Category Archives: Families

READ FOR THE RECORD IS COMING!

Cobb InTech’s 3rd Annual Read for the Record Skype-a-Thon is Thursday, October 25th!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We will join the CCSD InTech Department as they celebrate Jumpstart’s Read for the Record with a 3rd Annual Skype-a-Thon on October 25, 2018.  Members of the Intech Team will read Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell to highlight the importance of early literacy and celebrate the power of reading.   Everyone around the world will read together! Teachers read with their classrooms, families read with their children, volunteers host special events at their local libraries and community centers, and even entire cities will get involved, with mayors, police officers, sports team mascots, and others dropping into Read for the Record events to help celebrate.  To learn more about Read for the Record, click here. We will be registering as a campus so our school can be counted as a participant.   

Resources for teachers and parents:

https://www.jstart.org/activities-resources-toolkit/

P.A.S.S.

If you are a student currently attending a Cobb County Public School, you already have a Library PASS (Public Library Access for Student Success) account. That means you have access to all of their awesome resources at the public library, including 93 online databases, 18,659 eBooks, 7,270 eAudiobooks, and 430 streaming videos as well as 604,908 physical items in our collection.

How does it work?

Use your student number (it’s the same as your lunch number) and your PIN to check out library materials and access digital resources. Your PIN is your 4 digit birthday using the month and day you were born. For example, if you were born on February 4, your PIN would be 0204.

How does this help you?

Get your homework done faster and easier with your Library PASS. You can access their elementary school databases 24/7! Find great books to read, download, or stream! Or visit any of the Cobb County libraries to use the internet, print, or check out a book to read. We even have a growing collection of apps to download to your mobile device.

What are you waiting for? There is an entire library for you to explore. And you already have a PASS!

USING DIGITAL RESOURCES AT HOME

Many free resources are available through Kincaid Elementary, the Cobb County School District and the Cobb County Public Library. Most notably are Office365 for Students, the Cobb Digital Library at Mackinvia and P.A.S.S., free student accounts at the Cobb County Public Library.

Three pieces of information are key to accessing these resources- your child’s Office365 email address, their student identification number and their date of birth.  All logins and passwords are student specific:

  • Office365 Email Address:
    studentfirstname.studentlastname@students.cobbk12.org
  • Date of birth PIN: twodigitmonth+twodigitdate format (Ex: May 2 would be (0402)
  • Student identification number: Obtain from your student’s teacher, Parentvue or the records clerk in the front office
Website Address Login Password Resources
Office365 for Students https://portal.office.com/ Student O365
Email address
Student ID # Full suite of Office products with free downloads
The Cobb Digital Library at Mackinvia https://cobb.mackinvia.com Student O365
Email address
Student ID # Hundreds of digital resources, ebooks and audiobooks
P.A.S.S Student Account at the Cobb Public Library http://www.cobbcat.org/librarypass Student ID # Date of birth Checkout 5 books per student and access to all of CCPL’s digital resources

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY

Kincaid Elementary participates in the county-supported bring Your Own Device program in grades 3-5.  Here are the policies we follow on campus:

  • Electronic devices may be used in class only with permission of the teacher.
  • Devices will be used for learning purposes only.
  • Students will only access websites and apps that teachers have approved.
  • Students will follow all guidelines in the Internet Acceptable Use Policy for the school system.
  • Students that have not turned in a parent-signed BYOD permission form may not bring devices to school. They also may not use other student’s devices.
  • Devices may not be used at lunch, in the hallways, on the playground, in the bathrooms or on the bus.
  • Students may not share their devices.
  • Any student using their device inappropriately or taking other students’ devices will receive consequences decided by the school administrators, homeroom teacher, and Cobb County School System per the Student Code of Conduct.

Want to know how to connect when you are on campus?
Go to the CCSD Wireless page available on the Intranet (to system staff only).

SUMMER READING HAS ENDED!

As of Saturday, July 28, the Kincaid Summer Reading Challenge has ended!  We will be rewarding students that participated via the reading log or online at Biblionasium.  All paper logs are due turned into the purple box in the Learning Commons by Friday, August 10.  Late logs will not be accepted as we will only be ordering the exact amount of supplies we need for the rewards.  We posted a list of students that participated in the Biblionasium challenge on the library bulletin board.  They will automatically be included in the reward list and don’t have to do anything else.  We will be giving out rewards before the end of the month.  Great job everyone!

WE NEED BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS FOR FRIDAY!

As of  Tuesday morning, we have no volunteers for Mornings with Moms on Friday. We need 5 helpers!  We would love to have some Dads help, seeing as this is a momma event.

Here is a link to the Sign Up Genius page.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ba9ae23abfa7-kincaid

Please help us support our school PTA and the American Cancer Society.  Also, don’t forget to RSVP for the event, Moms, if you plan on eating with your child.  Please share with all of your Kincaid friends!

 

 

 

 

HOW SHOULD WE SPEND PROFITS?

Would you like to help us spend the book fair profits? Our first and most important goal is to buy beautiful new books for the Lindsey Learning Commons. And you can help! Remember, everything you shop for provides us with a monetary profit that we will use to directly benefit your child!
 
Students, parents and teachers can vote for their favorite author here:
You may have to sign in your Google account to take this survey.
If it doesn’t work, try this same survey on Survey Monkey.
 
The survey will close Friday, March 16 at 12:00 PM. We will share the results on our Facebook page.

Kids Can Purchase With an E-Wallet

What is the Scholastic Book Fair E-Wallet? It’s so cool! It allows a parent to:
-Securely give money to each of your kids to buy books
-Pre-authorize the amount to control kids spending
-Make funds immediately available for use
-Only get charged for what your child purchases
-Use a credit card remotely for payment
-Receive a refund for any monies not spent

On Friday, February 24, the E-wallet goes live. Go to our book fair homepage and click on the Get Started button next to the blue e cent sign.

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/kincaidelementaryschool