Welcome to
Nicholson Elementary!


Principal: Joan Johnson  |  Assistant Principal: Missy Shackelford

Where tomorrow's stars are shining brightly today!!

Nicholson News and Announcements: 

County Wide Registration Day, July 17, 2014
Student Registration at Nicholson is Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cobb County requires 5 documents for enrollment. Please be sure to bring ALL documents with you to registration:
1) Certificate of Immunization
2) Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutritional Screening
3) Proof of Birth Date
4) Proof of Residency (two)
5) Social Security Number

Please Click Here for More Information

Meet and Greet Dates and Times
Grades 1-5: Friday, August 1  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Kindergarten: Saturday, August 2  9:00-10:30

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Supply List
Shopping for school supplies?  Click the link below to find out what  your child will need for the upcoming school year!
                         2014-15 Supply List

Summer Office Hours
From June 2 until July 25, the school office will be open during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 4PM
Friday:  All CCSD schools and offices are closed.
On Monday, July 28, all Cobb County schools and offices will resume the normal Monday - Friday schedule.

Summer Reading Information!
    The Nicholson Media Center will be open for student checkout this summer, each Wednesday from NOON till 3:00, from May 28th till June 25th.  Nicholson students are welcome to check out books, but must be accompanied by an adult.
    Be sure to check the Media Center blog for suggested reading lists, reading logs, activity sheets, and lots of other resources to make summer reading fun and easy!
    Summer is a time for relaxation, so let your children choose books that are most interesting to them---we want to make reading FUN!!  They won't even realize it's keeping them sharp for the next school year!

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 elgible 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

2014-15 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications will be available beginning February 10, 2014.  For more information, please see our 2014-15 School Choice website.

Purchase of New Writing Program Proposed
    
PTA is proposing  to amend the instructional materials portion of the budget to provide funds for the purchase of materials for a new writing program that is being made available to the teachers.       The Units of Study in Writing Series by Lucy Calkins is a writing workshop curriculum. The curriculum reflects the latest research in writing, and will bring coherence and continuity to our school’s elementary writing program.   
    
 If you would like more information about these materials, please visit the link below:

 http://www.unitsofstudy.com/writing-grade-by-grade/default.asp

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

·         All classrooms with 100% membership will receive a POPCORN PARTY.

·         The classroom with the most memberships will receive  a PIZZA PARTY

·         Your child’s Family name will be placed in a membership tree that will be displayed in the main hallway.

·         Your family will get a Nicholson 2013-2014 PTA Calendar

Membership Drive Incentives begins: December 6th thru December 17th, 2013.

Click on link below for a membership form.

 

Membership form

Georgia Parent Survey
This survey, conducted by the Georgia Department of Education will be used to calculate a 'School Climate Star Rating' within the College and Career Performance Index--the new index by which all schools in Georgia are evaluated.  Please click on the link below for a letter from Mrs. Johnson with more information about the survey.  The survey may be accessed by the second link below.

Letter from Mrs. Johnson
Parent Survey

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.                            

Spirit Day every Friday!!  (New this year!!)
This year we'll be celebrating our Nicholson school spirit by wearing a Nicholson shirt OR the Nicholson school colors--blue and silver--every Friday!  Chick-Fil-A biscuit sales will be held one Friday per month.

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. Lisa Gagnon
Support Person of the Year (SPOTY):  Mrs. Jill Colacicco

School & District Calendar
Add the CCSD Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.