May 15

Cobb County Public Library: Summer READING Adventure 2020


Dear Parent/Guardian:
The Cobb County School District Library Media Education Department is partnering again with Cobb
and Smyrna Public Libraries for our Summer Reading Adventure 2020. We challenge all students to
read 20 minutes each day for a total of 20 hours this summer using a fresh, new program: Beanstack!
Reading throughout the summer for at least 20 minutes a day helps students maintain learning gains
made in school and starts the upcoming new school year off right.


The 2020 Summer Reading Adventure begins June 1st! Sign up at
and read 20 minutes a day for a total of 20 hours this summer.

These resources can help:
CCSD Library Media Education: Visit for reading resources,
ebooks, reading suggestions, and links to learning resources, such as Cobb Digital Library.

Cobb and Smyrna Public Libraries: Visit to sign up for
the Summer Reading Adventure, where students can log summer reading activities and
minutes using Beanstack. City of Smyrna residents may also participate through the City of
Smyrna Public Library.

Beanstack: Students use Beanstack to log minutes, earn badges, and win prizes! Sign up for
the Summer Reading Adventure in Beanstack at Beanstack
is available online and as a free app.

Sora: Cobb students can read ebooks and e-audiobooks all summer long with Sora. With
hundreds of great titles, you’ll have plenty to choose from! Additionally, the “Sweet Reads”
collection makes it easy to read the same books with friends. Visit or download
the free app on your device.

Keep reading and have a great summer!

May 15

4th Grade Finale…Enjoy Your Summer!!

Congratulations on completing fourth grade!  This will always be the year that we made history. We should be proud of our determination and efforts, because we proved that no obstacle will stop us from success.

Now it’s time to Slide into Summer!  We strongly recommend that you continue learning this summer.  Here are some summer challenges:       

  1. Read a minimum of 3-4 books this summer and practice your reading strategies. Continue with your class ReadWorks, ReadTheory, or Scholastic for reading comprehension practice.
  2. Make sure that you know all your multiplication and division facts before you enter 5th Play DreamBox.  Practice calculations and problem solving.
  3. Write narrative, opinion, and informational essays.
  4. You will have access to Clever all summer, so continue to use this resource.

Of course, summer is a time to relax and have fun too.  Here are just a few ideas your family can do this summer:

  1. Make an ABC booklet about what you did this summer:

Think about all that you will accomplish over the summer and make a book about it.  First, you will need to make a plan: ABC Planning Page.  Use this attached organizer to start planning out the details for each letter of the alphabet. For this ABC book you can decide to do one out of paper or make a digital option using PowerPoint or Adobe Spark!  The options are endless and we cannot wait to see what you created!

  1. Make a DIY slip & slide:
  2. Make frozen yogurt popsicles:

  1. Rainy Day Activities:

Possibilities are endless!  Enjoy your summer!

May 11

Class Slideshow & Other News…

Class Photos

Hello Parents and Students,

Click on the “Class Photos” link above to download the slideshow.  We worked hard and learned so much in 4th grade! I’ve included some of the highlights from our year together. I hope you enjoy looking back on the good times we shared as a class!!

This is our last full week of Digital Learning; work has been posted on the 4th Grade Blog (and emailed to you). We will have our “Farewell Zoom” on Thursday at 10:00 am. Ms. Stanley will have her final Zoom Read Aloud on Thursday at 11 am. I will send out the information for these Zoom meetings on Remind.

17 Awesome Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year ...

For the last 3 days of school (May 18th-20th), feel free to read a good book and complete activities on Dreambox. Clever will be up and running throughout the summer for you to access educational activities.

End of Year Report Cards:  Parents MUST use ParentVue (Synergy) to view the digital copy of the report cards (the same platform that you used to view grades all year). No hard copies will be printed as of this moment.  😊  Please email our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Sandra Alford, if you need your access code to ParentVue (Synergy).  You will need to send her a copy of your driver’s license when you contact her, so that she can immediately send you the access code.

Semkeville » Blog Archive » Thank You For An Unforgettable Year!


Mrs. Rutherford


May 3

Procedures for Pick Up of Student Belongings

Paoli Public Schools

Dear Parents and Students,

Due to the lifting of shelter-in-place, teachers will be able to go in their classrooms intermittently to gather students materials to be distributed. Everything in your child’s desk will be bagged, labeled, and placed in alphabetical order for pick-up. Unfortunately, I do not have time to clean out the unnecessary materials.

We will need to cancel our Monday Zoom meetings. I will be at school during that time to gather student materials (this week and next week).

I will send out more information as I receive it.

May 4-15th Library book drop off. A Library box will be out front of the main entrance Monday- Thursday from 9-12pm. Parents can drop off library books daily.

May 18th -19th

Parents will drive into the bus port for pickup at designated times. Pick up Stations will be spread out and marked under the Canopy. No one will be allowed out of their cars or into the building

Pick up for Student Belongings at Station 1.   Student Medicine Pick up at Station 2. Library book drop off at Station 3.  Yearbook pick up at Station 4.

Monday May 18th                                 Tues May 19th

9-10am- Last name A-F                           9-10am- Last name Q-U

10-11am-Last name G-K                         10-11am- Last name V-Z

11-12pm Last name L-P                          11-12pm- Final Pick up , Yearbook Sales,