Principal: Wanda Shue |
tomorrow's stars are shining brightly today!!
"Dig Into Reading' Summer Reading
Program!! Watch the video to see some of our own
Click here for
Summer Reading Information
Nicholson News and Announcements:
'Buzz-in' Entry System coming! In
early May a new 'buzz-in' door lock system will be installed
at the entrance of our school. This feature will
provide added security during school hours by keeping the
main entrance locked at all times except between 7:15 - 8:10
AM as students arrive at school. A door bell and
camera will alert office staff that a guest has arrived, and
once identified, they can be buzzed in to the school.
Please click on the link below to read more about this
system in a letter from Mrs. Shue.
Security System Information Letter from Mrs. Shue
Box Tops Raised
$1652.10 for 2012-2013
We want to thank all of you
who have kept an eye out for Box Tops on your household
purchases and so dutifully sent them in during this school
year. Those contributions raised over $1600 for the
students of Nicholson. What easy money! These
funds will be added to the PTA budget, and used to buy
resources for our school. Be sure to save them over
the summer -- we'll be collecting again next year!
2013-2014 Class Placement
It is so hard to believe that April is upon us and we
are beginning to make plans for 2013-14. As we begin
thinking about next school year, one of
the most important
things we do is class placement. It is our desire to
provide each child with excellent instruction in an
engaging, inviting and safe atmosphere. For this
reason, we carefully consider placement for each and every
Our purpose for sharing this with you is to review the
procedures for student placement. Much time and effort
is given to creating a heterogeneous blend of boys and girls
with consideration for learning styles, academics and
behavior. While our highly qualified teachers
subscribe to consistent standards, they have a variety of
delivery methods. To the best of our ability, we try
to match teacher with student. Current teachers,
administrators, counselors, and specialists thoughtfully
review each class list. This is a lengthy process
which is not really finalized until late in the summer or
even the day of Meet & Greet.
In past years, parents were encouraged
to submit letters or e-mails to administrators. To
streamline this process, we have created a Class Placement
form that we are asking you to use if you would like to give
input on placement. A link to the form can be found
Individual conferences with administration are not
necessary. With or without a Placement form, each
Nicholson student will be placed with great care. Your
child’s success is our goal, and we appreciate your
partnership with us on that!
Wanda Shue, Principal
Parent Input Form
The Vega Challenge
Have you heard about Vega?
Vega is Nicholson’s mascot and if you don’t know,
Vega is the brightest star in the northern constellation.
Beginning Monday, March 11, 2013, we are offering a
challenge (The Vega Challenge) for all 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
CRCT will be here before we know it and we all know that
every practice opportunity just helps us increase our
skills, fine tune our test taking strategies, and build the
confidence needed for doing our best on the test.
Your teachers have been hard at work creating
practice tests on the OAS (Online Assessment System) and we
are ready for you to go online and practice, practice,
The details for the challenge
can be found in the links below,
so let’s start practicing so that we can do our very best on
the CRCT and shine like “Vega”!
Vega's CRCT Challenge Scorecard
To all those wonderful Nicholson volunteers, we want to
thank you for all you do here at Nicholson. We currently
have logged 1,091 volunteer hours. Our goal is to log 3,000
by the end of the school year. On the volunteer sign-up on
the desk in the front lobby, all you have to do is record
your name and the hours you spent volunteering. We’ll
do the rest. Gradually, you will see our Volunteer-o-meter
rising higher and higher every week. Everything you do here
at Nicholson, whether big or small, helps make Nicholson
shine even brighter!
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found box is
overflowing!! Are your kids missing a coat, jacket or
sweater? Please be sure to stop by the Lost and
Found---which is located outside the cafeteria, across from
the Music room. AND---be sure at least your last name
is written in all your children's outerwear. If
they misplace it, it makes it easy for us to return it to
the right person!
Box Tops for Education
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Box
Tops coupons located a variety of popular products.
Did you know that each coupon is worth 10 cents for
Nicholson? Please help us earn 'free' money by
clipping these coupons and have your student return them to
the Media Center.
Common Core Georgia Performance
Cobb County Schools will be implementing a new set of
standards in August 2012. These standards, which were
developed from the Common Core State Standards, work to
ensure that all students are better prepared for college and
future careers. The Common Core standards also provide
students in different states with the same opportunities to
learn at high levels and reach towards higher standards.
For more information, please visit the following links:
Common Core Information Webpage
Informational Videos by Grade Level
Nicholson is a 'Steps to
We believe bullying is unfair and one-sided. It happens
when someone keeps hurting, frightening, threatening, or
leaving someone out, on purpose. Cobb County Schools
has designed a pamphlet to help parents and students
navigate the unclear roadways of behaviors that can be seen
as hurtful teasing or bullying behavior.
Click here to access
Fire Lane Violation Information
here for information from the Department of Public
Child Passenger Safety Law
Child passenger safety.
Child passenger safety booster seat.
Congratulations to our Staff
Members of the Year!
Teacher of the Year (TOTY): Ms. Jennifer Carusone
Support Person of the Year (SPOTY): Ms. Nancy