August 28 – September 1

It is unbelievable that we have been in school a month already.  This year is flying by, and this week is super busy!  Please make sure that you have the following dates marked on your calendar:

Tuesday 8/29- Picture Day.  All children have their photograph taken.  Please send the envelope and your payment with your student if you are buying a package.

Wednesday 8/30 – Early Release. Students are dismissed at  1:30.

Friday 9/1 – Color Battle RESCHEDULED FOR 9/7


AUGUST 21 – 25

This week is filled to the brim with exciting events!  Monday is the Pep Rally for the ColorBattle.  Students received information in their third block class.  If you were not here on Monday, you will receive your information Tuesday.  Wednesday, there is a meeting for students interested in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in the Media Center at 8:15.  This Friday is FCA and Tie Dye Day.


Open House was a big success Monday night.  Thank you to all of the parents who attended.

Tie Dye Day is coming…August 25th!  Wear your grooviest tie dye clothing.  This is a Relay for Life fundraiser.  A dollar donation is appreciated if you participate.

August 7

Mark your calendars.  Intramurals will begin next Monday.  Students must be at school at 8:15 to participate. Students have information stickers for The Cobb Digital Library.  To access the CDL at home, please use the link for either the county website or the Durham home page.

Parents, please read the following the statement regarding the eclipse:

School-Day Extended 45 Minutes on August 21 due to Solar Eclipse


Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017,  the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes. 


The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school dismissal time.  Since student safety is always our first priority so we will delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse.   Subsequently, high schools and middle schools will delay dismissal as well.


Parents are welcome to pick-up their child at the typical dismissal time if needed.


For more information regarding the solar eclipse visit the National Weather Service at

For more information, please go to the Cobb County School District :

August 4, 2017

What an amazing first week!  Thank you to everyone who sent in donations for our classroom.  It is very appreciated.  Make sure you have your calendar marked for  the AUGUST 14th Open House.  I look forward to seeing everyone.  If you want to see what we are doing in class or your student wants to check the blog, remember to click on the link to the Social Studies page.  It is on the top right hand side of the screen.  It looks like it is written on a sticky note.  Have a fun weekend.  Remember, it’s still summertime, so go outside and have a ball!

August 1, 2017

Please remember that classroom donations are accepted at any time!  I appreciate everything that has been sent in already.  Today, students reviewed homeroom expectations.  Students should be in homeroom at 9:10.  This is a time to get ready for the academic day.  We are off to a great start! Remember to bring in your signed forms from the Cobb County folder. I will begin assigning lockers tomorrow.