Monday, February 18, 2013

Gimme 5

Dear Parents,

Once again, our school is participating in the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation! The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all our schools, staff & students in the Cobb County School District.  

What does the Cobb Schools Foundation do?

The Foundation …
  • provides grants to our teachers. 
  • funds ASP Scholarships for our students in need at Addison
  • supports the Addison Foundation by managing their fund and providing resources and training throughout the year. (optional if your school has a foundation)
  • sponsors the Classified Employees of the Year Luncheon.
  • sponsors the Volunteer of the Year Luncheon. 
  • sponsors college scholarships for our High Schools.
  • So much more!

“Will any money I donate stay at Addison Elementary School?” YES!!!

* If our school reaches $250 of donations, 20% will be given directly back to Addison!
* If our school reaches $750 in donations, 50% will be given directly back to Addison!

This year, the proceeds we raise at our school will benefit
  • Our students as our goal is to increase the number of new technology devices like i-pads at Addison

The Leader In Me

This year the teachers at Addison are studying The Leader In Me. We have had training in the 7 Habits and have started to introduce the students to some of what we have been studying. In our class we now have greeters whose job it is each morning to shake their fellow classmates hand and say good morning. We have also developed our class mission statement. This was written by the students after many discussions about what we want our class room to look and feel like. We are learning some of the 7 Habits for Happy Kids  vocabulary and how to apply it in our lives. We have also begun to have class meetings. In the meeting we give compliments and problem solve. The students look forward to these meeting each week.


Splost 4 Education

A referendum to extend the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax five years will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2013.   Advance Voting runs February 25 - March 15, 2013. Below I am providing a link, with helpful information, about how the funds can help our school and surrounding schools. Please go out and Vote!

Planned improvements  for Addison:

HVAC System Replacement
Playground Replacement
Building repainted, flooring replaced, blinds on windows replaced
Intercom phone system
Bathroom Modifications as Needed
Replace carpeting in gymnasium Play Area to Sport Court
Technology Upgrades