Ident-A-Kid is coming!

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Ident-A-Kid Services of America is coming to Nickajack Elementary for a safety event on Friday, August 17. We are partnering with Ident-A-Kid to offer ID cards for our students. The IDs contain your child’s photograph, fingerprint, parent contact information, and other vital information on them. They are used in times of emergency and in times when you need to show ID.  


Be prepared & order your child’s Ident-A-Kid card now!  


The Ident-A-Kid program provides parents with an identification card that has your child’s photograph, fingerprint and vital information on it. The Ident-A-Kid card provides parents and law enforcement officials with crucial information should your child become lost or missing. Parents keep the card with them at all times and, in an emergency, can provide it to law enforcement for immediate response. In addition, the United States Government’s Social Security Administration recognizes the Ident-A-Kid Card. It also may be used as identification for travel, sports teams, extra-curricular activities, and more. Look for information coming home in your child’s backpack soon! To learn more about the program, visit To order your ID cards, please visit 




Stay Informed

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Welcome back to a new school year! Please sign up to receive text messages from the teacher. These texts will be messages to which you are not able to respond, but they will keep you informed.

Text @ccee89 to 81010 to receive my messages. Thank you and I look forward to working with you and your children.

The Library Pass program

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The Library Pass program is up and running!!  The Library Pass program is a partnership between the Cobb County Public Library and Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools to provide students access to the public library’s collection using their student ID number as their library card!  This is for all K-12 students in CCSD and Marietta City Schools, amazing!


All of our students now have a Library Pass which means they can access the public libraries print books, ebooks, audiobooks AND database collections!   Students may access the site at school and at home.  We have a link in our Cobb Digital Library (Mackinvia) – Cobb County Public Library System – under databases.  Students will use the following credentials to log into the public library website:





                                         Library card #:  Student ID number

                                         Pin:                4 digit birthday (mm/dd)


Once they open the database, it opens to the Library Pass Homepage.  Click Elementary School and then click on the colorful subject area boxes – yellow, orange or blue (they all take them to the same page).  From this page they can access:

  • print collection (Library Catalog)
  • Ebooks (Overdrive)
  • Databases


Once they have selected a resource they will get a pop up to log in or they may have to look for a Login button on the page.  This is not the ideal situation and can be frustrating for some.  Library Media Specialists are continuing to work with CCPLS to work through issues and make improvements to the process.

Toasty Toes Sock Drive

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Nickajack will be collecting socks for children in need from January 8, 2018 – January 12, 2018. Warm socks are one item that many children living in shelters go without. Please donate new or gently used clean socks during our sock drive so we can warm the toes and hearts of others. Thank you.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

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Once again Nickajack students  will have an opportunity to earn a free ticket to Six Flags by reading for 6 hours. The Read to Succeed program encourages students in grades K-6 to read for fun – outside of normal schoolwork. Students will earn a free ticket by completing 6 hours of recreational reading. They may read anything – books, magazines, newspapers, etc. – not associated with schoolwork, no textbooks for example.

The program will start this week and run through Tuesday February 27th. Each child will receive a copy of the parent letter and student reading log.   I’ve also included links to the parent letter and the student reading log that your child will receive today, just in case.

Please encourage your child to participate in this program.  It’s a great way to earn a FREE Six Flags ticket.  Who doesn’t like free?  Happy reading!




Safety Village

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Happy New Year to you all! I hope that 2018 has been treating you kindly so far. I just wanted to share information with you about our upcoming trip to the Cobb County Safety Village. All 4th grade classes will be visited by Cobb county firefighters on Tuesday January 30, 2018. During this visit students will receive a workbook that they will complete, with your assistance, and loads of information about safety. The following Tuesday on February 6, 2018, we will visit the Cobb County Safety Village to learn more about safety and put the lessons into practice in an interesting and interactive way. There is no cost for this field trip and students will receive two permission slips. One slip is for permission to attend the trip and the other is for permission to participate in the various activities the firefighters have planned for the students. Please complete and return both permission slips as soon as possible. You can find out more about the safety village by clicking on the link below.

Cobb County Safety Village

Nickajack Online Book Fair

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The Nickajack Learning Commons and Nickajack PTA are hosting the Jack’s first online book fair! Our partner, Children’s Bookstore, has over 200,000 titles available! The incredible selection of books, from baby board books to young adult, includes all genres of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and books in a series.  Shopping on the site is easy – shop award winning books, books by reading level, books in a series, bargain books, and Best of books.


The fair is open 24/7 and will run until midnight December 15th.  All books are shipped directly to the customer.  Our school will earn 30% of every book purchased – proceeds will benefit our Nickajack Learning Commons and Nickajack PTA.


If you are interested in creating a wishlist to add items to your classroom libraries send me an email and I will create a login for you.  Once you log in you will be able to add titles and the number of books you want.  When friends and families visit our page they will see the list of teachers that have created a wishlist and can use that to shop for your items.  As purchases are made, the items are removed from your list.



When:     December 1st – December 15th


Unique code for checkout:   nesBraves2017


Thank you for supporting our book fairs!

Tellus Museum

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Thank you to you all for supporting our trip to the Tellus Museum. I want to especially thank our two chaperones, Ms. Outlaw and Ms. Stanfield. The children really enjoyed themselves as they learned about light. Enjoy the pictures of our children at work.



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We have started division and many of the children are off to a very good start. We are using a strategy called Multiplying Up. This strategy requires the students to use multiplication facts to find quotients. This strategy is simpler with a healthy mastery of multiplication tables. Watch the video below to get step by step directions on using Multiplying Up to divide.

Nickajack Book Fair

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The fair will begin on  Monday, 11/13 at 8:30 a.m.  The fair will be open throughout the school day and select hours after school – see schedule below – it will not be open before school (7:15-7:50).


Monday        8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Tuesday       8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Wednesday 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Thursday     8:30a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Friday          8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Gift Certificates for teachers will be on sale in the Learning Commons until next Wednesday.  Students with money to purchase a certificate may be sent to the Learning Commons and we will deliver the gift certificate to you – we will not send it with the students.  We will accept cash or a check.

Students who have a large amount of coins will need to count their money, place in an envelope and put the amount on the front of the envelope.  We will not count for them and we will not accept handfuls/bags of coins for payment.