Addison Elementary School

Susan Hallmark, Principal

Brad Cohen, Assistant Principal

3055 Ebenezer Road
Marietta, Georgia 30066
Phone: 770-578-2700
Fax: 770-578-2702

Welcome to Addison

A "Leader in Me" School

Our Mission
Engage - Learn - Lead - Succeed

Our Vision
To develop a community of successful learners and leaders.

March Leaders of the Month

"District Direction for Continuous Improvement Chart"

It is time to start planning for the next school year, and that means we are offering a chance for you write a letter to request a type of teacher that your child would do best with due to his or her learning style etc. All you need to do is click on this link, and print out the template and fill it out to help us with class placement.  Most parents allow us to make those decisions, but there are times that a letter from parents can help us make the right decision for next year.  All letters are due to the front office by May 1st. Thanks for your help.

Susan Hallmark

The Addison Student Leadership Team leads students in the school to collect over 2,000 books for needy children.

Congratulations to our grade level winners:

Kindergarten = Walston

1st Grade = Lorenz

2nd Grade = Williams

3rd Grade = Phillips

4th Grade = Rose

5th Grade = Jagannathan

Congratulations to our Addison 3rd graders on their amazing play, SWAMPED!

It's Mrs. Shook's final performance before retirement.
Thanks for all you do, Mrs. Shook!


Addison 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
5th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Jagannathan

Addison 2017-2018 Classified Employee of the Year
Cafeteria Manager, Mrs. Edgett


Image result for school carpool



To help with safety, our morning carpool line will now be curbside drop-off only. 

Only those parents who have a meeting, are having breakfast or are staying in the building for a little bit will be allowed to park and come in.

We ask all others to wait in the carpool line patiently.

Thank you for your support.

Click here to view the parent letter!

Image result for milestone testing

Milestone Testing for Grades 3, 4 and 5

Milestone Testing will take place from April 19th- 27th.

April 19th Grades 3-5 ELA

April 20th Grades 3-5 ELA

April 21st Grades 3-5 ELA

April 24th Grades 3-5 Math

April 25th Grades 3-5 Math

April 26th 5th Grade Science

April 27th 5th Grade Social Studies

In addition to ensuring daily attendance, you can also have your student practice with the Georgia online testing platform. The site is  This site will allow your student to manipulate the online testing tools and become familiar with the features he or she will encounter during testing.

During the assessment period, please make sure your child gets plenty of rest, has a good breakfast, and is at school on time.

Image result for technology safety

Parenting in the Digital Age

As our students use technology, it is important for us to make sure they are using it safely.

At a recent Parent Munch and Mingle, we brought in Dr. Patti Agatston to discuss “Parenting in the Digital Age.”

Topics covered were Kids and Technology, Digital Citizenship, Popular Apps, Tips for communicating and monitoring your kids, and Cyberbullying.


Some tips to consider at home include:

1)    Talk about what sites are okay and what sites are off-limits

2)    Model positive behavior

3)    Review appropriate educational applications

4)    Talk about developmentally appropriate manners

5)    Find appropriate ways to monitor your child’s use in the digital world

6)    Set up agreements ahead of time

7)    Consider setting up filtering at the wireless router level

Here are some helpful website resources:

Image result for kindergarten camp


Addison Kindergarten Camp

May 2, 2017


Parents and future Kindergarten students please join us to learn more about our amazing Kindergarten classes.

Enjoy breakfast in the cafeteria (free), jump on our school buses (fun), hear from our administrators and counselors(good info), visit our Science Lab(the chicks are about the hatch)computer lab (engaging), and best of all visit our Kindergarten classrooms(a look to the future)!

*Be sure to register as a new Kindergarten student on March 29th at Addison.

**This event is for future Addison students only.

Congratulations to our third quarter 4th and 5th grade Principal's Honor Roll Students and
our A/B Honor Roll Students

5th Grade Principal's Honor Roll

5th Grade A-B Honor Roll

4th Grade Principal's Honor Roll

4th Grade A-B Honor Roll

 Addison Spelling Bee


Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee Participants.  You represented the best of Addison during the competition.

A special kudos goes to our Spelling Bee Champion Michael T. from Mr. Villegas' Class and our Runner-up Acacia P. from Mrs. Gerber's Class.

Thank you to our Partner in Education judges from Zaxby's and Omega Learning.

                         Inclement Weather Form                           

Ronald McDonald Visits Addison to Discuss Everyday Leaders

The theme of “Everyday Leader,” Ronald’s newest program, is based on the words of President John Quincy Adams:  “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  Through music, magic and puppetry, students are encouraged to look inside themselves to find leadership qualities that they already possess and can exhibit on a daily basis.  Key points:  A leader inspires others to be their best; takes and accepts responsibility; sets a good example; listens; works with others; and takes action to achieve positive goals.

Our students were engaged throughout the program and learned how to incorporate the Leader in Me 7 Habits in life.


Wow! We are so proud of our school-wide attendance kickoff! During the month of October, we began attendance incentives to increase students being at school each day! Research shows that school attendance is a direct correlation to student achievement. In addition,  attendance impacts Addison’s CCRPI (College & Career Ready Performance Index) score and we want our school to receive the highest possible rating! Parents, please encourage your children to come to school each day as long as they are healthy and schedule doctor’s appts. after 11:15AM.

During the month of March, the following classrooms received a piece of playground equipment that can be used at recess time. They received this as a result of having the highest classroom attendance in the grade level for the entire month. Here are the winners for the month of March and their attendance percentages:

Kindergarten: Ms. Rodgers’s class at 94.5%

First grade: Ms. Schmidt’s class at 97.9%

Second grade: Ms. Burdett’s class at 96.4%

Third grade: Ms. Pizza’s class at 98.3%

Fourth grade: Ms. Rose’s class at 97.6%

Fifth grade: Ms. Westbrook’s class at 96.9%

RISE: Mr. Villegas’s class at 94.4%

We look forward to seeing which classes are the attendance winners for April! You can view the winning classrooms and other classroom percentages on the ATTENDANCE bulletin board located in the Addison cafeteria!

Congratulations to Mrs. Newell on receiving the 2016 Cobb Foundation Impact Grant for I-pads to provide a flipped classroom experience in the Addison Math Lab.

Georgia Parent Survey

Please note that the school climate surveys for the 2016-2017 school year are officially open, October, 2016 and will remain open through Friday, March 3, 2017. It is critical for all schools to participate in each of the surveys.

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data 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.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

    Georgia Parent Survey

Congratulations to Mr. Villegas and Ms. Kerr on receiving a grant from the Cobb Tank for a sensory room and sensory breaks for our students throughout the school.

Click here to see the video pitch to the committee:



Microsoft Office 365 for Students

The Cobb County School District is offering a free copy of Office 365 for students. Parents should have received this offer via email. Before students can download their copy, parents must choose one of the three Parental Consent options from the original email and use the student information provided in the follow-up email. Please utilize the following links to download Office 365 and access additional CCSD Office 365 Resources.

If you have questions regarding Office 365 or need support, please reference the following materials:


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}

Administrator News

Principal's Blog

Mrs. Hallmarks's Calendar

Assistant Principal's Blog

Save the date...

Upcoming Addison Events
Tues. April 11 - Hot Wheels Skate Night
Thurs. April 13 - Chick-Fil-A Night 5-8pm
Tues. April 18 - Papa John's Night
Thurs. April 20 - ESOL Night 6 to 7pm
Fri. April 21 - Xdrenaline Night

Addison Calendar

Add this calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.

At Addison we are not bullies. We are bully blockers.

"Bullying is unfair and one-sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or leaving someone out on purpose."