Bells Ferry Elementary School

Ladonna Starnes, Principal  |  Shannon Hooker, Assistant Principal

2600 Bells Ferry Rd
Marietta, Ga. 30066
Phone: (678) 594-8950
FAX: (678) 594-8952

Welcome to Bells Ferry ES!

A "Leader In Me" school !

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Bells Ferry Student Mission
- Boys and girls must be safe, all day, every day.
- Boys and girls must be learning, all day, every day.


District Direction for Continuous Improvement

 

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Dec. 22 - Jan. 4  Holiday Break - No School

School Resumes on January 5, 2017 for students!


 

Dear Parents:

Below is a link that will take you to a survey (Georgia Parent Survey) and we would welcome your participation in taking this survey.  The survey helps us to monitor our School Climate Rating from year to year and as a staff we use the survey results in an attempt to better improve our performance as a school, so your feedback is valuable.  If you have just a few minutes of time, we would appreciate it if you would visit the link site and take the survey.  On behalf of the Bells Ferry Bandits, thank you for taking the time to participate in this school-wide endeavor which will be included in our College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) results

Parent Survey



 

 

The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3-12 English Language Arts and  K-12 ESOL. 
Click on the link for more information:
http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/learningresources/


 

Congratulations Coach Burden

    GA SHAPE Awards       http://www.georgiashape.org/sites/default/files/u21/2016HonorRollRecipients.pdf

 

  Alliance for a Healthier Generation Grant Funding   

http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/media-center/press-releases/1633-action-for-healthy-kids-and-csx-provide-grants-to-295-schools-for-2016-2017-school-year


 

 


 

 Join us for ALL Pro Dads

Wednesday, October 5 @ 6:45 a.m.  in the Library


October Counselor Coffee

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

At 8:00 a.m. located in Ms. Dockery’s Room (Front lobby/top of the stairs)

This month’s topic: Home Study Habits 

For more information visit: http://www.cobblearning.net/bfescounseling/

 


 

 

 

REMINDERS FOR THE NEW School YEAR

  • School starts promptly at 7:50a.m.
  • Any student coming into school 7:50 a.m. or later will be marked tardy and must be signed in by an adult.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:15a.m.-7:45a.m. Please have your student(s) here on time to eat breakfast.
    • Student checkouts end at 1:45 p.m. No student will be called up for dismissal after 1:45 p.m.
    • All students (car riders and walkers) should be picked up by 2:35p.m.
    • Any student that has been absent needs to have a doctor’s note or a parent’s excuse stating why the student was absent.(Send in by the third day after the date of absence.)
    • Any student checked out before 11:15 a.m. will be considered absent. If they were checked out for a doctor’s appointment, an excuse from the doctor’s office is needed for an excused absence (unless called by the clinic)

 

 

Families can access digital resources associated with the math and literacy learning guides through the Summer  webpage: www.cobbk12.org/cobblink/. 
Cobb Summer Link incorporates both digital and print resources to extend learning opportunities to families of K-5 students through the summer.


Office 365

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



For information on our Summer Reading Program click on the media link at the top of the page.




Supply list for 2016-2017
Click here for K-2
Click here for 3-5


     




Teacher of the Year - Lauren Stuckey
Classified of the Year - Shannon Pierce


 

 

Georgia Milestones / Standardized Assessments

Video/Parent Brochure on Georgia Milestones
(Open in Chrome or Firefox)
Click here for an informative video on the Georgia Milestones- a new assessment program being implemented this Spring. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Georgia Milestones Assessment Guides (Grades 3 - 5)
The Georgia Department of Education has released the following Assessment Guides for grades 3, 4 and 5 for the Georgia Milestones End of Grade tests. They are descriptive guides of the assessment program and provide an example of the structure and content that will be assessed on the End of Grade Assessments in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

Click here for Assessment Guides



First Lady Deal Visits Bells Ferry

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First Lady Deal stopped by Bells Ferry on Friday, September 26, 2014 to see how our students stay strong for life. She was able to observe our students using Intelliboost and GoNoodle for a brain break. She also took time to share a story with our 1st grade students. The students and staff were very proud to share our school with the First lady of Georgia.


Blackboard Connect

The Cobb County School District is pleased to introduce the Blackboard Connect system, a new alert and notification service that sends personalized messages to parents as needed via phone, text, email, or all of the above.

With the Blackboard Connect service, schools will be able to deliver important information – including emergency notifications – in a timely manner, much faster than any previous system used by the school district.

Periodically you will receive Blackboard Connect messages from your school or the school district, including important event reminders for parent/teacher conferences, PTA meetings, early release days, attendance absences and tardies, and report cards. These messages may be delivered in the form of a phone call, email and/or text message.

The school district and your child’s school are proud to be able to provide a system allowing rapid and reliable communication with parents. Please click on the link below for directions on how to set up your account

Download Parent_BbConnect


Buzz In System is Active

Our school has a new system for entering the building through the front doors. With this new system, visitors need to “buzz in” after 8:00 a.m.

School/District Calendar

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