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2018-2019: Rich Learning; Enriched Students

Our Mission: Arbor Springs Committed to Student Success.

Our Vision: We ensure the success of each student by providing high-level, engaging work for all learners and leaders to meet the needs of all stakeholders.
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From Dr. Durrance

Congratulations to our 2019 Teacher of the Year, Michele Eubanks, and to runners up Celia Huey and Randi Kelly!

Thank you for joining us for Pastries with Parents! Despite a rainy couple of days, we had a terrific turnout! Many thanks to everyone who helped, including our FBI and PTA!

March brings us many fun literacy activities, including reading caves and our annual March Madness book "playoff." Ask your student which books are his or her favorites. I enjoyed Potato Pants and Grumpy Monkey, among others! Other events in March include Grab Bag Surprise Reading during the week of March 6-14 and Dress Up as a Book Character on March 8. Which character will you choose?

The REACH referral period for kindergarten opened March 1 and will remain open through the 31st. Parents and/or teachers can refer students for screening.

We are quickly approaching Milestones time. Dr. Tarleton and I will be hosting a parent information night on March 19th at 6 PM in the media center. Please join us if you can. We will discuss our recent writing assessments and give you more information and resources for the upcoming tests.

Parents, you are probably aware of a viral internet hoax known as the Momo Challenge. Our county tech department is working to block all references to "Momo" as well as the use of the term in any Google search on county-owned devices. Meanwhile, CNN published an article today stating that there is little evidence that the hoax actually exists (Click here for a link to their report). This is a good opportunity for you to have a conversation with your child about internet safety and the importance of letting an adult know about anything on the internet that makes them feel scared or uncomfortable.

Please go to our website or click on the link below for our calendar. As always, thank you for everything you do to support our school!

Dr. Durrance

From the PTA

A reminder about Spring Fling on March 22 (yes, it's early this year!). Notes regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer will be coming home with your students.

We will have two spirit nights in March! One will be March 12 at Chick Fil A Thomas Crossroads, and another March 14 at Urban Air. Please come and support our school!

Thank you!

Counselor's Corner

Mrs. Clay’s Counseling Corner

We celebrate the contributions of social workers during National Social Work Month in March. They confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential and make our nation a better place to live. Thank you to Ms. Shannon Adams for all you do for the families at Arbor Springs Elementary and other Coweta County schools!

Character Word of the Month:

This month character word is dependability! Dependability means to be counted on and trusted. As parents, it is our job to prepare our children for the increased responsibilities they will face as they grow into adults. We do this by teaching them to be dependable with small commitments at first. As children master small obligations, they become increasingly prepared to manage greater things.

One of the most important things we can do in this area is set a good example for our children. If they see that we follow through on the commitments that we make, they will recognize the importance of keeping the promises they make.

Jr. BETA Reminders:

BETA Meeting/EOY Party Thursday, March 7 2:30 pm-3:25 pm in Ms. Householder’s Room

All community service logs and leadership plans are due by March 18.

For school counseling program updates, please visit Mrs.Clay's Counseling Corner.

Keivia Clay,

School Counselor

Milestones schedule for 2019

See the image below for our Milestones schedule for 3rd-5th grade students!
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GA Milestones Resources

GA Online Experience - This resource provides students and parents the opportunity to see the online testing platform and use a variety of tools offered.

End of Grade Study/Resource Guides -- Check out sample questions and responses for the Milestones.

From the Clinic

The school year is passing by quickly. Thank you all so much for being such supportive parents. Thank you for keeping your children home when they needed to be home. Please continue to encourage and enforce hand washing!! That is our best line of defense against illness. It is also not too late to get your flu shot. Flu season is not over, so we need to remain vigilant.

Fifth grade parents: Are you ready for middle school??  It is just around the corner. During the month of March, if your child needs immunization for middle school, you will be receiving a letter. Middle school is very strict in its requirement that all students be up to date on their immunizations.

March is also the beginning of allergy season! We have already seen pollen on our cars!! So if you need to send any allergy medications to school, please do. Nothing is worse than trying to study when your nose is running and you are sneezing and coughing. All medications must be in the original package with labels intact. Parents need to bring the medication to the clinic so a medication form can be completed.

Also, our lost and found is full. We always go through the stack and look for names and we return them to their rightful owner. If you are missing an item, please come look through our stack of coats and most important put your child’s name in them so we can return them.

If you ever have questions please don’t hesitate to call.

Mrs. Rebecca, School Nurse

Upcoming Events

See our online calendar here for a complete listing of all events.