Welcome to Ford Elementary
Dr. Jami Frost, Principal |
Annette Craddock, Assistant Principal
4th and 5th Grade Awards Ceremonies
are Tuesday, May 21st.
4th Grade @ 8:00 AM
5th Grade @ 9:00 AM
May 22nd and
May 23rd: Early Release at 12:30
Book bags will not be
allowed on buses the last day of school.
Congratulations to Drena Varghese,
Ford Elementary School's 2013-2014
Teacher of the Year!
Pictured: Drena Varghese and Dr.
New Security System
school has a new security system for entering the building
through the front doors. With this new system, visitors need to
"Buzz-In" after 8:10 AM. Please view
the letter from Dr.
Frost explaining this new system.
Congratulations to our retiring staff members!
Lisa Millican, and Roberta Herr
We will miss you!
2013 K-5 Summer Reading Program is
The CCSD's Media
Department has partnered with the Cobb County Public Library to
create complementary summer reading programs! For the
first time ever, the two organizations collaborated to create
programs that support one another and provide the best resources
and experiences for children during the summer months. To
view the CCSD materials and links to the CCPL program, please
(requires IE10, Firefox, or Chrome for viewing).
A special thank you to Denise Saylors, media paraprofessional at
Kennesaw Elementary, for donating her time as our graphic
Ford Elementary is a National Green
This award was a collaborative effort between the district
office, administration, teachers, cafeteria, and custodial
staff. The picture above was taken at the Georgia Green Ribbon
To learn more about
Ford from the document created by the US Department of
Education, click on the link below and then click on
Highlights from the 2013 Honorees.
Click here to view the state-level Green Ribbon Recognition
Ceremony which was held March 20th, 2013 at the Georgia State
Congratulations to Kristie Remeta,
Ford Elementary School's 2013-2014
Classified Employee of the Year!
Pictured: Mrs. Craddock, Ms. Remeta, and
Directions for Signing Up to be a
Front Entrance Greeter
In an effort to add to the security that we
already have in place, we are bringing back our Front Entrance
Greeters here at Ford Elementary!
Our Front Entrance Greeters will greet the
people who come to our school, direct them to the computer sign
in desk and answer questions that our visitors may have (don't
worry - if you don't know the answers, then you can direct them
to the front office staff!)
We have sign up increments for 1 hour shifts
- however, feel free to sign up for more than that if your time
Thank you for helping us in our efforts to be
a warm, inviting, yet safe environment for our students and
Use the link below to sign up.
ES Pinnacle (Parents)
Applicable Only to Parents of 5th
PIV (Pinnacle Internet Viewer) Coordinator: Annette Craddock
Please contact Frankie Peterson for password assistance.
Check out Ford Happenings
|Add the Ford Elementary Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.
support the Ford Foundation with an online donation.
We appreciate your support!
Use your Destiny username and password to access your
Click here for
Destiny @ Ford Elementary.
Click on Mackin VIa to View Ford's
Interactive Ebooks (See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.)
See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and
Eat Chicken Biscuits on Fridays!
Biscuits are $2.50 each.
Proceeds benefit the Ford
Elementary School Foundation.
Biscuit Value Card Order Form
2013 Harrison High
School Summer Camps
Important Notice to
Parents, Guests and Staff at
Cobb County Schools
To prevent being cited
by the Office of the Fire Marshall or the Cobb County Police
the Fire Marshall's Office, no one is allowed to park in a Fire
Lane, whether there is a driver in the vehicle or not, at
any time other than the following:
· 30 minutes prior to the end of the
school day and 30 minutes after the end of the school day (this
does not include the After School Program nor any other activity
at the school)
passengers actively loading or unloading
during the day (this would cover students unloading in the
morning at the beginning of the school day)
The only time a vehicle would be
allowed in a Fire Lane would be to actively drop-off and/or
pick-up a student where there is no waiting. Other times, such
as After School Program or after school activities would not be
vs. Hurtful Teasing
and Bullying Behavior
to view the pamphlet and to read more information on this
Information for Rising 6th Graders
Durham Parent Open House is April 30th at
Our visit , field trip, (students only) to Durham is May 6th during the school day from
9:30-11:00. Permission slips will go home for this
Lost Mountain Parent Open House is May 13th
PM in the school's theater.
Our visit, field trip, (students only) to
Lost Mountain is March 29th, 9:30 -11:00 during the school day.
Permission slips will go home for this
On September 14th, Ford Elementary School
hosted a Learning Garden Conference. Sally Creel, the Science
Supervisor for Cobb County Schools gave a presentation entitled
Next Generation Gardens. To view her presentation,
CCSD's website features a video of the Ford/EPA Learning
Garden Conference. Look under COBBedTV to view the video. Here
is an article which provides more details about the
Ford Elementary is Featured on
Growing a Greener World!
Episode 309 of Growing a Greener World was filmed last
spring and heavily features the great things going on at Ford!
Click on the link above to view this episode.
Chef Alex Reethof Cooking with Ford Students
Ford Elementary School Foundation's (FESF)
The FESF plays an important role in
advancing the academic excellence at Ford. Click
here to learn
more about the Foundation. You may donate online by using the
link on the right under the calendar.
Thank you in advance for your support of the Ford Foundation
Elementary School Foundation Donation Form
Science Lab Video