Welcome to Russell Elementary
A 2014 GADOE PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) School

School Tours Available on Wednesdays
(Please contact Ms. Jessica Jones to schedule.)

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

Play Russell's School Song: Go RUSSELL!

Play Russell's Spirit Song

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

NOW Accepting Lego Donations in Our Front Office
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2014-2015 Russell Club Opportunities

NEW FOR 2015!!!
Read about the ALICE Lab in the Russell STEM Lab
(Program was developed at Carnegie Mellon University)

The PTA Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2015-2016 PTA Executive Committee. If you are interested please take a moment and read the flier attached. You can complete and turn in the nomination form into the front office. Nominations are due by Friday March 20th, 2015.

El Comité de Nominaciones de PTA está aceptando nominaciones para el Comité Ejecutivo de PTA del  2015-2016  . Si usted está interesado, por favor tómese un momento y lea el volante adjunto. Usted puede completar y entregar el formulario de nominación en la oficina. Las nominaciones  se vencen el Viernes, 20 de Marzo del 2015.

PTA Nomination Form

Thank you for registering and supporting the Russell Fun Run and PTA!

Keep track of your how your class is doing at the following link:



If you want to make a donation today, please contact PTA or your child’s teacher on how to donate TODAY! ptaroadrunners@gmail.com

In February, Russell Elementary School and the Hands on Atlanta Discovery Program teamed up for the 2nd year in a row to offer a Georgia Milestones Workshop.  In attendance were third, fourth, and fifth grade students from Russell and Fulbright Scholars from all across the globe.   The students and the scholars worked together to complete hands-on performance tasks which extended Social Studies skills.  Parents served as volunteers for the morning event which came on the heels of our International Night and parade.  This Hands on Atlanta event was an amazing culmination of Russell’s celebration of cultures around the world!
Check out our slide show from this wonderful event!

Russell/Fullbright Scholars Slideshow

The Georgia Milestones are coming!!!

Our teachers and students are working hard to prepare for our new and rigourous state assessments!  We are looking forward to the opportunity to show what we have learned this year! Be sure to check out the guides below that will help prepare your child for the test in April!

Grades 3 - 8 EOG Assessment Guides

January 2015 Georgia Milestones Overview PowerPoint

2015 Russell International Day and Taste of Russell was a HUGE SUCCESS!!!

Thank you to all of our students and parents that participated in our International Day Parade and Taste of Russell!  It was a huge success thanks to the amazing work of our teachers and PTA!  It is our rich diversity that makes Russell a special school in the Cobb County School District!

2015 Russell Elementary Science Fair was HUGE SUCCESS!

Congrats to our Russell Scientists for an amazing Science Fair!  We had over 30 quality projects that were judged by CCSD District officials! 
The Winners Are...
Amina Turkovic
Haley Jones
Jamison Bodner

Our winning scientists will represent Russell at the District Science Fair at Walton HS!  Good Luck!

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!

3-5 STEAM It UP Video

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!

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


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


NEW! STS-17 LIVE Webcast Schedule

STS-16 Debriefing

Follow the Russell Space Team on Twitter...

We average over 1000 checkouts each week in the Russell Media Center!!!

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!!!