Colham Ferry Elementary School

Home of the Mustangs!

CFES Fall Festival

Don't forget that Friday night is our annual fall festival!!  Join us for games, prizes, inflatables, a hay ride, a photo booth and dinner at the mustang café!! Presale wristbands are $10 ($15 at the door). See the attached document if you have misplaced yours.


Also, We really need your help to make the night run smoothly. Please visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F044CAEA72FA13-colham2  and volunteer to help out.

Last but not least, we need small prizes to be donated and baked goods wrapped individually for the mustang café. Prizes can be placed on the cafeteria stage by Wednesday afternoon. Baked goods can be dropped off in car rider line or placed on the stage on Friday.

Thanks for all your help!! This year will be great!! See you Friday!!

Click here to pre-order your Fall Festival Wristbands

OCS Speak Up Survey

 As part of an annual national research project, Oconee County Schools will again be participating in the "Speak Up Survey".


"The Speak Up National Research project annually polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school and represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voice on digital learning."

CFES Events and News

OCTOBER

2nd and 3rd—2nd Grade Parent Breakfast at 8:00 am

7th—First Day of Mustang Trotters

9th—End of First 9 Weeks

10th—Teacher Workday/Parent Conferences

14th—Garden Earth and Partner in Ed Night at CiCi's Pizza!

16th—Fall Picture Retakes

17th—3rd Grade Parent Breakfast at 8:00 am

24th—CFES Fall Festival!!

27th--Skate Night from 5:30-7:30 Wear your Halloween costume! 

31st—4th Grade Parent Breakfast 8:00 am

21st Century Learners

 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. 

1.       http://www.typingclub.com/

2.       http://www.learninggam...mes.html

3.       http://www.bbc.co.uk/s.../typing/

4.       http://www.humbleisd.n...ge/26888

5.       http://www.goodtyping....ault.htm  (Free, but must register) 

CFES Teacher of the Year

 

 CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Phyllis Hunt

CFES Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

Science Olympiad

Watch our 2013-2014 CFES Science Olympiad team yearly wrap up! 

 

Mustang Pride

Click here to read our Mustang Pride Fyler

Colham Ferry Elementary School

CFES Mission Statement

 Motto:

Care for Every Student

Foster Learning for Life

Educate for Success

Strengthen Character 

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.

 

PIE--Partners in Education

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

Zaxby's

Tuesday Oct. 14th

CiCi's Pizza

Tuesday Nov. 18th

Stevi B's Pizza

Tuesday Jan. 13th

Stevi B’s Pizza

Tuesday March 10

CiCi’s Pizza

Monday April 13th

Zaxby’s

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

 

CFES Title I Reward School

CFES School Council

CFES School Council Upcoming Meetings 2014-2015

August 13, 2014

November 12, 2014

February 18, 2015

May 6, 2015

Meeting Minutes 2013-14

Minutes from May 7, 2014 School Council Meeting

Minutes from School Council Minutes February 19th

Minutes from November 6th School Council Minutes

Minutes from August 14th School Council Meeting

Minutes from May 8th School Council Meeting

**Documents from May 8th Meeting:

CCPRI County Overview

OCS BOE Budget 2013-2014

CFES MAP Scores 2012-2013

PTO Dates 2014-15

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

April 30: PTO Meeting & Performance at 6:30 PM

May 5: PTO Teacher Appreciation Lunch

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CFES Info

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Oconee Area Resource Council  - Mentor Program
Request Form
Parent Information and Consent Form

Oconee County Parent Grading Guides

Oconee County Student Behavior Code

Volunteer

 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 Twitter Feed

PTO Information

PTO 2014-15 is excited for a new year!

PTO 2014-15 Officers and Chairs 

2014-15 PTO Membership Form

CFES Extracurricular Activities 2014-2015

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

·         Square Dance- Kindergarten-2nd Grade- One Day Event

·         Snow Ball Dance- 3rd-5th Grade- One Day Event

·         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

Mustang News

 Parents Newsletters

CFES Garden

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!

 

Weather

Latest Watkinsville, Georgia, weather conditions and forecast

Motivated Mustang Program

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:

PBIS

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

Oconee County eBoard Communication Tool

Wee Read

 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! 

Wee Read Registration Form 

Wee Read Registration Form Spanish