Comet Connection

September Edition

Principal's Message

Greetings Britt Families,

What a great start to the school year. Despite the challenges that this pandemic has brought, your positive attitudes have made all the difficulties manageable. We have settled into our routines at school just as you have settled into yours at home. If we keep this up, we are headed for an amazing school year.

I want to congratulate our three Teacher of the Year finalists: Taylor Cooper, Marsha Kennerly, and Breana Vining. Their colleagues nominated these teachers for this honor, and a committee selected them to compete for the Teacher of the Year honor. We are fortunate to have such brilliant teachers here at Britt. Each one represents the best in instructional expertise, collegiality, and professionalism.

Your support is just as critical to the success of our students as our teachers. Thank you to those who have applied for our School Council. Your input is essential as we navigate this year. Another great way to participate is through our PTA. Our PTA supports our students and staff each year. You can join the PTA through My Payment Plus. To contact the PTA, please email them at

We have many activities going on this month. Please see the calendar below for our many events. A big one coming soon is our first Digital Learning Day. Watch your email for more information from your child's teacher about what to expect that day.

This year holds so much potential. It is always amazing to see how students grow and change. Together, we will make this year terrific.

Best regards,

Melissa Madsen

Mark your calendar for upcoming events:

September 8 -- Picture Day Grades 1, 2, & 5

September 9 -- Picture Day Grades K, 3, & 4

September 9 -- Title I Annual Parent Meeting Night (Virtual) at 6 pm

September 10 -- All Pro Dads (in-person) in Cafe at 7:30 am

September 14 -- Digital Learning Day for all students all-day

September 14 -- District IV Board of Education Meeting at Berkmar High School 405 Pleasant Hill Road in Lilburn

6:30 Board Meet and Greet

7 pm Board Meetings with our District IV Representative and Board Chair Everton Blair, Jr.
September 16 -- Skate Night at Sparkles 6 pm
September 17 -- Progress Reports Go Home-- check your email
September 21 -- Hearing and Vision Screening for 3rd and 4th graders
September 21, 22, & 23 -- CogAT for 1st, 2nd, 5th grade students
September 23 -- School Council Meeting

September 24 -- PJ Day

October 7 -11 -- Fall Break

October 20 -- Digital Learning and Conference Day

October 21 -- Early Release Day School Ends at 12:50

Title I Parent Meeting-- September 9 at 6 pm

On September 9 at 6 pm, Britt will host our Annual Title I Parent Night. This is your opportunity to learn how Title I funding supports our school. This meeting will be virtual. The link will be available closer to the meeting date.

Comet Captains-- Calling All 5th Graders

Comet Captain is Britt E.S.'s peer leadership group for 5th grade. These students run our morning news show, perform service projects, and learn leadership skills. If you are interested in joining this group, please pick up an application from Ms. Singleton or Ms. Mance. Digital students can email Applications are due Friday, September 10.

All Pro Dads

Our first All Pro Dads meeting will be held on September 10 at 7:30 in our Cafe. This is a great time for dads to spend time with their dads on their turf.

To RSVP, please go to

Chorus is Starting

Chorus is beginning at Britt. All in-person or digital fourth and fifth grade students can join this great group. Practices are on Thursdays at 7:30 starting on September 16. For a chorus application, pick one up in the Music Room or email

School Hours: 8:50-3:20

Arrival begins at 8:20 am

Tardy bell rings at 8:50-- Parents must come inside to check out students after this time.

Dismissal begins at 3:20 pm. Car rider dismissal ends at 3:45 pm-- after this time, you must come inside to pick up your student.

Students checked out after 3 pm may be delayed until all dismissal processes are completed.

Office Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

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