Red Ribbon Spirit Week - 10/27 - 10/31
'Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.' is the 2014 slogan for Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest nationwide drug prevention campaign that began in 1985 to honor slain DEA agent, Enrique Camarena, who dedicated his life to erase drugs from our communities. Red Ribbon Week is a great way for students and the community to unite and take a stand against drugs! Below is a daily schedule for students so they can show their support for Red Ribbon Week!
10/27 Monday: Drugs are Crazy → Wear Crazy Clothes
10/28 Tuesday: United We Stand against Drugs → Wear Red, White, and Blue
10/29 Wednesday: Show Some Spirit Say NO to Drugs → Wear your AES Spirit Wear
10/30 Thursday: Join our Team Be Drug Free → Wear your favorite team jersey
10/31 Friday: Turn off the Lights on Drugs Black Out → Wear Black or Orange/Black
2014-2015 Alpharetta Elementary
Science Olympiad Team
Are you interested in science, math, problem solving, creating, and/or researching? Then Science Olympiad Team may be for you! If you are a student at Alpharetta Elementary School in grades 3, 4, or 5 who likes to research and study a topic in depth, or enjoys building models, solving problems, and working as a member of a team, then Science Olympiad Team could be your afterschool activity!
- Attend weekly meetings from 2:30-3:30 on Mondays starting on November 10th, 2014.
- A commitment of one Saturday is required –not optional. Saturday, March 21, 2015, is the Fulton County meet held at Centennial High School. Science Olympiad members are required to attend and this obligation takes precedence over any other activity that you have, such as a travel ball tournament. If we do really well here, we will be able to move on to the state meet at KSU on May 16th, 2015.
- Students have transportation home from school after the 3:30 pm. meeting.
Stop by the front office to pick up your application for the AES Science Olympiad Team!
Please return application no later than October 30, 2014 to Maryann D'Amelio or Suzanne O'Brien. If you have any questions please contact Maryann D'Amelio firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzanne O'Brien email@example.com by email.
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Redistricting Meetings Set for New Elementary Schools, Middle School Additions
Three community meetings are set for October 8, November 5, and December 10 to address the redistricting process for two new schools in Roswell as well as classroom additions at three North Fulton middle schools.
Each time a redistricting effort is under way, the school system holds three rounds of meetings to gather information needed to draft a redistricting proposal that best meets the community's needs. Unlike other school systems, Fulton uses a process that encourages public discussion before developing a proposal. This allows the community to have maximum input in how the proposed attendance lines are created.
Meetings are planned for:
- Round One – October 8, 7-9 p.m. at Centennial High School
- Round Two – November 5, 7-9 p.m. at Alpharetta High School
- Round Three – December 10, 7-9 p.m. at Centennial High School
To maximize input, parents and community members also can participate online through the redistricting website (http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/plan/Pages/Redistricting.aspx) once it goes live on October 8.
One of the schools ("Highway 9 Elementary School") is already under construction at the intersection of Highway 9 and Thomas Drive in Roswell. Scheduled to open in August 2015, it will temporarily serve as Esther Jackson Elementary School for one year only so that school can be torn down and be rebuilt on its site. Once the new Esther Jackson opens in August 2016, the Highway 9 school will re-open with a new identity (official name TBD) to the students in its newly developed attendance zone.
Classroom additions being built at three middle schools (Autrey Mill Middle School, Hopewell Middle School, and Taylor Road Middle School) also require that attendance zones in area schools be examined so that enrollments can be balanced. High school boundaries will be reviewed at the same time, but only to address any feeder pattern misalignments that could occur from middle school adjustments.
The Fulton County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the new attendance zones in February 2015. Changes in middle school attendance zones will go into effect in August 2015 with elementary zone changes following in August 2016.
Charter Schools FAQ
Need quick information about the Charter System? Click here to read Fulton County's Frequently Asked Questions information sheet.
Charter System & School Governance Councils
Alpharetta Elementary will be electing new representatives to serve on our inaugural School Governance Council (SGC). There are three parent/guardian positions and two teacher positions open for election this fall. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal on the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school’s strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.
Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held November 12th- 18th. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit to the district office by October 15th! Candidate declaration forms can be submitted electronically or by mail to the district office. Hard copies of the candidate declaration forms are located in the front office.
To declare your candidacy for a position on the School Governance Council or to learn more information about Charter System and SGCs, please access the SGC Elections webpage by clicking the link below:
Community Information Sessions for School Governance Councils:
Times for all sessions: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 8, 2014 - Hillside Elementary School, 9250 Scott Road, Roswell, GA 30076
Sept. 10, 2014 - Middle SChool, 2745 Stone Road, East Point, GA 30334
Sept. 15, 2014 - Banneker High School, Feldwood Road, College Park, GA 30349
Sept. 18, 2014 - Apharetta High School, 3595 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Fulton County Schools' charter system status officially began on July 1, 2012. As a charter system, the district is well positioned to drive system-wide gains in student achievement by unleashing the innovative energies of our local school leaders and their communities. Please take a moment to view this video and white paper to learn more about the exciting work that is happening through Fulton County's charter system status!
You must re-register every year to volunteer in a Fulton County school. Please go on line and re-register for the 2014-2015 school year. Below are the steps to register.
Register at the Fulton County Schools Volunteer Page.
Complete the mandatory online training.
- Complete the volunteer application.
- Wait for a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools.
Visit the school and begin volunteering.
Visitors to AES
In order to visit our school or another Fulton County school, you must be registered in our Raptor system. To register you must stop by the front office and have your license scanned into the Raptor system. Once you have done this you will be able to login as visitor or volunteer.
2014-2015 Classroom Supply Lists