SGC Candidate Statements
Please read the following candidates statements to prepare for the upcoming vote on March 22-28, 2017. For additional information, please contact Spalding Drive's School Governance Committee.
SGC Candidate Statements 2017
Kindergarten & Pre-K Registration
Kindergarten registration is March 29 and 30 for all new Kindergarten students. Students currently enrolled in Pre-K and who live in Spalding's district do NOT need to reregister their children - they will automatically be enrolled for the 2017-18 school year. Pre-K registration packets will be available beginning March 24. You may pick up a packet on the 24th or any day after that to complete and return. As long as your completed registration packet is returned before the lottery, your child's name will be included. The lottery will be done on March 31 at 1:00 in the media center.
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
Quarters for Cancer
What: Student Council "Quarters for Cancer" Fundraiser
When: Wednesday March 1 - Thursday March 30
Why: The Student Council will be collecting money to donate to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research
Please bring quarters and place them in the container in your classroom.
Thursdays March 9 - Crazy Socks Day
Students who donate at least 4 quarters from March 1 - March 9 will be allowed to wear crazy socks to school on Thursday March 9. Students are still expected to be in full uniform.
Friday March 17 - Wear Green Day
Students who donate at least 4 quarters from March 14 - March 16 will be allowed to wear a green shirt to school on Friday March 17. Students are still expected to wear uniform pants, shorts, skirts, or skort.
Friday March 24 - Team Jersey Day
Students who donate at least 4 quarters from March 20 - March 23 will be allowed to wear their favorite team jersey to school on Friday March 24. Students are still expected to wear uniform pants, shorts, skirts, or skort.
Friday March 31 - Hat and Shades Day
Students who donate at least 4 quarters from March 27 - March 30 will be allowed to wear a hat and sunglasses to school on Friday March 31. Students are still expected to wear uniform pants, shorts, skirts, or skort.
The grade level that collects the most quarters will earn a popsicle party for their entire grade. The class that collects the most quarters will earn a cookie party for their class.
Our goal is to raise more than $500 for the Jimmy V Foundation. It is up to you to help us suprass this goal. The Student Council thanks you for your support!
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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