February Fun!

 

February is here!

The Groundhog saw his shadow!  That means six more weeks of winter!

 

February 5th-9th–Glow Valentine Sales 7:20-7:50am

February 5th-14th–Lifeline Animal Shelter Drive

February 9th–Progress Reports go home

February 12th–In School Field Trip WellStar Poison Patrol comes to the individual classrooms

February 13th–Cremafina Spirit Night

February 14th–Valentine’s Day, STEM lab day

February 15th–Chick-Fil-A biscuits in am carpool line

February 16th–Moms and Grandmas in lunchroom

February 19th-23rd–NO SCHOOL

February 19th–President’s Day

February 20th–Sparkles Spirit Day

February 27th–Six Flags Reading Log due

February 28th–Performing Arts assembly on Sound, Snow Cone Day $1

Happy New Year!

January is here!  Lots of things happening at Blackwell in January!  Read the information below and watch for more info to come as it is available.

January 4th — Break is over!  See you all today for the first day back!  Stay warm!

January 5th — Report cards go home

January 12 — Fell Friday and Sky Zone Night

January 15 — NO SCHOOL  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16 — Cremafina Spirit Night

January 18 — Chick Fil A carpool line/Stevi B’s Night

January 19 — 100th Day of school

— PTA Movie Night (rescheduled from December)

January 24 — Smoothie Day

January 29 — Blackwell Elementary School 90th Birthday Celebration 2-4 pm

Doughnuts and Donations This Saturday!

WHAT:  DONUTS AND DONATIONS

to benefit Jenny Lane 

WHERE:  Blackwell Elementary School cafeteria

WHEN: This Saturday, December 16th, 8:00am-10:00am

WHY:  Jenny Lane, sister of Blackwell’s Teacher of the Year, 3rd grade teacher Liz Chandler, was injured in a horrible accident this past weekend.  While out walking in the snow with her husband and son, a tree branch fell on her, hitting her in the head and severing her spinal column, which has caused permanent paralysis. Jenny has a long road to recovery, and she and her family need any and all help from Blackwell and its surrounding communities.

Individual donuts and donuts by the dozen will be available for a minimum donation.  Additional donations are also welcome.  Please consider stopping by the school, enjoying a donut (or two), and making a donation.

SANTA will be here for pictures, too!

If you are unable to stop by the school on Saturday but would still like to make a donation, please go to: gofundme.com/loveforjenlane.

THANK YOU!

December crept up on us!

Can you believe it is December already!?!  Wow!  Winter Break is just around the corner.  So far this month we have had some fun.

We had Jump Rope for Heart on Friday December 1st as a grade level in the gym during our specials time.  If you are collecting money, you have til Friday December 15th to turn it in!

We also started studying about Sound in Science class.  Our STEM lab class this week had us investigation and listening to different sounds and trying to make some also!

There will be  school wide STEM day on Tuesday December 12th.  We will be doing our STEM activity from 8:30-10:30; designing, creating, evaluating and testing during that time frame.  Thank you to all who sent in supplies for us to use that day!

Upcoming Events:

December 13th — Smoothies for sale $3

December 14th — Chick Fil A am carpool

December 15th —  Holiday Parties

****10:00am  G. Griffith

****12:00pm  Brafford, P. Griffith, Morley

December 18th —  Holiday Parties

****10:00am  Dennis

****12:00pm  Bradford

December 19th, 20th — Early Release 12:20pm

December 21st – January 3rd — Winter Break

 

 

November is here!!

November creeped up on us and is here!  Lots of events going on this month!

November 6-10       Thanksgiving Food Bank Drive continues!  Keep bringing in those items!  The race is close for the House in first place!

November 6-17        Our second annual “Helping a Hero” donation drive will take place.  We will be collecting toiletry items and new men’s clothing/shoes to take to Fort McPherson.  This will help support our Homeless Veterans while they get back on their feet.  Last year this was a huge success and we can’t wait to do it again this year!  Please contact Gracy Griffith at [email protected] or Jill at [email protected] with any questions!

November 7              NO SCHOOL

November 9-10        Book Fair Preview Day for classes

November 9              PTA Meeting/Grade 5 Concert

November 10            Fella Friday

November 13-17       Book Fair Week!!!

November 14            Cremafina Spirit Night

November 16            Thanksgiving Feast in Cafeteria

Turkey Bingo and Book Fair Night   5-7pm

November 20-24     Thanksgiving Break  NO SCHOOL

November 28            Tellus Museum Field Trip

November 29           Smoothie Day

Cobb County Schools Night At Phillips Arena

 

 Cobb County Schools Night
Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic

Tickets start at just $28 each!
Please purchase your tickets through the following link.

www.fevo.me/cobb
(Open the link above from a computer with Google Chrome)

-First 50 kids (Ages 6-14) to purchase a ticket can participate in on-court activities!
-Next 80 people to purchase a ticket can participate in the Super FUNnel

*$5 from each ticket sold will benefit the Cobb Schools Foundation!

Ticket prices and availability are subject to change so order your tickets today!
TICKETS WILL SELL OUT!

Cobb County Schools Night
Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic

Tickets start at just $28 each!

Please purchase your tickets through the following link.

www.fevo.me/cobb

(Open the link above from a computer with Google Chrome)

-First 50 kids (Ages 6-14) to purchase a ticket can participate in on-court activities!

-Next 80 people to purchase a ticket can participate in the Super FUNnel

*$5 from each ticket sold will benefit the Cobb Schools Foundation!

Ticket prices and availability are subject to change so order your tickets today!

TICKETS WILL SELL OUT!

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Blackwell ES—It’s Time to Show Kindness!!  November 1st-10th!!!

Please send in the following items and deposit in the box that has your HOUSE name on it!  The HOUSE with the most items donated will win 50 tickets towards the next HOUSE party.  2nd place will get 40 tickets, 3rd place 30 tickets and 4th place 20 tickets.  Let’s fill those boxes!!!

Kindergarten—Cereal, PopTarts, Granola Bars, Oats, Grits

1st Grade—Rice, Pasta, Dried Beans and Spaghetti/Marinara Sauce, Chicken or Vegetable Broth

2nd Grade—Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup, Canned Cranberry Sauce, Canned Chicken

3rd Grade—Toiletries—Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Lotion

4th Grade—Box Mashed Potatoes, Boxed Stuffing, Boxed Macaroni and Cheese, Gravy (in bottle, can, or dry packet)

5th Grade—Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Mustard

***If possible, buy canned goods with pop top lids and plastic jars instead of glass. Thanks!!  Turn in all items by Friday, November 10, please! Thanks for your support!!

No Place For Hate Week is Next Week!!

October 23-27 2017 is No Place For Hate Week

 

 

MONDAY: ‘No Place For Hate’ Kick off Day:

  • Focus: We will hand out ‘No Place for Hate’ stickers (and 5th graders will get cool bracelets). Today is the day students sign NPFH Promise.
  • You can wear: Students & staff can wear No Place for Hate colors of black and yellow of a No Place for Hate shirt to show our commitment to being a safe place to learn.

TUESDAY: We Are All Same, We are All Different

  • Focus: In our diverse world we all have things that make us unique and things that we have in common. We will focus on how we are all part of different houses (Spike, Max, Blackwell and Bulldog), but we are all part of the Blackwell Elementary family.
  • You can wear:   You can wear you “house” colors or a Blackwell shirt. Reminder of house colors: Spike=Yellow/Gold  Max=Purple     Blackwell=Blue   Bulldog= Black/Silver

WEDNESDAY: Be Someone’s Hero Day:

  • Focus: Being someone’s hero means that you stand up for them when they need help. We’ll focus on how we can improve being an upstanding member of our community.
  • You can wear: You can dress up as Super Hero or as a Community Helper Hero.

THURSDAY: It’s a “Wonder”ful Day #choosekind

  • Focus: The movie “Wonder” is coming out soon. The theme of the movie is acceptance and kindness, so that’s our focus for the day. Mrs. Shackleford will be reading the children’s book called “We are all Wonders” by RJ Palacio to emphasize the need for tolerance in our world and in our school.
  • You can wear:   Wear a shirt with a positive message today. If you don’t have one, you can make a sticker or sign with a message reflecting kindness and acceptance.

Friday: Diversity Day

  • Focus: Each student at Blackwell comes from a unique culture and heritage. We will be celebrating all of the differences that make our community unique. Each class will be celebrating this day with different activities and opportunities to share.
  • You can bring:   Each classroom teacher might have a different way to celebrate diversity day. Students can bring something special they want to share about their heritage/culture. This can be a photo of a family tradition or a CD of music special to your family.