Crabapple Crossing Elementary

Principal's Newsletter

October 14, 2016

Dr. Rachel Williams, Principal

From the Principal

Dear Parents-

It's been a short two days for our students. Our teachers had professional development opportunities during the first part of the week. They learned new concepts which they have been able to apply in their classrooms over the past two days.

I hope everyone is continuing to collect money for our annual fundraiser. We want to surpass our goal from last year. I've seen so many cute pics on Twitter. Keep tweeting and I will retweet to keep our momentum going strong!

ITBS is coming up for grades 3 and 5 this month. Please keep this testing week on your radar and make sure students get a hearty breakfast and plenty of rest.

Milton has a home game on October 21. Unfortunately, I am traveling every weekend this month so I'm unable to attend. Please support our Eagles at home games when you can. Many of their players read to our kids and this has been so special this year. Please enjoy a few pics below.

I hope you have a great weekend. Next week the Smore will come from Mrs. Richardson. I will be in NYC most of next week for work visiting Teacher's College for staff development. If you have any needs in my absence, please contact the office.

Rachel A. Williams, Ed.D.

CCES Principal

Bus Driver Appreciation

October 17-21 is Bus Driver Appreciation Week. Please take a moment to recognize your bus driver when you see him/her with a note/card or just a heartfelt thank you! Our drivers do a tremendous job transporting our students safely to school and home each day. We appreciate their service to CCES!

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

Technology Fair Competition

3rd – 4th – 5th Grade

CCES Technology Competition Meeting

Thursday, October 20 at 7:00am in the Media Center

CCES will be holding the annual Crabapple Crossing Technology Fair Competition on January 10th. Winners from the CCES Technology Fair will move on to the FCS Technology Competition at the end of January. We will be holding a brief meeting for students and parents next Thursday morning from 7:00am—7:20am in the Media Center. Parents, please follow this link to be added to the Crabapple Crossing Technology Competition email list:

If you are unable to attend the meeting, an email with details will be sent to the email distribution list.

For details on the Fulton County Technology Fair, please click here to visit the FCS Technology Competition webpage.

How Are We Doing?

Throughout the year I would love to hear from YOU, our parents, on how we as a school are doing at keeping you informed. We will send out a survey mid-year for feedback. Until then, please do not hesitate to email me with any concerns, areas for improvement, or positive feedback you may have. I can be reached anytime at

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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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Upcoming Events

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!

10/31 Book Character Dress-up Day

11/1 3rd Grade Concert

11/4 Glo For It 2016 Celebration

11/8 Election Day - No School for Students

11/11-18 Book Fair

11/15 Katie Reeves' Community Meeting, Creek View ES, 9:30 am

11/16 Katha Stuart's Community Meeting, Crabapple MS, 9:30 am

11/21-25 Thanksgiving Break