Parent and Family Engagement

March 2023

Orrs Elementary

Spring is Almost Here and the End of the School Year is Quickly Approaching!

It is hard to believe that it is already March! Where has the school year gone? As we start to wrap up this school year and prepare for the 2023-2024 school year, we need you input. During the the month of March you will have multiple opportunities for input into our school improvement plan, Title I school-parent-compact, Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy, opportunities for building parent and staff capacity, and how our school spends Title I parent engagement funds. Your input is very important to us. Please consider attending one of the Title I Stakeholder Input Meetings and completing the Title I Spring Input Survey. If you are unable to attend a meeting and would like to order your input, please contact our school's parent liaison to give your suggestions and recommendations.
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Your Input Is Needed!

Under Title I, Part A, all stakeholders must have input into the following topics/documents:

School Parent and Family Engagement Policy

School Parent Compact

Building Staff Capacity for Family Engagement

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Budget

Our schools will be having our TItle I Input Meetings on March 3 at 8 am or 5 pm. We will also have a meeting on March 9 at 12 pm.

Remember to Set Your Clock Ahead One Hour Before Bed on Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Dates to Remember

Spring Fling- March 10 5 pm

MAP Testing begins March 20

Math Night March 23 5 pm

Spring Break April 3-7

Student at Home Learning April 28

GA Milestones start May 1

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Spring Parent Survey English

Please click here for the English version of the Spring Parent Survey

Spring Parent Survey Spanish

Please click here for the Spanish version of the Spring Parent Survey.

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Principal- Michael Maths

Greetings, Orrs Parents, Students, Community Partners and Friends:

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year of excellence at Orrs Elementary School. It is an honor and a pleasure to serve your students this year. I have served students as a high school and elementary teacher, instructional coach, curriculum coordinator, school improvement specialist, assistant principal and now as the proud principal of Orrs. This service is founded on a strong commitment of ensuring success for all students and this can only be accomplished when all of us work together. With that in mind, we must work daily to help our students exceed their goals.

To accomplish this, students should:

- attend school daily, on time, ready to learn and share with others.

- share daily learning experiences with parents and set new goals together.

Additionally, parents are asked to:

- communicate regularly with your child’s teacher to support the learning process.

- celebrate your child’s success as he/she masters skills and concepts.

Our investment in this work will help Orrs students exceed their goals.

Thank you for sharing in the cooperative work of “Engineering Excellence” for every student at Orrs.

Michael Mathis


Orrs Elementary School

“Where Excellence is Deliberate!"

Assistant Principal- Quanedra Jackson

Greetings, Orrs Parents, Students, Community Partners and Friends:

I am Quanedra Jackson and I am the proud Assistant Principal of Orrs Elementary School. During my time at Orrs, I have served as a teacher, instructional coach, and now I am thankful to serve our Orrs family as the Assistant Principal. I am a native of Griffin, Ga and was educated through the Griffin Spalding County School System. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education - no matter what! We ask that you partner with us to help all of our scholars reach their full potential.

At Orrs, we are committed to providing a safe, encouraging, and rigorous learning environment conducive to meeting the social, emotional, and learning needs of your child.We must all work together as a team to ensure that our scholars are exceeding their goals. Together we can ensure that our scholars are prepared and equipped with the skills they need to thrive as contributing members of society.

Counselor- Kimberly Mitchell

Greetings Orrs Family!

I am so excited and thankful to serve as Orrs Elementary School Counselor! I cannot wait to help our precious students reach their potential. I am here to serve you and your students, so please let me know if there is anything I can do to help your child(ren) socially, emotionally, or academically.

Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Parent Liaison- Paige Samples

Hello, my name is Paige Samples. I am the Parent Liaison for Orrs Elementary. I am also the Math Lab teacher. I have been in education for 19 years. While at Orrs, I have taught all grades from Kindergarten through 4th grade. I absolutely love math and am so excited to have the opportunity to help students find success in math through the math lab. I am looking forward to this year at Orrs and working with you and your children to have a successful year.