Tuesday, October 6th
Join us for lots of events at Spalding Drive!
Walk or Bike to Spalding Drive Elementary!
Families who live within walking distance to Spalding Drive are encouraged to walk or bike with their children to school.
Come by for a donut and coffee and spend a few extra minutes with your students before school starts! Dads of all kinds welcome - dads, stepdads, uncles or granddads - please join us!
Cafeteria - begins at 7:15am
Please join us for our annual Title I State of the School Meeting. Our Principal, Mrs. Lynn Johnson, will explain what Title I is and how this program can support your child's education. Learn about our school goals, Title I funds, School Compact, Parent Involvement Plan, and parental involvement opportunities. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 6th
(immediately following Donuts for Dads)
Pledges Due Tuesday, Oct. 6th
Tiger Trot-a-Thon was a huge success, and now it is time to count our pledges and donations! Why are our students' pledges and donations so important?
The school's PTO has recently launched its annual Mini-Grants Program, and we are already receiving all kinds of awesome requests from our teachers! Not familiar with this program? Once a year, normally when the Tiger Trot-a-Thon rolls around, the teachers submit Mini-Grant requests intended to support stimulating and educational classroom projects.
Thanks to students' and parents' efforts during last year's fundraiser, our school's PTO awarded valuable resources to fund training opportunities, Scholastic subscriptions, on-line subscriptions to educational games, classroom electronics, the 4th grade Biography Fair, microphones for the music department, and much more.
More Information and Flyers
You, your family, friends and neighbors can donate online via PayPal
ONLINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
In 2014-2015, all visitors were required to sign in at our front office through the Raptor system. Volunteers who completed the online training were able to sign in as a volunteer. Many of you encountered trouble signing in as a volunteer since you had not completed the training, and just signed in as a visitor. This will not be allowed this year. If you volunteer with students, you will need to complete the online training and sign in as a volunteer. The deadline for completing this training is September 30, 2015. After that date, you will no longer be able to volunteer in the school until you have completed the training course. Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed before you visit a school to volunteer. The training is valid for two (2) years and will be "attached" to all of your students at any Fulton County School.
Does every person need to complete the registration process and abuse reporting training? No. A parent acting in the role of a parent is not required to register or complete the child abuse reporting training. Examples include visitors to the school for: parent/teacher conferences, 504/IEP meetings, school wide and classroom programs, eating lunch with their child, or any visit to sign in or check out their student. Visitors must however sign-in at the front desk and offer their government identification to be scanned into the visitor identification system.
Get ahead of the game and complete your online volunteer training this summer!
We want our school to be the type of school where you feel welcome to volunteer…it truly takes a team effort and we know we could not do what we do without the support of our parents and volunteers. If you are unable to access the training site, please feel free to come and use our computers to complete the training.
Have you joined PTO?
Learn all the benefits and Support Spalding Drive!
Reminder - Yearbook Orders
Cost is $27.50 until September 1st
Price increases to $32.50 after September 1st
School Governance Council Update
We were recently awarded our SEED Fund request of $112,293.00!! This SEED Fund award will be instrumental in propelling our school forward in the area of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
Full article involving the details of this SEED Fund award.