Shallowford Falls

Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance for All

Shallowford Falls

Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance for All

Felicia M. Angelle, Principal

Jill K. Spiva, AP | Michelle Moore-Greenblatt, SSA

3529 Lassiter Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-642-5610
FAX: 770-642-5612

SFE Ruffin Readers Take County!
Trash pick up
Students and Staff Celebrate During Color Run!
Shallowford Falls at Board Meeting
Marquee Photo #5
Marquee Photo #4

News and Announcements

From the Principal

Thank You, Parents, for Our Wonderful Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!!

Thanks to all the parents who cooked and set up and watched classes today while our staff enjoyed a fabulous luncheon in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. We have been pampered all week with chocolate and Starbucks gift cards and hot chocolate and doughnuts! We are truly blessed to have such caring and supportive parents at Shallowford Falls! Thank you all for all that you do to make our jobs easier.

Let's Celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss's birthday is March 2. We will be celebrating that special day all week after the break by having special dress-up days each day. They are:

Monday, February 26 - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Wear a red or blue shirt

Tuesday, February 27 - Fox in Socks - Wear crazy socks

Wednesday, February 28 - Wacky Wednesday - Wear your shirt inside out or backwards

Thursday, March 1 - Cat in the Hat - Crazy Hat Day - Wear your favorite hat

Friday, March 2 - Read All Day - Wear your PJ's to school

Let's show our enthusiasm and commitment to reading the week of February 26-March 2!!!

Jillian Takes Third at Cobb/Paulding Counties Science Fair!

Congratulations to Jillian Kluth who took third place with her project "Do You Have Good Taste?" at Cobb Paulding Regional Science Fair!  Jillian took First Place for fifth grade in the SFE Science fair for her fantastic project!  WE are so proud of her!

Anna Baker Named Substitute of the Month in Cobb County!!

Mrs. Anne Baker was surprised at her substitute job this week as Cobb County personel visited her classroom to award her a plaque naming her Substitute of the Month. Mrs. Baker could be the most extravagant substitute in the whole county, state… even country!  Every time she subs at Shallowford Falls, she impacts the students with her creativity, encouragement, and unparalleled heart for children.  Mrs. B, as the students affectionately refer to her, has a passion for making a positive difference in children’s lives like few others.  When she is in the classroom, Anne is determined to do everything that must be done in the curricular plans and fills any free time with wonder and adrenaline pumping projects for the class.  Mrs. Baker is a natural educator, and if you could witness the students cheering wildly when they know she’ll be substituting in a class, you’d understand the extraordinary impact she makes at Shallowford Falls.  Her spirit personifies One Team, One Goal!  Beyond her substituting duties, she helps plan and decorate for the Scholastic Book Fairs every year, just because that is the kind of giving and generous teacher she is.  One Team, One Goal- we are so fortunate that Mrs. Anne Baker is on Cobb County’s team, helping so many teacher’s reach that goal.


SFE Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team Advances to Divisional Competition!!

Our Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team advances to the Divisional round on March 3 after a stunning performance on Saturday at the Western Regional Competition. Our team was brilliant and focused as they tore through the questions in each round, impressing all other competitors and observers. Not only did they break the record for the most points ever score in a competition by a SFE team, they had the best manners of any team BY FAR. Way to represent, HRRB team!!

Team Fox Community:

In an effort to highlight one of our school policies regarding classroom visits, we offer the following as a reminder. Parents and students should not return to the classroom after school hours. After dismissal our teachers have many responsibilities. If you need to meet with your child’s teacher, feel free to set up an appointment.

SFE Students Show Talents at Cobb Regional Technology Competition!!

We are proud to share the accomplishments of our students who participated in the Cobb Regional Technology Competition on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Wheeler High School. The Cobb Regional Technology Competition is a platform for students in grades 3-12 to share their digital talents and compete in an environment that encourages their creativity. The event is open to Cobb County School District, Marietta City, Private and Home School students in Cobb County and Douglas County.


Students competed in 15 different categories, and 1st place winners advance to the state level Georgia Student Technology Competition that takes place at Middle Georgia State University in Macon on March 10, 2018.


Congratulations to the following students!






Project Programming





Internet Applications





Internet Applications


Congratulations to all participants! Thank you to your staff member who advised the students, Ashli Lyons, for her support and encouragement!

School Choice

2018-19 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251)

transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school

capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 5, 2018 on the District website. For more information, please

see our 2018-19 School Choice webpage.

Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Student Surveys

Attention parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students:

Your student will take the Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 in the Technology Lab the week of February 12th-16th. This is a state-wide initiative and is mandatory for our school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The survey will be administered online at the beginning of your student’s Technology Lab class. The survey contains 15 questions. Student survey questions will be available for review in the front office conference room on February 1st and  February 2nd from 7:30am-2:00pm.

Writing Fair News

Shallowford Falls Elementary School

Writing Fair

Foxes, do you love to write? Submit an entry to Writing Fair! Entries must follow the guidelines below and may include: short stories, poetry, essays, journalism, academic/research reports, personal narratives, or any other original, student-generated writing. Teachers may or may not be providing class time for you to work on this.



  1. Entries must be student generated.
  2. Entries must be single authored.
  3. Entries must not exceed five pages – FRONT ONLY – 8 ½ X 11 paper
  4. Entries can be typed or neatly written. (If typed must be Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced).
  5. Entries must be original (no copies are needed). We recommend making copies for your records if you want to keep a copy.
  6. Do not bind, make a cover for, decorate, laminate, or otherwise alter the original paper on which the entry is written.
  7. Student # on top right corner of EACH page of the entry. PLEASE DO NOT PUT NAME OF STUDENT, TEACHER, OR SCHOOL ON PAPER.
  8. Entries must be accompanied by an official entry form. Entry forms must be filled out completely and signed by the student, parent, and teacher. Any entry submitted without ALL signatures will be disqualified.


Entries due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, February 9th. Please make sure to completely fill out and sign the Entry Form on back.

Class and Grade-level winners will be announced February 16th.




All entries must be COMPLETE and LEGIBLE.

RESA Number (circle one): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

School System: Cobb County Schools

System Level Administrator Contact: Elizabeth Cobia, K-12 English Language Arts Supervisor

System Level Administrator Phone Number: (770) 426-3458 Email:

Title of Student Work: _________________________________________________________________________________________

Student Name: ________________________________________________________________________Grade_____________

Parent/Guardian Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Student Phone Number: __________________________________


Student Home Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Street/P.O. Box City Zip

School Contact (teacher/principal):  Toni Samuelu at 

School: Shallowford Falls Elementary            School Phone: 770-642-5610


By signing below, I affirm this writing entry is my own original, unassisted work. I agree to have my work entered into the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition to represent my grade for my local school system.

Student Signature_______________________________________________ Date____________________

By signing below, I affirm that I give my permission for the work of the above named student author, for whom I am the parent/guardian, to be entered into the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition, and for that work to be shared and/or published by the Georgia Department of Education and/or the Georgia Language Arts Supervisors for non-profit purposes.

Parent/Guardian Signature_______________________________________ Date_____________________


Reina Advances to Regional Spelling Bee!

The Cobb County Spelling Bee was held on Saturday, January 27. Our school spelling bee champ, Reina Anand, placed third out of 80 elementary and middle school students and now advances to the regional competition on February 24. Way to represent, Reina!!

Put This on your Calendars!!

February 10, 2018
a Night Out with the SFE Foundation
(Adults Only!)

Join the Foundation for a Fundraising Event at
Brookfield Country Club
from 7:00-10:00 pm

More information and ticket sale details
will be coming next week.

SFE Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team Takes First Place in Cobb!

Our Shallowford Falls Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team placed first in the Cobb County competition on Saturday, January 13, at Campbell High School. They were among 26 teams who came together to test their knowledge of the 19 Georgia Book Award books they read and studied over the last five months. They now move on to the North Georgia Regional competition held at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton on February 10.

We couldn't be more proud of the dedication and commitment these ten students have shown as well as the sportsmanship displayed as they competed through six rounds of questions. We know they'll continue to represent our school as they continue through the next round of competition. Way to go, foxes!!!

Won't you please take our Parent Survey...

Shallowford Falls Elementary School parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey.  The data from this survey will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Please take a minute to complete this 24 question survey.  Your feedback is important to our school.  Thank you for your time!

Georgia Parent Survey Link:



Thank you,

Mrs. Angelle & Mrs. Spiva

Sibling Transfers

Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living inthe same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment. The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018.

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit: 


2017-2018 Science Olympiad Team Announced!

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen for our 2017-2018 Science Olympiad team. With over 50 students trying out for 20 spots, it says a lot about the interest in science at our school.

Fifth Graders

Declan Amerault, Reina Anand, Dagmawi Fasika, Gray Harris, Rahul Kudva, Steven Li, Kiefer Morin, Kaitlyn Sung

Fourth Graders

Shubham Badve, Michael Clennan, Cate Doenitz, Leonardo Domato, Luke Lee, Andrew Worly

Third Graders

Caleb Amerault, Ian Amerault, Thomas Brown, Ezana Fasika, Alex Lahti, Kavita Tembe

Congratulations to all these amazing students! Welcome to Science Olympiad!

Parent University 2017-2018

Shallowford Falls is proud to partner with Jennifer Hoyer of Academic Solutions again this year!  Please mark your calendars to attend these informative presentations for inventive strategies that will help you help your child to succeed in school.  All presentations will be held 1:00-2:00 at Shallowford Falls.

February 7th:  "Building a Passionate Reader in 10 minutes a Day"  Aimed at parents of 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders

Science Olympiad at School Board

A Parent’s Guide to the Individual Student Report for End of Grade Assessment

Click on the link below for the brochure.

Download Parent_Guide_EOG_Brochure_2016

Shallowford Falls Earns Advanced STEM Certification!!

After three long years of training and practicing STEM skills in the classroom, our school has earned our Advanced STEM Certification. We are proud to be one of only a few schools in the area that has achieved this level of certification. Thanks to all the students, parents, and staff members who worked so hard to make this happen.

Carpool Procedures

Dear Shallowford Falls Parents,

As our enrollment continues to increase and more and more students are coming from outside of our Shallowford district, we would like to review the car rider procedures.

  1. Carpool begins at 7:20.
  2. Students will only be unloaded at the curb.
  3. Pull all the way to the top of the curb to begin unloading.
  4. Your child should be ready to get out of the car with book bag in hand.
  5. Do not wait for an adult to open the car door for you.
  6. Car pool ends at 7:50, when the tardy bell rings.

If you arrive after 7:50, you must park and walk your student in.

  1. Park in a designated parking spot.
  2. Escort your child into the office and sign them in.
  3. Do not send students into the building unattended.

Carpool does back up onto Shallowford Road. We anticipate this will increase this year as our enrollment is up. While we are working with our local CCSD police to make carpool run smoother, it is always the best option to put your child on the bus. They will never be late if they ride the school bus.

Looking forward to a great school year.

Felicia M. Angelle, Principal
Jill K. Spiva, Assistant Principal

Good News: Office 365 for all students

All CCSD students (K-12) will have access to the Office 365 digital tools suite unless a parent previously opted out last school year.  If a parent wants to confirm student access and/or ascertain their student’s Office 365 username, they can locate this information via ParentVUE (

Communication with Parents will be as follows:

  1. The “All Parents.pdf” message will be sent to parents who previously consented or provided no response to the consent emails last school year. See attachment below.
  2. The “Opt-Out Parents.pdf” message will be sent to the small number of parents who previously opted out last school year, giving them information on how to opt-in. See attachment below.
  3. Parents will no longer receive monthly emails requesting they provide a consent option.
  4. Schools will no longer need to send the consent email to their parents.

Once again, parents can view their students’ access, view their students’ account login information, and view instructions on how to use Office 365 through ParentVUE (

Download All Parents Letter

Download Opt-Out Parents Letter


Office 365 Support Page for Parents  

Consent via Email   {Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD}

Consent via Synergy ParentVUE  {Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVue}