First Lady Sandra Deal Reads to 3rd Grade
We were so fortunate that Ms. Deal was able to take time out of her busy schedule to stop by and read to our 3rd graders. She shared her love for reading and writing and encouraged all students to become their own authors. In addition to sharing a story, the students got to hear some behind the scenes details about Ms. Deal's car, the mansion, and meet some of the wonderful individuals that support her. It was an amazing experience for all!
School Calendar Change
At the Fulton County Board meeting in August, the Board voted to approve the Superintendent's recommendation to change the district's 2018-19 School Year Calendar. November 6, 2018 has been changed from a regular school day to a teacher work day. March 8, 2019 has been changed from a teacher work day, to a regular school day.
This decision was made to alleviate safety concerns raised by some parents and staff in regards to several campuses being used for voting on November 6. It also allows for additional staff training and maintains instructional time for students.
BOOK FAIR IS OPEN!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR will be at Shakerag from September 21 - 28.
Our annual STORYBOOK NIGHT is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. with the book fair opening at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a magical book fair this year!
The Scholastic Book Fair is now open! You are welcome to join your child while they shop, or come by anytime from 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We will close at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 28.
We hope you will plan to join us for Storybook Night on Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.! Bring the whole family! Teachers will be bringing books to life in classrooms and the Book Fair will be open for family shopping. Extended shopping hours will be 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. We are excited to bring this Book Fair to the Shakerag children and their families and we look forward to seeing you there! Visit the Scholastic Book Fair homepage by clicking here.
Would you like to volunteer at our Book Fair?
If you would like to VOLUNTEER, we would love to have you and even offer a 10% discount to volunteers. Sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0C4CA4A72FA3FF2-enchanted
For more information about the book fair, shopping hours, digital payment, and the online Book Fair, visit the Shakerag Book Fair website by clicking here.
Join us at Subway (7810 McGinnis Ferry Rd) for our next Spirit Night on Thursday, September 27. They will be graciously donating 20% of sales to our school from Shakerag patrons ALL DAY LONG! This includes all breakfast, lunch, and dinner business. Come support your school and grab a quick bite to eat for the family before Storybook Night.
Here Comes the Bus App Now Available
"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.
2018-2019 School Year Calendar
Please click here to review the 2018-2019 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 4, November 26,
and February 19 so our teachers can engage in additional
professional development opportunities.
Shakerag Volunteer Registration
To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2018-2019 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers or Click Here. 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 hours after applying for application processing and approval.
As part of our move towards Personalized Learning, we will be teaching all our students how to use the Internet safely, ethically, and responsibly. Visit Common Sense Media for tools that you can use at home to further support these goals.
Get the Fulton County Schools App!
Safety is always a top priority not only at Shakerag, but all schools within Fulton County. We can't thank you enough for your continued support and partnership! Did you know FCS has an app available for you to make a direct report to Safety and Security? Visit the App Store and search "Fulton County Schools". Once you are in the app, look for the quick tip icon. Click here for additional details.