Week of October 16th

Early Release:  Monday, October 16th – Friday, October 20th!  Students will be dismissed at 1:30PM.

Report cards will be distributed during conference week October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017. Report cards and any other documents will be sent home on October 20, 2017 if a conference is not held.. During conference week (October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017), students will be dismissed at approximately 1:30PM.

PTSA will be collecting Box Tops all month to raise money for our school. Please put your clipped Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your name and homeroom teacher’s name in the bright blue collection box in the main hallway. The class from each grade who submits the most box tops will win a morning breakfast party!

The Scholastic Book Fair is here and will be open during school hours through Thursday, October 19, 2017. Come by and buy great books and literacy items for yourself and make some teacher wishes come true! Wish lists are posted at the fair by grade level.

This week is also Bus Driver’s appreciation Week! Be sure to thank your bus driver and let him/her know how much they are appreciated.The PTA Reflections Arts contest has begun! Get creative with this year’s theme, “Within Reach”. Submit your literature, visual art, musical composition, original choreography, or photography entry to the ECMS front office by October 25, 2017. Entry forms can be found on the PTSA webpage: ecmsptsa.com.

Join us next week for the 7/8 Orchestra Fall concert on October 25, 2017 at 7PM in the Gym.

The application for Project Lead The Way (PLTW) has opened for 2nd semester for 6th grade students. Get your application complete, there is a limited number of seats available. Click on the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfO8UnKqPivS1xbauFpCEukOEnQK4y10YjDRrrpT1AdPQ3jjQ/viewform

All parents are encouraged to participate in the The Georgia Parent Survey . The data is used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The survey link can be found on our ECMS website as well as the PTSA website. You may also click here for the link: http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents. You may take the survey on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. There are computers for your use in our Parent Resource Room at East Cobb if needed. Your participation is appreciated.

Also, the Title 1 Parent Input link for School Improvement is also on the ECMS website. You may click here for the link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLWe7vniYD65ApBu7yaXmnwNUQUs5RjZLTjBUTVRON0Q0TTlIQUxOTlJISC4u. Your feedback is important and appreciated.

Our campus officer, Officer Hicks has asked that parents please drop students off in the lower parking lot prior to 8:15 especially.