Welcome to Ford Elementary
Growing Toward the Future
Dr. Jami Frost, Principal  |  Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal


Important Dates and Information

Kindergarten Only Parent Orientation
July 30th at 6:00 pm, Wednesday Evening  

Sneak a Peek
July 31st from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Ford Elementary's 2014-2015 Supply List


Ford Elementary is a National Green Ribbon School!


US Dept. of Agriculture at the National Green Ribbon Award Ceremony


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. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/performance.html

Click here to view the state-level Green Ribbon Recognition Ceremony which was held March 20th, 2013 at the
Georgia State Capital.


2014 Summer Reading Program ~ FIZZ. BOOM. READ!
Cobb County Schools, Marietta City Schools, Smyrna Public Library and Cobb County Public Library Team Up for the Summer Reading Program

Instruction Sheet
Elementary Reading Log
Primary Activity Sheet
Primary Suggested Reading List
Intermediate Activity Sheet
Intermediate Suggested Reading List


High Touch High Tech Science Summer Camp Information and Registration:   http://sciencemadefunatl.org/
Summer Camp Information Sheet
 


Coerver Coaching
The World’s Number One Soccer Skills Teaching Program Comes to Ford!
Registration Information
Video Clip


Harrison Summer Basketball Camp
Harrison has a summer youth basketball camp for girls, grades 1-8.
2014 Harrison Girls Summer Camp Registration Form

Additional Information on Harrison's Summer Camps


Piggy Opera and STEAM
Ford's Piggy Opera was featured on 11 Alive news. Watch this video to learn more about this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) project.
Click here to view the video.


Congratulations to Tina Smith,
Ford Elementary School's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!


Pictured: Mrs. Smith and Dr. Frost


Congratulations to Ford’s Odyssey of the Mind Team
for Placing 3
rd at State Competition! 



Congratulations to Jane Swanson,
Ford Elementary School's 2014-2015
Classified Employee of the Year!


Pictured: Dr. Frost, Mrs. Swanson, and Mrs. Craddock


Ford's Strategic Action Plan and Goals


2013 Learning Garden Conference Video


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.


Ford Events


School of Excellence
 
Add the Ford Elementary Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.


Ford's Foundation Link for DonationsHelp support the Ford Foundation with an online donation.

We appreciate your support!

Success for all
Looking for financial assistance?  Check out Ford's Social Work Dept.
Click here to visit our website.
   
gas company

Make money for your schools the True Blue Way.

 


Cobb Digital Library
Student Guide for Cobb Digital Library (MackinVia)
(See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.)

 

FollettShelf

Use your Destiny username and password to access your FollettShelf account.

Click here for Destiny @ Ford Elementary.


TrueFlix
See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.

Skills Tutor


 Vision 2026 - A Community Conversation About the Future of Your School District and Your Schools http://www.cobbk12.org/vision2026/


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 Department, per 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 included.


Understanding Playful vs. Hurtful Teasing and Bullying Behavior
Click here to view the pamphlet and to read more information on this important topic.


Learning Garden Conference
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, click here. 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 Learning Garden Workshop.


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)
Annual Campaign

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 Annual Campaign!
Ford Elementary School Foundation Donation Form
FESF Science Lab Video
 


New Security System
Our 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
Help support local families who need financial assistance by donating your used cell phones and ink cartridges. Flyer
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 Spanish 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.


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 practices.  


Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.


Video of Chef Alex Reethof Cooking with Ford Students