The Corley Cheer

Community Edition

March 1, 2023

Greetings Corley Community,

Thank you again for being the BEST community ever! I am so HAPPY to be your principal of Corley Elementary! The students, teachers, and support staff work so hard to ensure every minute of the school day is meaningful for students! Parents, thank you for all you do to partner with us to support your children. Conferences are already off to a great start because of you and your dedication to the students at Corley! Our Corley teachers are ready to support you during Conferences! Please note the important information below and The Corley Cheer. Let me know of any support that you may need!

Vision Clinic

Corley Elementary has been selected for a visit by the doctors/physicians from the Georgia Optometric Association and the VSP Mobile Eye Clinic. Students will receive a free comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, a free pair of eyeglasses. This event will be held here at Corley on Wednesday, March 22nd & Thursday, March 23rd during school hours. If you are interested in your student participating in this, please ensure that the documents are completed and sent back to the school. The documents must be completed and returned by Friday (March 10th). Please feel free to connect with Mrs. Salter, if you need any support.

Career Week

Corley Elementary will host a Career Week and Career Fair for our students. We are so excited about this initiative. Our theme will be "Our Future Begins with US". Your child will be able to participate in several activities where they can get a peak into the many career opportunities that can be a part of their future. Be on the lookout for a flyer coming soon!

Proud to be your principal,

Mrs. Duckworth

Safety Reminders (Student Arrival)

We have recently noticed an increase in students that are dropped off in front of the school, without parental assistance. As a reminder, students should arrive between 8:15 AM-8:50 AM. Students that are dropped off in a parent's car should use the car rider lane between those times. However, if you are dropping your students off after 8:50 AM, please come into the building with your students to complete the official check-in process. There are occasions where Corley parents will need to use the front of the building as an entrance, we ask that a parent/guardian are able to assist their student into the building.

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

Corley Elementary has created a Parent Advisory Council that meets monthly. We have discussed the ongoing process of creating a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at our school. Our Parent Liason, Mrs. Castillo, is in the process of scheduling a meeting to discuss this process with the community that will take place after school. We have partnered with GCPS for strategies and experts to help our school with this process. Be on the lookout for advertisements during the Shamrock Shake, Conferences, and more.

Black History Month

We had a wonderful time as we celebrated Black History Month! Our teachers and students were able to participate in activities that were connected to key leaders (both past and present), AKS-aligned Social Studies lessons, projects, activities, virtual field trips, opportunities to wear special attire, and more! We can't wait to plan for this celebration for the upcoming school year!

Read Across America

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Corley Elementary School is excited to announce that we will be having a Book Character Dress-Up Day to celebrate Read Across America on March 3, 2023. On that day, your child may come to school dressed up as a character from a favorite book. The character must be from a book they have read and your child should be prepared to describe both the character and the book.

Please work with your child to plan a simple homemade costume. Please do not buy a book character costume! Just do your best to gather an assortment of hats, clothing, or other props to create a homemade costume. Your child should bring a copy of the book to class that day. If your child does not have a copy of their book, encourage them to visit the school library or ask their teacher if there is a classroom copy to borrow. Please guide your student in selecting an appropriate book character. (Masks, face paint, or toy weapons are not permitted.)

We look forward to this exciting celebration of Read Across America! Thank you for your support with this activity!

PBIS Celebration!

Our schoolwide PBIS Celebration was a HIT! Our Corley Scholars enjoyed being outside in the beautiful weather as they made wonderful memories with friends! As a PBIS school, we take pride in our events and instruction around the procedures of PBIS! Be on the lookout for information about our next event in April!

The Shamrock Shake!

Our second annual Shamrock Shake is Thursday, March 16th from 5:30-7:00! Tickets can be purchased through MyPaymentsPlus or cash. Due to the fire code, the dance is only for Corley students and their parents. Ticket sales will close once we reach 500 participants!

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Family Engagement Night

Our Math and Science Family Engagement Night was a hit! Thank you for your wonderful participation. It is always a treat when our Corley Scholars can teach their parents and teachers about the great things that are learning at Corley!

Corley Elementary Clubs!

We are so excited about our outstanding increase in club opportunities for our Corley Scholars. Our wonderful teachers are always willing to make our school an exciting place for learning and teamwork! We have added The Kindness Club, Soccer Club, Robotics Club, and more!

Celebrating Our Amazing Staff

On Valentine's Day, we were able to treat our staff to a breakfast surprise. We showed our appreciation for the MANY things that our teachers and staff do with a display of donuts!
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Women's History Month

Corley is celebrating the accomplishments of women during the Month of March! Join us as we learn more about Women’s History and make connections between the history books and the inspirational women we know!

  • Woman’s History Timeline – Take a walk down the history timeline! The Corley hallway walls will represent a life-size timeline. Each grade level will be assigned a time frame. We are asking that you work together to highlight the accomplishments of women for the assigned time frame.
  • Small Paper Doll Cut Outs – Students will decorate a small paper doll and showcase a woman they admire and are inspired by. These paper dolls will be posted throughout the building.
  • Wonderful Women Wednesday – Ms. Fisher will host Corley’s Jeopardy Questions during the Morning Announcement with a focus on Wonderful Women.
  • Atrium Slide Show – Be sure to view the daily slide show in our Atrium during March where we will showcase the accomplishments of women.
  • Women’s History Gallery – Be on the lookout in the Hallways for pictures and brief biographies of notable women.
  • Media Center – The Media Center will showcase books about famous women throughout March.
  • Art Students – Corley’s Art Students will participate in Art Lessons focusing on famous women artists.
  • Student Wax Museum – Our Drama Club students will display a Live Exhibit during March with a spotlight on prominent women.

College Spirit Wear Day!

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School Hours

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  1. All visitors must check in at the welcome desk and please be prepared to provide some form of identification upon request.
  2. Students should arrive between 8:15 AM- 8:50 AM
  3. Morning announcements and the tardy bell rings at 8:50 AM
  4. Dismissal bell rings at 3:15 PM.

  • If you are checking your child out early, please do so before 2:30 PM. This leaves our bus lanes open for bus arrivals. Also, please remember that a picture ID is required for all student check-outs. Thank you!

Important Dates

  • March 1st-2nd: Early Release/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 1st: Women's History Month Begins!
  • March 1st-3rd: Corley Elementary Book Fair continues
  • March 4th: Saturday Intervention
  • March 6th-10th: Exceptional Children's Week
  • March 7th: GMAS Benchmark Assessments (3rd-Math, 4th- Language Arts, and 5th-Language Arts)
  • March 8th: GMAS Benchmark Assessments (4th-Math and 5th-Math)
  • March 9th: GMAS Benchmark Assessments (5th-Science)
  • March 10th: GMAS Benchmark Assessments (3rd-Language Arts)
  • March 16th: The Shamrock Shake! (Spring Dance)
  • March 17th: Digital Learning Day
  • March 22nd-March 23rd: Vision Clinic to visit Corley Elementary
  • March 27th-March 31: Corley Career Week