Colt Connection

A Newsletter for the Colt Family: May 10, 2022

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Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 10 4th grade Math Day 2 Milestones Testing

Tuesday, May 10 3rd grade field trip for Environmental Summit

Wednesday, May 11 Milestones Makeup Testing

Thursday, May 12 Milestones Makeup Testing

Thursday, May 12 1st grade field trip

Friday, May 13 Milestones Makeup Testing

Teacher and Support Person of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Kim Hunt, DES teacher of the year, and Mrs. Anja Cleveland, support person of the year!

Governance Team Nominations Extended through this week

Our Governance Team is made up of parents, teachers, and community/business partners. We will have 3 vacant parent spots on our governance team for 22-23. If you are a parent of a DES Colt and would like to be nominated to serve on the governance team, please email Mrs. Bray at by Friday, May 13. The governance team meets once a month at 7:30 am. Parents will vote on parent nominees, and a ballot will be sent out for voting during the week of May 16.

End of the Year Ceremonies

Kindergarten Graduation - Thursday, May 19, 1:00 pm All are welcome.

5th Grade Graduation - Monday, May 23, 1:00 pm All are welcome.

Honor's Day Ceremonies are invitation-only for grades 1st - 4th. They will be held on Friday, May 20. The 1st and 2nd-grade ceremony will be at 8:30 am. The 3rd and 4th-grade ceremony will be at 10:00 am.

2022 MCHS Graduates

We will recognize our 2022 MCHS Graduates on Monday, May 23 at 9:00. Please join us if you have a high school senior.

Award Invites

All kindergarten and 5th grade students will receive an invitation to their recognition ceremonies. For 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades award invites will be coming home this week. Each grade may send them on a different day and time. There are a few awards that take a little more time to finalize. If you have a question, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Chromebooks and Chargers

If you haven't already, please make sure your child brings their Chromebook and charger to school. Although they will still use them during the school day, we are starting to clean them up, make sure there aren't any damages and have all of their parts prior to the last day of school. Please be aware that any damages to the screen, keyboard, etc. will result in a charge to replace or repair those damages.
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May Food Bank Donations

We are collecting single-serve cereal containers for the month of May. Please have your child bring any donations to your child's teacher.
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Kindergarten Registration

If you missed kindergarten registration, we would still love to see you. Give us a call at 706-795-2181, and we can see you for a screening. Your child must accompany you to the kindergarten screening/registration.


  • Child’s birth certificate

  • Child’s social security card

  • Proof of residency in Madison County in the enrolling parent/guardian's name (mortgage or lease agreement, current power bill, water bill, landline phone bill - should show the service address as the address of residency)

  • Picture identification (ID) of parent/guardian (such as a driver's license)

  • Custody papers if the parent/guardian is NOT the custodial parent listed on the birth certificate

  • Screening Form 3300 and Immunization Form 3231, NOTE: This form MUST indicate at the top that it is for “school.”

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Our Partners In Education for 2021-2022

Callie Ollis Floral

Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Christian Roofing and Remodeling

Custom Granite Topz & Quartz

Danielsville United Methodist Church

Finley Concrete - Canon, Georgia

Friendship Baptist Church

Gina Belle's Restaurant

Jaemor Farms

John H. Jones Masonic Lodge #348 of Danielsville

Joy Maxey Realty, LLC

Kart Wheel

Madison County Retired Educators

Meadow Baptist Church

MLW All Phase Construction & Roofing

My Shirt On Your Back

Pig Skins BBQ

Robert Langston Construction

Scott Coile of Homestar Financial Corporation

ScrapOut Recycling

Sugar Rush Marketing, Designs, and T-Shirts

The Commerical Bank

The Pilot Club of Madison County

Trinity Baptist Church

Wendell Carey Trucking

If you know of someone who you think might be interested in becoming a Partner in Education, please let us know. We believe that when schools and community organizations work together to support learning, everyone benefits.