House Bill 251 and Senate Bill 10 Student Transfer Request Information Released
HB 251 (Public School Choice) and SB 10 (Georgia Special Needs Student Scholarship) Information regarding HB 251 and SB 10 will be posted on the Oconee County Schools website starting Monday, May 4th. If you are interested in applying for a transfer within the school system, you are encouraged to read the information and complete the application. Completed requests for transfers must be submitted to the Office of Student Services between May 4-15, 2015. Please do not return the applications to the schools. Questions regarding HB 251 should be directed to the Office of Student Services at 706-769-5130 (x2208). Questions regarding SB 10 should be directed to the Special Education Department 706-769-5130 (x1214). Application for HB 251 or SB 10 will not be accepted after the close of business (4:00 pm) on Friday, May 15, 2015.
CFES is so proud to announce our Science Olympiad team received 2nd place Regional Winner!! There were 22 teams and tough competition!
CONGRATULATIONS! Good Luck at State!
May 5th —Kindergarten Orientation at 8:00 in the Media Center
May 6th —School Council Meeting 7:30 (last one of the year)
May 7th—Partner in Ed Breakfast and PTO meeting and performance at 6:30
May 8th—Literature Day
May 114th—STEP UP day
May 19th—5th Grade Graduation at 9:00
May 20th—Field Day and last day of school!
May 21st and 22nd—Post Planning Days
Camp Invention is coming to Colham Ferry Elementary School July 20 - 24, 2015 from 8:30AM to 3:00PM.
We are very excited to begin our STEAM initiative at CFES with this awesome program. Students will have a fun and educational experience with problem solving using science, technology, engineering, art, and math. There are limited spaces available for this event so sign up today! I have attached specific information related to Camp Invention www.campinvention.org. GO MUSTANGS!!!
Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Boys and girls spend time “greening up” a polluted city’s infrastructure, discovering how to survive living on an alien planet and taking apart electronics to assemble something one-of-a-kind. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. Discounts are available and spaces are limited, so secure your spot soon.
As 21st century learners, it is critical for our students to be proficient in using technology to research, organize and communicate information. For our third, fourth and fifth graders keyboarding skills are increasingly important, as the new Georgia Milestones Test will require them to complete extended written responses in addition to the traditional multiple choice items.
In addition to opportunities to use keyboarding for constructed responses, projects, and writing tasks during the school day, we are asking for your help with keyboarding practice at home.
5. http://www.goodtyping....ault.htm (Free, but must register)
CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Phyllis Hunt
CFES Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
Click here to read our Mustang Pride Fyler
Care for Every Student
Foster Learning for Life
Educate for Success
Purpose: The purpose of Colham Ferry Elementary School is to provide learning experiences which inspire students to excel in academics, build strong character, and promote citizenship.
Thank you to all of our 2014-15 Partners in Education Supporters! Thank you for your support of our school!! We are excited for a new year!
Partners in Education Nights 2014-15
Monday, Sept. 15th
Tuesday Oct. 14th
Tuesday Nov. 18th
Stevi B's Pizza
Thursday Dec 11th
Tuesday Jan. 13th
Stevi B’s Pizza
Tuesday March 10
Monday April 13th
CFES Partners in Education 2014-15
Davis Signs and Awning Athens First Bank
Dennis Luckey Salon Chamber of Commerce
First American Bank Keba Spitfire Grill
CiCi’s Pizza Barberitos
American Pest Control Jittery Joe’s
Kumquat Mae Krimson Kafe
Oconee Well Drillers Environmental Site Management
Stevie B’s Pizza Oconee Waste Transport Inc
Horace Mann Insurance Johnson/Jones Insurance Services
Oconee Properties Power Building Products
Sam’s Club Sibil’s Helping Hands
Oconee County Extension Service Oconee State Bank
Pet Supplies Plus Publix
Wal-Mart The Vet at Blue Ridge
Northeast Georgia Quality Roofs, LLC Dominick’s Italian Restaurant
Jimmy’s Lawn Care Zaxby’s
Watkinsville Service Center Curbside Services
PTO Dates 2014-15
Aug. 15-Sept. 5: Gold Card Fundraiser
August 25 – 29: Book Fair
August 26: Open House 6:30-7:30
September 19: PTO Meeting & Bingo Night at 6:30 PM
October 24: Fall Festival
November 13: PTO Meeting & Mustang Chorale at 6:30 PM
December 10: Teacher Holiday Luncheon
December 17 – 19: Santa Shop
January 30: PTO Meeting & Bingo Night at 6:30 PM
February 9 – 13: Book Fair
March 20: Mustang Gallop
May 5: PTO Teacher Appreciation Lunch
May 7: PTO Meeting & Performance at 6:30 PM
The following documents are part of the 2014-15 Oconee County School's Student Behavior Code
CFES welcomes parent and grandparent volunteers. Volunteers can be a huge help inside the classroom, as well as around the school.
To become a Volunteer click here for the Oconee County Volunteer Form. The form must be filled out and returned before you may become a school volunteer.
CFES Extracurricular Activities 2014-2015
CFES students and teachers participate in a wide array of extracurricular activities! Here is a list of what students are involved in at CFES!
· Theater Club- 2nd-5th Grade
· Morning Computer Lab- 2-5th Grade
· Mustang Chorale- 4thand 5th Grade-
· Mustang Trotters- 3rd-5th Grade
· Science Olympiad- 3rd-5th Grade
· Garden Earth- 3rd and 5th Grade
· Battle of the Books- 4th and 5th Grade
· Perfectly Polished- 5th Grade
· Instructional Extension- 1st-5th Grade- Students with academic needs
We are so excited to start up the CFES Garden again this year! Kindergarten has already begun to plan pumpkins and learned about some of the critters that frequent the garden!
Colham Ferry Elementary School
Motivated students enjoy learning and are successful students!!!
Because we believe that student motivation is so important for school success, this year we have initiated a school-wide Motivated Mustang program. Our goal is to provide instruction, activities and experiences which help students grow in the areas of academics, citizenship and problem solving. The Motivated Mustang program is designed to encourage growth in intrinsic motivation, responsibility and student initiative for students at all grade levels.
During pre-planning, CFES teachers developed a list of attributes which they believe are essential for success in school and in life. The Motivated Mustang program will focus on those attributes through instruction, procedures, and peer collaboration. Lessons will target activities designed to encourage individual responsibility, academic growth, critical thinking, and integration of technology. Students will participate in learning projects, classroom meetings, and individual goal setting activities during the school year to strengthen student motivation.
As teachers developed the list of essential attributes, they also designed a Motivated Mustang visual model. We are sharing this graphic model with students, parents, and the community to help communicate an awareness of our key goals. The model addresses all areas of development and reflects our concern for the whole child.
During the year, we will recognize individual students who exemplify Motivated Mustang characteristics. We encourage you to send ideas and activities which motivate your child.
Motivated Mustang Charteristics Include:
Focused Learner, Critical Thinking, Good listener, Strong Communication Skills, Confident, Technologically Savvy, Write Convincingly, Respectful, Healthy Active Lifestyle, Persistence, Applies Mathematical Fundamentals, Global Perspective, Problem Solver
Click here to access Oconee County's eBoard Communication Tool!
Oconee County Schools and The United Way of Northeast Georgia would like your help in supporting the Wee Read program.
The Wee Read program was started to encourage the practice of reading to young children. Partnered with the Dolly Part Imagination Library, every registered child from birth to age 5 in Oconee County will receive one free, age-appropriate hardback book in the U.S. mail each month. This highly effective program takes advantage of the natural excitement connected with receiving a package in the mail—children are eager to open the brand new book that comes addressed specifically to them. Parents are reminded and motivated to read to their young children when they receive their new book each month. Included in the back flay of each Wee Read book are reading activities endorsed by the United Way for parents to use.
The cost of this program is $25.00. Flyers will be going home in Friday Folders soon. We would love your support of this program and have set a goal for Oconee County to have 2000 participants for this program. Click here for more information!