Welcome to Ford Elementary
Where We Are
Growing Toward the Future
Dr. Jami Frost, Principal |
Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal
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
3/5: Chick-fil-A Night; 5:30-7:30 PM
3/6: Bingo Night; 6:30-8:00 PM
It's going to be a great night of
food, fun, and great prizes!
3/10: Shane's Rib Shack Night; 5:00-9:00 PM
3/24: Yogli Mogli; 2:30-8:00 PM
3/25: Kindergarten Registration 8:30-11:30 AM
3/30: Stevie B's Night; 3:30-9:00 PM
4/2: Chick-fil-A Night; 5:30-7:30 PM
4/6-4/10: Spring Holidays
*Every Tuesday morning is Chick-fil-A Spirit Morning
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
Georgia Parent Survey
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again
offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the
2015-2016 school year. Individual school capacity
information and applications will be available beginning
February 1, 2015 on the District website. For more
information, please see our
2015-16 School Choice webpage.
Buy a Brick. Leave a Legacy!
Ford Elementary School Foundation
offers the chance to leave your mark on Ford! You can purchase a
4x8 ($50) or 8x8 ($75) personalized, engraved brick to install
in the pathway from our gardens to the playground area. All net
proceeds will help fund enhanced educational opportunities that
otherwise would not be a part of the Ford Elementary School
Please print the attached Legacy Brick order
form or go online to
http://www.fordesf.org/forms/. Or stop
by the Parent Information Center outside the front office to
pick up an order form. Then turn in your forms and payment in an
envelope marked “Legacy Bricks” by Friday, February 6th
to ensure your Legacy Brick will be installed by our
school’s Evening in the Garden in May.
4 x 8 Brick Order Form
x 8 Brick Order Form
Attention Parents of Rising
Lost Mountain Middle School 6th
The Lost Mountain PTSA and Counseling
Department would like to invite you to our March 6, Coffee
Talk to meet our Principal, Ms. Candace Wilkes.
Coffee Talk Invitation
at 11:00 AM at Governors Towne Club
The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership Wins a
The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP) has
Forest Service 2015 Wings
Across the Americas Conservation Award for Urban
Communities in Conservation. Ford Elementary was included in the
Below are the contributions attributed to Ford’s efforts in this
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.
to Our 2014-2015 Spelling Bee Winner
Pictured: Natalie Stevenson (winner), Dr. Frost, and
Maggie Frost (Runner-up)
BYOD Permission Form
Elementary's 2014-2015 Supply List
Congratulations to Tina Smith,
Ford Elementary School's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!
Pictured: Mrs. Smith and Dr. Frost
A School of Excellence
|School & District Calendar
|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!
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.
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
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.
ou for your support.
Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.
Help support local families who need
financial assistance by donating your used cell phone and ink
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
Congratulations to Jane Swanson,
Ford Elementary School's 2014-2015
Classified Employee of the Year!
Pictured: Dr. Frost, Mrs. Swanson, and