The Gingerbread Man Hunt

It’s December and that means it’s time for a new month of fun in the Learning Commons.

All month long we are going to be playing a game with our Gingerbread Man! Each day, a clue will be posted outside the Learning Commons. See if you can use the clue to find the hidden Gingerbread Man. If you find him, let Mrs. Allen know and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a book on the 20th!

Happy Hunting!

Book Fair


I’m so excited to announce that our fall Book Fair is in full swing!

We will be open all week next week-October 16th-20th from 7:15-3:30 except for Friday we will close at noon.

You can also shop at our Online Book Fair if you’d rather browse from home!

Please let Mrs. Allen know if you have any questions.

Fall Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair will kick off on October 13th at Movie Night!
The students chose Lego Batman. Come and watch the movie and don’t forget to stop by the Learning Commons to check out the Book Fair!

Summer Reading Program

Thanks for a wonderful year!  It went by so fast.  Once again Cobb Schools are partnering up with  Cobb Public library to encourage reading over the summer.  Please visit for some great reading resources.

Here are Pickett’s Mill, we will be having a reading celebration in the fall for all students who read at least 600 minutes by the end of the first week of school.  Students can jot their reading times/dates on a sheet of paper and turn it in to your teacher in the fall OR you can log your minutes on Scholastic’s Summer Reading site at  Students received a sheet of paper with a label attached that had their log in information attached.

Have a great summer and get out there and read!

Sway your audience

Research time is in full swing here at the Mill.  Have you thought about using Sway to make your presentation?  Sway is an easy-to-use storytelling app by Microsoft.  All Cobb County students have the ability to access Microsoft products both here and at school through their student account.  Questions?  Stop in and see me!  For an online tutorial on how to use Sway, check out this YouTube video.

Ebooks are great for summer!

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Make sure to check out the ebooks that we have in Destiny.  We have over 350 books to choose from.  You are even able to read them offline.   In order to read the books, you will need to be logged into Destiny.  If you don’t know you log in, make sure to stop up in the Learning Commons.   To read the books on your device, you will need to download the free app.  Click HERE for more information.

Happy Camper Book Fair

We’re getting ready to have s’more fun with books at our spring Happy Camper book fair!  Come visit us, find some new books to read and help support the school.  As always, we need volunteers so if you’d like to help us out (and get a discount on your book fair purchases) please click HERE to sign up. Hope to see you all there!

Book Fair Dates and Times:

Friday, March 10:  6 pm-7 pm

Monday,  March 13 to Thursday, March 16:  7:15 am-2:30 pm

Friday, March 17:  7:15 am – 12:00 pm