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Tiger Trot-A-Thon is Spalding Drive Elementary’s biggest fall fundraiser and is a healthy alternative to traditional product sales to raise money for our school. This year’s theme is “Paws, Get Ready, Get Set….Glow!! This fundraiser is by all of our students and is sponsored by our PTO. All money raised stays right here at Spalding Drive and directly benefits our students and teachers through extra educational material and supplies and mini-grants (stimulating and educational projects proposed by our teachers)!  Your support, enthusiasm and donations are vital to the success of Tiger Trot! We could not do this without our amazing SDE community!

Tiger Trot-A-Thon FAQ
Tiger Trot-A-Thon Calendar of Activities/Events
Tiger Trot-A-Thon Pledge Sheet
Tiger Trot-A-Thon Prizes

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Fall Festival 

Mark Your Calendars!!
Join us for our Annual Fall fun-filled fundraiser day with family and friends on Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.112:00
• Carnival Games
• Inflatable Obstacle Course and Bounce House
• Pumpkin Painting Crafts
• Face Painting and Tattoo Parlor
• Mini-manicures courtesy of Hammond Nails
• Karate demos from Karate Atlanta
• Imagine That! science takeaways
• 5th Grade Cake Walk, concessions, photo booth, and pumpkin carving contest
• AND RETURNING THIS YEAR: Slopes BBQ will be providing the food!
Check your child's book bags--flyers with more information will be coming home Monday - or buy your wristband online NOW! at http://tinyurl.com/yalw67el

Best Value Wristband:
$10 per child ($30 Immediate Family Cap)
Includes: Unlimited games, inflatable play, face painting, Hammond Nails mini-manicure, Imagine That science, Karate Atlanta activity, tattoos, and mini pumpkin craft

OR

Individual Tickets: 10 tickets for $5
Games/Inflatables = 1 ticket each
Tattoo/Face Painting = 1 ticket each
Mini pumpkin craft = 1 ticket each

5th Grade Cake Walk, board-breaking, Slope's BBQ, Drinks, and other concessions priced separately. All proceeds from the 5th Grade Cake Walk and concessions will go toward the 5th Grade trip to Rock Eagle and their end of year festivities.

Please note - to enter this year's fun NEW pumpkin carving contest, you need to bring your pumpkin masterpiece already carved!


Wild West Book Fair

Howdy Pardners!!
Book Fair is rolling into town October 27th to November 3rd! Get ready for a Wild West reading adventure with hundreds of fun, engaging, and affordable books for kids to discover! All while raising money to enhance reading programs at SDE!

In addition to our regular school hours the week of 10/30, Book Fair will be open for Parents and Teachers to shop during special Parent/Teacher Preview day on Friday, October 27th and on Saturday, October 28th during FALL FESTIVAL!
 
More information coming soon including Flyers, Volunteer Sign-Up, and information on exciting promos and events.  

Aimee Bodenheimer and Megan Tucker
Book Fair Co-Chairs


Our Road Race is Back!

Your support helps us provide programs and support to all 11 Sandy Springs public schools!
 
WHAT: Footprints for the Future 5K Peachtree Qualifier
WHEN: November 11, 2017,
7:00 am Registration/8:00 am Start/9:00 am Awards
WHERE: Lake Forest Elementary School
5920 Sandy Springs Circle, NE Sandy Springs
 
Runners (and Walkers!) will enjoy:
• Long-sleeved dri-balance t-shirt*
• Chip timing and a high-tech finish line provided by Georgia Multisports Productions
• Free onsite parking
• Pre-race packet pick-up option
• Vendor booths, snacks and a SWAG bag of giveaways from our sponsors and community supporters
For more details visit
https://www.sandyspringseducationforce.org/roadrace/
 
Register via Active.com (keywords Footprints for the Future)
https://www.active.com/sandy-springs-ga/running/distance-running-races/footprints-for-the-future-5k-2017?int=
 
Team pricing is available.
Contact roadrace@sandyspringseducationforce.org for details.
 
*Register by October 18th to guarantee a t-shirt in your size


New Girl Scout Troop...

The Kindergarteners at Spalding have a new Girl Scout Troop. The troop was formed this week and is now available for your Kindergarten aged girls to register. There is a 15 girls limit for the troop, so sign-up soon to ensure your daughter's spot in the troop!  

Please contact Tara Hart at 678-471-3943 or tahart922@yahoo.com with any questions. 


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.

 
 Frequently Asked Questions regarding Volunteer Processing and Approval

 
     ​Our Partner in Education

 

 Lynn Johnson - Principal
 Janet Walker Arias - Assistant Principal

 School begins each day at 7:40 am

 Our new telephone number

470.254.5880 

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