Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

Yesterday Ms. Brizzi and Ms. Cota-Hobbs from West Cobb Regional Library visited Ford. They played some fun activities with students and talked about the Summer Reading Program. To learn more about Cobb County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, visit

For summer reading lists and other resources for Cobb County students visit


Interactive Flat Panel

CCSD’s Technology Services provided our learning commons with a SimplicityTouch interactive flat panel. It has a 70-inch display with built-in audio. Last Thursday I attended a training session at Hendricks Elementary School, and our flat panel was delivered Tuesday.  I’ve already started using our SimplicityTouch during lessons. This interactive flat panel is a great addition to our learning commons.

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.