Welcome to Dowell Elementary

Principal: Christine Dinizio   |   Asst. Principal: Michelle Curry

Dowell Elementary School Title I Parent Involvement Survey 2014-2015
Click here for the English survey
Click here for the Spanish survey  


Title I Parent Input Meeting will be Wednesday April 16th, 2014 @ 9 AM in the Media Center (See event schedule for more information)

Congratulations to our CEOTY

Winner- Jessica Arnold, Paraprofesional
Runner up- Becky Haney, Head Custodian

Pictured left to right: Principal, Chris Dinizio,
CEOTY for 2014-15- Jessica Arnold, Runner Up- Becky Haney


CRCT TESTING Information

CRCT Information
Students in third, fourth and fifth grades will take the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) from April 23-29.

It is important for your child to be at school on time each testing day.  Testing begins in our school at 8:00 AM.  Students will not be allowed to enter the testing room once testing has begun.  
Students will take the following content area tests:

 Wednesday, April 23 Reading
 Thursday, April 24 English/Language Arts
 Friday, April 25 Mathematics
 Monday, April 28 Science
 Tuesday, April 29 Social Studies
 Wed-Fri, April 30-May 2 Make-ups

CRCT Study Guides

As we approach the CRCT, the state has issued CRCT study guides.  Click on the links below to access the study guides for each grade level.  Also listed are the content descriptors for each subject area.

Study Guides 
3rd Grade Study Guide
4th Grade Study Guide
5th Grade Study Guide

Content Descriptors
Language Arts
Social Studies
Content Weights

Substitute Teacher Job Fair

The School District will host TWO Substitute Job Fairs on Tuesday 4/22/14 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  For applicants interested in substituting for the North Area Schools (North of Powder Springs including North Marietta, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Acworth) the job fair will be held at Piedmont Baptist Church located at 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, 30066.  For applicants interested in substituting for the South Area Schools (Includes Smyrna, Powder Springs, Austell, and Mableton—South Marietta area), the job fair will be held at Skyview Elementary School located at 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton, 30126. To attend applicants must complete the following REQUIREMENTS:

 1-RSVP by sending an email to EITHER jobfairnorth@cobbk12.org  OR  jobfairsouth@cobbk12.org. You can only RSVP to one fair and this should be the geographic area you plan to work as a substitute. You must RSVP by 4/15/14.

2-Bring a resume with you to the fair detailing all of your work and educational experience.

3-Be prepared to briefly meet with an Administrator.

We appreciate your interest in positively impacting our Cobb County students and teachers!  We look forward to meeting you at the job fair.

Attention 5th Grade Parents!
Please make plans to attend your rising
6th grade parent night with your 5th grader. The meetings will be held at the middle school.
Lovinggood Middle Schools- Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m.
Smitha Middle School- Wednesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Tapp Middle School- Wednesday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Please contact Kelli Beechler, 5th grade counselor with any questions.
kelli.beechler@cobbk12.org, 678-594-8062

Upcoming Events

April 16: Title I Parent Input Meeting
English Flyer Spanish Flyer
April 16: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
April 18: Report Card Celebration
April 23-29: CRCT TESTING
May 2:  5th Grade Picnic
May 6:  Field Day (4th and 5th Grade)
May 7:  Field Day (2nd and 3rd Grade)
May 8:  Field Day (K and 1st Grade)
May 8:  imoms and All Pro Dads 7:15 AM
May 13: Career on Wheels
May 16-20:  CRCT Re-test
May 20 & 21:  EARLY RELEASE
May 21: 8:00 AM 5th Grade Awards
11:45 AM 5th Grade Walk of Honor
 Last Day of 2013-2014 School Year

Terrific Kids March 2014

Click here to see what our parent resource center has to offer!
Parent Resource Center

Yearbooks are on sale for $25.00

Preorder yours today by contacting PTA.
Bb Connect

The Bb Connect portal allows you to add or modify the ways in which you want Cobb County Schools to reach you using Bb Connect. You will able to add or delete phone numbers and email addresses, add text messaging, and even turn off certain types of notifications. As we work to improve communication with our families it is important that we have the most current phone number(s) (for call-outs and texts) and email address(es) so that you can receive information.  Please access the link to update and manage your BB Connect information.



Important Information
Regarding Medicine

Parents, if your child needs to take either prescription medicine or an over the counter medicine you must bring the medicine in and sign the proper form with the school nurse. Please refer to the CCSD policy regarding transporting medicine to school JGCD-R


Vision:  Preparing innovative learners for a dynamic world.



Grade Level Math Brochures

Math Brochures in Spanish

Kindergarten Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 1 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 2 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 3 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 4 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf
Grade 5 Parent Brochure Spanish 2013-2014.pdf


Staff Member of the Month:

Volunteer of the Month



Calendar of Events

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