Spalding Drive 1st Annual STEAM Expo!
Calling all Spalding students! We have an exciting event coming up on Thursday, February 18th at 6:00. We will have our first ever Spalding Drive STEAM Expo. Many of your classmates have been participating in after-school clubs learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These students will present their projects and games that night, showing all they have learned this year. You might see Lego robots, science experiments, math games, and an incredible piece of artwork. Please come support your friends and teachers as they present their projects!
Not Too Late to Order a Yearbook!
If you did not order a yearbook in August but would like to now, you can order
here and may pay online when ordering or by sending in a check with your child. You may also complete the form sent home in your child's backpack. The cost of each yearbook is $32.50. You may also order through the Jostens
website by selecting Spalding Drive at the top of the page under "Find Your School Store."
Calling All Grandparents!
Do your parents want to spend more time with their grandchildren? (The answer is yes!) Do they love working with all children? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for them!
February 19 from 9:30 - 12:30, we are inviting grandparents to Spalding Drive Elementary! We all have an informal gathering in media center at 9:30 and then they can work with some students, including their own grandchildren. They may be listening to them read, practicing math facts, or just lending a listening ear. We hope they will also join their grandchild(ren) for lunch in the cafeteria during the child's lunch time.
It's Bingo! Save the Date!
The annual BINGO night is coming up on Friday, February 26th! Mark your calendars for a great family outing complete with dinner, baked items & concessions, and lively BINGO games for fantastic prizes. This 5th grade fundraiser will also feature some fun surprises this year so stay tuned for the big reveals over the coming weeks!
In the meantime, we are grateful for any prize donations that SDE families would like to contribute. Because this is a fundraiser to benefit the 5th grade class, we count on those families for 100% participation. 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. Just drop your gift off at the school front desk, and we thank you! Any questions can be sent to Catherine Fuss at
The PTO Auction - March 18, 2016 @ 7 PM
Coming soon--an evening not to be missed! We are kicking off Spalding Drive Elementary's 50 years in Sandy Springs with our bi-annual PTO Auction on Friday evening, March 18th! Enjoy a night out with music, dinner, restaurant pack raffle, silent auction, and more. Check the Tiger Connection weekly for more information as both Restaurant Raffle tickets and Event Tickets will be going on sale soon!
100% of the proceeds from this event will be used at Spalding. To make this night a successful fundraiser, we need lots of helping hands. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Megan Tucker
email@example.com or Kibbe Horne
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.
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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.
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