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March 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Baggett Family,

It's hard to believe that we have less than 3 months left in this school year. So how are we doing? Our aim is to impress you at every step of the way. We're expecting our teachers and staff to respond to emails, phone calls, and Dojo messages within 24 hours. We're expecting our teachers to reach out to you with positive messages about how your child is performing. And we expect our school to continuously seek ways to improve how we do what we do every single day.

Recently, we rearranged the furniture in the front office in order to better welcome you into our building. We recently established a Dance/Step Team in the wake of launching basketball games and cheerleading last month. We also launched a writing club. What's coming in the future? We would like to continue to expand our extra-curricular offerings that consistently give students a reason to say why they love coming to school. Also, we're hoping to continue to grow our STEAM resources. Our Discovery Team is working to finalize a new 3-Bin Compost System and to construct our 3rd green house. And we've been applying for grants to get even more STEAM resources. Our goal is to provide experiences to our students and to expose them to resources that will continue to open doors for them in the future and help to transform our community. It's no small feat! But with your support, we can make this happen. Read below to find out more about how you can support your child's education by joining our School Council or PTA Leadership.

To Meaningful Collaboration!

Mitch Green


Baggett Elementary School

Upcoming Events

February 27th - March 3rd - Read Across America Week - See Below for Dress-Up Information

March 1 - 2 Early Release Conferences - Dismissal at 11:50 AM.

March 3 - 10 - Winter Book Fair

March 6 - GMAS Predictor 5th Grade Science

March 6 - PTA Executive Board Meeting

March 7, 14, 28 - Basketball Games & Cheerleading

March 8 - GMAS Predictor 3rd-5th Grade English/Language Arts

March 9 - GMAS Predictor 3rd-5th Grade Math

March 13 - 31 - 4th and 5th Grade Writing Boot Camp

March 17 - Digital Learning Day

March 21 - 5th Grade to Richards Middle School

March 22 - 5th Grade Field Trip to GA Aquarium and 5th Parent Night at Richards Middle School

March 23 - Literacy Night, a Title I Event

March 24 - Spring Picture Day

March 28 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Fernbank Science Center

March 30 - First Annual Talent Show

April 1 - April 9 - Spring Break

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School Council Nominations - 2023-24

What is our School Council, you ask? Baggett Elementary's School Council meets four times a year to discuss the issues that concern the school the most. This organization is made up of a select group of parents, teachers, the principal, and representatives from the business community. In our meetings, we discuss the business of the school and work together to inform the community of the work the school is doing to support students and their families as well as to hear from the community regarding their concerns and ideas that will help Baggett Elementary achieve our vision. If you or someone you know is interested in serving a two-year term on the BES School Council, please complete this form before the end of March. Elections for our next School Council parent representatives will be held on May 5th, Movie Night.

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February was a big month for the Baggett counseling department! Thank you to the Baggett community for making our Food Drive and Palentine’s fundraiser so successful.

Here’s what we covered in February class lessons:

  • K- Career Exploration

  • 1- Being Your Best Self

  • 2- Love for Self & Others

  • 3- Empathy

  • 4 & 5- Compassion & Gratitude

This month we are moving into our career lessons! Talk to your students about your career, their interests, and reach out to the counselors if you are interested in speaking at our Career Day in May.


  • Excused absence- personal illness, serious illness or death in family, medical or legal appointments, observed religious holidays.

Any time your student is absent, communicate the absence and reason with the classroom teacher via dojo, email, or a written note. This helps us stay updated with our students and document absences correctly. If a note or third-party excuse is not provided to the school, the absence will be regarded as unexcused.
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PTA - Seeking Support

Baggett's PTA started in late April of 2022, almost one year ago. Under the leadership of our Executive Board, PTA has accomplished so much already: Spirit Nights, Trunk of Treat, Father-Daughter Dance to name but a few. These were spectacular events that not only helped to build community but also allowed PTA to gather some funds for our school. What's next? That's up to you! PTA is in the process of looking for volunteers of all kinds including those who want to help run an event to those who want to be a part of the Executive Board in the role of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. If you are interested in taking on a role, please complete this form and a member of the team will reach out to you.

Spotlight on Literacy Night - A Title I Event

On March 23rd, we'll be welcoming our families into our building for an incredible night. We'll open the doors at 5:15 PM and serve free hot dogs to the first 200 people who come through the door. Following this, families will select 3 programs to participate in from a field of choices. Want to learn about Fundations or phonics-based literacy program? Or perhaps you want to know more about the Georgia Milestones or MAP? I know you'd like to hear your child perform his/her writing in the Writing Cafe. Perhaps you'd also like to check out our free book give-aways or find out what you can do as a parent to support your child's literacy success at home. This is going to be a wonderful evening!
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Message from our Family Center

Children make choices every day. Sometimes, they make bad ones. They choose to watch TV after school. Then they have to stay up late to finish a math assignment. Or they choose to tell a lie, and they have to live with the consequences later.

Discuss what to do after making a poor choice -

Sharing a few of our Amazing Black History Month Doors

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Author Aaron Reynolds' Visit to Baggett Elementary School on February 22nd.

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