Crabapple Crossing Elementary

Principal's Newsletter

September 30, 2016

Dr. Rachel Williams, Principal

From the Principal

Dear Parents-


Happy Friday! It is the day we have all been waiting for, CCES Spirt Night at Milton High School. I hope to see you all at 6:50 p.m. by the ticket gate and then we will proceed with your children down to the field to be recognized. Please look for me and we will return students to the same location. Also, don’t forget to wear CCES spirit gear and the game is “camo-out” so you can wear camo if you would like!


Last Friday I was able to announce to our teachers a big surprise! CCES has been named a Teacher’s College Lab School through Columbia University for our work with Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop. We were one of only four schools selected in Fulton. This is such an amazing accomplishment and a testimony to our teachers and their dedication to this hard work! This means our teachers will receive ten days of staff development through professionals from New York and the cost is covered. They will train in our school and our students will be a part of this work. Please see a photo on the left below from last Friday’s celebration!


I want to thank everyone who assisted us at hands-on day this past Saturday. It was hot and messy, but we got so much accomplished! Special thanks to Cory Kelsh who always organizes this entire event. Also, thanks to our girl and boy scout troops who participated. Please see two photos on the right below!

Thank you to our 2016 Vision & Hearing Screening Volunteers!

I would like to issue a very special Thank You and recognition to all of the parents who assisted with our 2016 Vision & Hearing Screenings. Volunteers spent either a ½ day or whole day working to ensure we could complete this mandatory task in an efficient manner, minimizing the amount of time students needed to spend out of the classroom.

I cannot express enough how grateful I am for your time and commitment. Volunteers included: Jamie Emry, Tara Robertson, Rossy Finol-Bishop, Gwen Gillen, Lidia Margarita Davis, Ivona Walker, Rhonda McMichael, Jen Mikels, Tara Spolan, Georgia Hine, Erin Hobbs, Michelle Davis, Allison Marques, Lauri Goodling, Michelle Cardillo, Allison Dabney, Rick Littlefield, Leigh Runner, Flavia Bomk, Amutha Anand Kumar, and Sheila Souza. Thank you again! We couldn’t be as successful as we are without your continued support!


Ayo Richardson, Ed.S

Assistant Principal

Supporting Digital Citizenship with our Colt Families

Please use these family tips from Common Sense Media as you help your children navigate the internet and digital media at home:
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A Message from our Counselor…

Red Ribbon Week is a drug prevention week observed in October.

Students are invited to participate in a week of spirit to celebrate our choice to be drug free. Please remember to follow school dress code.


Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days

October 17-21

Monday- Proud to be Drug Free! Wear Red to help kick off Red Ribbon Week!

Tuesday- Put a Cap on Drugs! Wear your favorite hat .

Wednesday- Sock it to Drugs! Wear your favorite silly socks.

Thursday- Team Up Again Drugs! Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey.

Friday- Our School Chooses to Be Drug Free! Wear your school shirt or school colors.

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Downtown Milton Placemaking Plan - Creating a Vision for Downtown Milton/Crabapple

Bringing together citizens, designers, planners and others to collaboratively create a vision for the Downtown Milton/Crabapple area, Milton recently completed several intensive planning sessions with assistance from Atlanta's award-winning architecture firm TSW, Noelle Consulting and Toole Design. Please click on the link below to view a draft of the Downtown Milton Draft Presentation:

Upcoming Events

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

10/5 Glo For it Begins

10/10 Columbus Day - No School

10/11 Staff Development Day - No School for Students

10/12 CCES Release Day - No School for Students

10/14 Walk to School Day

10/18 Katie Reeves' Community Meeting, Cambridge HS, 7 pm

10/19 Katha Stuart's Community Meeting, Mountain Park ES, 6:30 pm

10/21 Box Tops Due

10/21 PTO meeting - 10:30 am

10/24-28 ITBS Testing for grades 3 & 5, no lunch visitors please!