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Post 6 Forum - Cobb County Board of Education
Candidates: Kevin Nicholas & Scott Sweeney
Monday, April 21, 2014 6-7:30p
Sope Creek Elementary School 3320 Paper Mill Road, 30067
Collaboratively Hosted by the Sope Creek Elementary School Council, Sope Creek Elementary PTA, and Sope Creek Elementary Foundation
Our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering a Parent's Night Out for Sope Creek students. 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to Sope Creek! The event will be on Friday, May 2nd from 6-9:30 pm at MMA's Lower Roswell location. Students will play exciting Super Hero themed games, eat pizza, and can even come dressed as their favorite Super Hero. MMA will donate all of the fees back to Sope Creek and the cost is only $20 for the 1st family member, $10 for the second, and $5 for the third or more. All Sope Creek students are invited to join in the fun!
The Federal government is in the process of changing the wellness policy requirements for schools. This policy will affect food items sold in the cafeteria and items allowed to be sold during school hours for fund-raising purposes. Changes take effect on July 1, 2014. The document outlining The Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is available at the following link:
On Thursday, April 10, representatives from East Cobb and Dickerson Middle Schools will come to discuss middle school and the transition from elementary school. This is an excellent program for parents with rising 6th graders and also for parents that just want to know more about middle school. Please bring any questions you may have to ask these representatives. The meeting will be from 11:00-noon in the Leadership Lodge.
All Cobb County schools will operate on an early release schedule on the final two days of the school year -- Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 21. Dismissal times for each academic level are as follows:
High Schools: 11:30 a.m.
Elementary Schools: 12:30 p.m. (After-School Programs begin immediately after dismissal)
Middle Schools: 1:30 p.m.
Buses will begin their normal routes at the early dismissal times for each level.
Recently, we have had a few close calls that have involved our precious students. Our safety procedures only work when our families follow them! Please always remember that a tardy is much better than a child being injured! Please follow these rules, put in place to assure the safety of our students:
Never drop students off on ANY road, including Old Paper Mill, Paper Mill, and Shadowlawn.
Do NOT drop students off in our bus parking lot. Our bus drivers are exceptionally careful, but they are not expecting to see any pedestrians in that area.
Always drive slowly through the parking lot, paying special attention to students and staff pedestrians. Our expectation is that you will not be using your cell phone.
Always pull forward to the white line, rain or shine. This allows us to unload the maximum number of cars.
Do not exit your car. If you need to assist your child, you need to park in a designated spot and escort them into the building.
Even on rainy days, the tardy bell rings at 7:50. Please consider using the buses, which are never considered tardy.
Please remember that the area in front of our lobby is a Fire Lane. Parking is never permitted. In the past, tickets have been issued for cars parked there.
We have requested support from Campus Police in order to keep our students, staff, and families safe. Please follow all traffic rules.
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