Bells Ferry Elementary School

Gail May, Principal

Elizabeth Marsili, AP |

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

Welcome to Bells Ferry ES!


We are looking forward to seeing our Bells Ferry Parents and Guardians at our 2018 Open House, Tuesday, August 14. 
We will offer two sessions with the first beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Our Open House will end at 8:00 p.m.

Picture Day - August 14

Find order forms online:
Find more parent informaiton here:

8/29 Early Release
Students will be dimissed at 12:30 ( your students will be home from the bus approximately 2 hours earlier than usual)

Tuesday, July 31st
7:30 AM until 930 AM
Come meet your child's teacher and visit the classroom, sign up for the PTA
and Foundation, buy new spirit wear clothing, register for After School Program
(ASP), locate your bus route, and much more.

Kindergarten, First & Second
Third, Fourth & Fifth




Click on the link below to stay in learning mode over the summer.

Summer Reading

We have a goal for each student to read 1500 minutes this summer! You can do it by reading between 20 to 30 minutes each day.      Log your minutes in Biblionasium to keep track of your goal.
Visit the summer reading site at for more information.   

2018-2019 Class Placement Input Form

Chick Fil A Spirit Night and PTA Elections
April 20th: 
Join us on the campus lawn to play and picnic. There will be music. Bring your favorite yard game and pre-order dinner here:  
Chick Fil A boxes will contain: A sandwich, chips and a drink (drink will be chosen night of event) There will be coke products and water.

Congratulations to Mrs. Dee Smith, Classified Employee of the Year 2018-19.
Congratulations to Ms Sayonara Aybar, Teacher of the Year  2018-19

Spruce Up the Ferry

Saturday, April 14, 2018

8:00 am - 12 pm   

Bring your gardening gloves and join us this Saturday as we Spruce Up the Ferry.

We will be putting out mulch, weeding the gardens, and planting flowers.

The class with the most participation will receive a prize from the PTA.


Georgia Milestones Assessment Study/Resource Guide for 3rd Grade 

Georgia Milestones Assessment Study/Resource Guide for 4th Grade  

Georgia Milestones Assessment Study/Resource Guide for 5th Grade

pdf/2018 Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop Fact Sheet.docx

pdf/2018 Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop Press Release.docx

Kindergarten Pre-registration for 2018-2019 will be held on Wednesday, 3-21-18, from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM. 
in the library learning commons. Click below for more informaion.





March 14th


The Book Fair is coming!


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 - Fox n'Socks - Wear silly or mismatched socks.

Tuesday, February 27 - Green eggs and ham - Wear the color green

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

Thursday, March 1 - Oh the places you'll go - Wear your favorite college shirt

Friday, March 2 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss - Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.
Sprayberry students will be at Bells Ferry to help us promote reading.

Six students represented Bells Ferry at the Cobb/Paulding Regional Science Fair held on February 10, 2018. 
The students participated in judging circles to present their projects, and five of them were awarded medals for their projects! 



Our 5th grade students are a part of The University of Georgia’s 4H extension program. 
Two of our 5th graders competed in the public speaking competition against other students in the county. 
Durva Moore placed first and Laila Spain placed second. 
We are incredibly proud of our Bandits! 




Featuring the Creative Artwork of your student.
Thursday, Febuary 8th, 6:30 -8:00 pm
in the Cafeteria

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.

Congratulations to the staff and students at Bells Ferry for becoming among the first
twenty-five MILLION STICKER SCHOOLS during the 2017/2018 academic year


Click here for important car rider guidelines



Dear Parent/Guardian,

With cold and flu season upon us, please keep the following guidelines in mind to help decrease the spread of infection and maintain a healthy learning environment for our students.

+ Returning to school once fever free for 24 hours    without fever reducing medicine.

+ Returning to school 24 hours AFTER the last vomiting episode.

Bedford Falls

Your child’s education and well-being is our number one priority. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Shannon at 678-594-8950 x 026.




Veterans Day Program

We are very excited about our annual Veterans Day celebration. This year, Veterans Day will be observed on Friday, November 10th. The program will be start at 8:00 a.m. in the media center.

You are invited to join us for a Thanksgiving Feast

  • Tuesday, November 14 - Pre-K, AU, FOCUS, Kindergarten & Fifth Grade
  • Wednesday, November 15 - First & Fourth Grade
  • Thursday, November 16 - Second & Third Grade

Adults and Non-Students cost is $3.75

Bells Ferry Students are collecting can goods for the Salvation Army food pantry during the month of November.

Nov break

Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24


Mosey on down to the Book Fair!
We will be open from 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM on Tuesday
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM on Friday
You can also order online. Click Here!

STEM Night

October 5th from 6:00-7:30.

This year our theme is – STEM WARS!  It is going to be amazing!

Volunteers Needed!

North Georgia Fair Food Booth with Cobb County Sheriff’s Office

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office has been our partner in education for many years. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Office volunteer their time, resources and talents for our students many times a month. The biggest fund raiser they have for their Partners in Education Fund is to sponsor a food booth at the North Georgia State Fair. This can bring in up to $10,000 which in return comes back to Bells Ferry Elementary.

The Sheriff’s Office is in need of volunteers to assist with the food booth. They need Bells Ferry Community Members to help with taking and filling food orders. The North GA State Fair runs from Thursday, September 21st through Sunday, October 1st. Feel free to coordinate your volunteering time with the North Georgia Fair events. Parents may split the hours of the shift but please know that children under the age of 16 years will not be allowed in the booth. High school students needing volunteer hours are more than welcome to sign up!

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Free Fair Parking
  • Free Admission to the Fair
  • Free Meal for Volunteers (from booth)

Click here for Sign Up Genius link.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Sprayberry High School Recognized by the State for AP Program

Our very own, Sprayberry High School, has once again been recognized by the State for its exemplary use of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program to increase the level of rigor for all students.

This year's list of winners has been announced, and Sprayberry HS is being recognized in ALL of the following categories:

AP Merit Schools - are schools with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

AP STEM Schools - are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AB Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science).

AP STEM Achievement Schools - are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

AP Humanities Schools - are schools with students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course.

Cobb STEM Distinguished Educator Awards

The Cobb STEM Distinguished Educator Awards program recently recognized 24 Cobb County School District teachers for their outstanding commitment and dedication to STEM education in their classrooms. This program is designed to recognize exceptional K-12 teachers in our district who have made a commitment to meaningfully implementing STEM in their classroom,” says CCSD’s STEM Professional Learning Specialist

Silver Level Award Winners
Martha Yosko

Bells Ferry Elementary

Bronze Level Award Winners
Kim Sigsbee

Bells Ferry Elementary

Teachers Recognized for Keeping Cobb Green

The award list is part of the Cobb County Green School Initiative, which is a cooperative effort between Cobb County Water System, Keep Cobb Beautiful, and the Cobb County Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Unit. The initiative was designed to recognize Cobb County schools, which demonstrate a commitment to environmental education. To qualify as a Green School, at least five teachers at a school must earn Green Classroom designations. This year, 35 CCSD schools earned the Green School designation. The majority of those schools earned a gold status designation because the schools had at least 15 teachers on the Green Teacher List.

Bells Ferry Received Gold Status Designation

2017 Governor's Shape Honor Roll

Bells Ferry Elementary has qualified for Platinum recognition in the 2017 Governor's Shape Honor Roll. This award recognizes our dedication to creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students, and community. The Governor's Office, the Department of Education, and the Department of Public Health sent congratulations to Bells Ferry for receiving this honor and to commend our outstanding efforts. Way to go, Bells Ferry Elementary!!

open house

Grades K-2 Tuesday, August 8, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Grades 3-5 Thursday, August 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

CCSD bus routes for the new school year are available on the CCSD website.
Bus runs and maps will be posted at the local school for review prior to the first day of school. Water will be allowed on the bus during the months of August and September.

Supply list for 2017-2018
Click here for grades K-2
Click here for graded 3-5

Meet Our New Principal:
Gail May

Please read my Welcome Letter

Teacher of the Year - Lisa Nelson & Classified of the Year - Melissa Blossom

Calendar of Events