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1667593660599.pngNOVEMBER PARENT LETTER

 

Mableton Families:

 

Happy Fall! 🍁 Thanks for participating and enjoying our Trunk or Treat event on October 28th! 🍂 

 

Have you wondered about our Jaguars of the Week and Drop Everything and Celebrate parade? Every week each teacher selects a student from their class who has demonstrated good character, typically related to our Morning Meeting topics.  Some of the topics taught during Morning Meeting include, focusing attention and listening, following directions, identifying feelings, taking others’ perspective into consideration, and responding with compassion.  Once the student of the week is selected, his/her teacher sends in their information to the administrative team who then calls the parents of each Jaguar of the Week. The JOW also receives a certificate from his/her teacher and participates in the school wide Drop Everything and Celebrate parade on the last Friday of each month.  It’s one of the many ways we celebrate students at Mableton Elementary! 

 

Here’s what’s been happening:

  • Dr. Jones and Mrs. McCown (school counselors) celebrated 198 students who had perfect attendance during the first quarter of school with a Donut Party! 🍩
  • The Paint Love mural received it’s final touches by YOUR children!  Come check out the courtyard the next time you’re here to see it. 

 

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • 11/8, Tuesday:   No School/Election Day
  • 11/10, Thursday, at 6:00:  PTA & Multi-Cultural Night
  • 11/14, Monday:   Picture Retakes  
  • 11/15-11/17, Tuesday-Thursday: Family Thanksgiving Meals in the Café (See the Mableton Messenger/Sunday night CTLS parent message for details.)
  • 11/18, Friday: School-wide STEAM Day! 
  • 11/21-11/25:   Thanksgiving Holidays/No School
  • 12/1, Thursday at 6:00:  Share Bears Performance, Curriculum Night, & Merry Market Preview 

 

Please find reminders below:

 

  • School begins each day at 7:50.  
  • Label your child’s coats and jackets by writing their name inside so that if it’s lost it can be returned easily.  All Lost & Found items will be donated to charity in December. 
  • Please check our school website often for school related information and updates,  www.cobbk12.org/mableton.  

 

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Sincerely,

Pamela Cain, Ed. D. 

Principal, Mableton Elementary

https://twitter.com/MabletonES



1665680862988.pngOCTOBER PARENT LETTER

Mableton Families:

I hope your Fall Break was wonderful!  

Teachers have finalized grades and assessments for Quarter 1.   They are working on completing Report Cards for Conference Week! Please be sure to schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference with your child’s teacher for next week.  You can sign up through CTLS.   Each teacher has important information to share with you about your child’s academic progress.  They look forward to learning more about your child from you as well!  Remember – Every day during the week of October 17-21 is an Early Release Day.  Students will be dismissed 2 hours early.

 Here’s what’s been happening:

  • 3rd Graders did a great job with their Market Day on September 23rd.  They really expressed their creativity and understanding of economics. 
  • 5th Graders enjoyed their STEM Field Trip to the Mercedes Benz stadium on October 11th.
  • Kindergarten students experienced an amazing Market Day on October 12th!  They were able to share what they have learned about Goods & Services.  Thank you to our parent volunteers and Kindergarten teachers and paras for your support! 
  • The Jazzy Jaguar Choir, Ms. Shultz, and the Choir staff continue to show commitment to practices each Wednesday!
  • The Share Bears Musical Performance students, Ms. Shultz, and the Musical staff continue to show commitment to practices on Thursday. 

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • 10/17-10/21: Conference Week/Early Release Days/Book Fair
  • 10/17-10/21: Bus Driver Appreciation Week 
  • Thursday, 10/20: Kona Ice Truck will be here from 10-12pm
    1. Students may purchase a Kona Ice treat for $3.00, $4.00, or $5.00. *Cash Only*
  • 10/24-10/28:  Red Ribbon Week 
  • 10/28, Friday: Trunk or Treat from 6:00-7:30
  • 11/4-11/14:  The Star Lab will be here!
  • 11/8, Tuesday:  No School/Election Day
  • 11/10, Thursday:  PTA Curriculum Night & Multi-Cultural Night
  • 11/21-11/25:  Thanksgiving Holidays/No School

Please find reminders below:

  • If your child requires medication at school, has a health/medical condition, or a food allergy, especially peanut butter, notify Nurse Churchill promptly.  Her email address is Kimberly.churchill@cobbk12.org.
  • Transportation Changes:  There are two options for communicating PM transportation changes.  (1) Send in a written note to your child’s teacher.  (2) Email mabletonessupport@cobbk12.org with a copy of your ID.  Please DO NOT leave a voice message or email your child’s teacher with changes as those methods do not ensure receipt of the message nor ensure the proper identity of the sender.   
  • Please check our school website often for school related information and updates,  www.cobbk12.org/mableton.  

In addition to my monthly letters, please look for the Mableton Message in your inbox from CTLS every Sunday evening.   We are streamlining our CTLS Parent communication so that you receive all school-wide information once a week.   You will continue to receive district and teacher CTLS Parent messages separately. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Pamela Cain, Ed. D. 

Principal, Mableton Elementary

https://twitter.com/MabletonES


 

1665680863034.jpegSEPTEMBER PARENT LETTER

 

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Mableton Families:

 As the sixth week of school comes to an end, I am proud to say that students are adjusting well to their new grade level, teachers, schedules, behavior expectations, and new friendships!  Please keep the importance of school attendance and arriving on time as a priority so that your child has every opportunity for learning and growing.  Mableton students know that they have two main jobs while they are here:  #1 is to learn and you must listen to your teachers to do that successfully.  #2 is to be a Bucket Filler!   

I trust that you gained valuable information at Open House on September 1st.  If you were unable to attend, please visit your child’s teacher’s CTLS page to view the presentation.   

Here’s what’s been happening:

  • 1st and 3rd grade students completed the CoGAT last week.
  • 3rd and 5th grade students will wrap up the IOWA on Tuesday of next week. 
  • All students in 1st – 5th grade recently took the Reading Inventory (RI) and Math Inventory (MI) which provides information about their reading and math skills and knowledge.   Teachers will share this assessment data with you at your child’s conference during the week of October 17th.  Kindergarten students are currently in the process of taking these assessments.
  • The CCSD Code of Conduct has been reviewed with students by administrators.  If you have questions or concerns, you may view it here:  Section "J"-Students (cobbk12.org)

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • Q1 Progress Reports will be available for 4th and 5th grade students in ParentVue and StudentVue on 9/9/22. Keep in mind that this is a snapshot as of last week. For the most up to date grades, you (and your student) should review their gradebook weekly. 
  • 4th and 5th grade students will bring home a letter with their Spring 2022 Milestones scores in this week’s Friday/Gold folder.  
  • Q1 Progress Reports for Kindergarten – 3rd grade students will be sent home on Friday, September 9th
  • 3rd grade In-house Field Trip:  Diamond Dells on 9/20/22
  • Safety Village visits Kindergarten classrooms on 9/22/22
  • September Break/No School/No ASP: 9/26 – 9/30
  • Picture Day: October 7th
  • Conference Week/Early Release Days: 10/17-10/21 

Please find updates and reminders below:

  • If your child requires medication at school, has a health/medical condition, or a food allergy, especially peanut butter, notify Nurse Churchill promptly.  Her email address is Kimberly.churchill@cobbk12.org.
  • Please have your student take you on a tour of their CTLS Learn platform where you can see their class through your CTLS Parent account.
  • Transportation Changes:  There are two options for communicating PM transportation changes.  (1) Send in a written note to your child’s teacher.  (2) Email mabletonessupport@cobbk12.org with a copy of your ID.  Please DO NOT leave a voice message or email your child’s teacher with changes as those methods do not ensure receipt of the message nor ensure the proper identity of the sender.   
  • Please check our school website often for school related information and updates,  www.cobbk12.org/mableton.  

Sincerely,

Pamela Cain, Ed. D. 

Principal, Mableton Elementary

https://twitter.com/MabletonES

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August 12, 2022

 

Mableton Families:

It’s been an exciting start to the 2022-2023 School Year!  Thank you for sharing your children with us! The smiling faces and enthusiasm of so many young learners is invigorating!  During the first two weeks, students learned the rituals and routines for their classroom and school.  They learned how to be Bucket Fillers (& not bucket dippers).  Students in 1st-5th grades completed the Reading Inventory (RI) and the Math Inventory (MI).

Please find updates and reminders below:

  • Early Release Day, 8/22:  School ends two hours early.  Dismissal begins at 12:20. 
  • Save the Date for Open House! This is a chance to hear from your child’s teacher(s) about classroom expectations and procedures, preview Quarter 1 learning goals and standards, and participate in a question & answer session with your child’s teacher. 
    1. Thursday, September 1st
      • 5:00, Title I State of the School parent informational meeting in the Media Center.
      • 6:00, PTA Welcome & Meeting will be broadcasted in your child’s classroom.
      • 6:15-6:45, Session I in your child’s classroom.
      • 6:50-7:20, Session II in your other child’s classroom. 
  • Labor Day, 9/5:  NO SCHOOL
  • Visitors & Volunteers:  All visitors are required to show an I.D. before entering the building and will need to enter and exit through the front main lobby.  If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Gisela Escobedo our Parent Facilitator, gisela.escobedo@cobbk12.org
  • School Hours:  School begins at 7:50 AM (Drop-off is from 7:15-7:50).  If your child is tardy, please walk him/her to the front doors, scan the tardy QR code to sign him/her in, and ring the bell for an office staff member to open the doors for your student.  School ends at 2:10, at which time the dismissal process begins.  We do not accept early check-outs after 1:45. 
  • Transportation Changes:  Please do your best to stick with a routine for your child’s afternoon dismissal and minimize changing your child’s dismissal procedure as much as possible.   However, there are two options for communicating PM transportation changes if necessary: (1) Send in a written note to your child’s teacher.   (2) Email mabletonessupport@cobbk12.org with a copy of your ID.  Please DO NOT leave a voice message or email your child’s teacher with changes as those methods do not ensure receipt of the message nor ensure the proper identity of the sender.   
  • School Meals:  We serve breakfast and lunch to students each day.  Student meal prices for this school year are as follows; breakfast is $1.75 and the lunch is $3.25.  If your family would benefit from a free or reduced-price student meal, please complete an online application as soon as possible:  https://www.cobbk12.org/foodservices/page/47586/family-meal-application-information 

Please check our school website often for school related information and updates,  www.cobbk12.org/mableton.  

Sincerely,

1660577659760.jpegPamela Cain, Ed. D. 

Principal, Mableton Elementary

https://twitter.com/MabletonES

 


 

 

 

August Welcome Back Letter

Mableton Families:

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!  We are thrilled to embark on a year full of “Best Day Evers”!  If this is your family’s first year at Mableton, welcome to The Ultimate Learning Experience!  If your family is returning, welcome back!  

One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to keep an open line of communication between you and the teacher and the school.  There are TWO must-haves for school-home communication.  You need an active PARENTVUE account so that you can access important information regarding your children, such as the report card and attendance information.  You also need an active CTLS Parent account so that you can receive imperative information from your child’s teacher and the school.  For assistance with either account, contact patti.scollan@cobbk12.org or gisela.escobedo@cobbk.12org

Another significant thing to remember is the importance of routine for a child.  This includes daily and timely attendance at school.  School begins at 7:50 and dismissal begins at 2:10 each day.  Every minute of the school day is important to a child’s learning.  Please get your child to school on time by riding the school bus or joining the carpool line.  Find your child’s bus route here: Edulog WebQuery (cobbk12.org)

We serve breakfast and lunch to students each day.   Student meal prices for this school year are as follows; Breakfast is $1.75, and the lunch price is $3.25.  If your family would benefit from a free or reduced-price student meal, please complete an online application as soon as possible:  https://www.cobbk12.org/foodservices/page/47586/family-meal-application-information 

 

Many teachers and school staff use a professional social media account to share good news, school-related pictures, event reminders, celebrations, notifications related to school, and/or emergency notifications.  If you object to your child’s photo appearing in a school-related publication, please exert your right to the “objection procedure” by submitting a written letter to me within 10 days of enrollment. (See CCSD Family Information Guide for more information.)

In closing, please know that you are a valued member of your child’s educational experience, and we want to partner with you to help your child be successful.  Reach out to your child’s teacher(s), school counselor, the front office, or the administrative team when you have questions or concerns.  I’m looking forward to a great year full of “Best Day Evers”!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Pamela Cain, Principal