Crabapple Crossing Elementary

Principal's Newsletter

April 14, 2017

Dr. Rachel Williams, Principal

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

Your kids have been so great this week at getting back in the swing of routines. We began Georgia Milestones testing on Thursday and our students are off to an excellent start. I assure you the work they are required to do in their classes is probably more difficult than what is being asked of them on the assessment. We are confident they are quite prepared. There seems to be a great deal of misinformation circulating in our community about testing and we just want to encourage you to come in and speak with us directly when you have questions. Mrs. Richardson handles all assessments and she is more than willing to accommodate a face to face conference.

I want to spotlight our Employees of the Month for March. Our teacher was Alisa Dallas, kindergarten, and Gandhi Satsangi was our classified employee. Please see the pictures below. Mrs. Dallas is a very special teacher. She is kind, compassionate and very comprehensive in her work. When you enter her classroom, her strengths are in the details. She is a model for teachers in her academic work and professional relationships. What a gem to have on staff!

Gandhi is a gentleman you may not know much about. He is a quiet man who keeps to himself mainly due to his significant job of keeping all of our technology up and running. What a huge amount of pressure especially as we head into online testing with hundreds of devices. We appreciate his attentiveness to our staff and his expertise in the field of technology.

We are excited about Colt’s Cup and Hands On CCE next Saturday, April 22nd. Please make sure you have noted this change in date. More details can be found in this newsletter.

I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend. If you are in town, the City of Milton holds an annual egg hunt. This is definitely an event you can enjoy with family!

Spring ‘Hand’s On’ event: Saturday, April 22 ! (9:30am - 11:30am)

After the Colt’s Fun Run, hang out to help provide a beautiful place for your children to learn.

Did you know, all landscape work (other than grass cutting) is paid for and completed by volunteers? This includes weeding, mulch, planting, watering, etc.

Come make a difference and show your kids how we help our community.

There will be a variety of projects where you and your children can lend a hand.

Please bring work gloves, shovels and wheelbarrow/garden carts.


Contact Cory Kelsh 404-819-0680 or

CCES Chorus to Perform at Georgia Swarm Game on 4/29

The CCES Chorus invites you to join them for a group outing at the Georgia Swarm's April 29th home game. Please open the link below for ticket information and details. Ticket order forms and checks should be sent directly to Georgia Swarm at the address provided:

CCES Places 14th at the 2017 Georgia K-8 State Chess Championship

The Crabapple Crossing K-5 Chess Team tied for 12th and placed 14th after tie breaks at the 2017 Georgia K-8 Team State Chess Championship. We are so proud of the team!

Congratulations to all the team members: Dhvanish Vaghela, Ananya Tadepalli, Idhanth Premkumar, Shuban Doddi, Saanvi Movva, Siddhu Jitta, and Nitish Ashok.

To join the chess club, go to or call 770-575-5802.

Georgia Milestones Testing Schedule

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No Visitors or Volunteers During Testing

Please remember that no lunch visitors or volunteers will be allowed in the building from April 13th - April 27th. Together, we want to provide the most quiet and stress free environment for our students as they take the Georgia Milestones test.

Thank you for your understanding.

Parents of Students with IEPS – Parent Survey

Please CLICK HERE if you are the parent of a student with a disability who has an IEP. You will be directed to a 10 question survey which will take less than 5 minutes to complete. The Fulton County Schools Special Education Department and Parent Mentors appreciate your feedback so that we can continue to improve programming for students and support for parents.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our SEC Parent Mentors:

Patti Grayson for North Fulton –

Sabrinia Gresham for South Fulton –

Kindergarten/New Student Registration for Fall 2017

K/New Registration for FALL 2017


Wednesday, May 3rd (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Thursday, May 4th (8:00 am – 6:00 pm)

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

Paperwork required for Kindergarten Students

If your child will not have all the materials required (because they have a summer birthday),

Registration will continue all summer long.

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

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

See our website in May for summer registration hours.


Please allow us a full 24 hours to place your student.

Paperwork required for New Students

Questions concerning registration?


Upcoming Events

4/13-4/27 Georgia Milestones

4/18 Katie Reeves' Community Meeting, 9:30 am, Hopewell MS

4/19 Katha Stuart's Community Meeting, 6:30 pm, Roswell HS

4/21 Walk to School Day

4/22 Colts Cup and Hands On CCE

4/28 PTO Meeting, 10:30 am