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

Tisha Lowery and Ms. Jenkins


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 http://archive.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=321130

Article about using Lexile numbers and summer reading loss.
http://www.lexile.com/using-lexile/summer-reading/

National Summer Learning Association
http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=know_the_facts

Brian Williams discusses summer reading loss for low economic families compared to middle income families
http://www.americanreading.com/videos/summer-learning-loss/


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.

Electria Barnes and State School Superintendent, John Barge


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!


Vision:
Empowering students to know, to believe, and to become.

Mission:
Our Sanders learning community is passionate about developing independent problem solvers, effective communicators, and lifelong learners who will succeed in a diverse world

Core Values:
Collective responsibility
Achievement
Respect
Emphasis on creative problem solving


Beliefs:

  • We believe in a respectful community that emphasizes life skills to promote a safe and accepting learning environment.
  • We believe teachers, family and community support is critical to student and school success.
  • We believe in a constant and purposeful focus on achievement for students to attain their personal best.
  • We believe in cultivating a positive environment where students learn to creatively solve problems.

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Special Education and Special Student Services resources and contact information http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/specialstudents/

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.
http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/title1/FlexibleLearningPrograms.pdf

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