Ford Elementary School Foundation’s Big Head Race

The Ford Foundation Annual Campaign funds supplies for the STEM lab, project-based learning projects, teacher grants, and new technology for the Learning Commons. Classes raced to the finish line to see who could collect the most money for Ford. Due to the support and generosity of Ford families and our community, Ford raised over $35,000! Since our school goal was met, students were treated to an Extreme Recess which included inflatables, bounce houses, and an obstacle course. Ford’s staff appreciates the donations which keep Ford moving forward.

Diane Z. Shore

Children’s author Diane Z. Shore visited Ford Elementary on Friday, October 28th. Ms. Shore talked about her journey as an author and the writing process. Cobb EMC and Gas South sponsored Ms. Shore’s visit as part of their 7th Annual Literacy Week.
Students in grades 1-5 enjoyed Ms. Shore’s visit.image

Pictured: Diane Z. Shore (left) and Mrs. Trammell (right)

National Novel Writing Club for Young Writers in Grades 3-5

Beginning in October, West Cobb Regional Library will have a National Novel Writing Club or NaNoWriMo program for students in grades 3-5. Participants must register and commit to attend each of the 12 sessions. Space is limited. Register by telephone (770-528-4699) or email April Cota-Hobbs: [email protected]. Flyer

Office 365 Resources

Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate, edit, share, and store your schoolwork. It’s available for FREE to students who are currently attending a Cobb school. Click here to learn more about Office 365.

Parental Consent Process Videos

Click Here for the CCSD Office 365 Parent/Student Support Page. This page includes videos on the two ways in which parental consent can be provided. Consent via Email   {Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD}Consent via Synergy ParentVUE     {Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVue}
Email Jane Swanson, if you did not receive an email about Office 365 for Students.

Great Start

We are off to a great start in our learning commons. Our students have completed orientation, and they have been utilizing the learning commons for collaborative projects and research. They enjoy using our new furniture and technology. Our parents made this transition to a learning commons possible. We are grateful to the Ford Foundation and PTSA for their support.

So far our summer readers have logged 81,176 minutes in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! I am proud of our students!

Our learning commons has a Twitter account. Follow us @MustangsLC.