TRIBE Tribune

Week of November 13-17

Student-Led Conferences Parent Feedback Survey

As we are wrapping up our Fall Student-Led Conferences with 2nd-5th grade students, we would love your feedback! Please complete this short survey by December 8th. We appreciate your support and cooperation!

New Visitor Check-In System

CCSD recently installed new Check-In systems at all schools. This system requires visitors to scan their Driver's License when checking in, so please make sure you have ID when you are visiting the school. Thank you!
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Holiday Help

We have many local groups who have reached out to assist families with the holidays. If your family could benefit or you know of a family who could benefit from extra support for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, please reach out to our counselor, Mrs. Bridgewater. All requests are handled with care and confidentiality.

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Spotlight on STEM!

Cherokee County School District’s Future Ready Graduate

Along with Cherokee County School District (CCSD), Ball Ground Elementary STEM Academy is focused on working to ensure all students have access to lessons, resources, and programs that build associated, future ready skillsets.

The skillsets, which were identified with input from students, parents, teachers, support staff and leaders are:

• THINKER: Think critically and creatively to solve problems

• COMMUNICATOR: Listen, communicate and interact effectively

• CONTRIBUTOR: Engage and contribute in work, life and in the world

• LEARNER: Seek knowledge and skills to apply to new situations

• COLLABORATOR: Collaborate with others to achieve a common purpose

• LEADER: Exhibit strong personal qualities, set goals and achieve balance

BGSA’s focus on preparing future ready graduates begins with encompassing a commitment to ensuring lessons, resources, and experiences are provided to expose students to these future ready skillsets, careers, and both college preparation and career readiness program careers.

STEM in Action!

Kindergarteners used the Problem-Solving Process to ask, “How can I make a boat that floats?”

They then planned and designed boats. They tested their boats and shared their results with their peers using a graphic organizer!

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Submit Pictures for the Yearbook

Parents, if you have taken any pictures from school events that you would like to share with Mrs. Arnett, our Yearbook Sponsor, to possibly be used in our book this year, please feel free to upload them here!

Mark your Calendars!

November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break

December 1 - Ball Ground City March of Toys Parade

December 7 - STEM with Santa, 6-7:30PM

December 12-15 - Santa Shop

December 21 - Last day of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

December 22 - Teacher Workday

December 25-January 5 - Winter Break

January 8 - First day of 3rd Quarter/2nd Semester

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