The annual Holiday Party is coming soon!
On Wednesday, December 17th and Thursday, December 18th, parents and loved ones are invited to come to the school and enjoy the Holiday Party with their student(s).
Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades will be enjoying their party on Wednesday, December 17th, and 1st, 3rd and 5th grades will be enjoying their party on Thursday, December 18th.
Holiday Party Times
Wednesday, Dec. 17th
2nd Grade: 12:30-1:30
4th Grade: 10:30-11:30
Thursday, Dec. 18th
1st Grade: 12:00-1:00
3rd Grade: 10:00-11:00
5th Grade: 11:00-12:00
Father-Daughter Snow Ball Tickets on Sale Now
Pick out your party dress and enjoy a date night with Dad under the twinkling lights and sparkling stars complete with dancing, drinks, and desserts! The second annual Snow Ball is set for Saturday January 10, 6:30-8:30 pm at Birmingham Falls. Return the reservation form with your check, or make your reservation online at
www.bobcatfund.org. RSVP deadline is Friday, December 12. Allergy-friendly desserts are available – please email Michelle O’Riordan at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any dance-related inquiries.
As part of our initiative to increase student engagement with STEM, each grade level has planned to implement several STEM days throughout the school year. This Friday, 3rd graders will use the Engineering Design Process to construct load-bearing boats and freestanding structures that are large enough for students to stand in. We can't wait to see what our Bobcats design and build!
Welcome our new Guidance Counselor to the Falls Family!
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Courtney Johnson to the Falls Family. Mr. Johnson will serve BFES as our Guidance Counselor.
Mr. Johnson is from Warner Robbins, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fort Valley State University and a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Clark Atlanta University. Mr. Johnson previously worked as a middle school Life Science Teacher and a middle school Guidance Counselor.
Mr. Johnson is married to Kristal Johnson. They have two children: Kristina, who is 8 years old, and Carter, who is 14 months old. Mr. Johnson loves sports and is a huge Atlanta Falcons fan!
Mr. Johnson can be contacted at email@example.com or 770-667-2820 x 137.
Welcome our new School Technology Specialist to the Falls Family!
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Dennis A. Williams, Jr. to the Falls Family. Mr. Williams will serve BFES as our Information Technology Specialist.
Mr. Williams brings a background in technical support with experience in management, supervision, training and facilitation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL and is working on a Master of Business Administration at Strayer University. Mr. Williams is experienced in hardware and software support, holds various IT certifications to include A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, and is a Cisco Certified Network Associate.
Mr. Williams is married to Selena Williams who is a teacher in the DeKalb County School System. He and his family live in South Fulton where they raise three children: Jordan, who is 13 years old and twins Ava and Kennedy, who are 7 years old.
Mr. Williams is excited to be joining the team at Birmingham Falls, and is looking forward to using his skills and expertise to contribute to the success of our school. Mr. Williams can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-667-2820 x 151.
Carpool Line Student Drop Off
Students should only be dropped off in the designated student carpool drop off area, in front of the front doors to the school. Please refrain from dropping off students in the bus lane or side parking lots, as this creates potentially unsafe situations for the student.
Big Bobcats on Campus Winners
Congratulations to all the Big Bobcats on Campus for October. We had 366 students with perfect attendance last month.
The winners of the plush bobcats for October are:
Kindergarten - Juan Luz
1st Grade - Reese Wilson
2nd Grade - Avery Smith
3rd Grade - Joshua Stewart
4th Grade - Benjamin Watry
5th Grade - Jacob Stockberger
The classroom of honor this month is Mrs. Sickenger's 3rd grade class! Her homeroom had 77% of the students attend every single day in October.
Remember that November is only a 3 week school month. Come to school every day and you can be a Big Bobcat on Campus for November!
The annual Thanksgiving Feast is coming soon!
On Wednesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 20th, parents and loved ones are invited to come to the school and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with their student(s).
Due to a nationwide shortage, we will not be serving turkey this year. Our menu this year will consist of southern oven fried chicken, corn bread dressing rolls, candied yams, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple crisp, and fresh fruit. Our alternate entrée will be cheese pizza.
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades will be enjoying their feast on Wednesday, 11/19/2014, and 1st, 3rd and 5th grades will be enjoying their feast on Thursday, 11/20/2014.
Thanksgiving Feast Lunch Schedule
November 19, 2014
A Hall (Pre-K, Kdg. 2nd & 4th Grades)
| ||11:20-11:50||Laukes ||Nelson/Malone|
| || || || |
| ||12:00-12:30||Midyette|| |
| || || || |
| ||12:35-1:05||Rhodes || |
November 20, 2014
B-Hall (1st, 3rd, 5th Grades)
| ||11:20-11:50||Smith ||Murray/Vaughan|
| || || || |
|5th ||11:30-12:00||Brock||Beckmann |
| ||11:45-12:15||Guttery||Jett |
| || || || |
|3rd ||12:15-12:45||Goddard||Parry |
| ||12:35-1:05||Burr|| |
Parents can meet their child's class in the atrium in front of the cafeteria just before they enter the serving line.
Curriculum Matters Meeting with Kandice Ivarie, CST
Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18th from 8:30am to 9:30am in Room #235. Discussion topic will be Write Score.
Bobcat Mom & Son Fun Night 2014: Minute to Win It Challenge
Can you beat the clock in Drop, Sink, Clink? How about Magic Carpet or Junk in the Trunk? Join us and find out at an action-packed night of mother-son fun on Saturday,
November 8 from 6-8 pm
at Birmingham Falls Elementary. Take lots of pictures in our photo booth and enjoy a Roasters dinner of chicken fingers, french fries and mac and cheese - both are included in the ticket price. Register/pay online at
. Reservation deadline is Friday, Oct. 31.
Buy Your Yearbook!
Stop, Click, and Order now before it is too late – you won't want to miss out on the opportunity to order a 2014-2015 Birmingham Falls yearbook! $30 at
Send Us Your Photos
Do you photograph your class activities? Share them with the Yearbook Committee and see your BFES photos in print! We need fun school photos from all grade levels taken using a camera, not a smartphone. Email your photos to
Blue Jeans Drive Thanks!
Thank you for your donations to our Blue Jeans Drive. We collected over 130 pairs of jeans to benefit North Fulton Community Charities! NFCC provides over 200,000 items of clothing free each year. Your donation is greatly appreciated!
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.
To view information about candidates, please click on links below:
Rubino-Nath Candidate Flyer with Pictures 2014.pdfRhodes Candidate Flyer with Pictures 2014 (2).pdfKeller Candidate Flyer with Pictures 2014.pdfSchriver Candidate Flyer with Pictures 2014.pdfDykes - Goddard Candidate Flyer with Pictures 2014.pdfBrown - Dunlap Candidate Flyer with Pictures 2014.pdf
School Governance Council Candidate Campaign Notice
Candidate Campaign Notice
Our school is preparing to take part in the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment. FITNESSGRAM was selected by the Georgia Department of Education because it measures only those areas of fitness related to the health of students. The areas of health related fitness include: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
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: Dr. Michael Leach, D.D.S.
Dr. Michael Leach is proud to be a Business Partner with Birmingham Falls Elementary School! It is Dr. Leach's mission to provide children with the highest quality of pediatric care in a warm, caring and kid friendly environment. We are committed to providing specialized care for children, including children with apprehension or special needs, so that they have an optimum dental experience. We are currently accepting new patients and would love for you to come by to visit us! Our office is conveniently located in Alpharetta at 4895 Windward Pkwy, Ste 201 near Hwy 9 & Windward Pkwy. Please check out our website
www.thekidstoothdoc.com and our Facebook page at
Michael J. Leach DDS or call us at
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
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!
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
Outdoor Classroom Plan
Click the link below for a virtual view of our plans for an outdoor classroom.Outdoor Classroom Virtual View