The Tiger's Roar

Week of 10/10/2021

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From The Principal's Desk: Dr. Otway

The Autumn days have just begun and just that fast we are in October. Your teachers are working on preparing their communication plans for weekly Parent-Teacher Newsletters that will begin on October 4th, along with preparing for parent conferences. We look forward to the opportunity to share even more detailed information with parents at our annual Parent/Teacher Conferences window that occurs from October 4th to November 4th. We truly encourage all of our parents to take part in this chance to speak with teachers knowing that this type of communication is always positive for our students. Once again this year, we will schedule conferences in ten-minute blocks. Further information detailing this scheduling process will be emailed to parents next week and posted on our website.

While walking throughout our campus I am able to see and hear great things going on inside and outside of the classes. I am so excited about our attendance on the rise. 1st grade exceeded expectations with a 95% attendance rate! A huge thank you to all parents who are getting our scholars to school every day and one time. Monday was a phenomenal experience for our Princeton’s Leadership Academy Hamilton Dance Workshop Ensemble. I can’t wait to see them perform in the spring. When our We had a brief 15min power outage at school on Thursday and the school kept moving on target. Our teachers raised their blinds and let the sunshine in and teaching and learning were on track. It was definitely a proud principal moment. Check out our school story on Class Dojo for pictures of both events and more!


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Celebrating Pre-K Week

Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia’s four-year-olds regardless of parental income. Approximately 1.6 million Georgia students have been served by Georgia’s Pre-K since it began in 1992. The program continues to be nationally recognized for its success.

This is the 11th year of Georgia Pre-K Week! 11 years ago, funding for the state's universal Pre-K program was in jeopardy. Now, each year, the first week of October is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance and benefits of a quality Pre-K across our state by providing leaders the opportunity to engage with classrooms in their local communities.


Parent, every Monday is our School Spirit Day. We are asking all staff and all scholars to wear their school uniform or wear our school colors to show their school pride.

Now, this doesn't mean that we are not encouraging our scholars to wear their uniforms Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Fridays are dress-down days. Scholars do not have to wear their uniforms.


Parents, our lost and found coat rack is filling up fast. The mornings are pretty chilly. If you know that your scholar is missing their jacket please remind him/her to check the lost/found in the cafeteria on the stage.

Upcoming Events

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BE THE VOICE "kick Off"

WHAT IS Be THE Voice? Be THE Voice is a student-driven “Movement for Kindness, Compassion & Inclusion” that results in a kinder, more inclusive school environment. Our revolutionary program is built upon proven techniques that help develop interpersonal skills – through first-hand experiences - resulting in confident student leaders in the classroom and beyond! Hear why: What is Be THE Voice?

Celebrating Red Ribbon Week

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Princeton's Food Giveaway

Save the date Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Princeton's Food Giveaway Day. Spread the word we are giving away fresh products from 3-5:00 pm. Every scholar and their parent(s) that join Candy Land Literacy Familly Night (scholars) will receive a treat bag on Friday, October 22, 2021



First, we would like to say to our Parents/Families thank you for sending your Scholar to school every day and on time. Scholars you are doing an amazing job of coming to school every day and on time.

The winning grade levels for the week of October 3, 2021, were...

1ST Place - 2nd Grade

2nd Place - 1st, 3rd, and 4th Grade

3rd Place 5th Grade

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School Communication

School/Family Compacts

We need all Signature Pages that came home with the School/Family Compacts returned. The grade level that returns 100% compacts by Friday, October 15th would receive a pizza party from Ms. Simmons-Harris!!! So come on parents help your child's grade level win this pizza party.

"Thursday Papers"

Two-way communication from school to home and home to school is a priority at College Park Elementary. To foster this communication, we will begin sending home Thursday papers. Included in the Thursday papers include graded papers, informational papers, forms, and flyers. Some of the items included in the Thursday papers will need to be signed and returned the next day.

We are in the process of ordering Thursday folders for our scholars to transport the papers from school to home and home to school. Please make sure you check your scholar's bookbag every Thursday for your Thursday papers.

Please don't forget to return your scholar's empty folder (unless there are papers to be signed and return) the next day.


Parents/Guardian, it is very important that you sign up to use Parent Portal in Infinite Campus.

All portal accounts require a 1-time activation to create your ID and password. You must be a parent/guardian of a current FCS student to activate an account.

To verify identity, you will be asked to provide the following information about 1 student in your household:

  • Student first and last name (as entered on birth certificate)
  • Student ID number
  • Student Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Student grade level (21-22 grade level)


We need all parents to sign up for College Park Elementary School Dojo and their Teacher's ClassDojo This is different from your child's ClassDojo. The link is here Please sign up and receive all the great, fun, and important information.

Counselor's Corner

Hello College Park ES Families, check out our Remarkable school Counselor Dr. Sutherland. Please SCAN the QR Code for more details Parents when you want Dr. Sutherland to speak with your child or your child wants to speak with him. Click on the Winnie Pooh link and fill out the request form.

College Park Elementary School

College Park Elementary opened its doors as a new facility in August 2015. We are conveniently located in the City of College Park's downtown area. Our school attracts many local businesses and organizations that work collaboratively in support of our Journey to Excellence.

We need all scholars at school everyday and on time. Now we do understand that you may have doctor appointments, children getting sick, and family emergency. Please contact you child's teacher and send a note when your child returns to school.

School Time:

  • School day begins promptly at 7:40 a.m.
  • School day end at 2:20 pm