Welcome to Blackwell Elementary
P.R.O.U.D. to be a Bulldog
Missy Shackelford, Principal
Karen Wacker, Assistant Principal

summer hoursSummer Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-3:30.  Please call before stopping by as vacations and meetings may close the office on certain days.  The office number is 678-494-7600.          Thank you!

 

Thank you for a great 2016-17 school year!  Upcoming events include:

registrationWednesday, July 12th   8 a.m-3 p.m.

sneak a peekThursday, July 27th Sneak-a-Peek

K, 1st, and 2nd 8:00-9:00

3rd, 4th and 5th 9:00-10:00

back to schoolMonday, July 31st  First Day of School

 

reading challenge

Join in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and log your reading minutes! Summer reading helps maintain academic gains and starts next year off right. For more information and reading resources, visit http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/.

 

Are you a runner?  Here's a great run to support!!

NCBA run

 

Please read below for a summer writing opportunity for students in Grades Kindergarten-5th grades.  There are some great prizes for the winner of this contest.  Entries are due August 14th!!

pig tales writing

 

IT'S TIME TO PLAN AHEAD  mark your calendar

Cobb County School District will have several EARLY RELEASE DAYS in    2017-18.  Please note the following dates on which students will be released at 12:30 p.m.  You will need to be in the car rider line or at bus stops approximately 2 hours earlier than usual.  ASP will be open as usual until 6:00.

August 30,  October 11, October 16-20 (Conference Week), December 19-20, March 14, May 22-23.

visitor sign inVisitor Sign In--NEW System

Thank you for coming to visit Blackwell.  Our new sign-in system requires each visitor to the building to use their Driver's License to sign in.  Please know that you must have it every time you sign in to visit classrooms, lunchroom or other areas of the building.  Please pass this information to all your family members who want to visit Blackwell.  We appreciate your patience as we transition to the new sign-in system.

noREMINDER

Students are not allowed to be checked out of the office after 1:45 (11:45 on Early Release days) daily.  Please pick them up earlier than 1:45 if they have an afternoon appointment that you must get to. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BLACKWELL'S 2017-18 TEACHER OF THE YEAR AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR!!

TOTY CEOTY

Left to Right:  Mrs. Stephanie Rush (Classified Employee of the Year) and Mrs. Liz Chandler (Teacher of the Year).  Voted on by their colleagues, Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. Rush represent the very best of the Blackwell staff.  They both are passionate about teaching children, work well with other staff members, and go above and beyond to provide a great learning experience for students.  We are proud of both of you!!

 

 

 

braves

The Braves pep rally squad and drum line visited Blackwell Elementary April 10th to kick off the WELCOME HOME BRAVES tour of Cobb County.  Staff and students wore Braves gear and decorated the hallways for the parade through the school.  What a way to start the first day back after Spring Break!! Thank you to the Braves for visiting us and

WELCOME HOME!!

Welcome home braves

braves parade

braves bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention Parents!!!
Please take the following survey from the State of Georgia. This survey, along with student and staff surveys, will determine Blackwell's School Climate Rating. It is important to get feedback from you!!! Thank you for completing this survey as soon as possible. The link is below:

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp


Click here for the Wishlist for our specialists.


2016-2017 Strategic Plan


Reminders:
- The school building opens at 7:20 a.m. Please do not drop students off before 7:20 a.m.
- School starts at 7:50 AM
- Breakfast will be served until 7:45 AM
- Student check-out is not permitted after 1:45 PM
- All transportation changes must be in the form of a hand written note with a signature and a date. We cannot accept changes that are sent via email, fax, text, or phone.


Cobb County School District is now offering Office 365 to students. For more information please visit the district’s Instructional Technology page. The student username was sent to parents in an email from the district. It is similar to an email address. The student password for Office 365 is their student number.

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