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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Elkins Pointe Middle School is a Title I School and we have a Parent Resource Center located in the Media Center.  Parent University Workshops are held monthly.  For more information about our Parent Resource Center, Parent University Workshops or volunteering in the classroom or in the school, contact our Title I Parent Liaison: Lisa O’Hanlon Cowles, ohanlon@fultonschools.org(470) 254-2892.


Next Up @ Parent University...


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Transition to High School Parent Meeting - 1/16

The parent meetings at Elkins Pointe will be in English and Spanish on January 16th as follows.

  • 8:00 am presented English by Title I Parent Liaison Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles in English - Introduction to High School Transition in the Media Center
  • 6:00 pm in Spanish presented by Bi-Lingual Parent Liaison Koritza Rodriquez in Spanish - Latino Family Night for Rising 9th Grade Parents in the Café

This is a Parent University Workshop to help parents "Prepare for the Rigors High School." The meeting will be recorded as a PowerPoint webinar and posted on the Elkins Pointe website on the "Parent Resource Center" tab. Note: Additional High School Transition Dates & Meetings will be announced in January 2018 and a Parent Resource Open House will be held on January 31st. All parents are invited.

To view High School Transition Guide 2018, click here


Past Parent University 

Presentations & Resources


Office 365 Clinic - Parent University - 1/12

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Office 365 Clinic - Parent University - 1/12
Did you know that your child can work on an assignment anywhere in the world and on any computer in the world? Come learn how to use the Cloud/Office 365 on Friday, January 11th at a Parent University Digital Day Clinic.

This workshop will feature our onsite Office 365 Tech Specialist Trent Stapleton. Parents should bring their child to this workshop with them because Trent Stapleton will teach your child how to store files in the cloud, share a file with their teacher and answer questions about OneNote, Outlook and more. The workshop will also address File Sharing and Copyright/Piracy.

This workshop will take place in the Media Center from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and during all three-grade level lunches: (NOTE: STUDENTS SHOULD BRING LAPTOPS)
  • 8:00 to 9:00 AM - Parent & student Learn Before School
  • 12:06 to 12:31 PM - Parent & 8th-grade Lunch & Learn
  • 12:59 to 1:24 PM - Parent & 6th-grade Lunch & Learn 
  • 1:52 to 2:17 PM - Parent & 7th-grade Lunch & Learn
Students may not attend without a parent because this is Parent University. During lunch and learn, students should bring their laptop and lunch to the Media Center and sit at the table with their parent. Parents are welcome to bring their lunch also. Parents may attend without their student, but it is recommended to for the student to attend too. Unaccompanied parents may drop into any session or come by between 9 am - 12:00 pm to ask specific questions about Office 365, OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook, etc.

If you have questions about this workshop, please email Title I Parent Liaison, Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles at ohanlon@fultonschools.org.


"Learn to Love  Lexile Levels!"

Look for a series of videos/Facebook Live mini-tutorials on Lexile Levels!

Media Specialist Jennifer Newman and Data Specialist Bronwyn Snell will FB LIVE video information on Lexile Levels in the Library and explain how they pertain to the Georgia Milestones, CCRPI, the GA State Standards. This parent training will be posted to the Parent Resource tab.  Stay tuned for "Learn to Love   Lexile Levels!"


"ADDRESSING THE HARD STUFFParent Seminar -12/6 @ 6PM

Slide1.jpgParents are invited to a Parent Seminar on Teen Self-Esteem, Conflict Resolution, Bullying, & Communication on December 6th @ 6 PM in the Elkins Pointe Medic Center. This presentation will be put on by a team at Elkins Pointe Middle School, headed by Mariah Danzler from Summit Hill Counseling who will give you practical ways to build your relationship using communication with your children. "Hard Stuff" topics:

• Teen Self-Esteem

•  Bullying

•  Conflict Resolution & Communication

•  Practical Information & Takeaway Skills for parents of teens

This Parent University presentation is brought to you by 

Summit Onsite Therapist, Mariah Danzler

The content of this seminar is for Parents ONLY!

Onsite Therapist Mariah Danzler, Summit Counseling Group, presentation.

Below is the video of the Parent Seminar and the PowerPoint Presentation (click here).



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w/MRS. OKIYAMA! -10/3

Date:  Tuesday, October 3

Place: Mrs. Okiyama's Classroom (D-110)

Time:  7:45 am...We weren't kidding about EARLY MORNING!!!

Question? How Do I get in the Building that early?  Answer: Come to the side of the building to the 7th-grade door. Park in the employee parking lot and we will let you into the door right next to Mrs. Okiyama's room, D-110.

What? Mrs. Okiyama will be giving parents a presentation on how to help your child be successful in ELA. Here are the topics that will be covered:

  1. Annotating a reading selection
  2. Close Reading of a reading selection
  3. Samples of narrative revising (4 point questions for milestones)

Who? All Parents are INVITED! All parents have a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to PARENT UNIVERSITY!

Presentation Materials:



Parent University Workshops
Parent University Workshops are offered throughout the year and at varied times of day (morning, lunchtime, & evenings) and as in-person classes or webinars (i.e. Facebook Live) to help parents learn ways to help their child at home. If you have a subject you would like to see our school present as a Parent University Workshop, please email Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles.
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Help Your Child @ Home Workshops


Self-Guided - Get Organized w/Titan Binder! 

Click HERE for the Workshop!

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017  
  • Place: On Social Media ( Facebook & Twitter)
  • Who?   All Parents & Families
  • Why?  While parents and students were home after Huricane Irma, the Elkins Pointe Parent Liaison posted this workshop to give students and parents a productive project to take their minds off the school closings. 
  • What? Whilst parents are home with their children due to inclement weathr, they can make use of the time by helping to clean out their Titan Binder.

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Webinar LIVE from EPMS! ♥️ Titan Binder Check Prep

  • Date: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
  • Time: @ 1 pm on the Facebook Page of Elkins Pointe Parent Liaison(https://www.facebook.com/elkinspointe.parentliaison)
  • Place: Online. Tune in on Facebook @ 1 pm to watch the LIVE broadcast or watch anytime after with or without your child. if you don't have social media the video will be posted to the Elkins Pointe website before/or on Saturday, Sept. 1st. This way you can watch it over the weekend and before Monday's Binder Check!
  • Who?   All Parents & Families
  • What? Our 8th-grade AVID students will walk us through a binder check. For those parents new to the Titan Binder system of organization, this is a MUST WATCH for you and your child.
  • Targets: Organizational skills to improve the academic areas of ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Connections, World Languages and Reading.
  • Wow! Binder checks are conducted every Monday in WINN time, so watching this Parent University video and using the weekend to help your child get organized, hole-punched, and in good shape for their binder check is going to be awesome!!


"Solving the Riddle of Tutorials⁉️" Workshop

  • Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Time: @ 8:30 am...Don't Be Late‼️ You can come early at 8:15 am, but we are starting at 8:30 am sharp.
  • Place: in Room A-151 in the AVID Classroom (adjacent to the Connections hallway and next to Mrs. Lindesay's room)
  • Who?  All Parents
  • What? Using "Riddles," parents will learn in a hands-on way to teach their child to study for a test or quiz. We need you to be on time because this is a hands-on lesson and it is going to be FUN!
  • Targets: Study skills to improve the academic areas of ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Connections, World Languages and Reading.
  • WOW! This is one of the most important SKILLS you can reinforce with your child at home. It will serve them well in middle school, high school and into college!
  • Presentation Materials:


Transition & TAG Workshops


8th Grade Parent Meeting to Prep for High School Transition

  • Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Time: @ 7:40 am and at 4:30 pm 
  • Place: in the Media Center
  • Who will be presenting?  Ms. Norma Toner and Dr. Bearden
  • What? Mrs. Norma Toner begins the meeting with the details of the 8th Grade GA Trip and how it ties into the 8th grade Social Studies Curriculum (20 mins).  The second portion of the meeting will discuss the timeline parents should expect for Transition activities.  Dr. Bearden will give an overview of what to expect in the 8th-grade year and how best to prepare your child and yourself for a smooth transition. 
  • Targets: 8th-grade parents 
  • Info: Follow up meetings will be held in early 2018 to give parents a better understanding of the verification process.  Counselors from Milton High School and Roswell High School will be invited to help steer parents through the process.
  • Presentation Materials:


TAG Parent Meeting - 2017

  • Date:  August 23, 2017 (before Curriculum Night)
  • Time & Place: 5:00 - 5:30 pm in the Gym 
  • Who will be presenting?  Mr. Adam Hardigree and Dr. Bearden
  • What?  Mr. Adam Hardigree, Northwestern Learning Community & EPMS Teacher of the Year, will address the "Talented and Gifted" aka TAG and Accelerated processes at Elkins Pointe. 
  • Targets:  TAG and Accelerated  
  • Info: Follow up meetings will be held in early 2018 to give parents a better understanding of the verification process concerning TAG/Accelerated at the high school level.  Counselors from Milton High School and Roswell High School will be invited to help steer parents through the process.
  • Link to Presentation: http://prezi.com/walljmj6r73t/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

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    Middle School 101 - Transition to Middle School with Q&A
    • ALL Parents are invited on July 31st from 8:30 am - 9:15 am to the EPMS Cafeteria for a Parent University Workshop, which includes a "Fireside Chat" with Principal Smith, and Assistant Principal Ida Ward. 
    • "Middle School 101" presentation by Title I Parent Liaison, Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles, and followed by a Q & A!
    • Presentation:  https://www.smore.com/0e51a ​​​​
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    Device Workshops


    Device Webinar on Facebook Live - 8/14 @ 6:30 pm

    • The webinar will be presented on Facebook Live and will be available on Facebook for viewing.
    • On Monday, Aug. 14th at 6:30 pm, Title I Parent Liaison, Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles will give a Parent University Webinar to present information on the Dell Latitude Laptops.
    • Parents can watch the webinar on the "friend" Facebook Page of Elkins Pointe Parent Liaison https://www.facebook.com/elkinspointe.parentliaison

    Dell Latitude Student Laptop Info

    ed "Advice on Devices" on Facebook LIVE, you can watch the video here. 

    Device Q&A in the Media Center - 8/15 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am

    • Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 15th from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in the Media Center
    • Members of our Technology Team will be on-hand to answer questions.
    • All parents are invited to stop by, touch-and-feel the device, and ask questions in person. Sign up to help...Device Roll-Out Volunteers Needed​​​

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    ​​North Learning Community Meetings

    Next NLC Meeting:

    NLC Mtg @Dunwoody Springs on Nov. 7, 2017​

    NLC Meeting Presentation​​:

    NLC Meeting @ EPMS on Sept. 20, 2017​

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