FUN RUN will take place Saturday morning, May 6th at 8:30 am!
Click here to download and send in your Fun Run order form early. Don't forget - if you joined PTO at the $100 level or more, your child's Fun Run entry and t-shirt is complimentary!
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST:
Students of any age can submit a hand drawn design to their teacher by Wednesday, April 12th. The winning design will be used on the t-shirt and the designer wins a prize as well as a free t-shirt! Designs should include "Spalding Drive Elementary" and "Fun Run 2017". Students must limit colors to BLACK, ORANGE, and BLUE, and should not include small details or small writing - drawings with a TIGER are always popular! Please make sure your drawings are SIMPLE yet BOLD as this will make it easier to transfer your design onto the t-shirt.
NEW THIS YEAR - DESIGN FOR A POPSICLE!
The homeroom with the most t-shirt design entries will receive a free popsicle party! Pull out your markers and start creating!
We know your spring calendar is filing up fast, so we've got the sign up genius link for Volunteers all ready for you to sign up! We need lots of volunteers to draw chalk and set up cones along the race course, man the registration tables, and set out snacks for our participants. Sign up below!
Field Day is Around the Corner
MARK YOUR CALENDARS (AND VOLUNTEER)
Get a head start on planning for the end of year craziness by signing up now to volunteer for Field Day! Field Day 2017 will take place Friday, May 19, and we can't do it without LOTS of help from parents! You may sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e48a5ad28a31-
Grounds Clean Up at Spalding Drive Elementary
Please join us to clean up and beautify the backyard grounds of the school to get Spalding ready for Field Day! We need parents and students alike to help out Saturday, April 22 from 8 - 10 a.m. Bring rakes, shovels, trowels, gloves, etc as we will be doing a general cleanup of the grounds primarily in the back field, and within and around the Organic Garden. Thanks in advance for helping us get our school look great for Field Day!
We know it's busy this spring, but come for just a bit and coffee, donuts and water will be provided!
Milestones is Approaching!
Soon our 3rd through 5th grade students will be taking their Milestones state assessment.
|The Milestones Schedule is as follows:|
4/13 ELA - Writing 3rd and 5th
4/14 ELA - Writing 4th
4/17 ELA Part 1&2- Reading 3rd and 5th
4/18 ELA Part 1&2- Reading 4th
4/19 Math Part 1&2 - 3rd and 5th
4/20 Math Part 1&2 - 4th
4/21 Make-Ups - All
4/24 Science Part 1&2 - 5th
4/25 Social Studies Part 1&2 - 5th
4/26-4/27 Make-Ups - All
SAVE THE CAPS
Green Team Project
Did you know that it can take 450 years for a plastic bottle cap to decompose? So, the SDE Green Team is on a mission to collect all those bottle caps and turn them into a mural for our school! Starting February 1st, please send your plastic bottle caps to school with your child. Each classroom will have a collection box and there will be boxes in the hallways! We will take plastic bottle tops from: water, soda, Gatorade and juice bottles, milk cartons, laundry detergent, coffee cans, marker and glue stick tops. You get the idea! Just about any plastic bottle top!! Send it in and we will do the sorting! So, start saving those caps and do our planet our favor! Questions?? Email Ms. Fenoglio at Fenoglio@fultonschools.org
Spalding Drive Receives Certified School Digital Citizenship for 2016 - 2017
We are excited to announce that SDE has just been approved as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to our young people. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning. This recognition is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
STEM LAB VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Many of you have asked for more opportunities to help out with your child's class and/or grade at school and now we have a great opportunity for you! New this year,
parents, grandparents and guardians will be able to help out on a regular basis in the STEM Lab with your child's class!
We are seeking a few volunteer positions: A grade chair for each grade K-5, volunteers to come into the lab to prepare projects and experiments a few days in advance, and volunteers to come set up and work with their child's teacher and class in the STEM Lab on specific days to facilitate the kids' projects! STEAM coach Ms. Waller will be conducting some STEM Lab 101 meetings with parents to get them acclimated to the Lab and to get you started. Interested? Email
SpaldingElemPTO@gmail.com and let us know how you'd like to get involved!
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Reminder - Yearbook Orders
Cost is $30.00 until September 1st
Price increases to $35.00 after September 1st
ONLINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2016-2017 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. 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.
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 now!
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.
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