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Spalding Drive Charter Elementary will be electing new representatives to serve on the School Governance Council.  There are two parent/guardian positions and one

teacher position open for election this spring.  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 design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community. This past year, our Council worked diligently to create a STEM lab for all Spalding students in grades Kindergarten through five.  They have also worked on a plan and received SEED Funds which will allow us to hire a STEAM Coordinator as well as provide professional development for teachers in the area of fine arts integration and meeting the instructional needs of all learners.


Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held May 5th – 7thCandidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit it to the district office by Tuesday, April 28th!

Candidate forms may be submitted electronically (click appropriate link below, complete form and click "submit") 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).   For additional information on our School Governance Councils and elections, view our School Governance Council webpage or read the School Governance Council Candidate Guide below:

School Governance Council Candidate Guide


Parent/Guardian Candidate Declaration Form

Teacher Candidate Declaration Form



Saturday, April 25th


If you forgot to pre-register and would like to run, you can still participate.  Parents and students can register on Saturday morning.  Registration is $5 each for both kids and adults.  There will be extra shirts available for the students in limited quantities.


We still need volunteers for the annual Spalding Drive Elementary Fun Run.  Please consider volunteering for this fun event!



Congratulations to Hannah M. (4th grader) for designing this year's t-shirt!  Thanks you to all of the students who submitted t-shirt design entries.


 Saturday, April 25th

(Immediately before the Fun Run)

This year we will be voting on whether to combine our PTA and our Foundation into one PTA (Parent Teacher Organization). 


 Information on Proposed PTO Conversion



Ms. Waller and Ms. Fenoglio

 Teacher of the Year / Professional of the Year



A special congratulations to Ms. Waller who was recently selected as a finalist for the Central Learning Community Teacher of the Year.  She was one of four teachers chosen out of all of the Central Learning Community schools. 

We are so proud of her!!



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.




 Survey Results for 2015-2016 RFF Proposal regarding Three (3) Full-Day Release








April 16th - April 30th

Milestones Testing

(3rd - 5th grades)

Testing Schedule



Spring School Pictures


Important Parent Information Below
If you have already paid for your portraits, thank you!

Your Spring Portraits have shipped!
You should have received your portraits

Select your favorites and pay online!

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com.
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is on your portrait package insert.
  3. Please return unpurchased portraits to your school.


KK - 5th grade Registration

Wednesday, May 6th​8am - 4pm​
Thursday, May 7th​

8am - 7pm​

Registration Information

Registration Information - Spanish


Think First & Stay Safe Program



Information (Spanish)




Quick Links

School Volunteers - Video and New Safety Form Required!

Video and Form

Buzzer System Installed


​​April 16 - 30
Milestones Testing (3rd - 5th grades)
Detailed Schedule of Testing
April 24
SGC Called Meeting
Teacher's Lounge
April 25
General PTA Meeting / PTO Conversion
Fun Run
​​Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs
Discovery Trail Refresh
​​May 1
Goin' Buggy Musical (PreK and K)
May 5
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Media Center
PTA Transition Day / General PTA Meeting
Media Center
​​May 6
New Student Registration (K-5)
8:00am - 4:00pm
Guitar Recital (4th and 5th grade)
​​​May 7
New Student Registration (K-5)
8:00am - 7:00pm
Julia Bernath's Community Meeting
Sandy Springs Charter Middle School
​​Gail Dean's Community Meeting
Paul D. West Middle School
​​​​May 8
Principal's Coffee Chat
Media Center
Biography Fair (4th grade)
130 W. Spalding Drive NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, Phone: 770-551-5880, Fax: 770-673-4090
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