tomorrow's stars are shining brightly today!!
Nicholson News and Announcements:
Student Placement 2014-2015
If you have information you would like
to share regarding your child's placement for the 2014-2015
school year, please download the Placement
Form and turn in the hard copy to the front
office no later than May 2,2014.
School Council Nominees Needed
Dear Parents of our Nicholson Stars,
It is time
to elect new School Council members!! We need your help! If
you would be interested in serving on the council for a
commitment, the nominations deadline is April 23rd.(
The forms are available in the front office). Council
members are made up of 3 parents of currently enrolled
students and 2 business owners. If you know of anyone or
you, yourself, would like to be considered, please submit
the forms to the office on or before April 23rd.
nominees’ names will be displayed on the front door on April
25th, and voting will take place on May 9th.
Please come by anytime on the 9th and cast your
ballot for our new council!
It is with your help and support that our school will
continue to be the wonderful place that it is! Thank you for
your consideration in joining our team!
With Kids in Mind,
Joan L. Johnson
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!
enrolling your Kroger Plus Card
2014-15 School Choice
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
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:
Let’s Help Nicholson Stars Shine Brighter! Join
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.
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
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.
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
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): Mrs. Lisa Gagnon
Support Person of the Year (SPOTY): Mrs. Jill Colacicco