Indian Knoll Elementary

Letter from the Principal

Firebird Families,

Spring is in the air and we are moving into state assessment season. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be taking the Milestone Assessment starting April 15th. We are confident that our students are well prepared to shine on this test. Please make sure during this window of time that your child is well rested and comes to school promptly on a regular basis.

As we prepare for the 2019-2020 school year, our teaching staff and projected student enrollment will be very consistent with current numbers. We are fortunate to have a very dedicated faculty and anticipate the teaching teams to look very similar to this year. We are currently finalizing the class rosters and registering new kindergartners.

This is a very exciting time of year and we will be celebrating the successes of our students through positive DoJo points, continued honor roll assemblies, Firebird Feathers, and PBIS House Meetings. Our students continue to amaze me with their academic accomplishments and good character. We appreciate your partnership and thank you for supporting us along the way.

Kim Cerasoli

CCSD Counselor of the Year - Mrs. Colleen DeLosh

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CONGRATULATIONS to one of IKES very own guidance counselors, Mrs. Colleen DeLosh, on being selected as this year's CCSD Counselor of the Year! What an honor to have Mrs. DeLosh selected. She is an incredible asset to our school and Firebird family! Thank you, Mrs. DeLosh for everything you do for our students!

Counselor's Corner

Mrs. Colleen DeLosh – Grades 3-5

Mrs. Lori Waycaster – Grades K-2

The 2018-1019 school year has been busy, quick, and full of learning. Thank you for allowing us to share in the lives of your children. During the month of April we will be assisting in administering the GA Milestones to 3rd-5th grades.

Give A Kid A Chance is a program that is offered to all Cherokee County students that provides outreach to families for the 2019-2020 school year. If you or anyone you know may need new backpacks, supplies, clothing, hearing/vision/dental screenings or haircuts, please let one of the counselors know and we can provide you with the form or sign up online at

If you or anyone you know is in need of resources please feel free to contact either one of us at: or

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March Employee of the Month - Mrs. Carli Marinelli

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February Employee of the Month - Mrs. Kristin Towns

2nd Grade Performance and PTA Meeting/ Elections

Tuesday, April 16th, 6:15pm

3635 Univeter Road

Canton, GA

Come watch our IKES 2nd graders perform! The performance will be preceded by our annual PTA meeting where we will vote to elect nominated board members.
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IKES Spirit Night at Culver's!

Tuesday, April 9th, 4pm

6778 Hickory Flat Highway

Canton, GA

Spring is in the air and it's beginning to warm up! What better way to celebrate than a grilled burger and frozen custard from Culver's?! Fill your tummies and help your school! Come out between 4 and 8 pm with your family and friends! A portion of IKES sales come back to our school! Thank you in advance for your support!
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The Battle has been WON!!

The battle was fierce and fun was had by all!! The Penny Wars was a HUGE success!! Thank you to all of our students, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and staff members!! Big thanks to Mrs. Peppers' class also for helping to count over 3000 coins for us; what great helpers! Because of your generosity, we were able to raise $3,375.11 to be donated to St. Jude's!! All houses put up impressive points, but the greatest number of points goes to our Orange Owls!! Congratulations! See our points totals below!

#1 Place ORANGE OWLS (+15,643)

#2 Place RED CARDINALS (+12,257)

#3 Place GREEN HAWKS (+3,999)

#4 Place PURPLE PELICANS (-2, 386)

#5 Place YELLOW FALCONS (-7,196)

#6 Place BLUE EAGLES (-13,125)

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It's Box Night at Marco's for IKES Kindergarten and 1st graders!

Tuesday, April 16th, 11:30am

4280 Hickory Flat Highway

Canton, GA

Come on out Kindergarten and 1st grade students!! It's your box night! Visit Marco's (or call in delivery) at Hickory Flat Hwy, order your favorite pizza(s) and receive it in a beautifully decorated pizza box by none other than your talented Kindergartner or 1st grader! This is a really fun spirit night that the kids all enjoy!

Nerf Night/Parents Night Out at Master Kim's Taekwondo

Saturday, April 20th, 6-9pm

6175 Hickory Flat Highway

Canton, GA

Announcing Nerf Night - Parents Night Out at Master Kim's Taekwondo on Saturday, April 20th! This is not an IKES or CCSD event but Master Kim's has generously offered to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to our PTA! Space is limited to the first 40 children so act fast to take advantage of this fun night out for your child and for you!! Call or Email Master Kim's Taekwondo directly to reserve your spot!
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Thank you to all of our families who participated in Bingo Night on March 15th! We had a huge turnout and everyone had such a great time!! We also want to thank all of our vendors for coming and helping to make the night a success! And of course, the night went off without a hitch thanks to the hard work and dedication of many parents and volunteers.
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Cultural Arts Night at IKES!

What a beautiful night to celebrate the arts! And what art could possibly be more beautiful than those created by our children?! A big thank you to Mrs. Amy Norton and Mrs. Julie Bryant for tapping into our children to get those creative juices flowing. Our students are incredibly lucky to have such talented influences. From the beautiful music of the chorus to the sensational art created in Art class, the kids really showed out. Thanks for supporting our art department with your purchase.

Teachers are Our Superheroes - Teacher Appreciation Week March 25 -29th

A huge thank you far and wide to those who gave their time and resources to ensure that our teachers and staff know how much they are loved and appreciated! Special shout out to our committee chair Allison Talley for organizing all of the lunches this week and planning our awesome theme. Our teachers felt the love in their hearts and bellies as they were treated to yummy treats each day! We hope they know that they are truly their students' superhero (and ours too)! Thank you for all you do!

We had a Dino-Mite time at the Book Fair!

Children came out in droves to add to their reading collections. With a wide array of books for all ages and interests, our book fair was a huge success!

Remember that online ordering for this year's book fair goes through APRIL 3rd!

March 22 – April 3: online ordering at

Our teachers will be putting together wish boxes of books that they would love to add to their classroom libraries. Please consider purchasing one of these titles for your child’s class!

Cherokee Children's Dentistry Let our family treat your family

Imagine a dental office based on developing relationships with your family... That’s what Cherokee Children’s Dentistry is all about! For over 11 years, Dr. Miles Mazzawi, Dr. Anthea Drew Mazzawi, and Dr. Nirali Procter have been Canton’s hometown pediatric dentist. Our mission is to provide the highest level of dentistry while providing a safe, fun, and engaging environment for your children. We are parents, just like you! And we know how important is it to have a trusting relationship with your child’s healthcare provider. At Cherokee Children’s Dentistry, our team of doctors, hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative staff is committed to providing you and your family with the highest level of patient care and customer service. From the moment you walk in, you’re family! Come on in and see what “relationship based dentistry” is all about.

A visit from Dr. Miles Mazzawi!

Thank you to our wonderful business sponsor and community partner, Dr. Miles Mazzawi and Cherokee Children's Dentistry for visiting us last month to teach our kindergarten and first grade classes about the importance of good dental health! The kids loved the fun, interactive presentation!
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Spirit Rock Painting!!

We have had several parents and/ or family members inquire about hiring someone to paint the spirit rock for their special event. We want to make this a little easier by listing some of those individuals who offer these services on the Spirit Rock FAQ tab on the IKES PTA website, including Tay's Paints, Art by Amanda and Painted Pebbles. Please click on the Spirit Rock FAQ tab here to find links to their Facebook pages.

**Please remember that these services are not affiliated with IKES PTA and will require a separate, additional payment to the artist. Before you book any paint services, please be sure you have reserved and paid your rock reservation with IKES PTA.

Special thanks to our 2018-2019 IKES PTA Business Sponsors!

Thank you to our Firebird Flash Card Sponsors!

If you are a PTA member, don't forget to use your Firebird Flash Card for great discounts at over 50 local businesses. For a complete list of participating vendors, click here. If you are not yet a PTA member, join PTA today and start saving!!
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We love to hear from you! Please contact us with any suggestions, comments or questions!

Rachel Chapman Co-President

Jennifer Severson Co-President

Valerie Holman Treasurer

Alison Waites Secretary

Christine Dagostino Vice President

Sara Kirkpatrick Vice President

Andrea Ondeck Vice President

Brenna Pittaway Vice President

Jeanette Smith Vice President

Katrina Brown Parliamentarian