We had an amazing first week of school! We would like to send out a special welcome to any new members of our Shakerag family, both students and staff.
It is going to be a GREAT year of learning!
If you are NEW to Shakerag… Welcome to the family! Please mark your calendar for our Newcomers Coffee on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. in the media center.
We are always proud of the hard work and effort our students put in when taking the GA Milestones each spring. 4th and 5th grade students will receive their individual Milestones score reports in their folders. Please be on the lookout for them.
On August 20 and August 21, we will hold our annual Curriculum Nights. These nights are intended to provide an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher, establish effective communication, and learn more about each teacher's classroom routines, procedures and expectations for the year. We will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. in your child's homeroom and end at 7:30 p.m. (consider arriving by 6:15 p.m. to ensure adequate time to park/walk to your child's classroom). Also, all parents are invited to attend our first PTO meeting of the year on 8/21 at 7:40 p.m. in our cafeteria. This is a night for parents and teachers only; if you must bring your child, he/she will need to sit with you in the classroom for the duration of the evening.
· 8/20 for all Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade parents (K Math Updates Meeting at 6:00 p.m. – see details below)
· 8/21 for all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade parents (5th Grade Rock Eagle Parent Meeting at 5:45 p.m. – see details below) (PTO meeting at 7:40 p.m. in our cafeteria) _____________________________________________________________
Attention All Kindergarten Parents: K Math Updates Meeting
Attention ALL Kindergarten parents…. Around July 30th, you should have received an email communication from Fulton County Schools regarding the district's long-term goals for math. We would like to invite you to join us in the media center on Tuesday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m., prior to the classroom Curriculum Night presentations, for an update and Q & A regarding the new Fulton County Kindergarten Math Curriculum.
Attention All 5th Grade Parents: Rock Eagle Information Meeting
We know all of our 5th grade students are extremely excited for our annual field trip to Rock Eagle on Wednesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 14. Please join us on Wednesday, August 21 at 5:45 p.m. in the cafeteria, prior to Curriculum Night, for an information meeting_____________________________________________________________
Fulton County requires all parents/guardians to read the electronic Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook and return the acknowledgement form that was included in your sneak preview packet. Please sign the required acknowledgement form and return it to your child's teacher as soon as possible. To view the Handbook, please click here or visit our Shakerag website (Parents tab – Discipline/Code of Conduct). If you would like a hard copy of the Discipline Handbook, one can be requested at the front desk.
For the safety of our children and those that use the carpool lane, we ask that you please stay in the right-hand carpool lane and do not pass cars on the left. To avoid having to park and come in, please make sure your carpool number is displayed in the front window on the passenger side.
We are happy to welcome our students and their families to the Shakerag Media Center! If you are interested in being a Media Center volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Our parent coordinator is Archana Ramaswamy and she would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact her (email@example.com) for more information or to sign up! _____________________________________________________________
Come join us for Shakerag Elementary School's first Spirit Night of the school year! Chick-Fil- A (3643 Peachtree Pkwy) will be hosting the event on Wednesday, August 28 from 5-8 PM. 10% of all sales will be donated back to our school. Enjoy a great meal, fun times with family and friends, and help support our awesome school!!_____________________________________________________________
Our PTO has consistently provided our students with outstanding and fun activities/events over the years. Your financial support directly impacts the quality and quantity of academic programs, materials, and fun events our PTO provides. Visit PTO's website (click here) to support our PTO and view upcoming events. Every membership makes a huge difference!
Shakerag Spirit Wear
Don't forget to order your 2019 Spirit Wear! We have NEW Shakerag Hoodies this year! We are taking orders for both youth and adult hoodie and t-shirt sizes. Please place your order online at https://shakeragpto.membershiptoolkit.com/. The deadline is Sunday, August 25. Our stock is currently limited so your online order will be delivered in mid-September.
Online Enrollment is quick and easy!
2019-2020 School Year Calendar
Please click here to review the 2019-2020 school calendar for Shakerag Elementary. Our
school calendar is slightly different from the original Fulton County school
calendar. Our students will also be out on September 3, February 14,
and March 16 so our teachers can engage in additional
professional development opportunities.
Shakerag Volunteer Registration
Visitors will need to sign-in at the front desk with a state issued photo ID to receive a printed visitor/volunteer badge throughout the day. After June 1, 2018, everyone was required to complete the volunteer registration process even if you had completed it previously. The district is working on a two-calendar year rotation. To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2019-2020 school year, if you did not complete the volunteer registration after June 1, 2018, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to register by completing the online volunteer registration/application process. We recommend that you complete this process on a desktop or laptop computer, not a tablet device. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or "goes by" names on the application). All applicants must wait 24-48 hours after applying for application processing. If you have not completed the registration process since June 1, 2018, you will not be allowed to volunteer!
Here Comes the Bus App
"Here Comes the Bus" is a free, easy-to-use website and app that enables you to see the location of your child's school bus on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. This way, you know when the bus is near your stop. Please click here for detailed directions on how to download the app.