Welcome to
Nicholson Elementary!

Principal: Joan Johnson 
  Assistant Principal:
Wendy Rice

Where tomorrow's stars
are shining brightly today!!

Nicholson News and Announcements: 

Click here for the latest news from Mrs. Johnson!

No School - September 25th - 29th! 
All Cobb County schools will be closed for Fall Break from Monday, September 25th through Friday, September 29th.

Important Testing Schedule Changes!
Parents, In order to preserve a positive testing environment, we will not begin Iowa testing until Thursday, September 14 (for 3rd and 5th graders only). The entire schedule will simply shift back three days, with the new testing days scheduled for September 14th, 15th, 18th, and 19th.  We hope this one day buffer will allow time for our students to settle back into their routines and prepare for the IOWA after the four day break.

Fall Picture Day is near and we really encourage you to participate as this will be the photo that goes into the yearbook.  A large portion of the proceeds from picture sales is returned to our school as a fundraiser.  Our photography company does a great job and offers a wide range of backgrounds and customized products to give you more for your money.  To learn more about Fall Pictures, click the link below:         
A picture package will come home with your student on Thursday, September 7th or you can preview the order form at the link below:                      http://georgiaclassicimages.com/fall-samples/

Sprayberry HS Foundation Gala

Support the Sprayberry High School Foundation by attending their 2nd annual Hall of Fame Gala, Saturday, October 28th!  There will be a raffle and silent auction!  For more details, see the flyer below:
                          Hall of Fame Gala--Black and Gold Sting Fling

Thank You for our Boosterthon Success!
Wow!  We exceeded our goal!!  Students had such an awesome experience during the Glow Run on Friday, Sept. 1!!  Just a reminder that all pledges must be collected and returned by Friday, September 8.  Thank you to all our families for making this such a huge success!  Boosterthon proceeds will be used to purchase technology, academic programs and resources to enhance the educational experience of our students!

Summer Reading Information!                                    
Reading during the summer is important!  It helps students maintain, and even improve the reading progress made during the school year, and prevents 'summer academic slide'--the loss of academic skills during the summer months.  Cobb County Schools, Scholastic, and the Cobb County Public Library system are partnering to provide all the resources needed for parents and students to read and have fun this summer!  For more information, click here to go to the Media Center blog.

School Supply Lists
Please click on the link below for grade level information about supplies needed for the upcoming school year.   2017-2018 School Supply List

Visitor Check-In Procedure
Nicholson Elementary is piloting a new IPAD Visitor Check-in process in the front office. This new system will require ALL visitors to initially check in with their driver’s license, email and phone number. Once entered, a picture will be taken and a sticker will be printed out. This sticker will now replace the yellow stickers we have been using and has a QR code that will be scanned by the same IPAD in the front office upon your departure.

Nicholson is pleased to pilot this new process because it has proven to add another layer of safety and security for our students… Always our first priority.


Student Dismissal Transportation Changes
Dismissal is one of the most important times in our day.  We work hard to ensure that our students get to their afterschool destination safely.  We will not take transportation changes over the phone, via fax or via email.  This is a safety measure that we MUST enforce to keep your child safe.  The Nicholson Transportation Change form, with a signature, must be sent in with your student in order for us to change your student’s afternoon transportation.  If the student arrives in the morning without this form the parent/guardian must come into the front office to fill one out since a signature is mandatory. 

If you are picking up your student at dismissal and do not have a carpool tag, it is necessary for you to come into the front office and show identification before we can release the student into your custody.

All early dismissals or transportation changes must be received before 1:45 pm.

  New!! Car Rider Dismissal Expectations
Please review with your children!

1. Students are expected to be silent.

2. Students are expected to sit in their zone.

3. Students are expected to follow staff directions.

*Staff will be handing out Star Bucks during dismissal as positive reinforcement.

*If parents do not have their car tag, they are expected to come inside to sign out their child. This is to ensure your child’s safety.


Cobb County School District Magazine!


Read about some of the great things happening in our district!



Congratulations to our 2017 - 2018 Staff Members of the Year!

Teacher of the Year (TOTY): 
Ms. Beverly Brown

Support Person of the Year (SPOTY): 
Mrs. Kathleen Breen

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