MCAA Principal Weekly Message

October 21, 2020

MCAA Endowment with the Marietta Schools Foundation

The Marietta City Schools Foundation supports our entire school district. MCAA created an endowment through the Foundation last year. Our operating budget for the 2020-2021 school year has been cut due to COVID, so the funds collected will go toward staff development, campus improvements, and teaching supplies that will benefit ALL students.

CLICK HERE to donate directly - please indicate MCAA in the "Additional Information" section.

Everyone that donates $20 or more will receive a NEW MCAA magnet!

Treat your family and yourself with a home cooked meal - cooked by someone else! Pre-order from Marietta's very own Carriage House and a % of the proceeds will go to the Foundation. CLICK HERE FOR A FANTASTIC DINNER

The House that orders the most dinners will earn a badge!


Calling all Rockets!! The 2020 –2021 Reflections competition is here. The theme this year is “I Matter Because…!” There are many categories to enter: visual arts, music composition, photography, literature, dance choreography, and film production. Create for one or more of these areas. Submission deadline is November 5th so let’s get creative and make some art!! The House with the most entries will earn a badge!

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Uniform Update & House Shirt Orders

Starting January 2021, students will be required to wear khakis or jeans with MCAA or Marietta spirit wear, logoed shirts/sweatshirts, OR shirts/sweatshirts that are the SOLID school colors (light blue, navy, maroon). Sweatshirts worn IN CLASS will need to be MCAA or Marietta attire as well. Stock up now and order through PTSA!


Don’t miss out! The next opportunity to order your House shirt is NOW! Orders will be accepted today, 10/21, through 11/5 at 11:59 p.m. CLICK HERE TO ORDER

House shirts that were ordered during the extension period of the first round of orders will go home tomorrow afternoon.

Please reach out to Katy Phillips at with any questions.

Principal Chat about Phase IV - TOMORROW 10/22

Phase IV will begin November 9th. Join Dr. Patterson as she discusses changes that may occur with schedules. She will also be available to talk about our School Improvement Plan and Title I funding.

Principal Patterson CHAT on October 22nd at 7:00pm


Meeting ID: 857 7152 9021

Passcode: MCAA

Transportation & Office News


If you plan to utilize an MCS school bus to transport your student to and from school,

you MUST register your student to ride the bus.

Transportation changes

Please email all transportation changes to and cc teachers of changes. 3:30 is the last time for transportation changes.

Checking Students In/Out

When checking students in/ students out please ring the bell and start the google form process with the QR code.

Car Pool

Please have your carpool tag visible during carpool. Do not remove it once your child’s number has been taken. If you need additional tags please email

Before School and After School Starts Monday, 10/26

We will begin to offer SAFE BSP and ASP on Monday, 10/26. To get more information and register, CLICK HERE

Congratulations Coach Rivers

Coach Rivers was awarded the Rose Wing "Teacher of Excellence" award at the Marietta City Schools BOE meeting last night. She earned the award for consistently being "Above the Line" and spreading positivity everywhere she goes!
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The Center for Family Resources: Thanks for Giving

Because every family deserves the Thanksgiving tradition. It’s more than a meal.

For 35 years, the Center for Family Resources (CFR) has been providing families in Cobb County with food for Thanksgiving~ they believe that Thanks for Giving is more than a meal. It is an opportunity for families to create and continue family traditions, to gather with loved ones and to give thanks in a way meaningful to them.

CFR’s goal is 1,000 Thanks for Giving food boxes for 1,000 families. Marietta City Schools has always participated in this effort and while this year might look different we know we can still help make this happen.

How can you help?

* Become a Smart Stuffer Packing Partner - Please see attached flyer and sign up today

*Visit for additional ways to support families throughout Cobb County.

MSGA Siblings

If your MCAA child has a sibling at MSGA, we are happy to have them walk back and forth from our carline. To make it as safe as possible, we will require them to walk in a group. If you are interested in your MSGA child participating in this, please contact Sara Evans at:

Sara and I will work out the details this week and let everyone know the plan!