CELEBRATE SPALDING'S 50TH IN STYLE!
50th Anniversary Celebration Week: November 28 - December 2!
As you all know by now, Spalding Drive Elementary is celebrating its FIFTIETH anniversary this school year. The school opened in 1966 and we are so proud to bring you a full week of celebration to show our school spirit and give back to the community at the same time.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28: Bring in 50 cents! We are kicking off our 50th anniversary with a fundraiser of 50 cents per student. All donations will go towards the purchase of a special gift to the school's courtyard commemorating the 50th anniversary. (PLEASE NOTE
YOU CAN BRING IN YOUR 50 CENTS ALL WEEK!).
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29: Bring in a canned good, scarf, hat, pair of mittens, book, or something you want to give someone in need. Our goal is for each grade to collect 50 "somethings" to donate to our Sandy Springs community. (YOU CAN BRING IN ITEMS ALL WEEK).
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30: Dress like it's 1966! Break out the hippie duds, bell bottoms, or your most fashionable 60's era garments to celebrate the decade, You can also just accessorize your uniform with a fun headband or John Lennon glasses if you don't want to go all out!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1: There will be a special presentation during Tiger News, so be sure to tune in that morning. Rumor has it there is a time capsule on the property. If we can find it, we're digging it up for the whole school to see!
THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Current students, parents, teachers and staff, along with special guests including alumni from the last 50 years of Spalding Drive Elementary will gather in the Media Center for a special dessert reception from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. We'll have some surprises and a chance for everyone to see items the students have prepared to go into our 2016 TIME CAPSULE!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2: The grade that has collected the most funds/canned goods/winter wear/books will be rewarded with the chance to bury our 2016 TIME CAPSULE somewhere on school grounds.
We will be gathering the whole school - students and teachers - onto the back field to form a GIANT 5-0 for a special picture that will be going in the yearbook. Stay tuned for how we're going to get a photographer high enough in the air to take the picture!
Check out the front bulletin board in the main hallway for fun facts about the differences between 1966 and now (hint - a loaf of bread used to be a lot cheaper!)
About that time capsule....Each grade will be putting together a special contribution to be placed into the 2016 time capsule for future generations to dig up someday!
HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY, SPALDING!
Spalding Drive RFF & Strategic Plan Overview
Our School Governance Council is now accepting public comments on our RFF proposal renewal for 30 days. If you would like to comment, the form may be downloaded using the link below and emailed to our Governance Council at email@example.com. We appreciate your feedback and continued support of our strategic initiatives!
Spalding Drive ES Strategic Plan Overview 2016
Public Comment Form
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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