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Welcome to Hayes Elementary:
A “Leader in Me” School!


-- Our Vision --

Working Together to Ensure Success for All

-- Our Mission --

Developing Future Leaders to Impact
Community and Global Change

 

Parents, click here for important arrival and dismissal information.

 


 

 

Come meet your teachers for the upcoming school year!

Join us Monday, July 30:

8:00 AM If your last name starts with A-I

9:00 AM If your last name starts with J-Q

10:00 AM If your last name starts with R-Z 


Join us as we finish our Read to Lead program with our annual
 Burgers & Backpacks event! 

Saturday, July 28 from 11:00 - 1:00 at Hayes Elementary School

Bring your completed reading log for a chance to win!
Click here to download a copy of the reading log
We look forward to seeing you there! 


Can you believe it?  Wednesday, August 1 is the first day of school!
Our teachers have been working hard to make this the best school year ever!  We are so excited to see you arrive.  Please check all the information below.
Make sure you get here on time; no later than 7:50 AM.  See you then!

Please click the link below to complete your child's meal application.  This should be done within 3 days of registering your child.
Meal Registration


New Bus routes have been posted.  Please check the link below to find the most current information!
Bus Routes 

Kindergarten and 1st grade Ride Along
will be Tuesday, July 31.  K-1 students and parents are invited to ride the bus as a practice run prior to the first day of school.
Buses will run at regularly scheduled morning pickup times.  Parents and students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.
Due to limited space, we ask that you please limit the number of additional family members riding.  Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our buses are not equipped with car seats.  The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop.


Back to School Supply Lists

It's time to start planning for the new school year.  Get your supplies before the rush!

Click here for the Pre-K supply list.

Click here for the K-5 supply lists.


Congratulations Kindergarten! Our kindergarteners did a wonderful job last spring! Thank you Ms. Lauren Daniell on another outstanding performance.


Introducing the 2018-2019 PTSA Executive Board

Taylore Bradshaw - President
Staci Lawton- Co-Vice President
Becky Trollinger- Co-Vice President
Beth Matuszek- Secretary
Kristin Pendley- Treasurer

Thank you to the Nominating Committee: Teressa R. Watson, Kristin Pendley, Shelly Bell,
April Shultz, and Cathy Spencer. Also. Taylore Bradshaw, Beth Matuszek, and Kristin Pendley
want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Beverly Pleinis, Kate Millholland, and Lea Tatum for
your dedication to PTSA and your training and patience with us! You will be missed!


 

At Hayes, we love and respect parents as being the very first teachers of our students. As we assume the responsibility for providing formal education in a school setting, we want to form partnerships with our parents to ensure the success of all students. To that end, we encourage parents to be engaged in the activities and events here at school. We are open to new ideas for parents, but currently have the following opportunities available:

Field trip chaperones
PTSA
Room Moms
School Council
Title I Planning Committee
Watch DOGS
Volunteers: classrooms, media center, and office

Should you wish to participate in one of these activities or have a proposal
for other engagement ideas, please contact Pam Walker at pamela.walker@cobbk12.org.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FUNDRAISER!

Birthday announcements are sold on a first-come basis. This purchase entitles your birthday child’s name to be displayed on the marque, mentioned on afternoon announcements and put in the Hayes’ Happenings on/around his or her birthday. The name will be up from the opening of school until 3:00 pm that same school day (or longer) provided the application and payment have been received in advance. Birthday applications must be received at least two weeks in advance.

Please see attached flyer with more information

Birthday Fundraiser


At Hayes Elementary, our Leadership Program provides students with tools to develop into leaders who will impact community and global change! The Leader in Me is a school-wide process that develops staff and students as leaders and thereby transforms the culture and performance of the school. We seamlessly integrate leadership development into daily curriculum, activities and systems to create a culture where every student is encouraged to set and achieve meaningful goals, be a positive influence on others, and use his or her individual gifts to better the world. Be a part of the GREAT that happens here at Hayes Elementary School!


PTSA News

Our PTSA is excited to share their new blog!  You can find the new PTSA blog by clicking the following link:   PTSA Blog 

This year, the PTSA will be using the Remind text system for reminders.  If you would like to receive messages, you may join by texting the following information from your cell phone.


Hayes is in the in top 3 of most improved elementary schools in CCSD with a 9.7 point increase. Cobb County’s CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Program Index) Scores increased and exceed state average for the 5th straight year. For more information visit www.cobbk12.org.
Attendance is a major factor in student’s success. Please make sure your child comes to school and is on time every school day. With the upcoming holidays, please understand that attendance is equally important before and after the holiday break.
Thank you for your support in making our school the BEST... “There is no place like Hayes!”

ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

Parents, please know that when students are checked out before 11:05 AM, they are not credited for a full day of attendance.  We ask that you do your best to schedule appointments outside school hours.  When it comes to learning and instruction, EVERY MOMENT MATTERS!

See attached flyer- Attendance 101

Attendance Matters.pub


We will begin our enforcement of the Cobb County dress code.  All students must dress appropriately and neatly. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Skirts and shorts may be no shorter than one inch above the student's knee.
  • Shorts, dresses and skirts with leggings must also be 1 inch above knee or longer
  • No tank tops or two tank tops worn on top of each other.
  • No see-through garments without proper under garments.
  • No clothing with suggestive phrases, designs or profanity.
  • No midriff blouses or skirts.
  • No bandanas or caps.
  • No halter tops or spaghetti straps.
  • No pants that expose the navel.
  • Sun dresses must be worn with jackets
  • No items showing illegal substances for minors.

All Student Administrative Rules can be found by visiting www.cobbk12.org. Click on Administrative Rules, then scroll down to section "J" - Students


WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

  • STUDENT SAFETY:  Student safety is our top priority.  At Hayes, we have come to accept that safety trumps convenience.  With that said, we ask that you follow our school’s protocol for visiting:
    • Ring doorbell and wait to be buzzed in after stating your name and reason for visit
    • Refrain from allowing others to enter the building with you
    • Check-in at the main office
    • Wear your visitor’s badge in a highly visible place on your person
    • Be cooperative if a staff member addresses you in the hallway or throughout our building
  • MORNING CAR-RIDERS:  Students can be dropped of at 7:15 AM.  Parents are to wait with the student until that time (preferably in the car).  Students are not allowed on campus unsupervised.  The Hayes staff reports for work at 7:15 AM.
  • AFTERNOON CAR-RIDERS:  Parents should remain in cars and follow the car-rider line.  The car-rider tag should be displayed on the front windshield and remain there until your child is placed in your car.  Parking and entering the building will not expedite this process – parents need to remain in their cars unless a parent needs to get car-rider tag (be prepared to show identification).
  • STUDENT INFORMATION:  It is extremely important for the school to have up to date information.  If you have any changes (address, phone number and/or emergency contacts), please inform the office as soon as possible.
  • Cobb County Folders:  During the first week of school your child brought home a Cobb County Folder with a lot of important information; there are some forms that need to be returned to the school as soon as possible.  Friday Folders went home today with some more very important information.  Please return the following  forms to your child’s teacher on Monday:
    • Clinic Card
    • Receipt of Family Information Guide Form
    • Additional forms sent by homeroom teacher
  • AGENDAS:  All students in grades 2 -5 should have an agenda. Please utilize this tool for effective daily communication between home and school. 

A Message from Ms. Walker

Dear Parents,

My name is Pamela Walker and I am your Parent Facilitator at Hayes Elementary School. One of my main objectives in this role is to get more parents involved in the school. Hayes is a Leader in Me School, where great things are happening every day. Too often, people think because they work they cannot be involved, but that is far from true. Please know any assistance you can give as a volunteer is always appreciated!

The Parent Resource Room is opened from 7:10 to 3:10 daily. Please feel free to come and visit the Parent Resource Room, located in the back hallway, to the left of the cafeteria in Room 1.032.

The Parent Resource Room has a variety of materials that parents can check out at their leisure. There are educational books, as well as math and literature materials and games available. I am here to assist you at Hayes, should you need assistance in the school or information on community resources.

Parents are an integral part of the success of a school. It has always been my thought that working together can make the difference in the life of a child. If you would be interested in volunteering, please feel free to e-mail me with your name and availability and I will follow up with you about volunteer opportunities.

Please try to come attend The Leader in Me Workshop for parents, held in the Parent Resource Room. The first one will be in September, be on the lookout for the date in the weekly e-blast.

Thank you in advance for your time and we look forward to seeing you at Hayes!

Pamela  Walker

Parent Facilitator

Hayes Elementary School

678-594-8127 ext. 254

Pamela.walker@cobbk12.org 


How Can I Find Books at My Child's Guided Reading Level?

Our Parent Resource Room has books available for check out.  The levels that we have available for checkout range from level A – level U.  The levels available are for all students from kindergarten thru Fifth/Sixth grade.  Please contact Pamela Walker, our parent facilitator, to find out how to check out books for your child.


In the morning, students can be dropped off after 7:15 AM.  There is no supervision for students before 7:15 AM.  In the afternoon, we cannot accept any transportation changes after 1:45 PM.    


Due to safety and hygiene concerns, animals are not allowed in the school other than approved classroom pets, for example, fish and turtles. Please refrain from bringing your animals/pets in the building unless you have prior approval for therapy/service animals or for an event such as “Strut your Mut”.


In light of the recent attempted child abductions throughout metro-Atlanta, our Hayes counseling department focused their guidance lessons on stranger safety during the month of September.  During these lessons, the students have been given tips and strategies for staying safe, especially when it is necessary to walk anywhere unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.  They were taught how to recognize safe strangers (policemen, firefighters, etc.) and safe places (schools, police departments, etc.) where they can seek help, if needed, and how to respond if a stranger approaches them or tries to get them into a car. 

Further, in today’s world of dual working parent families, we know that a parent waiting at the bus stop with a child is not always possible.  Though it is always safest to have an adult accompany a child to and from the bus stop, here are a few suggestions to help keep your child safe:

  • Work with other parents to have children walk to and from bus stops and wait in groups. Use the "buddy system" whenever possible.
  • Create a Safe Walking Plan with your child using the safest and most direct path to the school bus stop.
  • Establish "Safe Houses" along the route to the bus stop that your child can go to if approached while walking to or from the bus stop.

Let’s keep working together to ensure the safety of our kids!


SAFETY TRUMPS CONVENIENCE!


Parents, we ask for your support as we enforce the policies of our school designed to help keep our students safe. ALL parents and visitors are required to sign-in with the main office before entering the hallways of our building. NO EXCEPTIONS! We thank you in advance for your cooperation.


CCRPI stands for College and Career Readiness Performance Index.  It is the way the state now evaluates a school’s performance.  There are several factors that contribute to the overall score for the school:

  • Achievement Points
  • Progress Points
  • Achievement Gap Score
  • Challenge Points

We also want our community to be aware that there are additional factors, in parents’ direct control that will impact our school.

  • Student Absences – The percentage of students with good attendance is also factored into our CCRPI score. The state of Georgia has qualified “good attendance” as no more than five days of absence.  This means that once a student hits six or more days of absence they are counted against our overall score.  This includes absences for any reason.  Both unexcused and excused absences count in the same way.
  • School Climate Survey – Each year, parents are requested to take an online survey to assess the climate of the school.  The percentage participation rate, along with the parents’ scores, directly influence our CCRPI score. Parents are asked to rate the school in the following areas:  Safety, Relationships, Teaching and Learning, and Institutional Environment.

More information about CCRPI can be found here:

http://www.gadoe.org/CCRPI/Pages/default.aspx


Office 365 is here for students!

Information was sent home on how to access this valuable resource available at no charge to you. If you have misplaced the instruction page, please visit the instructional technology page for more information.

Login: Firstname.Lastname@students.cobbk12.org*
Password = normal computer password

*Students with same first/last names will have a 3 digit code added to their last names. Please contact the media specialist at your school if you experience trouble logging-in.



New Rule Regarding Food

Please Note: Due to safety regulations, food items for all celebrations going forward must be store bought with nutrition labels. We must be able to account for the ingredients that our students ingest while at school. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.


ASP Information

Need convenient, after school child care for your student? Enroll your child in ASP. Program details and a sample enrollment agreement may be accessed by clicking here. Actual enrollment forms can be picked up in the front office.


Click on the following link to find parent letters per grade level with information about standards being taught this nine weeks.

Standards - Parent Letters

 


The Fire Marshall will ticket and/or tow cars that are parked in the fire lane. Please be aware.


Lost and Found

Please check our lost and found if your child is missing something. If these items are not claimed, Hayes will donate them.


Message from PTSA

Please "like" the Hayes Elementary PTSA facebook page for information and reminders about school events! If you have something you would like to share please contact Taylore Bradshaw at Taylore.Bradshaw@gmail.com.  Additionally, you can find the new PTSA blog by clicking the following link:  PTSA Blog.