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
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
We are having a Book Fair Fiesta!
Our Scholastic Book Fair theme is – FIESTA-Yo Quiero Libros!
Vamos a Leer! That
is Spanish for I Want Books!
Let’s Go Read!
This is an exciting reading event that brings to school a
wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books.
Book Fair Dates:
April 11, 2014, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, before the start of the
April 14- April 17, 7:15 am- 3:00 pm
April 18, 7:15 am - 11:00am
book fair homepage.
If you would like to
volunteer for the book fair, please sign up at
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 begins in our school at
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
Swinging for S.T.E.M.: May 19th, 2014
Registration for Swinging for S.T.E.M. 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
3/31-4/4: Spring Break
4/11: Spring Movie Night
6:30 - 8:00 Food Sales,
Kona Ice, Relay for Life Refreshments,
and Silent Auction
6:00 - 8:00 Scholastic
Spring Book Fair
Movie Starts at Dark
4/14-4/18: Scholastic Book Fair
4/17: Chick-fil-A Ford Night, 5:30 - 7:30 @ Brookstone Location
4/30: Parent Information Night @ Durham 7:00 PM
5/6: Evening in the Garden, 5:30 - 7:30
5/12: Parent Information Night @ Lost Mountain 6:00 PM
5/19: Swinging for S.T.E.M. Golf Tournament
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
Congratulations to Ford’s Odyssey of
the Mind Team
for Placing 3rd at
to Jane Swanson,
Ford Elementary School's 2014-2015
Classified Employee of the Year!
Pictured: Dr. Frost, Mrs. Swanson,
and Mrs. Craddock
The World’s Number One Soccer Skills Teaching Program Comes to
Information on Harrison's Summer Camps
Ford's Strategic Action Plan and Goals
2013 Learning Garden Conference Video
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
firstname.lastname@example.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
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
We appreciate your interest in positively
impacting our Cobb County students and teachers! We look
forward to meeting you at the job fair.
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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
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.
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 •
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.
Instructional Coaching Parent Letter from
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.
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
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
Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.
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