Crabapple Crossing Elementary

Principal's Newsletter

May 12, 2017

Dr. Rachel Williams, Principal

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

What a wonderful week it has been here at CCES. This week, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation 2017. Thank you to all of the students, families, and volunteers who brought in special treats and cards daily. On behalf of our entire staff, we want to say thank you for a delicious lunch on Wednesday provided by our families. You made us all feel so special.

We are nearing the end of such a great school year and the events keep coming. This week, we had special performances from our kindergarteners and Chorus/Orff students on two separate nights. Thanks to our music teachers, Mr. DeStefano and Mrs. Ingraham, for preparing our children to showcase their talents. Both evenings were outstanding!

Today, we celebrated our volunteers who do so much for our school community throughout the year. From leading in the science lab, to organizing copies, to volunteering in the media center or becoming a mystery reader, your help is appreciated! There is so much our volunteers do behind the scenes to make our school run efficiently. We appreciate you more than words could describe. Thanks to all of the volunteers who could join us for a special breakfast this morning.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I want to recognize all of our CCES moms and thank them for the hard work they do each day. Being a mom in itself is a full time job and I have so much admiration for all of you who do it day in and day out. I hope you have a special weekend with your family that includes some relaxation.

Again, please make sure you have marked your calendars for Field Day and class parties. We hope to see you at one or both events. Have a fantastic weekend!

Invitation to Field Day Opening Ceremonies

You are invited to the opening ceremonies for Field Day on Thursday morning, May 18th, at 8 am on the back field. The ceremonies will last about 45 minutes.

All are welcome!

FCS Strategic Plan 2022


Please click on the link below to view the draft of the FCS Strategic Plan 2022. A short video was also shared on Twitter last Friday by Dr. Williams. If you would like to give input, feel free to do so. There is an email address located on page one in the golden shaded area at the bottom.

K/New Student Registration for Fall 2017

Registration for the rest of the school year: May 15-18 , from 9–12, T, W, Th only

Summer registration hours beginning May 29th: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 - 1

Note: No student may register unless all required documents are in hand.

See website for: Paperwork required for Kindergarten Students

If you cannot register right away, help us plan for your child.

Send an e-mail to with your child's name and grade.

End of year reminders

Please remember to pick up any student medications from the clinic by the last day of school, Thursday, May 25th. Fulton County policy does not allow medications to be stored over the summer. Any medications not picked up will be discarded.

If you can't find your child's belongings - lunchbox, coat, sweater or jacket, please stop by the school and check the lost and found located by the gym. Any items not claimed by May 19th will be donated to various charities.

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NWMS Spring Chorus Concert

You’re invited to the Northwestern Middle School Spring Chorus Concert. You’ll hear lots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Dance favorites! It’s going to be a great show you don’t want to miss on Monday, May 15, 7pm, Milton High School Auditorium. Admission is free. We hope to see you there and we would love for rising 6th graders to sing with us next year! Please email Ms. Grant at to register for 2017-18 6th grade chorus at NMS. Go Wildcats!

Student Release Days 2017-18

CCES will have three full student release days for the 2017-2018 school year. These dates are: September 1, October 5, and March 8. All of these dates coincide with a long weekend. Please keep in mind, student attendance has an impact on our school score; otherwise, known as CCRPI. We strongly encourage you to take a look at the FCS calendar and make plans for extended vacations on these dates if possible. Our SGC strategically picked these dates to align with Milton and Northwestern; therefore, all students are out of school making travel easier for our families. We appreciate your consideration as we strive to make student attendance a priority.

Upcoming Events

5/16 Katie Reeves' Community Meeting, Webb Br. MS, 9:30 am

5/17 Katha Stuart's Community Meeting, Roswell North ES, 9:30 am

5/18 Field Day

5/22 4th grade party - 12 pm

5/22 1st grade party - 1 pm

5/23 2nd grade party - 1 pm

5/24 3rd grade party - 9 am

5/24 Kindergarten party - 1 pm

5/24 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

5/25 Last Day of School