Welcome to Sanders Elementary
Principal: Rebecca Jenkins
Asst. Principal: Haroldeen Swearingen
Download the 2014-2015 Supply Lists
Sanders Standard Dress Attire:
Pants: Khaki, Black, Navy
Collared Shirts: Blue, Yellow, White
A Message from Dr. Barbara Swinney,
Area 1 Assistant Superitendent
Please allow me the opportunity to thank you for your attendance and participation at the first Area 1 School-Community
Roundtable Discussion held on Saturday, May 10. I was simply overwhelmed by your enthusiasm and support for OUR schools. It’s
clear that we serve a community dedicated to ensuring that our students are prepared for their best future and committed to
doing what it takes to make a difference. As I stated on Saturday, there is certainly a momentum shift in support of our schools
and community, and now is the time to create what we’d like to see us become! Remember, before there was the iPhone, there was
no iPhone! With all hands on deck, moving in the same direction, there is no doubt that we can be the place where others come
to get ideas; where kids come to grow and learn; and where progressive thinking and innovation are is our mode of operation!
I look forward to sharing ideas and providing more details regarding the vision and plans for changing the landscape of education
in Area 1.
Find a thriving community and you’ll likely find thriving schools; the reverse of this notion is true as well!
Thank you for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve,
Dr. Barbara L. Swinney
CRCT Re-test Contingency Plan
Re-test Plan A (Original)
CRCT re-testing will take place from May 16-May 21. All schools will re-test Reading on Day 1, Math on Day 2, with make-ups on Day 3. Within the day
assigned, schools will have the flexibility to re-test at times that best accommodate the students. For those students requiring
it, later bus transportation may be available on May 20 and 21 due to the scheduled early release times on those days.
Re-test Plan B (Contingency)
In the event that CRCT scores are not returned in time to complete re-testing before the last day of school, CRCT
re-testing will take place on May 22, 23 and 27. Reading will take place on May 22 and Math re-tests will take
place on May 23. Students will be provided transportation on May 22 and 23, but transportation will not be provided on the
makeup day May 27. Each school will develop a plan for this re-test administration, as well as opportunities to accommodate
students who may finish testing before transportation is available to take them home.
Congratulations to Tisha Lowery
Sanders' Teacher of the Year
2014 - 2015
Read, Read, Read over the summer!
Participate in the Georgia Department of Education's Summer Reading Challenge.
Read more about the challenge!
The Cobb County Library Media Department and Cobb Public Libraries have teamed to create all of the materials you need
for a successful summer of reading.
Read the instructions and download items.
Interested in the benefits of summer reading? Browse the links
below to discover the importance of summer reading.
Atlanta ranked 4th across the nation in literacy
Article about using Lexile numbers and
summer reading loss.
National Summer Learning Association
Brian Williams discusses summer reading
loss for low economic families compared to middle income
Congratulations to our very own Electria Barnes.
She received a Certificate of Appreciation for the 2014 State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council. The ceremony took
place at the Georgia Department of Education on May 5, 2014.
Summer Math and Reading Camp
"Jump into Common Core"
Sanders Summer 2014 Math & Reading
Camp will expose students to the Common Core Standards in
an interactive and engaging way. Students will work in
rotations focused on Number Talks, Problem Solving, and
Literature based lessons integrated with writing, and games to
reinforce skills. The camp will run from July 14- July 24,
2014 from 9:00-12:00PM. The camp is open to the
students of Sanders Elementary School who will be in grades 1-5
during the 2014-2015 school year. Students will be allowed to
bring a snack from home and parents MUST provide
transportation. Please look for flyers to come home soon and we
look forward to seeing you in July!
Empowering students to know, to believe, and to become.
Our Sanders learning community is passionate about developing
independent problem solvers, effective communicators, and
lifelong learners who will succeed in a diverse world
on creative problem solving
believe in a respectful community that emphasizes life skills to
promote a safe and accepting learning environment.
believe teachers, family and community support is critical to
student and school success.
believe in a constant and purposeful focus on achievement for
students to attain their personal best.
believe in cultivating a positive environment where students
learn to creatively solve problems.
Download Peachcare brochures and applications here.
Special Education and Special Student Services resources and contact information
Sanders Elementary has been identified as a Focus school according to the definition contained in the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA) waiver granted to the State of Georgia in February of 2012. Focus schools must offer a Flexible Learning Program
(FLP) designed to increase academic achievement. The Sanders Elementary FLP program addresses the subject of math. The FLP program will
provide afterschool tutoring to identified students from the DCP Education, LLC (a Sylvan franchise). All of the instruction will be
conducted by certified teachers. If you have more questions about the Flexible Learning Program or the ESEA waiver please click on the link below.