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 !


Lift Up

     Bells Ferry Vision
                                                        EMPOWERING STUDENTS
                                                   TO LEARN, LEAD, AND LEAVE A LEGACY

District Direction for Continuous Improvement

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June 5th through July 14th school office hours will  be Monday-Thursday from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Offices closed on Fridays


July 12 - New student registration

                      9:00 am - 6:00 pm

July 28 - Meet and Greet, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

July 31 - First Day of the 2017-2018 school year!

Supply list for 2017-2018

Click here for grades K-2

Click here for graded 3-5






Early Release: End of School Year 2017




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





PTA Leadership of the Arts Night

Thursday, April 13th


Bells Ferry Elementary Cafeteria

Featuring the Creative Artwork of your student




Foundation Friday is April 14, support the Braves and the Foundation by wearing your Braves gear.

Former Brave and Falcon Brian Jordan visits Bells Ferry








Georgia Milestones / Standardized Assessments

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




Be sure to listen to our chorus perform 
on the city hall stage at 10:00 AM
 on Saturday








Enrollment for all students entering a Cobb County kindergarten or first grade class for the first time in 2017-2018 will be:

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • 8:30 - 11:00

  • Bells Ferry Media Center

This is a parent only event.  Please CLICK HERE for all enrollment requirements.





For information about SPLOST click on the link below:

                                        SPLOSThe Cob



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:




2017-18 School Choice    
 The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. ​      Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website.

For more information, please see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage. ​ Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.



Super Math Challenge.  

What is the Super Math Challenge you ask?  It’s a friendly competition between grade levels to see who can earn the most "First in Math" points.  Please help your child’s grade level win by having them practice
"First in Math" at home.
Thank you for your support with our Super Math Challenge!








Monday, January 16 - No School




SPLOST Meeting @ 6:00 in the Media Center

Friday, January 13, before International Night

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  • 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)






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

School Resumes on January 5, 2017 for students!



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:


Congratulations Coach Burden

    GA SHAPE Awards


  Alliance for a Healthier Generation Grant Funding



Families can access digital resources associated with the math and literacy learning guides through the Summer  webpage: 
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



First Lady Deal Visits Bells Ferry


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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