Welcome to
Nicholson Elementary!

Principal: Joan Johnson  |  Assistant Principal: Wendy Rice

Where tomorrow's stars are shining brightly today!!

Nicholson News and Announcements: 

School Bus 'Test Ride' for Kindergarten students -
Friday morning, July 31st
Here's an opportunity for your Kindergarten student to have a practice ride on the bus before the first day of school!  The buses will pick up students at their designated route times in the morning at the designated bus stops. You and your child will  ride to the school and then directly back home.  Don't forget---our Meet and Greet begins at 8:30 AM, so please bring your child back to Nicholson so that they can meet their teacher, see their classroom and get all the pertinent information to get your school year off to a good start!

              Find your Bus Stop Location and Schedule

Meet and Greet - Friday, July 31
If your child is entering Kindergarten through 5th grade, please join us on Friday, July 31 from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM for Meet and Greet.  This is your chance to meet your child's teacher and get important classroom information. Bus routes, After School Program and PTA information will also be available.                         

2015 - 2016 Supply List
The School supply list is ready---whenever you're ready to begin to think about Back-to-School!  Click on the link below to download the complete list for grades K through 5th.
                          2015 - 2015 School Supply List

Mega Sport Camp -- Saturday, July 25th  8:15 - 3:30 pm at Blackwell Elementary School ---For boys and girls entering 1st through 5th grades.
Football, basketball, soccer and cheerleading will be offered, and all the campers can choose two!

The Four Mega Points reinforced by the coaches during the day will be: Respect, Humility, Discipline and Integrity.

The cost per camper is $30 which includes Mega Sport Camp
t-shirt, water bottle and wristband, quality coaching and Chick-fil-A lunch!

                      Register today at tccchurch.com

Summer Reading Challenge                   
2015-Summer-Reading-Challenge-logoNicholson students are invited to participate in an attempt to break a summer reading minutes world record!  Every student has been registered in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and has been issued a username and password.  Minutes logged on the Summer Reading challenge website are added to the grand total,  The challenge runs from May 4 through September 4. For more information, see the link to the Summer Reading Information page below.  There is also a link to the Summer Reading Challenge website.

Summer Reading Information
Summer Reading Challenge

New and gently used books needed!

MUST Summer Lunch ProgramNicholson is conducting a book drive to support MUST Ministries’ summer lunch program.  Thousands of children in Cobb County receive lunch from MUST each weekday during the summer.  In addition, the lunch program also helps to promote literacy by giving each child a book on Fridays. 
How can you help?  Please consider donating books that your children no longer read. Books can be dropped off during summer office hours in the collection box in the lobby.

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.

Cobb County Now Hiring School Bus Drivers
This is a FANTASTIC Part-Time job with FULL-TIME BENEFITS!  Just a few of the great benefits of working in Transportation:

¨ Starting rate is $14.51/hour

¨ Health, Dental, Life, and Cancer Insurance

¨ Work days follow the Cobb County School Calendar

¨ Making a difference in a child’s life
Apply online:  www.ccsdbusdriver.com

After School Enrichment Clubs
The Nicholson Foundation selects and manages these clubs, and receives a portion of the tuition. These funds are used to purchase additional technology items that are specific to the academic needs of our students. Click the link below to the Nicholson Foundation blog to find a list of available clubs and registration information.
             Enrichment Club Information and Registration

District Direction for Continuous Improvement
                                  Click here

Nicholson Teacher Receives Cobb Schools Foundation Impact Grant!
Cynthia Pragovich was awarded the Teacher Impact Grant from The Cobb Schools Foundation.  Mrs. Pragovich wrote the grant to fund a Portable Writing Lab to provide the technology needed to meet the varied needs and learning differences of our special education population.  These portable word processors will enable students and teachers the opportunity to focus on direct writing goals without the obstacle of tedious handwriting errors and prepare students for the writing portion of the new Georgia Milestones Test.

Kroger Community Rewards
Nicholson is now officially enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards program.  Once you have gone online and enrolled YOUR Kroger Plus Card with Nicholson, EVERY TIME you use your card at checkout, all eligible purchases will earn our school a rebate!  Just for presenting your card like you normally do!  All it takes is about 5 minutes of your time to enroll.  See link below for instructions!
                Instructions on enrolling your Kroger Plus Card

Let’s Help Nicholson Stars Shine Brighter! Join Nicholson PTA!

Membership form

Attention Volunteers!                                      We will continue to log our volunteer hours this year. Please sign in and record your volunteer hours every time you visit Nicholson.  The volunteer sign-in sheet is located in the lobby next to the computer used for visitor badges.                            

Nicholson is a 'Steps to Respect' School
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 pamphlet.

Fire Lane Violation Information
Click here for information from the Department of Public Safety

Child Passenger Safety Law Changes
Child passenger safety. Child passenger safety booster seat.

Congratulations to our Staff Members of the Year!
Teacher of the Year (TOTY):  Mrs. Karen Hersey
Support Person of the Year (SPOTY):  Mrs. Sandie Frigerio

School & District Calendar
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