The Bobcat Blast
The Bobcat Blast Fun Run is this Friday! Be sure to turn in any funds raised soon! If we meet our goal of $55,000, we get to see Principal Bottoms and Assistant Principal Cheatham SLIMED!
The money raised goes directly back into the school to pay for all PTA Programs, extra educational materials, curriculum enhancement supplies, the IXL Math program, writing supplements including the WriteScore and Lucy Caulkins programs, technology needs/upgrades, as well as requested grade level supplies.
Bobcat Blast Fun Run Schedule
School Governance Council
Birmingham Falls Elementary School 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 Info Sessions to Learn About School Governance Councils
SGC Info Session Flyer - Cohort 3
School Governance Council Candidate Campaign Notice
Candidate Campaign Notice
Home Access Center Account Information
To vote in the School Governance Elections this fall you will be required to log in to our system using your Home Access ID and password. For information about obtaining your account information, see the following document:
Home Access Center Account Information
Business Partner Spotlight: LearningRx
If your child is struggling with reading or attention, or if they're simply having difficulty keeping up with the class, LearningRx may be able to help. LearningRx offers Woodcock-Johnson III cognitive skills testing, which measures a child's underlying mental skills (long-term and short-term memory, processing speed, logic & reasoning, auditory processing, etc). By evaluating the cognitive skills, the assessment can determine the root cause of your child's difficulties, which allows you to understand the child's cognitive struggles and seek to improve his or her weaknesses. This battery of testing can cost $600 or more at most providers, but because of LearningRx's relationship to BFES, the assessment is available to Birmingham Falls Elementary students for $124. If you would like more information about this testing or LearningRx's cognitive training programs, feel free to visit www.learningrx.com or call 770-475-3276.
Student Health Forms
If you have a student who has asthma, allergies, seizure disorder or other health-related conditions that require administration of medication or treatment during the school day, please be sure to provide the School Clinic with all necessary information. All Medication Authorization Forms and Health Care Plans may be found on the Student Health Services Website. If you have any questions, please contact the clinic or Judy Reddick RN, Cluster School Nurse, at 404-625-6169.
SchoolCollabo is a tool we will be using this year to provide more efficient communication with our community. Please watch the following video for more information!
Home Access Center
The following video contains information about using Home Access Center (HAC).
Watch the video below for information regarding our new intercom system, computer check-in system, and volunteer training!
Tanner Family Portraits
Ask and you shall receive! Tanner Photography is letting us have our annual family photograph event OUTDOORS this year at Birmingham United Methodist Church on Birmingham Highway! Outdoor family photographs will be on Wed-Fri, October 1-3 from 4pm-7pm. We will also have a day of indoor photos taken at the Highland Manor Clubhouse on Sunday, Oct 5 from 10am-4:30pm. Click on this link,
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fafa72ea5f49-20141 to sign up and guarantee your spot! A $25 donation to Birmingham Falls (we keep all of this money) secures your spot and Tanner will DONATE a FREE 11x14 picture of your family. Tanner will take several shots of your entire family, as well as shots of the kids together, your pets, and husband/wife pictures. If you want to purchase additional photos for gifts or holiday cards, you can do so when you pick up your 11x14 a couple weeks after the photo shoot. Photo sessions are only 10 minutes each. Kelly Rosen will be at Sneak a Peek to answer any questions and help you sign up. These slots are going to fill up quickly!
We are actively seeking business partners for the 2014-2015 school year. If you own a business, or know of a business that would be interested in partnering with BFES to help fund our school’s education and technology programs, please have them contact Kelly Rosen at email@example.com, or by cell at 770-568-9241. Please review our business partner flyer and contact Kelly with any questions.
Want to Volunteer at BFES?
Online Volunteer Training! The online volunteer approval process takes 48 hours, and must be completed before volunteering in your child's class.
If you, or a family member plan on volunteering at school, online volunteer training must be completed!
Forms completed online will be sent to the school, however we will need to see your license when you come to the school to ensure you are on the approved list.
Thank you for volunteering at our school!
Affidavit of Residency Form
Persons enrolling a student shall submit appropriate proof of residency (notarized Affidavit of Residency and two proofs of residency) upon initial enrollment in Fulton County Schools and upon entry to 6th and 9th grades. The notarized Affidavit of Residence (SS-8) must be submitted at all grade levels, with the exception of 12th grade, stating that the student resides in the school attendance zone or has an approved hardship or other placement for the school they wish to attend.
Affidavit of Residency Form
New Gun Laws Q&A
Q&A Regarding Newly Passed House Bill 60 and House Bill 826
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Outdoor Classroom Plan
Click the link below for a virtual view of our plans for an outdoor classroom.Outdoor Classroom Virtual View