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
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:
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
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
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!
ID: GTID # (Email Your Child's Teacher for the Login)
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. You must RSVP by
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
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
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
Click here for a SMILEBOX of this wonderful event!
The 2014 Russell STEM Spring Challenge has been
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
2014 Russell STEM Spring
Making Life Easier Entry
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
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!
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 Part
II (January 31, 2014)
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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.