Chalker Elementary School

Sharon Arduino, Principal

Annette Bishop, AP  |    |  Chris Schoonover, SSA

325 North Booth Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 678-494-7621
Fax: 678-494-7623

Welcome to Chalker Elementary

Our vision is to spark wonder, dream dreams
and become more than ever imagined

Sharon Arduino - Principal
Annette Bishop - Assistant Principal
Chris Schoonover - Special Student Services Administrator


Chalker Calendar


Chalker Happenings 

Free Parent Workshop

Please join us for a workshop on November 9, 2017 from 6-7pm in the Chalker Media Center to discuss and learn more about how to use Mindfulness in day-to-day parenting.

Mindful Parenting: How a moment of calm can bring joy, peace, and connection to your home with       Jessi Heneghan, LCSW, RPT-S

Jessi Heneghan is a psychotherapist in private practice and on faculty with Atlanta Mindfulness Institute, merging mindfulness and modern family life.  In this one hour talk, Jessi will discuss how mindfulness can support parents through the many demands of parenting and the growing use of mindfulness with children and adolescents. Parents will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of mindfulness and its many benefits, as well as strategies to support mindfulness practice within their home.  The workshop will include some practice examples as well as a discussion of creative ways to find time for a mindfulness practice in the already over-busy life of a parent. For more information about Jessi, please visit www.AtlantaMindfulnessTherapy.com

Hosted by the Chalker Counseling Department

Childcare will be provided in another room, please feel to bring your children and a friend!

*Please RSVP to Catherine Schenck, Catherine.schenck@cobbk12.org*

 

First In Math Awards

Amon H. #3 3rd Grade Player in Georgia out of 10,000 students who use FIM.


Nanako K. #4 5th Grade Player in Georgia and #4 Player in the state out of 58,000 students who use FIM. 

The next content acquisition process will include K-12 Science and Social Studies. As we continue to establish a balanced instructional approach as outlined in the Cobb Commitment, we will consider resources that support this model and address the needs identified through our needs assessment and district data.  We are asking for parent feedback via this link. 

Parents: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BZVF2Q3

Good News:  Office 365 for all students

All CCSD students (K-12) will have access to the Office 365 digital tools suite unless a parent previously opted out last year.  If a parent wants to confirm student access and/or ascertain their student's Office 365 username, they can locate this information via ParentVUE (https://parentvue.cobbk12.org/)

Communication with parents will be as follows:
1.  The "all parents.pdf" message will be sent to parents who previously consented or provided no response to the consent emails last school year.  See attachement below. 
2.  The "Opt-Out Parnets. pdf" message will be sent to the small  number of parents who previously opted out last school year, giving them information on how to opt-in.  See attachement below.
3.  Parents will no longer receive monthly emails requesting they provide a consent option. 
4.  Schools will no longer need to send the consent email to their parents.

Download All Parents Letter

Download Opt-Out Parents Letter                    

Office 365 Support Page for Parents




2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Laura Richards

2017-2018 Classified Employee of the Year
Mrs. Jeanette Harrison

 


Donate to the Chalker Foundation in order to “Save the Stem Lab”

https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/cobb-schools/gift.aspx?fundid=127

Chalker Foundation Blog

Thank You, Vulcan!!

Chalker Elementary would like to THANK Vulcan Materials Company for their financial support. We appreciate your donation to our STEM Lab. Thank you for being such a gracious Partner In Education, supporting our local school programing.

School Council Representative Information Letter

Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for

School Bus Drivers!

Starting rate is $14.51/hour
Apply online: www.ccsdbusdriver.com

 

Registering New Students at Chalker

Registration is handled between 8:00 am and 11:30 am each day.
For your convenience, you may make an appointment  to register your child.  If you arrive after 11:30 am, we will be glad to give you a registration packet to take home with you.  Class placement will depend on the information that the enrolling adult provides and information from the previous school.  Once all the pertinent information is received, we can place your child in a classroom.
Thank you for your help with the registration process.

Clinic Substitutes
Licenced Clinic Substitutes needed, $18.40 hourly rate.
Apply online at www.cobbk12.org

Student Birthday Celebrations

Parents,
Thank you for taking the time to review the following school policy which can be found in the Chalker Parent / Student Handbook.

For children’s birthdays, treats may be brought during lunch time only, for the teacher to distribute to the students. We are promoting a more health conscience approach to birthday treats and ask that you consider bringing mini cupcakes or something more nutritious. Please do not bring party favors, balloons, etc. to the classrooms as this can interrupt valuable instructional time.

Please coordinate all birthday treats beforehand ( 2 days ahead of time) with the classroom teacher so we can address any student allergies.

We appreciate your support of this policy as we want to work with you so that all students can participate in these special treat days. 
Thank you!

Chalker PTA
Support Chalker..... join PTA, please click on the link above to join PTA, find info about the PTA officers, Chalker Chatter, fundraisers, food nights after school activities, special events and much more.

Performing Arts
Do you remember donating money and signing permission slips for Cobb County Performing Arts?

All the donations go to the county; they pay for 2nd and 5th grade field trips, and then send the rest back to the school.
These programs were a huge hit with all the students, so please consider donating to this fund, click here for more information and to download a permission slip and the donation form.
Here are some of the upcoming Performing Arts programs. Some are sponsored by Chalker PTA and some are paid with Performing Arts donations.
3rd Grade (PA) - Holly Stephens: Laura Ingalls
K-5th Grade (PTA) - Laughing Matters Improv
2nd Grade (PA) - Ballet (Field Trip)
K and 1st Grade (PA) - Wendy Bennett: Sing!
4th Grade (PA) - Sherry Norfolk: Spine Tinglers
K-5th Grade (PA) - Atlanta Opera: "Stone Soup"
5th Grade (PTA) - GA Ensemble Theatre

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Did you know that State Child Protective Services has a policy regarding lack of adequate supervision for children?

State Policy states that children, ages 13 and above, can act as babysitters for other children. Children, ages 9 – 12, can occasionally be left unsupervised for brief periods of time. Children 8 years old and younger should never be left home alone. Of course, a specific child’s immaturity and behavior may necessitate adult supervision.

Click on the Cheetah mural to take a tour of our school!

Chalker is a STEPS TO RESPECT school.
We believe bullying is unfair and one sided. It happens when someone keeps hurting, fighting, threatening or leaving someone out on purpose.

Chalker After School enrichment programs
Click here for a complete list of programs, times, locations and contacts.

Chalker
Blockers
Chalker
Chorus
Kidchess
Kids 'N
Motion
More Than a Lesson  

Supply lists for 2017-2018
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Clinic
SNP Target

Click here for more information on:

 Thank you for your support of Cobb Schools Foundation!  Proceeds from these events/activities help the Foundation provide grants to teachers, scholarships for graduating seniors, ASP scholarships to kids in need, Project 2400, Classified Employee of the Year awards and many other programs funded by the Cobb Schools Foundation.

Calendar of Events

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