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 Every Day is a Great Day at Abbotts Hill!



ESSA: Public Hearing Session Hosted by Fulton County Schools

The Fulton County Board of Education strongly encourages parents, educators, and community members to attend the Georgia Department of Education’s Public Feedback Session listed below. This is an opportunity to impact the educational experiences of all students in Fulton County. There are only eight public feedback sessions being held statewide and Fulton County Schools is honored to be hosting one of these events.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
North Learning Center
450 Northridge Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30350

Let your voice be heard by attending this event and/or submitting your ideas and comments to essa@doe.k12.ga.us. All eight public feedback sessions are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For full details click this link: ESSA: Developing a Plan for Georgians, By Georgians or go to www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/ESSA.

​Click HERE​ for information from Fulton County Schools.
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Enrichment Clusters Fall 2016

Enrichment Clusters will begin this month, on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Here are the dates for our Clusters. They will take place from 7:50 – 8:50 am.

· Wednesday, Sept. 21
· Wednesday, Sept. 28
· Wednesday, Oct. 5
· Thursday, Oct. 13
· Wednesday, Oct. 19
· Wednesday, Nov. 2
· Wednesday, Nov. 9
· Wednesday, Nov. 16

This week during lunch, students will be watching a video of all the Clusters. At the end of the week, they will then choose their 3 favorites for this session.

Please join us in November for our Enrichment Cluster Showcase, Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This is a wonderful evening experience where your child will show you what they did during their Cluster!

Here’s to a GREAT learning year at Abbotts Hill!

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FUN RUN Fundraiser is back this year!

Fun Run event will be held on September 23rd! Funds raised will go toward the purchase of additional iPads and Personalized Learning Technology. The Boosterthon theme for this year is “Backyard Box Office,” a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. Production crews traveled the country to bring our students movies about real kids dedicated to making people’s lives better.


Chorus registration packets will be available very soon to all interested 4th and 5th Grade Singers. Rehearsals will be held in the Music Room on Wednesday afternoons from 2:20 - 3:30pm starting in mid September. The school master calendar is still being set and soon we will have all the information that we need to distribute all of the packets. You can look for the Chorus registration packets soon in your students Friday folder.

Parents, please be thinking about how you might assist the chorus this coming school year. We will need parents for rehearsal check-in, parent check-out following rehearsal, concerts, rehearsal packets and CDs, celebration parties and lots more for all the adults who love the chorus here at Abbotts Hill. It takes many willing hands to help the chorus to be successful. Let me know now if you might be interested in helping us.

Looking forward to singing!!!

Claudia Tschupp Akridge

K- 5 Music Specialist

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Please Join us on Sept. 29, 2016 (if your last name starts with A-L) or Sept. 30, 2016 (if your last name starts with M_Z) at 7:00 am in our Cafeteria. To spend time enjoying some Coffee and Donuts with your child. Everyone is welcome and we are looking forward to seeing all our Dad's here on this to mornings.


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Everyone is invited on October 4, 2016 from 5:00pm-8:00pm, to join us at Pollo Tropical on State Bridge Road, for our first Abbotts Hill Spirit Night of this school year. Come out and enjoy the evening with your friends and family while enjoy a nice dinner together!

We will see you there! 


Start Saving Those Box Tops!

We will have our first Box Tops collection in October. Box Tops can be found on many everyday household and food products such as Cheerios, Kleenex, Ziploc, Yoplait and over 300 other products. A complete list can be found at www.btfe.com. Questions? Please email Wendy Christerson at wchristerson@gmail.com.



The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program. The Reflections program is a school wide thru national artistic program that is designed to enhance quality arts education where students Pre- K -12th grades explore and prepare original individual forms of art work using this year’s theme: “What Is Your Story?” Students may submit works in any of six arts areas: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. The deadline for submissions is September 28th. Watch for more information coming home soon in your child’s folder.



Abbotts Hill will hold its Reflections Ceremony in the Learning Commons on

October 19, 2016 at 7:00 am. To honor all our students that have participate in the

Reflections program this school year, Please come out on this day and look at all the projects created by our talented students at Abbotts Hill.


Order your Abbotts Hill Yearbook online here.

Have a great back-to-school photo? Submit it for the yearbook!

If you have a great photo of your child getting on the bus, at the bus stop with friends, or even holding their backpack...we will try to put it in the yearbook for you!

Please send the highest resolution possible to AHEyearbook@gmail.com

Reminder: if you joined the AHE PTA at the $60 or $80 level, your yearbooks have already been ordered.




As you may be aware, Abbotts Hill Elementary is part of the Fulton County Charter School System. One of the components of our new school strategies is to provide Schoolwide Enrichment Module training for our teachers. This training will take place on Early Release Days.

Below are the Early Release Days for Abbotts Hill ES

November 10, 2016

December 8, 2016

January 12, 2017

Please make sure you have made arrangements for your students

to be picked up from school no later then 12:20 pm and that you have filled out the form stating how our child is going home these days. Please get this information back to your teachers as soon as possible.


 Hilltop Happenings


Are you receiving a copy of the Hilltop Happenings via email?

If not, please make sure we have your current email informaton, child's name, Teacher, Your name and your email address and give it to Mrs. King in the front office. You will begain receving the most up to date information from Abbotts Hill and PTA immediately!

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School wide Enrichment Model Program Information and Dates - Updated School Enrichment Model Date and Information and the introduction of 2 new Abbotts Hill Programs is listed below.  "Where in the World is Jazzy Jan?" program is available now available on the website.  Information about the Lunch and Learn program will be made available soon. 

School Wide Enrichment Program


"Where in the World is Jazzy Jan?"  -  Would you like to share more about your families culture? Please consider submitting a very short video (3 to 5 minutes).  Details about this exciting opportunity and video submission form are below:

 Where in the world is Jazzy Jan? - Video Information

Jazzy Jan Video Submission Form


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College and Career Ready

Performance Index


CCRPI stands for College and Career Ready Performance In-dex. There are a number of performance indicators for our school to meet these goals. For more information go to http:// CCRPI.gadoe.org

This year we are asking for parent volunteers of various careers to come in and talk about their college and career experience on the morning news. Sign-up will be available online. Just click on the link below to fill out the form.

Career Presentation on Morning Announcements.

 We will start the morning news segments at the end of October. There will be a script provided to out-line your college and career information. If you have any questions about signing up, please con-tact Rhonda Johnson at JohnsonRS@fultonschools.org.



Abbotts Hill Elementary School


The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow!


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