School Governance Council
Spalding Drive Elementary will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. We will be electing parent/guardian positions and teacher positions for our spring election. 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 March 22nd- 28th. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit by Feb 17th
Candidate forms may be submitted electronically or by mail (get a copy of the form from the school's front office and follow mailing instructions on the back of the form).
Charter System Video
SGC Candidate Guide
Link to Candidate Declaration Forms
Congratulations to SDE Students
We are proud of our students who were selected to compete in the Fulton County Technology Fair. These students qualified by winning in their respective categories at the Spalding Technology Fair in January. A special recognition goes to Shea Griffith, for placing 2nd in the county for Internet Applications! Way to go!
Pictured: Shea Griffith, Internet Application; Isabella Tucker, Digital Photography; Henry Lott, Video Production; Sarah Franklin, Game Design; Kate Lott, Digital Photography; Jace Jackson, Device Modification
Register Online Now!
The annual BINGO night is coming up on Friday, February 24th! Mark your calendars for a great family outing complete with dinner, baked items & concessions, and lively BINGO games for fantastic prizes. Registration flyers will be coming home to all families next week or you can register online by clicking here. Reserve now and save--packet and dinner prices will be higher at the door.
This 5th grade fundraiser will also feature some fun surprises this year so stay tuned for the big reveals over the coming weeks!
Thank you to all the families who have already donated prizes! We still need donations--each prize item should cost no more than $15 and be a new item in good condition. Some suggestions are board games, craft kits, sports items, DVDs, gift cards, books, or art supplies. Many items can be purchased at Target, grocery stores, 5 Below, Walmart, or Michaels - this is a great time to look out for sales, too. If your child received something over the holidays that just doesn't suit him or her, please consider donating it to the Bingo game prizes as well. Just drop your gift off at the school front desk, and we thank you! Any questions can be sent to Julie Franklin, prize chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the link for sales:
Great news! Due to the hard work and diligence of your School Governance Council, Spalding Drive Elementary has been awarded $70,000 to purchase classroom libraries for our homeroom teachers for the 2017-18 school year. Be sure to check out these wonderful classroom sets next year in your child's classroom!
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!
Donate for a FREE Dress Day
Are you tired of wearing your uniform?
Donate $1 per child, per day and wear something else!
Friday, Nov. 4: Celebrate Red Ribbon Week by wearing red.
Monday, Dec. 5: Celebrate your team spirit by wearing a team shirt or jersey.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: Celebrate Valentine's Day by wearing red or pink.
All donations go to the 5th grade TAG trip to Tybee Island. Thank you for your donation!
Have you joined PTO?
Learn all the benefits and Support Spalding Drive!
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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