The following documents are part of the 2014-15 Oconee County School's Student Behavior Code
The PTO of Colham Ferry Elementary School is excited to announce our 2014 fall fund-raiser. Our PTO has created the one and only Colham Ferry Gold Card. The Gold Card is an exclusive discount card that will support our school as well as local businesses. This card will provide valuable discounts for local dining and services for 20 businesses for an entire year! These businesses include Your Pie, Brett’s, Barberitos, Dominick’s, Zaxby’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, New Balance, Simply Southern, Mellow Mushroom, Costa’s, Peddler’s Wagon, Subway, Chops & Hops, La Parilla, Tires Plus, Rizo’s, A Child’s Closet, KiKi’s Bakeshop, Bulldog Sporting Goods and Oconee Nail Spa.
Our Gold Card will sell for $20 each and CFES will keep 100% of the profit! The money raised this year will once again help fund grade-level field trips for over 500 students. The PTO will also purchase iPads for student use in our newly remodeled library. Any additional funds will be used to support literacy programs in our school.
Click here for a Gold Card Participation Letter
If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Elder at email@example.com or Kelly Tyre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember.... CFES LOVES GOLD!!!
6th--First Day of School
15th--PTO Fundraiser begins
22nd--Volunteer Orientation 8:00 am in the Media Center
25th-29th--Fall Book Fair
26th--Open House 6:30-7:30 (Session 1 6:30-6:55/ Session 2 7:00-7:30)
1st--LABOR DAY NO SCHOOL
4th and 5th--Kindergarten Parent Breakfast at 8:00 am
18th--Fall Picture Day
19th--PTO Meeting and BINGO night at 6:30 pm EIP Meeting at 5:30 pm
25th and 26th--First Grade Parent Breakfast 8:00 am
3rd Annual CFES Summer Writing Challenge
CFES Parents and students,
We would like to challenge our CFES students to write over the summer. Last year we had over 35 students participate in this summer activity. We are asking students to use the topics below to create a writing journal that will be given to Mr. Carter in August. We encourage all CFES students to participate in this summer activity. Make sure you use the writing process (Pre-Writing, Drafting, Responding, Revising, Editing, and Publish) to produce a well-written piece. During the first few weeks of school, next fall, there will be a prize awarded for four or more completed writings. The students that complete all six writings will be judged and the winner will become the CFES Principal for the day. Good luck CFES Authors!! Have a great summer!!!!
1. I shot out of bed in a panic. The alarm clock didn’t go off and I was an hour late for the most important day of my life…
2. Describe for a new student to CFES why writing in math is so important. How do math journals help students learn?
3. Write a poem about your favorite person or animal.
4. Pretend there is no such thing as television, internet, or video games. What will you do with your time during the summer?
5. Some characters on TV or in movies are good role models, while others are not. Write about someone on TV or in movies who you would consider a good role model and why.
6. You are taking a trip by yourself for a week. Write a letter to your mom and dad.
Watch our 2013-2014 CFES Science Olympiad team yearly wrap up!
Click here to read our Mustang Pride Fyler
CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Matthew Lawing
CFES Teacher of the Year 2013-2014
Matthew Lawing is originally from North Carolina where he attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received a Bachelors of Music Education with a concentration in voice. He taught middle school chorus for one year in Winston-Salem, NC before moving to Georgia for his wife, Sarah, to attend graduate school at UGA. This is his seventh year teaching music at CFES and he has loved every minute of it. He and his wife live in Jefferson with their daughters Collette and Tabitha.
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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.
Volunteers who spend extended, independent time with students in schools are now required to review training materials provided by the Georgia Department of Education and complete a volunteer information form. Such individuals should click here to access the materials and the form, and return the completed form to the appropriate school principal.
Thank you for your support of our Partner in Education Spirit Nights!
And a big thank you to all of our Partners in Education as well! Thank you for your support of our school!!
CFES Partners in Education
ABC Printing Inc Athens First Bank
Dennis Luckey Salon Chamber of Commerce
First American Bank Keba Spitfire Grill
Trippy Tumblin Barberitos
American Pest Control Jittery Joe’s
Kumquat Mae AFLAC-HD Border Agency
Dickey’s BBQ Krimson Kafe
Oconee Well Drillers Environmental Site Management
Acura of Athens 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
Bar G Horse and Cattle Supply Chuck E. Cheese
Jimmy’s Lawn Care Zaxby’s
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 May 8th School Council Meeting
**Documents from May 8th Meeting:
PTO Dates 2014-15
Gold Card Fundraiser Aug. 15-Sept. 5
Book Fair Aug. 25-29
PTO Meeting/ Bingo Night Sept. 19 @6:30pm
Fall Festival Oct. 24
PTO Meeting/ Mustang Chorale Nov. 13@ 6:30pm
Santa Shop Dec. 17-19
Bingo Night Jan. 30 @6:30
Book Fair Feb. 9-13
Mustang Gallop March 20
PTO Teacher Appreciation Lunch May 5
CFES Extracurricular Activities 2013-2014
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
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