Parent and Family Engagement

December 2022

The School Year is Halfway Over!

The school year is halfway over!

  • Have you scheduled a conference with your child's teacher?
  • Do you know what your child needs to work on at home to improve academic skills?
  • Have you attended a parent engagement event at your child's school?
  • Is your child a senior this year? If so, have you talked with your child's school about ways they can help with planning college and career readiness?
  • Have you started to set goals for the new year? Have you reviewed progress toward this year's goals?
  • Do you know your child's MAP scores and how you can use the parent report to help your child at home?
  • Is your child a 5th or 8th grader? Are you aware of transition events to help your child move to middle and high school?
  • Do you have an upcoming kindergartener? Look for more information to get your child ready for next year coming this spring!

Fun Science Activities

Top 6 DIY Science Experiments To Do At Home!! Easy Science Activities

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Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, Dec. 14th 2022 at 5pm

1553 Flynt Street

Griffin, GA

Grade levels will be performing a concert for parents

Winter Break

Wednesday, Dec. 21st 2022 at 7am to Friday, Jan. 6th, 3:15pm

This is an online event.

NO School for Students

Principal- Michael Mathis

Greetings, Orrs Parents, Students, Community Partners and Friends:

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year of excellence at Orrs Elementary School. It is an honor and a pleasure to serve your students this year. I have served students as a high school and elementary teacher, instructional coach, curriculum coordinator, school improvement specialist, assistant principal and now as the proud principal of Orrs. This service is founded on a strong commitment of ensuring success for all students and this can only be accomplished when all of us work together. With that in mind, we must work daily to help our students exceed their goals.

To accomplish this, students should:

- attend school daily, on time, ready to learn and share with others.

- share daily learning experiences with parents and set new goals together.

Additionally, parents are asked to:

- communicate regularly with your child’s teacher to support the learning process.

- celebrate your child’s success as he/she masters skills and concepts.

Our investment in this work will help Orrs students exceed their goals.

Thank you for sharing in the cooperative work of “Engineering Excellence” for every student at Orrs.

Michael Mathis


Orrs Elementary School

“Where Excellence is Deliberate!"

Assistant Principal- Quanedra Jackson

Greetings, Orrs Parents, Students, Community Partners and Friends:

I am Quanedra Jackson and I am the proud Assistant Principal of Orrs Elementary School. During my time at Orrs, I have served as a teacher, instructional coach, and now I am thankful to serve our Orrs family as the Assistant Principal. I am a native of Griffin, Ga and was educated through the Griffin Spalding County School System. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education - no matter what! We ask that you partner with us to help all of our scholars reach their full potential.

At Orrs, we are committed to providing a safe, encouraging, and rigorous learning environment conducive to meeting the social, emotional, and learning needs of your child.We must all work together as a team to ensure that our scholars are exceeding their goals. Together we can ensure that our scholars are prepared and equipped with the skills they need to thrive as contributing members of society.

Counselor-Kimberly Mitchell

Greetings Orrs Family!

I am so excited and thankful to serve as Orrs Elementary School Counselor! I cannot wait to help our precious students reach their potential. I am here to serve you and your students, so please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your child(ren) socially, emotionally, or academically.

Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Parent Liaison- Paige Samples

Hello, my name is Paige Samples. I am the Parent Liaison for Orrs Elementary. I am also the Math Lab teacher. I have been in education for 19 years. While at Orrs, I have taught all grades from Kindergarten through 4th grade. I absolutely love math and am so excited to have the opportunity to help students find success in math through the math lab. I am looking forward to this year at Orrs and working with you and your children to have a successful year.