Welcome to Ford Elementary
“STEM Certified…Kid Approved”

Dr. Jami Frost, Principal  |  Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal

Georgia Department
  of Education
STEM Certified School


STEM Educator Tour on October 2nd
Click here to schedule your visit.

Please sign up if you plan to attend.
Space is limited to 30 participants.

Vision: Create a Community with a Passion for Learning
Mission: Achieve Excellence and Provide a Strong Foundation in Education and Character

Cobb County School District Direction for Continuous Improvement

School Strategic Plan

Important Dates and Information

8/12: Boy Scouts Meet 7:00-8:00 pm, Cafeteria
Open House for Grades 1st - 5th; 6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
arents, you may access information from PTSA via the
           new online system PTAvenue Parent Portal.  The link to
           access the system is on the PTSA website at
8/18: Zaxby's Spirit Night 5:00-10:00 pm
8/20: Fall Pictures
8/20: Target Open House 6:30-7:00 pm, Media Center
8/21: Bingo Night 6:30-8:00 pm, Cafeteria
           Relay for Life will be offering pizza meal deals.
           Meals must be preordered no later than 8/19.
  Order Form and Information
8/21: Ford 101; 9:30 am and 6:00 pm
8/24: Steviie B's Spirit Night 3:30-9:00
8/28: Foundation Friday: Sports Jersey
  9/3: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
9/17: Gifted Eligibility Meeting 6:30-7:00 pm, Media Center

Ford Elementary's 2015-2016 Supply List
Ford Elementary School Handbook 2015-2016

All Summer: Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge; Blog Post,

Ford Elementary Receives STEM Certification!
Ford is the first elementary school within the Cobb County School District to receive STEM certification from the state.

Harrison High School is hosting Hoya Fall Basketball clinics.
Sundays from 1:00-3:00 at Harrison High School
August 16th-October 11th.
For boys grades 1st-8th.Come out for a great time of learning and fun!You can register here. For questions contact Coach Crump at

Congratulations to Colleen Cauffiel,
Ford Elementary School's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

Pictured: Mrs. Cauffiel and Dr. Frost

Ford Elementary School Wins the Green Your Schools Competition
See the story on the Cobb Cast Blog.

Cobb County School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and students!
Parents, use the following link to review the resources and watch the video.

Office 365 Information and Video

If you have trouble downloading Office 2013 on your home computer, go to the following link: Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.

If you did not receive an email about Office 365 for Students,
contact Jane.Swanson@cobbk12.org.

Congratulations to Eileen Dunk,
Ford Elementary School's 2015-2016
Classified Employee of the Year!

Pictured: Mrs. Dunk and Dr. Frost

Georgia Parent Survey
Please complete this 24 question survey from the Georgia Department of Education. The data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating, a diagnostic tool within the CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Performance Index). We appreciate your time and feedback.
Georgia Parent Survey

BYOD Information
BYOD Guidelines

BYOD Permission Form

Ford Events

School of ExcellenceFord Elementary:
A School of Excellence
School & District Calendar
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!

Cobb Digital Library
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 FollettShelf account.
Click here for Destiny @ Ford Elementary.

The Get Georgia Reading Campaign
The Get Georgia Reading Campaign is offering free access to digital books until August 30, 2015.
During this trial, all readers will share a single account that provides them with unlimited  access to myON's enhanced digital books, without the personalization elements.
Email Shirley Trammell for the username and password. Please include your child's first and last name.

Skills Tutor

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

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.

ou for your support.
Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.

Help Support Local Families
Help support local families who need financial assistance by donating your used cell phone and ink cartridges. Flyer

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.

Summary of the Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

2013 Learning Garden Conference Video

2015 Harrison High School Summer Camps

The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership Wins a
National Award
The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP) has won a
Forest Service 2015 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Award for Urban Communities in Conservation. Ford Elementary was included in the nomination package.  Below are the contributions attributed to Ford’s efforts in this project.
Contribution:  Ford Elementary School is a nationally recognized Green Ribbon School and is one of the original partners in the GAPP.  Ford has planned, organized, and led two Learning Garden Conferences reaching more than 400 teachers and administrators.  The garden program at Ford is the model used by the Captain Planet Foundation and Greening Youth Foundation for the gardens these organizations have developed in the Atlanta area.  The garden program at Ford has been featured in the PBS program Growing a Greener World and highlighted in Herb Broda’s book Moving the Classroom Outdoors: Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning in Action.  The school hosts an event called Evening in the Garden where the community comes together to celebrate the gardens.  This event reaches more than 500 people annually.
The awards event will take place March 11, at the Hilton Omaha in Nebraska, in conjunction with the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.