Welcome to Ford Elementary
Growing Toward the Future
Dr. Jami Frost, Principal |
Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal
Ford Elementary is a National Green
US Dept. of Agriculture at the National Green Ribbon Award
Green Ribbon Award Presentation
August 26th at Ford Elementary
Pictured: Superintendent Michael Hinojosa,
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge,
Laura Turner Seydel from the Captain Planet Foundation,
and Principal Dr. Jami Frost
WSB-TV Video Coverage
This award was a collaborative effort between the district
office, administration, teachers, cafeteria, and custodial
staff. 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
Ford's Strategic Action Plan and Goals
Ford’s Response to Our Snow Days
Please read this
important letter from Dr. Frost to our Ford Families. Announcements
will start early, but students are still not counted tardy until
2014-15 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School
Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school
year. Applications will be available beginning February
10, 2014. For more information, please see our
2014-15 School Choice website.
3/7: Bingo Family Night 6:30-8:00pm
3/11: Marietta Pizza Co. Family Night 5:30-10:00pm
3/12: Cobb County Kindergarten and New First Grade Enrollment
3/13: Spring Picture Day
3/18: Yogli Mogli Family
3/25: Zaxby’s Family Night 5:00-10:00pm
3/31-4/4: Spring Break
Spring Fling at Ford, April 11th starts at 6:00pm
Scholastic Book Fair, April 11th(Spring Fling) and
April 14th- April 18th
Kindergarten and New First Grade Enrollment Enrollment for
students entering a Cobb County kindergarten or first grade
class for the first time in 2014-2015 will be held at schools on
Wednesday, March 12th. Registration at Ford is on March
12th from 8:30 – 11:30.
Kindergarten students must be five (5) years old and first grade
students must be six (6) years old on or before September 1,
Spring Picture Day: March 13th
Please send the money with your child on picture day. This way
it can be given directly to the camera person.
Swinging for STEM: May 19th, 2014
Registration for Swinging for STEM is currently open.
The event is being held at Governor’s Towne Club on May 19th,
2014. This event is a fun way for you to support your children
as they strive to be better problem solvers and more prepared
for their future education and careers. To register, go to
Pay online or send your check and registration to the
Ford Elementary's Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Debare Omonaiye (right) for winning the
spelling bee and to Andres Pulido (left) for being the
Dr. Frost is shown with Andres Pulido and Debare Omonaiye.
Lost Mtn. May 12th at 6:00
Durham April 30th at 7:00
Field Trip for Students to Tour the School:
(We will leave at 9:10, return by 11:00.)
Lost Mtn. March 27th
Durham May 8th
Summary of the Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools
as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Please note that this will be effective starting
with the next school year.
2013 Learning Garden Conference Video
Internet Safety/Child Exploitation Seminar:
Wednesday, March 19th
You won’t want
to miss our next Hot Topic Parent Seminar at Lost Mountain
Middle School sponsored by PTSA and our Counseling
has been rescheduled after it was cancelled last month due to
the snow day. On Wednesday, March 19, Detective Ray
Drew (Internet Crimes Against Children) and Detective Tom Bastis
(Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) will be presenting
information that all Cobb County parents need to know. Sargent
Richard Peluso and Lieutenant Everett J. Cebula from the Cobb
County Special Victims Unit will also be there to answer
The seminar will be held in LMMS theater from 9-11am.
Parents and staff from any other school in our community are
welcome to attend. Please help us spread the word
about this informative presentation and please tell your friends
and other parents in the community to come. Coffee and light
refreshments will be provided by PTSA. There is no need to check
in at the front office for this event - go right to the theater
entrance of the school (which will be marked with
balloons). Questions? Please contact Robin Rohrbach
Ford's Thanks for Giving Food Drive
Ford Elementary collected 6,634 cans!
This collection will be used to help
people in our community. We
would like to thank our students, parents, and staff for their
Ford Elementary School was the recipient of the Cobb
Foundation Impact Grant for $2,500.00.
These funds will be used to purchase learning materials to
support our classroom teachers in the implementation of STEAM
Instructional Coaching Parent Letter from
Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary
Student Accident Insurance
Student accident insurance applications from the Young Group are
now available online in PDF format for parents to download and
print on demand.
English version •
Ford's STEM Day Video
This video was featured on Cobb
edTV. To view this video, click on the
Cobb edTV page, go to the Video Archive, and scroll
until you see Ford STEM Day.
Chef Alex Reethof Cooking with Ford Students
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support the Ford Foundation with an online donation.
We appreciate your support!
Student Guide for Cobb Digital Library (MackinVia)
(See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.)
Use your Destiny username and password to access your
Click here for
Destiny @ Ford Elementary.
See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and
Begin Friday, August 16
Fridays: 7:00-7:50 am in the car line or bus port
$2.50 per biscuit or order a discount value card.
Proceeds support Ford Foundation Programs!
Vision 2026 - A Community Conversation
About the Future of Your School District and Your Schools
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
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.
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
Congratulations to Drena Varghese,
Ford Elementary School's 2013-2014
Teacher of the Year!
Pictured: Drena Varghese and Dr.
Congratulations to Kristie Remeta,
Ford Elementary School's 2013-2014
Classified Employee of the Year!
Pictured: Mrs. Craddock, Ms. Remeta,
and Dr. Frost
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.
Information from Alicia Hayworth, School Social Worker
Help support local families who need
financial assistance by donating your used cell phones and ink
Thank you for your support.