Powers Ferry Elementary School

Dr. Patrice Jones, Principal   |   Mrs. Karen Carstens, Asst. Principal

403 Powers Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770-578-7936
Fax: 770-578-7938

Welcome to Powers Ferry ES



You are invited to a Special
Thanksgiving Lunch!
Only $3.75 per guest
Please arrive 5 minutes before your student's regular lunch time.

Tuesday, November 14th
Special Needs Preschool
1st Grade
Kindergarten
2nd Grade

Wednesday, November 15th
5th Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade



Congratulations to our #PAWsome students!
We enjoyed celebrating all of our academic,
attendance, and terrific kids today!
 Parents, thank you so much for all you do
to encourage continued success!


Spirit Night at Marietta Martial Arts - Star Wars Night

Our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering a Parent's Night Out for our students.  100% of the proceeds will be donated back to your elementary school!  The event runs from 6-9:30 pm on October 27th.  For your convenience there are three different Fridays available at any of the three Marietta Martial Arts locations.  Students will play exciting Star Wars themed games, eat pizza, and can come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character.  MMA will donate all of the fees back to you elementary school and the cost is only $20 for the 1st family member, $10 for the second, and $5 for the third or more.  All students are invited to join in the fun! 

If you have any questions, please call Marietta Martial Arts at 770.321.1371.
REGISTER NOW at www.MariettaMartialArts.com and click on “Events” then “Spirit Night – Fall”

https://www.mariettamartialarts.com/spirit-night---fall.html


October 23 - 27
Red Ribbon Week is an exciting time for Powers Ferry students to learn the importance of making healthy choices.   Students will sign a pledge poster to "Say No!" to harmful drugs and alcohol.

Monday: I pledge to be drug free! Wear Red
Tuesday: "Hats Off" to being drug free! Wear a hat!
Wednesday: My future is bright! Wear bright colors!
Thursday: Be all you can be - drug free! Wear green!
Friday: Team up against drugs! Wear your favorite team shirt!



We can't wait to see all of our Powers Ferry families at our Fall Festival!
Game Booths, Trick or Treating, & Haunted Gym
Saturday, October 21
11:00 am - 1:00pm


Karen


Powers Ferry Summer Bridge Camp
This summer Powers Ferry Elementary: June 5th - 15th @ 8:00 - 12:00 will hold a summer bridge camp for Rising Kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders. Please click on the picture and complete the survey to register.
summer camp
Click Here to see more information about camp.


Title I Parent Survey

Parents, please take a moment to complete our brief survey. Click the picture below.

your voice matters


STEM Night

Come and get inspired at the Powers Ferry STEM Night! April 13th @ 6:30-8:00. We will have a variety of activities for the entire family. We look forward to seeing you here. Click the STEM link below for more info.
STEM

STEM activities are alive at Powers Ferry

 


Thank you Engineering for Kids
of Metro Atlanta!
EFK
We would like to thank Engineering for Kids of Metro Atlanta for sponsoring an 8 week course for students in 3rd - 5th grade each Friday during our clubs.


It's FREE Movie Time at Powers Ferry

click the link below

Movie Night Sign-up Sheet


movie night
This Event is Sponsored by:
Faith Forward


 

Please Join Us for...
Spirit Night at


Zaxbys Spirit Night


 

International Night 2017International Night

Thursday, March 9th @ 6:30 - 8:00
Come out and enjoy an international night of celebration in dance, food, and other presentations by our students and special guests.

~Book Fair open from 6:00-8:00 during International Night~


admit 2017-18 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 1, 2017 on the District website. For more information, please

see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage.

Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx


 

 

 

 

searchParents of tutoring students

Want to discuss your child's Milestones results from 2016?

Want to learn more about why your child was selected for tutoring?

Want to find out ways to help your child at home?

Even if you have already spoken with Mrs. Clinton or your child's teacher regarding tutoring, please sign up to attend a session. We will review your child's Milestones and it will be very beneficial for you to attend one of the offered sessions.

Session options:
Friday, Feb 3
rd @ 9:00 am
Tuesday, Feb 7
th @ 1:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 9
th @ 3:45 pm (tutoring begins on this day)
Thursday, Feb 9
th @ 6:30 pm (during the Valentines Dance)

Please sign up for a session here. If you sign up for a session we will have your child's score report ready for our meeting!

This will count as 1 hour of volunteer time for your child's Parent Involvement Incentive.


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School Closed December 21st through January 4th.

Holiday Day Camps

What are your plans for the Winter Holiday Break?

While the kids are out of school our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering Day Camps. 
Let the kids come hang with MMA while school is out.  The days will be planned with fun karate games - like ninja dodge ball and kung fu tumbling.

Camp is available
various days starting December 22nd and going through January 4th. Join us for all the days or pick just one day! Go to www.MariettaMartialArts.com and click on the "Camps" at the top of the page.
https://mariettamartialarts.webconnex.com/Camp_Before_Christmas



Come Join Us on Nov. 17th For...
what is testing
Please click HERE for more information.


thanksgiving lunch

Wednesday and Thursday, November 16th & 17th. Please click each day above to see specific times.


Powers Ferry Winter Spirit Wear
spirit wear If you are interested in buying PF spirit wear please click here. All orders are due by November 13. You make all choices and payments online. Spirit wear will be shipped to the school and distributed.
 
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red ribbon week
Please click here


fall festival 2016
October 22nd from 11:00am - 1:00pm
Come out and Enjoy the Fun!



Parent-Teacher Conference Week
&
Book Fair
The week of October 17th - 21st is conference week. This week is a great chance to hear about the progress that your student has made thus far, and the strategies that will help to continue steady progress.
parent teacher conference



Content Acquistion Public Review

The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3-12 English Language Arts and K-12 ESOL.
Click on the link for more information:
http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/learningresources/

math mania2016
October 4th (K & 1st), October 5th (2nd & 3rd), and October 7th (4th & 5th) all sessions: 8:30am - 10:30am
All Parents and Guardians are encouraged to attend Math Mania. Math Mania is a time to learn about the math being taught in your child's classroom.



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picture day
Please support Powers Ferry's Fall Picture Day on Sept. 9th by purchasing picture packets of your student for yourself and family members. By making this important purchase, you are helping to support our school.


Zaxbys
Back to School Bash
at
Zaxby's
Zaxby's on Lower Roswell Rd is a supporter and one of our Partners in Education. We will have a Back to School Bash this Saturday, Aug. 13th from 11:00am - 3:00pm
come out for fun and discounts on kid's meals.



first day
Monday, August 1st beginning at 7:15

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Paint Powers Ferry

We are looking forward to a bright school year. Parents please volunteer to help paint our hallways, this Saturday, July 16th from 8:00 - 12:00. Click here to sign up.

sneak
Sneak-A-Peek
The summer is almost over. Students are looking forward to meeting their new teachers. Come out to Sneak-A-Peak 2016, July 28th from 8:30 - 10:30. Parents will have an opportunity to purchase school uniforms, learn bus routes, sign-up for ASP, PTA and more.


Powers Ferry Summer Bridge Camp

This summer Powers Ferry Elementary: June 20th - 30th @ 8:00 - 12:00 will hold a summer bridge camp for Rising Kindergartners. Please click on the picture and complete the survey to register.
summer camp
Click here to see more information about camp.

Rising Kindergarten Screening

kindergarten screening
Parents of rising kindergarten please click on the picture above to sign-up for a time to bring your student in for screening. This screening will assist our teachers in knowing how to best serve your child.

Powers Ferry Field Day

field day
It is that time of year for our annual Powers Ferry Elementary Field Day! The fun will happen on Friday, May 13th from 8:20-1:45. This year there will be a mix of competitive and non-competitive events and conclude with an exciting relay race! We would love to have you volunteer for all or part of the day, lunch and breakfast will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49aaad2d6-field or contact me at anthony.hall@cobbk12.org if you have any questions. Please make sure your child has comfortable clothing such as shorts, socks, and sneakers for Field Day. Please avoid sandals, flip flops and Crocs. Wearing sunscreen and a hat is highly encouraged. Thanks and we are looking forward to a great day!!!

Teacher Appreciation Week
We are excited to be celebrating teachers during the week of May 2nd - 6th. Please click on the link below to see how you too can celebrate Powers Ferry teachers.
Teacher Appreciation Information


Powers Ferry Fundraiser with
Tiger Rock
Parents, Tiger Rock will be hosting a parents' night out event on, April 30th in which the proceeds will come back to our school. Parents are encouraged to participate in this fundraiser by taking some time for yourself and dropping your students off at Tiger Rock for fun activities.
Just click on the link to Register


PTA Meeting Nomination of New Board Members
Please join us on Wednesday, April 13th @ 2:45 in the media center.


AdvancED Survey
Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey. The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents' opinions about our school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis. Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. You may use any personal device to complete this survey. The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open until April 29th. The link to access the survey is: http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913

AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site review of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.


Online Milestones Parent Meeting

testing Do you want to learn more about the Milestones test coming Apr. 13 - Apr. 19?

Click Here
to learn more


Spirit Night at Marietta Martial Arts

kung fu
Kung Fu Panda Night
Our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering a Parent's Night Out for Powers Ferry students.  100% of the proceeds will be donated back to Powers Ferry!  The event will be on Friday, March 25th from 6-9:30 pm at MMA's East Lake location on Roswell Road.  Students will play exciting Kung Fu Panda themed games, eat pizza, and can come dressed as their favorite character. The cost is only $20 for the 1st family member, $10 for the second, and $5 for the third or more.  All Powers Ferry students are invited to join in the fun!

InternationalInternational Night Night

Thursday, March 3rd @ 6:30 - 8:00
Come out and enjoy an international night of celebration in dance, food, and other presentations by our students and special guests.


2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning Feb. 1, 2016 on the district website. For more information, please see the 2016-2017 School Choice webpage.


Valentine's Day Dance

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When: Feb. 4th              Time: 6:30 - 8:00
Tickets will be sold at the door.


Parent Literacy Afternoons

parent reading

Learn ways you can support your child and strengthen their reading.

Come and join us in the Media Center from 3:00 - 4:30

Kindergarten and First Grade Parents - Thursday, January 28th
Second and Third Grade Parents - Thursday, February 11th
Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents - Thursday, February 25th


soccerSoccer Camp

Here at Powers Ferry, our business partner Southern Soccer Academy is offering a FREE soccer camp to our students on Wednesdays throughout the remainder of the year from 2:30-3:30 in the afternoon.  Each grade level will have a designated month.  Please look for the soccer forms to come home with your child in order to sign up for this exciting activity.
2nd Grade Dates: Feb. 3rd, 10th, and 24th
1st Grade Dates: March 2nd, 9th, and 16th
Kindergarten Dates: April 13th, 20th, and 27th

Six Flags Logo
Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school's deadline (Tuesday, February 23, 2016) is eligible for one free admission ticket valid at Six Flags Over Georgia.
Click Below:
Parent Letter - English
Reading Log - English
Parent Letter - Spanish
Reading Log - Spanish


New Long Sleeve Polos

Our Powers Ferry long sleeve polos have come in and can be purchased to wear during the colder months of winter and early spring. These polo shirts would be a nice addition to the student uniforms. Click on the school uniform link to order or come in to purchase one.


skate
Powers Ferry Night at Sparkles of Smyrna
Thursday, Jan. 28th @ 5:30 - 9:00
Click Here for more information.


Math Mania

All Parents and Guardian are invited to attend Math Mania. Math Mania is a time to learn about the upcoming math standards being taught in your child's classroom. You can bring yoru child to this event and play math games that go along with the standards. 

Thursday, Jan. 21st for 4th Grade & 5th Grade (3:00 - 4:00)
4th Grade Schedule:        3:00 - 3:30 - Media Center
                                               3:30 - 4:00 - 4th Grade Classrooms
5th Grade Schedule:        3:00 - 3:30 - 5th Grade Classrooms
                                               3:30 - 4:00 - Media Center 

Thursday, Jan. 7th
for Kindergarten & 1st Grade (3:00 - 4:00)
Kindergarten Schedule:  3:00 - 3:30 - Media Center
                                               3:30 - 4:00 - Kindergarten Classrooms
1st Grade Schedule:        3:00 - 3:30 - 1st Grade Classrooms
                                               3:30 - 4:00 - Media Center

Thursday, Jan. 14th for 2nd & 3rd Grade (3:00 - 4:00)
2nd Grade Schedule:      3:00 - 3:30 - Media Center
                                               3:30 - 4:00 - 2nd Grade Classrooms
3rd Grade Schedule:        3:00 - 3:30 - 3rd Grade Classrooms
                                               3:30 - 4:00 - Media Center


STEM Night

Come and get inspired at the Powers Ferry STEM Night! January 14th @ 6:30. Will will have a variety of activities for the entire family. Please click on the flyer below is see more information.
STEM Night Flyer
STEM Night Flyer - Spanish
STEM Night Flyer - Portuguese
STEM


cold or flu pic 

It's the most wonderful time of the year! However, it is also cold and flu season...

How can you determine whether your child has a cold or the flu? The symptoms can be very similar, but flu symptoms are typically much more intense and severe. Symptoms for each are below: 

Cold
:

  • runny or stuffy nose
  • low or no fever
  • mild headache
  • mild fatigue (or tiredness)
  • mild cough
  • sore throat

Flu:

  • runny or stuffy nose
  • high fever that comes on quickly (over 101.0 degrees)
  • severe headache
  • extreme fatigue (tiredness)
  • cough (sometimes severe with breathing difficulty)
  • sore throat
  • chills
  • body aches
If your child exhibits symptoms of the flu, it is very important to keep them home from school. If a fever over 101.0 last for 24 hours, have your child seen by a doctor. If your child has breathing difficulty, is not able to drink fluids, appears excessively tired, or is excessively irritable with the above symptoms, take your child to the ER. If the doctor determines that your child has the flu, there is medication that the doctor can prescribe to decrease the severity and duration of the illness.

FYI---it is not too late to get your flu shot! And, be sure to practice good hand-washing technique to decrease the risk of catching a cold or flu.

Please remember, your child must be fever-free (with no fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours before returning to school!

Credit:  CDC. http://cdc.gov/flu

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