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!
(Check out our video of Russell!)
NOW Accepting Lego Donations in Our Front Office
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2014-2015 Russell Club
NEW FOR 2015!!!
Read about the ALICE Lab in the
Russell STEM Lab
(Program was developed at Carnegie Mellon University)
2015 Russell Elementary Science Fair!
Join us and take part in this GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
All Grade Levels are Invited to Participate.
Projects may be entered in one of two categories: Individual Project
or Group Project (Up to 3 Students in the Same Grade Level)
January 21, 2015 by 7:50 AM!
Each SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT must consist of a student-led scientific
investigation that follows the scientific method. Check out
Ms. Bodner's Blog for more information.
Please return the FLYER to Ms. Bodner ASAP!
Check out the following site for great Science Fair Ideas!
Science Fair Flyer
Win a Desktop Computer through our IOWA Winter Challenge!!
received and analyzed the results from the administration of the2014 IOWA Test. Based on the IOWA tests, we have identified
areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. Our strengths
included: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas,
the Writing Process, Algebraic Thinking, Civics & Government and
Physical Science. Our opportunities
for improvement included: Literary Text, Vocabulary, Research,
Numbers and Operations, Geography, Economics and Life Science.
created Study Island activities that target these specific
opportunities for improvement. Please encourage your 2nd - 5th
grade student to login to Study Island and access the IOWA Winter
Challenge! As students complete activities, they will earn Blue
Ribbons! Top earners of Blue Ribbons will have the chance to win a DELL
Students that Earn Blue Ribbons for the Entire Subject will Earn a Win the Day
Click Here for Information
on the IOWA Winter Challenge
November 25 - January 30
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
3-5 STEAM It UP Video
Congratulations to the following students that placed in the South
Cobb Council Reflections Contest! These students will be
representing Russell Elementary and the South Cobb Council at Sate!
Heaven R. 2nd Place Kindergarten Visual Arts
Audriana B. 1st Place 1st Grade Literature
Jasmine H. 2nd Place 1st Grade Literature
Alexis O. 1st Place 2nd Grade Literature
Alexander B. 2nd Place 2nd Grade Literature
Haley J. 1st Place 3rd Grade Literature
Jessica M. 2nd Place 3rd Grade Literature
Mikol R. 2nd Place 4th Grade Literature
Click Here for More Pictures!
2014 CANSTRUCTION WAS AWESOME!
Congrats to Ms. Winsett's Class, Ms. Steiner's Class and Ms.
Lauderdale's class for winning the 2014 Canstruction Challenge!
We were able to collect over 950 non-perishable items for the
Russell Canstruction Video from
Russell Canstruction Video from 2014 (Coming)
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
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
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!
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)
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.