2901 Bay Berry Dr. SW
Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: 678-594-8143
Fax: 678-594-8145

Welcome to Hollydale Elementary

Professional Development School in Partnership with Kennesaw State University

Mission: Nurturing a Community of Learners
Vision: Empowering our Community to Thrive


News and Announcements


Hootie Day! – Monday, July 30th!!!
Hootie Day is a combination of Sneak-a-Peek and Open House.

Make sure to attend:
get your car rider tag, sign up for ASP, join PTA, purchase Hollydale Spirit wear,
meet your child’s teacher & learn grade level expectations,
hear a message from Mrs. Ridgway regarding school wide expectations & ways we can partner with one another.

Dates and times for this very fun day:
o   8:45-9:45 - Kindergarten students & Special Education Unit Classrooms (Special Needs Prek, K-2 Autism, 3-5 Autism, and MI Unit)
o   9:45-10:45 - 1st and 2nd Grade Students
o   10:45-11:45 - 3rd and 4th Grade Students
o   11:45-12:45 - 5th Grade Students



We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete the Title I Elementary School and District Survey.

Click <here> for the Title I Survey Results

Click <here> for the Title I Survey Results in Spanish

Click HERE to keep kids reading!
Click HERE to access the public library website!
Click HERE to log your reading minutes!



Hollydale Summer Camps
June 4th-7th &
June 11th – 14th
7:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Click HERE for registration information
Kindergarten Boot Camp click HERE for registration


Hollydale has a Dual Language Spanish immersion program!

We are looking forward to implementing our Dual Language Immersion program for the 3rd year in a row. Our students will be learning in a DLI classroom in K, 1st, and 2nd grade. This unique model provides instruction and support for students in learning both languages.  Students will split their day between instruction in Spanish and English. We will continue to grow this program each year through Grade 5. We will instill cultural competence and enhance communication among our students and community. Our Dual Language English/Spanish Immersion program will help students to become bilingual and biliterate in an ever changing world.


June 18 & 19
Click HERE for more details
Click HERE for registration

We LOVE our volunteers!

Congratulations Girls on the Run Spring 2018


Substitutes Needed! If interested, please go to the following link: https://cobb.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=121

June Summer Camps and Sports Leagues
Click HERE for an overview
Click HERE for English
Click HERE for Spanish

Congratulations to all our Writing Fair winners!

Writing FairWriting Fair Winners

Summer Writing Camps

Every summer the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP), a National Writing Project site since 1994 located at Kennesaw State University, hosts the Youth Writing Academy (YWA).  The YWA is a series of camps where students from all school levels can practice the craft of writing in a supportive environment.  Camp leaders are National Writing Project fellows and certified Georgia teachers, well versed in the teaching of writing and its many genres.
The camps this summer will be held June 18 -22 from 9am to 1pm and separated by grade level.  The cost of the camp is $175 or $160 if students register by April 15.

         Young Authors Camp:  Elementary school (rising 3rd - 5th) Click HERE for more info.

Creative Writing Camp:  Middle and High school (grouped separately) Click HERE for more info.

Walton High School
Summer Camps
An offering of summer camps for elementary and middle school students
2018 Camp Dates
Science Camp, May 29-31
Puzzle Camp, June 4-7
Robotics Camp, June 11-14
Forensics Camp, June 25-28
Coding Camp, July 2, 3, and 5
Click HERE for more information!


Student Council

Safety Patrol keeping Hollydale safe!

2018 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team
Congratulations on a job well done!



Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee Participantsspellingbee

Nathan Gonzalez - Winner
Mariana Cabrera - Runner-Up

 Health and Physical Education
Mark Anderson, Supervisor

(K-12) Physical Education Georgia Performance Standards Review
The Georgia Department of Education welcomes feedback from teachers, administrators, and parents regarding the review of the Physical Education Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). This survey feedback will be used to inform the development of Physical Education Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
We ask you to distribute widely in your school and community until 
the survey closes, January 12, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Please use this link: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Physical-Education-Georgia-Performance-Standards-Surveys.aspx




Click HERE for More Information
Click HERE for Entry Form

HOLLYDALE Parent Survey
Click HERE to access

Local Author Encourages Perseverance!


Our first All-Pro Dads meeting was a HUGE success!  
If you missed it be sure to join us at one of our next meetings.
November 17th, December 15th, January 26th, Februaruy 16th, March 23rd, April 27th
Mark your calendars and make plans to attend

Important “Back to School” Bus Route Info for 2017-18 Now Available
Posted: 7/18/2017

CCSD bus routes for the new school year are available on the CCSD website.  Click HERE for more information.  Bus runs and maps will be posted at the local school for review prior to the first day of school. Water will be allowed on the busses during the months of August and September.

The first day of school for students was Monday, July 31, 2017.


Georgia Parent Survey – Please give us your feedback!

The survey can be completed using your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. We are asking that all parents participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.

Click here to take the survey.

Congratulations TOTY and CEOTY
Andrea Green and Cynthia Hodgin


Former Chicago Bears and record-breaking
Georgia Southern University running back
Adrian Peterson visits Hollydale ES!
Click HERE for a link to the CobbCast Blog

April 2018 Student of the Month - Eager to Learn



What is School Council?

The establishment of school councils is intended to help local boards of education by bringing parents and the community together with teachers and school administrators to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other's concerns and share ideas for school improvement. School councils shall represent the community of parents and businesses. The members of the school council are accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:

  • Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues
  • Regularly participate in school council meetings
  • Participate in information and training programs
  • Act as a link between the school council and the community
  • Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community
  • Work to improve student achievement and performance

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Hollydale Family and Friends,

We are currently looking at adopting new content resources and materials for
our ESOL students and teachers.
We would like to invite you to come and look at the materials that are currently up for consideration and provide us with your feedback.
These materials will be displayed for your review in the ESOL room at Hollydale.
If  you have any questions, please contact
Kathy O’Hara- Rosa, Lead ESOL teacher.

Visit Our
Parent Resource Center
Open Daily from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Click HERE for more information.

We LOVE our Volunteers! 
Click HERE to sign up!
Oprima AQUI para Espanol

For the 2016-17 school year
Hollydale will have a
Dual Language Immersion Program.
Click HERE for a brochure in English.
Click HERE for a brochure in Spanish.

Cobb county is looking for parent input on content acquisition for Grades 3-12 English Language Arts and English as a Second Language. Please respond by June 3rd.

3-12 Parents click HERE.
ESOL Parents clcik HERE.

Learning Resources for Public Review
Click HERE for more information

Seeking professional,
safety-minded individuals for

School Bus Drivers!
Starting rate is $14.51/hour
Apply online:  www.ccsdbusdriver.com

Click HERE for more information

Georgia Milestone Assessment Guides
Provide detailed information about how our
3rd-5th graders will be assessed annually. 
Use these to practice/review at home.

3rd Grade Assessment Guide - Click HERE
4th Grade Assessment Guide - Click HERE
5th Assessment Grade Guide - Click HERE

IOWA Assessment Parent Information
Click HERE for brochure

Click for information about
Standard School Attire.

          ParentVUE Documentation for Parents
               ParentVUE Acceptable Use Policy & User Agreement
               ParentVUE Guide for Parents

Parent Brochures for
MATH Strategies
(Click on your student's grade level)
Kindergarten Spanish
First Grade
First Grade Spanish
Second Grade
Second Grade Spanish
Third Grade
Third Grade Spanish
Fourth Grade
Fourth Grade Spanish
Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade Spanish

Student Accident Insurance Forms from Young Group
Click HERE for English
Click HERE for Spanish

Hollydale School Calendar

Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP)

School Improvement Info. Please take a moment to review!

Hollydale Elementary Beliefs

  • Hollydale students are unique and valuable and will be treated with dignity and respect.
  • All students can learn and will be provided equal opportunities for learning.
  • All students have the right to learn, acquire independent thinking skills, and develop positive self esteem in a safe, nurturing, risk-free environment.
  • High expectations result in optimum teaching and learning.
  • The educational process is the collaborative responsibility of students, teachers, parents, and community.
  • Learning is a life-long process.
  • Children are our greatest resource and they are our future.
  • Attendance Policy in English
  • Attendance Policy in Spanish