2015 PTA Store is up and running! Purchase your spirit wear and other PTA items today ONLINE!

Russell PTA Online Store

STS-16 Debriefing

STS-16 Media Guide
STS- Mission Program Guide

Follow the Russell Space Team on Twitter...

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

4th Grade Terrific Kids

Bringing the curriculum to life since 1962!

Russell is a GREEN school!!!