Welcome to
Nicholson Elementary!


Principal: Joan Johnson 
  Assistant Principal:
Wendy Rice

Where tomorrow's stars are shining brightly today!!


Nicholson News and Announcements: 

2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our
2016-17 School Choice webpage.

Talent Show Information:
The Nicholson Talent Show is just around the corner. There has been a correction on the PTA calendar. Dress Rehearsal is Friday, February 26th @ McCleskey Middle School. The Talent Show is Friday, March 4th @ McCleskey. Doors open at 6:00pm. If you have any questions please feel free to email Julie Hughie: momand2monsters@yahoo.com. There is also a link below to the Talent Show Guidelines. Please be sure to review them. It's going to be a GREAT show!!
                          Talent Show Guidelines

PANCAKE BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT
TYSON GRIGGS
Saturday,  February 13
th 8 AM-11 AM
Kell High School Cafeteria

Tyson Griggs is a second grader at Keheley Elementary.  Tyson suffered a stroke while in recovery from brain surgery.  While he has improved, he is still in the hospital and will be for several more weeks.  Please join us in helping raise funds for his medical expenses on Saturday, February 13th, from 8AM until 11AM in the Kell High School Cafeteria for

ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES and SAUSAGE all for just a $5 mimimun donation.

 Hour of Code: An Introduction to Computer Programming!
     We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.  An unprecedented coalition of partners have come together to support the Hour of Code, too — including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the College Board.
     That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
     Our Hour of Code is a statement that Nicholson is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. The activities they will be doing will give them an introduction into how computer programming works using coding.  They will use age appropriate self-guided tutorials to build their own games such as Star Wars, Minecraft, and Frozen.

See https://code.org/learn for details or to try it at home!

 

YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW! We are busy taking lots and lots of photos to fill the pages of the 2015-2016 Nicholson Yearbook. Yearbooks are a great way to forever preserve memories that are made here at Nicholson. For an order form, please just click on the link below, print and fill out the order form, and send the form and payment in to reserve your copy today!

                              Yearbook Order Form

    Sign in to Microsoft Online Services
Cobb County School district is able to offer Office 365 to all Cobb County students and their families--free of charge!!  Cobb County students may download the full version of Microsoft Office and familiar Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office 365 is a user-based service and allows each student to install Microsoft Office on up to five PCs or Macs and five mobile devices (including iPads). In addition, access to Microsoft Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones is available. (Office Mobile applications are included with all Windows phones.) Click here for more information about Office 365. Parents should have already received an e-mail invitation to download Office 365.  If you did not receive the e-mail or need help downloading, please contact Lisa Messinger for more information. 

 

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

District Direction for Continuous Improvement
                                  Click here

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

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.                            

Congratulations to our Staff Members of the Year!
Teacher of the Year (TOTY):  Mrs. Michele Myers
Support Person of the Year (SPOTY):  Mrs. Ashley Reid

School & District Calendar
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