Crabapple Crossing Elementary

Principal's Newsletter

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August 19, 2016

Dr. Rachel Williams, Principal

From the Principal

Dear Parents,


Week two is in the books! I want to thank you for your support as this week we reviewed enrollment numbers and anticipate adding a fourth grade class. We should have confirmation late today or Monday, and parents will be notified once a decision has been made. Smaller class sizes are always a plus, so thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we navigate this process.


In last Friday’s newsletter, you may have seen a note from Mrs. Greene, our data clerk. We have started an attendance incentive program for our Colts this year and we are really trying to keep student absences at a minimum. Thanks for your support with this new initiative. Along these same lines, I want to remind you we created three full release days for students this year and our hope is that you plan to take vacations around those long weekend times. The dates are September 2, October 12, and January 13.


New in the cafeteria this year, students will only be allowed to purchase snacks or ice cream on Fridays. Please remember, beginning Monday you are allowed to join your child for lunch. I know many of you have been waiting!


I want to personally thank the leaders and members of Crabapple First Baptist Church. Last Sunday a few of our staff members joined them for a Sunday evening picnic and we were presented with more book donations for our newly formed book room. Please enjoy a few pics below.


Lastly, we hope to see you soon at Curriculum Nights! On Tuesday, August 30th, I will be here with Ms. Lundy to welcome our K-2 parents. On Wednesday, August 31st, Mrs. Richardson, Ms. Moore, and Mrs. Jones will be here to support 3-5. Please look for us in the main office area if you have any questions. The time is 6:00-7:30. This is preferably a parent event, but if you do not have a babysitter arranged you are more than welcome to bring your child. Please know they will be following you to the various classes.

Upcoming Events

8/24 Cub Scout Interest Night, 5:30-7:30 pm

8/25 Girl Scout Interest Meeting, 6 pm

8/25 Watch D.O.G.S. Kickoff at Friendship Park, 6:30 pm

8/26 Box Tops Due

8/30 Curriculum Night, K-2, 6-7:30 pm

8/31 Curriculum Night, 3-5, 6-7:30 pm

9/2 Release Day - No school for Students

9/5 Labor Day Holiday - No School

9/9 Grandparents Day Celebration, 8-9 am in homeroom classes

9/16 Walk to School Day

9/16 Fall Individual Pictures

9/23 Family Movie Night

9/24 Hands On CCES, 8am-12pm

9/30 CCES Spirit Night at Milton High Football Game - Kids arrive by 6:50 pm

Welcome Jessica Lundy


Meet our NEW School Counselor!

Jessica Lundy, Ed. S

Twitter: @CCES_Counselor

Email: Lundyj@fultonschools.org

Phone: 470-254-7055

Website: http://school.fultonschools.org/es/crabapplecrossing/Pages/GuidanceandCounseling.aspx

CCES Book Drive

Are you wondering what to do with all of those already read children's books hanging around your house? Donate them to CCES! We are collecting gently used books to support the Reading Units of Study work our teachers and students are doing this year. Series books (where the same character has multiple books devoted to their adventures, ie: Cam Jansen) at all levels are especially needed. Books can be dropped off at the front office, or in the book room (A133). If you have any questions, please contact our Literacy Coach, Sarah Jones, at jonessj@fultonschools.org. Thank you for your donations!

Welcome Rene Rauda

Please join us in welcoming our new head custodian, Rene Rauda. We had a vacancy occur over the summer and we were lucky to get Rene from Northwestern Middle School, where he was supervising the evening shift of custodians. We are delighted he has joined us here at Crabapple Crossing. He is the primary daytime custodian and you will see him around our school most often during lunches. Please greet him with a warm welcome when you see him.

NOTIFICATION TO PARENTS OF THE SCREENING AND REFERRAL PROCESS FOR GIFTED SERVICES


The consideration for gifted services may be reported or automatic as defined by the GaDOE Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services. The Fulton County School System screens all students for eligibility for gifted services twice a year. Fulton County uses a systematic approach to identify highly capable students who may qualify for gifted services.


For specific requirements for eligibility and the testing process, please CLICK HERE to view the county guidelines in their entirety.

Did you Know....

Your old smart device can be used by your student to access the internet and play educational apps without it being connected to a phone service? Before you trade in your old internet capable device to save a few dollars, consider allowing your child to use it to help them practice the skills we are reviewing in class! They can access these apps by using any available wifi signal on a charged device! So stop sharing your current device with your student and RECYCLE your old one to improve their educational access to technology!
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