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National Blue Ribbon School Award
Follow the link below to read about a post
Secretary Duncan authored which is located at On
the Homeroom, USDE’s official blog, about the
2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools
Tritt Trot Photos
you'd like to view, share or purchase photos
from the Tritt Trot 2013, click on the
Are You a Registered
Learn about the “Register
here to VOTE for Who Goes Here” Campaign
sponsored by the
We cannot afford to miss
the opportunity as our state prepares for the
2014 elections. We must
become more actively
involved in the voter registration process so
that those who are eventually
elected to serve will put
education as the top priority for our state…as
stated in the constitution
Georgia Parent Survey
Below is a link for the
Georgia Parent Survey for 2013-2014. The
results will be a part of the overall School
Climate rating that is shown on the CCRPI state
school assessment for Tritt. We urge you
to complete this survey between now and Jan. 31,
2014. If you have any questions concerning
this survey, please contact Kim Skiber at
We need your help.
Due to a close call with a student’s safety
yesterday, Public Safety has recommended that we
close the gravel parking lot at the bus entrance
until 8:00 a.m. Starting Monday,
only buses & employee vehicles will be allowed
at the bus entrance. All other vehicles
should use the auto entrance. We will also
have an officer monitoring the bus entrance on
various mornings to help keep students safe.
The role of our crossing guard is to help
students & parents cross the road safely – not
to direct traffic. Also, please use the
crosswalks. Thank you in advance for your
help with this safety issue.
Honey Baked Ham Gift Cards
are now available for you to purchase from the
5th Grade Activities Committee with a portion of
the proceeds going towards fundraising efforts.
Enjoy spiral sliced ham, smoked turkey, pot
roast, frozen casseroles, sides or desserts or
purchase a card as a gift for your teacher,
coach, coworker or friend.
Support 5th Grade Activities Committee by
purchasing gift cards in amounts of $10, $25, or
Orders and payment are due by 12/14 with orders
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD AN ORDER FORM
Please direct questions to Paula Hunt
SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN RECOGNIZES
NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS FOR 2013
list of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools is
available at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 286
schools as the 2013 cohort of National Blue
Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic
excellence or their progress in improving
student academic achievement. Secretary Duncan
made this year’s announcement live via the
Department's USTREAM channel
viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and
students assembled across the country.
The Department will honor 236 public and 50
private schools at a recognition ceremony on
Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. In its 31-year
history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools
Program has bestowed this coveted award on
nearly 7,500 of America’s schools.
“Excellence in education matters and we should
honor the schools that are leading the way to
prepare students for success in college and
careers,” said Secretary Duncan. “National Blue
Ribbon schools represent examples of educational
excellence, and their work reflects the belief
that every child in America deserves a
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors
public and private elementary, middle, and high
schools where students perform at very high
levels or where significant improvements are
being made in students’ levels of achievement.
The program recognizes schools in one of two
performance categories. The first category is
“Exemplary High Performing,” in which schools
are recognized among their state’s highest
performing schools, as measured by state
assessments or nationally-normed tests. The
second category is “Exemplary Improving,” in
which schools that have at least 40 percent of
their students from disadvantaged backgrounds
demonstrate the most progress in improving
student achievement levels as measured by state
assessments or nationally-normed tests.
To select National Blue Ribbon Schools, the
Department requested nominations from the top
education official in every state, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Department of
Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of
Indian Education. The Council for American
Private Education (CAPE) nominates private
schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may
be nominated, with allocations determined by the
numbers of K-12 students and schools in each
jurisdiction. The Secretary of Education invites
nominated schools to submit an application for
possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon
NOTE TO EDITORS: A list of the 2013
National Blue Ribbon Schools is available at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.
Congratulations to our
Bus Safety Poster Contest winners!
Brianna Skiber in Mrs. Friend’s 1st
3-5: Elizabeth Rieger
in Mrs. Herman’s 3rd Grade Class
Their posters will now go on
to the County level competition.
Good luck to Brianna & Elizabeth and thanks for
Bus Safety message of “At
My Stop – You Stop!” with all of our
thanks to all the students who entered the
contest. You can see their artwork in the main
hallway outside the Media Center.
Fire Lane Safety
the Fire Marshall's Office, no one is allowed to
park in a Fire Lane,
whether there is a driver
in the vehicle or not,
at any time other than the following:
30 minutes prior
to the end of the school day and 30
minutes after the end of the school day
(this does not include the After School
Program nor any other activity at the
loading or unloading during the
day (this would cover students unloading
in the morning at the beginning of the
The only time a vehicle would be allowed in
a Fire Lane would be to actively drop-off
and/or pick-up a student when there is no
waiting. Other times, such as After
School Program or after school activities
would not be included.
Should you have questions or concerns, please
contact the Department of Public Safety (678)
How Do Your Foundation
Dollars Support the Science Lab?
Play the movie below to find the answer.
Internet Safety Seminars
The Cobb Police
Department will host two separate Internet
safety seminars for teens, teachers and
parents. They will feature question and
answer sessions to help the public. The free
events will take place at the
Cobb County Safety Village, 1220 Al
Bishop Drive, Marietta.
Topics planned for discussion include cyber bullying, social media
and sexual exploitation of youths. People
are encouraged to attend and become educated
about these important issues.
• 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug
• 7-9 p.m., Monday, Aug.
Registration is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-852-3270 for
Student Accident Insurance Form
Download the Accident Insurance Form
to View the New Student Handbook
New Buzz-In System
Our school has a new system for entering the
building through the front doors. With this new system,
visitors need to "Buzz-In" after 8:10am.
Please click on the link below to read the
letter from Dr. Frost.
Click here to view
the letter from Dr. Frost
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Join your child for lunch in the Tritt cafe.
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drop off your child before
Did You Know
Tritt has a Google Calendar?
Parents, please click on the Google calendar link in the
column to the left to get the most up-to-date
information about what is happening at Tritt Elementary.
Click on a particular event to learn more details.
Questions about events on the calendar can be directed
to the Front Office Staff at
Tritt Partners in Education
Cardio Kool Kids
Girl Scouts- Red Bud Unit
Honey Baked Ham- Roswell Rd.
Kroger- Johnson Ferry/ Shallowfrd
McDonald's- Johnson Ferry/ Shallowford
Marietta Martial Arts
Papa John's- Johnson Ferry/ Shallowford
Publix- Johnson Ferry/ Shallowford
SportsClips- Johnson Ferry/ Shallowford
Workout Anytime- Shallowford Rd.
YMCA- East Cobb
Zaxby's- Johnson Ferry/ Shallowford
Liberty Mutual- Johnson Ferry Rd
Pope Jr. Lacrosse